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Photo of a Scarlet Tanager taken today, Friday, May 17th down at Division while birding with Tony Gorody. Click here for another with a bug in his beak.
May 20, 2013 - Come join us this Saturday evening, 6-9 pm, for the Coffee House and Pie Social at the Island Hall! Enjoy a good cup of coffee, your favorite pie and music and performances from some of your favorite island artists. $5 gets you in the door and a bottomless cup of coffee. Pie (many varieties) is $2 a slice. Choose from blueberry, rhubarb, chocolate, apple, pumpkin and many more! To benefit Teen Center. There is still time to sign up to perform or help out! Call May Hall 332-2368 or Cheryl Hillicoss 846-3605
This is the last week for the Mixed Bag fundraiser. The 3rd and 4th graders are raising money for their trip to Boston! Please help support them by making a purchase from the MIXED BAG catalog, you may have noticed the catalogs on the boat, at the store or at the library. If you are not on island you can shop online at www.mixedbagdesigns.com and add our fundraiser ID# 193896. Although we earn 50% if we place the order (and we get free shipping) we earn 40% for on-line orders which is still a big help! Every little bit counts. The kids will also be doing a car wash Saturday May 25th! That will be the last day to place Mixed Bag orders as well.
May 18, 2013 - CRC's spring clean up is happening this Sunday from 2-5pm. Come help us make the grounds look great for the 2013 summer season.
Don't forget that tonight at 5:30 pm there is a Church Supper at the Parish House to welcome home the islanders who participated in the Guatemala mission trip last month. There will be a delicious dinner, a brief slide show, and a chance to ask questions. There will also be many, many, beautiful Guatemalan handcrafts for sale.
May 17, 2013 - School Committee Meeting next Tuesday, May 21, at 6pm at the school see agenda.
Please take a moment to check out the Garden Corner bulletin board, just to the right of the health center door! Gardening resources, upcoming events, and a community seed share will all be there. Feel free to post any garden-related notices of your own!
Chebeague Farm Dollars: Support island agriculture and get fresh veggies anytime with Farm Dollars in your pocket! For only $25 received a booklet of $2 vouchers to be spent at Second Wind or Lone Goat farms (worth $26!). Being sold May and June at the library, or by contacting Celia Whitehead at 504-6922.
May 16, 2013 - Congratulations to Nate Martin who graduated last weekend from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with Bachelors degree in business administration. Major: Business and Sport Management.
Congratulations to Virginia Calder who graduated last weekend from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a Bachelors of Science in Adult Education/Training. Virginia is also doing the 180 mile American Lung Association Trek across Maine June 14th-16 - click here to learn more and contribute.
Congratulations to our Chebeague Island running team. Here are photos and results from our meet in Yarmouth on 5/15/13. Wish them luck in their next meet in Cumberland on Wednesday, May 22nd!! Click here for a few photos.
1/2 mile- 12th place-Caleb Todd
15th place-Cooper Israel
3/4 mile-1st place-Zack Rich
8th place-Sumner Rugh
10th place-Henry Hall
11th Place-Wyatt Englund
16th Place-Cameron Todd
The Historical Society has an opening for summer employment at the Museum. If you are interested please apply ASAP. Applications will close when a suitable candidate is found. See attached for details.
Betsy Ross has had a serious stroke and is at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St Portland, ME 04102.
Congratulations to Genny Dyer who has won a U.S. Department of State NSLI-Y Scholarship to Study Language Abroad (Chinese) - click here to read all about it.
Note from the CPA.... Yesterday we were reminded of the many reasons we live on Chebeague. The Susan Hudson-Wilson memorial playground was delivered yesterday. With the help of 15 unloaders this task, that would have taken 2-3 hours, only took 40 min. The looks on the children's faces, as it was being stacked into a large pile next to the school, was priceless. A big thank you to ALL that were involved. Stay tuned for information about when we will put it all together.
The TAXI is back in business now! 207-846-TOUR (207-846-8687)
Island Commons Bake and Plant Sale Saturday May 25th 10:30-12:30 at Binkie and Lynne’s. Stock up on plants and pies ~ Cookies, coffee cakes and more!~ Lots of perennials to spruce up your garden. Thank you for supporting Island Commons.
May 14, 2013 - Message from the Niblic: The Niblic will open tomorrow (softly) at 7:30 am. Please stop in for a free cup of coffee. We will have fresh baked goods from the kitchen, haddock chowder & sandwiches for lunch. Our hours this week will be Wed – Sat 7:30 am to 2 pm. Please stop by and say hello. We look forward to things being in full swing in a few more weeks. ~Jen
From the Methodist Church: Please join us this Saturday, May 18th at 5:30 pm for a Church Supper at the Parish House to welcome home the islanders who participated in the Guatemala mission trip last month. There will be a delicious dinner, a brief slide show, and a chance to ask questions. There will also be many, many, beautiful Guatemalan handcrafts for sale.
CRC's spring clean up is Sunday, May 19th from 2-5 PM. Bring your gloves, shovels, rakes and friends and help us get the CRC and KP grounds looking great for the 2013 summer season.
Message from Florence: The plants I had are just about gone so I am going over to get a very large amount of all different kinds of plants. If there is something special you would like please call (846-4986). I will be picking up geraniums so if you need a large number of them or special color let me know and I can have them shipped here well before memorial day. Thanks, Florence
May 13, 2013 - Message from Jaye Winkel about the TAXI - The taxi will be up and running again by this coming Friday. Our phone number will be the same but it's not up yet... here is my cell number for now? 207-604-0258.
Last weeks Pre-K school news - click here.
May 12, 2013 - We are very happy to let everyone know that chebeague.net is back up and running! It turns out it wasn't an equipment problem, it was a denial of service attack, meaning that nasty people were trying to gain access to our network and the attacks overloaded the system. Our distant guru figured out the problem and we reset the passwords to thwart future exploits. This wasn't an easy fix and we spent many hours in Sam Ballard's closet (don't ask!) troubleshooting the problem. We're just glad that it's resolved and we want to thank all our customers who cheered us on and wished us good luck as they patiently awaited the return of service. (I have to also say that I was gone for most of the time while David was out till 10:30 last night and then all day today - I only returned on the 3 boat to watch the work being done for the last few hours - but I did answer a lot of calls) We still want people to know if and when the DSL goes out and they have tried rebooting twice to call us and let us know - this was, I hope, a very unusual situation.
We're sorry to report that chebeague.net has had a serious system malfunction and is completely down. We've been working late into the night all this Mothers Day weekend to resolve the problem, but it may involve equipment failure, which means it may be down for another day or two as we ship in new components and configure them. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish to thank those customers who understand our plight and are patiently waiting for service to be restored. In the meantime, wireless service is available outside of the Library and, of course, inside during normal Library hours.
May 11, 2013 - Message from chebeague.net: Today, Saturday we will be rebooting the internet system and it may mean that you will have to unplug your modems and turn them back on if you don't get the internet (don't press the reset button).
Island Commons Spring Clean-up is today - COME EARLY to try and beat the rain - Some people are meeting at 8.
May 7, 2013 - The 3rd and 4th graders are raising money for their trip to Boston! Please help support them by making a purchase from the MIXED BAG catalog, you may have noticed the catalogs on the boat, at the store or at the library. If you are not on island you can shop online at www.mixedbagdesigns.com and add our fundraiser ID# 193896. Although we earn 50% if we place the order (and we get free shipping) we earn 40% for on-line orders which is still a big help! Every little bit counts. The kids will also be doing a car wash Saturday May 25th! That will be the last day to place Mixed Bag orders as well.
If you have any questions call Sam Birkett 846-4467. Thanks in advance for your support!
Last weeks Pre-school Newsletter - click here.
Don't forget tomorrow, Wednesday is Soup at the Hall noon and coffee in the morning. Tomorrow's soup is a smorgasborg (a few different kinds).
May 6, 2013 - Tuesday, May 7 is the CIS Spring Fling (formerly Arts Night) and is scheduled as
follows: at the CIC Hall Doors Open at 5:00 PM Check out Student art work Show Starts at 5:30 PM.
The School Committee meeting will begin immediately following the activity until 7:45 PM. - click here for agenda.
Join Island Commons resident Lee Orme this Wednesday May 8th create artwork out of recycled books! 10:30 at IC. Some books will be provided or bring your own!
Spring Clean-up and BBQ Saturday May 11th 10-1 Come join the fun! Bring your garden gloves, rakes and shovels and your appetite!
Join us at CRC on May 19th and help make the CRC/KP grounds look great for the summer season. We will be having our spring clean up from 2-5 PM that day and need all the help we can get. Bring your gloves, rakes and friends and have some fun with us at CRC!
Town Meeting is Saturday, June 8, 2013 8am and Municipal Election, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 8 am to 8 pm. at the Island Hall - click here for more details.
Message from Florence Rich: "Wednesday May 8th I will be going over to pick up plants and special orders. If you want reg. plants, something different or a large amount just give me a call. Don't forget special colors. (846-4986).Thank you, Florence Island Riches"
This message should have been for May 5th and the update went fine yesterday. Chebeague.net will be down for a few minutes tonight and as a result you will probably have to shut your modems down and then restart them. Absolutely do not press the reset button.
May 5, 2013 - Message from chebeague.net: We were updating our equipment today and had problems with one component that affected about 20 people. We are sorry that we didn't know ahead of time that this would happen. Please remember that when the Internet is down DO NOT press the reset button on the back that has a red circle around it and requires a paper clip or pen to press. This will make it inoperable on our system and it will have to be rebuilt. Just shut the power off and then after a few minutes turn it back on and wait several minutes, if it doesn't work try one more time and then call us. Thank you, Bev and David.
