Barb Fernald writes: January dip … fastest on record! Barb Fernald and Cindy Thomas were out of the car, in the water, horizontal, out of the water, toweled and back in the car in less than two minutes! The air temp was 33 degrees, while the water temp at the Eastern Maine Shelf buoy was 45 degrees, and it was 37 degrees at Bar Harbor. We thought it was darn cold, but it felt great after! First monthly dip of 2015. Woot!
Tarnya Colby Sanborn, her daughter Karlena and cousin April Colby braved the cold, blustery Saturday morning boat ride on Jan. 17 to bring out the inner beauty of the ladies of Cranberry at a Mary Kay party. Tarnya, a Mary Kay representative, brought all the goodies for an amazing afternoon of skin care and make-up tips. With the Community Center kitchen decorated in reds and pinks, American Beauty roses and heart-shaped chocolate candies, the mood was set for a wonderful “girls afternoon.” Those attending were Gaile Colby and her daughter Eileen, Tiffany Tate, Ingrid Gaither, Cari Alley and Heidi Gould. Thank you so much to all who came, everyone needs pampering once in a while. FYI, Tarnya is the daughter of Lyndon Colby, and April is the granddaughter of Stanley Colby, “Tinker” Colby’s brother. So as you can see, all in all, the afternoon was as much a family gathering as a Mary Kay party.
Keep an eye on the Ladies Aid ball field as permission has been asked and given to Nick Barton to install a temporary ice rink in the field. More news and perhaps a photo of the group sur la glace with hot cocoa in hand, bonfire blazing and appropriate music in the background. Nick is the new owner of Bayberry Cottage on the Lane, the home previously owned by the Horvath family. Congratulations Nick and welcome to Cranberry.
The Isleford post office hours change is delayed for several more weeks.
Katelyn Damon, Town of Cranberry Isles Public Safety Coordinator will be at the Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, hosting joint fire department and rescue service annual training and CPR classes for 40 people. A lunch will be catered by Cranberry General Store, and Aid members are providing breakfast goods, lemonade and lots of hot coffee for the volunteers. Thank you for all you do for the Town of Cranberry Isles.
Skip Stevens and Sally Rowan went to Baltimore last week for some business at the college and a Rowan family birthday party. They also spent time with Karen and Hugh Smallwood and saw Dedi Whitaker and Molly O’Donovan on Sunday at church.
Hugh is organizing a second week for some of the island EMTs to be with the Baltimore Shock/Trauma unit. Last year’s group spent two days on an ambulance and two at the hospital’s shock/trauma ER.
Kelly Thurlow of Kel’s Kutz will be at the Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 12-3:30 p.m. to give you bangs, beehives, bobs, braids, buns or buzz cuts. Also possible are perms, colorings, manicures and more. Drop by for a cup of coffee and thank Kelly for traveling to Cranberry to take care of we follically challenged. Feeling like going red for the upcoming holiday? Let Eileen know if Kelly needs to bring something special for your gorgeous.
Cory Alley plowed the snow from the ice near the Amuso’s house. Ice skates are out, and hockey games (and lessons) are on the list of Things We Can Do. Thank you, Cory!
Happy birthday to Ed Horvath on Jan. 25 and to Amara Michele Quimby, John Morgan and Kaitlyn Duggan on Jan 26. Sheila Krasnow waited till Jan. 27 to be born. Sam Hyler, Eliza O’Donovan and Lucy Pickering chose Jan. 30. If you happen to see Gary Allen of Ultra Marathon fame, among other runs and organizations, please wish him a happy birthday as he runs by you in a seasonally appropriate costume. Happy birthday Gary. Jan. 31 finds us sending best wishes to Jean Seanor and Taylor Cheryl Davidson as they celebrate. The next birthdays, believe it or not, will be in February, the second month of this year, which seems to have begun only a few days ago.
Great big hugs and happy anniversary wishes go out to Heather White and Peter Humphrey on Jan. 25. May the road rise up to meet you; may the wind be always at your back; may the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. This is a traditional Gaelic blessing.
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]