Volunteers clean island roads

Ben Tongue and many others thank the students, parents, teachers, friends, Leah Staples and Raylene Banks for a wonderful job cleaning the island roads this past week. Let’s honor their hard work by keeping our paradise clean. Leah Staples tells us that 58 people participated. Thanks also go to Dexter Lee for ordering the pizza and ice cream and for The Island Market and Supply for making the 20 pizzas.

Stephen Joyce encourages us to appreciate and ask about the work of a very special islander: “Memorial Day is nearing. Do you have family grave stones on the island that are looking pretty bad what with moss, lichen and so on covering lettering, etc.? I know a fella who uses the proper materials and tools to do a real good job at freshening up stones on Swans Island: Josh Turner. I imagine he gets a bit of assistance from family members, but the end result is real good. Check with him and perhaps he can show you some before and after photos.”

Katelynn Riedel informs us that she now has duck eggs for sale at $5 per dozen. Better hurry before they are all gone.

Donna Wiegle urges the residents of Swans Island to participate in an important survey: “The Vector-borne Disease Laboratory at Maine Medical Center is seeking your input on tick control and disease prevention on Swans Island. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Island Tick Control Survey at http://tinyurl.com/h5tkju5 so we can better understand your perspective on ticks on Swans Island. Responses are anonymous.”

Happy birthday to Jean Ranquist, Jim Stone, Lacey Kay Freelove, Nancy Carter and Ben Doliber. Anniversary blessings to Gary and Jeanne Hoyle and John and Jill Trask.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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