Emergency call 911 - Police Non Emergency 1-800 501-1111
To get the weather just click photo of Cousins island 01/25/08 about 9pm with the moon over Chebeague. To contact me, Beverly Johnson: bjohnson @chebeague.net


January 2, 2008 - Happy New Year - Because Tuesday January 1st was a holiday the School Committee will be having it's regular meeting at 6:30 on Thursday evening this week. Agenda is online.
December 29, 2007 - Kim Martin has been busy painting and I have just added a number of new paintings to her website! Check them out at www.chebeague.org/kim.

Now that Christmas is behind us I can now remind everyone that the Winter Carnival will be coming soon and that means the Polar Plunge (check out images of past) This year the events will take place on February 24th! It is not too early to get your bathing or wet suit out and start getting the pledges to benefit the Recreation and Teen Center. The Chili Chowder Challenge is also a hot item that day with lots of competition. We are planning to have snow sculpture contests as well as lots of teen events which will all help to celebrate our 10th year anniversary!

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Chebeague Recreation Center is looking for a fulltime Executive Director to begin work in late March of 2008. This position holds overall responsibility for all aspects of CRC's programs, personnel, finances, and facilities, and reports to the President of the CRC Board. Duties include program development and promotion, budgeting, personnel management, and community outreach. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume, including desired salary and benefits arrangements, to CRC - att: Search Committee, at 382 North Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017,


December 28, 2007 - Shellfish licenses go on sale Thursday January 3rd, 9 am at the Town office - more details on the Town Update.
Message from Ron: Since its last meeting the Board of Selectmen changed the time of the January 2nd meeting from 7:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Agenda for January 2nd meeting.
December 26, 2007 - Hope everyone had a great Christmas and Holidays! The Town office has posted the following schedule for next week:
MONDAY 8 AM TO 12 NOON
TUESDAY CLOSED
WEDNESDAY CLOSED
THURSDAY 12 NOON TO 8PM
FRIDAY 8 AM TO 12 NOON

December 21, 2007 - We have just received a message from Archangel Committee of Greater Portland and, especially from the Solovky Islands.

-To celebrate the Christmas Holiday the Chebeague Island Town Office will have the following hours:
Monday, Decemeber 24th open till 12 noon
Tuesday, December 25th closed
Wednesday, December 26th closed
Thursday, December 27th open from noon to 8 pm
Friday, December 28th open 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Merry Christmas from the Entire Town Staff!


December 20, 2007 - The Christmas caroling organized by the Maines that was supposed to start at the CRC today at 3:30 has been postponed to Saturday at 3 pm at the CRC.

Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund - the correct address for gifts to the fund is 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605. The Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund assists 1st and 2nd year college students. This is a reminder that by giving to the fund it is a way to help Chebeague Students pursueing a college education. The fund was established in 1964 after the tragic death of Stephen Ross, the son of Lewis and Gerry Ross. The principal at the time was $1400 in 1968 using only income two scholarships of $75 each were awarded. The principle now invested with the Maine Community Foundation has grown to $88, 882. In 2007 the income was $5750 and two scholarships were awarded, on $3750 and a second for $2000. We are grateful when receiving gifts from repeat donors, some being quite substantial, however, any amount given increases the principal enabling us to award larger scholarships. When thinking of year end gifts we would encourage everyone to give some thought to the scholarship fund. All gifts are acknowledged. Each year some gifts are in memory of loved ones. Gifts may be sent to the Maine Community Foundation designated for the Stephen Ross Scholarship at address above or sent to any member of the committee. Committee members are Hartley Brewer, Susan Burgess, Dianne Calder, Mabel Doughty, Betsy Ross and Doug Ross.


December 17, 2007 - Hark the Herald Angles call to... Ask if you'll come caroling?
 What? Annual Island Christmas Caroling with Island Children
When?   Thursday December 21st from 3:30-5:30 pm
Why?  To show the island our voices and to have fun
Where?  Starting at the Rec Center and going around the island and ending up at the Stone Pier to serenade the
5 pm boat   (if you have to leave early that's ok.)
 
How?  Meet us at the Rec. around 3:30.  
 
X-tras:
All ages are welcome. Kindergarden-age children or younger need an adult chaperone.BRING FRIENDS! Cookies and hot-cocoa will be provided at the Rec. before we start.
 
Drivers are needed! 
Please RSVP to Julia Maine at 846-4769 or email hfm@smemaine.com so we can plan on enough drivers

School Board Meeting Agenda for December 18th, 2007 at the school 6:30.


December 16, 2007 - I wasn't able to make the Community Christmas Party because of a track meet but fortunately Cathy MacNeill was there to capture the ceremony and fun! Earlier in the day Cathy went to the Crafts for kids day at the Recreation Center and has more photos to share here.
December 15, 2007 - The Island Common's Christmas Party scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until January because of the anticipated SNOW STORM!

The Christmas trees that the fire department were selling are all gone. - they sold out. That is great for the fire department but not for the people who decided to wait.


December 14, 2007 - A reminder that the Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 3:30 tomorrow in front of the Library with refreshments and celebration with a special guest following at the Hall. Everyone is welcome to participate so come and join in the fun.

Linda Brewster, the pastor at the Church has a notice about a couple of Christmas Services: Next Thursday night "A Blue Christmas", and then on Monday evening "Christmas Eve Service". Regular Sunday Services are at 10 AM on Sundays.

The Agenda for next weeks December 19th Selectmen's meeting has been posted.


December 11, 2007 - Just returned from the school winter concert which was delightful! The kids sang beautifully and played their violins as well. Click here for the photos.

Notice from the Town: Please be advised that we plan to remove the remaining Stone Pier Float "E" and ramp on Thursday, December 13th, weather and ice permitting. Anyone using this float is asked to please move their boat to a safe location. Any questions, please call the Harbor Master at the Town Office 846-3148.

The Christmas party at the Museum is starting at 5:00pm to allow folks to attend the School Concert at 7:00 at the Hall.

Tomorrow (I was previously misinformed) is Ray Hamilton's 97th birthday! He is doing great and loves to have visitors.

The Senior lunch is December 19th NOT tomorrow AND it will be at the ISLAND HALL!


December 10, 2007 - Tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 11 the School's Winter Concert is at 7pm at the Hall.

I have just uploaded the Town Update for this week. Yesterday's meeting went really well and the contingent from Archangelsk Russia presented some beautifully framed photos and proclamation from them to the new Town of Chebeague.

From the REC CENTER: Holiday Centerpieces at the CRC Saturday 12/15 10-11. Greenery and holiday baubles provided but you are encouraged to bring your own if you want. This will be lots of fun and a great addition to your holiday décor.
 
