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Patrons savor food, casual air at seafood shack

Patrons savor food, casual air at seafood shack

Any seasoned “bug” eater will tell you the only way to eat lobster is “in the rough” — down and…

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Ailing woman rescued from Beehive Mountain

Ailing woman rescued from Beehive Mountain

A 52-year old woman from Maine had to be evacuated off a cliffside trail here by Maine Forest Service helicopter…

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Driverless SUV goes over bank

Driverless SUV goes over bank

A Massachusetts rental car ended up in a drainage bed at the Blue Hill Overlook parking lot atop Cadillac Mountain…

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Former Bar Harbor fire chief passes away

Former Bar Harbor fire chief passes away

Former long-time Fire Chief David Rand passed away Aug. 20 after a long battle with cancer.

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What's new at the Blue Hill Fair?

What's new at the Blue Hill Fair?

This year’s Blue Hill Fair features many new events, including helicopter rides, a horseshoe competition and $1 admission for opening…

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Moore Center lease OK'd

Moore Center lease OK'd

In less than two weeks, the Moore Community Center on State Street will again be filled with the sounds of…

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  • New mainmast stepped, Bowdoin resumes sailing
    New mainmast stepped, Bowdoin resumes sailing

    CASTINE — Less than seven weeks after Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin limped home nursing a mainmast in need of immediate replacement, the U.S. Coast Guard cleared the historic vessel, rigged with a brand new mast, to resume its sailing schedule.

  • Ailing woman rescued from Beehive Mountain
    Ailing woman rescued from Beehive Mountain

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A 52-year old woman from Maine had to be evacuated off a cliffside trail here by Maine Forest Service helicopter Wednesday after experiencing heart problems.

  • Cops get cameras, guns and money

    BAR HARBOR — Several wearable video cameras will be distributed to local police officers under a trial program.

  • Driverless SUV goes over bank
    Driverless SUV goes over bank

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A Massachusetts rental car ended up in a drainage bed at the Blue Hill Overlook parking lot atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park on Sunday morning.

  • Two injured in motorcycle accident on High Street

    ELLSWORTH — Two people riding on a motorcycle were injured, though not badly, Wednesday evening when the driver stopped quickly to avoid a vehicle in front of him.

  • Four injured in Brooksville accident

    BROOKSVILLE — A driver and her two passengers were transported to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries late Wednesday afternoon after their vehicle and a pickup truck collided.

  • Former Bar Harbor fire chief passes away
    Former Bar Harbor fire chief passes away

    BAR HARBOR — Former long-time Fire Chief David Rand passed away Aug. 20 after a long battle with cancer.

  • What's new at the Blue Hill Fair?
    What's new at the Blue Hill Fair?

    BLUE HILL — This year’s Blue Hill Fair features many new events, including helicopter rides, a horseshoe competition and $1 admission for opening day, Thursday, Aug. 28.

  • Castine wrestles with a narrower upper Main Street
    Castine wrestles with a narrower upper Main Street

    CASTINE — What do the “Boomstick” hot dogs served at Rangers Ballpark in Texas and the amount of snow that fell in the Chicago blizzard of 1967 have common? They’re both 2 feet long (or in one case, deep).

  • Plans still alive for Schoodic Eco Lodge

    GOULDSBORO — Plans are alive and well to build an 80-to-100-room eco lodge abutting the former Oceanwood Campground on the Schoodic Peninsula.

  • MDI schools gear up for opening day

    BAR HARBOR — Schools across the Mount Desert Island region will be opening their doors for students in the coming weeks, most on the day after the Labor Day holiday.

  • Moore Center lease OK'd
    Moore Center lease OK'd

    ELLSWORTH — In less than two weeks, the Moore Community Center on State Street will again be filled with the sounds of young children.

  • Global Beverage Warehouse eyes big relocation
    Global Beverage Warehouse eyes big relocation

    ELLSWORTH — Global Beverage Warehouse owner Ryan Bates is preparing to move the business next spring from the corner of Myrick and High streets to the corner of High Street and Beechland Road.

  • Acadia Christian School closes its doors
    Acadia Christian School closes its doors

    TRENTON — Acadia Christian School (ACS) will not open for the coming school year, and a school official said early Wednesday afternoon that the closure is permanent.

