Come for pancakes with bacon, sausage, O.J. and the most loved (needed?) morning beverage, coffee. The Cranberry Isles Rescue Service will host their 4th annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, Oct. 10. They’ll be ready for those who are up early, starting their service at 5 a.m. They finish serving at 9:30 a.m. Come on over to Islesford Neighborhood House. A suggested donation to the service is $7 per adult; kids 12 and younger eat free. Thank you to Katelyn Damon for organizing it again.
Letitia “Tish” Baldwin, her husband, Bentley, and their daughters, Blue and Skye, invite one and all to an open house at their Islesford home in memory of Mike Baldwin, who died Nov. 3, 2014, in Vero Beach, Fla. Come celebrate from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Refreshments will be served.
Anticipation has been building for the annual potluck dinner at the Ladies Aid. It is planned for Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. Last year was my first dinner and my initiation into a community unlike any I had ever known. Though many summer people already have left, this dinner is a chance to say goodbye to summer friends. For me it was a chance to meet many islanders for the first time. Now that I’m heading into my second year on the island, I’m looking forward to the dinner as a last farewell to new friends.
The fall and winter will be cold and lonely, but on Saturday, we can all be together to share our love for this island and the community it holds. It is a fundraiser for the Community Center, so each plate costs $10. Additional donations I’m sure are welcome or bring a dish to share. This allows the use and maintenance of the building, which is a valuable community resource. From selectman’s meetings to hair cuts, memorials to marathons, every event big or small makes use of the Community Center.
Cari Alley has added another hat to wear for town business. She is now the tagging agent for hunted deer. The Tagging Station is at 131 Main St., “Fishbowl Farm.” Accompanied deer are welcome to come for a brief visit.
Here’s to a good season to keep the population on the islands under control. Some deer were out a few nights ago checking out the new roadwork on Islesford in the middle of the night. A few families were together at the field just outside Northeast Harbor where Route 3 heads to Bar Harbor.
Not much happened on Main Street with all the rain a week ago. September was beautiful weather for all the work; here’s to clear weather these upcoming weeks so it gets finished. The road is very solid, with minimal damage from all the rain. Some work at Islesford Neighborhood House is on the schedule.
The Kids Book Festival is in Bar Harbor this Saturday. Ashley Bryan is the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. at the Criterion. He will join other authors and area students to “celebrate story and community.” Sessions will include comic book storytelling, Leopold the Lion, a lesson in drawing, and there will be a session “History into Literature” on writing historic fiction. The Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor Congregational Church and YWCA will host the events.
Katya Mocarsky celebrates her birthday on Oct. 14. Happy birthday, Katya!
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, email Jennifer Walls at [email protected]