Monday, December 10, 2018

Exhibition at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Exhibition at the Southwest Harbor Public Library
in Celebration of Women’s History Month
March 2019

Announcement of the 2019 Theme

Visionary Women: Her Story / My Story

For the 2019 Women’s History Month exhibition, the Southwest Harbor Public Library invites women and girls of all ages from our community to create and exhibit an item inspired by a “Visionary Woman.” This Visionary Woman may be alive today or from the past. She may be widely known or known only to a few, but she has touched your life and created for you a beacon of inspiration. Could this be your grandmother or mother, an admired writer or a teacher, or a political figure that you know from afar?

Your exhibited item may be in any medium, and you need not be an “artist” to participate. As in prior years, all women and girls are welcome to participate in this much-loved community event.

Be a part of this much-loved community exhibition.
Registration opens on December 15 and
the link for the registration form will be emailed.
You may also come into the Library to register in person.
Exhibitors accepted on first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Island Housing Trusts' Holiday Lights Celebration

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust First Annual Toy Drive

 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce their first annual Holiday Toy Drive starting December 10, 2018.  You are invited to bring a children’s toy to any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust from December 10-21, 2018. All Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are participating. 

“When doing your holiday shopping, pick up an extra toy for a child and drop it off at your local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch.  We are accepting new, unwrapped toys in their original packaging,” said Joe Schmitt, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. 

The toys collected will be donated to local non-profits who will distribute them to children in the community, bringing smiles to many young faces this holiday season.  Want to know which organization will receive your donation?  Just ask your local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch!  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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 $3.5 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 subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company.  For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 1-888-853-7100.  Member FDIC.

Christmas Bird Count with Michael Good

Greetings everyone,
I hope this message finds you well and ready to count birds on and around Mount Desert Island. I just returned from Cuba so I hope everyone has been thinking about your respective areas.
In preparation for the upcoming 119th Christmas Bird Count, I am contacting the larger birding group in the hope that some of you might like to participate this year. What a better way to spend a day adding to 119 years of citizen science and being outdoors counting all the birds you find. There is a rich history of MDI CBC’s going back to the 30’s, despite the cold and the wind, people have remained dedicated to the concepts of ornithologist Frank Chapman, founder of Bird-Lore which is todays’ Audubon magazine, proposed counting birds on Christmas instead of killing them.
This year’s count date is Saturday December 15, 2018. Please keep track of mileage on foot and by car. Below, I have added “Count Week” information from the CBC website. Do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns. Contact me if you are unsure of where you are should count birds. My cell phone is 207-479-4256.  
If the weather should turn bad, please be careful and use common sense about where and how you gather data. Typically, it gets a little chilly around the 15th of December! If anyone would like to hike up one of the taller mountains for Snowy’s, let me know.
After the CBC, please try to send your final numbers to me as quickly as possible.
Good Birding
MDI Compiler