Oyster catchers on display

Belva Staples has shared some exciting news with us: “Joe, Marsh and Shep will have their American oyster catchers on display at the Wendell Gilley Museum spring open house and carving show on Sunday, May 27, from 12-4 p.m. Then the boys will be performing with Danny Harper, Dana Flood (Maine Country Music Hall of Fame) and Kevin Overlock. It should be fun.” The Wendell Gilley Museum is located in Southwest Harbor, and the show will have on view new carvings by members from their carving class and club. Great food by Sips cafe and lots of rousing music will complete the afternoon. For more details, visit the museum’s page on Facebook.

Leah Staples has informed us that Island Clean-up Day is Thursday, May 10. Road cleanup is from 3-5 p.m., and then pizza will be served at the school for all the volunteers from 5-6 p.m. If you are driving on the island at this time, please watch out for these volunteers, especially the smaller children. We thank these volunteers for making our island even more beautiful. Leah reminds those who are cleaning to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts to keep ticks away.

Dexter Lee has a suggestion regarding ticks and music, “I think Shepard and Marshall Walker should write a song called ‘Tick Picking’.” It certainly would be a hit on our island!

Don’t forget about the first IOOF Sunday breakfast of 2018! Come eat the finest vittles in Downeast Maine, starting Sunday, May 27, from 7-9 a.m. at Odd Fellow’s Hall. Other Sunday breakfast dates for the 2018 summer are June 17, July 1, July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19 and Oct. 7.

Happy birthday to Jane Orcutt Savage, Jean Ranquist, Jim Stone, Lacey Kay Freelove, Nancy Carter, Bonnie L. Turner, Terie Laws, Jacques Cesbron and Judy Green. Anniversary blessings to John and Jill Trask.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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