And baby makes three

Congratulations to Pastor Tom Powell and his wife Becca on the birth of their son, Lewis Marshall Powell, on March 6 at 5:32 p.m. at a weight of 6 pounds 4 ounces. Mother, father and baby are all doing well.

Cranberry Isles will hold the annual town meeting on Saturday, March 14, at the church on Great Cranberry at 8:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Ladies Aid Society and served at the Community Center around noon.

The subject chosen by the residents of Great Cranberry for the “Light Painting” by Howie Motenko is the tractor on the beach in Spurling Cove. A date for the project will be posted.

The second EMT/Baltimore time is coming soon. It’s an excellent time for EMTs from the islands to go down to Baltimore and spend two days with ambulance crews and two days in the hospital’s ER.

Thank you, Hugh Smallwood, for arranging this again. This year includes some EMTs from Northeast Harbor; the whole crew going is David Rackliff, Paul Fernald, Mary Schuch, Margaret Houghton, Kelly Sanborn, Luke Abel, Jonathan Zumwalt, Carol Brodeur, Katy Gordon and Jessica St. Amand. Thanks to those who fill in for them so they can go, and thanks to those who house them in Baltimore.

Before the spate of February storms fades from our memories, we give many thanks to those who helped us through them. We are grateful to Cory Alley for his constant circling of Islesford roads, keeping them clear.

Mitch McCormick keeps the recycling center accessible. Jeremy Alley, David Thomas, Jason Pickering, Will Palmer, Dan Fernald, Rick Alley, Cory Duggan, Jim Amuso, Nicko Hadlock and Roy Hadlock have helped with digging out driveways and parking spots. Some have driven a truck around and reduced the huge piles of plowed snow, with the result of visibility around corners and curves. Apologies to those whose names are missing!

We have just eight more days until the spring equinox, the official first day of spring.

Welcome back, Jeri and Ted Spurling. Jeri got home Tuesday from her work in the southern part of the Dominican Republic, while Ted got home this weekend from time in the medical service in the northwest corner.

Eliza Greenman came up from New York, where she’s working with apples. She spent time with Lindsay Eysnogle, Jason and their daughter Lucy Pickering, Kaitlyn Duggan and Jeri Spurling, and stayed at Ann Fernald’s.

Lindsay, Jason and Lucy have taken a vacation down south. They’ve gone to Black Mountain, N.C., to visit Sarah Vekasi, who grew up in Southwest Harbor.

Sally Rowan and Skip Stevens went to Baltimore again for a few days. Skip gets to meet with students on campus and go to some meetings; Sally gets to see family and friends.

Happy belated birthday to Phil Whitney on March 3, to Cherie Weed, Kelly Sanborn and Peter Eldredge on March 6, to Jennifer Tozier on March 7 and to Edgar Blank on March 10. Tom Powell celebrated his special day in the Cranberry Isles for the second time on the March 11. On March 12 are the birthdays of Cody Tozier, Mark Fernald and Freddie Kehoe. Linda Lunt‘s next birthday is on March 14. Elliott Damon Hadlock turns 2 on March 15, the same day Jan Moss celebrates. Madison Elizabeth King will have cake and ice cream on March 16, as will Martha Miller. St. Patrick’s Day babies James Bunker and Wini Smart will be wearing the green on Mar. 17. Curtis Thorman and Adele Palmer share March 18.

On March 14 is the anniversary of Richard and Helen Dudman. Has it been 67 years? Congratulations from all your friends and neighbors and best wishes.

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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