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As we pull out of the pandemic (ourselves included) some new businesses have emerged! This post we’ll be talking about new businesses outside of Bar Harbor (our last post was about Bar Harbor specifically). In the meantime, we’ve heard from our business owning friends there are both hiring and supply chain issues which means everyone… Read More


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As we pull out of the pandemic (ourselves included) some new businesses have emerged on Mount Desert Island. This post we’ll be talking Bar Harbor and next post will be greater MDI so stay tuned. (You can subscribe via email to get all our updates.) In the meantime, we’ve heard from our local business-owning friends… Read More


Mount Desert Island is a wonderful place to explore the wonders and bounty of nature. With our special mix of mountains, marshes, lakes, ocean, tidal areas, fields, and forests, our island is home to a wide variety of plant species. Just take a walk anywhere on the island and you will encounter a variety of… Read More


One of the best ways to get to know a place is shopping at its local grocery store. They usually have interesting things you don’t have at home, plus you can get supplies for meals or snacks to save a bit of cash while traveling. And whether you’re vacationing or living on Mount Desert Island,… Read More


Little Free Libraries are typically small wooden structures that contain books that people are free to take and bring back or exchange for another book without a library card or other formal registration. Usually there is a person in charge of that specific Little Free Library who maintains it and restocks the books as they… Read More


Winter on Mount Desert Island does not have to mean less exercise or less time outdoors. In fact, for many it can be just the opposite! One of the best outdoor winter activities MDI has to offer is cross-country skiing. If you’ve been wondering ‘Where can I go?’ this post is for you! The Best… Read More


Who doesn’t love a leisurely breakfast? And whether you are actually on Mount Desert Island on vacation or live here and want to treat yourself, brunch is a fun splurge. Because I haven’t seen this information collected anywhere, I thought we’d put together a brunch blog post about options including some useful info (like booze… Read More


  One thing that is well known about Mount Desert Island is its great school system. But we all know learning doesn’t have to stop after formal schooling is over. Participating in continuing education opportunities is a fun way to learn new things, meet new people, and even improve your career prospects. You can learn… Read More


Congratulations, you’ve decided to start (or move) your business to MDI! Are you surprised there isn’t a counseling center, economic development director, or other resource to help you do this?  It’s not at all obvious what to do, which is why I thought I’d write this post with my 11 years experience of business on… Read More