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.
  • 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

  • Patriotic pig unites troop greeter, soldier

    Patriotic pig unites troop greeter, soldier

    ELLSWORTH — Twenty-two years ago, a soldier returning from Operation Desert Storm was touched when a young troop greeter thanked him for his service and handed him a stuffed pig. On Tuesday, that little piggy made it all the way home — at least in spirit. Kim Fitch was just a girl when she welcomed

  • Heat wave sweeps Maine

    Heat wave sweeps Maine

    ELLSWORTH — Temperatures pushed 90 in Ellsworth Monday, prompting residents who were not ensconced in air-conditioned offices to head to the beach. The U.S. National Weather Service in Caribou reported that temperatures on site reached 94 degrees on Monday. The all-time high is 96. Bar Harbor was a steamy 88 degrees at midday Monday, according