Articles by: Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.[email protected]
  • Volleyball rides past Raiders

    Volleyball rides past Raiders

    BAR HARBOR — It was another nail-biter, but the Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team came out ahead of the Washington Academy Raiders 3-2 at home Friday evening. Two players were out with illness, but the Trojans rallied to win the first and fourth sets. By the end of the fourth, they had

  • Chummy 34 Karen E. christened

    Chummy 34 Karen E. christened

    TREMONT — After selling the boatyard his father founded in 2014, fifth-generation wooden boatbuilder Robert “Chummy” Rich christened what he claimed will be his last boat on Sunday. Karen E., a 34-foot lobster yacht that he’s been working on for several years, is a combination of his previous designs for motor yachts and working lobster

  • Gray is Clerk of the Year

    Gray is Clerk of the Year

    WATERVILLE — Bar Harbor Town Clerk Pat Gray was honored with the Clerk of the Year award from the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association Tuesday at the group’s annual business meeting. The award, presented annually to a municipal clerk nominated by peers, recognizes excellence in contributions to the community as well as to the

  • Ferry terminal property visioning work begins

    Ferry terminal property visioning work begins

    BAR HARBOR — Public access to Frenchman Bay and environmental protection were at the forefront of a public comment session Monday hosted by the new ferry terminal property advisory committee. Former Town Council Chair Ruth Eveland heads the committee, which is tasked with evaluating options for use of the 121 Eden St. property. The town

  • Night Sky Festival on the horizon

    Night Sky Festival on the horizon

    BAR HARBOR — The ninth annual Acadia Night Sky Festival, five days of events and activities around Mount Desert Island celebrating the age-old human affinity for pondering the stars and planets and people’s place in them, begins Sept. 20. Events include outdoor “star parties,” lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities from art workshops to night kayaking.

  • MDI has strong ties to hurricane-hit areas

    MDI has strong ties to hurricane-hit areas

    BAR HARBOR — The ties that bind Mount Desert Island and Florida are many, so residents here carefully watched the path of Hurricane Irma over the weekend and are planning ways to help. Some Mainers retire to Florida but stay in close contact with family and friends back home Downeast. Others migrate between jobs in

  • Chaplin, Smith win community trail race

    Chaplin, Smith win community trail race

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team got a glimpse of what running looks like after high school and college, Coach Desiree Sirois said, when they hosted their third annual community 5K trail race. “I think it really gives them an opportunity to see another side of racing and running,” Sirois

  • MDI youth sailors host fall regatta, finish third

    MDI youth sailors host fall regatta, finish third

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The MDI Community Sailing Center’s fall club team finished third in a home regatta Saturday. It’s part of a new fall series in the Pen Bay Sailing League. MDI is fielding seven sailors, including two middle schoolers. The high schoolers are Gabby Boord, Alec Fisichella, Luke Ingebritson, Olivia Stanley and Nate Ingebritson.

  • Playground-raising set

    Playground-raising set

    BAR HARBOR — It will be a whole lot like a barn-raising. A Community Build Day for the Park Street Playground will take place this Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The groundwork is complete and all the new playground equipment has arrived, according to Jenna Horton Boucher. She’s the chair of the Bar

  • Lobster boat swamps with three aboard, all safe

    Lobster boat swamps with three aboard, all safe

    BAR HARBOR — “Mayday, Mayday, I’m going down behind Sheep” was all Teagan Candage had time to transmit over VHF radio as his lobster boat Georgia Maria filled with water in Frenchman Bay Saturday morning. “By that time, my stern was so heavy and water was coming in so much, I realized and told my