Swan’s Island Donna Wiegle named community champion

On Friday, Feb. 8 the Island Institute hosted the third annual Waypoints Forum, “Intersections and Impacts—Collaborating for Maine’s Changing Coast,” an afternoon of discussions focusing on the future of our coastal and island communities and the challenges facing Maine’s rapidly changing coast.

During a special presentation at the Forum, Donna Wiegle of Swan’s Island was recognized with the Community Champion Award in honor of her service, both on and off the island, to the health and well-being of the Swan’s Island community, and for being a champion for the voices and interests of island communities throughout Maine. Donna, we congratulate you and are very proud of and thankful for your many contributions.

Don’t miss the fun at the St. Patrick’s Day community meal on Saturday, March 16, in the gymnasium of the Swan’s Island School. The meal is free and begins at 5 p.m. Lots of luck will come to you if you wear green!

Today is the last day to enroll in the Aquaculture Business Development Program through the Island Institute. For more information about the program and to download an application, visit islandinstitute.org/aquaculture, or call Peter Piconi at 619-823-0909 or Sam Belknap at 992-7726.

Karen Preston Griffin informs us of a change in operating hours for the solid waste facility: “Effective March 15 through Oct. 15, the hours for the dump are Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday (July and August only) noon to 3 p.m.”

Jane Savage delivers a notice from the ferry terminal about the parking situation: “Out of consideration to those who travel daily, if you are parking longer term, please consider parking in the upper parking lot or across from the museum. Our daily customers are having a hard time finding a place to park and the problem has increased owing to the high snow banks. Those customers dealing with this and the cold weather on a daily basis would greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you in advance.”

Rick DuBois, our island veterinarian, prepares us for his next visit: “Trying to think about winter ending but with another 4 to 6 inches of the white stuff falling, it is hard. At least it is lighter at the end of the day now. Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be out on the island Thursday, March 14, to check on things. If you need anything or have a concern that can’t wait until my next official clinic on April 6, give the Dexter office a call at 924-3462, so I can be sure to bring along what your pet needs.”

“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.” -Darrell Royal

Happy birthday to Wendy Joyce, Hailey May, Christal Anne Applin, Colleen Turner, Carlton Joyce, Elijah Joyce, Monica Cease, Jamie Matthews, Jaime Rose, Patricia Teranishi and Marion Stinson. Anniversary blessings to Matt and Sarah Lane and Karl and Kimberly Haller.

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Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

If you have news to share, email or call me by Sunday noon if you need it to be included in the following edition. Email me at [email protected]or call me at 526-4488.

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