Neighbor Tales

Each issue of Yarrow & Cleat features a pair of Neighbor Tales highlighting particular persons from the Boothbay Region and their stories.


Stephanie Noyes McSherry has a vision for building community that even a pandemic cannot upend.

Amanda Cotier’s long-time dream of owning a food truck comes true during COVID-19.

Keith Arvanitis’ story takes us through the depths of his addiction to his recovery and redemption.

After decades of addiction, Keith Arvanitis found recovery and now dedicates himself to serving community.

Despite a worldwide pandemic and against all odds, Crystal Theall is having the best year of her life.

Metehan Ṣahin did not expect his restaurant’s second season to be more uncertain than its first.

Sharing reflections on what makes it such a special place for her.

Skip finds this region’s can-do spirit especially helpful now.

Brian’s path has helped him cope with the delays and limits imposed by COVID-19.

Janelle discovers new possibilities within the pandemic’s hardships.