Greetings from the Cranberry Islands, where only a little of last week’s snow is left on the ground. The week started with mild temperatures, but by the weekend, overnight lows were in the teens. There were no boat cancellations last week, and there were no significant storms.
Speaking of weather, the children of Ashley Bryan School, on Islesford, have been studying the atmosphere and keeping a weather board for the islands. This week, they made their first video weather forecast. Wyatt Weatherman (Wyatt Alley) gave the main forecast for the weekend, accurately predicting strong winds for Sunday. Marine Man (Elliot Damon Hadlock) provided the wave and tide forecast and Star Girl (also known as Luciana Pickering), discussed viewable celestial objects and moon phases. Rubye Alley (seen scooting behind the weather station) chose the bird of the week presented in the video. Gail Grandgent hopes the students can do a weather report each week they have in-person school. Friends of the islands can see the “must watch” video at https://youtu.be/qG_qgx3NH_I.
In other school news, last Friday, Katelyn Damon put together a village-wide scavenger hunt for PE class. The children and staff had a great time deciphering rhyming clues and doing different exercises at each site. Back at school, the students watched videos about the immune system.
The town of Cranberry Isles is requesting photos for consideration for inclusion in the 2020 Town Report. Photos for consideration should be forwarded Ben Sumner via email at [email protected]. Jpeg format is preferred.
Happy birthday to Gary Allen on Jan. 29. Happy birthday, on Jan. 30, to Sam Hyler, Eliza O’Donovan and Luciana Pickering. Happy birthday to Eileen Richards on Jan. 31. On Feb. 2, happy birthday to Terry Savage.
“For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman
We look forward to reporting all the news. Send items by 5 p.m. on Sunday. Email Barbara Caldwell-Pease at [email protected].