Articles by: Staff

Staff

  • Boatload of problems

    Rodman Philbrick’s “The Young Man and the Sea” chosen as book club read SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “The Young Man and the Sea,” award-winning Kittery author Rodman Philbrick’s latest book for ages 9 and up, is Island Readers & Writers’ choice for its Community Book Club’s summer read for people of all ages living and visiting

  • Friends in Action Senior Center reopens

    Friends in Action Senior Center reopens

    “This will be a gradual reopening,” said Executive Director Jo Cooper, pointing to many older people’s caution since COVID-19. “Programs will depend on how comfortable people feel and what they are looking for.”

  • Juneteenth celebration at COA features music, speeches

    Juneteenth celebration at COA features music, speeches

    BAR HARBOR — MDI Racial Equity Working Group and Healthy Acadia hosted an inspirational Juneteenth Celebration Performance on Saturday, June 19. A full recording is available for viewing at https://www.healthyacadia.org/ce-juneteenth. The recording will be available through July 4. Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, commemorates the end of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers announced

  • The next big thing

    More than a few first-time visitors to Bar Harbor have nearly swerved off the road after glimpsing Frenchman Bay out the driver’s side window. A vast expanse of silver blue sea interrupted by the emerald-green mounds of the Porcupine Islands, it is a postcard come to life. Add a tall-masted schooner to the scene, and

  • Eliot Sweet created many things by hand

    Eliot Sweet created many things by hand

    BLUE HILL — In his lifetime (1906-2000), Blue Hill artisan Eliot Sweet’s hands were seldom idle. The late artist/craftsman’s many creations — ranging widely from violins to watercolor paintings — are on view through June in the Blue Hill Public Library’s Britton Gallery as well as the Howard Room glass cases. The latter works will

  • Oyster lease approved

    Farm President Evan Young plans to grow oysters on the sea bottom on parcels south and southeast of the island, leaving a navigational channel in the deeper water. Because Tightrope will be growing these oysters directly on the bottom, there would be no gear involved beside marker buoys. 

  • Hospital’s spring appeal focuses on workforce training initiative

    Hospital’s spring appeal focuses on workforce training initiative

    ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital seeks support to strengthen the health-care team of tomorrow with the launch of its Spring Community Appeal. With a focus on workforce development to ensure quality care for area residents well into the future, the community is invited to help invest in the effort. “Maine Coast Hospital has

  • Seafaring cat focus of storybook series

    Seafaring cat focus of storybook series

    Most cats don’t dream about sailing around the world. Neither did Chowder. But in the 1990s, the feline somewhat reluctantly joined her caregivers, Captain Lee and mate Sheila, on a voyage lasting six years. Their journey covered over 45,000 miles, including foreign lands and remote tropical islands.