The Mill Pond Health Center once again teamed up with the Maine Seacoast Mission to provide second vaccination shots in a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, March 25. Donna Wiegle reports that 60 more people on the island are now fully vaccinated; she knows of about 40 more who have received their vaccines on the mainland. When adding in those she is unaware of, we have over 100 fully vaccinated on the island. Way to go, Islanders! Donna states, “I spoke with the folks from the Maine Seacoast Mission and I am hoping we can do a vaccine clinic sometime the week of April 19. This all depends on vaccine supply and I will keep you posted as the plan comes together.“ We continue to keep in our prayers and thoughts those who are testing for or suffering from the COVID-19 virus.
Jeanne Hoyle gives us something to look forward to, which is the return of in-person church services at the Swan’s Island Baptist Church. The church will re-open on Sunday, May 2, for an 11 a.m. service.
Sonja Philbrook updates us on the Town’s Comprehensive Plan: “The Comprehensive Planning Committee has been quiet but very busy and the end is in sight. We have posted draft data chapters on the www.Swansisland.org website. We will soon have the minutes of the latest meetings updated on the site as well. Please reach out to a committee member if you have any questions. They are Christal Applin, Bill Banks, Tom Macfie, Bob Pickup, Sonny Sprague, Wesley Staples, Dexter Lee, Russ Scholl and me.“
Karen Preston Griffin provides us with a Notice of Meeting for the Swan’s Island Planning Board on Tuesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. The location is both in-person in the Town Office and through Zoom with the invitation that is posted on the town’s Facebook page. The agenda includes reading/approval of meeting minutes, the code enforcement officer’s report, review of an application for shoreland zoning permit, including subsurface wastewater disposal system, and other business. Be involved with your community, in person or from home!
Jeanne Hoyle continues to ignite our imaginations with more acquisitions for the library with Jane Tolen’s and Mark Teague’s “How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?,” Chris Bradford-Young’s “Samurai,” Ben Ehrenreich’s “Desert Notebooks,” Marie Benedict’s “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie,” Alice Hoffman’s “Practical Magic,” Octavia E. Butler’s “Pattern Master,” Melanie Benjamin’s “The Children’s Blizzard,” Lisa Gardner’s “Before She Disappeared,” Lindsay K. Bandy’s “Nemesis and the Swan,” Cicely Tyson’s “Just As I Am,” Faye Kellerman’s “The Lost Boys,” Kristin Hannah’s “The Four Winds,” Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” Matthew McConaughey’s “Greenlights,” Andrea Pitzer’s “Icebound,” Paula Brackston’s “The Garden of Promises and Lies” and Anna Wiener’s “Uncanny Valley: A Memoir.”
Here’s an Irish proverb for April Fool’s Day: “Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.”
Happy birthday to June Rabatin, Josiah Adam Joy, Jenny M. Turner, Zachary Harvey, Silas Tamulonis, Candis Joyce and Seth Gordon Joy.
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