‘Energy Island’ has lessons for us

We thank Ann Marie Maguire for sharing with us her experiences on Samso, Denmark’s “Energy Island.” She presented a slide show last week at the library and has provided us with an online written narrative and numerous pictures. Many islanders have recently voiced Iver Lofving’s sentiment that “We might be able to learn something from the experience of this small island on the other side of the Atlantic that might make our energy system more sustainable.”

Congratulations to the newest library card holders that were “sworn in” on Wednesday, Oct 22. Candi Joyce informs us that Zoey, Lucia, Addy and Clara took the library card pledge and received their library cards and book bags. Peyton, Asa and Gabe received their cards and bags last year, and we anticipate Julia, Troy and Samantha receiving theirs in the near future.

Chelsea Tripler is looking for uncrushed, empty gallon milk, cider or water jugs for an igloo project with the kids.

Gwen May notifies us that dog licenses are now available for 2015 and, if your dog needs a rabies shot, there will be another clinic here on Saturday, Nov. 22. Also, please give Gwen a call if you want to vote absentee, and she will send you a ballot.

The state ferry now has a website (Maine.gov/mdot/ferry/)where you can sign up for email or text notifications of ferry cancellations or changes. Thanks go to Tom Duchesneau, Jeanne Hoyle and Dexter Lee for sharing this information.

Tammy Tripler reminds us that the Senior Luncheon for November is on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. She states, “If you are 60 or older, please join us for this monthly event. It is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. If your spouse/partner is 60 and you are not, you may attend with them.”

Calling all singers for the 2014 Annual Community Christmas Gathering choir! We will hold our first meeting/rehearsal at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Baptist Church. At that time, we will schedule rehearsals that work for everyone, read through some Christmas music for the program and just have fun. All are welcome, no matter what your level of musical expertise. Please contact Kimberly Haller at 526-4488 or [email protected] if you have questions or are unable to make this first meeting and would like to sing with the choir. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for The Community Christmas Gathering at the Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

Happy birthday to Jim Pierson, Kathleen LeMoine, Garrett LeMoine, Jeanne Joyce, Jordan Gardner, Josh Applin, Erik Greenlaw, and Rose McIntire. Anniversary blessings to Tom and Lotti Uber and Lawrence and Lisa Stanley.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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