Some of the 2015 island students who received college scholarships through the Island Institute.

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Island identity an important strand

Editor's note: Davis Boardman of Islesboro was the featured speaker at the Island Institute's annual Scholars Luncheon on May 30 at Point Lookout in Northport at which 68 students were awarded scholarships totaling $150,300 through the nonprofit's Island Education Fund. These are her remarks. I started at Barnard College feeling… SEE MORE
This untitled photograph by Kosti Ruohomaa shows Andrew Wyeth and Alvaro Olson at a hayrack.

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Andy and Kosti meet again

  By Carl Little The Andy in the title of the exhibition "Andy and Kosti" at the Farnsworth Art Museum (through Nov. 1) is Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), one of America's foremost realist painters who found his muse along Maine's Midcoast. Kosti is Kosti Ruohomaa (1913-1961), the photojournalist who gained renown… SEE MORE

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The faces of My Island tell their stories

Patrisha McLean's My Island is a celebration of summer and year-round Maine island children, with more than 100 duotone portraits. The 160-page book—five years and countless ferry rides in the making, she says—is distributed by Islandport Press and is a follow-up to Maine Street, the award-winning 2010 book celebrating the… SEE MORE