Leah

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Swan’s Island’s ‘water girls’

Lesley and Leah Ranquist of Swan’s Island, sisters in their early 20s, were first introduced to fishing when they were mere kindergarteners. Now they are among the 4 percent of women currently holding commercial fishing licenses in Maine. Lesley and Leah’s story isn’t just noteworthy because they’re young women making… SEE MORE
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Southwest Harbor goes artsy

The “Quiet Side” of Mount Desert Island engenders devotion by the people who live there. That’s the case of four Southwest Harbor businessmen who are seeking to enhance the community’s well-being and provide economic stimulus through the creation of the Village Green Arts Association, aimed at creating arts, music and… SEE MORE
Edsel Ford’s custom built 1934 Luxus

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The Acadia auto wars

The centennial of the founding of Acadia National Park being celebrated this year has presented an occasion for a diverse array of reflections on the history of Mount Desert Island. By way of a terrifically engaging installation, which will be on view for the next two years, the Seal Cove… SEE MORE
The late afternoon sun illuminates boats in Front Street Shipyard's marina on Belfast Harbor.

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Belfast’s Front Street Shipyard expands to city land

A years-long negotiation with the Belfast City Council has resolved, allowing the high-profile waterfront business Front Street Shipyard to expand onto city property. Front Street Shipyard, established in 2011 on the waterfront where the former Stinson Seafood once operated, now employs 90-plus. The company’s niche has been servicing large yachts,… SEE MORE
Bernd Heinrich talks birds

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When art met science

Sometime back in January, Maine Audubon announced that the renowned entomologist, ultra-marathoner, University of Vermont emeritus biology professor and acclaimed author Bernd Heinrich would be speaking about “the nexus of art and science” at its Field Pond Center in Holden. A few weeks later, a follow-up email arrived: due to… SEE MORE