  • Over 40 ticketed for speeding in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Driver, watch thy speedometer.

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Sports

  • Fencing club gets to the point
    Fencing club gets to the point

    MOUNT DESERT — One of two Olympic fencing clubs in the state of Maine meets in Northeast Harbor every Tuesday. The Down East School of Fencing (DESF) with coach John Krauss offers child, teen and adult classes.

  • Road race set for August 23

    MOUNT DESERT — The 37th annual 5-mile road race/family fun walk to benefit the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Company is set for Saturday, Aug. 23. Crow Athletics is organizing the event.

  • Let’s go Trojans

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School fall athletic season is underway. Football, boys and girls soccer, cross country, volleyball, golf and cheering began tryouts and practices this week. Sailing for grades 8-12 is a club sport in the fall, a program of the MDI Community Sailing Center.

  • Are you ready for some football?
    Are you ready for some football?

    BAR HARBOR — For players and coaches in the Mount Desert Island High School football program, summer ended and fall began all at once Monday. Football season has officially begun.

  • Tri-this

    GILFORD, NH — Four Mount Desert Island athletes competed in the Timberman Sprint Triathalon Saturday.

  • Schoodic Scramble set for Sept. 13
    Schoodic Scramble set for Sept. 13

    WINTER HARBOR — The 17th annual Schoodic Scramble will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Grindstone Golf Course.

  • NEH road race, walk set

    MOUNT DESERT — The Great Harbor Museum on Main Street in Northeast Harbor will be the finish line of the 37th annual 5-mile road race in support of the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service on Saturday, Aug. 23. Crow Athletics is organizing the event.

  • 20th Echo Lake Swim draws strong turnout
    20th Echo Lake Swim draws strong turnout

    SOMESVILLE — Seventy-four swimmers and 20 volunteers participated in the 20th Annual Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ike’s Point on Echo Lake.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox wins singles, doubles
    Fantastic Mr. Fox wins singles, doubles

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Will Fox, a 17-year-old summer resident here, took his first singles championship Saturday in the 36th annual Claremont Croquet Classic. Fox and his younger brother John won the doubles competition as well, successfully defending their 2013 title.

  • Schaefer Road Race draws record field
    Schaefer Road Race draws record field

    GOULDSBORO — The 13th Annual George Schaefer 5K Road Race and one-mile kids’ Fun Run attracted a record number of runners on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.

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Arts

  • Patrons savor food, casual air at seafood shack
    Patrons savor food, casual air at seafood shack

    SURRY — Any seasoned “bug” eater will tell you the only way to eat lobster is “in the rough” — down and dirty, the juice splattering in every direction when you crack those claws.

  • Portland organist at St. Saviour's
    Portland organist at St. Saviour's

    BAR HARBOR — St Saviour’s Episcopal Parish will present organist Ray Cornils as part of the Summer Organ Series on Friday, Aug. 22, from 12:15-1 p.m.

  • Claremont to host celebrated pianist
    Claremont to host celebrated pianist

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — New York pianist Mira Armij Gill will perform the works of Chopin, Liszt and others in a concert at the historical Claremont Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8:15 p.m.

  • Auto museum to host talk about famed tenor
    Auto museum to host talk about famed tenor

    TREMONT — James Melton, “America’s Favorite Tenor” from the 1920s through the ‘50s will be the subject of a talk at the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m.

  • New work by Deer Isle artists exhibited
    New work by Deer Isle artists exhibited

    DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle Artists Association, an organization of both professional and emerging artists, will host a reception for its new exhibit, “Farrago,” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Bobbi Lane to perform at Waterfront Concerts Aug. 22
    Bobbi Lane to perform at Waterfront Concerts Aug. 22

    ELLSWORTH — Singer-songwriter Bobbi Lane will cap Ellsworth’s free Summer Waterfront Concerts with a performance at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Harbor Park.

  • Kneisel Hall reaches out to local schools
    Kneisel Hall reaches out to local schools

    BLUE HILL — Students in Blue Hill area schools are getting a classical education this fall.

