In our last post, we shared information about the different transfer and recycling stations available on the island… But you may be wondering about the whole system: Here is great visual from Acadia  Disposal District.  For Non Member Towns they sort, process, and sell on their own (we’re sure Southwest has some form of processing… Read More


Ah the local dump, there’s nothing like it whether you are looking to gather treasures or drop your refuse.   We have three transfer stations here on MDI and Tremont has a recycling area. Bar Harbor is about to start the renovation of their transfer station, so we are including the details for the temporary… Read More


  As the summer season winds down and the nights draw in, our thoughts tend to turn back to home and community, especially reconnecting with our friends and neighbors. And what could be better than meeting and breaking bread with friends old and new? Here’s our guide to Community Suppahs, meals and coffee breaks on… Read More


If you’ve been to MDI, you’re well aware that the scenery alone is enough to awaken your inner muse. If your goal is to create a work of art, MDI is a great place to be (whatever your skill level or preferred medium). For instance, Artwaves in Town Hill is a great place to check… Read More


When I moved to Bar Harbor almost ten years ago, I knew two people. Because of this, I had to grow my network. On this island, we have a mixture of civic organizations (which sort of recognize peoples’ occupations as part of membership) and networking/professional groups that will help you get connected faster and better… Read More


You’ve seen bike, kayak, climbing gear, and other outdoor equipment rentals on MDI, but there may be some things you haven’t thought to rent. Consider this your guide to the not-so-typical items that are available to rent here on Mount Desert Island. Baby Gear Traveling with a baby is tough work. They come with a… Read More


Whenever I unexpectedly find $5, I like to think the universe is telling me to treat myself. Because I live on MDI, I have no shortage of options when it comes to baked goods. The following are my favorite $5 (or less) carbohydrates (with a little help from my friends). (I will say my limit… Read More


If you aren’t quite ready for summer to be over yet, a great way to resist is to eat some ice cream. Here are some ice cream stands we know about and what they have there. CJ’s Big Dipper.  On Main Street in Bar Harbor, CJ’s has a pretty large menu when it comes to… Read More