Joyce and Joy joined

Congratulations to Amelia Joyce and Samuel Joy on their nuptials on Saturday, May 28, in Koloa, Hawaii. Amelia is the daughter of Jason and Taffy Joyce, the granddaughter of Carlton and Pacita Joyce and the sister of Andrew, Annie and Amara. Samuel is the son of Paul and Ruth Joy and the brother of (Yes, I can do this!) Mary, Matthew, Anna, Leah, Seth, Esther, Sarah, Adam and Rachel. Between the two of them, they are perhaps related to the majority of Swans Island residents, and the whole island is delighted with this joyous union.

Don’t miss “Addressing the Addiction Problem,” a discussion and informational meeting in the library Monday, June 13, at 6 p.m. People from the Seven Oaks Training Center, a recovery program in Orrington, will be on Swans Island to share information about the program and the success it has brought to people in Maine. An Open Door Coffee, with Seven Oaks members available for further small group or personal conversations, will take place the next morning, Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 a.m. in the Baptist Church Annex. If interested in learning more about this center and its program, check out their website at or Seven Oaks Training Center.

Candis Joyce informs us that the Swans Island Educational Society is now accepting applications for a part-time children’s programs director. SIES seeks a mature, responsible, organized and friendly person to fill this position. For an application or more information, contact Candis at 526-4330.

The Swans Island Recreation Department is seeking applicants for the daytime recreation director. If interested in this part-time, seasonal position, please call Leah Staples at 460-2308 or Lacey Freelove at 460-2443 by June 13.

The Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area annual meeting will be held in the IOOF Hall on Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m. The agenda includes discussion on island limited entry referendum results.

“Pay It Forward – for Donna,” a benefit potluck supper for Donna Wiegle on Saturday, June 18, is a great way to support her and give her our help. The benefit starts at 5 p.m. in the Odd Fellows’ Hall. Donations will be accepted at the potluck dinner, or you may send your donation by mail to Donna Wiegle, 357 Harbor Road, Swans Island, ME 04685.

Happy belated birthday to Joanna Kohler Carter, Dwayne Scott Overlock, Jacob Everett LeMoine, Robert Gardner, Peyton Charlotte Sawyer and Marshall Page Walker. Happy birthday to Isaac Stinson, Ezra Daniel Johnson, Fritz Gardner, John Trask, Angela J. Tapley and Jane Ojala. Marriage blessings to Samuel and Amelia Joy. Anniversary blessings to “Sput” and Janice Staples, Eric and Leah Staples and Lawrence and Sheila Smith.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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