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The award-winning feature-length documentary “One Big Home” makes its Bar Harbor debut this week, January 17-19, at Reel Pizza Cinema. The last showing of the week, on Thursday night at 7:30, will include a question and answer opportunity with film Director Thomas Bena via SKYPE, facilitated by Island Housing Trust’s Executive Director, Alison Beane, and Board President, Ted Koffman.

One Big Home chronicles the campaign of carpenter-turned-filmmaker Thomas Bena against the proliferation of 10,000- and 20,000-square-foot “starter castles” in the town of Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, where Bena lives. His efforts as depicted in the film, which took ten years to make, resulted in a 2013 town meeting vote to limit the size of houses in Chilmark to 3,500 square feet.

"One Big Home" shows each evening at 5:30 and 7:30pm and has a running time of 90 minutes.
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Because of dust resulting from work being done on the outside of the Jesup Memorial Library, the library will be closed from Sat., Jan. 14 to Tues., Jan. 17 at noon. Thank you for your understanding as we build a better Jesup!


Bar Harbor, ME and Newport, NH - Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) (or "Bar Harbor"), the holding company for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has successfully completed its merger with Lake Sunapee Bank Group (or "Lake Sunapee"), the holding company for Lake Sunapee Bank. The company is now the only community bank headquartered in Northern New England with a market footprint in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

"The merger creates value for shareholders, customers and employees by creating efficiencies and strategic growth opportunities, allowing the combined organization to draw on various customer service, product, and technological strengths. The very compatible cultures of the two companies make the partnership a natural fit," said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bankshares. "The combined institution brings significant lending capacity and growing product development yet will remain focused on its responsibility to be an active participant in, and advocate for, community growth and prosperity."

As a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Lake Sunapee Bank branches will continue to operate under the Lake Sunapee Bank name and William J. McIver, former Chief Operating Officer of Lake Sunapee, will continue with the combined company as Executive Vice President - Regional President, New Hampshire and Vermont Markets. Lake Sunapee Bank's subsidiaries, McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance and Charter Trust Company will operate as subsidiaries of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Lake Sunapee directors Steven H. Dimick, Stephen W. Ensign and Stephen R. Theroux have been appointed to Bar Harbor's board of directors.

"This historic partnership is a milestone for community banking in Northern New England. Both companies are enthusiastic to continue as a combined organization and to build on the reputations previously developed, sharing a focus on community involvement and outstanding customer service," said Simard.

Approved by shareholders in October, 2016, Bar Harbor's acquisition of Lake Sunapee grows the company to over $3 billion in assets, making it one of the largest community banks in Northern New England, with 49 branch locations across the three states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P. served as the financial advisor to Bar Harbor, and Griffin Financial Group LLC served as the financial advisor to Lake Sunapee. K&L Gates LLP served as outside counsel to Bar Harbor, while Hogan Lovells US LLP served as outside counsel to Lake Sunapee.

About Bar Harbor Bankshares

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its clients for over 125 years. Bar Harbor provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor offers easy-to-understand deposit and loan products for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit
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Going to the Beer Fest this Saturday? Stop into the Thirsty Whale on Friday night 6pm-close, show us your ticket and get 1/2 price micro brew draughts! How is that for a deal? Cheers. ... See MoreSee Less

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So let's just say our friend Dana Moos, Chef Extraordinare, Author, Maine Inn Broker, Photographer (The List Goes On!) Certainly Likes FIORE Oils & Balsamic ---- Look at Her Stash at Home of FIORE (and this photo doesn't show her favorites -- FIORE Garlic & Chipotle, the big bottles near the stove)! #heavyhitter #fiore #evoo #needbiggerkitchen #fioreopen24/7online

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Winter brings the icy stark beauty of our rocks and ocean into view, but your year round BHMA members are here to make our winter wonderland a place to celebrate. Whether you want to gear up and experience the great outdoors or view if the warmth of indies we have all the option you need. For current non member events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar






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