We know a lot of people love MDI… but what about falling in love on MDI? A Collection Of Contemporary Local Love Stories You Can Listen To The My Desert Island Podcast did a series of interviews with local couples a couple years ago. You can listen to the couples tell the stories in their… Read More


When I first moved here, I joked that everyone seemed to be making jewelry. People on this island are pretty artistic, and a great way to remember your trip (instead of buying a cheesy t-shirt) is to get yourself a nice piece of jewelry. Here are some places you can check out. (I’ve tried to… 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


 Part of the function of this website is to bring attention to what’s going on here in this place and when we can, talk to local movers and shakers about what they are up to. Carrie Jones, a local New York Times bestselling author who happens to live here in Bar HArbor, has just… 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


There seems to be a concept on MDI of ‘August People’ or ‘100 days of August’. Sometimes people just say ‘August’ in an exasperated tone. There may be different ways of putting it but the basic idea is for locals, August is the time when a less pleasant crowd comes to town, and where work… Read More


Can a gift certificate change the world? Maybe, maybe not- but it can make people happy. Here are a few people who have shown that gift certificates can restore your faith in humanity: This cancer patient won an Ugly Lawn Contest A woman who has had stage four cancer for years, and may have to… Read More