A World of Unique Character and Natural Beauty

  • Flying Cold

    icon-timeMarch 13, 2015  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Community, Environment  seperator  icon-comment2 Comment(s)

    As the waters along the coast and between islands froze for the first time since 2003, and snowstorm after snowstorm pummeled the region, Penobscot Island Air (PIA) went into high gear to help struggling communities. “The folks who live on […]

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  • Life Flight

    icon-timeJuly 23, 2013  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living with Dr. David Urion  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    The night Evan Hopkins’ truck left the road, an island EMS team, including EMTs, fire department, and a nurse practitioner arrived within minutes. “This was the most serious call I have ever been on and, for the first time in […]

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  • Life Patterns

    icon-timeDecember 29, 2012  seperator  Author : Eric Hopkins and Peter Ralston  seperator  icon-category Art  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    For artists Eric Hopkins and Peter Ralston, island exploration by air and sea inspires the soul, bringing beauty and meaning to the experience of their work. We are thrilled, honored, and humbled to share excerpts of Eric’s writings from 2010 […]

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  • Island Rescue!

    icon-timeDecember 1, 2012  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Fifteen Maine islands are inhabited year-round while more communities open up during summer. This means thousands of working and recreational boats on the water and planes overhead, often maneuvering in potentially quick changing Maine weather. At some time or another, […]

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  • Polar Plunge!

    icon-timeNovember 25, 2012  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Braving frigid air temperatures and the North Atlantic Ocean, “Polar Plungers” of North Haven Island raised over $500 for UNICEF and a local food pantry on November 15. With big hearts and even wider smiles, these enthusiastic kids from one […]

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  • Island Spirit Flies High

    icon-timeNovember 8, 2012  seperator  Author : Kate Hotchkiss Taylor  seperator  icon-category Community, Environment  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    The doctor’s appointment is important because my son has mild scoliosis, side-to -side curvature of the spine common in adolescence. Time for a checkup and hopefully an “okay, go ahead” on a sports schedule that includes ocean rowing with six […]

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  • Stories Behind the Portraits

    icon-timeOctober 1, 2012  seperator  Author : Jeffrey Burke  seperator  icon-category Art  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Maine island artist Jeffrey Burke, 68, paints striking portraits in oil. Many of his subjects are his island neighbors. Others visit him on Isle au Haut for the pleasure of being painted, where they also can explore the island while […]

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  • Island Farm: Spring Kids

    icon-timeJuly 30, 2012  seperator  Author : Doreen Cabot  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Another season of birthing kids and lambs has passed at our farm on North Haven island. Twenty-eight lambs and twenty-one kids can be seen running leaps and bounds over the fields at Foggy Meadows Farm. New mothers cry out as […]

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  • Exploration Inspiration – Island World

    icon-timeJune 10, 2012  seperator  Author : Eric Hopkins and Peter Ralston  seperator  icon-category Art  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    For artists Eric Hopkins and Peter Ralston, island exploration by air and sea inspires the soul, bringing beauty and meaning to the experience of their work. We are thrilled, honored, and humbled to share excerpts of Eric’s writings from 2010 […]

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  • Romancing the Vine

    icon-timeMay 30, 2012  seperator  Author : Thomas "Quattro" Massey  seperator  icon-category Environment  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Island vineyards produce specialty wines from remote and highly cared for environments that bring love, passion, and beauty to the experience: Maine Vineyard Maker Tom Massey IV contemplates the meaning of planting vineyards on Maine islands, where special stories and […]

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