Articles by: Sally Rowan and Jennifer Walls

Sally Rowan and Jennifer Walls

Sally Rowan and Jennifer Walls

We look forward to reporting the news. Send items to us by 5 p.m. on Sunday. For Islesford, email Sally Rowan at [email protected], and for Great Cranberry, reach Jennifer Walls at [email protected]
  • Winter prep under way

    New heat pumps were recently installed in the arts center and the basement archives center. The new heating systems will result in long-term heating cost savings, provide more extensive space heating and eliminate dependence on erratic barging and fuel delivery schedules. The “Blue Heron Pond” has been expanded. Preparations are being made to accommodate ice

  • INH renovation almost done

    Peyton Eggleston, the vice president of the Islesford Neighborhood House Association and in charge of the INH construction project, has stayed on top of everything. Peyton was at the EMT conference, so came out to Islesford on Friday and met with Randy Sinclair of Sinclair Builders to see the progress. Skip Stevens, also on the

  • Welcome, Marina!

    Islesford has been very quiet this week, except that we have a new resident! On Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:37 a.m., Marina Marilyn joined her sister Lucy and their parents Lindsay Eysnogle and Jason Pickering. She weighed 8 lbs, 2 oz., and was 21 inches. Congratulations, Lindsay and Jason. Lindsay’s mother, Lucy Eysnogle, has come

  • Dragon roams island

    Somehow, we’re now in November. This past weekend included Halloween, which had the kids dressed in various costumes going around the island in hopes of filling their bags and pillowcases with loot. Preference is, as the past 50 years have shown, various forms of candy and munchies. Islesford’s trick-or-treaters included Rubye Alley as Kelita, the

  • Islanders run near and far

    We had the big cross-country meet here on Great Cranberry Island Saturday. The kids from Swans Island came over on a special boat. There were 26 participants from kindergarten through eighth grade. Kindergarten-through-second grade students ran only 1.3 miles. They had five runners, most were from Swans. Melanie Sanborn won a first-place medal for girls.

  • Breakfast, dinner raise big bucks

    The pancake breakfast at Islesford Neighborhood House was a success. The Cranberry Isles Rescue Service served bacon or sausage, pancakes and beverages. Seventy-nine people went; the breakfast raised $1,327! Thanks to all who participated. The Ladies Aid potluck dinner was a big success. There was a huge spread. There were baked beans and pulled pork,

  • Big appetites wanted

    Come for pancakes with bacon, sausage, O.J. and the most loved (needed?) morning beverage, coffee. The Cranberry Isles Rescue Service will host their 4th annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, Oct. 10. They’ll be ready for those who are up early, starting their service at 5 a.m. They finish serving at 9:30 a.m. Come on over

  • Flotilla honored Alley

    Richard “Chuddy” Alley’s memorial service was on Sunday morning. Sunbeam came from Ellsworth, bringing some people from MDI to Great Cranberry. Cari Alley thanked those who came to the Flotilla for Chuddy: Pastor Thomas Powell and Douglas Cornman helped arrange the details; the captain of Sunbeam led the flotilla; Amanda Bracy, Julie Blank Olearcek and

  • Church services change

    Great Cranberry Congregational Church services will switch back to Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 20. The congregations of both churches will join together on Great Cranberry that day for a worship service and potluck luncheon following the service. At the Cranberry House, Phil Whitney will present the final Historical Slides Program of

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