Community Announcements

  • Cranberry Isles: Valentine party gets encore

    On Tuesday, warmer temperatures drew quite a few residents to coffee hour at the Islesford Library. Cindy Thomas, who shared chocolate cake, and her husband David Thomas were joined by Ashley Bryan, Anna Fernald, Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson, Karen Smallwood, Christine Sandberg, Ted Spurling, Jason Pickering, Paul Fernald, Tom Powell, Lewis Powell, Serena Spurling, Nicko

  • Cranberry Isles: Students to host luncheon

    Cranberry Isles: Students to host luncheon

    A wonderful 16th birthday celebration was held for Hallie Sumner at the Cranberry Island Community Center on the evening of Thurs, Jan. 31. Hallie is the daughter of Darlene and Ben Sumner. Those attending were: Darlene, Ben, Hallie’s sisters Kariah and Audrey, Audrey Noether, Colleen Bunker, Bob Hudson, Eileen Richards, Ingrid Gaither, Beverly Sanborn, Sharon

  • Swan’s Island: Safety courses set

    Karen Preston Griffin reports from the Jan. 10 Selectmen’s meeting minutes: “Myron Sprague, Jr., and Kathy Clark, Swan’s Island Ferry Advisory Board members, attended the January Ferry Advisory Board meeting in Rockland. Advisory Board members voted to recommend appealing the decision in the letter stamped Dec. 21 from the U.S. Coast Guard denying the ability

  • Swan’s Island: Super bowl subs

    We celebrate with Gary Rainford an honor recently bestowed upon him. He shares with us, “2018 was mostly dedicated to a new manuscript I’m writing called ‘Seven Springs, Bobbie’s last story, living in Maine with Alzheimer’s disease.’ These poems square off with the bitter reality, ‘To grow old is to lose everything,’ the opening line

  • Swan on King’s staff

    Swan on King’s staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bar Harbor native Evelyn Swan is a member of Senator Angus King’s communications staff in the D.C. office. As Press Assistant, a recent announcement from King’s office said, Swan works alongside Matthew Felling, newly appointed communications director, and Jeff Sobotko, press secretary and digital director. Swan graduated from Mount Desert Island High

  • New roles  at Preserve

    New roles at Preserve

    MOUNT DESERT — The Land & Garden Preserve is announcing several staff promotions. Cassie Banning has become the Preserve’s Director of Farm and Gardens. For the past three seasons, Banning has been the Manager of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden and McAlpin Farm, and for two years as the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Manager. In

  • Donation and gifts

    Donation and gifts

    Bank employees support Acadia Homes for Students and Healthy Acadia SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Employees of First National Bank recently raised $858.17 for Acadia Homes for Students through the bank’s Casual for a Cause program. Employees make a contribution to a nominated non-profit organization in exchange for dressing casually on Fridays for one month. Serving the

  • Cranberry Isles Pick of the litter

    Tuesday included an open house at the Ashley Bryan School on Islesford. It was music day with Christina Spurling on hand; the older kids sang, and everyone played keyboards or xylophones, along with a guitar and ukulele. Ann Fernald provided the coffee for the Tuesday coffee hour at the Islesford Library. Ted Spurling, Skip Stevens,