Great Cranberry Congregational Church services will switch back to Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 20. The congregations of both churches will join together on Great Cranberry that day for a worship service and potluck luncheon following the service.
At the Cranberry House, Phil Whitney will present the final Historical Slides Program of the season on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Center. The Seaside Playhouse will revert to its off-season schedule this week, showing movies on Tuesday and Saturday nights. Movies will be shown through the end of October.
September Artists Fellows-in-Residence at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Great Cranberry Island will open their studios to the public on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4-6 p.m. Painters Ellis Heyer of San Rafael, Calif., Linda Packard of Bangor and Judy Taylor of Southwest Harbor have been in residence at the foundation since Sept. 3.
The Open Studio events are free, and the public is invited for refreshments and to meet the artists and view their work. Maps will be available to locate the studios on the island. Afternoon ferry boats are available from Northeast Harbor, Islesford and Southwest Harbor (Manset). The last ferry departs from Great Cranberry Island to Northeast Harbor at 5:15 p.m. and from GCI to Southwest Harbor (Manset) at 5:20 p.m. Visit www.heliker-lahotan.org or call 244-7772.
The Ladies Aid hosted a gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Susan White. It was a very informal event that gave the community a chance to comfort each other and share fond memories. Chris White spoke first. He thanked the community for always being supportive. Susan’s sons were also there, and they spoke about her love of Great Cranberry. Other friends and family spoke about how Susan always was welcoming and helpful despite her own challenges with MS. Barbra Fernald, who used to write this column with Susan, read a witty poem she wrote about Susan. Susan will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. We can’t forget the positive impact she had on others. The example of her life, her generosity and loyalty is something that we all can hope to achieve.
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]