The April 10th Issue of the Islander
Okay, it's officially spring. No the crocus aren't all up in Hulls Cove and the swallows haven't returned to Back Beach. Want proof?
Look no further than the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team returning to compete on the waters of the Great Harbor. Find out how the team is doing and enjoy some stunning photos taken by reporter Liz Graves in this issue.
Other maritime interests make the front page this week with news that officials in Augusta have held a public hearing for a bond issue to help save and revitalize the ferry terminal property in Bar Harbor. Locally officials worry if it is not preserved for a working waterfront purpose it might end up being developed as another hotel.
When it comes to makeovers, one of MDI's grand old ladies, the Criterion Theater in Bar Harbor, is getting refreshed from stem to stern. Water damage this winter drove the need. While there'll still be no guarantee you'll like the movie or the show you will enjoy being able to experience the entertainment without the musty, mildew scent that has permeated the building for the last several decades or so.
Turning your cell phone off in a theater is the courteous thing to do. But that's not a problem in Otter Creek where there is no cell signal. That may change, however, with plans announced this week. Don't touch that dial.
And, finally, if this year's bumper crop of potholes and frost heaves isn't enough, check out the photo of the suitcase-size rock that fell off the bluffs on Route 3 in Bar Harbor. Of course it's all a good opportunity to practice our slalom driving skills for when the real first sign of spring arrives – out of state drivers.
All that and sports, more news, arts and entertainment and money-saving ads, in this week's Mount Desert Islander.