Road crew kudos



Many people join me in praising our road crew this winter. Not only have they done a stellar job plowing, one of the best from here to Ellsworth in my opinion, but they also have already repaired some significant potholes and dips that could take out the transmission of a high-riding truck. Thank you for making life easier during this brutal stretch of weather.

Tammy Tripler informs us that the school board has a one-year position open that they plan to fill within this month. If you are interested and have not already put your name in, please contact Tammy Tripler, Bev McAloon, Richie Davis or Marissa Rozenski before April 4.

Donna Wiegle announces SAIL – Stay Alive and Independent for Life, a new healthy lifestyle course on the island. “Join Island Fellow Maddey Gates for a six-week wellness routine and active lifestyle course at the Mill Pond Health Center. The classes are on Fridays, April 10 through May 15, at 10 a.m. The class is open to all ages but geared to older adults. Participants will use chairs for balance and small hand weights for strength. This low-impact routine is perfect for all fitness levels. Contact Maddey at 502-330-1376 or Donna Wiegle at 526-4101.”

Maddey is also working with Janice Staples’s K-2 class on a project called “Growing Buddies,” an intergenerational connection of seniors with K-2 students to promote friendships. Interested seniors should contact Maddey at 502-330-1376.”

The April Senior Luncheon takes place on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Emmie Sawyer informs us that there will be a 6 a.m. Easter sunrise service at the Atlantic fire ponds on Sunday, April 5, with Pastor Wade Schaefer speaking. Following the sunrise service (around 6:30 a.m.) will be an Easter sunrise breakfast, hosted by the Church of God. All are welcome.

Happy belated birthday to Bonnie Staples and Jessica DeFrenn. Happy birthday to Josiah Adam Joy, Jenny M. Turner, Zachary Harvey, Candis Joyce, Theo May, Isabella Joyce and Seth Gordon Joy.

If you have news to share, please email, call or write me by Sunday noon if you need it to be included in the following edition. Email me at [email protected]; drop a note to Kimberly Haller, P.O. Box 94, Swans Island, ME 04685; or call me at 526-4488.

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