New Friday ferry offered

Eli Strauss informs us of a new service he is providing for Swans Islanders that is certain to be a hit: “Cruises will begin evening passenger ferry trips to Swans Island every Friday evening during July and August with the 49-passenger vessel R.L. Gott. We will leave the town dock at the Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal at 8 p.m., arriving in Atlantic on Swans Island around 8:30 p.m. and depart for Bass Harbor once returning passengers have boarded. The cost will be $20 per person. Children 2 and under are free, and combat veterans, if they wish to identify themselves, also will ride free of charge. Passengers can pay by cash and credit card. Please try to keep personal checks to a minimum, but we understand island life, so we will accept them in a pinch. Please provide feedback of any kind, in any way you’d like, so that we can tailor this service to be as helpful and convenient as possible to the residents of Swans Island. We are in no way stuck on doing things our way; our number-one priority is to make this service as easy and convenient as possible.”

It’s time for summer soccer at the school. Jaime Rose delights many with the invitation to join in the soccer at the Swans Island School on Wednesdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. “It is all in good fun. Kids and adults. Get out and enjoy an hour of kicking a ball around. Bring a spare soccer ball if you have one.”

Tammy Tripler tells us of an exciting summer program for kids: “Are you ready to travel the world this summer … but can’t afford the plane fare? Calling all kids from preschool-eighth grade to join us as we travel the world in our ‘Novel Destination’ summer program. There will be new countries each week, something fun to do and maybe a little food and crafts on our journey! Don’t worry, parents. We’ll include you in a little of the fun. If you have a child that is pre-K, come join us at the library at 10 a.m. Over the weekend, I’ll post next week’s destination … . Are you ready to travel the world? See you soon!” Their journey began this past week with a short trip north to Canada on Canada Day, July 1. It’s not too late to join the fun.

Emmie Sawyer expresses thanks to those who participated in the recent pie auction: “A huge thank you to the bakers, bidders and eaters at our pie auction. Together you all raised $2,641, with approximately $146 still on the way. That helps send 27 children to camp. Enjoy every bite!”

Carrie Joyce has started Day Rec and sends us the weekly schedule:

“Grades K-two are on Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., and Friday, 9-11 a.m.; Grades three to eight are on Thursday, 9-11 a.m., and Friday, 12-2 p.m. There will be no Day Rec on Friday, July 8, or Friday, July 15, because a repairman is coming to work on the pool table.”

Happy birthday to Annie Joyce Swartzwelder, Alexis Sheridan, Dot Barnes, Jackie L. May and Lindsay Lee Staples.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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