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]
  • Northeast Harbor Fleet plans overnight cruise to Brooklin

    Northeast Harbor Fleet plans overnight cruise to Brooklin

    MOUNT DESERT — The Cruising Class boats of the Northeast Harbor Fleet will go a bit farther afield for one of their races this summer, according to class captain Chris Hopkins. The boats will undertake a two-day cruise and race, beginning with a race from Northeast Harbor up Eggemoggin Reach to WoodenBoat in Brooklin Aug.

  • Young poet inspired by author program

    Young poet inspired by author program

    BAR HARBOR — Sirohi Kumar is not afraid of the big issues facing Maine and the country. She also thinks literature, and the way it can expose people to different perspectives and experiences, can help start important conversations. Discussing a book with others, she said, makes it “really easy to see all the sides and

  • Winter of the engines

    Winter of the engines

    MOUNT DESERT — In a boatyard that balances new boat production with service and storage work, winter is the time for the big engine projects. A “repower,” switching out a boat’s engine, is a big job that can require cranes and a fair bit of “boat yoga” as mechanics squeeze and reach into nooks and

  • Sharks fourth in YMCA states

    Sharks fourth in YMCA states

    ORONO — A small group of dedicated swimmers on the Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks swim team edged rivals from Ellsworth to finish fourth in the Maine State YMCA swim meet held Friday through Sunday at the University of Maine. Of the 16 participating teams, the Long Reach Swim Club of the Bath won the

  • High school jazz sets toes tapping

    High school jazz sets toes tapping

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School instrumental jazz ensembles will head to the University of New Hampshire this weekend for the Clark Terry Jazz Festival, where they will attend concerts and master classes, as well as perform their competition pieces. The trip comes on the heels of Island Jazz Night performances last

  • Dow honored, award named for Andy Mays

    Dow honored, award named for Andy Mays

    ROCKPORT — Two men known well to the Mount Desert Island commercial fishing community were honored at the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum last weekend at the Samoset Resort here. Specialist Sean Dow of the Maine Marine Patrol accepted the Officer of the Year award Saturday. The DMR Excellence Award, now named for its first recipient,

  • Car crashes into Chart Room

    Car crashes into Chart Room

    BAR HARBOR — One vehicle rolled onto its roof and another struck The Chart Room restaurant in Hulls Cove after the two collided Wednesday evening, police said, but only minor injuries were reported. A Buick, driven by Hubert Godin, 63, of Bass Harbor, was traveling on the Crooked Road when its brakes failed, according to

  • Swimmers crush Crusaders

    Swimmers crush Crusaders

    BANGOR — Mount Desert Island High School’s swim teams notched a victory over the John Bapst Crusaders in their final regular-season meet Tuesday at the Bangor YMCA. The Trojan boys took first in all 12 events, and the girls were first in 10 of 12 swim events. Bapst is fielding a girls’ diving team, but

  • Lakota elder speaks at Wounded Knee

    Lakota elder speaks at Wounded Knee

    BAR HARBOR — “The world is not an accident,” a Lakota elder known only as “Dan” says in a film coming to Reel Pizza next week. “We don’t always choose our parts.” “I called you, and you came,” Dan tells writer Kent Nerburn in the film adaptation of the 1994 novel “Neither Wolf nor Dog.”

  • Port authority opponents rally at Maine State House

    AUGUSTA — Opponents of a bill in the state Legislature that would enable a Bar Harbor town vote to create a local port authority gathered Tuesday afternoon to draw attention to their concerns. About two dozen people attended the rally, said organizer Renata Moise, a leader of a group called “Friends of Frenchman Bay.” The