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The May 30th Issue of the Islander

As the saying goes, if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. If you can take the heat maybe you should think about helping in the cafeteria at Mount Desert Elementary School, which just won a national gold medal for its lunch program. So long to the previous generation’s frozen fish sticks and square vegetables.

Students in Southwest Harbor have targeted cigarette butt litter, convincing local government officials to purchase and maintain containers downtown.

Meanwhile, MDI school systems have chosen to stay with Apple computers over units running Microsoft software. Find out why this choice was made and what it means for area students.

Technology is also in the news in Mount Desert where a public hearing is continuing on a proposal to erect a cell phone tower in Somesville.

It’s town meeting time in Bar Harbor and it looks like there’s a possibility of a budget showdown with the town council and warrant committee favoring different budget increases.

Birds and eager birders are taking flight next week as the acclaimed Acadia Birding Festival begins. Keep your eyes on the skies and your ears open for bird calls and the experienced speakers who will be featured at the fest.

Discover the latest in baseball, softball and sailing, see how Kebo golf club plans to celebrate hitting the 125 mark, whose elver boom went bust, along with money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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