The Cranberry Report: The Joy of our Lives

There is a lot of good energy around the islands these days. People are coming together more. From yoga classes to island sustainability meetings to weekly literary discussions to establishing a food buying club, several young adults have enthusiastically encouraged the rest of us to consider reducing our carbon footprints and to find more creative

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The Cranberry Report: “I don’t know what goes on, on that island, but whatever it is, it’s good.”

In the middle of February, ten members of the Islesford Volunteer Fire Department left their island homes and families to dedicate more than 40 hours to complete intense training activities at the Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA) in Jackson. Islesford Fire Chief Courtney Chaplin spent months working out the logistics of the training and travel

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Cranberry Report: Make Your Own Job

After a nasty northeaster, spring returned to the Cranberry Isles in the last week of April. Neighbors came together under beautiful skies to perform community service in observation of Earth Day. On Islesford, Island Institute fellow Eric Dyer organized a beach cleanup, followed by a community supper and a showing of the movie, “An Inconvenient

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