 Also
 Kids Holiday Craft Fair at the CRC Saturday 12/15 1-3. Come make crafts for the holiday season to give to your family and friends


December 9, 2007 - Last night was the usual fun wonderful Whalers Concert for a packed standing room only Hall!
December 8, 2007 - The Whalers Concert is tonight at 7:30 at the Hall.

A delegation including their museum director and the vice-mayor from the Solovetsky Islands of Archangelsk, Russia will be at the Special Town meeting tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 at the Hall.


December 5, 2007 - Notice of Special Town Meeting - December 9, 2007 1:30 at Chebeague Island Hall Community Center.

I now have this weeks Town Update Online.

Notice: Coastal Waters Commission Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday December 6th, has been rescheduled to next Thursday December 13th.


December 3, 2007 - The town office will be open until noon today - call ahead 846-3148 if you need assistance.

MILLER DESIGN OPEN HOUSE - this Sat (8th) and Sun (9th) 9-5 Featuring: Miller Designs Treasures, Island Essential Candles, Ellen Maher's Island Santas, Calder's Clam Shack Gift Certificates, Mary Phipps Soaps, Donna Colbeth Island Portraits. Free heart or star ornament with Miller Design purchase.

WHALERS CONCERT!! This Saturday night 7:30 "Winter Song" CIHCC.

There is a correction on the Calendar - the Senior Lunch is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th at Noon at the Parish House (not the 12th).


December 1, 2007 - The Walnut Hill Christmas Fair is this weekend Saturday, December 1st from 9-4 at the Westcustago Hall on Rt 115 in North Yarmouth. There are many many talented craftspeople at this one of a kind Christmas show including Miller Designs, Chebeague Island Santa, and Island Essentials. It's a great place to do all your holiday shopping and buy 'Maine Made' gifts. Stop by and say hello to Gail, Ellen, Jen, and Vicki!

November 29, 2007 - Note from the Harbormaster: Outer Floats (F-G-H-I) will be hauled out tomorrow, Friday November 30, 2007. The remaining outer Float E with ramp may be hauled at any time as conditions dictate.
This week, the E Float ramp pulled up ­ given the wind forecast. Whether the ramp is put back into service or not will depend upon weather. Commercial Floats will remain in the water all winter. 
November 27, 2007 - The agenda for tomorrow nights Selectmen's meeting has been added to the Town website. There is also a public notice for a Planning Board Hearing on the minor site planning and drainage at the wharf.
November 22. 2007 - Happy Thanksgiving - A note for your calendar: All are invited to the Chebeague Island Historical Society Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. at the Museum. Bring a covered dish to share and a gift (under $10.) to exchange. R.S.V.P. by 12/7 to Joan Robinson (846-4075) or Sylvia Ross (846-4117).

November 21, 2007 - ISLAND CRAFT FAIR!!! Saturday, November 24th 10am to 1pm at the Chebeague Island Hall Community. Finish all your holiday shopping and support local artists and organizations, without even leaving the island!

Don't forget: Applications for the Cousins Island lot must be received at the office with payment of at least $400 by November 24th-the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.


November 20, 2007 - I have just added the Town Update to the website for this week.

The Chebeague Island Fire Department will again be selling Christmas Trees starting December 1st! They will be on sale Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Public Safety Building for only $30.00.

The Chebeague Island Historical Society Board of Directors will be opening the doors of the CIHS gift shop on Saturday, December 1st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Great time to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy hot apple cider and refreshments while browsing through the beautiful array of Island meorabilia. Some of the items include mugs, books, t-shirts, Gail Miller Designs, field guides, newsletters, photo magnets, matted post card prints, magazines including Down East featuring "Chebegue's First Christmas" and much more!


November 17, 2007 - THE CHEBEAGUE ISLAND TOWN OFFICE WILL BE "CLOSED" THANKS GIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2007 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2007

November 15, 2007 - NOTICE from the Town about tonights Planning Board Meeting.

New Fun for Kids at the CRC! On Thursdays from 12:30-2 pm, kids ages 0-5 can come and play in the CRC gym. Thanks to the CPA, there are lots of new fun things to play with, including tricycles, mini-trampolines, tubes, trains, hoops, rocking horses and lots more! Kids 2 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Come play! $2 drop-in fee suggested. Our volunteer supervisor is Sarah Prescott. See a couple of photos of the day.

Tomorrow is the Flu Clinic - not sure of the time and Saturday is the Ladies Aid Fair from 12:30 to 3:00.

There is a government site for money that is owed people that I meant to put on earlier and it really pays sometimes to check it out and see if you have any money owed.


November 14, 2007 - Here is the Agenda for the Selectmen's meeting tonight which is at the Hall at 7pm. Another message from the Town of Chebeague about registering your dogs.
November 13, 2007 - If you haven't seen it already there is a nice article in the Downeast Magazine December issue about Chebeague!

Tonight - OPEN HOUSE at the Chebeague Island School - 7 - 8:30 - Please drop by and see how the school is doing!


November 12, 2007 - For those who were planning on attending the following performance - the time has changed from 1 to 12. On Saturday, December 1st at Noon, Michael Maglaras will perform Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha" with a soundtrack accompaniment of more than 1,000 pieces of Native American music and sound effects.  Don't miss this free live performance!  Introduced by renowned poet Annie Finch, professor of English at USM and director of the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA program. St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center 76 Congress St., Portland
 
November 9, 2007 - Last night was wonderful opportunity for islanders to meet Charles Calhoun, author of Longfellow A Rediscovered Life.

The next meeting of the Selectmen is next Wednesday Evening - Agenda.

Next Tuesday November 13, is the CHEBEAGUE ISLAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - it will be from 7 to 8:30 and is an informal time for the community to see the school at its busiest. A lot of improvements have taken place and the children will be displaying their work and you can come and meet the teachers as well!


November 7, 2007 - CRC News: Sarah is on vacation through November 16th. We have most hours covered for staffing the CRC. There is a sign on the door with details, or call ahead if you want to be sure someone is there over the next week 846-5068. Thanks for your patience and we hope there is no inconvenience to our patrons.

Don't forget about the wonderful Longfellow program Thursday night at the Hall at 7:15.


November 6, 2007 - Wednesday night is the Selectmen's meeting at the Hall at 7 pm - AGENDA.

The ticks found on our cats and dogs this time of year are deer ticks and we should all be looking out for symptoms of lyme desease. A site that has lots of information and I will be adding to the health Center site is: http://www.mmcri.org/lyme/lymehome.html


November 5, continued - I just received the Town Update and the office hours will not be changing as previously noticed. A reminder that the Town Office will be closed tomorrow on election day.

