Wind, rain and a few power outages have the residents of Cranberry checking their winter weather supplies. I know we don’t like to think that it is time to go through this checklist once again, but trust me, now is the time. A few things to have on hand include: batteries (all sizes), all weather windshield fluid, pet friendly ice melt, boot grippers, extra mittens, windshield scrapers, new set of windshield wipers, flashlights, extra container of petrol for your island vehicle and generator, warm clothing for small pets and you know the rest.
Remember to double all vehicle related items to include your island car and your off-island vehicle as well. I am on my way to pick up my winter have-to-haves now.
Oh, by the way, do you know where your shovel is?
More Dip of the Month: Stefanie Alley and Cindy Thomas dipped on Wednesday at high tide. “The water was warmer and so was the air,” they said. “The tide was high and it was a little choppy!”
Tuesday was library day for the young’uns: “We learned about voting today and Denise McCormick gave us a talk and showed us how people vote. Thank you Denise!” Lew Powell, Marina Pickering, and Zinnia Gray got an introduction to how it works.
As for Islesford’s ballots, Denise wrote: “Thanks for voting! I’m always proud of how our town is active voters! 80 percent of registered voters voted! Love it when the press asks about that!”
Denise took the ballots over to Northeast Harbor Wednesday morning and was escorted to the town hall to add them to the ballots cast in the Town of Mount Desert.
This Sunday, Nov. 18th, the Holiday Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market will be at MDI High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lindsay Eysnogle will have handmade sea salt soap, made on Islesford.
Cari Alley went with the TLC Outer Island Fall Field Trip and posted news about it on Facebook. The trip included the Owls Head Transportation Museum, complete with a ride in a Model T and a wonderful tour given by docents who love the museum and old cars and planes. Other parts of the field trip included time at the Owls Head Light; Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden and the Camden-Rockport Transfer Station, which includes a landfill. They stopped in Rockland at the Island Institute for a presentation about EcoMaine. They were back at the end of the day for contra dancing, pizza, and a movie. An art teacher from Vinalhaven met them at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, where they worked with pieces that had been trash and made prints. Also in Rockland, they spent time at the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Maine Lighthouse Museum.
Phoebe Gray chalks up another year on the 16th. Twins Brigid and Padraig Powell will have their first party on the 22nd.
Happy birthday to Beverly Sanborn and Christy Benson on Nov. 27. Janice Smith Murch will celebrate on Nov. 28 with Mark Alley and Noel Guadeloupe Hazel Cabera receiving best wishes on Nov. 30.
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890), French critic, journalist, and novelist.
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]