Articles by: Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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  • Swan’s Island: Historical society seeks summer volunteers 

    Robert Gardner speaks the golden words: “The Swan’s Island Fire Department and EMS Lobster Cookout will be held Sunday, July 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Limited seating, as well as takeout, will be available.” Don’t miss one of the summer highlights of our island!  Gwen May updates us on the historical society’s recent cleanup and sale: “That was a well-done job! We have things in some organized manner as we pulled out the artifacts

  • Swan’s Island: Nursery school gauges interest in pre-K program 

    I’m pleased to report that fresh, local food products are becoming more plentiful on our island. Besides the delicious fare provided by The Island Market and Supply, we also have: Iver Lofving‘s lettuce at $3 a bag and sea salt by the seashore (a Ranquist product) at Iverstudio; Serena Walker‘s Sunny Side Farm – “Keep on the Sunny Side – Philippians 4:8 Offering organic eggs and island-grown garden produce

  • Swan’s Island: Bring your bib and fork to eat some pork 

    People are drooling in anticipation of Tim Trafton‘s annual July 4 Pig Roast. Everyone is invited to the delicious pig roast and fireworks celebration. Donations are gratefully accepted, although they are not necessary.  Children’s programming is returning to the Swan’s Island Library this summer and it could not be more exciting! Guided by the theme, “The Natural World Around Us,”

  • Swan’s Island: Copies of “The Island Reader” are available now 

    Coffee Love teaser alert! Gary Rainford updates us on our favorite takeout: “Inventory is arriving. Guatemalan coffee beans are roasted. Morton’s Moo ice cream connection is in place (ice cream two nights a week this season). Opening day is July 14. Sorry for the late start, but the boss has summer camp in northern California. See you soon.”  Iver Lofving‘s watercolor classes started this past

  • Swan’s Island: Congratulations to all our island graduates 

    I am grateful to Marilyn Sawyer for providing me with the names of our high school graduates. Congratulations to Johnny Rozenski, Ben Treadwell, Brad Pelkey, Jackson Laws, Olivia Joyce, Hannah Joy and Sage Dentremont. We are proud of you and look forward to hearing about your many future accomplishments.  Our eighth-grade graduates recently had an outdoor ceremony and we congratulate them as well: Sadie Joyce, Hope LeMoine, Shaylin May, Meri Rainford, Savanah Hedgepath and Morgan Matthews.  Jeanne Hoyle delights us with yummy news: “Our first fundraising dinner at

  • Swan’s Island: Recent gathering fosters pride for fishing families

    Calling all kids in grades K-5, along with preschool and toddlers who are accompanied by a family member, “To Mars and Beyond.“ Emmie Sawyer announces that the Swan’s Island Church of God’s Island-wide Vacation Bible School will meet Monday through Thursday, June 14-17, from 4-6 p.m. at the church (77 Rose Hill Road). A light supper will be served from 6-6:30p.m. and families are welcome.  Iver Lofving informs us that Iverstudio is open again from

  • Swan’s Island: Library loosens COVID-19 restrictions

    We extend our greatest appreciation for fire department Captain Rob Gardner, who always takes such good care of our island. He expresses his gratitude “to the Swan’s Island Fire Department members, Swan’s Island community members, Southwest Harbor Fire Department, Tremont Fire Department, Hancock County RCC and Maine State Ferry Service for their help at our fire call on Friday, May 28 – Teamwork at its finest!”  Many people have expressed confusion regarding the

  • Swan’s Island: Remember to wear your mask on the ferry 

    The Wendell Gilley Museum has officially opened for their 40th anniversary season and its celebration begins with a special exhibit by Swan’s Island very own artist Gary Hoyle. The rest of the museum features work by noted carvers Harold Haertel, Elmer Crowell and Steve Valleau, in addition to works by Wendell Gilley. The museum’s hours this season are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum continues the requirement that masks be worn at all times on Gilley property. Also, reservations are being taken for tours to

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