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]
  • Town to buy ferry terminal for $3.5 million

    Town to buy ferry terminal for $3.5 million

    BAR HARBOR — The town will exercise the option agreement to purchase the abandoned ferry terminal property on Eden Street from the Maine Department of Transportation for $3.5 million, following a unanimous town council vote Tuesday. Residents attending the meeting greeted the decision with applause. A bond issue for the $3.5 million will go to

  • Museum makes historic fisheries photos accessible

    Museum makes historic fisheries photos accessible

    SEARSPORT — Researchers and others interested in maritime and fishing history have a powerful new tool at their disposal. The publishers of “National Fisherman” magazine donated the magazine’s entire predigital photographic archive to the Penobscot Marine Museum here. The museum is wrapping up a five-year project digitizing and cataloguing the archives. The whole collection is

  • US Marine helicopters buzz Bar Harbor

    US Marine helicopters buzz Bar Harbor video

    BAR HARBOR — A forgotten cell phone was the impetus for two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters to fly low over Mount Desert Island around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Six Marines had stopped for lunch at the Thirsty Whale earlier in the day, and one accidentally left his cell phone behind. A little while after they

  • Sculptor adds spirit to stone

    Sculptor adds spirit to stone

    BAR HARBOR — Liz Mead of Bar Harbor wears many hats: snowplow driver, lawn care professional, wildlife biologist. In the downtime between those endeavors over the last 20 years, she also has been a self-taught carver of small stone animals. None are for sale; all are gifts for friends, family and some strangers. “I think

  • The making of a master diver

    The making of a master diver

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — When Andy Mays was learning to scuba dive in the 1980s, it was going to be just for fun. In the years since, he has become a master scallop diver deeply involved with Department of Marine Resources research and management work as well as his own harvesting. He’s one of Mount Desert

  • Langley, Hubbell share lessons in compromise

    Langley, Hubbell share lessons in compromise

    BAR HARBOR — “People sometimes stop me, like in the aisle at Walmart,” State Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock) told a group at College of the Atlantic Tuesday night, “and say, ‘I’m glad to know that you’re down [in Augusta] fighting for us.’ “But ‘fighting’ is absolutely the wrong word,” he said. “We’re there to work.

  • Knickerbocker, Anderson win Rolling Bones

    Knickerbocker, Anderson win Rolling Bones

    BAR HARBOR — Members of Mount Desert Island running clubs work hard on time goals and improving their technique. But they also have a goofy streak a mile wide. It was evident in the annual Rolling Bones 5K, sponsored by Eden Athletics and Side Street Cafe, held Saturday in Bar Harbor. Many of the runners

  • Stars shine at awards

    Stars shine at awards

    BAR HARBOR — Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” came over the sound system as this year’s Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Cadillac Award dinner, still a little stunned, made her way toward the Bar Harbor Club stage Friday. Kim Swan of Swan Agency, Sotheby’s International Realty was the honoree. The award is given annually to “a

  • Learning from the Great Fire of 1947

    Learning from the Great Fire of 1947

    BAR HARBOR — The good news is, firefighting technology and capabilities have improved dramatically since a fire burned thousands of acres on Mount Desert Island 70 years ago this week. Communication and cooperation between local, state, trans-state and even international wildfire “compacts” is vastly improved. The bad news is, fire continues to be a very

  • Morseman, Frost win MDI Marathon

    Morseman, Frost win MDI Marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Gray skies and drizzle could not dampen the spirits of runners, volunteers and fans during the 16th edition of the Mount Desert Island Marathon on Sunday. When a trumpeter played the national anthem, and the cannon went off at 8 a.m. sharp, everyone cheered. Bryan Morseman of Bath, N.Y., was this year’s