Dodge Morgan has started radiation and chemotherapy today for late-stage cancer of the tongue. He will be in therapy at Dana Farber in Boston for the next 7 or 8 weeks, with radiation 5x a week, and chemo 2x a week. He is hoping to get to Snow Island for weekends, at least until Thanksgiving. After that he may have to stay in Boston, depending on how much energy he has.
His address at Snow Island (please note- Address is INCOMPLETE in the Cheb Is. Directory)
is:
21 Dyers Cove Rd.
Harpswell, ME. 04079
 
In Boston:
221 Mass. Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
 


November 5, 2007 - Sorry I have been so busy draining water that I just haven't been keeping up with the news like the winners of the Scarecrow Competition! This week there is a School Committee meeting which starts at 6pm.
October 31, 2007 - Happy Halloween - I now have the photos from Saturdays Halloween Party taken by Cathy MacNeill - thank you Cathy.

Bertha Gray has recovered from her broken hip and operation and is now back at the Island Commons - what a remarkable person.


October 29, 2007 - I have just added more scarecrows to the page!

I have just added the agenda for the Planning Board meeting which is scheduled for this Thursday at the Hall.

RED SOX win the World Series!!! Thank goodness we can now get some sleep!


October 28, 2007 - Today is the open house at the Historical Society from 1 to 4 - refreshements will served. Come in and see island education!

Scarecrows are still showing up around the island so the Rec decided to continue the compitition to Halloween so don't forget to call 8465068 and let them know you have one. Look for the Green Monster (Belesca family) at the center! I don't have a photo of it yet and also there is one on Littlefield road that is 20'+ tall. Check back later when I will have photos of the Halloween party that Cathy MacNeill took last night.

It is the 200th Birthday of Henry W. Longfellow - Many special events arre being planned around the island and at the school. On November 8th at 7:15 at the Hall, Charles C. Calhoun, the author of Longfellow A Rediscovered Life will be with us to share the process of rediscovering the Longfellows life.$5.00 donation - Please call Jerry Wiles for more information 846-8010.

People have been asking about Marlon Shepherd-Kegl and how he is doing. He is back in Cumberland after intesive therapy in Georgia and I have a wonderful report from Julie Clippard which I have just included on the page I made about Marlon. Money raised is actually being used this week to get him a car right away to help his independence.


October 26, 2007 - Island market will be closed until Monday October 29th.

This week's update has been posted around the island. Click here for next week's update. There is a Job Notice for a Parking Control Officer for Chebeague.


October 25, 2007 - CRC Scarecrow Contest ­ Have you noticed all the great scarecrows popping up around the island? CRC is sponsoring a contest. Make a scarecrow and let us know and we'll put you on our island scarecrow map! Judging to take place this weekend (October 27-28). Volunteer judges are needed so give us a call if you would like to be a judge! Click here to see a few of the ones so far!
 
The Annual Teen and Pre-teen Halloween Scavenger Hunt s this Saturday, October 27th at 8 pm. It starts at the CRC after the CPA Halloween party at the Hall. Kids planning to participate should call Sarah to sign-up ­ we want to make sure we have enough drivers and clues for all the teams. Call 846-5068 or e-mail us at crc@chebeague.net  Happy Halloween!


October 24, 2007 - Congratulations to Lida Munroe and her volleyball team who won the Western Maine Regional volleyball championship last night. She is a starter on the varsity team this year. On Sat 10/27 she will be traveling to Augusta to compete in the state finals at Cony high school. if any one is interested in coming to see her play she would really like the support. the game starts at 1:00.
Octber 23, 2007 - ****PUBLIC NOTICE**** The time for the Board of Selectman's meeting and workshop has changed to 6:00 PM on Wednesday October 24th.

THE WORKSHOP PORTION OF THE MEETING WILL BEGIN FIRST AT 6:00 P.M AT THE ISLAND HALL

THE BUSINESS PORTION OF THE MEETING WILL FOLLOW AFTER THE WORKSHOP IS ADJOURNED - The Agenda is posted on the town website under Board of Selectmen - or click here.


October 22, 2007 - THE RED SOX won the American League Pennant!
October 21, 2007 - CICA board meeting TODAY at 3pm at the Parish House! Items on the agenda include affordable housing, committee structure, working with town etc.

I have to add to this site that the Red Sox have tied up the ALCS playoffs and that means no sleep tonight for many fans.


October 16, 2007 - the Senior Lunch is Wednesday the 17th at the Parish House. Note that it is open to everyone (young and seniors alike!)
and all proceeds support Island Commons. The Island Commons even has a calendar on their website which shows all the events they are sponsoring and having at their facility.

Jean Dyer's birthday is coming up this weekend. She is still at Pine Point Rehab in Scarborough. It would be great if she would be flooded with birthday cards or just a card of support. Her address is: Jean Dyer, Pine Point Rehab Roadside 1A Scarborough Me, O4074.

Bertha Gray broke her hip last Thursday and was operated on sucessfully at Mercy Hospital and is recovering well and in fact yesterday went to the New England Rehabilitation Center in Portland where she is for now.

Tonight is the school board meeting and we are starting at 6 for a workshop on goal setting for the school department for 2007-2008. The school Committee site has the agendas and minutes online.


October 15, 2007 - The town update for the week has been posted.
October 14, 2007 - There is a Shellfish Commission meeting this Thursday at the Parish House. I have been setting up websites for the Town of Chebeague and you can go to the link above and then click on Boards & commissions and find agendas and information as they get put in. I have also added the ordinances in html format for as many as we have in digital format. Hopefully will be getting more to add online. If you are a chair or member of a committee and want to add information and/or set up websites please contact me. This is a work in progress and will take some time to get it looking the way we would all like. I am also working on the school's site and have a lot of items to be added.
October 13, 2007 - Message from the Harbor Master that all flats are closed due to flood closure from Biddeford to Canada.
October 11, 2007 - There is an article today in the Portland Press Herald about Chuck's farm "Second Wind Farm." If you would like to help contact Karen firstsgtkaren@yahoo.com.

Tonight is the annual meeting of the CIHCC at the Hall 7pm.


October 10, 2007 - Weight Watchers? There is a group of people interested in starting a Weight Watchers group...Do you want extra weight loss support through the Holidays? ~Weight Watchers could be what you are looking for! 15 people are needed for this 12 week program
~please call Sarah if you are interested by October 15th Program Cost: $145 to Weight Watchers before first meeting and $1 Drop­in fee to the CRC per week. ~ This is a great opportunity to get fit and support this holiday season!

