Dragon roams island

Somehow, we’re now in November. This past weekend included Halloween, which had the kids dressed in various costumes going around the island in hopes of filling their bags and pillowcases with loot. Preference is, as the past 50 years have shown, various forms of candy and munchies.

Islesford’s trick-or-treaters included Rubye Alley as Kelita, the Monster High girl; her brother, Wyatt, was a Jedi Master. Their sister, Brenna, hung back and filled buckets brought to their house. Lucy Pickering was a happy dragon; there didn’t appear to be a vicious scale on her. Bode Duggan was with her, looking like a turtle wearing a jacket. April Mocarsky, Elliott Damon Hadlock, Bea and Xander Amuso were among the others in costume.

Congratulations to David Bunker on the birth of his grandson. His son and daughter-in-law Justin and Jessica welcomed Ezra Stanley Bunker into the world Oct. 28. Mother and baby both are home, healthy and happy.

Thanks to Sharon Daily for bringing flu shots to Great Cranberry and Islesford back on Monday, Oct. 19. She arrived at Great Cranberry on the midday boat then went over to Islesford in the evening. Cindy Thomas did a good job reminding those on Islesford about the shots, and 21 took advantage of not having to include a flu shot on a trip off island or to make a special trip to get one.

Cindy Thomas and Stefanie Alley attended the elder care conference on Islesboro last week. The program was organized by the Maine Sea Coast Mission and was an opportunity to get caregivers and volunteers from the outer islands together. We talked about the problems we face and solutions that work. We also learned strategies for self care to prevent burn out. I was hoping to see more of Islesboro, but the weather was so bad that several trees came down on the power lines and we were on generator power for a few hours. We came back Thursday, and most in our group reported canceled ferry boats. It was no different for the Cranberry Isles. Both ferry services were canceled.

The town of Cranberry Isles had a successful dental clinic on Friday, Oct. 30. Dr Oh and his staff came out to the islands. He was busy, saving island residents the time needed for going to an appointment in Bar Harbor, Ellsworth or Bangor.

Cari Alley, Islesford’s tagging agent, reports that the gun season has started. Wear orange hats and jackets to stay safe. The archery season has ended, with Ricky Alley the only one needing a tag. Congratulations, Ricky, and good luck to the gun hunters out now.

Cari wants to remind dog owners that it will be time to register their dogs. They will need to be current on their rabies vaccine.

The Islesford cookbook is available at the library. Cindy Thomas recommends them as great stocking stuffers or other gift. Cost is $15. Postage is separate.

The sixth- and seventh-grade students will go to Sea Camp this week for another field trip. They will go to the Schoodic campus Wednesday and come back Friday. They will get a chance to learn about science and participate in hands-on activities.

A school board meeting will be held on Islesford at the Neighborhood House. It will be at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Some of the topics on the agenda are the budget for 2017 and an update on the renovations on the Longfellow School. It is looking good. The outside looks so different. The new ramp and the stonework and landscaping all look very nice. Inside, the walls have been painted, and there is an elevator.

We have some birthdays on Islesford this week. Betsy Hall adds one on Nov. 4, as does Elizabeth Jones on Nov. 7. David Brooks and Jessie Krasnow share Nov. 9. Bill Dowling, from Great Cranberry, blows out candles on Nov. 10. Happy birthday to all!

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, email Jennifer Walls at [email protected]




Sally Rowan and Jennifer Walls

Sally Rowan and Jennifer Walls

We look forward to reporting 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 Jennifer Walls at [email protected]
Sally Rowan and Jennifer Walls

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