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
  • Trojans host first fall regatta

    Trojans host first fall regatta

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School sailing team finished third of four teams Sunday in the first regatta of the PenBay League’s fall season. Due to recent cold spring seasons and other factors, the school made the switch this year to hold the official school sailing season in the fall. In recent

  • MDI prepares for tropical storm approach

    MDI prepares for tropical storm approach

    BAR HARBOR — A tropical storm warning is in effect for coastal Hancock and Washington Counties as Hurricane Dorian moves up the Atlantic coast. Residents and businesses are preparing for high winds, 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph, and high surf. A 5 p.m. statement from the National Weather Service (NWS)

  • Lobster industry group lays out objections to whale proposal

    Lobster industry group lays out objections to whale proposal

    KENNEBUNK — It’s not just that proposed federal rules intended to protect endangered right whales from entanglement with fishing gear will be expensive and difficult to implement, industry representatives say. It’s also that they won’t work. That’s the argument Patrice McCarron, executive director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, made in a letter sent to NOAA

  • ‘Consolidation’ documentary premieres Sunday

    ‘Consolidation’ documentary premieres Sunday video

    BAR HARBOR — “It was almost like mini-civil war,” Scott McFarland says in a new documentary about the founding of Mount Desert Island High School, “because you had all these towns that, through the years, for generations, had a strong rivalry against each other. And all of a sudden, now, you’re putting them in the

  • COA seeks to raise $50M

    COA seeks to raise $50M

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic alumni and supporters, including Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics, gathered at the estate known as Deep Cove Saturday to kick off the college’s largest fundraising effort in its history. Another event was held at Skylands, Martha Stewart’s Seal Harbor estate, on Sunday. The $50 million capital campaign

  • Sailors “turn to” on trash

    Sailors “turn to” on trash

    CRANBERRY ISLES — When the Northeast Harbor Fleet’s Green Team met by phone this past winter to plan activities for the upcoming season, they decided to combine their first beach cleanup with an existing event on the fleet’s calendar. They chose the Connie Madeira pursuit race, July 21, which traditionally involves a group picnic on

  • 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