The Maine Sea Coast Mission will bring Sunbeam to Swans Island on Friday, Feb. 5, with George Neptune from the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. Neptune, an Abbe Museum educator, will present “The Wabanaki and the Outer Islands: An Interactive Exploration of Maine’s Native People and Their Relationship to the Outer Islands” at the library, starting at 3 p.m. Jeanne Hoyle tells us that more information will be made available as she gets it. She also requests that if you have an available car to transport people from Sunbeam to the library, please let her know right away.
Jamie Ann Matthews informs us, “The Swans Island Nursery School Committee is looking for new members. If interested, please message me. Thanks and have a nice day!”
Donna Wiegle announces another great health program for our island: Husson University’s “The Island Initiative.” This is a pilot program starting with Swans Island residents, and it will expand to other islands in the future. Donna describes it for us: “Do you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, battling chronic pain? Other chronic medical conditions? Sign up for a free telehealth consultation to discuss your medical conditions and medications. Husson University’s sixth-year pharmacy students and graduate nursing family nurse practitioner students are teaming up to provide medication and health education over a remote connection delivered at the Mill Pond Health Center. This program starts in February. Call me at home at 526-4101 or at the health center at 526-4264 for more information and to schedule an appointment time.”
Rep. Walter A. Kumiega III informs us that the public hearing on the licensing bill LD1503 (“An Act To Create a Class II Limited Lobster and Crab Fishing License and Improve the Limited-entry System”) has been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Cross office building in Augusta (next to the State House).
Happy birthday to Shepard Kaelan Walker, Lotti Belle Uber, Dennis Tapley and Kathy Krafjack. Anniversary blessings to Jason and Jamie Matthews.
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