Articles by: Melinda Rice

Melinda Rice

Melinda Rice has been a journalist since her teens when she worked on her high school newspaper. She’s worked as a reporter and copy editor at newspapers and magazines, written a travel book and four middle-grade novels and become a Registered Maine Guide.
  • The play’s the thing… New community theater takes a bow

    The play’s the thing… New community theater takes a bow

    Here’s hoping that Alicia Hynes and Daniel Mahler’s “vaulting ambition” works out better for them than Macbeth’s did for him in Shakespeare’s play. They’ve launched a new community theater, the Harborside Shakespeare Company, on Mount Desert Island and have big plans. They’ll start with monthly Shakespeare Open Mic sessions at the Jesup Memorial Library in

  • Film Festival focuses on Wildlife

    Film Festival focuses on Wildlife

    BAR HARBOR — Endangered animals take pride of place on the silver screen when the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival debuts in Maine this month at Reel Pizza Cinerama. The festival is scheduled at Reel Pizza Cinerama on Friday through Monday, May 18 to 21. More than 30 films about conservation, natural history and wildlife will

  • Massive book giveaway set to celebrate World Book Night

    Massive book giveaway set to celebrate World Book Night

    BAR HARBOR — It’s a book look, a page rage, a veritable feast of feeding reading. World Book Night, a massive book giveaway designed to spread a love of reading, is coming to locations across the United States, including Bar Harbor, on Monday, April 23.Sherman’s book store is providing books for one event, and is

  • The Bard takes a Bow

    The Bard takes a Bow

    BAR HARBOR — The Bard will make an appearance in Bar Harbor on Monday, April 23, when actor Tim Mooney brings his one-man show “Lot o’ Shakespeare” to the Higgins-Demas Theater at Mount Desert Island High School. Mr. Mooney describes the hour-long show as “A One-Man Classical-Comical-Tragical-Historical-Pastoral Play.” His performance is scheduled to begin at

  • Worldwide event Distributes free Books

    BAR HARBOR — World Book Night, a massive book giveaway designed to spread a love of reading, is coming to locations across the United States, including Bar Harbor, on Monday, April 23. Sherman’s book store is providing books for one event, and is serving as a coordinator and book drop-off point for several others. “The

  • Worldwide event Distributes free Books

    BAR HARBOR — World Book Night, a massive book giveaway designed to spread a love of reading, is coming to locations across the United States, including Bar Harbor, on Monday, April 23. Sherman’s book store is providing books for one event, and is serving as a coordinator and book drop-off point for several others. “The

  • Dog Gone Celebrates Canine Love

    Dog Gone Celebrates Canine Love

    You’ll never meet Max and Kadjo. But Jim Parrish wants you to know about them just the same. It’s not just the doggie delight of Max, a 110-pound Rottweiler, and Kadjo, a 142-pound Akita, he wants to share – it’s what they brought to him and his wife Sally. “I do feel sorry for people

  • Trojans Defeat Wildcats, Headed to EM Finals

    BANGOR — The top-seeded Mount Desert Island High School boys’ varsity basketball team held on to its undefeated status Wednesday night, defeating the Presque Isle Wildcats 55-49 in the Class B Eastern semifinals at Bangor Auditorium. The Trojans will take a 20-0 record into Saturday’s Eastern Maine championship game against Gardiner. Gardiner, the number-three seed,

  • Where art and science meet

    BAR HARBOR — Science and art are intersecting at College of the Atlantic’s George B. Dorr Museum in a new exhibit, “Biology Through the Lens” that combines biology and a variety of photographic techniques to illuminating effect. “Students are basically blending art and science using photography as a means to communicate some aspect of science,”

  • Big Read goes ‘underground’

    Big Read goes ‘underground’

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — High above the sea – 230 feet to be exact – on Gorham Mountain sits a sea cave, just waiting to be explored. “Maine is not known for its caves, but even in Acadia we have a couple different types – sea caves or the ancient shoreline features,” says Sonya Berger,