Please join in the fun!  The first annual SCARECROW COMPETITION!!!! Do you think you can make the BEST SCARECROW? Let's put it to the test! Call the CRC to register! Scarecrows need to be completed by the week of October 22nd and will be displayed around the island - Scarecrows will be judged by our expert panel of scarecrow judges and the winner will be announced at the Halloween Party 10/27/07.


October 9, 2007 - Town Update for this week has been added to the Town page. Attached is the agenda for tomorrow's Coastal Waters meeting at 7 pm at
the Fire house. They will be starting to collect information about the needs of the waterfront. They are asking for any who have ideas for improvements to attend this or future meetings. They want a collaborative process and input from the people who use our waterfront is extremely important.

Support Chebeague Island School students by purchasing a Chebeague Island School T-shirt!  They're $10.00 and come in youth sizes XS - XL.  And adults sizes M - XXL. The shirts are white.  The youth size shirts feature "Chebeague Island School" in large blue lettering across the front above a large red lobster with "One of only 14 remaining island schools in Maine" in blue lettering on the back. The front of the adult sizes has the same lettering and lobster but much smaller and over the left chest with the same lettering on the back. Proceeds benefit the CPA and its mission to support Island students.  If you're interested, contact Althea Dugliss at 207-846-5126 or at adugliss@aol.com.


October 8, 2007 - We are looking for a home for a beautiful black cat - year old house trained cat. She is friendly, happy, healthy but doesn't treat her sister and the other two cats in the family very well. She needs to be in a home where she is the top meow - and only meow! She doesn't bite or scratch, and loves to snuggle at night. Good mouser as well. Call 846-4850 or email bjohnson@chebeague.net
October 6, 2007 - Thank you to all those who called and reported on the Jack, the black swan. He had moved over to the cricks after hanging out at Coleman's Cove this week and now is back in his very comfortable home on Hope.

Don't forget about the Frost Golf Tournement (sign up at 11:30), the "Year of the Woman" tonight 7:30 at the Hall, and tomorrows BRUNCH 11:30 TO 1.


October 3, 2007 - A black swan is missing from Hope Island. His name is Jack and the Cacoulidis' are offering a reward for his safe return. If you have seen him you may contact me at bjohnson@chebeague.net

The CPA is Now Hiring Chebeague Island Children's Workshop Instructor! Click here for details.

KK Hill is raising money to volunteer and help with an organization to provide services in Ghana - For every $5 in donations she gets your name will be added to a drawing for a handmade quilt by Nancy Hill. Please check out her website towards this opportunity.


October 2, 2007 - Busy Weekend coming: Saturday the Great Chebeague Golf Club's Frost Tournement combined with the Blanchard tournement will take place at noon followed by the get together afer open to all. Then at @ 7:30 pm the Library is sponsoring at the Hall Year of the Woman (link is in publisher so you may not be able to access it) by Kate Walbert Featuring Ellen Mulroney as Jeanette Rankin -First woman to serve in Congress, elected 1916 -Only Congressman to vote against both world wars -Amateur horseman, gardener and basketball player -Detester of war and the stupidity of war -Lover of peace...and pecan pies.

Sunday is the CIHCC BRUNCH from 11:30 to 1 PM - Adults $8 and children under 12 $6. Includes fried dough, stratas, quiches, etc.

October is International Walk to School Month!  Maine is celebrating with a kickoff event on October 4th and schools statewide will be organizing events like Walking School Buses.  This program is designed to foster a healthy lifestyle which can reduce childhood obesity, and it's a lot of fun!  Our Walking School Bus will depart from the Historical Society at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4.  (The smaller Pre-Kindergarten Walking School Bus will depart from the Parish House at 8:00 a.m.) Everyone is welcome to join us for the walk and for breakfast at the school afterward. 

The final winners have been drawn for the CPA Calendar Raffle. They are, in order, the following: Sally Ballard, Bruce Riddle, Amy Rich, Bob Grant, Bob Grant, Ginnie Phillips, Ginnie Phillips, Beth Wiles, and Paul Cleary. Congratulation to all our winners! We thank all the businesses and supporters who contributed prizes and to everyone who purchased tickets. It was a huge success bringing in over $2300 to support such causes as theSchool Healthy Lunch and Snack program, fieldtrips, and the development of the new Children's Workshop Program. A special thank you to the Library for continuing to sell tickets and helping us with the drawing. Thank you everyone, for your continued support of and generosity to the Chebeague Parents Association and the Chebeague Island School.


October 1, 2007 - I have been working on setting up a website for the town and will be working on it over the next few weeks adding information including committees and boards. This is definitely a work in progress and there will be a lot of gliches as I learn a new software program. So click on the link above TOWN OF CHEBEAGUE ISLAND and if you are on a committee or board it would be great to get information from you. I will be putting together more specific links as I go along.
September 26, 2007 - Today in the paper there was an article about the Inn Being for Sale.

This weekend this website and any other sites which are hosted at the Library Server may be off for a few hours while some major maintenance is being done. If you are connected to chebeague.net it shouldn't affect your being able to get on line and going to other websites. Before calling about your internet being down please try to google or some other site. For those who go online to get their email through chebeague.net and do it through chebeague.org should bookmark the following address which will enable you to get your email when this page is not working: http://cwmail.mainelywired.net/chebeague/ - I just found out that if you go to webmail.chebeague.net you can also get there (I thought I knew everything)


September 25, 2007 - This weeks Town Update.

The Town of Chebeague Island Selectmen are looking for Volunteers for Cemetery, Comprehensive Plan & Finance Committee - If interested, please send a letter of interest to the selectmen. Letters will be reviewed prior to making appointments. Include: contact information, relevant experience and others boards you might be interested in should these be filled. For Comprehensive Plan Committee, persons with varied interests, i.e., conservation, land use, transportation, etc. are encouraged to apply.  Copies of a document describing the roles, duties, responsibilities and composition of each board are available at the town office.
Mail to:      Selectmen, PO Box 22, Chebeague, ME 04017
                        ATTN: Committees (or drop off at Town Office)
 Deadline is close of business Tuesday, October 9, 2007


September 24, 2007 - Vika and I just got back from driving from Utah - we left Friday afternoon and were back in Maine on Monday morning - we saw some beautiful scenery and lots of corn fields.

Those interested in "Cynnie's Group" are invited to attend an informational and planning meeting scheduled for 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 26, at John and Mary Holt's home. Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine will address the gathering. Those interested in the Hospice training, to begin in late October and take place on Chebeague, should bring their calendars with them so that training sessions can be scheduled. Supper will be available. Please contact John and Mary at 846-5040 if you plan to attend, or if you have questions.


