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.lgraves@mdislander.com
  • Horners to host celebration of progress in cancer care

    Horners to host celebration of progress in cancer care

    MOUNT DESERT — Around the time that Bill Horner retired from his 20 years practicing trauma and critical care medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), the organization began work on a capital campaign to build a new cancer center in Brewer. Knowing firsthand the challenges in cancer care in the region, Horner and his

  • Design, history meet at Showhouse at La Rochelle

    Design, history meet at Showhouse at La Rochelle

    BAR HARBOR — Months of work were unveiled Friday when the organizers and designers of the Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse opened the doors of the historic West Street estate known as La Rochelle for a preview party. This is the third project of the Showhouse brand, founded by Kim Swan to showcase Maine designers and

  • Johnston wins Hospice nationals

    Johnston wins Hospice nationals

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The winner of the annual Hospice Regatta of Maine, hosted every year by the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and held in the Great Harbor of Mount Desert Island, qualifies to compete in the Hospice Regattas National Championship. Ned Johnston currently holds that title of Maine champion, at least until the next

  • Legion honors Vietnam vets

    Legion honors Vietnam vets

    BAR HARBOR — “We are not a perfect nation, but one of our greatest strengths is that we recognize our mistakes and take measures to correct them,” said retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmie Spencer. He was speaking at a ceremony held Saturday at the American Legion George Edwin Kirk Post 25 to recognize Vietnam-era

  • Update: Biplane pilot credited for safe crash landing in marsh

    Update: Biplane pilot credited for safe crash landing in marsh

    BAR HARBOR — The pilot of a biplane and his two passengers were taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital in ambulances after the plane went down in a marsh near MDI High School Saturday morning, but their injuries were reported to be minor. A reason for the crash has not been determined, but people in

  • Roads are whose problem?

    Roads are whose problem?

    TREMONT — Winter weather this year caused more washouts, collapsed culverts and ice buildup on the roads in town than usual, members of the Board of Selectmen said at their June 3 meeting. How much of the needed repair and maintenance work is the responsibility of the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT), and how much

  • David Crosby concert cancelled

    David Crosby concert cancelled

    BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre announced Sunday morning that a concert planned for Sunday evening featuring David Crosby has been cancelled. “Mr. Crosby fell ill last night during a performance and was forced to cancel tonight’s show in Bar Harbor,” an announcement from the Criterion said. “We are hoping for a reschedule date, TBD.

  • Stairs to shore will remain, if brought up to standards

    Stairs to shore will remain, if brought up to standards

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Harbor Avenue, one of the town roads that connects Clark Point Road and the harbor, ends at the water with a wooden road barrier at the top of a steep bank to stop vehicles from tumbling down the bank. This winter, a set of wooden stairs was installed along that bank. Town

  • JV tennis soaks up skills

    JV tennis soaks up skills

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity tennis team made the most of the few practices and seven matches they managed to squeeze in during a cold, wet spring season. Each match was a JV jamboree, with several schools participating, Coach Julia Christie said. Each player played multiple sets, usually mixed

  • Injured hikers rescued after slipping on wet granite

    Injured hikers rescued after slipping on wet granite

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Almost immediately after finishing a grueling 3.5-hour rescue effort Wednesday, carrying a 47-year-old woman who had slipped on wet granite on the Gorge Path down the trail to a waiting ambulance, rescuers were called to another trail to do it all over again. In both incidents, hikers had slipped on wet