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.
  • 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,

  • Ginia Davis Wexler, arts patron, dies at 99

    Ginia Davis Wexler, arts patron, dies at 99

    SULLIVAN — Ginia Davis Wexler, a tenacious supporter of the arts who welcomed generations of children to her theater barn for free shows, died June 7. She was 99. “She was a graceful, lovely woman — a delight to be around,” said longtime friend Mary Welsh. She also remembers her friend as determined and outspoken:

  • Veteran EA reporter retires

    Veteran EA reporter retires

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth American reporter Jacqueline Weaver has retired after nearly a decade covering eastern Hancock County. Weaver joined the newspaper in 2008. Her beat covered a geographic area stretching from Lamoine to Steuben. “Jackie brought many skills to The Ellsworth American,” said Arts Editor Letitia Baldwin. “She has an ability to synthesize complex information and

  • Ellsworth Payless shoe store to close

    ELLSWORTH — The Payless shoe store at the Maine Coast Mall is slated for closure after parent company Payless ShoeSource announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Ellsworth location is among nearly 400 “underperforming” Payless stores to be closed, according to an April 4 press release from the Topeka, Kan.-based company. Other Maine

  • Blizzard hits coastal Maine

    Blizzard hits coastal Maine

    ELLSWORTH – If emergency personnel had one message for coastal Mainers for the start of the work week, it was this: stay home. A blizzard hit the area Sunday evening and by Monday morning, roughly a foot of snow had fallen in Ellsworth. The snow was expected to continue throughout the day Monday. Area schools