Community Announcements

  • Swan’s Island: Webcams have arrived

    The Mill Pond Park Committee (J.P. Follis, Suzette Wheaton, Christal Applin, Maili Bailey, Iver Lofving, and Tom Duchesneau) asks for our help. “Raising the Roof! The Mill Pond Park needs to raise $6,500 for the renovation of the roof of the band shell. The structure is used for cover in bad weather and for a

  • Worden, Boyle to marry

    Worden, Boyle to marry

    ELLSWORTH — Kenneth and Debra Worden of Ellsworth are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Worden, to Matthew Boyle. Boyle is the son of Christopher and Amy Boyle of Franklin. Worden is a graduate of Ellsworth High School and Boyle is a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School. The couple resides in

  • Swan’s Island: Emergency readiness

    About 25 people attended the Ferry Service public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Swan’s Island School gymnasium. Agenda items presented were projects, priorities, and emergency trips; presenters were Mark Higgins, Maine State Ferry Service manager, and Jennifer Smith, Maine Department of Transportation Policy and Community Relations. While updates on new boats being built,

  • Cranberry Isles: Tears and tributes

    Great Cranberry was awash with tears, tributes and celebrations over the Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day Weekend. Family and friends gathered at the Bunker Cemetery on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 6 to say their final farewell to Leona MaCallister. Leona, who passed away at the age of 96 on Sept. 6, was daughter of Elisha

  • Swan’s Island: Flu shots available

    We exuberantly welcome our new chief engineer for the Swan’s Island ferry, Steve Davis. Oftentimes, our behind-the-scenes engineers are the unsung heroes of the ferry and some of the nicest people around; from what I’ve already witnessed, this is true of Steve. We hope his tenure with the Swan’s Island ferry is a long and

  • Swan’s Island: Peter’s pick for paradise

    It’s always exciting to meet an artist of the highest caliber, but even more exhilarating is to witness his passion, his creative energy at work. I recently had an opportunity to do just this with Swan’s Island visitors Peter Guttman and Lori Greene. I discovered, while giving him and his wife a tour of the