Island Journal 2017, Volume 33, offers insights into island and coastal life through personal profiles and stories, fiction and poetry, and stunning photography and art. This issue includes the series "Making It Here," where islanders share stories of overcoming the challenges of remoteness, as well as articles on the uniqueness of island golf courses, VHF radios on Matinicus, "light painting" to unite island communities with art, maritime myths, and more.
With as many as half the ticks on Swan’s Island infected with Lyme disease, state officials approved a special hunt to reduce the deer population, the primary host animal for the ticks. The hunt concluded on March 1.
A northeasterly storm in early March brought another spate of flooding and damaging waves to Maine bays and estuaries. For three days, heavy winds pushed lunar high tides into roadways and parking lots.
Maine island communities pay some of the highest energy costs in the nation, but they are also leading the way in transitioning to clean energy systems. Learn more during the talk, "Island Energy: Transitioning to a Cleaner Future," August 9.
Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery will host an opening reception for its summer gallery show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at 386 Main St. during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk.