Life-saving class offered

Sonja Philbrook has informed us about a life-saving training opportunity: “Traumatic injury is the No. 1 cause of death for Americans ages 1-46 years old. Many of these deaths are due to blood loss immediately following the injury. Bystanders are usually the only ones around until help arrives … learn what to do on Saturday, March 31, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the Swan’s Island School. The Stop the Bleed program training is open to everyone on the island. Contact any island EMT to register for the class. For more information, contact Sonja at [email protected] or 632-4248. Training is provided by Sally Taylor, … director of continuing education, Atlantic Partners EMS.”

Lucinda Lowell is bringing her popular cardmaking classes to us again: “I will be coming to the island to do some card-making classes. We will still be doing five cards for $15. You can make all five or take some from my boxes to give you five to take home. I am looking at the time between March 24 and March 28. Let me know if you are interested and what day is good for you and if you want daytime or nighttime. Once I have heard from people, I will get back to you with a schedule that will work for most people. I look forward to seeing everyone again and hope the snowstorms stop coming by that time.”

Crystal DaGraca, our Swan’s Island Elementary School teaching principal, has sent notice to all families of incoming 2018-2019 kindergarten students: “Kindergarten Screening at Swan’s Island Elementary School is Wednesday, March 28. If your child turns 5-years-old on or before Oct. 15, join us at 9 a.m. on March 28. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. If you have any questions, please call us at 526-4300.”

Karen Griffin reported from a recent selectmen’s meeting: “The town is monitoring state legislation on requirements for enacting the legalization of marijuana referendum. Once legislation is acted upon, the town will develop a marijuana town ordinance. Also, beaver traps have been set in areas around the island where beavers have stopped drainage; locations of traps include fire ponds and streams with culverts that are partially to completely blocked.” The selectmen have informed us that the “Ferry service has delayed the decision on the rate increase due to the postponement and rescheduling of the Swans Island public hearing; their decision is expected in the near future.”

Happy birthday to Mimi Rainford, Kyle Thomas Walker Staples and Bonnie Staples. Anniversary blessings to Leslie and Rhonda Ranquist and Tom and Bev McAloon.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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