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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:13

ImprovAcadia: 15 years of fun

BAR HARBOR - Improvisational comedy is one of the ultimate high-wire acts in the entertainment realm. Watching as a group of quick-thinking, quicker-witted actors strive to generate engaging performances on the fly can be both exhilarating and exhausting when improv is good, it can be very good, but when it’s bad? It’s BAD.

However, when it comes to the work being done by ImprovAcadia, a short-form improv theater just beginning its 15th season at 15 Cottage Street in Bar Harbor, you’ll never have to worry about the latter. This is a group that is inevitably powered by speed and smarts, bringing some of the best improv you’re likely to see anywhere right into our own backyard.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:33

Dirt Cheap' returns with Bar Harbor episode

BAR HARBOR - Last fall, Maine-based filmmaker Chas Bruns set out to shoot an episode of his budget-travel reality series 'Dirt Cheap' in Bar Harbor, only to shift gears and take his crew to Thailand for what turned out to be his series' second episode.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:36

Improv and the honesty of the moment

TJ Jagodowski to perform with Bar Harbor's ImprovAcadia

BAR HARBOR One of the most well-known, well-respected figures in the contemporary improv scene is coming to the area.

Published in Cover Story

BAR HARBOR OnJuly 29 at 6 p.m.,the Abbe Museum will host their signature annual fundraiser at the Bar Harbor Club. The Gathering Gala benefit dinner and auction has become a summer tradition on Mount Desert Island, celebrating the work of the Abbe Museum with a fun evening of food, drink, friendship and philanthropy.

Published in Style

The Museum will reopen on May 1, 2016

BAR HARBOR The Abbe Museum, the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, will be closed until April 30, 2016, while a new core exhibit is designed and installed in the Museum's main gallery. The exhibit, People of the First Light, is the first large-scale permanent exhibit of its kind for the Abbe.

'The exhibit will occupy approximately 2,100 square feet in our downtown Bar Harbor location,' said Abbe President and CEO, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko. 'During the course of the past year and a half in planning for our new strategic plan, numerous community conversations occurred and some of those resulted in identifying specific financial sustainability strategies that influence our exhibit planning efforts. The conversations all pointed to the need for a permanent exhibit.'

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:36

Come sail away

Bar Harbor Ferry offers great destinations for locals and tourists

BAR HARBOR/WINTER HARBOR As the weather warms up and tourists roll in, those of us who frequent the Bangor area sometimes avoid the tourist hot spots due to congestion. And when the tour ships sail into Bar Harbor, it can get crazy but that doesn't mean we shouldn't go. You just have to think outside the downtown.

Published in Cover Story

BAR HARBOR Join College of the Atlantic and Friends of Acadia as they host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA, now its 11th year. The festival focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. 

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 14:48

Dance the World

World-traveling dance instructor holding classes in Maine

BLUE HILL/BAR HARBOR/ROCKLAND Dance has been a form of expression since before humans put pen to paper or chisel to stone. Use to celebrate countless occasions, dance is also a way to express one's self and communicate without words. In March, Jaycee Gossett, who has travelled the world to study various dances will be offering several workshops in Blue Hill and Bar Harbor. On March 8, Gossett will be presenting Yoga Trance Dance at the Emlen Hall in Blue Hill Hall at 6 p.m. On March 9 there is a Hoop the World from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Korrin Dance in Rockland. And on March 10 at the Pleasant Street Pilates studio in Bar Harbor, you can Hoop the World from 1 to 3 p.m. and then Awkaen your Goddess (ladies only) from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:32

TEMPO's Christmas Cheer Concert Series

ELLSWORTH and BAR HARBOR TEMPO, The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians, will sparkle in two performances of the Christmas Cheer Concert - Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth and a reprise concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor. Conducted by Rebecca Edmondson and Ethan Edmondson, these 30 middle school and high school musicians from Central and Downeast Maine, between MDI and traveling as far away as Herman and Benedicta, converge every Saturday morning on stage at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth to blend their music in preparation for performances.

Published in Happenings

BAR HARBOR - College of the Atlantic's Sustainable Food Systems conference is offering a feast for the mind, mouth and eyes. The conference, Food Connections: Reconnecting Hands, Mouth & Mind through Food Systems Education, begins Friday, April 20 with a local-foods reception in the college's Blum Gallery, to celebrate an associated Maine farming photography exhibit, continuing with talks by John Piotti of Maine Farmland Trust, and the executive director of Food First, Eric Holt-Gimnez.

Food Connections treats the entire story of food, moving beyond farm and fork, to packaging, processing, distribution, sales, consumption and waste. The conference, says organizer, Molly Anderson, COA's Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agricultural Systems, will come to grips with what people need to know to transform food systems and how this can best be learned.

Eric Holt-Gimnez's talk is the first keynote of the weekend focusing on food justice, food sovereignty and how these subjects are treated within our schools and colleges. After a Saturday morning welcome by COA President Darron Collins, MacArthur Fellow Gary Nabhan, author and research scientist at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center, will give a talk titled Redesigning Local Food Systems for Land Health, Human Health and Community Economic Health.

Published in Livin'

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