Close Shave

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We thought you might like a glimpse of Stonington Farmers Market‘s longtime vendor Jorge Castaneda’s shaving studio. JC Turnings is the brand. Jorge’s making these bowls for the 2016 season. Only 3 months away!

Free Valentine’s Day Fun

Enjoy a free movie with your Valentine at Opera House Arts’ next Community Matinee, Disney’s Enchanted, on Saturday, February 13 at 1p.m. Photo courtesy of Opera House Arts.


Trash Talk Meeting Today 4:30

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Tuesday, February 9th

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Penobscot East Resource Center
Atlantic Ave, Stonington

The second meeting of this community wide effort to tackle trash issues for Deer Isle-Stonington is tonight!  This is your chance to share thoughts on specific issues to address, help come up with potential solutions, and to begin working on a plan for a large scale Littering Campaign.

  • If you complain about all the trash you see when you drive around or walk on a beach/island – please come.
  • If you pick up trash when you go out for a walk – please come.
  • If you are a business owner/manager – please come.
  • If your livelihood is based on the water, on tourism, on the health and beauty of this place – please come.
  • If you are a student, a parent, a grandparent – please come.
  • If you love Deer Isle and Stonington – then we need you to make this happen! So please come.
  • And lastly, if you have a wicked good sense of humor – please come, we want to make this campaign fun (and effective)! 

Litter effects not only the visual beauty, but it is affecting the health of our waters and our soils – we need YOU to make this campaign successful!

If you can’t make it to this meeting, but you are interested in being involved, email

* if you are unable to come but know of good examples of littering campaigns in small communities that have worked – do share!

Here are the notes from January’s meeting.


Give the Gift of Nature

Maybe your Valentine is not the hearts and candy type. So what to do? Shop the Nature Store at Island Heritage Trust, naturally.

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Think on This

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For all the latest on Geoff’s Owl Stool News, Sales, and Calendar of Events, go to his website here:  Owl Furniture.

DIAA Winter Workshops Plus

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Join the Supper Club

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IHT Volunteers Sought

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Strudel Making Class

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Join Michele for an evening in an Austrian kitchen. Let’s make Strudel dough, a paper thin unleavened dough that is a traditional part of any Austrian table.

Join Michele for an evening in an Austrian kitchen. Let’s make Strudel dough, a paper thin unleavened dough that is a traditional part of any Austrian table. You will get the chance to make the dough, fill it with your choice of sweet or savory filling, roll it up in a giant piece of cloth and bring it home to bake or freeze for a future dinner party.

Michele Levesque is the chef and co-owner of El El Frijoles in Sargentville ME. She is a bit of a junkie when it comes to world cuisines and spends as much time as she can exploring the food of other cultures through eating, cooking, reading and international travel. Mahlzeit!

Limited space, please register on-line or call Edible Island at 207-367-5888 to reserve your spot. $25 includes a light dinner.

REGISTER HERE:!strudel/xgwrb

February Sale at Art Barn on Etsy

Art Barn on Etsy is offering a special all month long Valentine’s Day coupon code. Use the code at check out to get 20% off all of February. There is a minimum purchase of $100 required. Pick up some vintage jewelry for your gal or a vintage shirt for your guy at Art Barn on Etsy.  Or some original Art By Katy paintings. Or get inspired by some tribal arts. All you have to do is remember to use the code when you check out: ILUVLOYALFANS20 . Our webmaster and vendor Katy Allgeyer opened this virtual vintage yard sale to fund a project close to her heart. All proceeds from Art Barn sales are being set aside to support the expansion of Katy’s Going to Goa Blog into a feature length book. The book will chronicle the amazing year-long journey to India that Katy took with her partner Scott Morgan when he discovered he was terminally ill with cancer.