Articles by: Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

New Media Editor
Cyndi oversees web content and social media for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander newspapers. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter. When she's not in front of a computer screen, you can find her in her garage working on an ever-growing stack of DIY projects.
  • Man dies trying to save dog from Dedham fire

    Man dies trying to save dog from Dedham fire

    DEDHAM — For the second time this month, a Hancock County man has died trying to save his dog from a house fire. Fire swept through a log cabin home on Privet Road in Dedham Wednesday morning, according to State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland. Investigators said Jerry Bishop, 76, and his wife, 77-year-old Phyllis Bishop,

  • Tony Sohns, bug-loving businessman, dies at 41

    Tony Sohns, bug-loving businessman, dies at 41

    ELLSWORTH — Tony Sohns, whose love of the natural world extended to the creepy and crawly and whose family-run Rock & Art shops enliven area downtowns, died Feb. 6 of a heart attack while on a business trip in Arizona. He was 41. To many, especially children who participated in his natural science workshops, Sohns

  • Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    HANCOCK — Jeremy Kane wasn’t expected to survive his first day of life; 38 years later hundreds of his loved ones gathered to celebrate a life fully lived. Kane died of unknown causes Jan. 11 at his Hancock home. The celebration of life Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Ellsworth “was just like he would’ve

  • Landmark “lighthouse” torn down

    Landmark “lighthouse” torn down

    SULLIVAN — A curious local landmark on Falls Point overlooking Taunton Bay was toppled last week. The eight-story tower modeled after a lighthouse and visible over the trees to passers-by on Route 1 was brought down by Elliott Jordan & Son Inc. The logging company stuck to its roots when it came to demolition. “We

  • Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

    Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

    AUGUSTA — Revelers celebrating the inauguration of Janet Mills can toast the governor-elect with a signature cocktail featuring blueberries grown in Penobscot. “The Governor Janet,” made with prosecco and fruit from the Blue Hill Berry Co., is one of many Maine-made foods on the menu for the inauguration celebration to be held from 7-10 p.m.

  • Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    EASTBROOK — Come snow, sleet or sniffles, the show must go on. Cave Hill School students staged an entire play — from casting to curtain call — last week. With a snow day on Monday and a delayed start on Tuesday, they didn’t get the full five days of preparation originally planned. Principal Brenda Jordan

  • The perfect gift

    The stair rule generated much excitement and consternation growing up. On Christmas mornings, my sister and I were allowed to venture partway down the stairs to peer through the railings at the bounty under the tree. But there was no setting foot on the first floor until our parents were awake. The suspense nearly did

  • Maine Libertarians lose party status

    Maine Libertarians lose party status

    ELLSWORTH — The state’s Libertarian Party has lost its party status, the Maine Secretary of State’s Office announced Monday. The Libertarian Party did not meet the enrollment threshold outlined in the party status requirements of Maine law. To retain party status, qualified political parties must have at least 10,000 registered voters who are enrolled in