Arts Center roof holds heat better

Jesse Jameson, Ben Walls and Ben Sumner have completed insulating the interior ceiling of the Arts Center roof, which was a major project. The roof was never insulated, and over the years, much heat was lost to the atmosphere. The ceiling looks beautiful and retains its “country” flavor, as well as now being more energy efficient with heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Congratulations to the crew for a job well done.

With the new improvements, the Arts Center is once again available for the regular yoga classes, weekly movies, karaoke sessions and various meetings, as well as for other special events.

Karen Smallwood, Ann Fernald, David Thomas, Sally Rowan, Mary E. Schuch, Malcolm Fernald, Peter Philbrook and Key joined for coffee and tea at the Islesford Library. Conversations included skis and hope that the rain would become smooth skating ice.

In January, Sarah Corson and Dick Atlee met up with their two sons and their beloveds in Brooklyn at the apartment of Trevor Corson and Anu Partanen and their six-month-old daughter, Aava. Ash Corson and Christine Grace flew in from Los Angeles. Mostly they hung out and enjoyed the baby, but they also walked in Prospect Park and visited the Brooklyn Library, and Trevor treated them to sustainable sushi omakase in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Open Mic Night at the Islesford Neighborhood House was a success. Adele and Amy Palmer, Paul Fernald, Karen Smallwood, Jim Amuso, Barb Fernald, Jason Pickering, Katelyn Damon, Cathy Sinnott, Jeremy Alley, Dan and Katie Fernald, Sally Rowan, Cory Duggan and several others were full-time audience. Participants were the organizer of the event and birthday celebrant Kaitlyn Duggan, Jeri Spurling, Peter Philbrook, Mary Schuch, Malcolm Fernald, Lindsay Eysnogle, Skip Stevens and Ted Spurling, pianist extraordinaire. Lindsay’s parents were out from Wisconsin; children on hand included Luciana and Marina Pickering, Elliott Damon Hadlock, Bode Duggan, and Briggs and Phoebe Gray.

Pastor Scott Planting, director of the Maine Seacoast Mission, is scheduled to be the guest minister for the church service on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m.

Known Islesford birthdays this week are Courtney Chaplin on Feb. 5. Christine Sandberg blows out candles on Feb. 6, as will Stefanie Alley on Feb. 7. There must be others! Please send to [email protected]!

Liam Carroll Astbury celebrates his birthday on Feb. 15 with lots of cake, friends and family I am sure. Have a great day, Liam. Our friend Candace Corson will have her special day with her wonderful husband, Neal, on Feb.16. Looking forward to seeing you both in the spring. Tim Shiro, the handsome husband of our own Lilo Stainton, will have a great day on Feb. 18. Happy birthday all, and may all your birthday wishes come true.

Quote of the week: “Please remember that Valentine’s Day is a polite reminder that Christmas decorations must come down!” — author unknown.

Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards

Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards

We look forward to reporting all the news. Send items to us by 5 p.m. on Sunday. For Islesford, email Sally Rowan at [email protected], and for Great Cranberry, reach Eileen Richards at 244-5684 or [email protected]
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