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The July 18th Issue of the Islander

It was raining – not men – but actual water indoors at the Natural History Center last week. See how its owners plan to deal with the flood.

The quarry dust up continues in Mount Desert, as residents decide which warrant articles to vote on and which to leave in the dust. Find out what all the fuss is about in preparation for next week’s special town meeting.

Those supposed UFOs brought to the Islander’s attention last week have been indentified. Learn the very benign cause of the reported sighting, and where it originated.

The Asticou Inn turns 130 years old. Check out the special pages of stories and photographs.

Perhaps the most popular question area residents get from tourists is “where’s a good place to eat?” Find a ready answer in the special Dining Guide in this week’s issue.

Families need to look no further than MDI for fun, as a well-attended event returns soon. Find out just what to expect at Family Fun Day and don’t forget to bring the kids.

Northeast Harbor hopes to expand and grow economically, as a new economic development specialist was recently hired. She is hopeful that the town can see a turnaround soon.

Acadia we know and love. Friends of Acadia met recently to discuss how best to preserve this national treasure and what can be done to improve how it’s handled.

Speaking of love, a Northeast Harbor marriage proposal was a smashing success last week.

And finally in the age of sound bites, Twitter feeds, and only 15 minutes of fame, one talented MDI summer resident looks back on 50 years of making local hills come alive with the sound of beautiful music.

Discover what’s going on with the dwindling crabmeat supply, how the local little league is doing, where to find great authors and artists, money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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