Join us for the following upcoming events at Island Commons:
Fold a Book Wednesday May 8th Join IC Resident Lee Orme create works of art out of recycled books 10:30 am please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-5610 if you are interested in joining us!
Saturday May 11 Spring Clean up and BBQ at Island Commons 10-1pm bring your friends, family, garden gloves and rakes!
Bake and Plant Sale Saturday May 25th 10:30-12:30 at Binkie and Lynne’s.
Tom Groening, Editor, of the Working Waterfront is looking for student journalists for their annual summer Student Journalism Program - deadline for applying is June 1st - please click here to learn more. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to be mentored by professionals and be noticed in the publications of the Island Institute.
Click here for a message from Ruth Hamilton's children to the community.
May 3, 2013 - This website was down for a while this morning because of a power problem at the library. Power has been temporarily restored and will be worked on between 4pm and 7pm at which time this website will not be available. Note that this has absolutely no affect on chebeague.net's internet service around the island.
May 2, 2013 - I have created a video that shows how the DSL service that chebeague.net provides works and why we are adding a fiber cable from the west end to the DSL connection boxes by the Clam Shack. We will not be asking the town to fund this infrastructure project.
CICA is sponsoring a candidates night Thursday, June 6th at 7pm at the Hall. This is a great chance to hear our Selectmen and School Committee candidates. There will be refreshments as well.
The Museum is bidding on a photo post card of the old brick church before it was converted into a cottage. It is the only photo we have ever seen before it was modified. If you refrain from bidding and want a copy we'll have one made for you! Just call the Museum.
Congratulations to the Chebeague Island School, Yarmouth Schools, Cumberland/North Yarmouth Schools who all got an A with the latest state's school grading.
May 1, 2013 - Photo of a Broad-winged Hawk taken across from the Commons today. There have been a lot of these guys around the island these days. There has been one around the school and another around the church. Click here for a photo on the wires and click here just before he flew off.
Today's soup at the Hall is Chicken Tortilla. They are also open for coffee.
NOTE: To chebeague.net customers who use automatic bill paying. Please be aware of two changes. First, on season prices take effect May 1 and second, if you are now receiving DSL Level Two or Three, your bill is going to be higher. Please adjust your bill paying to reflect these changes, if necessary.
Wednesday night, May 1st, at 6pm the DMR will be on Chebeague at the Hall to discuss the condition of the Clam Flats and conservation efforts and predator control. This should be very interesting and the public is encouraged to attend.
April 28, 2013 - Photo a couple of Greater Yellowlegs taken on 4/28/13 at the Stone Pier. You can't mis sseeing and hearing them as you are getting on and off the boat at certain tides. Click here for another photo of one.
DO YOU NEED A WELL DRILLED? We know of two interested parties at this time. We'll plan to talk with 2 different well drillers for proposals, for work to be performed mid to late summer. If you're interested, please contact Bob at 207 846 0924.
Last week the Chebeague Fire Department helped with a control burn on Little Chebeague Island - see photos.
Chebeague Pre-K School News for last week - click here.
April 26, 2013 - Don't forget tonight Pizza 5:30 to 6pm followed by entertainment at the Hall - $10 per person or $20 per family.
PLEASE NOTICE: The culvert on South Road near the Tennis Court will be replaced on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Travelers are encouraged to avoid the area completely and commuters are encouraged to plan ahead please. To view the full Public Notice please CLICK HERE.
The Museum is currently bidding on 3 aerial views of the East End. These postcards are a good quality to reproduce. If you really want them continue to bid. If you would be happy with a reproduction the Museum will have one made for you free of charge in we are the winners. Contact the Museum for more information. email@example.com.
Mac Hulburt has had a serious stroke and is in a Rehabilitation Center in Falmouth, MA and Joan Hulburt is now in an assisted living in Harwich, MA and if you wish to send a note, send to Royal Assisted Living, 328 Bank Street, Harwich, MA 02645.
April 25, 2013 - TOMMOROW NIGHT: Friday night April 26th the 3rd and 4th graders are having a Talent Show to raise money for their end of the year trip to Boston. They are hoping to get community members to share their talents and make this a fun night for all! Laura Summa and Althea will be in the kitchen making PIZZA for everyone. Pizza will be served from 5:30-6:30 and the entertainment will follow! The cost will be $10 per person or $20 per family.
Please call Sam Birkett @ 846-4467 to reserve your place in the spotlight!
Message from Florence Rich: Hi, What a beautiful day today. This weather is just what makes one think of getting out and making things beautiful. I will be taking orders for geraniums and some early plants (I love picking them out) Also I will be getting some vegetables and special plants. Please call me (207 846-4986) if you want a large amount or something special or just to make sure you get them in time for Memorial day. This is the best time of the year for me, I love to see everyone coming out and making things anew and I am looking forward to seeing everyone.
Thank you, Florence ISLAND RICHES
April 23, 2013 - Preschool Newsletter for the last few weeks is now online - click here to see.
The soup for tomorrow is Cabbage Borsht at the Hall at Noon - There is also coffee in the morning.
Michael Porter has updated his blog and it starts with a beautiful Culebra Sunset you won't want to miss - click here.
Secondwind Farm has opened the farm stand for the 2013 season with items for your home gardens. There are bags of beautiful, farm-made compost as well as aging, bagged seaweed (gardens love it!) Coming later this week will be liquid fish fertilizer which is a great and natural nitrogen source to enrich your soil now and to use throughout the growing season for flowers and vegetables alike. Starting Memorial Day Weekend, we will start selling beautiful annuals that have been growing in the greenhouse - red, pink, and white geraniums and pink and purple calibrochoa, commonly known as Million Bells. New this year, we will also have many starter vegetable plants from the greenhouse for your home gardens as well. There will be many varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cukes, squash, herbs and more by the end of May, and many of them are organic. Consider stocking up on-island for your hard to lug gardening supplies. Thanks for your support!
April 22, 2013 - Photo of a Green-winged Teal, taken at Sanford's Pond 4/22/13. A first for me and I am adding it to the bird list. Click here to see it along side a Mallard. Click here to see the female from a distance. They didn't hang around long.
Wednesday, April 24, is a Selectmens budget workshop starting at 5:30 at the Hall with the Cemetery Committee followed by the Capital Improvements Committee. Chebeague.net will be presenting a request to have the citizens of the town vote on a fiber optic cable link to improve internet service to the island.
Click here to see a map from Ron Tozier showing where clamming is legal and information about the size of clams.
Tie-up permits and Boat Stickers are available at the Town Office - see flyer.
April 21, 2013 - This Tuesday, April 23, the School Committee meeting is at 6pm at the School - see agenda.
Saturday - April 27th - 7:00pm at the Parish House: Chebeague Island Historical Society presents Nate Conroy - See Flyer
"Conquering El Monstruo - tales of a First Ascent in Chilean Patagonia". This year Nate completed a first ascent of El Monstruo, a massive granite mountain in Chilean Patagonia. This achievement began as a dream 4 years ago. It required three years of effort - building trails into unexplored valleys, hauling hundreds of pounds of gear and provisions across difficult terrain, assembling a variety of team members. In the end, Nate has built trails that the international climbing and trekking communities have already begun to enjoy, and set a 1630 meter (over 5300 foot) route up the granite face. We believe it is one of the longest moderate climbs in the world.
April 16, 2013 - Photo by Sam Birkett of Sunrise after the Storm taken 4/16/13.
The Hall's Community Luncheon on Wednesday will be our last for the season and will offer a choice of meat, meatless or chicken lasagna. Please remember that our Wednesday morning coffee and soup for lunch will continue thru May 15.
April 14, 2013 - Virginia Calder will be doing the Trek Across Maine three day Bike Ride across Maine to raise money for Lung Disease. This is a fabulous event and most of the money raised goes right to the Lung Association to fight lung disease. If you recall I did it for six years back in the 80s and early 90's. Please visit her web site by clicking here.
Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the Chebeague Island Board of Adjustment and Appeals will hold a public hearing on Tuesday April 16, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at the Rec. Center, Chebeague Island, ME. The hearing is on a special exception for businesses in the residential zone. The applicant is Beverly and Stephen Johnson who is applying to have a house being used as an office by the Chebeague Transportation Company at 8 Soule Road Chebeague Island Me. (I04-72).
Public Notice: Public hearing by the Planning Board at the Hall on Thursday April 18, 2013 for a site plan application by Beverly Johnson to use the 8 Soule Road house as an office for CTC.
April 10, 2013 - Congratulations to Cyrus McLean who has won second prize in the Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, the state's largest annual poetry event. He has also been invited to participate in the poetry-writing sessions of the Young Writers' conference at Champlain College in Vermont this May. Cyrus is a sophomore at Yarmouth High School.
Position Available: The Town of Chebeague Island is hiring for the position of Office Assistant / Deputy Clerk. The job description is available at our website www.townofchebeagueisland.org. Please submit a cover letter and resume (including three references) to Eric Dyer at the address listed below no later than Friday, April 26th at 4:00 pm. Email submissions will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town of Chebeague Island,
192 North Rd.
Chebeague Island, ME 04017
April 8, 2013 - Yesterday we started to experience internet problems with the T1 line (Not the DSL) that goes to the Recreation Center. People have been experiencing ups and downs as far as getting the net. If you are on the Rec lines you may or may not be seeing this message but we wanted to get the word out that GWI has pulled a trouble ticket on the line and Fairpoint will be out tomorrow morning to see what they can do. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience.
