A World of Unique Character and Natural Beauty

  • 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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  • Exploring Inspiration – Nurtured Spirits

    icon-timeApril 16, 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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  • Lasell Island Fire

    icon-timeApril 14, 2012  seperator  Author : MaineIsland Living  seperator  icon-category Environment  seperator  icon-comment2 Comment(s)

    Evening, April 14, 2012 – Islesboro’s Lasell Island, 2.5 miles southwest of the main island of Islesboro continues to burn into the night sending a smoke plume across Penobscot Bay borne on a 12 knot WSW breeze. According to North […]

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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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  • Chocolate and Kids, Oh My!

    icon-timeApril 4, 2012  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    The Outer Islands TLC (Teaching and Learning Collaborative) is a group of Maine island educators who are committed to creating a virtual classroom community where teachers and students will have access to a rich and supportive inter-island peer network. The […]

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  • Exploring Inspiration – Damn Exciting

    icon-timeMarch 22, 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 Rivalry!

    icon-timeMarch 20, 2012  seperator  Author : Maine Island Living  seperator  icon-category Community  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    Vinalhaven Islander Dreyenn picks up the basketball lost by her opponent and politely hands it to Jasmine from the North Haven Island team.  Not until the highly supportive fans filling the gym bleachers collectively chuckle does this adorable student-athlete realize […]

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  • Oysters with Cilantro . . . Rite of Spring

    icon-timeMarch 19, 2012  seperator  Author : Kate Hotchkiss Taylor  seperator  icon-category Food  seperator  icon-comment0 Comment(s)

    I expected something good – North Haven Oysters always are and Zeb Campbell had just collected these plump beauties from their cold brackish habitat. With pond water trailing from the swaying purple net bag, I bike home, flying across the […]

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