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
  • 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

  • Young MDI sailors score; Donahue, Ehrhart win gold

    Young MDI sailors score; Donahue, Ehrhart win gold

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR – Mount Desert Island’s youth sailors had a strong showing earlier this month at the combined Maine State Championship and Junior Olympic (JO) Sailing Festival hosted by the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club earlier this month. They represented the MDI Community Sailing Center and Northeast Harbor Sailing School. A first-place finish for Terra Ehrhart,

  • Campground celebrates 60th, one camper logs 60 summers

    Campground celebrates 60th, one camper logs 60 summers

    MOUNT DESERT — The late Arnold Allen came home to dinner one night in 1957, the story goes, and said to his wife, Marie, and young daughter, Mady, “I think I’m going to open a campground.” And he did. Opening day was July 3, 1958. Mady Allen joined the current owners, the Craighead family, for

  • Petition response delayed

    Petition response delayed

    By Liz Graves and Dick Broom news@mdislander.com   MOUNT DESERT — Selectmen are taking more time to consider their response to a citizen petition presented earlier this month seeking to delay a planned reconstruction of Main Street. They requested reports from town staff at their next meeting, Aug. 6, and plan to pass a resolution

  • Proposal for Nova Scotia ferry return moves forward

    Proposal for Nova Scotia ferry return moves forward

    BAR HARBOR — The CEO of the private company proposing to bring back Bar Harbor-Nova Scotia ferry service faced a battery of questions Tuesday evening from town councilors and residents. Some of those questions were about the company’s history in Bar Harbor and current activities in Portland. Others were about ensuring public waterfront access and community input in