Community Announcements

  • Cranberry Isles: Outdoor activities

      As the weather warms on the islands, residents and wildlife are engaging in more outdoor activities. Boats are being brought out and people are walking more often. More birds have arrived and mallard families have been parading their ducklings throughout the neighborhoods, while deer have been grazing yards.   The Dip of the Month Club completed their

  • Swan’s Island: Walkway to the beach

    The whole island expresses gratitude to industrious and community-spirited Jackson Laws. Jackson has recently spent time and energy setting up a rock path going to Fine Sand Beach. He says, “Hello everyone! Thought I would share what I’ve done at Fine Sand Beach. I noticed there wasn’t really a walkway down onto the beach, so I thought I’d be

  • Cranberry Isles: Victory Gardeners

    While spring may have arrived in the Cranberry Isles, winter is still making the occasional appearance with sleet, snow and winds. Nevertheless, Victory Gardeners are discussing plantings while small boats are being prepared for the season and, on Islesford, the main float is now in use.  Social distancing is still being observed, so many activities are

  • Swan’s Island: Hometown Heroes

    With the pandemic and reduced ferry service, Brian Krafjack makes daily trips in his boat, Olivia Grace, to Bass Harbor to run the mail. He deals with freight and propane, volunteers as a firefighter and ambulance driver, and still finds time to run The Island Market and Supply (TIMS) with his wife Kathy. Recently dubbed “Hometown Hero” on

  • Cranberry Isles: Spring and wildlife return

    Though rough seas cancelled boats on Thursday, last week, and a storm brought a second round of high winds Monday, there were enough sunshine and warmth to produce a definite green tinge in island yards. The back boards have been moved from Islesford’s dock house in preparation for float installation.   Along with spring, local wildlife is returning

  • Swan’s Island: Ferry service taking precautions

    In an effort to keep all ferry travelers updated, I post the most recent letter from Mark Higgins, the Manager of the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS): “Good morning, I’m sure everyone has questions after the Governor recently issued ‘An Order regarding further restrictions on public contact and movement, schools, vehicle travel and retail business operations.’ A section of the Order read, ‘Prohibiting the

  • Cranberry Isles: Volunteers help out

    According to returning birds, and crocuses peeking through the dirt in some island yards, spring is here. However, temperatures remain on the cool side. Both boats were cancelled on Friday, April 3, due to high winds and rough seas.   The women of the Dip of the Month Club aren’t intimidated by a little cool weather, though. Kudos to Cindy

  • Cranberry Isles: Helping hands abound 

    Though the weather is still fickle, generally, temperatures on the Cranberry Isles have been warmer. Birds are flocking back to the islands. Robins, jays, grackles, cardinals and finches swarm yards and feeders, calling reminders that summer is on its way.  The islands are a little quieter than usual with residents practicing self-quarantine and social distancing, while