July 30, 2014 | Incorporating the Inter-Island News

Cundy's Harbor seafood restaurant sale led to saved working waterfront

Holbrook Community Foundation formed to raise funds

by Phil Showell July 17, 2014
Cundy's Harbor and the Holbrook's wharf, from the water.
In all, $1.9 million was raised to buy, renovate and improve the unique, mixed-use complex. Read More

Island college grads plan futures around uncertain job market

Patience while waiting to break into chosen field is needed

by Rachel Thomas July 17, 2014
A recent Accenture study of college graduates found that fewer than half get a job within six months of graduating. In Maine, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people aged 20-24 had a 9.1 unemployment rate last year, compared to a 6.8 overall rate for 2013. Five 2014 island graduates are approaching this uncertainty with optimism as they pursue their goals, through work, further study and paying off student loans. Read More

Salt seeks to capture the flavor and community of the Fox Islands

Executive chef and owner John Feingold brings fine dining to Vinalhaven

by Rachel Thomas July 17, 2014
John Feingold outside Salt.

Valerie Morton's 'canned art' featured on Vinalhaven

Librarian playful with sardine can shape

by Tina Cohen July 15, 2014
Al Explains It All, by Valerie Morton.
Most of Morton's portraits/scenarios have a droll quality. Many reference famous people in history. There's a sentimental one of Ann Frank. Albert Einstein and Georgia O’Keefe are paid respect. But the one featuring Marie Antoinette holds no sympathy. The guillotine is close behind her. Read More

Deer Isle hostel offers insight into homesteading

Guests get to haul water, work in garden

by Wanda Curtis July 15, 2014
Anneli Sundqvist-Carter and Dennis Carter.
The hostel, which is modeled on a 17th century style home, can accommodate up to 12 guests. Read More

Lyme cases on Islesboro grew between 2012 and 2013

Residents remain split on response

by Wanda Curtis July 15, 2014
Islesboro light
Officials at the island health center report that the number of Lyme disease cases treated on the island rose at an alarming rate between 2012 and 2013. The Islesboro Health Center recorded an almost eight-fold increase in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme treated at the facility. Alison Wood, a physician assistant at the center, said 86 people received treatment in 2013, compared to 11 people in 2012, what she called a "tremendous jump." (Those numbers don't include those treated for suspected Lyme.) Read More

Our favorite saltwater haunts

The Working Waterfront's contributors share their favorite spots on the Maine coast

by Staff Writer July 15, 2014

New England's last whaling ship returns to the sea

Mystic Seaport renovated the Charles W. Morgan

by Craig Idlebrook July 15, 2014
The Charles W. Morgan underway. PHOTO: COURTESY MYSTIC SEAPORT
After a five-year renovation at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan will sail to several ports in southern New England in July and August. The ship is considered the last New England whaling vessel, and the second oldest U.S. commercial ship still afloat, behind only the USS Constitution. This will be its final voyage. Read More