The Islesford Dinner Theater sold out both performances of Mary Morse Dwelley‘s “Gone Postal!” It was thoroughly enjoyed and is a great way to spend an evening. Many are looking forward to dinner theater in the future.
The Islesford Volunteer Fire Department’s BBQ lunch at the firehouse was faster and more thorough than they expected: they sold out in less than an hour! Next time will include more of everything. Cory Alley provided brisket sandwiches with baked beans and cole slaw. Desserts and bottled water completed the menu. Katelyn Damon, Richard Howland and Jim Amuso accompanied Cory as servers; Dave Thomas was a host/assistant, directing people to the trash and compost. Tom and Becca Powell (and a sleeping Lewis) went for lunch before returning to Great Cranberry for the afternoon church service; some of the others who went for the BBQ were Lindsay Eysnogle, Jason and Lucy Pickering, Oliver Blank, Karen and Hugh Smallwood, Barb Fernald, Christina Spurling, Cary Alley, who included Chutty by taking some to him; Jeremy Alley, Melissa Amuso, Barbara and Bradley Bryant, Dan and Sidney Callahan, Helen and Richard Dudman, Jack Miller, Nora and Rob Leary. Joy Sprague brought some of her wonderful cream puffs after most people had left, and the relatively few who were left cleared out much of the box. A number of others also attended. Many thanks go to those who organized and carried out the set up and production of the meals. Richard Howland, the fire department’s chief, picked the raffle tickets. Among prizes were smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher and several T-shirts. If you weren’t able to attend, donations are still greatly appreciated.
A beautiful boat, learned to be Bluebird from London, England, was anchored at Islesford this past weekend. Dan and Linda Lunt were running Elizabeth T and passed her as they entered the Islesford harbor. She was lit up and stunning as the evening light was deepening. It was a treat for those on Elizabeth T.
Skip Stevens and Sally Rowan got back from a trip to Pittsburgh to visit Jeanne, Andy and Lex Kohn, who were unable to come up to Islesford this year. They were there for the final weekend of the annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix celebrations and saw the cars running the races in Schenley Park. Jeanne’s birthday and Lex’s departure for graduate school were also on the list of celebrations.
The Cranberry House has a full week of activity. An all-day Film Festival of Cranberry Isles-related films – interviews, recently-produced films and vintage historical films – will be shown between 10 a.m and 8 p.m on July 31 at the Seaside Playhouse, Cranberry House. Ralph Stanley will appear to host his new film “Ralph Stanley – An Eye for Wood” at 4 p.m. Check the GCIHS website or local posters for film schedules. Donations are appreciated.
A memorial service for Bruce Komusin will be held at Preble Cemetery on Aug. l, at 1 p.m. A reception will be held directly afterwards at Cranberry House Arts Center. Bruce left a huge legacy on Great Cranberry – founder of Cranberry House and supporter of Cranberry Isles Realty Trust (CIRT) and the GCI Library.
The “Art of the Cranberry Isles” Art Exhibit will kick off with a reception at Cranberry House Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. The exhibit will show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 8.
Dick Atlee will host a crafts class on Seamen’s Rope Bracelets on Friday, Aug. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Shaw cabin.
The library needs volunteers for children’s story time. Call or stop by the library if interested.
A Night of Poetry and Music will be hosted by Sam King and Jim Gertmenian at the church on Thursday, July 30.
The Islesford Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting will be this week. More news on it next week. For your own calendars, next week includes the monthly selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 8:30 a.m.; a Telemed talk on Wednesday at 10 a.m., which can show you how islanders can have medical checks without going off island; and the annual Literary Evening Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, will be the day of the Islesford Fair, and on Aug. 13, Wits and Nitwits will be on at Islesford Neighborhood House.
Next Monday, Aug. 3, the movie at Islesford’s Neighborhood House will be “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Come for a 7:30 p.m. showing, complete with movie munchies of popcorn, lemonade and water. An undetermined children’s movie will be upstairs.
The late July and early August birthday lists for Islesford are empty. Bets are on that there are birthdays to celebrate between July 21 and Aug. 8! Send those dates to [email protected].
Karen and Hugh Smallwood‘s anniversary is Aug. 5. Many happy returns!
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 Jennifer Walls at [email protected]