Articles by: Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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  • 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

  • Swan’s Island has got the goods 

    We extend our deepest condolences to Allen and Jess Harrington and the many family and friends of Irene G. Harrington who passed away on Saturday, June 14, on Swan’s Island. Taking care of his mother for many years, both Allen and Jess were truly a blessing to her, and this was witnessed by the entire island. May they be blessed with peace.  Leah Ranquist has an

  • Swan’s Island: New arrival steals hearts 

    Congratulations to parents Katelynn and James LeMoine upon the arrival of their bundle of joy. Weighing 5 pounds, 7.5 ounces and measuring 19 inches, Bresdin Richard LeMoine was born on Sunday, June 7. Katelynn said, “Our little peanut has already stolen our hearts” and I’m certain that other family members feel the same way.  Douglas Cornman invites Maine island writers and artists of all ages and kinds to contribute your work

  • Swan’s Island: A tick in time saves Lyme 

    The school bus was in the lead, followed by firetrucks blaring, several festively decorated vehicles, and the blazing lights of the sheriff’s patrol car. People were shouting and honking horns all around the island and the air vibrated with excitement. We congratulate and are very proud of our eighth graders, all four of them! What a fun way to celebrate their accomplishments

  • Swan’s Island: Curbside library services to start 

    Having just celebrated National EMS Week, we wish to thank our EMS volunteers as well as our volunteer firefighters. The work they perform is more critical now than ever before. We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the many hours of training to maintain certifications combined with numerous callouts. Our EMS volunteers are Debbie Staples, Sonya Philbrook, Jil Lewis,  Charlie Wiegle, Tammy