Community Announcements

  • Cranberry Isles: Lavender plants liven school campus 

    Cranberry Isles: Lavender plants liven school campus 

    Much–needed rain is forecast through Thursday of Independence Day week on the Cranberry Isles, but warmth and partial sunshine are predicted for Friday, July 4. Planned celebrations should go ahead in pleasant weather.   On Islesford, the auto/golf cart parade kicks off at 4 p.m. and the Bring-Your-Own-Picnic starts at 4:30 p.m. on Town Field.   The Islesford Dock Restaurant opened July

  • Swan’s Island: Beware the brown-tail moth caterpillar

    Congratulations to Keyona, Brian and big brother Leo Bridenstine upon the birth of Owen Kade Bridenstine, born Friday, June 19, at 6:53 a.m. Owen measured 19 inches and weighed in at 6 lbs.9 oz. and is the newest grandchild of visiting Nana Kim Colbeth. We are looking forward to many adorable pictures.  Jessica Bailey Harrington announces: “The Lobster & Marine Museum is opening for the

  • Swan’s Island has got the goods 

    We extend our deepest condolences to Allen and Jess Harrington and the many family and friends of Irene G. Harrington who passed away on Saturday, June 14, on Swan’s Island. Taking care of his mother for many years, both Allen and Jess were truly a blessing to her, and this was witnessed by the entire island. May they be blessed with peace.  Leah Ranquist has an

  • Cranberry Isles: Island remembrances for lives lost 

    Sunshine and warm temperatures prevailed on the Cranberry Isles last week, welcoming returning seasonal residents and sparking an increase in activities.  On Friday, Jasmine Samuel led a memorial service for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the many lives lost to police brutality. More than 40 residents, wearing masks and practicing social distancing, met on Sand Beach at 4 p.m. Jasmine spoke about her own experiences of prejudice at

  • Swan’s Island: New arrival steals hearts 

    Congratulations to parents Katelynn and James LeMoine upon the arrival of their bundle of joy. Weighing 5 pounds, 7.5 ounces and measuring 19 inches, Bresdin Richard LeMoine was born on Sunday, June 7. Katelynn said, “Our little peanut has already stolen our hearts” and I’m certain that other family members feel the same way.  Douglas Cornman invites Maine island writers and artists of all ages and kinds to contribute your work

  • Cranberry Isles: Bryan’s book wins award 

    Last week in the Cranberry Isles, warm, dry weather prevailed through Friday’s eighth grade graduation. Rain arrived on Saturday with scattered thunderstorms, including lightning, which started a fire in the Hinckley Yachts’ office building in Manset. There were no reports of injury and, while the road from the Cranberry Island Dock to the yacht were blocked by emergency personnel, the Manset parking lot and the town

  • Swan’s Island: A tick in time saves Lyme 

    The school bus was in the lead, followed by firetrucks blaring, several festively decorated vehicles, and the blazing lights of the sheriff’s patrol car. People were shouting and honking horns all around the island and the air vibrated with excitement. We congratulate and are very proud of our eighth graders, all four of them! What a fun way to celebrate their accomplishments

  • Cranberry Isles: Congratulations to our graduates 

    Warm and sunny days were the theme of the week in the Cranberry Isles. Wildlife, people and pets enjoyed the pleasant weather. Windows are open across the islands, though screens are a necessity because, along with other wildlife, mosquitoes are taking advantage of the warmth, too.  Last weekend, Cindy Thomas, with the help of Henry Grandgent, delivered the beautiful flowers Islesford residents ordered