School kids now happy campers

Cranberry Isles schoolchildren went camping on Isle au Haut this past weekend during the Inter-Island Event. Amy Palmer, Ingrid Gaither and Jen Walls were chaperones on the trip, along with teachers Audrey Noether and Lauren Simmons. The kids got drum lessons from steel drum band Planet Pan, hiked, made flower pots and worked with Stephen Costanza, who wrote “Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra.”

Apple-picking season is back on the islands, and with so many delicious varieties to choose from, islanders wander through the yards of their neighbors tasting them all. Gardens are slowing down and settling their growth for the upcoming period of rest, but even as things appear to be slowing down, island workers are not resting. Cooler weather makes for a quicker pace, and a new barn apartment is being constructed down “95” on GCI. Janice Murch has invited a group of Amish builders to help her get the job done faster, and with their impressive work ethic, construction has been moving along smoothly and efficiently.

Artists are finishing up works at the Heliker Lahotan Foundation. Jessyca Broeckman and William Price displayed their works at the foundation on Friday. The schoolchildren got a private showing before the public viewing opened up, leaving the cookie trays empty by the end of the tour. William and Jessyca’s pieces were so captivating though that hardly anyone noticed.

There will be a Columbus Weekend Dinner at the Ladies Aid on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. The meal will include beef stew, biscuits, salad and assorted cakes for dessert. All are welcome. A $10 donation is suggested.

The Preble-Marr Museum and Hitty’s Café close for the season Columbus Day. The Whistlers Cove and Preble Cove trails remain open through fall. The Arts Center and the basement archives remain open throughout the winter as well, and islanders are encouraged to continue to use the Historical Society spaces throughout the seasons. Yoga is now held every Monday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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