Cranberry Isles: Renaissance man remembered

The Cranberry Isles Fire and Rescue Service held CPR classes at the Firehouse on Great Cranberry Island Saturday, Feb. 23 with many interested parties attending. Thank you for all you do for our community to help keep us safe and informed. A luncheon was held for those attending at the Community Center with Mark Alley as chef.

It is with deep sadness that we say good bye to our friend and relative Herman Savage at the age of 80 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Herman worked for the Murch family at the old Hamor House for many years as Captain of the Hushai and caretaker of the property.

He was one of those people who could do anything: fix a car, take care of the plumbing, repair a boat, give you a haircut, install the electricity, read a story and be a good friend while doing all of it. Herman and his wife Connie were indeed soulmates and saw each other through many ups and down through their many years together. Herman leaves behind his wife Connie, his son Darren and his wife Michelle, beloved daughter Cassie, his sister Tish, two brothers Clayton and Arvard, his beautiful grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will never be another Herman, a perfectionist as could be seen in anything he did. Good bye Uncle Herm, fair winds and following seas.

This note is from Lauren Gray: Thank you for all of my friends and neighbors who came out to learn about and provide feedback for my proposed aquaculture lease. I felt a lot of support from my community and appreciated that those who had thoughts, questions, or concerns were able to share them with me. Thank you for making the effort during your work day to attend.

Islesford Neighborhood House saw an active Tuesday with the morning coffee hour and the evening Telemedicine Smoking Cessation Presentation.

Douglas Cornman, guest baker at the Islesford Neighborhood House Coffee hour, brought lemon almond pound cake and monkey bread. Both treats, rated fabulous by attendees, were enjoyed by Ashley Bryan, Cindy Thomas, David Thomas, Luciana and Marina Pickering, Jason Pickering, Scott Kimball, Anna Fernald, Skip Stevens, Kaitlyn Duggan, Bode Duggan, Allison Yanover, Mike Yanover, Tom Powell, Lewis Powell and Erica Merrill.

Hats off to courageous Dip of the Month Club members Joy Sprague, Barbara Fernald and Cindy Thomas who braved 33-degree water temperatures on Friday, and to Stefanie Alley who took the dip earlier in the month. Way to go, ladies!

Mark your calendars for Open Mic at the Islesford Neighborhood House on Friday, March 1. Come just to enjoy or to share your songs, poems, stories and other talents. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a $5 donation is suggested.

Islesford Librarian Cindy Thomas reports a new arrival: “The Storyteller’s Secret” by Sejal Badani. The library has posted the book list for the Summer 2019 Book Group. For June, the group will read “Lawrence in Arabia” by Scott Anderson. July will feature “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. “Educated” by Tara Westover is slated for August and September’s book will be “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich.

Happy birthday to Amanda Smith on March 2, Molleson O’Donovan on March 3 and to young Lewis Powell on March 6. Phil and Karin Whitney celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21 with an overnight stay at the beautiful Lucerne Inn in Dedham.

Happy birthday to young men on Mar. 12 with Freddie Kehoe, Mark Fernald and Cody Tozier all blowing out candles. Jan Moss celebrates on March 15 and Madison Elizabeth King does the same on March 16. James Bunker is our St. Patrick’s boy, best of the day to you. A very happy birthday to Charlotte Harlan on March 21. May you all have a wonderful, special day in celebration.

“March bustles in on windy feet and sweeps my doorstep and my street. She washes and cleans with pounding rains, scrubbing the earth of winter stains. She shakes the grime from carpet green ’til naught but fresh new blades are seen. Then, house in order, all neat as a pin, she ushers gentle springtime in.” -Susan Reiner, “Spring Cleaning.”

We look forward to reporting all the news. Send items to us by 5 p.m. on Sunday. For Islesford, email Barbara Caldwell-Pease at [email protected] and for Great Cranberry, reach Eileen Richards at 244-5684 or [email protected]

Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards

Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards

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]
Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards

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