Memorial Day promises good eats


Lots of good eating is found on Swans Island over the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 23, the Swan’s Island Baptist Church is having a supper of ham, baked beans (as close to Dorothy Stockbridge’s recipe as they can get), vegetarian entrees, salads and desserts. The meal starts at 5:30 p.m. and costs $10 per person ages 12 and older, with donations for those under 12 greatly appreciated. Bev McAloon tells us that the supper is “in memory of all our loved ones, both past and present, near and far. This year, our church has special memories of Dorothy Stockbridge. Dorothy spent much of her time in the church kitchen, helping at so many church suppers. Through her generosity and the proceeds from this supper, the Baptist Church is modernizing the annex kitchen.”

Dexter Lee has released the Oddfellows’ breakfast schedule, so I guess summer really has arrived. The first breakfast of the season is this Sunday, May 24, from 7-9 a.m. at IOOF Hall.

Don’t forget the Swans Island Memorial Day Service in Veteran’s Park on Sunday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. This service is always a stirring way of remembering the men and women who died while serving their country.

Mark your calendars for our school’s Spring Concert on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Swan’s Island School gymnasium.

The Swan’s Island School Bike-a-thon is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 30. When driving around the island, please be alert to these cyclists, and in general, consider lowering your speed as we welcome more residents and visitors back for the summer.

We extend our condolences to Gary and Jeanne Hoyle and other family and friends upon the passing of Gary’s mother, Sylvia Diddy Hoyle.

The Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative quarterly informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, in the library. A featured topic of this meeting will be recent talks with Emera and the Maine PUC about the option of SIEC merging with Emera. Remote access to the meeting via webinar or call-ins for hearing only the audio portions of the meeting are available. Contact SIEC or view their website for more information.

Happy birthday to Lacey Kay Freelove, Nancy Carter, Chelsea Tripler, Ed Rose, Carl G. LeMoine and Ben Doliber. Anniversary blessings to John and Jill Trask, Gary and Jeanne Hoyle, Jerry and Barbara Tozier Matthews, and Lester and Nevora Stanley.

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