PIK fall carnival is this weekend

Chelsea Tripler invites us to join People Interested in Kids (PIK) for its Fall Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the school. Food and drinks will be provided, and there will be face painting, costume contests, pumpkin picking and lots more. The carnival will be held outside, but in case of inclement weather, it will be held in the gymnasium. All ages are welcomed, and costumes are encouraged. If you are interested in volunteering during the carnival for one of the games, please call Heidi, Tammy, Karen, or Billie-Jo. Also, volunteering counts toward high school requirements.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of George Stanley. A graveside service for him at Rose Hill cemetery and a luncheon in his honor at the Swan’s Island School were held this past Saturday, Oct. 18.

Meredith Creswell reminds us that the last Advent Church Sunday evening hymn sing of the season will be this Sunday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. As always, these joyful occasions are open to all who would like to sing, play an instrument or just sit and listen.

Many islanders wish to express their thanks to the Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative for clearly communicating and upholding the hours of last Thursday’s planned outage. Particularly impressive was the successful completion of the job in 90 minutes less than the originally allotted time for it. Jim Stone encourages all members of the cooperative to attend the next Community Quarterly Update of the Coop, which is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the library. For those particularly interested in alternative (especially solar) energy, this will be a good chance to hear a progress report on what the Coop has learned so far. Other topics discussed will be a review of the by-laws and terms and conditions and what the Coop is hearing from Emera regarding future rates and the costs and benefits of combining with another Maine utility.

Dr. Heniser will be at the Mill Pond Health Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, and will bring flu vaccines with him. No appointment is necessary, but please call Community Health Center at 244-5630 if you need them to bring out pediatric doses for small children because they will need to know in advance; they should have plenty of adult doses with them. Bring insurance information with you, and if you have no insurance, the cost will most likely remain at $25.

Happy birthday to Karl Haller, Cole Carroll Staples, Joe Boisvert, Michael Farley, Eric Scott Staples, Paula Johnson, Vanessa May, Janice Staples, Benjamin Moses Smith, Barbara Sawyer, and Rachel Solotaroff.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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