  • Garlic festival helps KidsPeace
    Garlic festival  helps KidsPeace

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The annual harvest of the Maine garlic crop will be celebrated at the 16th Annual MDI Garlic Festival at Smuggler’s Den Campground on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Nicholas and Parlin exhibit
    Nicholas and Parlin exhibit

    BAR HARBOR — The Argosy Gallery will host an exhibition in honor of T. M. Nicholas and Ronal Parlin in the Porcupine Room of the Bar Harbor Inn on Aug. 23 and 24.

  • Rockefeller to sign memoir

    BAR HARBOR — Eileen Rockefeller will sign copies of her recently published memoir, “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself,” at Sherman’s Books and Stationery on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 1-3 p.m. She will read from and sign copies of the memoir at The Naturalist’s Notebook in Seal Harbor the following day, Friday, Aug. 22, from 4-5 p.m.

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Obituaries

  • Richard Elmer
    Richard Elmer

    DES MOINES, IOWA and ELLSWORTH — Aug. 3, 1929, started off warm and a little muggy, but hadn't become the blistering hot summer day that it was destined to be in Aurora, Ill. On this day, Dallas Olson gave birth to a son, Richard Elmer. His proud father, Elmer, was thrilled to add another son to the growing family, which now included “Richie,” as he would be known, and an older brother, Lou. If you believe in horoscopes, baby Richie roared to life in true Leo, the lion, form. He was destined from the beginning to leave his mark. He lived 85 years and two days, and bookended into the middle was an amazing life.

  • Mary Inez (Black) Snow
    Mary Inez (Black) Snow

    PENOBSCOT — Mary Inez (Black) Snow passed away Aug. 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. We lost our Mother, Grammie, GG and Mammie. She was born Oct. 27, 1936, at Castine Community Hospital to Lewis and Iva (Snow) Black. Mary loved the chaos of her family, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Lucy A. (Davis) Sprague
    Lucy A. (Davis) Sprague

    BAR HARBOR — Lucy A. (Davis) Sprague, 82, of Bar Harbor passed away Aug. 16, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. She was born March 14, 1932, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Henry and Verlie (Barrett) Davis.

  • Nathan Preston Hall
    Nathan Preston Hall

    BAR HARBOR — Nathan Preston Hall passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Bar Harbor after a lengthy illness. Nathan was the son of the late Alvin Hall Sr. and Marjorie (Grant) Hall of Milbridge. Nathan was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Steuben.

  • Janice (Gillis) Cleveland
    Janice (Gillis) Cleveland

    BLUE HILL — Janice (Gillis) Cleveland, passed away Aug. 16, 2014, in Blue Hill. She was born Jan. 20, 1926, to Harry Gillis and Nellie (Leach) Gillis in Blue Hill.

  • Charles Bracelen Flood

    RICHMOND, KY. Distinguished novelist and historian Charles Bracelen Flood died on Aug. 15, 2014, at his home in Richmond, Ky., after a brief illness. Born in New York City, Flood won early recognition with his best-selling novel “Love Is a Bridge,” published in 1953, a year after he was graduated from Harvard. A remarkably mature story of the power of love in three lives, it remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks and has been reissued in paperback three times. Acclaimed in dozens of reviews, it won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award.

  • Cassie Adelaide Gould

    BAR HARBOR — Cassie Adelaide Gould, 78, died Aug. 12, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Marshfield, the daughter of Perl M. and Marcia E. (Young) Howie.

  • Frank R. Olund Jr.
    Frank R. Olund Jr.

    BLUE HILL and  WHEATON, MD. — Frank R. Olund Jr., 92, died Aug. 7, 2014, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Worcester, Mass., to Eleanor (Johnson) and Frank Olund.

  • Clarence "Bud" A. McGarr
    Clarence

    NORTHEAST HARBORClarence “Bud” A. McGarr, 82, died Aug. 9, 2014, in Bangor. He was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Bar Harbor, the son of Stuart and Sylvia (Gray) McGarr.

  • Malcolm "Mac" Leroy Carter
    Malcolm

    SULLIVAN — Malcolm “Mac” Leroy Carter, 51, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at his home in Sullivan. He was born Dec. 23, 1962, in Norwich, Conn., the son of Milton and Mary (Griffin) Carter.

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