September 20, 2007 - I know, school has been going on for almost a month but I have to share these photos taken by Marty of the first day of school.
September 18, 2007 - The third week of winners have been drawn for the CPA Calendar Raffle. They are, in order, the following: Bob Grant, Cassidy Jeffers, Joanie Moynihan, Bruce Riddle, Paula Delaney, Jackie Trask, and Cassidy Jeffers. Congratulation to all our winners! We have 9 more prizes and tickets can still be purchased at the library. The final drawing is this Saturday, September 22th.Thank you for your continued support & Good Luck!

There was an article "Bandwidth Envy" about high speed internet in Maine and talking about our efforts to get high speed on Chebeague.
September 17, 2007 - People have been asking about Marlon and how he is doing. He is paralized from the chest down and will be back this month to Cumberland from Boston but has been accepted into a program in Georgia in October. There are a couple of fundraisers going on right now. "MAR-MONEY""STAY STRONG" are on sale for $5.00 each proceeds are to help Marlon get a car he will be able to drive and the other fundraiser is a GOLF TOURNAMENT on October 7th at Val Halla.

This Tuesday is the School Committee Meeting - click here for the agenda.

Private Forester Rene Noel (working with the Disaster Plans on Cliff and Long Islands) will be coming to Chebeague this fall to assist property owners to clear fallen trees and thin tree growth. If you are interested in having your trees removed with your costs off-set by the value of your wood; please contact either (for questions or evaluation of your trees):
Rene Noel (207)892-6562 or rene@someforest.com or Alexandra Zaugg-Swafford (408) 356-0904 or alexandra@swafford.com .

Please click on link to read the notes taken during the initial meeting and evaluation of Chebeague for full explanation of the process; short term and potential long term forestry plans for healthy growth and fire prevention.

TOWN UPDATE for this week is now online.


September 14, 2007 - There was write up on page 12 in Working Waterfront about the Island Common's Yard Sale. There is so much to see on the Commons website maintained by Leanne Krudner including a monthly Calendar. I am in hopes of setting up a community website calendar similar soon.
September 11, 2007 - ATTENTION SWIMMERS! CRC POOL SCHEDULE Now through September 25th:
Tuesday, Thurs, Sat., Sun.       Adult Lap swim 7:30 am ­ 9 am
Tues, Thurs.                            Adult Lap Swim 11:30 am ­ 12:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday                     Adult Lap Swim  12:00 ­ 1:00 pm

TOWN UPDATE - Week of Sept 10th. There is a public hearing on September 19th regarding the CMP easement application - click here for the public notice.

The open house noted in the town update and on the website this week at the school will primarily be for parents and teachers to get acqainted and see how the first few weeks of school are going. There will be a Community wide open house later this Fall.

The second week of winners have been drawn for the CPA Calendar Raffle. They are, in order, the following: Arlene Dyer, Cheryl Pennington, Reuben Olney, Arlene Dyer, Ruth Slagle, Bob Halpin, and Ann Belesca. Congratulation to all our winners! We have 2 more weeks of prizes and tickets can still be purchased at the library. The next drawing is this Saturday, September 15th.Thank you for your continued support & Good Luck!

Sunday's Portland Press Herald had an article about the islanders exempt status and featured Chebeague.


September 10, 2007 - SPECIAL MEETING: Purpose: The Board of Selectman are dedicating Wed., September 12th, 7 pm at the Hall workshop meeting to primarily discuss the need and formation of additional town standing committee's and to continue development of their standard operating guidelines. Click here to see agenda!

The Historical Society Program, "Living and Working on Chebeague", originally scheduled for Monday, September 17, will be rescheduled to support attendance at the meeting regarding Affordable Housing on Chebeague, also scheduled for September 17.

This Thursday from 5 to 6 pm there will be an open house at the Chebeague Island School - There will be a Community open house in October when everyone (community, parents and students) will be able to see school work and projects in the making. The meeting this week will be primarily to get parents and teachers acquainted and to see how the first few weeks of school have gone.


September 8, 2007 - Congratulations to Greely and Nate Martin (quarterback) who for the second week in a row played an outstanding football game. See the article in the Portland Press Herald Once again, Greely's offense impressive. Also congratualations Greely X-country for 1st against Cape and Freeport with Dennis Johnson coming in 8th.

Please let me know if there are other athletic events that our children are participating in so that I can report on them.


September 4, 2007 - The first week of winners have been drawn for the CPA Calendar Raffle. They are, in order, the following: Mimi Beaupre, Ester Knight, Bill Marshall, Cindy Berrill, Brady MacLean, Carolyn Edwards, and Margo Miles. We have 3 more weeks of prizes and tickets can still be purchased at the library. The next drawing is this Saturday, September 8th. Good Luck!

Tonight is the Chebeague Island School Committee meeting at the school at 7pm. Click here for the agenda.

Click here for the Town Update for the week of September 3rd. Don't forget to make your tax check out to Town of Chebeague Island and not bank.

Kim Martin has another original painting "Two Daisies" for sale at Island Riches.


September 1, 2007 - Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the two firefighters killed Wednesday evening in Boston. One of them, Paul Cahill had been vacationing on Chebeague with his wife and two of his three children. He was planning on returning to Chebeague after his shift was finished yesterday morning.
August 30, 2007 - Information about this page - The library has been experiencing problems with their T1 line the last few days and as a result tthis page and other pages which are hosted at the library server have not been able to be accessed. If you have wireless through chebeague.net and have your home page as chebeague.org you may think that the wireless is down. If it says page can't be found then try google or another internet site which should work. You should bookmark http://cwmail.mainelywired.net/chebeague/ for your email if you get webmail through chebeage.net. You then will be able to get your email without going through chebeague.org. Sorry it is so confusing!

North Shore Selkies will be doing a synchronized swim demonstration at 1pm Sunday at the pool and that all are welcome to come watch.

"Chebeague takes first step toward solving problem" - article in the Portland Press Herald about the Chebeague Island Community Association buying its first house, a three- bedroom home on South Road which it plans to rent at an affordable price, probably starting in November,


August 28, 2007 - A change of schedule - the Chebeague Parents Association will start at 6 with their meeting and get together pot luck and at 7pm parents are invited to meet with School Board Reps to work on after school transportation issues.
August 27, 2007 - Here is the Update for the Town this week.

Tomorrow morning there will be a lunar eclipse of the moon. We will be able to see a portion of it. Click here for more information.

There will be a Robert White Celebration and everyone is welcome to join for a party in memory of Robert on Sunday, September 2, 2007 from 4pm to 7pm at 78 Pond Road, Chebeague. Drinks and food will be provided and RSVP not necessary. Any contributions you wish to make can be made to Cynnie's Group, care of the Island Council.

