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.
  • Ellsworth early bird sales Saturday, Nov. 4

    Ellsworth early bird sales Saturday, Nov. 4

    ELLSWORTH — Get your Christmas shopping done early (real early) this Saturday, Nov. 4, during the Early Bird Sales. The annual event sponsored by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce features special deals and discounts at member businesses. Many of the sales run from 6-9 a.m., but hours vary, so check the list for details.

  • Art of Ellsworth on display

    Art of Ellsworth on display gallery

    ELLSWORTH — The downtown was a hub of activity and creativity over the weekend as area businesses and artisans participated in Maine Craft Weekend. Art of Ellsworth featured sales, demonstrations and an alpaca visit.

  • Police identify MDI man killed in Route 3 crash

    Police identify MDI man killed in Route 3 crash

    ELLSWORTH — A man was killed early Monday morning when his car struck a tree on Route 3. Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Kevin Dyer of Southwest Harbor. The crash occurred just south of Marden’s shortly before 4 a.m., according to Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier. “It was called in initially by a passer-by,”

  • Philanthropist, businessman Bob Marville dies at 88

    Philanthropist, businessman Bob Marville dies at 88

    BLUE HILL — The hunt for a perfect tree led Bob Marville to the perfect place. Early in his career, Marville was responsible for selecting the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The search brought him to Maine and he fell in love with the state. Marville, the former president of Rockefeller Center, died Tuesday in

  • Woodlawn halfway to its fundraising goal

    Woodlawn halfway to its fundraising goal

    ELLSWORTH — With half the funding in hand, construction on a new education and event center at Woodlawn Museum could begin by next summer. Woodlawn has raised $4 million of its $8.2-million goal for reconstructing the carriage barn on the 180-acre historic estate. “The glass is only half full, and we’re excited about that, but

  • Fire guts Mariaville Road home

    Fire guts Mariaville Road home

    ELLSWORTH — A North Ellsworth home was gutted in an early-morning blaze Thursday. The residents of 1185 Mariaville Road (Route 180) awoke to the sound of smoke detectors shortly after 5 a.m., according to Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper. “I don’t have an idea of how it started,” Tupper said. “The homeowners reported it was

  • Nonprofit aims to fill closets, bookshelves

    Nonprofit aims to fill closets, bookshelves

    ELLSWORTH — A new suit meant a new job for a local homeless man. “He said, ‘You know, I couldn’t have done this without you,’” said Jacqueline Wycoff, director of the Community Closet. The man found the suit on the racks of the nonprofit thrift shop at 25 Eastward Lane in Ellsworth. “Shop” might not

  • Strawberry crop late, but looking good

    Strawberry crop late, but looking good

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s strawberry season is short and oh-so-sweet. Over and done within roughly three weeks, the crop typically peaks around the time of highest demand — July 4. Bring on the strawberry shortcake. Berries ripened a little later than usual this year due to the cool, wet spring, according to growers and David Handley,