Articles by: Barbara Caldwell-Pease

Barbara Caldwell-Pease

Barbara Caldwell-Pease

  • Cranberry Isles: Quilt auction will benefit Cranberry House 

    In the Cranberry Isles, last week was a damp, cool one, providing relief from too many dry weeks, boosting the growing power of island plants, including victory gardens, flowers, grass and local flora. The rain held off for Independence Day, though fog settled in by the time a private fireworks show deployed nearby.   Sue Hill announced the opening of Winter’s Work, with hours

  • Cranberry Isles: Lavender plants liven school campus 

    Cranberry Isles: Lavender plants liven school campus 

    Much–needed rain is forecast through Thursday of Independence Day week on the Cranberry Isles, but warmth and partial sunshine are predicted for Friday, July 4. Planned celebrations should go ahead in pleasant weather.   On Islesford, the auto/golf cart parade kicks off at 4 p.m. and the Bring-Your-Own-Picnic starts at 4:30 p.m. on Town Field.   The Islesford Dock Restaurant opened July

  • Cranberry Isles: Island remembrances for lives lost 

    Sunshine and warm temperatures prevailed on the Cranberry Isles last week, welcoming returning seasonal residents and sparking an increase in activities.  On Friday, Jasmine Samuel led a memorial service for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the many lives lost to police brutality. More than 40 residents, wearing masks and practicing social distancing, met on Sand Beach at 4 p.m. Jasmine spoke about her own experiences of prejudice at

  • Cranberry Isles: Bryan’s book wins award 

    Last week in the Cranberry Isles, warm, dry weather prevailed through Friday’s eighth grade graduation. Rain arrived on Saturday with scattered thunderstorms, including lightning, which started a fire in the Hinckley Yachts’ office building in Manset. There were no reports of injury and, while the road from the Cranberry Island Dock to the yacht were blocked by emergency personnel, the Manset parking lot and the town

  • Cranberry Isles: Congratulations to our graduates 

    Warm and sunny days were the theme of the week in the Cranberry Isles. Wildlife, people and pets enjoyed the pleasant weather. Windows are open across the islands, though screens are a necessity because, along with other wildlife, mosquitoes are taking advantage of the warmth, too.  Last weekend, Cindy Thomas, with the help of Henry Grandgent, delivered the beautiful flowers Islesford residents ordered

  • Cranberry Isles: Fisherman’s Co-op is open 

    Last Friday, snow showers and colder temperatures preceded high winds on Sunday, leading to Beal & Bunker canceling all but the 7:30 a.m. run. However, generally, the Cranberry Islands have seen more sunshine and May flowers are blooming in local gardens.  Islesford Boatworks has announced that registration is open for this summer’s special program. In lieu

  • Cranberry Isles: Ferry schedules resume 

    While current events have not left the Cranberry Islands untouched, they have revealed that a strong sense of community and thoughtfulness are the guiding principles of the islands. From two different private ferry companies working together to make sure people could get supplies and make necessary appointments, grocers and pharmacies making deliveries and bulk orders