Cranberry Isles: Aid to navigation to be rebuilt soon

Significant snow and cold on Monday, March 4, led to the mail boat canceling the 3:30 p.m. run, but the rest of the week saw no cancellations.

Residents at Tuesday’s library coffee hour were delighted to see Phil Whitney from Great Cranberry and J.C. Camelio for coffee, Cindy Thomas’ cinnamon cake and conversation. Participants included Cindy, Ashley Bryan, Tom and Lewis Powell, Malcolm Fernald, Mary Schuch, Katelyn Damon, Anna Fernald, Ted Spurling, Lindsay Eysnogle, Marina Pickering, Jeff Pease and Barbara Caldwell-Pease.

Making good use of the snow, Cranberry Isles School took students on a field trip to Camden Snow Bowl for the day on Wednesday, March 6. Skiing, including lessons, snowboarding and other winter sports provided a welcome break for students and teachers.

Public Safety Coordinator Katelyn Damon spoke with the U. S. Coast Guard about the missing day beacon on Long Ledge. She reports there is a broadcast warning to mariners regarding the missing beacon and that the Coast Guard plans to start rebuilding the day marker as soon as weather and tides permit. People are hopeful the ospreys will rebuild their nest when the beacon is back in place.

Mark your calendars and start practicing! There will be another open mic night at Islesford Neighborhood House on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. If you missed the last one, this is your chance to join the fun. Bring your voices, instruments, poems and stories or just come to be entertained. A $5 donation is suggested. Contact INH or Kaitlyn Duggan for more information.

Starting this past Tuesday, Healthy Acadia and the Seacoast Mission will be providing a four week training program for those who want to quit smoking. The sessions will take place via telemedicine in the Ladies’ Parlor at Islesford Neighborhood House from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The four sessions will be March 12, 19, 26 and April 2. For more information, contact Cindy Thomas, Islesford Library director, Margaret Snell at Maine Seacoast Mission or Julie Daigle at Healthy Acadia.

Happy birthday to Elliot Damon Hadlock on March 15, Martha Miller on March 16, Adele Palmer and Curtis Thormann on March 18, and to Jim Parrish on March 21.

Happy birthday to Kirk Weibel and Ethan Stanwood King on March 22 and to Mandy Hicks on March 23. A double birthday wish to twins Jennifer Westphal and Janice Strout on March 29.

“Following dark winter’s strife, a warm air rises, teemed with life. Birth, rebirth, as the waiting die. Old love, new love sprouts wings to fly.” Phar West Nagle, American author.

We look forward to reporting all the news. Send items by 5 p.m. on Sunday. Email Barbara Caldwell-Pease at [email protected]



Eileen Richards and Barbara Caldwell-Pease

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