The Selectmen's meeting is this Wednesday at the Hall at 6pm and will include a budget discussion with the School Committee - see agenda.
April 7, 2013 - Photo on 4/7 of a Golden-crowned Kinglet that was flitting around the East End Wetlands (across from the Morse House) -click here to see another view. It is amazing how they blend and match with the budding trees. Also there were a number of Red-winged blackbirds I think trying to get a mate by how they were acting - click here for one and click here for another view.
The Niblic has a job opening available - click here .
The soup for CIHCC Wednesday will be Cauliflower Cheese, prepared by Wanda Buczynski.
Friday night April 26th the 3rd and 4th graders are having a Talent Show to raise money for their end of the year trip to Boston. They are hoping to get community members to share their talents and make this a fun night for all! Laura Summa and Althea will be in the kitchen making PIZZA for everyone. Pizza will be served from 5:30-6:30 and the entertainment will follow! The cost will be $10 per person or $20 per family.
Please call Sam Birkett @ 846-4467 to reserve your place in the spotlight!
April 6, 2013 - Photo on 4/6 of the Great Blue Heron who is finally back at the Golf Course pond along with a couple of mallards who have been there all week. Click here for another view of him. There were also three Kildeers hanging around click here to see.
Another Chloe Dyer article in the Working Waterfront all about the Alice in Wonderland Party a few weeks back - click here to see.
TODAY from 9am to 11:30am at the Hall. is the Annual USM Health Screening Day- Get your Blood Pressure Checked as well as your cholesterol and glucose. Get a tetanus/pertussis booster.
It's FREE & you can enjoy some of Mac & Beth's donuts.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cookie Reed, Donna Damon, Malcolm Rice, Barbara Ross Caldwell
April 4, 2013 - Luke Rothschild has just launched a new website as a composer for film and television. Click here to go to it and check out his fabulous music.
There are two openings for Selectman and two for School Committee and papers are due back by April 25, 2013 if you are thinking about running for one of these positions. Up for re-election are Mark Dyer and Mary Holt and Jerry Wiles and Carol White and not sure if any of them have taken out papers yet.
Message from Pastor Mary Jane: WHY? A video based discussion group with this title will begin on Sunday, April 7th and continue every Sunday in April. It will be held at the Parish House at 4:00 and everyone is welcome. WHY? seeks answers to some of life's most troublesome questions, such as: where is God when bad things happen? why doesn't God answer my prayers? how can I know God's will for my life? For more information, call Pastor Mary Jane at 604-7841.
April 3, 2013 - Time for Donuts & Nurses: The Annual USM Health Screening Day is Saturday 6th April from 9am to 11:30am at the Hall. Get your Blood Pressure Checked as well as your cholesterol and glucose. Get a tetanus/pertussis booster. It's FREE & you can enjoy some of Mac & Beth's donuts.
CRC is looking for a swim lesson instructor and life guards for the summer months. If you are interested in either of these positions please fill out an employment application and return to the CRC office. Applications are on our website at www.chebeaguerec.com. Click on the employment opportunities link on the left of the home page.
April 2, 2013 - Tomorrow Soup tomorrow at the Hall will be Austrian Green Bean by Kelley Locary!
Please note that the 11th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, a benefit for Island Commons Resource Center, date has changed, it will be June 30th hosted by Chebeague Island Inn.
April 1, 2013 - Photo of a rainbow over bangs taken by David Stevens on April 1. Click here to see the same rainbow and a dog taken by Bob Earnest.
Chebeague Chebang (Friday, July 5) is a non-profit this year, and all proceeds will be going to the Rec Center. New this year is incorporating of a crafts fair on the upper lawn. The Inn is reaching out to local artisians, artists and craftspeople about showcasing and selling their work at the Chebang. Click here for thier flyer.
Pre-school Newsletter for last week - click here.
March 31, 2013 - Tuesday evening at 6pm is the School Committee Meeting - click here for agenda.
HAPPY EASTER - I totally forgot about the sunrise service and I bet it was one of the best ones ever - such a beautiful day. Click here to see a photo by Mary Holt.
March 30, 2013 - Last Wednesday our 6th graders participated in a World's Fair at Harrison Middle School - click here to see them and their countries.
Photo of two male Buffleheads and following one female near the Stone Pier
March 28, 2013 - Part-time position available at the Library immediately - click here to see.
There will be two Easter Services this coming Sunday at the Methodist Church. First will be a sunrise service at 6:00 am at East End Beach, following which there will be a continental breakfast at the Parish House. (Items for sharing are gratefully welcome!) Then Easter Worship Service will be held at 10:00 am with nursery care available during the service. All are welcome!
March 26, 2013 - Tomorrows soup is FISH CHOWDER by David Keyes!
Experienced certified CRMA to join our team at our 7-bed Assisted Living Facility located on Chebeague Island ME. Competitive pay and benefits. Call Amy Rich 846-5610 or visit our website www.islandcommonsresoucecenter.org.
March 25, 2013 - CRC would like to remind everyone that children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the building unless there is an adult present to supervise. Help us keep CRC clean and available to patrons. Please be considerate and make sure you put away all equipment and clean up after your visit. If you have any questions about our policies you may call the office at 846-5068 or email email@example.com.
Pre-school Newsletter for last two week - click here.
Michael and Barbara have updated their blog - click here.
March 21, 2013 - Tomorrow afternoon and evening is the Island Commons “An Affair to Remember” Spring Fling ~ a Frank Sinatra inspired social event. Friday March 22nd, 4:30-6 Bring an Italian appetizer or dessert to share. We have an amazing Italian themed Gift Basket to raffle, don’t forget to purchase your raffle ticket at the event!
Saturday Evening -Annual Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund Community Dinner - Saturday, March 23rd at the Hall at 6pm. See Poster!
Friday night April 26th the 3rd and 4th graders are having a Talent Show to raise money for their end of the year trip to Boston. They are hoping to get community members to share their talents and make this a fun night for all! Laura Summa and Althea will be in the kitchen making pizza for everyone. Pizza will be served from 5:30-6:30 and the entertainment will follow! The cost will be $10 per person or $20 per family.
Please call Sam Birkett @ 846-4467 to reserve your place in the spotlight!
March 20, 2013 - COMMUNITY LUNCHEON - today at the Hall - Boiled Dinner with all the fixins.
Annual Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund Community Dinner - Saturday, March 23rd at the Hall at 6pm. See Poster!
March 19, 2013 - The birds are loving the feeders during this storm on March 19 pictured Cardinal and Hairy Woodpecker. Click here for Red-breasted Nuthatch and Red-bellied Woodpecker.
CTC bus cancelled for the 8:15 and 9:30 ferries tonight. Park at Cousins Lot if necessary.
Alice's Wonderland was a fabulous experience for all - movies, food, entertainment, costumes, decorations and all and now thanks to Cathy MacNeill we can all see what FUN it was - click here and join the MAGIC!
REMINDER!! Chebeague Property Taxes are due April 1st! If you don't know how much exactly you owe just call the Town Office 208 846-3148 or email Michelle at the office.
Message from CTC: We expect the ferry service to run all trips today. Depending on conditions later in the day, we may need to cancel bus runs this evening. An update will be posted to our website and facebook page at approximately 4pm. An updated email/text will also be sent to customers in our cancellation notification group. If you have not signed up for cancellation notifications, you can do so at http://hstrial-carolsabasteansk.intuitwebsites.com/Trip-Cancellation.html
Island Commons invites you to “An Affair to Remember” Spring Fling ~ a Frank Sinatra inspired social event. Friday March 22nd, 4:30-6 Bring an Italian appetizer or dessert to share. We have an amazing Italian themed Gift Basket to raffle, don’t forget to purchase your raffle ticket at the event!
School is cancelled today on Chebeague because of a major snow storm. The School Committee Meeting has been postponed until next Tuesday.
March 18, 2013 -The Portland Press Herald had an article about the Transit District Legislation.
The Health Clinic will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19th.
CRC is offering a March Fitness Room special again this year. Only $99 for a 12 month membership. Take advantage of this awesome deal before March 31st!!
Community Luncheon, This Wednesday, March 20th at noon - Boiled Dinner.
On Sunday, March 24, Palm Sunday will be celebrated at the Chebeague United Methodist Church. The worship service will include a special commissioning for team members going on a mission trip to Guatemala on April 6th. Former Pastor Linda Brewster will be taking part in the service. Linda, her husband Jim, Ariette Scott and Eldon Mayer will be commissioned for this outreach ministry. Please join us at 10:00 am. Palms will be distributed.
March 17, 2013 - Congratulations to Nora Bisharat who competed in the NY half marathon this morning in 1:49 running 20k in support of research on lymphoma and leukemia.
You won't want to miss the Annual Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund Community Dinner - Saturday, March 23rd at the Hall at 6pm. Good food, geography trivia by table after the dinner (you can always eat and enjoy a wonderful meal and then leave before all the fun - no pressure) They will have prizes and a raffle for a basket full of great stuff! ($8 adults, $5 children, $22 Family Max0
March 15, 2013 - Tomorrow - Alice's Wonderland!! - The Hall and Library will be transformed this weekend! Movies, meals, event keepsakes, ... you and your family won't want to miss this curiouser and curiouser event. Click here for details.
