Georgeanne Davis has been writing for The Free Press since 1995. A member of the Garden Writers of America, she writes a weekly home and garden column and on art, architecture, the environment and other subjects. A longtime resident of Tenants Harbor, she now lives on Vinalhaven.

Eva Murray moved to Matinicus Island in 1987 to teach in the one-room school. Two years later she married the island electrician and stayed to raise their family there. Over the years she has started a small bakery, become an emergency medical technician, taken on a number of roles in municipal government and volunteer organizations, started the community's recycling program, and been a first responder to emergencies both real and imagined. Since 2003 she's also been a regular columnist for several mainland publications. Eva bakes bread in a wood stove, spins wool, digs potatoes, collects useful herbs, cuts hay with a scythe and swings a blacksmith's hammer. (Not surprisingly, she sometimes writes her articles with pencil and paper.)

Michael G. Roskin taught in the US Army War College. He retired as a professor of political science at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania in 2008. He was a Fulbright professor in international relations at University of Macau, 2008-2009, and Shandong University, 2010, in China. He now lives in Rockland.

Tom Sadowski lives in Lincolnville. Man of many trades, he's been a forest fire fighter, commercial diver, electrician, library researcher, donut maker.... He can be reached by e-mail at

Judith Hatch Orme, MSW, LCSW, has an office at 69 Elm Street in Camden. A parenting specialist, counselor, consultant, and family mediator, she provides workshops; teacher trainings; parenting consulting; counseling for children, parents, couples and families; and divorce mediation. She also works part-time at the Knox County Health Clinic in Rockland as the mental health and wellness coordinator. To schedule appointments or customize a workshop/staff training, contact her at 603-801-6382 or email

Stephen Harder is a resident of Rockport, teaching law for part of each year in Shanghai.

Patrisha McLean is a photojournalist living in Camden. Visit her at

Becca Shaw Glaser and Nathan Kroms Davis can be reached at

Alan Crichton, a cofounder of Waterfall Arts, is an artist from Liberty. After a 20-year hiatus, his column HiLo Art will run every other week in The Free Press.