Renovations included refurbished seats and curtains

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Bar Harbor’s Criterion Theatre gets curtain call

BAR HARBOR — In just eight months, the vintage Criterion Theater has been transformed from a mold-laden derelict into a historic gem, its elegant Art Deco details restored or faithfully reproduced. "One of the most noticeable achievements, of course, is…" said board president Michael Boland, who then took a deep… SEE MORE
Ellen Cohill and Glen Charles outside Cohill's Pub and Inn in Lubec.

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‘From away’ influx helps pump up Lubec

LUBEC — An accidental migration of people "from away" to this remote coastal town is helping to transform a dilapidated waterfront into a vital center of the community. Located at the end of a peninsula, Lubec is a stone's throw from Canada. Water Street, Lubec's principal commercial waterfront street, is… SEE MORE

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Colors from the sea enliven ‘artifact art’

Nine years ago, a man who had no background or any interest in creating art became an artist. Not instantaneously, of course. Swimming along the bottom of Wiscasset harbor, 30 feet under water, bottle hunter Rick Carney, his Kevlar gloves digging in the muck, was hit with an idea that… SEE MORE
Aaron Sprague and Karen Roper are adapting the yurt for visitor lodging.

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Asian lodging goes Acadian

The first time Aaron Sprague and Karen Roper sat down in a yurt, owned by a friend in Maine, they experienced a deep sense of calm. "It was such a cool space and we thought, 'Wow, this is amazing!'" Sprague recalled. "I couldn't get over how nice it felt." Sprague… SEE MORE