BEATING BACK WINTER … Chipping ice on the floats at Newman and Gray Boatyard on Great Cranberry Island, owner Josh Gray said, is part of the morning routine “when the wind blows northwest on a cold day.” PHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREN GRAY
The Pemetic/Tremont girls beat Mount Desert 22-17 Saturday in Coast League middle school basketball championships Saturday, finishing the season with an 11-1 record. The team includes Molly Ritter, Acadia Meztger, Alicia Thurston, Kylie Dowsland, Maddie Matteson, Mollie Gray, Maya Watson, Meredith Musson, Sophia Thurston, Beatriz Fonseca, Grace Horner, Lexi Tozier and Lauren Davis. They are coached by Jeff Watson.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PAULA DOWSLAND
AN ICY RECEPTION … Before the snowstorm Wednesday, last week’s rain followed by a cold snap left patches of ice on many roads. During the Tuesday morning commute, traffic backed up behind this patch of ice where Route 3 passes over Duck Brook in Bar Harbor. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES
The Conners Emerson School boys won Coast League a title Saturday with a win in middle school basketball championship games at Mount Desert Island High School. The Emerson Tigers, above, avenged two earlier losses to Hancock Grammar School earlier this year with a 49-29 win. Pictured in front, from left, are Cal Hodgdon, Evan Ankrom, Sam Sinclair, Joey Wellman-Clouse, Spencer Laurendeau and Jacob Shields. In back, from left, head coach Tom James, Aiden Grant, Alex Gray, Walker St.Germain, Kadin Reed, Ethan Sosa, Austin Lozano, Isaac MacDonnell and coach Eric Ankrom. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICIA LAURENDEAU
FROZEN OCEAN … Ice around the Harbor Place dock in Bar Harbor Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA FOSTER
WHITEOUT WEDNESDAY … Spencer Gray of Bar Harbor clears his driveway on Wednesday during the snowstorm. About seven inches of snow fell in the early morning hours. Schools were closed and plow trucks were active clearing streets, driveways and parking lots throughout the morning.
ISLANDER PHOTO BY SARAH HINCKLEY
Mount Desert Island High School wrestler Sam Hoff takes on Fort Kent’s Manny Pettingill during a 285-pound bout at the Class B North championships Feb. 9 at Ellsworth. ISLANDER PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL
LET THE SUN SHINE IN … A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the solar array on the site of Tremont’s former landfill is set for Saturday, Feb. 23 at noon, weather permitting. A video created by Sundog Solar about the project will be screened and light refreshments will be provided. The video premiered at Sunday’s A Climate to Thrive summit. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNDOG SOLAR