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
  • 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

  • Local playwright weaves addiction tale

    Local playwright weaves addiction tale

    TREMONT – Hancock County theatregoers recognize Patrick Harris of Blue Hill from roles he has played at the New Surry Theatre, The Grand, and elsewhere. This past winter he wrote his first play, “An Intervention.” It will be performed Aug. 25 at the Barn Arts Collective as part of the Local Residency Series. The play

  • Boatworks celebrates new home in Blue Duck

    Boatworks celebrates new home in Blue Duck

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The Islesford community celebrated the beginning of a new chapter for the town’s waterfront Saturday at an open house and fundraiser for Islesford Boatworks in the building known as the Blue Duck. The community boatbuilding organization, which is in its 13th summer, signed a 10-year lease of the building earlier this year

  • Nimbus, local dancers plumb “Depth of Experience”

    Nimbus, local dancers plumb “Depth of Experience”

    BAR HARBOR – Audience members looked a little nervous when word got around that the dance performance they were gathering for Friday at the Criterion would include an audience participation element. After all, the members of the high-level Nimbus Dance Works company are very accomplished artists—and athletes. It would be easy for a regular Jane

  • Seaweed business to partner with college

    Seaweed business to partner with college

    By Max Hauptman and Liz Graves news@mdislander.com   BAR HARBOR — On the water in Frenchman Bay, in shore-side facilities in Port Clyde and Gouldsboro, and now in the basement of the historic Turrets building at College of the Atlantic, a seaweed business is picking up steam. Springtide Seaweed is owned and operated by Sarah

  • Accident sends two to hospital

    Accident sends two to hospital

    MOUNT DESERT — Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Friday evening following a two-car accident on Route 102, police said. A 2003 Saab operated by Liam King, 25, of Bar Harbor pulled off of Beech Hill Cross Road into the path of the other vehicle, according to reports. It was a 2015 Buick