Swan’s Island: Last race of the season

Congratulations to Elijah Joyce who was recently named the First National Bank High School Athlete of the Week. Elijah is a Mount Desert Island senior running back and he thrilled fans with three touchdowns and rushing for 314 yards at the recent Hampden Academy game. Elijah is the son of Josh and Sarah Joyce and a multitude of other relatives on Swan’s Island. We are proud of you, Elijah, and look forward to this continuing déjà vu with all your awards and successes!

Jennifer Helman asks us, “What can the MAC do for you?” The Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) was created to give Swan’s Island residents a voice in town government.

“If you don’t have time to attend a selectman’s meeting or don’t like talking in front of a group, we can be your messenger. If you’ve noticed something that needs attention, let us know. What would make Swan’s Island an even better place to live? What would make you and your family’s life easier? No idea or concern is too big or too small! There are comment sheets posted at the Town Office, the library, and all three wharves. You can write comments there or you can contact any MAC member directly–Sam Joy, chair; Gary Farley, vice-chair; Leslie Ann Ranquist, secretary; Carol Loehr, Lisa Stanley, Zeke Freelove, and Jennifer Helman.”

John Good (Captain Jack, Commodore) of the Swan’s Island Yacht Club reports on the last race of the season.

“It featured a downwind start and upwind finish on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, with twelve boats participating. Red Nun 2 in Mackerel Cove and the committee boat marked the start and finish line, with a course around Ships and Barges Ledge and Bell Buoy CP 3. First overall was Kent Mullikin, an intrepid old salt if there ever was one. Congratulations, Kent. Thanks go out to all who participated, organized, and attended the event and party at the Island Retreat Clubhouse. On another note, free sailing lessons, sponsored by the SIYC, were a great success and due to overwhelming demand, more boats and classes will be added to next year’s program. Lessons will resume next August, each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the SIYC clubhouse at Trafton’s Wharf. Classroom instruction will be followed by on-the-water training. Joining the SIYC Sailing School faculty are Ben Tongue, who will use his Bullseye to teach in Mackerel Cove, and Iver Lofving, whose cape dory Typhoon will join the fleet’s original teaching boat, Bluebird, a Rhodes 19, in Burnt Coat Harbor. All are welcome to join in the fun. See you next summer.

Happy Birthday to Fern Burns, Jerry Cease, Les Ranquist, Mya Bea, Lemoine Handy, Rob Morang, and Paul Adam Joy. Anniversary blessings to David and Kathleen LeMoine, Josh and Christal Applin, Marc and Sarah Banks Turgeon, and John and Holly Kitchen.

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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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