Articles by: Sally Rowan and Sarah McCracken

Sally Rowan and Sarah McCracken

Sally Rowan and Sarah McCracken

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] com, and for Great Cranberry, email Sarah McCracken at [email protected] or call her at 978-879-5939.
  • Dudman memorial set

    A memorial service for Helen Dudman will take place at the Jordan Funeral Home in Ellsworth on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Our sympathy goes to Iris Dudman and her children, Rosa and Lillian Mayer, and to Northeast Harbor’s Martha Dudman and her children, Georgia and Richard Howland. This past week, Sarah McCracken and

  • Land for GCI gym sought

    The Future’s Group of GCI is in search of a piece of land on which to build a permanent gym space for islander’s to work out and work on the well-being of their bodies, minds and spirits year-round. The gym was once located on the second floor of the Longfellow School. This worked out well

  • Quilters passing on tradition

    To ease the winter doldrums, Beverly Sanborn has been engaging the school children in a traditional island winter craft. Working with art teacher Mary Lyman, Sanborn is sharing her knowledge of quilting, a craft that in the past kept many island women busy throughout the colder months. Beverly has been making quilts for 40 or

  • Valentine’s cards spread love

    The Longfellow School kids and teachers, along with other community members, came together at The Ladies Aid on Wednesday to make Valentine cards for friends and loved ones for the upcoming holiday. Everyone also made cards for elderly members of the community, which were delivered along with chocolates. Thanks to The Ladies Aid for providing

  • Winter storm is overachiever

    Welcome home, Ashley Bryan! Ashley got back to the island on Wednesday after time in Texas with his extended family. There’s nothing like coming home from Texas to single-digit temperatures. Tuesday went from the original forecast of maybe a couple of inches finished by 9 a.m. to serious nastiness. Roads were slippery; roads from Ellsworth

  • Town office work underway

    There’s a lot of work going on in the former Islesford Store building to get it ready for its new job as town office. New insulation went under the floor; the process included the need for full face masks in the building, so Joy Sprague moved over to the ladies’ parlor at the Islesford Neighborhood

  • Rime of the islanders

    The islands have finally been dusted with their first frost. It was a remarkably mild fall up until that point, and now we are reminded of the coming cold weather slowly tightening its grip on coastal communities. As winterberry and conifers begin to be the only color saturating the natural landscape, the deer become more