The CPA will be at the school starting at 6pm with pot luck and later at seven with representatives of the School Board to discuss transportation after school issues.


August 26, 2007 - One of Denis' friends received a serious spinal cord injury on an educational trip to Rome recently and is now in Boston recovering. You may remember Marlon who along with Denis and another friend Ryan, helped at Elizabeth 's wedding. There was a huge bottle drive last weekend on the mainland and they raised about $3000 to help Marlon with many things he and his family will need for his rehab and when Marlon comes home. Donations may be sent to the "Mighty Marlon Fund!!" c/o Julie Klippert, 25 Crossing Brook Road, Cumberland, Maine 04021. If people would like to make direct donations, please do so at any branch of Maine Bank and Trust in the "Mighty Marlon Fund."

Next bottle drive fundraiser for Marlon is September 8, 2007 at the Yarmouth Redemption Center;
708 Rt. 1, Yarmouth; 9:00am to 1:00pm.

After School Transportation: Tuesday, August 28 , 7pm at the Chebeague Island School, School Board will be a meeting to discuss and work out after school transportation issues for the 6-12 grades. Following the meeting at the school will be a CPA meeting at at the school.


August 24, 2007 - The Weather Service forecast indicates foggy weather conditions for tomorrow night. Therefore, the Maine Center for Creativity's new media art exhibit "Light House", originally scheduled to show Friday, August 24 at 8p on the side of the Cousins Island Power Plant has been postponed to Saturday, August 25 at 8:00pm. For updated information on the show please logon to www.mainecenterforcreativity.org  or call Jean Maginnis, executive director, at 207.775-3760, ext. 240.
August 23, 2007 - Today Jay and Jenny will be at the Stone Pier between 5 and 7 with Walter's boat which people are welcome to see. Unfortunately Walter was unable to make the trip this time.

The Chebeague Island School Department is now accepting bids for a True Refrigerator Cooler. The cooler will be sold as is, where is and without any warranty expressed or implied. For more information click here.

The Chebeague Island Yacht Club will hold its annual meeting at 1800 hours (6pm) on Saturday August 25 (this Saturday) at the Boatyard.

Raphael DiLuzio's digital art project scheduled to be projected onto FPL Energy's Cousins Island power plant Friday night has been rescheduled to 8 p.m. Saturday due to anticipated foggy conditions. The digital art project, called "Light House," is a live presentation of images projected onto the six-story power plant, accompanied by music broadcast on WCLZ 98.9 FM.


August 21, 2007 - The Town Update for this week - click here.
August 20 cont. - The presentation tonight by David Hill and Jerry Wiles was tremendous and nobody was hurt during the sharp shooting part. Some of the decendents of Billy Hill were in attendence.

Tuesday August 21--7:30 at the Hall--$5 donation at the door. The Celebration Committee will be presenting several media clips about Chebeague. The high light will be the recent Boston TV show, Cronicles filmed on the island in July 2007. In addition we will show the clip Chronicle made in 1992. Also showing will be Rachel Damon's documentary about lobstering starring Ray HAmilton, Bob Putnam, Mark Bowman amoung others. If time allows we will also show CBS Sunday Morning's stories about the Pilot Cracker!


August 20, 2007 - A reminder that tat the Hall tonight at 7:30 will be Jerry Wiles and David Hill giving a trick shooting demonstration along with a presentation about Annie Oakley and Billy Hill! Just kidding about the shooting but it should still be very interesting.
Refreshments will be served!!!
For more information click here.

Yesterday the Lifeflight Foundation came to the island and gave us all a wonderful demonstration of what they are all about. Mrs. Baldacci was here along with Elaine Clark, Maine Medical Doctors and lifeline foundation volunteers. One of their helicoptors left Lewiston and within 5 minutes was landing on Chebeague right behind the Island Market - what a sight. Here are some photos and a couple of movies of the event. They even presented a brand new difibrilator to the rescue donated by. As the helicoptor was landing they received the call about a serious accident in Skowhegan so they immediately powered up and left where they ended up taking two critically injured patients from the acident.


August 17, 2007 - On Friday, August 24 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm (rain/fog date Sat. Aug 25th) a Digital Video Art Show Projected on Six-Story exterior wall of Cousins Island Power Plant. For more information click here.

Note from the Town Office that the clam flats are open on Chebeague Island as of 11:00 am Friday afternoon 8/17/07, per the Department of Marine Resource. But mussel picking is not open on Chebeague Island.

Agenda for the August 21 School Board Meeting. Meeting is at 7pm at the school.


August 16, 2007 - A message from Anna Maine: I am selling white, yellow, lavender, bronze & maroon chrysanthemums from Estabrooks for $7.50 a piece. People need to order by August 26. Proceeds to support the Greely Field Hockey team. We will deliver. Please help break last year's record of 80 mums.Thanks!
Anna
Contact me: 846-4769 or armaine@smemaine.com
August 14, 2007 - Here is the Town Selectmen's Agenda for Wednesday and the Town Update for the week.

LifeFlight of Maine and Chebeague Island EMS will host a reception on Sunday, August 19th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Chebeague Island Community Center Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend this free event. They will learn about LifeFlight, meet flight paramedics and tour the helicopter.  These "flying emergency rooms" transport Maine most seriously ill or injured patients.  Special guests will include Mrs. John Baldacci and Dr. Bud Higgins, Vice President of Medical Affairs from Maine Medical Center.  Light refreshments will be served. (See the poster)
 
FMI: Polly Wentworth 846-3171 or Chris Hamilton 785-2288

Cathy MacNeill took some great photos of the Great Gatsby Croquet and Lawn Party which are finally online. Thank you again to Howard Coffin and Pat Hatler for providing such a wonderful place for such a fun event and for being terrific hosts. 


August 12, 2007 - Florence Rich's shop Island Riches has expanded. Located at the West End near the wharf and includes many island artists and crafters. Kim Martin's original painting, "As Far as the Eye Can See", is for sale at the shop along with drawings, paintings and works of art by Linda Carleton, Barbara Hayden, Clint Jones and many more.
August 10, 2007 - Tonight at 6pm channel 6 news Paul Minor and Daisy will be featured.

The town can now register boats and give hunting and fishing licenses on the island now.

Cathy MacNeill has taken some wonderful photos of the play which may be seen by clicking here.


August 9, 2007 - There are still tons of raffle tickets available for the CPA September Calendar Raffle, with great prizes such as CASH, LOBSTERS, and GIFT CERTIFICATES for local businesses!  Prices are $5 each, or 5 for $20.  And remember that if your name is drawn, it goes right back in the drawing for the next day!  Contact Jamie Calthorpe at 846-9473 or jamiecalthorpe@aol.com for more information or to purchase your tickets today!  You can also visit us on Sundays after 11am outside the store for raffle tickets, T-shirts, note cards and cookbooks!  Drawings begin Sept. 1st.

