MacDonald makes school a kinder place



Congratulations to Sarah Jae MacDonald for being named the March 2018 Student of the Month at Mount Desert Island High School. It’s pleasing to see that Sarah’s school community recognizes what we have known for years: “Sarah exemplifies dedication and kindness … . She strives every day to put her deepest values into practice, showing kindness and empathy to students and staff alike … . Whether sharing a hug or a kind note with someone who is feeling down, helping a classmate catch up after an absence, helping to clean up after a classroom activity or simply sharing her wonderful smile in the hall, Sarah makes the school a brighter place.”

Many island people have come to see Dexter Lee’s posting of the Swans Island Odd Fellows Sunday Breakfast Schedule as a harbinger of summer. Mark your calendars now with the 2018 dates: May 27 (Memorial Day); June 17 (Father’s Day); July 1; July 8; July 22; Aug. 5; Aug. 10; Oct. 7. Breakfast costs $9 for adults, $5 for those under high school age and free for babes in arm. They serve from 7-9 a.m., and it is all you can it.

Donna Wiegle diligently keeps us updated on the work of Chuck Lubelczyk and his colleagues from Maine Medical Center’s Vector-borne Disease Lab: “They have worked again at various locations around the island in an effort to conduct a deer population count. They are marking off certain areas and placing a small orange flag that will be used as a GPS coordinate for their count. They will be returning on or around May 10 to continue their work. Chuck has asked that I let the community know this deer survey work is ongoing, along with tick collection and testing for various tick-borne diseases. Chuck’s survey areas are not generally close to any houses, but if you should notice one of the orange flags on your property signaling that area for counting purposes, please don’t disturb it. If you have any issues with your property being used for deer and tick surveys, please get in touch with me to discuss it. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to work on the Lyme disease problem plaguing the island.”

Happy belated birthday to Fran Chetwynd. Happy birthday to Abigail J. Dy and Kathy Burns.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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