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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Winter 2015 – Volume 20 No. 3

The Friends of Acadia Journal is published three times a year. With features about Acadia National Park’s history, resources, and programs, news about Friends of Acadia’s projects and activities, and information about how to get involved, the Friends of Acadia Journal is a great way to stay connected to Acadia National Park, all year long. Membership in Friends of Acadia includes a subscription to the Journal.   Join Now »



Celebrating a Century of Acadia: Making the most of our park’s big year | Aimee Beal Church

• Caring for the Rooftop of Acadia: New partnerships tackle challenges at Cadillac | Stephanie Clement

• Reflecting on a Dozen Tremendous Years: Acadia’s outgoing superintendent sums up his accomplishments | Sheridan Steele

• Acadia Gold: Friends of Acadia’s social media yields treasure | Julia Walker Thomas

• Wild Acadia as Canon Sees It: A small piece of equipment makes a big difference | Bruce Connery

Why I’m a Friend of Acadia: A centennial challenge | Anne Piazza

Activities and Departments:

• President’s Message — Using a Milestone to Redirect the Road
• Special People — Marise and Bob Hartley
• Where in Acadia?
• Recommended Reading
• Development Notes — The Annual George B. Dorr Society Luncheon
• Advocacy Corner: Transforming Ideas into Actions
Chairman’s Letter — The Best Is Yet to Come

Cover Photograph: The Milky Way behind Otter Cliffs by Will Greene

Friends of Acadia is a membership and volunteer organization, and our work is significantly powered by volunteer effort. The Journal is no exception, and we are grateful to all of the writers and photographers who generously contribute their time and talents to our publication.

Thank you to our Journal sponsors:

Bluenose Inn, Acadia Corporation, Ann’s Point Inn, Asticou Inn, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor, Bicycle Shop, The Bar Harbor Historical Society, Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, Beal’s Lobster Pier, Birch Bay Village, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Canon, Chapter Two, The Claremont Inc., Coplon Associates, The Davis Agency, Dolores Kong, EverGreen Home & Hearth, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, The First, N.A., The Gallery at Somes Sound, Galyn’s, Hale & Hamlin, Hannaford Supermarkets, House Wine, Jackson Lab, John Williams Boat Company, The Knowles Company, L.L.Bean, L.S. Robinson  Co. Insurance, LandVest, Loving Touch In-Home Care, Lynam Insurance & Real Estate, The MDIslander, Michael L. Ross Law Offices, Nelson F. Goodwin Company, Oli’s Trolley, Seal Cove Auto Museum, The Swan Agency Real Estate, Wallace Tent & Party Rental, Window Panes, XYZ Restaurant, Young Beck LLP