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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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“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 where […]

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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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Beals students show off artwork, lighthouse projects

In preparation of two-time Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall’s visit to Beals Elementary School on April 22, the school hosted the Beals Historical Society in their gym for a presentation of lighthouse projects from fifth-eighth grade students. These students researched lighthouses from Boston Harbor Lighthouse to West Quoddy head, wrote papers and created posters with findings […]

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