Cranberry Isles: Islanders support each other through social media 

A nor’easter swept through the area on Friday, bringing rain, sleet and heavy surf to the Cranberry Isles. The commuter did make the morning run but the evening trip was canceled. Warmer temperatures were forecast to return early this week.  

Despite the storm, the Seacoast Mission vaccination team made it to the isles on Friday. Thanks to Captain Richard Howland and his lobster boat, Victoria. Residents received their second dose of the Moderna vaccine and the SeaCoast Mission group made it back to safe harbor. A few people mentioned experiencing some discomfort by Saturday, ranging from sore arms to headaches, chills and body aches. However, while supporting each other, mostly through social media, everyone agreed the unpleasantness was worth the protection offered by the jabs. By Sunday, most were feeling much better.  

For those living in a small, remote community like Islesford, flashing lights on emergency vehicles are an uncommon sight. Many in the close-knit community may have feared a vaccine reaction or other danger when they saw the fire trucks racing to Gilley Beach Road on Friday afternoon. Happily, the emergency was a small issue, quickly resolved by the swift action of the resident and emergency crew. There were no damages and no injuries.  

Islesford Neighborhood House librarian Cindy Thomas announced several new additions to the library’s holdings. The new books include The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson, The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates, Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sarah Graves, A World on the Wing” by Scott WeidensaulThe Rose Code by Kate Quinn, The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be” by Joanna Gaines and The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Vérant. 

Happy birthday to Kate Colby on Apr. 22. Happy birthday, on Apr. 23, to Barbara Meyers and David Axelrod. On April 24, happy birthday wishes go to Steven Philbrook. Happy birthday to Oliver Blank and Johnny Myers on Apr. 25. On Apr. 26, happy birthday wishes to Eric Dyer. Happy birthday, on Apr. 27, to John Zuck. A very happy anniversary to Sally Rowan and Ralph “Skip” Stevens on Apr. 28. Happy birthday to Olivia Grace Johnston on Apr. 28.  

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” – Glenn Turner 

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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