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
  • Eslin wins 5K on freezing Thanksgiving morning

    Eslin wins 5K on freezing Thanksgiving morning

    BAR HARBOR — Single-digit temperatures and biting wind didn’t faze the 52 runners and walkers who participated in the Mount Desert Island YMCA’s annual Catch That Turkey 5K race Thanksgiving morning. Y staff member Michael Benz ran in a turkey costume. Race director Jennifer Britz gave the turkey about a 30-second head start, and then

  • Co-op hockey approved

    Co-op hockey approved

    BAR HARBOR – As the winter sports season begins, one Mount Desert Island High School athlete will headed to Bangor every school day for practice. Sophomore Stephen Gilbert will be playing on the John Bapst ice hockey team under a co-op arrangement approved by the high school board last week. The cost to MDI, Athletic

  • Cat, dino win race

    Cat, dino win race

    BAR HARBOR — Saturday’s rain held off long enough for the 33 participants in the annual Rolling Bones 5K to keep their fur — and other costume elements — dry. Dressed as a cat, Rebecca Geib of Bar Harbor was the first across the line, with a time of 20:45. Geib has had a strong

  • MDI wins in high winds

    MDI wins in high winds

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The high school sailors representing the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center took first place Saturday in the third and final regatta of the Pen Bay League’s fall season. Alec Fisichella, Lucas Ingebritson, Nate Ingebritson, Sylvester Mays and Joe Minutolo sailed for MDI, edging second-place Boothbay by two points with their final

  • Chamber honors leaders

    Chamber honors leaders

    BAR HARBOR — When Chris Fogg was the director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, he reportedly told Jeff Dobbs a few times that he was on the list for the chamber’s Cadillac Award. The equivalent of a Citizen of the Year award, the honor goes to “a person who epitomizes the virtues of

  • MDI falls to Boothbay at Pen Bay league regatta

    MDI falls to Boothbay at Pen Bay league regatta

    CASTINE — Four teams of high school sailors took advantage of the Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day holiday Oct. 8 to get in a regatta in Castine, sailing Maine Maritime Academy’s C420 boats. The Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center team fielded two boats and finished fourth on the day with a final score of 105.

  • MDI sailors nab keelboat championship

    MDI sailors nab keelboat championship

    PORTLAND — Four Mount Desert Island High School students are set to represent Maine and New England in the National Keelboat Invitational in Florida in December after winning a qualifying regatta Oct. 7. Alec Fisichella skippered the J22 boat in the four-race regatta hosted by SailMaine in Portland Harbor. Lucas Ingebritson, Nate Ingebritson and Jake

  • Painting the town

    Painting the town

    BAR HARBOR — It doesn’t seem like anything in Bar Harbor is slowing down just yet. The streets were hopping Friday; artists, musicians and refreshments were on hand at 15 businesses participating in the final Art Walk of the season. Jessica DeFrenn of Swan’s Island, who has begun marketing her artwork online as Antlers and

  • MDI sailing fourth at Portland regatta

    MDI sailing fourth at Portland regatta

    PORTLAND — The Mount Desert Island youth sailing team, organized by the MDI Community Sailing Center as a club sport in the fall, finished fourth of 13 teams Saturday at a SailMaine regatta in Portland. It was the fourth regatta of the fall season for the Trojans, who will host a regatta this coming weekend