School Committee Meeting next Tuesday, March 19th, 6pm at the Chebeague Island School - see agenda.
March 14, 2013 - It is official, Spring is here, the Grackles and Red-wing Blackbirds have arrived.
Click here to see the March Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust e-news. It even talks about our rabbit hunting adventures.
With apologies for the short notice ... due to illness, the Town Office will be closed for the remainder of the day (Thursday, 3/14) and Friday, 3/15. We will be open for business as usual on Monday, 3/18 at 9:00 am. Thank you for your understanding.
Alice's Wonderland!! - The Hall and Library will be transformed this weekend! Movies, meals, event keepsakes, ... you and your family won't want to miss this curiouser and curiouser event. Click here for details.
Congratulations Phil Johnson who is citizen of the month in Chesepeake!
Happy Birthday Doug Ross! Pat St. Cyr too!
March 11, 2013 - The Town Office is closed today.
Don't Forget TONIGHT - 6PM - Community Forum Pizza Party meeting with Rob Snyder! Childcare provided at the library.
March 10, 2013 - Jen DeCristoforo (a.k.a. Jennifer Levey, Bob's daughter) has just self-published her first book, Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts. It is a Chinese crafts and culture book for children and young adults. You can find out more at her author website http://luckybamboocrafts.com/ and the book is also available at Royal River Books in Yarmouth, The Book Review in Falmouth, and Longfellow Books in Portland.
Submissions to the Island Institute's Business Plan Contest (see the February 14 news item, below), with awards of $7500, $2000, and $500, are due by April 12. John Wilson will gladly help anyone wishing to compete with assembling their business plan/idea. Please call him at 846-3890, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, soon!
SHELLFISH COMMITTEE MEETING was rescheduled due to illness; it is now scheduled for Wednesday morning, March 13, 9am at the Town Office. Click here for the agenda.
Click here for the Chebeague Pre-school weekly newsletter.
Island Commons invites you to "An Affair to Remember" Spring Fling - to Celebrate "Spring is Here" Frank Sinatra inspired Cocktail Party Friday, March 22nd, 4:30-6pm (Bring an Italian appetiser or dessert to share and don't forget you denaro for a raffle) (All proceeds from raffle sales will be used for unallowable costs)
March 8, 2013 - CTC is planning our summer cruises and we would like to hear from you! Please take our cruise survey on the Islander, or (preferably) on our website - chebeaguetrans.com
CTC has an opening for a part time Office Assistant. The position requires office experience, basic computer skills, basic accounting skills, and excellent customer service skills. This is a part-time position with varied work hours, mostly during summer months. Job description and application available on CTC's website or at the CTC Office.
In our efforts to get DSL up and running around the island we have caused problems with the Boatyard Webcam that so many of us depend on. David managed today to get an address that people can go to to see it but it may be a few days before it is up on the Niblic website so I have added the link above my photo. Click here to go to the WEBCAM or click above.
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 9th the Shellfish Commission is meeting at 9am at the Public Safety Building - see agenda.
Community Forum Monday the 11th at 6pm. It is a COMMUNITY PIZZA PARTY at the hall. Rob Snyder, President-elect of the Island Institute will facilitate. There will be child care for all ages in the library. Click here to learn more.
Alice in Wonderland is coming to the Community Center and Library! The fun begins on March 16th at 3:00 pm. Join the Mad Hatter, Alice, Cheshire Cat and others for High Tea. Call the Library to reserve your spot.
March 7, 2013 - Photo of the wharf just after high tide and the 8 o'clock boat on March 7th.
We want to thank Jim Haskell, Brian, Russ Boisvert and all the wonderful Fairpoint Crews who have been very busy on Chebeague running tel lines and getting customers set up for DSL. People who we have not been able to get the internet are now being served and those with minimal service are getting it much better.
March 5, 2013 - PLEASE DO NOT respond to emails saying they are from chebeague.net or for that matter any mail server. They will never ask you for your username and password EVER!! If you ever have a concern please call. Don't even open anything up in these email either - they are SPAM and PHISHING!
Pre-school Newsletter for last week - click here. I wonder how many preschools teach children how to tie a boat up to a cleat so it doesn't get away - I love it!
Chebeague.net internet wireless may have times that they are down today from the Inn, Rec Center, and Boatyard while we make changes and repairs. Thank you for you consideration.
The Hall will have turkey noodle soup on Wednesday.
The FOOT DOCTOR, Russell Rybka, is coming tomorrow, Wednesday 6th March at 9am Please call 829-6463 for an appointment.
March 3, 2013 - Caroline Summa came in 4th in the pentathlon (high jump, long jump, 800m, 60m hurdles, shot put) on the Oberlin team and broke the old conference record. She also placed 3rd in the high jump, 4th in the distance medley running the 800m leg. Oberlin came in 2nd in the NCAA conference meet - way to go Caroline!!
Jim KomLosy and family want to thank the community for the terrific birthday celebration put on for Martha Hamilton.
Peter Kaufman was recently the featured guest on Fox Business Network for his companies investment of winemakers - click here.
It is like Christmas for the Burgess' - Sue and Ernie found their dog Duffy this morning on Roger's Road in Yarmouth with the help of many, many people. He has been missing since he escaped in North Yarmouth last Wednesday after gun shots scarred him and he got away from a trainer. The family, friends and neighbors have been out looking ever since with numberous sightings such as the medium strip of 295 in Yarmoth. Sue and Ernie were driving around the area and handed the flyer they had to a young couple out for a walk and the people had just seen him down by the river and they were able to find him.
Congratulations to Caroline Summa who is competing this weekend in the pentathlon at the North Coast Athletic Conference for Oberlin College!
Yesterday, Casco Bay Lines started operation of a new trip down the bay for Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The Casco Bay Boat will stop and leave from Chebeague at 1:20 on those days on a trial basis through Thursday, May 23rd. Click here to see the news from Casco Bay Lines.
March 1, 2013 - Sue and Ernie's dog, Duffy went missing from Old Town House Park in North Yarmouth Wednesday and may have been spotted early yesterday morning on Route 1 in Yarmouth and then on Route 295 in Yarmouth. Click here to see the flyer and when on the mainland lookout for him.
Tomorrow - March 2nd the Chebeague Island School Committee will host "Charting Our Future" a Community Forum at the Chebeague Island Hall from 8 AM to 9:45 AM to celebrate Chebeague Island School six years after secession. The School Committee urges and encourages all residents to participate in this Community Forum to assist them in forming short range and long range educational plans for the future.
The internet is back up and running on the East End - big thank you to Jon Rich and Steve Todd who worked with the technician over the phone while David and I were on the mainland and not able to be there. The wireless internet on the East End coming from the Inn is not working and we are hoping to restore it this afternoon, probably after 4:30. If you are having trouble with internet emanating from the Boat Yard you should reboot your router.We are sorry for the inconvenience.
February 27, 2013 - Martha Hamilton is 90 today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
This Friday evening Celia Whitehead and Mark Bowman will be playing at Andys Old Port Pub-- 94 Commercial St, from 7-10.
Click here to see the latest fortification wall at the Wentworths! What fun winter can be (if you are a kid)- photo by Polly.
Forms are ready for the church's Easter Memorial Flower Bulletin and are currently available in the entryway of the church. Please return them to the same location by Tuesday morning, March 19th.
The soup for today is Beef Vegetable. Remember that while the Island Market is closed on Wednesdays the Hall opens up for coffee and lunch with homemade goodies!
February 26, 2013 - This coming Thursday chebeague.net will be doing some system maintenance which may cause some interuptions in service and will require rebooting your internet equipmnet (shutting the power off and turning back on). Sorry for any inconvenience.
Don't forget to sign up for the Casco Bay 6th Annual Inter-Island St Patrick's Day Cruise Friday, March 15th - click here for more information! Kathleen Floyd will have tickets to sell for anyone on the island who doesn't get into town much.
The workshop scheduled for tonight with the auditor has been moved to the Firehouse meeting room.
The FOOT DOCTOR, Russell Rybka, is coming Wednesday 6th March at 9am Please call 829-6463 for an appointment.
February 25, 2013 - The Winter Carnival was this past weekend and unfortunately I couldn't be there for all the fun. Cathy MacNeill took lots of wonderful photos and I also have included the winners for the Chili, Chowder Challenge. Click here to see Polar Plunge Photos. Click here for the Chili, Chowder and Soup photos. Click here for the Teen Center activities as well as the Arts and Crafts and Historical Society action. I don't have any photos of the Dance and some of the other activities. We were in traffic around New Hampshire when I was able to watch the Polar Plunge on the Boatyard Cam and took screen shots that I will share after I download them from my ipad.
Tomorrow night February 26th at 6pm The Selectmen are having a workshop with the Auditors and the School Committee will also be there at the Hall, see agenda. The selectmen will have an executive session on Wed. February 27 at 5:30 pm at the Hall and will hold a budget workshop at 6 pm. Some department budgets will be presented.
Saturday, March 2nd the Chebeague Island School Committee will host "Charting Our Future" a Community Forum at the Chebeague Island Hall from 8 AM to 9:45 AM to celebrate Chebeague Island School six years after secession. The School Committee urges and encourages all residents to participate in this Community Forum to assist them in forming short range and long range educational plans for the future.
February 24, 2013 - Photo of the Golf Course on February 24th after two days of snowing
It has been snowing all day today and they say it will continue into the morning. We have had about a foot of wet, wet snow and the satalites have been needing clearing and the wireless outside antennas aren't doing well either. The Cardinals as seen in this photo through my window are enjoying the bird feeders. I have counted as many as 12 around this feeder but could not get them to stand still for me. Click here to see a photo Mary Holt took of Tre looking for a path through the winter wonderland.
