Making Music = Making Community Once upon a time, making music with the people in your community was a common occurrence. Ordinary people were members of the town band, church choir, legion hall chorus, or holiday caroling group. Before we could carry the world’s collection of professionally recorded music in our pockets, we were all… Read More


One thing Mount Desert Island is known for is its strong sense of community. While there is no soup kitchen, there are plenty of community meals open to everyone. You can see a nice slice of life, people of all ages from all kinds of backgrounds, at these events… and get some great food. Here… Read More


Winter’s a great time for all of us to catch up on our reading (what’s better than getting cozy with a good book?). Thankfully, we have a few bookstores to check out, right here on MDI: Sherman’s 6 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Known for: A bookstore with more, Sherman’s is also part gift… 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


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


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