Cranberry Isles: Coffee hour trendsetters

On Tuesday, Anna Fernald, guest baker at Islesford Library’s Coffee Hour, brought delicious butter muffins still warm from the oven. The younger crowd may have set the tone for the event, though. Zinnia Gray, arriving in a pink renaissance hoop dress and fuzzy Disney shirt led the under-10s. Marina Pickering and Lewis Powell happily joined the adult conversation, stressing the importance of cake while setting everyone straight about the ages and school attendance of siblings and friends. The trendsetters were joined by Ashley Bryan, Cindy Thomas, David Thomas, Skip Stevens, Tom Powell, Lindsay Eysnogle, Joanne Thormann, Paul Thormann, Mary Schuch, Malcom Fernald, Jeff Pease and Barbara Caldwell-Pease.

The library coffee hour currently takes place at 10 a.m. Come join your neighbors if you can. Coffee, treats and incidental entertainment are free and everyone is welcome.

Cranberry Isles students won’t be at Ashley Bryan School this week due to spring break. Classes will resume on April 22, when students in fifth grade and higher will attend an architecture workshop.

Congratulations to Gary Allen, for receiving the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Originality Award at The Maine State Tourism Conference in Augusta. He was praised for his creativity in organizing events designed to help empower and motivate Maine communities. Steve Lyons, director of the Maine Office of Tourism, cited Allen as “emblematic of the Maine spirit of originality.” Lyons referenced Allen’s concept of participation tourism intended to bring together communities and visitors.

Ken Schmidt opened the Stanley House on The Lane on April 3, and on April 12, celebrated the 70th birthday of his sister Jeannie with a walk on the mudflats. Belated birthday wishes to Jeannie.

A Good Friday service will be held at Islesford Congregational Church on Friday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Easter Service will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday. At 11:30 a.m., there will be an egg hunt on the church lawn. All children are welcome.

On Great Cranberry, there will not be a regular Easter service, but there will be an Easter egg hunt for kids and adults at the Ladies Aid starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by a community dinner. Turkey, ham and blackberry themed desserts will be provided. Potluck sides are welcome and needed. Contact Darlene Sumner or Ingrid Gaither for more information.

Caring Hands of Maine Dental will be at Great Cranberry April 19 doing exams, cleanings and limited treatments.

Happy birthday to Amanda Ravenhill and James “Sampson” Gaither on April 19. Happy birthday to Marci Lief on April 20 and to Heather White on April 21. Birthday best wishes to Kate Colby on April 22 and to Barbara Meyers and David Axelrod on April 23. Happy birthday to Steven Philbrook on April 24 and to Oliver Blank and Johnny Myers on April 25.

Happy Easter to everyone. May the day be one of renewal and inspiration heralding an increase in peace and cooperation around the world.

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J. K. Rowling

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


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