“My years on Swans Island have provided me well over a lifetime. I’m very proud to be among such an elite group.” Stephen Joyce has been instrumental in contributing to and documenting Swans Island history, especially with the stories and pictures on the town’s website. What a pleasant surprise it was to see Stephen and his son Dale on the ferry to Swans Island this week. My husband and I now own Stephen’s childhood home, and I hope to hear more of his memories while he visits the island this week. Welcome home!
Many thanks go to Greg Cyr, Allen Harrington and Jess Harrington for the recent clearing of lighthouse trails. They, as well as their chainsaw, certainly had a major workout, and we are grateful to them for it.
The Acadia Choral Society will present its spring concert “Acadia Sings!” on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m., at St. Saviour’s Parish in Bar Harbor. Although I am the accompanist and assistant director for this ensemble, I can objectively state that this particular concert, an offering in song celebrating the Acadia National Park Centennial and featuring the world premier of local composer George Emlen’s “Song of Acadia,” is music at its best. You won’t want to miss it!
Marsha Douty Carlson sends us word that Diana Chester has passed away: “She passed away peacefully at Knox Care in Rockland. For many years, she came to the island in the summer to visit with her mother, Lois Anderson. Her husband made several large wooden sculptures, including the owl “totem” on the Minturn loop and the big lion that used to be on Russell Burns’ lawn.” We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Diana.
Happy birthday to Sarah Jae MacDonald, Donald Carlson, Calvin LeMoine, Johnny Rozenski, Noel David Savage, Kathy Burns and Abigail J. Dy. Anniversary blessings to Steve and Judy Green.
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