Arts & living

  • Arts Fest Sets Fundraiser

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Summer Festival of the Arts’ (SFOA) will have its Artist Showcase Gala fundraiser on Friday, June 5, at the Deck House in Southwest Harbor. Tickets are $35 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, a reprise of George Demas’ (of the former George’s Restaurant) famous spaghetti and salad, dessert and stellar entertainment provided

  • Owl Call

    Blue Hill artist and children’s book illustrator Rebekah Raye is offering a three-week drawing and painting class inspired by the owls and other birds living at Birdsacre starting Saturday, June 6. The series of Saturday classes will be held 10 a.m. to noon on June 6, 13 and 20. The class is among the special

  • Bulbilicious

    Saturday, May 23, is the last chance to take in the 2009 Spring Bulb Tour at the William Stewart estate, WatersEdge, on Sargeant Drive in Northeast Harbor. Gates are open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to “Pathway to Spring” costs $15 per person and is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Photos Document Urban Encounters

    Photos Document Urban Encounters

    BAR HARBOR — Diana Escobedo Lastiri will be showing “Transient Encounters,” an exhibit of photographs taken in South America, at College of the Atlantic’s Blum Gallery from Wednesday, May 27 through Saturday, May 30. At 4:30 p.m., as part of the May 27 opening which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Ms. Lastiri will discuss her book of images and stories from the Mexican town of Juchitán in Oaxaca, “Entre Comadres.” The exhibit and book are part of Ms. Lastiri’s senior project. She graduates in June.

  • Photos Document Urban Encounters

    BAR HARBOR — Diana Escobedo Lastiri will be showing “Transient Encounters,” an exhibit of photographs taken in South America, at College of the Atlantic’s Blum Gallery from Wednesday, May 27 through Saturday, May 30. At 4:30 p.m., as part of the May 27 opening which runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Ms. Lastiri will discuss

  • Village Gardens Sprout in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Gouldsboro residents are offering three locations for “Village Gardens” — one in the village of Corea, another in the village of Prospect Harbor, and a third in South Gouldsboro. Anyone interested in staking a claim to a plot may call Becky O’Keefe at 669-2187; the Levins at 963-7100 or 963-7269; the Johnsons at

  • Book features Best of Bar Harbor

    Book features Best of Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor is the star of the latest release from Down East Books, which is gearing up for the launch of “Best of Bar Harbor,” a new book of photography highlighting the town, on Saturday, June 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sherman’s Books & Stationary.

  • Book features Best of Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor is the star of the latest release from Down East Books, which is gearing up for the launch of “Best of Bar Harbor,” a new book of photography highlighting the town, on Saturday, June 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sherman’s Books & Stationary. The author – best known