Island Ad-Vantages, based in Stonington, Maine traces its history through weekly papers published on Deer Isle from 1882. Serving the island towns of Deer Isle, Isle au Haut and Stonington, the Island Ad-Vantages provides a comprehensive offering of the news and events of the area, while paying special attention to the people, institutions and the natural beauty that make the community the place it is. From lobster fishing and the impact a $46 million a year that industry has on the community to annual events such as graduations, local sports coverage and a vibrant creative economy, the Ad-Vantages combines words and images to deliver a picture of an area that is as much about its beauty as it is about its ethic of hard work, determination and dedication.
June 12,2014: Islanders head out for Deer Isle-Stonington High School graduation. We have lots of photos inside. Also, a new pharmacy is coming, read more about it. Peas in a Pod will soon be coming to a lunch spot near you.
May 29,2014: Island veterans and community members gather for a Memorial Day observance featuring the area’s involvement in the Vietnam War. There is a two-page spread inside of the speeches given during the event..
May 22,2014: In a show of support, the Deer Isle-Stonington school community rallies around a student fighting an uphill battle. A school staffer even ran a marathon in his honor. Read more inside, page 1. Also inside, a local lobsterman faces jail time and some hefty fines for a variety of violations, and Stonington to increase its WiFi accessibility.
May 15,2014: Fix Route 15! That was the call from more than 100 area residents at a public forum last weekend. Read more about it inside. Water is still being lost from the Stonington water system and no solutions have been identified. We are losing MILLIONS of gallons. Find out what’s been tried and what still needs to be explored..
May 1,2014: Dinner…is served! A community supper in Deer Isle aims to feed the community with locally sourced foods. Find out when the next one is. High school students shine during Discovery Night and Stonington Farmers Market will be opening soon. Learn when inside..
April 24,2014: The community gathers to support a local doctor with medical challenges. A local Boy Scout seeks Eagle Scout status…maybe you can help him reach his goal? And, Deer Isle officially has a road commissioner after two elections.
April 17,2014: The future of Deer Isle-Stonington High School. That was a topic of recent discussion and we have the scoop. And, the race for Deer Isle Road Commissioner comes before voters—again. Learn about the candidates inside.
April 10,2014: The coastline is being invaded! Invaded by hungry green crabs that like to eat shellfish. They are a nuisance, but what can be done? Got something to say about the roads? You are not alone. Make your voice heard at a May 10 public hearing. Read more about this inside.