Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Photo by Evelyn

If you don't like how you're being treated by a , take a look in the mirror. Gemini treat people exactly how they treat them!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Demolition Phase Over - Dumpster is gone

Brightholme - March 29, 2013 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


And Ava gets exasperated when I take her photo all the time... just imagine if I could paint....  :)

Monday, March 25, 2013


So, there is this tiny little 1/2 bath at Brightholme in Bar Harbor - our Designer Showhouse for 2013.

I want that bathroom to be really - really cool.  This would work:

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ava by Evelyn

Photo: A pretty walk with Ava.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013


My favorite...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened.  ~Theodor Seuss Geisel
Missing someone will get easier every day because even though it's one day further from the last time you saw each other, it's one day closer to the next time you will.  ~Author Unknown

Monday, March 11, 2013


BAR HARBOR — William K. McFarland, 63, died March 9, 2013, at Eastern Maine Medical Center after a year and a half battle with cancer. He was born March 22, 1949, in Bar Harbor, the son of Chauncey A. Jr. and Nancy M. McFarland.
Bill graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1967. Following graduation, he attended The New England School of Applied Arts and Science and Bryant Stratton Business Institute, both in Boston. He married Karen Goulette, Dec. 10, 1977, and they recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. Over the course of his life he worked in many professions, including life insurance sales at Northwestern Mutual and owning and operating the former McFarland Funeral Home. He went on to become the marketing director at the Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Co. While there, he renovated and established the Quimby House Inn, which he owned for seven years. For the past 15 years Bill focused on his real passion of property development, while also working as a commercial real estate broker at the Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty. He was a member of the Acadia Council of the Maine Association of Realtors. Bill was very active in his community. He was on the board of directors at the First National Bank of Bar Harbor, Kebo Valley Golf Club and the YMCA, at which he was also a trustee. He was a former Little League Commissioner, volunteer firefighter and was on the Ledgelawn Cemetery Committee. Bill was a member of the Bar Harbor Masonic Lodge No. 185 and Anah Temple Shrine. He was once a member of Mount Desert Island Rotary and Mount Desert Island Lions Club, where he proudly served as King Lion like his father before him. Bill loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also had many good friends. He spent many hours grilling dinner for his guests, especially when he hosted the traditional McFarland family cookout on the 4th of July. Bill enjoyed working, golfing, traveling and whenever the opportunity arose, taking a boat ride. He promoted his hometown of Bar Harbor any chance he could and enjoyed dining at a number of local restaurants.
Bill is survived by his wife, Karen; his daughters, Lauren McFarland of Portland, Mary Ann Reed and her husband, Chris, of Bernardsville, N.J.; son, Matt McFarland and his wife, Sasha, of Bar Harbor; four grandchildren, Conner, Elyse, Hayley and Tyler Reed of Bernardsville, N.J.; two sisters, Linda Olsen of Seneca, Ill., Julia Crafts of York; three brothers, James McFarland and his wife, Joyce, Boyd McFarland and his wife, Linda, all of Bar Harbor, Chauncey McFarland III and his wife, Diane of Portsmouth, N.H.; his aunt, Linda Palfrey of Bar Harbor; many nieces, nephews and cousins. His family thinks the following quote describes Bill’s personality, “A stranger is a friend I haven’t met yet.” – Will Rogers.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

When in Doubt

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Brokers with Great Attitudes Wanted!

The Swan Agency Sotheby's International Realty 
Adding to our Team in 2013 - March Phase.   We now have openings for experienced brokers. We are looking for real estate professionals who want to be part of a team, who put their client's interest first.  We are looking for community minded individuals who want to join us in giving back through projects and efforts that involve and benefit large cross sections of the communities in this beautiful place we call home.  It is very important that our new associates embrace the future of marketing and have the desire to learn and understand the importance of presenting our clients' properties in the absolute best light including professional photography, well placed advertising, client communication and social media.  2013 is off to the best start ever and we are ranked #1 in sales in Hancock County and in the top 10 in the entire State of Maine.   It is an exciting time and we are very happy with the people we have brought on so far in our 2013 effort, we want to continue this great trend. Contact Kim Swan - or Midge Smith

Friday, March 1, 2013