Articles by: Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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  • Swan’s Island: The lighthouse keeps shining 

    Beverly McAloon asks for our help at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19: “Come help, Historical Society members and friends. We will meet to organize the space in our new home [the Methodist Church on North Road]. What to keep, what can be given for a donation to Island friends and what should go to the dump.”  After lending a hand at the Historical Society’s new digs, why not treat yourself

  • Swan’s Island: It’s all about connections 

    This past week’s theme for me was about connections, both new and old, always at a distance. Winnie and Jim Guerdon, Islander readers who live in Florida and summer in Bar Harbor, gave me a phone call the other night. They were searching for the name of the Swan’s Island lobsterman who had spoken at the Republican National Convention (Jason Joyce) and conversed with me about

  • Swan’s Island: Bus driver Pete readying for retirement 

    Coffee Love now has ice cream by the scoop on Fridays and Saturdays from 6–8 p.m. Gary Rainford details the selection: “Cups, cake or sugar cones. Chocolate and caramel sauces. Rainbow and chocolate sprinkles. Whipped cream. And Whole Lotta Love Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches (chocolate or vanilla) from Meri’s Kitchen. Labor Day will be our last weekend for ice cream. Coffee Love’s full menu will be

  • Swan’s Island: Library seeing what works for the island 

    Jeanne Hoyle updates us on the library schedule: “The library is now open from 1–4 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Only five patrons are allowed in the library at a time with a 30–minute limit on each patron. Every patron must wear a mask, and if they are uncomfortable with wearing a mask, curbside delivery will still be an option. Hand sanitizer will be required before entering the building. If a book/DVD is

  • Swan’s Island: Great news for lighthouse 

    Eric Chetwynd shares great news for our lighthouse lovers: “A generous Maine–based philanthropic organization has awarded FOSIL a grant of $5,000 that was then matched by enthusiastic Town Lighthouse Committee members eager to see that the work would get done this year. The grant is to replace the lighthouse tower’s three glass block windows with historically accurate 6–over–6 pane wooden double hung windows with interior

  • Swan’s Island: Come sail away, for free 

     Keith Harriton shares some special information with us: “The flag we raised at the Lighthouse on Independence Day was presented to Julie Pease’s mother by the military honor guard at her dad’s funeral. He was a World War II veteran, one of the ‘Greatest Generation.’ No wonder it flies so proudly for all of Swan’s to see. Folks have remarked on the stature

  • Swan’s Island: Support the deliciousness of it all 

    Many islanders have eagerly awaited the reopening of Coffee Love and it is coming this week. Slated to open on Wednesday, July 15, Coffee Love will once again offer delicious coffee treats—hot and iced expresso, latte and chai—as well as tasty eats—breakfast sandwiches and muffins. They will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Please note that their location

  • Swan’s Island: Premier trap builder readies for a life of leisure 

    Congratulations to Donald Carlson on a well-deserved retirement. Not too long ago, Donnie was saying, “I’m not ready to talk retirement yet,” but Swan’s Island’s premier trap builder is now ready for a life of leisure. Enjoy your ever-expanding honey-do list!  The Island Market and Supply is now open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with senior citizen hour from 9-10 a.m. In-store limit is five customers at

  • Swan’s Island: Beware the brown-tail moth caterpillar

    Congratulations to Keyona, Brian and big brother Leo Bridenstine upon the birth of Owen Kade Bridenstine, born Friday, June 19, at 6:53 a.m. Owen measured 19 inches and weighed in at 6 lbs.9 oz. and is the newest grandchild of visiting Nana Kim Colbeth. We are looking forward to many adorable pictures.  Jessica Bailey Harrington announces: “The Lobster & Marine Museum is opening for the