Jane Ojala speaks for a lot of us in thanking the EMT crew and community members for saving Gilley LeMoine’s life recently. She said, “We are so grateful. The community worked wonderfully as a team.” She reported that Gilley is recovering at Eastern Maine Medical Center in room 158 (ICU) and welcomes visitors. Cards, letters and check donations for Gilley may be sent to Gilley LeMoine, P.O. Box 113, Swans Island ME 04685. There also is a cash jar for donations at TIMS, and Jane will deliver these and all mail directly to Gilley. We love you, Gilley, and are sending positive thoughts for your complete and rapid recovery.
Douglas Cornman has extended an invitation: “Stop by the Swan’s Island Library on Friday, April 20, to learn what’s going on with Maine’s seabirds. Join Sarah Williams from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and find out. There will be a kid’s program on seabirds with craft activity, cookies and lemonade at11 a.m. and the Refuge Program and seabird status update with refreshments at 3 p.m. Thanks to the library for co-hosting!”
Donna Wiegle has informed us about an important program: “Healthy Acadia is excited to offer a Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Training on April 24-27. The 30-hour CCAR Recovery Coach Training program will be offered as a four-day course at the Ramada Inn in Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants will also be expected to complete an additional two hours of independent study daily to complete this training. Recovery coaches are individuals who may be in recovery, a friend or family member of someone in recovery or a recovery ally. I attended the Maine Islands Coalition meeting earlier this month at the Maine Capitol in Augusta where there was a substance recovery organization from Deer Isle-Stonington represented. They have seven trained recovery coaches working with folks that need support. It would be great to have a couple of people trained here on Swans Island. If you are interested in attending and need some financial help to be able to do it, let me know.”
Dale Joyce has announced a Swans Island broadband information session at the Swan’s Island Library on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. “Learn about broadband service and ask questions about the technology from members of the committee who have just returned from the Maine Broadband Summit. Come hear their reports about statewide efforts and what other island communities are doing to bring broadband to their towns.”
Karen Preston Griffin sent us a town notice: “Please note the Planning Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, has been rescheduled to Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the town office.”