The Ladies Aid will hold their Annual Columbus Weekend Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Cranberry Island Community Center. A menu of penne pasta with meat sauce, assorted salads, garlic bread and a variety of delicious cakes for dessert will be served. Adults $10, children 5-12 $5 and children under 5 eat for free. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be put towards the purchase and installation of new windows for the older section of the Community Center. See you there.
Saturday, Oct. 11, there will be a pancake breakfast at Islesford Neighborhood House. If you start off early looking for lobster, or maybe early morning bucks, you can still go. It starts at 5 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m. Come to the pancake breakfast and say thanks to the firemen and EMTs for all they give to the islands. Donations of $7 are suggested; children are free.
Last week, on Sept. 27, Sam Shaw hosted a party in honor of what would have been his daughter Hannah‘s 30th birthday and in memory of her. Her mother, Jane Tawney, her sister, Holly, and her three closest friends, Emily Wright, Joanna Walls and Nina Emlen co-hosted the party and took care of the decorations. A small shrine was erected for her. A musician friend came from Los Angeles, and some of Sam’s cousins came from Florida and Montana. Her friends and her parents’ friends had a celebration of her life, with some tears amid moments of reflection. It was a day and evening of fabulous weather for an overall joyous affair. Hannah had designed a lot of clothes, and many who attended the party wore hats they had decorated in her honor; a few had made full outfits.
“A Visit with Ashley Bryan” has been packed up and taken over to COA for a show from mid-October through February. Congratulations, Ashley, that it’s being seen again and locally.
The Ashley Bryan School has a lot of kids running cross country. Melissa Amuso works with the younger ones, and Cliff Smith takes the others. Cliff goes on a bicycle, which allows him to watch each of the runners from behind them as well as beside them. With those views, he’s able to make sure they’re running properly, not in a way that will lead to any injury over time. This past Monday, Oct. 6, they ran at Mount Desert Island High School. Next Wednesday, Oct. 15, there will be a meet at Northeast Harbor. On Oct. 18, there will be a meet hosted by the Cranberry Isles (which island is yet to be determined), and at Swans Island on Oct. 25. Both of these meets will be for children in grades K-8; the MDES schedule is for our 5-8th grades only.
We have a mid-term election coming up surprisingly soon! Denise McCormick writes, “Absentee Ballots are now available for the November 4th, 2014 Elections. If you would like a ballot mailed to you, please contact me at the Town Office at 244-4475! Thanks you!”
Birthdays: Katya Mocarsky celebrates her birthday on Oct. 14. Katelyn Damon has a birthday on Oct. 18. Happy birthday!