DeFrenn hangs show at ArtWaves

Some of Jessica DeFrenn’s artwork of the past year will be on exhibit at ArtWaves, 329 Main St., Bar Harbor on Saturday, May 9. For her senior project at MDI High School, she is learning how to promote and host her own art show, culminating with this exhibit. Jessica says that her works are for sale after the exhibit and that she hopes to see both familiar and new faces. Congratulations, Jessica. We are very proud of your accomplishments.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Bernard D. Chandler, who passed away March 21 in Augusta. Bernard was one of Roscoe and Mary Chandler’s sons, and he spent many years of his childhood at the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station on Swans Island, where his father was the lighthouse keeper. Bernard was interviewed by Donna Wiegle for her DVD “Living at the Lighthouse – Chandler Family Tales.”

Candis Joyce reports that “the Swan’s Island Educational Society recently received a $540 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Trust of the Maine Community Foundation to create family literacy and discovery packs to check out of the library.These packs will be designed to support all areas and ages of literacy using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) as the basis of content selection. SIES was founded in 1970 and received 501(c)3 status in 1972. The mission of SIES is to provide library and historical collections services for the town of Swans Island. For more information, call 526-4330. With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit”

Happy birthday to Sarah Jae MacDonald, Donald Carlson, Johnny Rozenski, and Abigail J. Dy.

Anniversary blessings to Steve and Judy Green.

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