Jessica Bailey Harrington informs us that the Swan’s Island Lobster & Marine Museum’s Open House/Cookout/Craft Fair/Yard Sale will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a fundraiser to help with the costs of the museum’s new addition. Island crafters and yard sales are welcome to join us; the museum asks for a donation to help its building fund. More details are forthcoming for this fun event.
Misty Amburg invites the ladies of Swan’s Island and those visiting the island to a special event: “I invite all the ladies to a Spa in the Spirit where you will come and get refreshed, renewed and revived in your heart. Please come and invite a friend to this free event running Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, July 23, from 9-11 a.m. at Odd Fellow’s Hall. There will be live music – worship being led by Becca Reed – and I will speak at each session along with Caitlin Trafton sharing something from her heart on one of these nights. Expect to be infused with new life, hope for the future and just a wonderful time spent with ladies all gathering from different walks of life in one room, for one reason . . . a Spa in the Spirit!”
Theresa Munch notifies us that the Select Board Summer Informational Meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Odd Fellow’s Hall on Wednesday, July 27. Mark your calendars for this important meeting.
Meredith Easton Brown encourages us to support the Swan’s Island Educational Society’s “Pave the way to the future” endowment fund: “Be a part of the path to the future for our library! Buy an engraved brick for the pathway. See the website www.swansislandeducationalsociety.org or pick up a newsletter or order form at the library. Thank you for your support of the library and kids’ programs.”
Katelynn LeMoine supplies us with the Saturday vet clinic dates for the remainder of this year: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10. All clinics run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are at Dr. Rick DuBois’s house in Minturn. Remember that if your pet has an issue in between clinic dates, you may contact either Katelynn at (207) 266-0164 or Rick at the Dexter Veterinary Clinic (207) 924-3462. Rick has left some medications with Katelynn for situations that may flare up.
Last week, I reported on the Maine Community Foundation scholarships for year-round adult residents of Swan’s Island who would like to continue their education and this week, Donna Wiegle explains about an opportunity to attend one of seven Maine community colleges for free: “If you are a recent high school graduate or earned your GED in the last couple of years, you now have the opportunity to attend one of seven Maine community colleges for free. High school graduates from the Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 all qualify for a free college scholarship that pays 100 percent of tuition and mandatory fees at any one of our seven colleges across the state. There are no income or age limits. All you have to do is enroll full time in a degree or certificate program and accept any state or federal aid you qualify for. This scholarship pays for up to two years of tuition and mandatory fees, after federal and state grant aid has been applied. Those students who qualify for maximum grant aid may use any additional grant funds to cover the cost of books, supplies and other related educational expenses. For more information, visit Maine’s Community Colleges website a www.mccs.me.edu/freecollege.”
Happy birthday to Glenn Haller, Leah Michelle Staples, Sonja Jane Philbrook, Chang Mee “Rose” Ellison, Troy L. May and Megan Eileen Tripler. Anniversary blessings to Seth and Michelle Joy and Rev. Ken and Pat Dutille.
If you have news to share, please email or call me by Saturday noon if you need it to be included in the following edition. Email me at [email protected] or call me at (207) 526-4488.