Michael has updated his blog -They are anchored off Jost van Dyke, in the BVI, where it is sunny and warm.
Winters Chill Reveals Ponds Perfection - and article in the Portland Press Herald submitted by Bob Libby.
Community Forum Pizza Party - Monday March 11 6-8, at the Island Hall (CIHCC) - Click here for details.
The Coastal Waters meeting for this Thursday will be postponed.
February 22, 2013 - Photo of the Canada geese that have been spending a lot of time on the Golf Course as well as the Cove by Aaron's wharf. Click here to see them in front of the Inn.
Winter Carnival tomorrow - starts at the Boat Yard for the plunge at 11:30!
February 20, 2013 - Click here to see Long Island's Community Library Blog with its blog all about the Chebeague Island Library.
COMMUNITY LUNCH - Don't forget that today is the Community Lunch and it is Roast Turkey.
February 19, 2013 - Photo of the Canada geese that have been spending a lot of time on the Golf Course as well as the Cove by Aaron's wharf. Click here to see them in front of the Inn.
PLUNGERS - we need plungers for the annual Polar Plunge!! I will not be able to be there and no one else has signed up! Come on people - get to your senses and take the plunge and help raise money for the Recreation Center and Teens! Click here to see how much fun it has been over the last 14 years and then click on the application forms. There is also a link under the Island News above.
Congratulations to Brennah Martin and the Greely Girls who in the 4x200 relay team who were seeded 8th but took second place in the States; and also to Bren for placing 6th in the states for the individual 200 meter dash. Left to right they are Julia Mitiguy, Jocelyn Mitiguy, Hannah Keisman, and Bren.
FUEL ASSISTANCE: please call me on my cell phone 653 5651. Please spread the word. Thanks, Gin Ballard
Photo of the Chebeague Island School Physical Education Class at Sanford's Pond where the teachers and students spent their physical education class together on the pond. Althea has put this photo and a lot of photos on the school website - click here to go to the site and then click below the first photo to see more school pics.
February 18, 2013 -The SKATE-A-THON is fast approaching and participants should be getting pledges. If you are interested in pledging a skater but have not been contacted, please call Cassidy Jeffers (239-6082). Anyone who needs help getting pledges, the Rec. Center will be open for participants to get help securing pledges on Tuesday, 2/19, from 5:30-7 p.m. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED. Come in and we'll help you make calls, send emails, etc.
Click here to see Nancy's report for the last two weeks of Pre-School! This is school vacation week.
February 14, 2013 - CRC's Winter Carnival is coming right up on February 23rd. Coming from the mainland? CTC has a special rate for the event. We have the Polar Plunge at 11:30 at CIBY, followed by the chili, chowder, soup challenge at CRC, an afternoon full of fun at the hall and historical society, don't forget the skate-a-thon starting at 4 PM and finish off your evening with dinner at the hall at 5 PM followed by the Wagoneers at 8 PM!! Fun for all. Visit our website at www.chebeaguerec.com for details and like us on Facebook for updates!! Pledge sheets and waiver forms for the polar plunge can be found by clicking the link above and skate-a-thon pledge sheets are on our website.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the February CTC Board of Directors meeting will be moved to February 27th at 7PM at the Public Safety Building. As always, members of the public are invited to attend.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Message from Ralph Munroe: I would like to thank all who sponsored Lida and me in the American Lung Association stair climb this year. Together we raised $1285. Lida improved her time by 4 minutes to 11 min one sec, moving up to the third fastest female fire fighter. I improved my time by 15 seconds to 9 min 3 sec moving me to 33rd in the FF division, There Were 435 fire fighters that ran this year, and 1470 People that ran over all. A great cause. See Photo of Ralph and Lida.
2013 ISLAND BIZPLAN CONTEST. Wanted: Business Plans from Island Start-ups and Established Young Companies or Non-profits. Win $10,000 in cash prized for best business plan! For more information, see poster:
February 11, 2013 - If you missed Sunday's meeting on Health Care stop by the library and get a copy of the agenda, the presentations, and, more importantly, a copy of the ideas that were discussed. If you are interested in being on a joint committee (The Island Council/Island Commons etc) to take care of health care needs on Chebeague please call Gin Ballard 846 4151 or Mary Holman 846 1072.
FUEL ASSISTANCE, as of 12th Feb please call me on my cell phone 653 5651. Please pass the word. Thanks, Gin Ballard
Soup for Wednesdayat the Hall is Beef Barley, prepared by Celia Whitehead our Island Fellow - see you there!
February 10, 2013 - Photo taken Sunday after the storm. We got 30" but the golf course has a lot of bare spots and the snow drifts are deep. I followed three immature Eagles around to Aaron's Wharf and got this shot of Bluebird and then another of it flying off.
Today - Health Care on Chebeague! Come join the discussion with the Island Council and the Island Commons. Treats provided. The discussion starts at 1pm at the Hall on Sunday 10th What services, if any, do YOU want on the Island? Are you interested in tele-medicine?
February 9, 2013 - Kevin Wentworth has produced a tremendous VIDEO The Nemo Storm!! click here to see! I should mention that Kevin is one of the Captains of the boat and Maintenance Director.
Suzanne Rugh took some great photos of the storm at the Stone Pier as well - click here to see.
Message from CTC: Thanks to our customers for understanding our need to cancel our service today! All ferries and buses will run on schedule tomorrow 2/10.
DON'T FORGET to dig yourself out in time to come to the meeting on Health Care on Chebeague. The discussion starts at 1pm at the Hall on Sunday 10th What services, if any, do YOU want on the Island? Are you interested in tele-medicine? Do you want to stay in your home as long as you can? Come join the discussion with the Island Council and the Island Commons. Treats provided.
Message from Casco Bay Lines: We have resumed regular service to Peaks Island. The 2:45 PM Down Bay trip will depart as scheduled. However, the captain will evaluate docking conditions on an island by island basis. Travel conditions on the mainland, both for vehicles and pedestrians, are dangerous. Visibility is low, and while city plows are hard at work, high winds and drifting snow make some areas difficult to pass. We strongly encourage everyone to limit unnecessary travel.
Message from CTC: After conferring with the captains and reviewing the situation at the Stone Pier, as well as current weather projections, CTC will cancel all ferries for the remainder of today 2/9. If there is an urgent need to get on or off the island, please call 207-319-3061.
I just came back from the Stone Pier and took a couple of short videos of high tide. Click here to see on youtube. The temperature today was around 10 degrees and you can imagine what the wind chill was.
Message from Deb: The library will not open today. Mary has put up in lights what we all need to know every day, love love love!
The weatherman was right and there is a lot of snow. The wind is howling and our power is still on at 8 am. I went to open the back storm door and the wind has blown the snow up onto it that you cant even open the door. The United States Post Office is closed on Chebeague as well as all most of New England. They even have suspended deliveries so you don't have to worry about digging out your mailbox until Monday. I think it will take that long anyway. Click here to see photo of our sunroon slider. It is not a heavy snow but it sure is accumulating - they say we have already a couple of feet of snow.
February 8, 2013 - Photo taken 2/8/13 by Suzanne Rugh of the heart on the front of the library which showed up anonomously recently. My sources tell me that Mary Todd put the lights up.
Ash Wednesday (Feb. 13) services at Chebeague United Methodist Church: informal giving of ashes from 3:00-4:00 Wednesday, traditional Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:00 pm.
Taize style worship Saturday Feb. 16 at 7:00 pm. This is a quiet, reflective worship service with candles, silence, prayerful singing, and shared prayer. The worship style comes from the Taize Community, an ecumenical monastery and retreat center in southern France. All are welcome. [Please note the date change from what was published in the Chebeague Island Calendar]
Peter Kaufman was featured on the CNBC this week to discuss his representing the Hostess Bankruptcy Bakery Union in the company's sale - click here to view.
CTC is cancelling the 9:15PM and 10:30PM bus and ferry today, 2/8. Tomorrow (2/9) we are cancelling the 6:40AM, 8AM, 10AM AND NOON bus and ferry. Further cancellations may be needed if the storm predictions change.
Just received CTC email message and a phone text: No ferry or bus service: 9:15PM and 10:30PM today 2/8, 6:40AM, 8AM, 10AM, AND NOON tomorrow 2/9 - you can go to the CTC website and sign up to have these messages sent to your phone and/or email which I have found to be very helpful.
DON'T FORGET to dig yourself out in time to come to the meeting on Health Care on Chebeague. The discussion starts at 1pm at the Hall on Sunday 10th What services, if any, do YOU want on the Island? Are you interested in tele-medicine? Do you want to stay in your home as long as you can? Come join the discussion with the Island Council and the Island Commons. Treats provided.
The Historical Society Exhibit this summer will be "Handmade on Chebeague by Past Chebeaguers," and they are inviting people to contact the Historical Society about decorative and useful objects, made on the Island by Chebeague people, that they might be willing to lend to the Museum of Chebeague History for that exhibit. Click here to learn more.
Message from Deb: The Library is closing early this afternoon. The front door will be unlocked if anyone needs to use the building as a shelter they can get in. As far as the Library being open tomorrow, let's see how it is tomorrow. Thanks!
