Community Announcements

  • Swan’s Island: The lighthouse keeps shining 

    Beverly McAloon asks for our help at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19: “Come help, Historical Society members and friends. We will meet to organize the space in our new home [the Methodist Church on North Road]. What to keep, what can be given for a donation to Island friends and what should go to the dump.”  After lending a hand at the Historical Society’s new digs, why not treat yourself

  • Cranberry Isles: Archery deer season began Sept. 12 

    Greetings from the Cranberry islands where each season has its own unique beauty. Early autumn, with its bright blue skies, fluffy clouds, cool breezes and sparkling water is no exception. Usually, after Labor Day, island population decreases quickly. However, this year, many residents have chosen to delay their departure. Happily, the end of the week featured that gorgeous autumn weather and the festival feel

  • Cranberry Isles: One for the books 

    Autumn is arriving softly on the Cranberry Islands. There is a distinct chill in the night air on the water and leaves already have a tinge of yellow. However, thoughts of hot tea, spices and wood smoke are still only in the background as intracoastal waters teem with pleasure boats, yachts, lobster and fishing vessels.   Librarian Cindy Thomas initiated the 2020 Islesford Neighborhood

  • Swan’s Island: It’s all about connections 

    This past week’s theme for me was about connections, both new and old, always at a distance. Winnie and Jim Guerdon, Islander readers who live in Florida and summer in Bar Harbor, gave me a phone call the other night. They were searching for the name of the Swan’s Island lobsterman who had spoken at the Republican National Convention (Jason Joyce) and conversed with me about

  • Cranberry Isles: Flu shot clinics being planned

    It was a cooler in the Cranberry Isles last week. The fall-like weather included a full day of heavy rain and weekend wind. While the precipitation was appreciated, the threat of bad weather from the remnants of Hurricane Laura prompted Downeast Windjammers to cancel all of Saturday’s runs on the Cranberry Cove Ferry. A return of warmer weather is in the

  • Cranberry Isles: Geology student hiking all Acadia’s major peaks 

    Summer paraded its colors last week on the Cranberry Isles. The weather was warm but not too hot and breezes were abundant. Cattails, Queen Anne’s Lace and goldenrod swayed beneath vivid sunsets, stars were brilliant in the night skies, and in the day, billowing sails bloomed on the sparkling water.   Unfortunately, Chris Sandburg came upon a still smoldering fire among dried seaweed

  • Swan’s Island: Bus driver Pete readying for retirement 

    Coffee Love now has ice cream by the scoop on Fridays and Saturdays from 6–8 p.m. Gary Rainford details the selection: “Cups, cake or sugar cones. Chocolate and caramel sauces. Rainbow and chocolate sprinkles. Whipped cream. And Whole Lotta Love Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches (chocolate or vanilla) from Meri’s Kitchen. Labor Day will be our last weekend for ice cream. Coffee Love’s full menu will be

  • Swan’s Island: Library seeing what works for the island 

    Jeanne Hoyle updates us on the library schedule: “The library is now open from 1–4 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Only five patrons are allowed in the library at a time with a 30–minute limit on each patron. Every patron must wear a mask, and if they are uncomfortable with wearing a mask, curbside delivery will still be an option. Hand sanitizer will be required before entering the building. If a book/DVD is

  • Cranberry Isles: Important books added to collection 

    The Cranberry Isles enjoyed another beautiful week, though many expressed concerns about gardens and yards due to the lack of rain. Happily, rain was forecast for early this week.   Officers were elected at last Monday’s meeting of the Islesford Neighborhood House Association. Bob Keohane was elected president, Eleanor Bright was voted in as treasurer, Kelly Dickson was chosen as secretary and Tammy Palmer as coordinator. Congratulations,