Tag Archives: Bar Harbor

Full speed abed: Hundreds watch raucous MDI bed races | Bangor Daily News

Full speed abed: Hundreds watch raucous MDI bed races | Bangor Daily News.

Jackson Lab radio interview about hundreds of Maine jobs created by Collier project causes ruckus | Naples (Florida) Daily News

Jackson Lab radio interview about hundreds of Maine jobs created by Collier project causes ruckus | Naples (Florida) Daily News

Pieces of Maine will turn up just about anywhere

I’m sitting in the Troke Branch Library in Stockton, Calif., using the WiFi for the continuing job search. A guy and a woman just sat down at a nearby table and he is wearing a Bar Harbor sweatshirt. It makes me homesick. Pieces of home turn up just about anywhere.

If he and the woman weren’t in a rather involved conversation, I’d ask to take a photo and post it.

There was another time not long after I first moved to California that I was wearing a T-shirt from an ice cream shop – I forget the name but I believe it was in Saco and the shop was in a railroad Cushman car. The T-shirt had an image of the railroad car and I was wearing it while hiking with friends in the redwoods. A passing hiker said, “Hey, I’ve had ice cream there!”

See, pieces of home turn up just about anywhere.

Bar Harbor hotelier buys two more motels | Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor hotelier buys two more motels | Bangor Daily News.

Sierra Club: Maine has 3 “Cool Schools” | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Sierra Club: Maine has 3 “Cool Schools” | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Jackson Lab says it has developed typhoid mouse | Bangor Daily News

Jackson Lab says it has developed typhoid mouse – Bangor Daily News.

Obamas leave Maine coast after busy weekend getaway | Bangor Daily News

Obamas leave Maine coast after busy weekend getaway | Bangor Daily News

Obama family continues vacation in Vacationland

Visitors, locals upbeat during Obama family visit | Bangor Daily News

Obama family spends active day on MDI | Bangor Daily News

Obamas continue busy vacation with lighthouse visit | Bangor Daily News

Some spectators find, others miss Obamas’ trail | Bangor Daily News

First family samples the way life should be | Portland Press Herald

Maine beer never made it through White House gate | Portland Press Herald

Obamas’ Maine weekend: biking and ocean views in Acadia National Park | Lewiston Sun Journal

Obama family in Maine for vacation

Obamas start vacation on MDI with bike ride | Bangor Daily News

Presidential vacations rarely go as smoothly as planned | Bangor Daily News

Maine’s ‘first’ tourists: State’s woods and waters have drawn presidents from Arthur to Bush | Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor looks forward to Obama arrival | Bangor Daily News

Full coverage of Obama’s visit can be followed at obama.bangordailynews.com

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Obamas coming to Mount Desert for some RandR | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Obamas coming to Mount Desert for some R&R | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Now on iTunes: Acadia National Park | Bangor Daily News

Now on iTunes: Acadia National Park – Bangor Daily News.

Floridians protest ‘Mouse moochers’ from Maine | Bangor Daily News

Floridians protest ‘Mouse moochers’ from Maine – Bangor Daily News.

Acadia park visitation up in ’09 | Bangor Daily News

Acadia park visitation up in ’09 – Bangor Daily News.

Mysteries of Maine | DownEast.com

Mysteries of Maine | DownEast.com

Marine mammal conference held on Mount Desert Island | Bangor Daily News

Marine mammal conference held on MDI – Bangor Daily News.

Bar Harbor will see more cruise ships | Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor will see more cruise ships – Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor’s complete list of scheduled cruise ship visits can be viewed at www.barharbormaine.gov/document/0000/562.pdf.

Maine’s Jackson Lab plans Florida branch | Bangor Daily News

Jackson Lab plans Florida branch – Bangor Daily News.

Jackson Lab mice aboard space shuttle for immunology research | Bangor Daily News

Jackson Lab mice aboard space shuttle for immunology research – Bangor Daily News.

Acadia budget increase tops $300,000

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Acadia’s budget for 2010 is increasing by more than $300,000 from last year, according to a park official.

Deputy Superintendent Len Bobinchock said Wednesday that Acadia’s budget for the 2010 fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2010, is $8,269,000.

“It’s very good news,” Bobinchock said. “We’ll be in a better position. Not every park gets a base increase like we did this year.”

Included in the park budget is $497,000 that is to be used for the park’s base expenses, which include salaries, operational costs such as utility bills and seasonal employees, according to Bobinchock.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Bill Trotter of the Bangor Daily News.

And I was trying to stay out of the whole vampire thing …

I am not into fads, especially those rising from the wreckage that is the entertainment industry.

That is not intended as an insult to my very hardworking and very talented friends working as journalists covering the entertainment industry. No, those hardworking and talented people come up with their very own fads … that I tend to ignore, also.

So I have stayed away from bothering with the resurgence of vampires on TV and cinema screens and in posters and whatnot purchased by teenagers. Just not interested.

But here I go writing – although very briefly – about vampires.

As I do often, I was checking out DownEast.com and went to its Maine trivia question. Today’s was:

What town is the basis for Collinsport in the Gothic horror soap opera “Dark Shadows”?

The answer surprised me:

Bar Harbor

I am not sure why it surprised me, after all, for as long as I can recall movies and TV have filmed in Maine or been “set” in Maine. (i.e. “Murder She Wrote” was set in Maine, but the bulk of the filming was done in California. My first job out of college was in Mendocino, Calif., where some exterior scenes were shot. Sunsets were shot at sunrise, etc.)

 “Peyton Place,” “Captains Courageous” and “In the Bedroom” were filmed in Camden, which is the community that jumped to mind when I first read the question. They even have the Camden International Film Festival.

“The Cider House Rules” also was filmed in Maine.

Stephen King is perhaps the most famous Maine resident and many of his tales are set in smalltown Maine. But as far as I could tell, only “Pet Semetary,” “The Storm of the Century,” and “Thinner” were made in Maine.

You might have noticed that two TV adaptations of King’s vampire tale, “Salem’s Lot,” were not listed here. That is because the 1979 version was filmed in Eureka, Calif., and Ferndale, Calif., according to the Internet Movie Database, which are two fine Northern California towns that Mainers would not mind visiting, trust me. And the 2004 version was filmed in Australia. That’s what IMDB says, Australia.

I looked for a more comprehensive list of films shot in Maine, but did not immediately find one. I will update this post with the list or a link to the list should I find it.

Here are links to a couple of other Maine/New England film and video websites.

Oh, by the way, IMDB says the 1966 version of “Dark Shadows,” the show mentioned in the trivia question, was filmed in Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York City. The 1991 version was filmed in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Go figure.