Greetings from the Cranberry Isles. Last week started with a gale warning and extreme low tide, which caused the cancellation of the commuter’s and mail boat’s evening runs. There was some sun later in the week, but Easter weekend ended on a chilly note. However, the weather is gradually warming, in general. Mornings are cheerful as robins and other feathered spring friends announce their presence with chirps and trills.
Despite pandemic restrictions, Easter proved a happy holiday on the isles. On Great Cranberry, a Saturday Easter egg hunt was accompanied by the Great Cranberry Island Community Church delivering Easter baskets, and an in-person service on Easter morning.
While there was no Easter egg hunt on Islesford, children woke Easter morning to find the island’s own Deputy Easter Bunny, AKA Cari Alley, had delivered eggs to their doorsteps. The Islesford Congregational Church held Easter services in person and online. The Seacoast Mission and Sunbeam crew held services, available online, on Easter too.
The Cranberry Isles Ladies Aid would like to remind everyone that squares for the community quilt are due on June 1. Please bring or send your squares to Eileen Richards. They can be mailed to Eileen at P.O. Box 7, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625.
Phil Whitney reports that, as we head into spring, in April, the Seaside Playhouse is increasing its movie schedule to two nights weekly. Showings will be on Tuesday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Furthermore, the Whistler Cove and Preble Cove trails are now officially reopened for the season.
Happy birthday to Kyle Krasnow on April 9. Happy birthday, on April 10, to Judy Ravenhill. On April 13, happy birthday wishes go to David Thomas. On April 14, happy birthday to Lindsay Eysnogle, Peter Philbrook and Brendan Ravenhill.
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau
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