DEER ISLE—Down Fire Roads 501 then 506, just off Sunshine Road, Evergreen Garden Club members spent Memorial Day the way they always spend Mondays in the warm weather: cleaning up Mariners Memorial Park.
On a weekend when most island Memorial Day activities were canceled, a half-dozen club members managed to prune trees and clear dead underbrush while keeping a safe social distance from each other.
On Monday, Phelps Brown, co-chair of the Mariners Memorial Park project, climbed a ladder and pruned an old apple tree to prolong its life.
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The Odd Fellows pitch in
Helping a neighbor, painting a house
Just For Kids holds its last graduation
Terri-Lee Jones retires
Fishermen's Wives donate $10,000 to Blue Hill YMCA
Safety programs, swimming lessons on tap
Ed Billings to serve as Stonington harbormaster
Deer Isle native returns to the island
Tennis teams wrap up post-season
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Paleoindians: The ‘original affluent society' 11,000 years ago
Editor’s note: This is the first in what will be many twice-monthly columns to be written by Bill Haviland about the history of Indians on Deer Isle from the end of the ice age to the time of European settlement. We are delighted and proud to have Bill, with his vast experience and passion for history, chronicling Indian activity and seasonal settlement on the Island. Our intention is to publish this material to help Islanders and visitors alike understand and appreciate those who were here first.
A close-to-normal high school graduation
27 students move their tassles from the right to the left
Haystack goes virtual for 2021
Craft school makes use of its pandemic timeout
Weather no match for marathon spirit
ISLE AU HAUT—Despite the rainy, cold weather and a mandatory detour because of nesting goshawks, Molly Siegel, Peter Burke, Dana Perry and John Carnes III ran in the Ridge Marathon on Memorial Day at Isle au Haut. Marcela Carroll suffered an injury and could not run.
Illegal campfire causes Lily Pond fire
Fire Service helicopter helps extinguish it