View from the lighthouse shared daily

I’m an admirer of Brian and Kathy Krafjack’s photography that they use for the daily message from TIMS. They recently started a new project entitled “365 Views from 360 Degrees (365V360D).” Brian writes, “Beginning November 1, the Island Market & Supply (TIMS) will start a project in cooperation with the Friends of the Swan’s Island Lighthouse (FOSIL). Each day for a year, we will take a photograph from the lighthouse tower or from the grounds of the lighthouse chronicling what the lighthouse ‘sees.’ The photographs will be posted daily on the FOSIL Facebook page and on a 365V360D Facebook page. At the end of the project, the photographs will be compiled and sold for the benefit of the lighthouse. We hope you enjoy seeing these photographs as much as we enjoy taking them!”

Many of you may wonder just how our summer residents entertain themselves during the winter season. Consider June Rabatin ziplining in the Massanutten Mountains with a view of the Shenandoah River from 90 feet in the air while traveling at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. We applaud your spunky and adventurous spirit, June!

Jim Stone and Eric Chetwynd remind us that the Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative Quarterly update meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the library. The meeting will include updates regarding the standard offer transmission, the status of the work plan, the bucket truck, possible acquisition by Emera and alternative energy options. Updates also will be provided regarding recommended changes to the Coop’s By-laws and Terms and Conditions, and Tom McAloon will present an overview of his experience at the Energy school in Denmark on the island of Samso.

We extend our condolences to Pat and Ken Dutille upon the passing of Pat’s mother. Know that thoughts and prayers are sent your way, and that the whole island misses the two of you.

Emmie Sawyer excites us with news about one of our most beloved island traditions, the Swans Island community Thanksgiving, held this year on Friday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Emmie says, “In the next few weeks, we will be asking for those who can to make a turkey (stuffing and gravy included) or those who can make a dessert and bring a vegetable. We anticipate needing many pies, but if you would like to bring a different sort of dessert, it would be appreciated as well. We need between 13-15 turkeys and around 35 desserts. Mashed potato has been fulfilled. Thank you for everyone’s efforts. It takes a village, that’s for sure!”

Happy birthday to Tyler Milton Philbrook, Matthew Thomas Joy, Joseph W. Staples, Lincoln Bennett Johnson, Christine M. Harrington, Meghan Joyce, Carroll G. Staples, Tom Gott, Mellard Cook and Kimo Bailey. Anniversary blessings to Tom and Tammy Gott.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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