Black Dinah Chocolatier’s Kate Shaffer has been named to Dessert Professional magazine’s third annual list of Top Ten Chocolatiers for North America. Created to honor professionals whose craft exemplifies the use of chocolate, the “top ten” is a highly diverse group from Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Three from this exclusive culinary list are
The North Haven Historical Society is putting on an extensive exhibit beginning the weekend of July 4th and continuing into September to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. While the war took its toll on the community, with 33 men serving, one dying of disease, several being wounded, and about 12 settling elsewhere
Maine State Housing Authority’s recent Notice to Proceed to the Isle au Haut Community Development Corporation (ICDC) brings its island-housing funding commitment to $1.6 million. Isle au Haut, with a year-round population of about 50, is the smallest community thus far to receive notice of a $350,000 allocation. Three other island-housing nonprofits have each received
“Wonderful,” is how David Quinby describes BDC’s home ownership and business development. House #1’s first tenants, David and Marcia Quinby, established the adjacent structure to make a work space to secure a livelihood in 1993. Recalls David, “It was the first thing we did. Otherwise we’d have no place to work. We saw our savings
North Haven music, theatre and English teacher Courtney Naliboff, 29, has just released her first solo album via www.courtneynaliboff.com, making it available to the world at no cost. “I want as many people to hear it as possible,” explains Naliboff of Almanac, the album inspired by her environment, particularly the island of North Haven, “People
In Alice in Wonderland, the mix of music, acting, images, stagecraft and lighting left room only to enjoy the challenges before the protagonist and commiserate with her about them. The obstacles laid at Alice’s feet were artfully slung with words from daunting creatures reveling in how well they could trip up the unfortunate young lady.
“In the summer there is the busy season, then a lull, a build up to Thanksgiving, then after that it’s ‘OH MY GOD’!” says pilot Tim Hodgkins, who has been flying for 45 years, since he was 16. Jim Nichols, pilot and dispatcher, adds, “August and December are pretty similar in terms of freight and
Burke, an amiable, community-minded individual, answers his own challenge: “For me, painting the human face is like crawling through the flesh and bone of those I transpose onto the canvas.” Burke is quick to add that he does not paint to “make a person look beautiful” but to make a beautiful painting of a person.
Kathie Fiveash is so passionate about understanding and teaching others about the natural history of Isle au Haut that last year she became “The Island Naturalist.” Fiveash takes groups of up to four people on guided tours of the flora and fauna of the island. I think of nature as the teacher and myself as
“My grandmother grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and read me The Articles of War,” says Charlie Bowen, 82, of the first time he stepped foot on Isle au Haut in 1937. Beatrice Hamilton Bowen then proceeded to list her 9-year-old grandson’s long list of duties. According to Bowen, his grandmother was one