Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Welcome to the Chamber!

Welcome to the Chamber!

Please join us in welcoming Peter Trout's Tavern and Inn to the Chamber!

Located on the beautiful coast in Manset, Peter Trout's Tavern and Inn offers "From-scratch American Tavern Fare and vacation rentals. Offering Indoor and Outdoor Dining, as well as Curbside Pickup for Lunch and Dinner."

When they re-open after their winter break, be sure to drop by and sample their menu, and when you have out-of-town visitors who need a place to stay, keep Peter Trout's in mind!

Friday, October 14, 2022

Cadilla​c Summit Road to close for road work November 14th, 2022


 The three-and-a-half-mile summit road for Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park will close to all traffic including pedestrians and bicyclists for the season on November 14th for road repairs and culvert replacements. The road will re-open for pedestrian use after crews have de-mobilized for the winter. The project will kick off this fall with grinding and culvert replacements with paving and striping occurring in the Spring of 2023. The closure will allow workers and oversized vehicles access to the historic road without endangering staff and visitors. The project's timeline is weather dependent. 

Designed by the Bureau of Public Roads between 1929-32, Cadillac Mountain Road is an extraordinary example of construction in a mountainous terrain. The road maintains a positive grade for its entire length and includes spiral transition curves, which were an adaptation from the old railroad route up the mountain, to give a smoother ride between the road's straight and curved sections. Guardrails were fashioned by spacing three-to-four-foot angular coping stones along the edge of the road approximately four feet apart. 


www.nps.gov

  

To view this news release online, visit Acadia News 

 

For more information on Acadia National Park, please visitnps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338. Join online conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

 

About the National Park Service:  More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at nps.gov, on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. 

Friday, September 30, 2022

Road work to begin October 11, 2022 on Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park


 A paving project for the Park Loop Road, Sieur De Monts Spring entrance road, and Old Farm Road will kick off this fall. Paving of the Park Loop Road will begin on October 11, and will start at Sand Beach Entrance Station and go to the end of the one-way at Stanley Brook Road. The paving project will begin with prep work, including the grinding of transitions and milling occurring within the first two weeks. Paving is scheduled for the last two weeks of October. Striping will occur in November after paving has been completed. The project’s timeline is dependent on the weather.

 

There will be temporary lane closures and some temporary restrictions for parking in the right lane on the Park Loop Road. The project at Sieur De Monts Spring will consist of the insertion of a culvert and paving at the entrance road. Work at Old Farm Road will consist of paving. Visitors should expect possible traffic delays due to traffic management. Visitors should use caution and maintain a safe speed when approaching equipment and crews. Please plan accordingly and pack your patience as the park works to accomplish this necessary and critical preservation work. Visitors are encouraged to check the park’s website for current conditions and other park information.

 

Additionally, the Cadillac Summit Road will close for the season in early November to accommodate culvert replacement on the Cadillac Summit Road, with paving to follow in the spring. Final dates and details for the Cadillac culvert and paving project will be released as soon as they are available.

  

 

www.nps.gov

 

 

 

To view this news release online, visit Acadia News 

 

For more information on Acadia National Park, please visitnps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338. Join online conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

 

About the National Park Service:  More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at nps.gov, on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Remembering Southwest Harbor Fire 5 (Ret) Captain Harold Hall


 Southwest Harbor Fire 5 (Ret) Captain Harold Hall, signed off this morning.

He retired “some years” back but he always kept in touch and he never missed the chance to gab your ear off on the street or from across the room of a local eatery. You could always count on him to be sitting on Main Street cheering his SWHBR Fire and Tremont Fire families on, at every parade.

Harold loved his Fire Service family and we loved him back.

He’d give you the shirt off his back and a piece of his mind at the same time.

To try and capture Hal’s big Rockville Centre, New York personality and everything he did before he retired here (eons ago) in 1985 would be impossible. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Welcome to the Chamber!


 Please join us in welcoming new Chamber member, Ambergris Voyages! Patrick and Erin have an exciting sailing adventure in store for you!

"The Ambergris was designed by famed navel architect Tom Colvin and based on a Pinky Schooner, a New England boat that was used in the 1800's for fishing and hauling cargo. She's 60 feet on deck and about 80 feet overall. Her wide deck and pilot house let guests enjoy sailing in any weather. Below, she has a galley, three private guest cabins and a separate crew quarters. The cabins are designed with removable bulkheads to allow space depending on our needs.
"Nobody gets bored aboard the Ambergris! There are plenty of lines to pull and everyone is welcome to help sail the ship. "Liming" (Caribbean slang for chilling out with friends) is also encouraged.
"Safety is our top priority and we carry all of the necessary equipment required for offshore sailing.
"We only take 6 passengers so there is plenty of room to spread out and make yourselves comfortable."
You can learn more on their web site: https://www.ambergrisvoyages.com/charter-the-ambergris - and like them on facebook!

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Bar Harbor Wealth Management Accepting Applications until September 16 from Mount Desert Island Nonprofits for Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust Grants


 Bar Harbor Wealth Management is accepting applications for the 2022 Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust grants now through September 16, 2022. The Lynam Trust, which is managed by Bar Harbor Wealth Management, was established in 1942 and supports charitable, religious, and educational organizations serving the people of Mount Desert Island. Grant awards typically range between $500 and $5,000.

 

Grant eligibility is limited to organizations that have been established as tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3) and have their primary administrative office located on Mount Desert Island. Grants may be awarded for operational needs, facilities, or capital campaigns. Individuals are not eligible to receive a grant from the Lynam Trust.

 

Interested nonprofit organizations can download the application at www.lynamtrust.com/grants. Applications should be sent via email to dlindsey-mercier@barharbor.bank or by U.S. mail to:

 

Bar Harbor Wealth Management

Attn: Danielle Lindsey-Mercier

P.O. Box 1100

Ellsworth, ME 04605

 

Applications must be post marked or received by email on or before September 16, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Lynam Grants Committee in November 2022 and grants will be awarded by December 31, 2022.

 

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Acadia National Park celebrates 30th anniversary of its Artist-in-Residence program in 2023


 The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2023 by waiving its application fee and creating more opportunities for local artists, including a new spot dedicated to a young artist enrolled at an area high school.

More than 50 sites across the National Park Service host artists in residence programs, which vary greatly in program emphasis and operations. At Acadia, artists are asked to create fresh and interesting new ways for visitors to experience the park through the arts. 

In exchange for 14 nights in park-provided housing, participants host a public outreach activity with visitors, and donate a finished work of art based on their experience. Pieces donated to the program collection are included in an online catalog on the park website and displayed seasonally in public spaces. 


As many as 12 residency opportunities are available in three categories: visual art, writing, and at-large, which includes such disciplines as music, dance, indigenous arts, and emerging technologies. 


For 2023, the program is expanding and formalizing “Resident Artist” opportunities for applicants who have a home or vacation property within commuting distance of the park. These residencies are not limited to a 14-day period and are intended to offer local artists a chance to explore their relationship with Acadia more fully.  


Applications will be accepted online through Sept. 30, 2022. Find details at go.nps.gov/AcadiaArt. 

 

 To view this news release online, visit Acadia News.  

 For more information on Acadia National Park, please visitnps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338. Join online conversations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 About the National Park Service:  More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at nps.gov, on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube