Lifestyle

  • Artist Weaves Tale for Students

    Fiber artist Susan Barrett Merrill spent the whole day March 27 as an artist in residence at the Islesford School. Susan gave a slideshow on fiber history in the morning including a photograph of a 2,500-year-old saddle and rug that is thought to be the oldest example fiber art. Everyone learned about spinning and weaving, and made looms from notebook binders. The younger class made friendship bracelets and the older class made belts with power symbols, similar to those found in cultures throughout the world. Susan plans to return in May to help the students build an earth loom.

  • Artist Weaves Tale for Students

    Fiber artist Susan Barrett Merrill spent the whole day March 27 as an artist in residence at the Islesford School. Susan gave a slideshow on fiber history in the morning including a photograph of a 2,500-year-old saddle and rug that is thought to be the oldest example fiber art. Everyone learned about spinning and weaving,

  • Young students to perform ‘Veggie Tales’

    Kindergarten and first-grade students at Pemetic Elementary School in Southwest Harbor have formed a show choir and are busy practicing for public performances of “Veggie Tales,” a show based on the popular cartoon series. Along with his classroom responsibilities as the school music teacher, Ed Michaud also directs the school bands and middle school show

  • Seussical the Musical: Fine Acting and Accousical

    The three major figures in Western fiction — Hamlet, Sherlock Holmes and The Cat in the Hat — have internal conflict in common. The most complex is The Cat in the Hat, a magical stranger who gets children out of one sort of trouble and into another. There’s a lot going on beneath that red-and-white