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.
  • Fall fun activities abound

    Fall fun activities abound

    ELLSWORTH — Bring on the pumpkin spice everything; fall officially begins Sept. 22. Cooler nights and the occasional patch of red in a sea of green foliage already signal the changing of the seasons. And while a Maine autumn is not quite as busy as a Maine summer, there’s still plenty to do Downeast. First

  • American to launch new digital edition, apps

    American to launch new digital edition, apps

    ELLSWORTH — Newspaper subscribers will have a new way to stay tuned to what’s happening in Hancock County starting next week. On Monday, Feb. 1, The Ellsworth American and its sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander, will launch a new platform for the papers’ digital editions. The papers will also unveil new apps for IOS,

  • Ellsworth boy loses his battle with heart disease

    Ellsworth boy loses his battle with heart disease

    ELLSWORTH — If Alex Robbins ordered you to dance, you danced. If he demanded loose change, you started emptying your pockets. And if he graced you with one of his signature toothy grins, you considered yourself blessed. “He could be a little hellion, and that laugh he had — it just gurgled on and on,”

  • Rainstorm hammers much of Maine, causes outages, flooding

    Rainstorm hammers much of Maine, causes outages, flooding

    ELLSWORTH — The National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a flood warning for much of Maine as heavy rain pounded the state. The flood warning included Hancock County and the Houlton, Bangor and Greenville areas, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou. The flood warning also encompassed parts of southern Maine, including Portland. Photos

  • Keg hunt sends teams dashing around downtown Ellsworth

    Keg hunt sends teams dashing around downtown Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Bobbing for apples is tricky business. For one thing, apples roll. More importantly, the average human jaw span is considerably less than that of a golden retriever’s. Not that we’re bitter or anything. A group of co-workers from The American (this reporter included) were among more than a dozen teams to compete in

  • Men bare (nearly) all at Legion hall

    Men bare (nearly) all at Legion hall

    TRENTON — No one was looking at the bingo board Friday night at the American Legion. There was a different form of entertainment on the lineup. Four dancers from the Boston-based male revue Men in Motion stripped down to their briefs for an enthusiastic group of women clutching fistfuls of $1 bills. The emcee for

  • Found: A home for Chelsea

    Found: A home for Chelsea

    TRENTON — After a stressful rental hunt, a local family has finally found a handicapped-accessible home. The search began this spring after Chelsea Libitzki, 26, and her parents, Ed and Cheryl, learned the rent would be increasing for their current rental home in Trenton. Unable to afford the increase, they began searching for a new

  • Accident survivor faces homelessness

    Accident survivor faces homelessness

    TRENTON — Five years ago, Chelsea Libitzki was fighting for her life. Now she is fighting for somewhere to live it on her terms. The 26-year-old Trenton woman was paralyzed from the chest down in a 2010 accident in Bar Harbor. Since then she has worked hard to regain as much normalcy as possible. She

  • Rain causes slick road conditions, flooding

    ELLSWORTH — Mother Nature is pulling out all the stops to make the winter of 2013-14 a memorable one. In the wake of the recent ice storm and frigid temperatures, many Mainers were looking forward to a Monday forecast in the 40s. But, the warmer weather was accompanied by rain, making for slick road conditions