Rush like the devil

Rush like the devil to get your tickets for an outstanding concert that is right around the corner. I am the Acadia Choral Society’s assistant director and accompanist and am pleased to announce its annual holiday concert next weekend at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. The program carries the theme “Saints and Angels of Christmas” and features J. Willcocks “Gloria” and W.A. Mozart’s “Regina Coeli.” Our guest musician is oboist David Woolsey. Tickets are available at Sherman’s Books & Stationery in Bar Harbor, Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars in Bar Harbor, the Southwest Harbor Public Library, the Northeast Harbor Library, the SevenArts Gallery in Ellsworth, from chorus members and at the door.

From reports I have received and my own observations, we had around 280 people at the annual Community Thanksgiving this past week. It was great visiting with everyone. I particularly enjoyed the time spent with Barbara Tongue, and I even saw some summer residents back in town for the event. Many thanks to all the cooks, the male servers and to Emmie Sawyer for once again giving of her organizational skills for the event. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dexter Lee informs us that Wreaths across America was at the school on Friday, Nov. 20, to help the kids make wreaths for Arlington Cemetery. We thank everyone who was involved with this special and meaningful project.

Jane Savage relays news from the Swans Island ferry terminal that Henry Lee has gone for maintenance and is replaced with Governor Curtis. This took place on Monday, Nov. 23, and will continue for approximately two weeks. While the two boats hold the same number of vehicles, the Curtis has certain height restrictions, so plan accordingly if you bring a truck on board.

Donna Wiegle encourages island nonprofit leaders and board members to consider participating in the Island Institute’s three-day leadership training workshop in January 2016; she says, “This looks like a great opportunity to come together with leaders from other islands for this valuable training.” I LEAD runs from noon on Jan. 8 through noon on Jan. 10 and will accept up to 20 island and remote coastal nonprofit leaders. An application may be found at and should be sent to Karen Burns at [email protected] by Dec. 9. For more information, contact Karen Burns at the above email or at 594-9209 ext. 102.

Happy birthday to Aiden Sheridan, Marilyn Lianna Sawyer and Marissa Rozenski. Anniversary blessings to Howard and Christine Dentremont, Adam and Theresa Joy and Scott and Melanie Carlson.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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