Articles by: Sally Rowan and Kayla Gagnon

Sally Rowan and Kayla Gagnon

Sally Rowan and Kayla Gagnon

We look forward to reporting all the news. Send items to us by 5 p.m. on Sunday. For Islesford, email Sally Rowan at [email protected], and for Great Cranberry, email Kayla Gagnon at [email protected]
  • Islanders make mark in marathon

    Fall continues to bring time for reflection and crisp, cool air in the early mornings out on the island. The last of the crops are to be harvested: carrots, beets, potatoes, squash and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Flower bulbs and garlic are being planted in the ground to stay dormant until the warmth of spring returns.

  • Dinner fed bodies, spirits

    This past Saturday evening was the Ladies Aid Columbus Day (also known as Indigenous People’s Day) dinner. The community center was packed with islanders, year-rounders and those who came for a last weekend before the winter hits. The space was filled with warmth and chatter as everyone ate the delicious food. There was so much

  • Bryan finalist for Kirkus Prize

    Ashley Bryan is one of the finalists for the Kirkus Prize in fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature, a prize to be given in November. He’s nominated for “Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life.” A special shout out goes to Brendan Westphal for his guest appearance on Double B

  • Six islanders joined peaceful protest

    This past Sunday, six islanders from Great Cranberry drove up to the Penobscot River in Bangor to join in a peaceful protest organized by the Wabanaki tribe to stand in solidarity with those in Standing Rock, N.D. Sarah McCracken, Jessi Duma, Rosalie Kell, Barbara Meyers, Chris White and Kayla Gagnon all attended and observed various

  • Islanders rocked the dock

    There were two large gatherings on Islesford: Monday was the Ashley Bryan Center’s dedication of the new Story Teller Pavilion, and Tuesday was “Rock the Dock,” a celebration of Cynthia and Dan Lief’s work over the last 24 years with the Islesford Dock restaurant. On Monday, the Story Teller Pavilion of the Ashley Bryan Center

  • Longfellow school shows off remodel

    Great Cranberry’s Longfellow school had its opening Saturday, Aug. 13. It was a wonderful success and displayed the newly renovated school building and the beautiful work islanders put in. When you walk in and see bright yellow walls and big windows with light shining through, you notice the work the school teachers, Lauren and Audree,

  • Literary event a ‘best seller’

    Literary Evening started 38 years ago; this year’s was Thursday, Aug. 4. Erica Merrill, the organizer of the event, took contributions at the entrance and prepared the reception; Sarah Corson was the up-front host and presented the history of the birth of Literary Evening after the Grange closed and the Neighborhood House was born. The

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