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Pet Of The Week, Lil Sis, Has A Big Heart She’s Wanting To Share With You
Our "Pet Of The Week" is a sweet puss named Lil Sis. According to SPCA of Hancock County Shelter Manager, Cole, Lil Sis is the unofficial greeter of the group!. "When you visit one of the community cat rooms at the SPCA of Hancock County, you’ll likely be greeted by our sweet Lil Sis."
Oceanarium and Education Center in Bar Harbor Throws Maine Ocean Festival Saturday June 10
If you're like me, you've probably driven by the Oceanarium and Education Center in Bar Harbor on Route 3 and thought I bet that would be a pretty cool place! Well, Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you're invited to the Maine Ocean Festival, at the Oceanarium and Education Center!
Parks & Rec visits potential dog park site
BAR HARBOR — The Parks and Recreation Committee held its latest meeting at the town athletic fields for an in-person review of the site of a proposed dog park and were met with concerns from abutting property owners who said the location is not the right one. The Friends...
Live music coming to Otter Creek
MOUNT DESERT — There will be live music every Thursday night at the Otter Creek Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. starting July 6 and running through the end of August. Derf McKeeton, an Otter Creek resident, will play the guitar and sing a variety of 20th century American music. His repertoire includes rock, country, show tunes, jazz and many of his own compositions.
Small but mighty
While tourists to our region head to Mount Desert Island this summer, I’ll be frequenting less busy trails, many on land trust properties. These small but mighty trails have a lot to offer. They, like other trails across the state, need investment to keep them in good condition and accessible. A bill being considered by the Legislature, the Maine Trails Bond (LD 1156), would help with that.
Helen’s Á la Mode to open in Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - As the weather begins to heat up there’s a new spot in Ellsworth to help folks cool off. Helen’s Á la Mode is an ice cream stand right behind Helen’s Restaurant. It’s a dream that’s been 10 years in the making. And...
Photo club members help each other grow
MOUNT DESERT — “MDI Photo Club has taught me to see in a whole new way,” said club president emeritus and current member Kenn Chandler. His work, along with the work of 21 other club members, will be displayed in the Mellon Room at the Northeast Harbor Library through June. This is the club’s annual show, and many of the pieces will be for sale.
Concert explores work of Black composers, poets
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum and YWCA of Mount Desert Island are hosting American Voice in Poetry and Song III, an exploration of Black composers, including Margaret Bonds and John W. Work III, and poets, including Langston Hughes, in a free concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9.
Keeping cool on a hot day
ELLSWORTH -- Okay, so we looked up the official first day of summer...and results show it's June 21st this year with the summer solstice. But with the temps as high as they were today... People were finding some familiar ways to deal with the heat. Finding a spot in the...
Pet Of The Week: This Beautiful Black Lab Mix Wants To Be Your Bestie!
If you have patience, a calming presence, and confidence with animals, we've got a great fur-buddy just waiting for you to come to check him out. The Hancock County SPCA's "Pet of the Week" is a sweet pup named Mosi. "With big brown eyes, the cutest face, and what looks...
Trenton Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast – June 10
Circle your calendars and save the dates! Here is the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast Schedule for 2023. The 1st one of 2023 is this month on Saturday June 10th! This is the 31st anniversary of the 1st Pancake Breakfast! That's right, these started back in 1992!. The dates...
Bar Harbor sea life museum reopens after 5 year hiatus
The new Oceanarium and Education Center opened on May 17 and will operate through late October.
Friends in Action June 2023 Lunch Menus
Here are the Friends in Action Lunch Menus for June 2023!. The lunches are served at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth across from Knowlton Park. The cost of the lunches are $5.00, which is a dollar increase that went into effect on February 2nd. The lunches are nutritious, delicious,...
Dog park prelim groundwork begins
BAR HARBOR — Members of the Friends of Bar Harbor Dog Park group have begun the preliminary groundwork for the proposed dog park in town but say that the project is still a ways off. If approved and built, the park would be located in the southeast corner of...
It may be harder to get your kids into Maine summer camps this year
(BDN) -- For working families, finding summertime supervision for children and tweens is crucial to holding down jobs and bringing home a paycheck. This means placing children in weekly summer day camps, if not overnight camps. For the organizations that run the programs, however, the number of their available camper slots is limited by the size of their staff. How many elementary and middle schoolers they can take on is determined by how many counselors they can hire.
MDI poets to give reading at Northeast Harbor Library
MOUNT DESERT — The Northeast Harbor Library will host a poetry reading with island poets Karin Spitfire and Weslea Sidon at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. This event will be held in person at the Northeast Harbor Library with a virtual attendance option. Spitfire is the author of “The...
Ellsworth Public Library – Author Talk – Tim and Buzz Caverly June 22nd
The Ellsworth Public Library presents 'An Evening with retired Baxter State Park Director Buzz Caverly, and retired Allagash Supervisor Tim Caverly' on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 6 p.m. Tim and Buzz Caverly will share tales from their book, "Conversations with Tim and Buzz Caverly". Combined, they have served in...
2023 Bar Harbor 4th of July Parade Registration Now Open [PHOTOS]
With Memorial Day in our rear-view mirror, we are barreling towards the 4th of July and it will be here before we know it! July 4th, 2023, is on a Tuesday this year, and many people will be celebrating the Holiday with a 4-day weekend if not longer! Bar Harbor is definitely one of the best places to celebrate!
Bar Harbor exhibit features cartoons for a cause
BAR HARBOR — What do free speech and cartoons have in common? They were both center stage at an event in Bar Harbor last weekend. Cartoonists Rights Network International hosted an opening to an editorial cartoon exhibit at Choco-Latte on May 27. Carl Nelson, a Bar Harbor resident, freelance cartoonist and board member of Cartoonists Rights, organized the event. He and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Joel Pett were in attendance.
Maine campgrounds see crowds for Memorial Day Weekend
HANCOCK COUNTY, Maine (WABI) -The Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and many of those travelers are making it out to campgrounds across the state. The KOA Waterfront Campground on Mount Desert Island and Wild Acadia Camping Resort in Trenton are eager to...
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