Category Archives: School Visits

Annette LeBlanc Cate on Vinalhaven and North Haven

Previously: Annette Cate on Islesboro Day 2 on Vinalhaven Thank goodness our outer island site coordinator, Jan Keiper, joined us on day two of our visits with Annette LeBlanc Cate, as we had a delayed start to our morning. She was waiting at the ferry from Lincolnville to Vinalhaven with tickets in hand as we […]

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Whiting students share lighthouse projects

Students from Whiting Village School shared research projects and stories inspired by Sophie Blackall’s “Hello Lighthouse” program at their recent curriculum fair. Experts on the Fresnel lens, historic Maine heroine Abbie Burgess and other topics presented their findings to their families, community and peers — and even came dressed in period-appropriate costumes found by Mrs. […]

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Anica Mrose Rissi visits Jonesport and Deer Isle-Stonington

IRW spent four, fun-filled days days with children’s book author Anica Mrose Rissi, a native of Deer Isle. We first met Anica last summer at an event at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library in Deer Isle and were thrilled when she agreed to work with us! She visited Jonesport, Deer Isle, Steuben and Milbridge with […]

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Look Up with Annette LeBlanc Cate on Islesboro

After a week-long “Hello Lighthouse” tour with Sophie Blackall, it was off to the islands for birdwatching with author/illustrator, Annette LeBlanc Cate. IRW Director of School Programs Alison Johnson met up with Annette in Lincolnville to catch the ferry out to Islesboro for day one of a three-day island tour. “Look Up! Birdwatching in Your […]

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“Hello Lighthouse” with Sophie Blackall at Swan’s Island and Tremont

Author/illustrator Sophie Blackall ended her “Hello Lighthouse” tour with visits at Swan’s Island Elementary School and Tremont Consolidated School. (Read about her school visits to Beals, Lubec and Whiting!) Swan’s Island Elementary School After a week of blustery and cool days, the sun finally made an appearance as we boarded the ferry in Bass Harbor […]

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“Hello Lighthouse” at Lubec and Whiting

Days 2-3 of author/illustrator Sophie Blackall’s five-day “Hello Lighthouse” tour took place at Lubec Consolidated School and Whiting Village School in Washington County. Lubec Consolidated School   The gloomy day outside could do nothing to dampen the spirits inside Lubec Consolidated School where lighthouse poetry, paintings and clay models lit Sophie’s way to the room […]

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“Hello Lighthouse” tour kicks off at Beals Elementary School

Caldecott-winning author/illustrator Sophie Blackall arrived in Maine from New York City on Easter Sunday ahead of her five-day “Hello Lighthouse” tour of Washington County, Mount Desert Island and Swan’s Island. Sophie arrived to a chilly fog, but enjoyed Easter lunch in Bar Harbor with IRW Executive Director Jan Coates and Program Assistant Lisa Herrington. Sophie […]

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Middle-Grade Read with John David Anderson

Author John David Anderson, or Dave as he prefers to be called, delighted nearly 60 middle schoolers from Edmunds Consolidated School, Charlotte Elementary School and Pembroke Elementary School during our Washington County Middle-Grade Read around his novel, “Posted.” It was a great way to kick of IRW’s spring school visits! Kids from all three schools […]

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Middle-Grade Read with John David Anderson

Author John David Anderson, or Dave as he prefers to be called, delighted nearly 60 middle schoolers from Edmunds Consolidated School, Charlotte Elementary School and Pembroke Elementary School during our Washington County Middle-Grade Read around his novel, “Posted.” It was a great way to kick of IRW’s spring school visits! Kids from all three schools […]

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Rebekah Raye at the Eastport Arts Center with Beatrice Rafferty

After rescheduling due to a snow day in mid-November (that we hope does not portend what winter has in store for us), we finally met with the grades 1-4 from Beatrice Rafferty School and author/illustrator Rebekah Raye at the lovely Eastport Arts Center in early December. Upon entering the arts center, we found the hall decorated […]

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