Starting next week there will be new Post Office hours on Chebeague. Monday through Friday the window will be open from 8:30 to 3:30 with the usual lunch (window closed) from 1 to 2. Saturday hours will stay the same 8 - 12.
The Town Office Is Closed, NOW (Friday, 2/8) ... due to the inclement weather. The Transfer Station ... Friday AND Saturday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Message from Ralph Munroe our Fire and Rescue Chief: It has come to my attention that there are private roads and driveways that would make it very difficult or in some cases impossible for the Chebeague fire and or Rescue to access due to the fact that the road is not wide enough, grown over, or just not conducive to the fire and Rescue apparatus. Please make sure we are able to help you in case of an emergency. If you have any questions feel free to call me 846-4654.
Notice from CTC: Because of current weather reports, we believe we may need to cancel all ferries and buses after the 8/8:15PM ferry on Friday 2/8. The bus service may need to be cancelled earlier in the day. If bus service is cancelled earlier, Route One parkers should go to the Blanchard lot. We also expect that we may need to cancel ferry and bus service on Saturday 2/9 for the 6:40/7AM, 8/8:15AM, and 10/10:15AM trips. As always, the actual cancellations may vary from this projection, we will keep you notified.
We have added email and text information provided on our parking applications to our cancellation notification group. If you do not want to receive these notices, please let us know and we will delete you from the list.
February 6, 2013 - Photomerge Panorama Photo taken from Little Chebeague towards Chebeague on 2/6/13
The pond will be open today, Wednesday, and tomorrow, Thursday, from 3:30-5:30. Friday hours are weather dependent. If we get the predicted snow storm (+/- 12 inches), we will need help clearing the pond on Saturday beginning in the early afternoon. The ice is BEAUTIFUL and clearing should go fast if we can get some folks with snow blowers and a lot of extra hands. Please don't leave it up to others to do the work, or we may not be able to get the job done. If you can bring a snow blower, call May 332.2368. Thanks!
TODAY Cauliflower Chedder Soup at noon at the Hall!
February 5, 2013 - It has been very cold here lately on Chebeague. Yesterday I saw a number of Bluebirds on Aarons Wharf Road Chebeague along with a couple of Red-bellied woodpeckers.
The CTC wants to remind our customers that the CTC bus is available for everyone. If you want a lift up the hill, climb aboard. And if you are waiting for the ferry on a cold day, please feel free to wait on the warm bus!
CTC has a facebook page! We will be posting regular updates, especially notifications of bus or ferry trips in bad weather. Like us on Facebook to get the news. You can also sign up for cancellation emails or texts on our website, chebeaguetrans.com. It was so great getting text messages on my phone keeping me updated on what boats were running and which ones were not.
February 4, 2013 - School Committee meeting will be Tuesday, February 5th - click here for agenda.
Walk and Talk tomorrow and every Tuesday at the Rec. 10am-11. Join IC residents and staff walk the gym and get moving this winter. Rides provided, call Sarah at 846-5610 if you need to be picked up!
The Commons now has a facebook page - click here to go to it and like.
Chebeagues' Winter Carnival is coming up soon - February 23rd! The CRC is planning all kinds of wonderful events all around the island starting with the Polar Plunge (15th plunge) at 11:30 (not 12) so don't be late! Click here to see some of the events being planned which include; Chili,Chowder Soup Challenge, Ice Skating, CIHS slide show, Snow showing, Dance at the Hall and more! Plunging will be more affordable even though we hope you go out and get lots of pledges! $40 registration (or pledges) if register before Feb 16th or $50 after that - so register early! Click here for forms and plunge info.
The pond will be open this week from 3:30-5:30. We currently have coverage for Monday and Tuesday. Anyone interested in helping out other days this week, call/text May 332.2368.
February 3, 2013 - The Wednesday the CIHCC (Hall) will be offering Cauliflower Chedder Soup at noon - don't forget that they also have coffee in the morning!
The Town is offering a Furlough Day for dog registration. On February 14, 2013 the late fee of $25.00 will be waived - click here for details if you haven't registered yet this will give you time to get the proper papers and save the penalty fee.
Chebeague's Pre-school News for the last few weeks - click here.
News from the CTC - Click here to learn about our new CTC Captains, Shannon, Todd, Matt and Jen (left her name off the first time I posted).
The Community Forum (formerly Sustainability Coalition) went really well yesterday with a full house at the Hall and lots of ideas. A report will be out soon about the meeting and the next meeting will probably be in April so stay tuned. If interested in being part of the discussion please email to email@example.com.
Happy Birthday Don Souchek!!!
February 1, 2013 - Click here for a message from the Chebeague Methodist Church about our new minister sermon and also the theft of a safe and money from the Parsonage!
Message from May: The combination of the rain and cold weather has been good for the POND. Sanford's Pond will open this weekend! We need parents or adults willing to oversee the pond on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5:30. If you'd like to take any part of that shift, please call MAY at 332.2368 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org We will also be looking for afternoon pond help M-F of next week from 3:30-5:30. Thanks!
Congratulations to Dylan Doughty, a freshman from Chebeague who is playing for the Greely Basketball Team - see a photo heads above all number 22.
Anna Maine has published another terrific article in The Working Waterfront - "New Families take Advantage of Chebeague's Affordable Housing".
"Come to February Fiesta TODAY at Island Commons 4:30-6. Light refreshments and good company!" see flyer!
The Island Institute has put together a video about the STORMS project that most of the Maine Islands participated. There are a lot of us featured in it including Becca Israel, Lindy Smith, Bob and Beverly Dyer, Hartley and Dianne, school children singing.
One of our High School students is looking for a turn table record player for a science project. It just needs to be able to turn and doesn't have to play records. Please call Michelle at the Town office 846-3148 or her cell 252-9497if you have one she could use.
January 31, 2013 - Latest Notice from CTC: Due to change in wind direction, the captain has determined that it is safe to run the 2:30/2:50PM ferry today. All trips will run for the rest of the day. The school children are still scheduled to come home on the 12:15PM. Sorry for any confusion, but you can’t always predict the weather!
We are experiencing very high winds today -- 50 knots (57 mph) when the Islander managed to land at Cousins at 7:00 am. The 8:00 am boat has been cancelled, but they hope to run boats after that as the wind subsides. In the meantime, the power is out. Luckily, the temperature is up in the 50s, so I guess we'll survive.
This just in from CTC: The 10/10:15am and 12/12:15pm ferries will run as scheduled. However, if wind conditions are too bad at Cousins on the 10am, the captain may decide not to dock at Cousins and passengers will be returned to Chebeague. The 2:30/2:50pm trips are cancelled due to tides and expected wind gusts. School children will return to Chebeague on the 12:15pm ferry. We expect to run the 3:45/4pm ferry and all ferries for the remainder of the day. Confirmation of these trips will be posted this afternoon.
January 29, 2013 - The CIHCC (Hall) noon soup for tomorrow is Creamy Roasted Mushroom. Yummy, I don't want to miss that! Don't forget that they also have coffee in the morning around 9am.
This Saturday, February 2nd, between 9 and 11 AM the Sustainability Coalition will open the “Ideas Box” at the Island Hall. Come join the discussion bringing your ideas and hear what others are thinking. Rob Snyder, President-elect of the Island Institute, will facilitate the discussion. Click here to find out more.
January 28, 2013 - Photo taken of a Bluebird on Cousins Island at noon on January 28th. A flock of Bluebirds and Goldfinches arrived as we were walking down to the 12:15 boat. There were hundreds of House Finches across from the Damons on Sunday - click here to see a few. Click here to see some in the lower bushes. I finally got a photo on the island of a Mockingbird which Stephen has been seeing on the John Small Road - click here to see and another view. I also took a photo of a male Redbreasted Merganser (Shelldrake) right outside the CTC boat - click here. A month ago I caught a male and female arguing from a distance - click here.
February Fiesta this Friday at the Island Commons - see flyer!
Don't forget that WALK AND TALK is on Tuesdays - see notice.
Is it too early to start thinking about Summer!! CRC has a couple of part time job openings at the pool for the 2013 summer months. We are looking to fill the following positions:
Pool Operator: Part time summer position. Responsibilities include testing/adjusting pool chemicals and vacuuming the pool. Training provided.
Swim Lesson Instructor: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Training provided.
Employment applications can be found on our website at www.chebeaguerec.com. Feel free to call the CRC office if you have any questions.
January 26, 2013 - The 2012 Historical Society yearly Newsletter needs to go to print soon. I have only received articles from The Great Chebeague Tennis Club, Whalers, Grange, Ladies Aid, Maine Islands Coalition and the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center. I really need to get articles by February 15th. Please email them to me email@example.com by then. Any photos need to be scanned at least 300 dpi or get the photo to me so I may be able to scan.
Message about Marriane Brenton: After nearly a month in rehab, we've moved Mom to our home in NH to recuperate until she can transition to assisted living or home with a companion. Thank you for all the cards and letters from our beloved island community. Cyberspace is a wonderful thing ~ she's heard from people near and far, present and past, and many a memory has been jogged with a story or two. She'd love to continue to receive mail at: c/o Isenberg, 6 Woodside Way, Atkinson, NH, 03811. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. ~Anne Isenberg
Last weeks Pre-K Newsletter - click here!
January 25, 2013 - Photo taken January 25th - The weather has been cold the last few days, hovering around 0! Click here to see a Goldeneye (I now know why they are called Goldeneyes) hanging around the boat (Stephen calls them Whistlers).
The Harrison Middle School 7th grade Life Sciences Class is sponsoring a Blood Drive - please click here to learn more and how to sign up!
