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
  • Ferry company fleshes out plan

    BAR HARBOR — The town council is set to decide in a few weeks whether to accept Bay Ferries’ proposal for a five-year lease of a portion of the Eden Street property the town is purchasing from the state. The company holds a 10-year contract with the Province of Nova Scotia to provide ferry service

  • Cross-country team hosts intergenerational trail race

    Cross-country team hosts intergenerational trail race

    BAR HARBOR — Runners of all ages gathered at Mount Desert Island High School Saturday for the cross-country team’s annual trail race fundraiser. Cross-country team member Alex Eason, who led his team last weekend in the Ellsworth Invitational meet, was first across the line in the 5K with a time of 21:46. Teammate Jacob Benson

  • Giving vegetables their due

    Giving vegetables their due

    BAR HARBOR – Photographer Lynn Karlin moved to Belfast from her native New York City several years ago, following in the footsteps of homesteaders Helen and Scott Nearing. She was an in-demand commercial photographer. Her work appeared in the fashion-industry trade journal Woman’s Wear Daily, the New York Times Magazine and House Beautiful. So the

  • Fox traveled entire U.S., Canada border for new book

    Fox traveled entire U.S., Canada border for new book video

    BAR HARBOR – Author and Mount Desert Island High School alumnus Porter Fox will be at Sherman’s book store Sunday, Sept. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his new book “Northland: a 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border.” Fox made the journey along the national boundary line from east

  • Republicans to meet

    ELLSWORTH – The Hancock County Republicans are set to meet next on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Ellsworth City Hall. It is an open meeting and all are invited. The meeting will include a “mystery candidate,” organizers said, plus election of a Vice Chairman and a work party for the candidates. Contact Sandi

  • DAR chapters plan ceremony

    DAR chapters plan ceremony

    DEER ISLE — The Majabigwaduce Chapter and the Mount Desert Isle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will honor Salome Sellers with a ceremony at her grave Sept. 8. Members of the two chapters will place a bronze marker on Salome’s grave, rededicate the bronze marker that the Mount Desert Isle Chapter placed

  • Accident leads to OUI charge

    Accident leads to OUI charge

    BAR HARBOR — Catharine McDonald, 43, of Bar Harbor was arrested and charged with OUI after the 2017 Volkswagen Passat she was driving sideswiped three vehicles parked on Ledgelawn Avenue and rolled onto its side at about 9:45 Tuesday night. No injuries were reported. The Volkswagen sustained front-end and side damage and the vehicles it

  • Paintings by Kimura featured

    Paintings by Kimura featured

    Paintings by Keri Kimura of Southwest Harbor will be on display from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6 at Swallowfield in Northeast Harbor. Kimura is a visual artist living in Southwest Harbor. She studied painting at Smith College, the Glasgow School of Art and the New York Studio School. Her recent paintings are inspired by quilt

  • Stanley to speak

    SEARSPORT — On Saturday, Aug. 25, Southwest Harbor boatbuilder Ralph Stanley will present a talk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. Stanley will show some of the half models he has carved and explain how he used them to build full size boats. The presentation is free with