We regret to inform you of the passing of our friend and neighbor Malcolm Donald on Saturday, Sept. 20. Malcolm is survived by three sons: Alexandre, Samuel and Philippe; and three siblings: Peter Donald, Susan Michalski and Debra LaMontagne. Malcolm had suffered many health issues over the years, but being the stubborn person he was, he continued to pull through and put up the valiant fight after each hospitalization.
If physically able, he would be found with the “Coffee Group” on the porch of the Cranberry General Store enjoying coffee and a morning chat with a diverse group of men and women. Malcolm could be gruff and opinionated, but he also was loyal to and very supportive of his close friends.
Malcolm was involved in so many different aspects of the Town of Cranberry Isles, calling in from his winter quarters in Portland for his various committee meetings. Malcolm was a member of the Cranberry Island Library Board, a supporter of the Ladies Aid Society and other local organizations. We send our condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed.
The islands have swapped church service times. Tom Powell does the services on Islesford at 10 a.m. Great Cranberry decided to have their service at 5 p.m. so they can have supper together afterwards. They’re good at having time together out of the pews!
This coming Sunday will be the last day for the Cranberry Cove boat from Manset. Cars can move today and tomorrow. With any luck, when we go back there next spring, the road work will be done in Southwest Harbor!
It’s been cool enough this past week that wood stoves are being cleaned out and used again, wood is being stacked, and turtlenecks and heavier jackets are coming out of drawers and closets. And it’s only been the equinox and beginning of fall! Here’s hoping there’s not an “Uh-oh!” on its way.
The hours for the recycling/refuse center are now Mondays and Thursdays, 8-11 a.m. Roadside pick up will be the third Monday of each month.
Bye-bye, September! Don’t forget to say “Rabbit, rabbit” before you say anything else next Wednesday and welcome October.
Natasha Olearcek has a weekend birthday, so a day free from school. Happy birthday on Sept. 27! October moves in and brings Amy Philbrook’s birthday on Oct. 2, next Thursday.