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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Fall/Winter 2016 – Volume 21 No. 3
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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 »



A Lead Gift for Youth at Acadia: The Second Century Campaign inspires Acadia’s future |Lisa Horsch Clark

30 Candles for Friends of Acadia: We’re tooting our own (party) horn! | Aimee Beal Church

Acoustic Ecology and the Acadia Soundscapes: Student researchers stop to listen in the park |Frederick Bianchi

Where Science, Nature, and Beauty Co-Mingle: Two siblings forge a connection with Acadia |Natalie Overton

• Men Can’t Move Mountains, but Mountains Do Move Men: The summits of George Dorr and Percival Baxter |Charlie Jacobi

Why I’m a Friend of Acadia: More is Hidden than Visible | Al Wiberly

Activities and Departments:

President’s Message: FOA at 30
Superintendent’s View: There from Here in Acadia
Special People: Brenda Beckett and Howie Motenko – Using Their Passions
• Where in Acadia?
Fall/Winter 2016 Updates
• Recommended Reading

Cover Photograph: New snow at Otter Point by Tom Blagden

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, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Canon U.S.A., Carroll G. Fernals Real Estate, The Claremont, Coastal Kayaking Tours, Coplon Associates, The Davis Agency, Dawnland LLC, Dolores Kong, EverGreen Home & Hearth, Fair Trade Winds, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, The First, The Gallery at Somes Sound, Galyn’s, Hale & Hamlin, Hannaford Supermarkets, House Wine, John Williams Boat Company, The Knowles Company, Lynam Insurance & Real Estate, L.L.Bean, L.S. Robinson  Co. Insurance, LandVest, Machias Savings Bank, The MDIslander, Michael L. Ross Law Offices, Nelson F. Goodwin Company, Oli’s Trolley, Robert Duerr, Salon NaturElles, Seal Cove Auto Museum, The Swan Agency Real Estate, Wallace Tent & Party Rental, Window Panes, XYZ Restaurant, Young Beck LLP