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
  • JV football program tackles skill development

    JV football program tackles skill development

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity football team had a strong season with five games, Coach Tony DeMuro said last week. “All in all, given how young we were, we had a really good season,” he said. “We lost our first two games to Belfast and Nokomis, but not by

  • Frenchman Bay Partners

    Frenchman Bay Partners

    BAR HARBOR — When environmental scientists, government groups and economists sit down to discuss land-use planning, it can seem like they speak different languages. A new collaboration between the Frenchman Bay Partners (FBP), the University of Maine, and a company called Cardno/Entrix aims to address that issue. Brian Reilly of Seal Harbor has been active

  • Close matches teach JV boys grit

    Close matches teach JV boys grit

    BAR HARBOR — This year’s junior varsity boys soccer team at Mount Desert Island High School enjoyed the kind of games and the kind of season that keep players on their toes and drive them to improve. Their season record of six wins, five losses and four ties indicates both the strong competition in the

  • Bike MDI group forms

    Bike MDI group forms

    BAR HARBOR — Bike MDI, a new bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group, held its first meeting last Wednesday in the Mount Desert Island High School library. “It was an amazing crowd,” organizer Ron Greenberg said. “Nearly every organization on MDI was represented.” Representatives from Acadia National Park, the Island Explorer bus system and the Hancock

  • Cod rules could hamstring lobstermen

    Cod rules could hamstring lobstermen

    NEWPORT, R.I. — A proposal to restrict lobster fishing in certain designated spawning areas for cod is on the agenda at the New England Fishery Management Council meeting here this week. A groundfish subcommittee voted last week to recommend that, “due to the high bycatch of cod in the lobster fishery and potential disruption of

  • Teams on the bus go ’round the state

    Teams on the bus go ’round the state

    BAR HARBOR — The drive from Mount Desert Island High School to Presque Isle takes about four hours. But traveling through an endless corridor of trees along Interstate 95 north of Bangor can make it feel more like four days. The route to Presque Isle follows I-95 to its northern end at Houlton, then continues

  • AD Dow honored with national award

    AD Dow honored with national award

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School Athletic Director Bunky Dow is set to travel to National Harbor, Maryland, next month to accept a national Citation Award from the National Federation of State High School Associations. Dow was named top athletic administrator for a region including all of New England, Pennsylvania and New York.

  • Acadia Fire sparks soccer fun, fitness

    Acadia Fire sparks soccer fun, fitness

    TRENTON — The Acadia Fire FC soccer academy is gearing up for its winter-spring season. It will be the first full winter in their new “Fire House” indoor turf field across from the Hancock County SPCA on Route 3. Programs for the upcoming ten-week season begin Dec. 1 and include groups for ages 5-18. Open

  • JV volleyball squad has a strong season

    JV volleyball squad has a strong season

    BAR HARBOR — With a 12-2 record on the season, the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity volleyball team had a lot to smile about this year. “Our two losses came early in the season to Scarborough and Ellsworth, when we were still trying to put it all together and learn the game,” Coach