Tonight is the first night of the hilarious play Dearly Beloved - 8 pm and there are plenty of seats left you can get at the door. Tomorrow night Friday, August 10, the playwrights, Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten will be on the island and at the Hall at 5 pm to meet people and talk about their play and writing. They will also be in the audience Friday night which should be fun.


August 8, 2007 - Update (docx format) (will add other format when I get it) from the Town has been posted along with information about this weekend's Hazardous Waste dump days.

Note from the Rec: The Great Gatsby croquet tournament and fundraiser for the Rec Center was a great success and lots of fun for all this past Sunday.  Andre Rogers won the final round, Eldon Mayer took second, Jane Frizzell third, and Ken Hamilton fourth.  There was lots of spirited competition and intense play on the field; the silent auction went well, and the live auction for the 12 stools that local artists turned into collectors' items was the hit of the day.
 
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success, thanks to Pat Hatler and Howard Coffin for the use of their wonderful yard for the event, and special thanks to Polly Wentworth, her friends who first schemed up the idea, and her committee who helped her produce the event.  The Rec appreciates all the hard work by all!
 
Thanks, The CRC Board


August 6, 2007 - The Gatsby croquet and lawn party was an incredible success - I am hoping to get some photos of to share later.

Chebeague Through the Eyes of Other, August 21, 2007 7:30 pm, Chebeague Island Hall. Main premier showing of Chebeague Cronicles as presented by Boston Channel 5. There will be other short films pertaining to Chebeague shown on this night too. Refreshments will be served. A small fee of $5 will be charged to help fund next years island celebration. For more information, call Gail Miller 846-4369, Donna Damon 846-5140, or Karen Hamilton 846-6518.

August 11 concert at Chebeague Methodist Church by Quintopia Brass Quintet.  The concert starts at 7 PM and admission is free. Quintopia, which played to a packed church here last September, comprises five local musicians:
Michelle Kingston and Catriona Shepherd - trumpets
Yvonne Mumm - horn
Meg Hausman - trombone
Eric Sanborn - tuba
They offer a pleasant mix of Classical, Jazz, Dixieland, and Broadway music arranged or written for brass quintet.  The brass quintet is a wonderfully flexible group allowing the musicians to perform music of varying styles and time periods.  Be sure to be there for an evening of fanfare and fun.
 
P. S. August 11 is also the last night of the Chebeague Players production "Dearly Beloved" so music lovers should plan to attend the play on an earlier evening.


August 4, 2007 - Private Forrester Rene Noel will be coming on this Tuesday (8/7th) 7:30 am boat to look over the downed trees on the island.  If you would like him to evaluate your trees, you may call Alexandra Zaugg Swafford at 846-4985 to be added to the list.

As of last night there were 15 spots still open for playing croquet tomorrow so hurray and call the Rec to register 846-5068.


August 3, 2007 - The Gatsby Croquet Tournament is fast approaching and there are 19 spots left for the tournament for Sunday 12 - 4 at the Coffin Estate. There will be so much more: Food, ice cream, karioki, games, silent auction items and our artist decorated STOOLS! Click here to see a sampling of some of the stools which will be on Auction. Besides the wonderful stools we have are a growing list of Auction items which you may see here.

The Chebeague Island Community Association's Housing Committee is now in the process of buying a house that will be made available to an eligible year-round family as Chebeague's first "affordable" housing. For more information click here. Anyone wants to donate money they should make a check out to CICA, with "affordable housing" on the memo line, and send it to Cheryl Stevens.

The Library Exhibit this month is of work by Luke Rothschild. You can read his biography and about his passion for art right here. I will be adding photos of his work later.


July 31, cont - The Island Commons are having some major events coming up including the 10th Annual Yard Sale this Saturday, August 4th from 10-2 at the Chebeague Hall. The Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Benefit at Khatmandhu is Sunday, August 19th. For more information Click HERE!

Tickets for the Chebeague Players' production of Dearly Beloved are now on sale at the CRC. All tickets are $10 each. There are a limited amount of numbered seats for all performances. There will also be general admission at the door. Performances are August 9, 10, and 11.

The LAST catered dinner at the Orchard Inn will be Friday 's August 3rd, 8PM seating. For more information contact Neil or Vickie at 846-9488.


July 31, 2007 - Notice of Public meeting of Selectman at the Public Safety Building August 1, 2007 at 7pm. Click here for agenda. The July 30 Weekly Town Update click here.

Great Chebeague Island's Great Gatsby Croquet Tournament and Lawn Party to benefit the Chebeague Recreation Center is this Sunday, August 5th from noon ­ 4 pm at the Coffin/Hatler estate at 65 Juniper Lodge Road (up hill across from Clam Shack). Everyone is welcome! Picnic lunches ($8 each), ice cream cones, cold drinks, Silent Auction with lots of great items, Live auction of 12 uniquely-decorated stools, Kissing Booth, Karaoke-Dokey booth, and of course, the Croquet Tournament. As of 7/31/07, there are 25 spots left for players. Call now! 846-5068 or e-mail crc@chebeague.net
Fun for everyone! Please come support the CRC and have fun at the same time. Bring your lawn chair, blanket or parasol! Hope to see you there!

Bob Marley is coming back to the the island! This Saturday Night Aug 4th at the Recreation Center- benefit for the FIRE DEPARTMENT- 8pm - $15 and are on sale at Dianne Calders 846-4176, Tom Calder 846-8758 or at the Clam Shack 846-5046,

BULKY WASTE WEEKEND -August 4 - 5 - 9:30 am ­ 3 pm  (Only) WHAT CAN BE THROWN AWAY: Furniture, Beds and mattress, TV, Microwave, Plumbing items, Metal items, Building debris, Regular Household Trash, Tires (must not be on rims) Household appliances (not including items that have Freon, bring those to Hazardous Waste Day on August 11th) (list)


July 30, 2007 - The Music Man Show was wonderful and I have downloaded many photos from the production taken by Rachel. It was standing room only both nights.

There was an article today in the Portland Press Herald about the Sherriff's Department officer on Chebeague, Scott Secord and also Long Island's officer.


July 27, 2007 - TONIGHT - 7:30 - MUSIC MAN! tomorrow night too!
July 26, 2007 - Latest Town update has been posted.

