Healing traditions are alive and well on and around Mount Desert Island. Whether you also lovingly refer to them as “woo-woo,” or prefer terms like alternative therapies, healing arts, or mystical practices, here is where to find practitioners on MDI. Healing Arts Practitioners Sage Moon Apothecary¬†is an herbal medicine shop owned and operated by Jennifer… 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


This semi-occasional column is written by Nicole Ouellette, a former advice columnist. Here are our local, Maine-related situations this week: Dear Gift MDI, I’m on a non-profit board with a total know it all… who doesn’t know anything. He talks at length at meetings but it’s clear he didn’t read the materials sent out before… Read More


If you’ve been on MDI year round, you may have gotten clever about figuring out ‘what’s open’ but to those of you who haven’t, here is a way you can figure out what’s open (until I become a millionaire and my extra money funds the development of the What’s Open On MDI app): Bar Harbor… Read More


Do you ever feel that our MDI Small Businesses only care about the tourists? Well we’re happy to say you’re wrong. I hear this grumble from time to time and today, whilst sipping my coffee, was no exception. Of course the fact that I’d forgotten my Choco-Latte card was my fault (and yes I could… 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