See you at town meetings

Take a break from the grueling snow shoveling by attending one or more of the upcoming meetings on the island. Allow your voice to be heard in a more pleasant way than the cursing and groaning heard ‘round the island. Gwen May informs us that the Town Budget Meeting is in the school gymnasium on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The Swan’s Island School Budget meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium; the school board will meet earlier than usual, at 5:30 p.m., on this date in order to accommodate the time for the budget meeting. Mark your calendars for the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, March 2, in the school gymnasium. I will provide more details on this important meeting in next week’s column.

Rick DuBois, our own veterinarian, will be here to take care of your pets’ needs at the Swans Island Veterinary Clinic on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire Department in Atlantic.

Tammy Tripler informs us that she is now a part of Flower Shoppe network, and she can send flower orders as well as receive them now. Contact her by calling 664 4898, messaging her on Facebook, or emailing [email protected]

Congratulations to Tina Lunt and Sheena Greenlaw for winning a $50 arrangement in the Island Dreamweaver Flowers’ contest.

Donna Wiegle announces another great healthy lifestyle program that begins on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. and runs for 12 weeks. A New You will be held at the Mill Pond Health center and is free and open to men and women, young and old. Donna states, “All you need is a desire to improve your health or the health of someone living in your household. Topics covered in the weekly sessions will focus on eating healthy, food tracking, portion control, understanding how many calories you need each day, increasing your metabolism to burn more calories, simple ways to add physical activity to your daily routine, reducing your risk of chronic diseases, ways to stay motivated, reducing stress, setting attainable goals for yourself and much more. We will have guest speakers some weeks. Small steps make a big difference, and this can be your first step.” Please call Donna at 526-4101 or send her a private message to register for the program.

Happy birthday to Lucia Tola Dy, Anna Belle Joy, Samuel Kenneth Davis, Mia Violet Davis, Wyatt M. Tapley, Bev McAloon, Betsy R. Philbrook and Carolyn Miller. Anniversary blessings to Joe and Denise Boisvert, Carroll and Lindsay Staples, Leonard and Jackie May, and Jim and Sharon Stone.

Quote of the Week: “I feel like a Momma bear in a cave. Watch out when I wake up and come out!!” — Annette Skaad Joyce

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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