Congratulations to Genny Dyer and Abby Israel who tied for second place in Greely's Annual Poetry Out Loud Contest. Poetry Out Loud is a national program promoting poetry and oral interpretation. They each won their individual classroom competition and competed against 25 other students in the Greely finals. Genny recited "The Obligation to Be Happy " by Linda Pastan and "Listening" by Jean Valentine; Abby recited "Baudelaire" by Delmore Schwartz and "The Enigma" by Anne Stevenson. Great job Genny and Abby.
NOTICE - There will be an EMT class that will meet here on the island starting in mid-February. We welcome anyone who wants to be a part of the Chebeague Island Rescue! All they need to do is contact Lisa Israel- email: firstname.lastname@example.org or her cell 274-0716 - and she can answer your questions and/or put you on the class list.
REMINDER: Storm window insert build: this Sunday, January 27th, from 2-4 at the Rec Center. Please come if you’re interested in learning how to insulate windows inexpensively. Bring a hair dryer, a drill, a pair of scissors, a measuring tape, or just yourself!
Don't forget to pledge Ralph and Lida who will be doing the STAIR CLIMB again this year. Portland Fire Department won it last year and have some great competition down in Boston.
January 24, 2013 - The lost and found items at CRC are taking over the entry way. We have shoes, towels, water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets and many other items. Please stop by and see if any of the items belong to your household. We will be donating the items that remain after 1/31/13.
Casco Bay Lines has a proposed schedule change for the 10am downbay departure from Portland. At the Operations meeting they decided to recommend that the winter departure time from Chebeague be moved up 5 minutes to 1115 so That Cliff island passengers have the opportunity of getting home sooner.This change will be considered at the February Board meeting at 0745 Feb 28 at the CBL terminal.
January 23, 2013 - CRC is planning a day full of fun for our Annual Winter Carnival on February 23rd this year...starting with the Polar Plunge, then our famous Chili/Chowder/Soup Challenge, followed by Skating (as long as the ice cooperates), dinner and live music. There will be something for everyone!! Save the date, invite your friends and spread the word!!
We have some good news from chebeague.net.. The Town office is now hooked up to DSL. No more interuptions in their work and they are getting great speed. We have been updating our chebeague.net webpage with the progress as it happens. As most people are aware, we received a grant from Connect Maine over a year and half ago and have been working on determininig the best way to upgrade our existing system and also make it available to those who were unable to get it. We have a few issues we are working through which mostly have to do with Fairpoint and our existing infrastructure. If you go to Timing on the page you will see where we are now.
January 22, 2013 - Coastal Waters Meeting, Thursday, January 24, 6pm Public Safety Building - see agenda.
The Chebeague Island Council board is announcing the theme for the 2013 4th of July parade: "Chebeague Super Heroes"
The soup this week is Chili so don't forget that the Hall is open for coffee in the morning and lunch at noon!
January 20, 2013 - Donna Damon, Joan Robinson and I are looking forward to going to the inauguration tomorrow. We will be on the right hand side behind the folding chairs on the Capital grounds along with a few other people. Leila, Suhail, Norah will also be there along with Marks.
Click here for PreSchool Newsletter!
January 19, 2013 - The Library will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Michael Porter has updated his blog and is in Bermuda - click here to see.
January 17, 2013 - The Boat Yard internet was up and runnin gagain about 3pm. Thank you to both GWI and Fairpoint for quickly resolving the problem!! As of 1pm today the T1 line to the Boat Yard internet is down and GWI has contacted Fairpoint to get it back up running. I will update when I hear more.
Final schedule change! The storm window insert build will be Sunday, January 27th, from 2-4 at the Rec Center. Please come if you’re interested in learning how to insulate windows inexpensively.
NOTICE: - date change: The Island Institute and the Sustainability Coalition invite everyone to come hear and share ideas about how to keep young islanders here year-round after they complete their education and also how to attract young families to settle here. Bring family, friends and neighbors. Island Hall, Saturday, February 2nd - 9:00 AM Light Refreshments
January 16, 2013 - School Committee Meeting is next Tuesday, January 22nd 6 pm - see agenda.
The United States Postal Service has implemented plan effective 02/09/2013 which will provide 6 hours of window service each weekday. Click here to see the letter received by the post office on January 7th and shows the new hours.
January 15, 2013 - Photo taken by Sylvia Ross 42 years ago on January 15, 1971 of the Stone Pier. I remember that we spent about a month commuting by the Casco Bay Boat. We played a lot of cards and the students at Greely would be picked up in Portland. Click here for a photo around the same year of Jeff Hamilton, Mike Robinson, Doug Ross and Victor Rich in the back row with Milty Calder and Gary Ross in front!
Message from the Town Office: "Michelle's mother passed away Sunday night and Michelle will be with family for the rest of this week. This and other scheduling conflicts requires us to report: The Town Office, for administrative purposes, will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, 1/17 & 1/18. Eric & Ron will be available as usual. If you have a pressing need for services or documentation, please call the office and we will see if we can accomodate your request/need in Michelle's absence. Michelle will be back in the office on TUESDAY, 1/22 (reminder: Monday, 1/21, is Martin Luther King day -- a Maine state & municipal holiday). Our apologies for any inconvenience and our sincere thanks for your understanding and support."
The Walk and Talk starts on Tuesday, JANUARY 22nd.
January 14, 2013 - Island Commons invites you to FEBRUARY FIESTA! Friday February 1st, 4:30-6pm Wash away the winter blues with sips, chips and good cheer with our residents and staff Bring an appetizer dish to share if you wish Light refreshments will be served.
A new program by the Island Commons and the CRC called Walk and Talk - Tuesdays 10-11join residents and staff and walk the gym together. See flyer! The Walk starts next Tuesday, Feb 22nd!
The Board of Selectmen will hold a workshop with the Coastal Waters Committee on Wednesday Jan 16 at 6 at the Hall to review suggested changes to the Coastal Waters Ordinance. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. A discussion of proposed legislation that would allow the creation of a Chebeague Transit District will also be discussed as part of the business meeting. This so not to create the District but just make it possible in the future if the community was so inclined.
Message from Marriane Brenton's Daughter: "Thank you, Chebeaguers near and far, for all the cards and notes for Mom. There's no doubt that it's lifted her spirits and encouraged her to make great strides in her rehab. She feels stronger and is back to telling us all what to do, a good sign! Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Her address continues to be: Aberjona Rehab & Nursing Center, 184 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA 01890".
Community Lunch on Wednesday -- Beef Stew.
For those who may have seen my page earlier - just to let you know I was hacked from Malta this morning. My sister and her husband (who shall remain nameless) and Ginny are on vacation there with too much time on their hands but I understand they are having a great time. Funny that neither one of us knew what year it was. Click here to see what he did.
January 11, 2013 - Congratulations to Lisa Israel, who has passed her Intermediate-EMT, expanding coverage for higher level medical emergencies on the Island.
NOTICE: Do not respond to any email that says your mailbox is full or that you have issues. As a matter of fact don't ever respond or open up anything on these types of emails from anyone unless you know absolutely positively that the person sent it to you. If you are not sure go directly through the website to find out if your email is full or if there is a banking problem. These spammers are getting more and more sophisticated all the time and tricky!!! I get emails all the time from people I know who are not really sending me them. No bank, email company, post office, Fed Ex, insurance, CIA, Social Security etc. will ever ask you to open up something on an email.
January 10, 2013 - Message from the Slow Bell: Hate to do this to my loyal followers, but Slow Bell Cafe will be CLOSED this coming weekend to give my finger a chance to properly heal ~Nancy
Storm window workshop will be from 2-4 at the Parish House on January 26th - see flyer.
January 8, 2013 - Robins, robins and more robins: they are fairly common winter residents in Maine, especially along the coastal regions. They are short distance migrants so we do see them all winter and they were having a field day across from the Library today. Click here to see one photo I got of one eating a berry. Click here for another of three of them.
The Storm Window Workshop has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 26th from 2-4 at the Parish House. We are looking for drafty windows, volunteers and tools! For information CLICK HERE or contact Celia Whitehead 504-6922
A gingerbread boat made by the Maine Family and presented to the Stephen Todd family and on display at the Library. Click here to see!
There will be no School Committee Meeting this week - the next meeting will be January 22nd.
Tomorrow there will be coffee and soup at the Hall. Soup is Pasta Fagiola.
Did You Know?: Chebeague Solutions: The Sustainability Coalition has opened an IslandLife solutions box. Send an email to IslandLife@chebeague.net with a problem and a practical action step to make our island community more attractive for younger people to live here year-round. Let your imagination roam.We'll share all the suggestions received but will not include your name unless you ask for it to be public. At our first meeting on Saturday morning January 26th at 10 AM at the Hall we'll share all the ideas and add others with the participants. Together let's try to get a mix where the Chebeague community may be able to make a difference in the near term while tackling bigger issues over the longer haul..
January 6, 2013 - Photo of a Barred Owl taken down at Belescas January 6th. There have been a lot sitings of barred owls this winter and this guy was not shy. Notice all the hearts on him below the branch.
Photo taken by Andrew Jackson from the CTC Boat around 10:30 January 6, 2013.
