Having just celebrated National EMS Week, we wish to thank our EMS volunteers as well as our volunteer firefighters. The work they perform is more critical now than ever before. We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the many hours of training to maintain certifications combined with numerous callouts. Our EMS volunteers are Debbie Staples, Sonya Philbrook, Jil Lewis,
Charlie Wiegle, Tammy Tripler, Leah Ranquist, Ben Tongue, Lisa Pelkey, and Seth Joy. Our volunteer fire fighters are Robert Gardner, Zeke Freelove, Brian Krafjack, Gary Turner, Lincoln Johnson, Ezra Johnson, Leah Ranquist, Lesley Ranquist, Marshall Walker, Shepard Walker, Seth Joy, Sam Joy, Josh Applin, Josh Turner, Ben Tongue, Jil Lewis, Ben Treadwell, Roman Rozenski and Charlie Wiegle.
Donna Wiegle shares information about home-delivered meals for qualified individuals: “Home-delivered meals are available throughout Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Piscataquis counties. Eligibility requirements are age 60 and over; under 60 with a disability or living with someone 60 or older; must be homebound by reason of illness or practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 emergency. Meals include seven meals per week, small loaf of bread, milk and dessert. Meals are delivered weekly or bi-weekly, depending on where you live, and a pickup option is available at signup. A donation of $5 per meal or $35 per week is suggested and appreciated. If anyone wants to sign up for this, please call Eastern Area Agency on Aging at (207) 941-2865 or toll free 1-800-432-7812 to apply and you can give them my number to contact to figure out the delivery to Swan’s Island. My home number is (207) 526-4101. Please share this information widely. And consider checking in on an elderly neighbor by phone or in another appropriate manner if you are able to do so. Many thanks!”
Jeanne Hoyle explains a new Swan’s Island library service: “The Swan’s Island Library will begin ‘curbside’ service on Tuesday, June 2. The plans at this time are for curbside delivery on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2-4 p.m. This is a new process for all of us, so I ask for your patience as we move forward. How could you know what books or movies you might want and are they even available? There are a few ways to find the answer to that question. One way is to send me an email or Facebook message asking for a particular item and I will see if we have it and if it is available. Another way is to browse our catalog to find out for yourself and put a hold on the item. When you place a hold on an item, a notification will be sent to me, and I will pull the item and check it out to you; at this time, only three items will be allowed per patron. I will then put the items in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a picnic table outside. Please do not place a hold on an item if you are not on the island! If you don’t pick up your items that day, they will be returned to the building until the next day we are open.”
Happy birthday to Sage Dentremont, Thomas Riedel II, Sue Wheaton, Lori LeMoine, Cynthia Baker, and Ashley M. Tapley. Anniversary blessings to Samuel and Amelia Joy, Lt.Col. Philip and Vanya Buswell, and Clint and Lita Staples.
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