The annual Easter egg hunt in the Islesford Congregational yard included a rabbit, who denied any connection with the well over 300 eggs. Adele Palmer (with Amy); April and Patrick Mocarsky (with Katya); Rubye and Wyatt Alley (with Cari); and Elliott Hadlock (with Nicko) came and hunted down the eggs, then had some fruit and vegetables at the table on the lawn.
Great Cranberry got to celebrate Easter at the church in the morning; afternoon took Tom, Lew and Becca Powell to Islesford for the late afternoon service. Kathleen Lake, Ann Fernald, Dave Thomas, Joy Sprague, Katya, Patrick and April Mocarsky, Ted, Jeri and Heather Spurling, Serena Spurling, Amy Palmer, Sally Rowan and Skip Stevens were there. (Apologies to any I’ve missed!)
Many thanks go to the Sumner family for opening their home to the community for a delicious Easter luncheon following Easter services and the Easter egg hunt and to all who worked to organize the wonderful holiday activities this year.
The last “scheduled” Island Cooks meal was delivered on Saturday, March 26, and consisted of steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and mini cream puffs and éclairs for dessert. Thank you to all the volunteers who make this island program a success: organizer and cook Karin Whitney, Sarah McCracken, Beverly Sanborn, Jessi Duma, Eileen Richards and all who were willing, or unwilling, sous chefs and delivery drivers.
An update from columnist Sarah McCracken on her cross-country travels to California:
“We went through the smoky mountains … through Tennessee. Stopped in Nashville for some live music. Went through Cherokee country and native America (Oklahoma). Blew through Texas and straight to Santa Fe. Chimayo is a little pueblo right outside of Santa Fe. Next stop Navajo nation. Only car trouble has been a burnt out headlight (knock on wood). The old Subaru is proving itself. We’ve basically been watching the landscape change from coast to mountains to valleys to plains and now desert. … That’s the update so far. Hope all’s well on Cranberry!”
Her last update was simply, “Where are we? Made it to Chimayo, New Mexico!” Safe travels, Sarah.
April Fool’s Day is here. Will it bring a bunch of jokes, tricks and whacky stories from the reporter ‘Lirpa Loof’?
Next Saturday, April 9, Kaitlyn Duggan will host an open Crafternoon. All are invited to bring what they’re working on or want to work on. Tea, conversation, looking at each other’s projects, progressing on one’s own and maybe noticing budding tree leafs getting fatter on branches should make it a great day. Come to the Islesford Neighborhood House anytime from 1-4 p.m.
A correction about last week’s post regarding the cribbage and pizza night: This event will be held on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. instead of Wednesdays. Thank you.
“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” ― T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Happy birthday to Eva Galyean on April 1, Robert Hicks, Bill McGuiness and Ian van Dusen on April 2, and Lena Wallace and Ryan James Hawes on April 7. Anne Watson will celebrate her birthday on April 15, with our own Martha Bunker blowing out candles on April 16. Now April 18 is a very busy day indeed with no less than five birthdays to celebrate, including Gaile Colby, Mary Wallace, Elizabeth Harlan and twins John and James Murch. Many happy returns of the day to you all. April 4 is a very special day for Fred and Mary “Buzzy” Day as they celebrate their wedding anniversary, congratulations.
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 Eileen Richards at [email protected]