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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reporting Island Fires

    icon-timeMay 22, 2012  seperator  Author : Lisa Fay Shields  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Fire on an Island! It’s a scary event, and one that might not make you think of the Maine Forest Service (MFS) immediately, particularly for island towns with larger populations and their own firefighters. However, the April fire on Lasell […]

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  • Circle of Beauty

    icon-timeMay 4, 2012  seperator  Author : Elisa Wike Hurley  seperator  icon-category Community, Environment  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    There’s a soft mist in the air as the children at the elementary school in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island create an outdoor mandala, or circle, during their “Arts Week” mid-April, 2012. They want to give something back, a […]

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  • Treasured Quilt Returns

    icon-timeApril 12, 2012  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Art, Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    The North Haven Historical Society recently received the extraordinary gift of a 200+ year-old quilt from the Denham family. “Embroidered and pieced wool quilts are probably the rarest of eighteenth and nineteenth century American bed covering,” says Lynne Z. Bassett […]

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  • Art Show Supports Island Schools

    icon-timeApril 8, 2012  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Art, Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Isolated schools are vital, innovative, collaborative centers of teaching and learning that prepare students to thrive in the 21st Century.     – Outer Islands TLC Vision “The Outer Islands TLC [Teaching and Learning Collaborative] represents the best chance for our small […]

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