There are some Historical Society items coming up in August and September which you can see about by clicking here. Jim Millinger: Chebeague Island? Where are we in 2007? Book Signing and Discussion Monday, August 6, 2007 - 7:30pm at the Museum of Chebeague History.

Ch 5 was here a few weeks ago filming an updated chronicles and it is schedule to air this Monday at 7;30, Ch 5, Boston.


July 25, 2007 - Tonight a performance by Dianne McPherson at the Hall - click here for more information.

Reminder! Tonight the Selectmen's meeting is at the Recreation Center at 7 - to set the Mill Rate.

This Friday and Saturday night at the Hall is the Children's Theater MUSIC MAN!

WANTED: Able bodied volunteers willing to climb ladders are needed to help decorate for the Great Gatsby Croquet Tournament and Lawn Party. The decorations will be readied in advance, but will need to be put in place at the Coffin/Hatler Estate on Sunday morning, August 5th. Please contact Mary Holt at 846-5040, if you are able and willing to help "set the stage" for a wicket good time.


July 21, 2007 - Public Meeting Notice - the Town of Chebeague Island Board of Selectman are having a special meeting to set Mill Tax Rate - Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 7 pm at the Chebeague Recreation Center. The Town of Cumberland Assessor Bill Healey and the Cumberland Town Manager, Bill Shane, will be presenting tax rate calculation information on behalf of the Town of Chebeague Island, consistent with the adoption of the Town of Cumberland's valuation of real estate under Article 47 by the Town Meeting. Public is invited for public comment, prior to voting a recommended tax rate.
July 20, 2007 - The library is hosting an Art & Antique silent auction this Sunday July 22,nd, from 5-7 at the Hall. Early bidding is possible right now at the library. Bid on a treasure, enjoy visiting with neighbors and friends, enjoy a glass of wine and some hors d'oeuvres and support the Library. Items are now on display.

Tonight is Harry Potter Sleepover & Breakfast at the Library. Reading from the new book at midnight and delicious Hogwart's breakfast on Saturday morning. Contact the Library for more information 846-4351.


July 17, 2007 - The CRC invites everyone to The Great Gatsby Croquet Tournament & Lawn Party on Sunday, August 5th from noon to 4 pm at the Hatler/Coffin estate on Juniper Lodge Road. There will be a croquet tournament, boxed lunches, ice cream, games, a Silent Auction, and a live auction of wooden stools uniquely decorated by individual island artists. Lots of fun for the whole family!
 
For more information, please see the CRC web site at http://www.islandrec.net or call 846-5068, or e-mail crc@chebeague.net

Casco Bay Lines is offering some great excursions and times for people to utilize their trips and boats. Click here for more details!

Just received this weeks Town Update! Click here or go to Town of Chebeague above.


July 15, 2007 - There will be a Selectman's meeting this Wednesday at the Hall at 7 pm.

Today, Sunday, the Arts & Craft Fair will be at the Island Hall from 10:00 until 2:00 benefiting the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center.

The Town of Chebeague Island office now has high speed internet which should help them considerably and I have been adding email addresses as we set them up. To see a list of email addresses go to Town of Chebeague Island above or click here. I have also added the office hours for the next two weeks. A couple of things to note is that there will be evening hours on Thursday and The only time new Registrations may be done are on Thursdays from 1 to 4 because Cheryl Buxbaum is the only one the State will allow to do them at this time. There will be a Selectman's meeting this Wednesday at the Hall at 7 pm.


July 14, 2007 - Chebeague Island Community Sailing School is selling some sail boats donated to them and the all proceeds from selling these boats will benefit the Sailing School. Click here for more information and contact Bob Earnest at 846 0924 to learn more.
July 11, 2007 - Tomorrow night the CRC is having an Investment Workshop presented by Eldon Mayer. There will be four sessions July 12, July 19, August 2, and August 9 and goes from 7:30 to 9:30. It is free, but tax deductible contributions to the Chebeague Recreation Center are appreciated. You can click here and learn more.

Hansens Well Drillers will be on the island today to look at well sites. If you haven't already made arrangements please call my cell 939-9643 so we can look at the site.


July 10, 2007 - Tonight the School Board will meet at the school at 7pm. If you click on the Town of Chebeague Island above you can find more information about meetings, agendas and minutes as they get posted. The agenda for the meeting is there or you may click here.

The Chebeague Town Office Update for week of July 9, 2007 - click here. There will also be a Special Town Meeting Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm at the Hall.

Public Safey Informational Meeting
 
Topic: Meet, Greet and ask questions of your local law enforcement officer
 When: Thursday, July 12, 2007
 Time: 7:00 PM
 Where: Chebeague Island Community Center
 Host: Scott Secord, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
         Doug Ross, Chair, Public Safety Transition Subcommittee


July 8, 2007 - 1st Annual Quadathlon was held this morning with a light drizzling rain and what fun it was. Thank you to Gail Miller and crew for setting this up and making it work! There were six or seven teams and we had one person doing all the events. Click here to see some photos!

CBITD Sponsored Island Meeting This year, CBL is hosting its summer island meeting in the evening on the Bay Mist, leaving Portland on Tuesday, July 17th at 5:30pm, sailing to each island to pick up island residents who would like to join us at the meeting, and then docking at Cliff Island to conduct the meeting. The following is a detailed schedule of island stops for pick-ups:


July 7, 2007 - Don't forget the Quadathlon is Sunday, July 8th at the Chebeague Boat Yard. 1/4 mile swim, (1/8 mile under age 15) 1/2 mile row (1/4 mile under 15), 2.3 mile run and a 4.6 mile bike. Prizes for Teams and Individuals - $5 each team member or individual. Call the Rec Center to pre-register 846-5068.

Today is Tom and Liz (Elizabeth Hill) Wedding and we are all hoping for no rain.

Last Thursday night was the Ice Cream Social at the Parish House followed by a concert at the church and there was standing room only - and lots of fun! See some photos from the night.

The Grange Thrift Shop's Grand Opening is this Tuesday, July 10th.  Clothes, shoes, linens, housewares, toys, small appliances, and "whatnots."  Open every Tuesday from 9:30- 12 noon and again from 7-8pm.


July 5, 2007 - Tonight is the Ice Cream Social at 6:00 with Whalers, choir and children singing at the Church!
Tomorrow - So You Think you know Chebeague? Friday, July 6, 2007 - 7:00PM - at the HAll - Come and Watch! Play the Game! - Sing-a-Long with Tom Adams!

Results of the House Decorating Contest:Celebration Committee
House Decorating Contest First Prize: Barbara & Rodney Hamilton, Second Prize: Binkie Boxer and Lynn Priest, Third Prize: Pam and Brad Smith

Honorable Mention: Deb Bowman, Donna & