Jodie Lee Mauger encourages us to treat ourselves while supporting a good cause with a car wash and bake sale for Gabe on Saturday, May 7, at the Swans Island Post Office parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gabe is unable to attend regular camps because of his disabilities, and he would like to attend Camp CaPella, where he can experience summer camp with his other friends. Anyone wanting to contribute baked goods or a monetary donation, please contact Jodie at 479-5273. Let’s help Gabe go to camp.
Students enrolled in an exciting new course at the University of Maine at Orono will live, work and play on our island from May 23 to June 1. The course is entitled “Maine Island Culture and Community Engagement,” and the students will work at the lighthouse, the library, the school, the Historical Society, the Lobster & Marine Museum and several other places for the service-learning component of the course. Guest speakers, a grant-writing expert and even a principal with 15 high-school students from Blue Hill will come to our island to participate in this course. I eagerly anticipate sharing details of this Swans Island-University of Maine collaboration with you in an upcoming column.
Dexter Lee announces the much-anticipated IOOF Sunday breakfast schedule for 2016. Once again, it is all-you-can-eat from 7-9 a.m. on the following Sundays: May 29, June 19, July 3, July 10, July 24, Aug. 7, Aug. 21 and Oct. 9. Adults are $9 (first increase in eight years), under high school is $5, and babes in arm are free.
Dr. Timothy Oh and the staff of Caring Hands of Maine will be coming out to Swans Island for a dental clinic at the Mill Pond Health Center on Thursday, May 26. Current and new patients are welcome. Call 667-6789 for more information or an appointment.
Happy birthday to Jane Orcutt Savage, Jacques Cesbron, Bonnie L. Turner, Judy Green, Jim Stone and Jean Ranquist.