Message from Mariannes family: Marianne Brenton was hospitalized after Christmas and is now in rehab in Winchester, Mass. She's suffering from complications resulting from multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). She could use some hometown cheer and would love to receive mail at Aberjona Rehab & Nursing Center, 184 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA 01890. Since her 2008 diagnosis she's fought a brave battle but now she's so tired. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
Reminder that Feb 2nd is fast approaching and Ralph and Lida Munroe are going to do the Boston Stair Climb again this year which is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association. People can make donations to their climbs. Click here for Ralph's donation site and click here for Lida's donation site.
January 4, 2013 - Raymond Hamilton last night was admitted to the Gosnell Home (11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074) and is not doing very well. We had a great night on New Years Eve and he looked at a photo of a baseball team taken in 1907 and talked about all the players on the team. He also talked about going to baseball games, and his first boat, we toasted to the new year with our vanilla cafe and then went through an album of photos from his 90th birthday party which had been held at the Parish House. The part about baseball and his first boat I filmed before the battery ran out and have youtubed it tonight - click here to see.
Little Lights on Chebeague. --- Any family wishing to have a white votive candle in a glass holder may pick one up at the Parish House, Doughty’s Island Market, or the Library. The idea for lighting a candle for private prayer, which becomes collective, came after events in Connecticut. With so many feeling the difficulty of loss, both across the Nation and close to home on Chebeague, we may wish to join with the silent voice of others in the belief of prayer’s comfort, beauty, and power. Little lights to remind us we are all connected in hope for the New Year. At this time, Sanfords pond is not open for skating.
We still need more people to help clear the rest of the pond, remove snow with snow blowers from around the building and clear the paths. If you are interested in helping, we are trying to put together a work crew for Saturday afternoon 1/4 at 2 pm. This has to be done in a supervised manner because there are weak spots in the ice. If you are interested, please call or text May 332.2368 or Cassidy 239.6082.
Our best hope of a good skating season this year is a good turn out tomorrow.
Message from Deb Bowman: I would love to have your wooden clementine boxes and old Christmas cards for recycling. You can leave them at the library or call me and I can pick them up. Thank you and Happy New Year! Deb Bowman
January 3, 2013 - The Sustainability Coalition organizational meeting will be held at the Island Hall on Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 am.
Happy 60th Birthday to David Miller (the lobsta killa)
January 2, 2013 - There is an article in the Forecaster about Raymond turning 102 - click here to see.
The Slow Bell Cafe will feature PULLED PORK and WHITE BEAN & KALE SOUP this Saturday, opening at 6pm as usual. I do plan to open every Saturday night this winter! Menu will continue to be announced weekly.
There has been very little turnout for the Sunday Patriot's Games. If anyone out there is interested in having this continue please call or text and let me know (Nancy 228-3709). If there's enough interest I'll try and open for them, otherwise will take a break.....untill the SUPER BOWL PARTY Feb 3rd! Watch for details....rumor has it there may be wings and fries on the menu that day!
The Chebeague Historical Society 2012 Yearly Newsletter will be getting put together this month so I will need the articles from all the organizations! If you have any photos to include and need to be brought to me or scanned at at least 300 resolution. Please email your report to me in a doc or pages format as soon as possible.
The Porters have finally updated their website with their return to Maine and their summer wanderings. Michael took advantage of the wait for favorable tides for New York to get this page u - click here.
I found a silver earing on the road to the Cousins Parking Lot this morning - Email me and I will get it to you.
January 1, 2013 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Click here for PreSchool Newsletter!
Clint Jones has a new sloop on display ... on the Holt's barn on the North Road ... For more information, please call 207-653-9719.
Click here for the 2013 Sailing School information!
December 31, 2012 - SLOW BELL UPDATE: There has been some confusion around tonight's New Year's Eve event, and I want to clarify. We are opening the bar at 8:30 PM to ring in the New Year with some of our local island musicians. There is no dinner service this evening! I do plan to continue with Saturday night dinners through the winter months, and will continue to post the menu by Thursday of each week on the island website (and on the road sign if it's not buried).
Message from CIHCC: There will be no coffee or soup Wednesday (January 2), but we will be back on January 9. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.
New Year's Day 11:00 am at the Parish House, bring your sewing machine, threads, scissors, good humor and help sew book sacks for the school in Guatemala. You will have fun and get lunch! Call Deb 846-0609 if you have any questions.
December 28, 2012 - Photo taken by Aaron Rugh as the moon was setting after the storm December 28th at 6:38am.
Ring in the New Year at the Slow Bell. Live music. Stay tuned for details!
December 27, 2012 - Photos taken during the storm on December 27th by KK Hill. They are of Chandler's Wharf and the Boat Yard.
THe Library will be closed this evening due to the snow.
The Slow Bell will be serving a hearty beef stew this Saturday night. Opening at 6 pm.
The ferry will run its normal schedule today. The Bus will run only as needed - the Captain will call the bus driver to let him know if there are people needing to go to Route One. Wind is gusting over 40 on the Islander, wind is expected to let up after noon.
The Town Office will be closed today, due to inclement weather.
December 24, 2012 - Photo taken Christmas Eve by KK Hill at the Boatyard.
The internet is back to the East End thanks to a Christmas miracle and Drew (our tech guru from Bangor)!! There are four households who will not be able to get the internet tonight because their routers are either damaged or configured incorrectly. We will be contacting those households tomorrow at their convenience.
Missing a bag of groceries from yesterday - if found please call me at 846-4850 (hamburger, chicken, shrimp and a few other items). FOUND in my house! Too many people putting things away sometimes doesn't work.;;lo
Christmas Eve - The internet is still out at the East End and we have a consultant tech friend driving down from Bangor to help us get our equipment up and running again. We are hoping so that he will be able to solve our problems so we can relax for Christmas. I tried to do an update using my new ipad as a hotspot but it wouldn't work, probably because the cell phone coverage is so bad. So I am sitting in front of the library updating.
I am downloading the video I did of Ray hamilton during the power outage on Friday evening - so click here for the continuation of the discussion about trawl fishing.
CTC wants to remind everyone that we have a reduced schedule on Christmas and New Year's Day. For a copy of the schedule, click here
December 22, 2012 - The power went out yesterday about 4pm and finally was restored this morning at around 10am. Not too much damage that I know about. We had two trees come down in the middle of Stephen's lobster traps and he lost a dozen or so. The internet has been restored around the island except at the East End coming from the Inn. We have contacted GWI and they have contacted Fairpoint where there seems to be a problem with the lines to the Inn. We are all hoping to have it restored soon and I had to go to the West End to update my page.
COME SING in the HOLIDAYS- Everyone is invited to sing carols on Monday, December 24th-9:15AM-12noon. Meet at the store at 9:15 for caroling around the island. Wear warm clothes. All you need is your voice and holiday spirit, we will provide music. Contact Mary Holt (email@example.com) or Erika Neumann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
December 21, 2012 - I have just added another interview session with Ray Hamilton who talks about John Dunk Hamilton, fishing around Cape Elizabeth and trawl fishing. He was making some great description of trawl fishing when we realized the camera had gone dead so he said he would repeat it today when I get back there.
Coastal Waters meeting December 27th at the Public Safety Room 6pm - see agenda on Town Website.
December 20, 2012 - Please join the Methodist Church for a joy- full Christmas Eve Service with carols and candles on Monday at 7:00 pm. Children of all ages are especially welcome (even grown-up ones!) Please bring a flashlight with you to help tell the Christmas story.
Florence will be at the Island Market this Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm with lots of last min.gifts for Christmas. Lots of earrings, rings, bracelets, scarfs, scarf rings napkin rings, hats, handbags and more All handcrafted All made on Chebeague.
December 19, 2012 -Come out for the Chebeague Island School Holiday Concert Thursday night, December 20 at 5:30 at the Hall!
Congratulations to Lola Armstrong, the winner of the Hall Gift basket. Click here for photos of the luncheon.
Saturday's menu at the Slow Bell will be Chicken Pot Pie and Cheddar Cauliflower Soup. Sunday Patriot's game at 1:00.
And don't miss the HOLIDAY POTLUCK & MUSIC JAM this Sunday starting at 6pm. Bring a dish to share at the potluck and enjoy live music by many talented local musicians!
Seeing any whitish moths around your outside lights?? Mary Holman is interested in collecting specimens of Winter Moths to send to the Insect & Disease Lab in Augusta. Please contact her at 846-1072
REMINDER Tonight - Historical Society Gift Shop Wednesday (Dec. 19) evening 5-8. All merchandise is 10% off the lowest price. If you buy 10 items or more the discount is 20%. Don't miss out on these great deals such as 15 Chebeague magnets for $20! Glasses, mugs, shirts, hats, books, fir pillows, wind chimes, napkin holders, bags and much more - just waiting for the last minute shopping experience!
COMMUNITY LUNCHEON - today - noon at the Hall.
December 18, 2012 - I have just youtubed another interview video with Ray Hamilton. He talks about the High School teacher who along with her dog lived with their family during WW I, talks about the Bennett family including his favorite girl Grace and then about walking to church.
On Thursday, December 20, the Chebeague Island School will be putting on its holiday concert at 5:30 at the Island Hall.
Come to CRC this Saturday at 10:15 to watch some of the island kids take their Tae Kwon Do belt tests. Some of these kids have been taking Tae Kwon Do for a few years now and are getting pretty good!
The Foot Doctor, Russell Rybka, will be at the Health Center tomorrow, Wednesday 19th at 9am. Call 829 6463 for an appointment.
Wednesday's Lunch is going to be Baked Ham, Potatoes with cheese sauce, veggie, salad, biscuits, and chocolate pudding with whipped cream. Don't forget that the Holiday Raffle drawing will happen then as well.
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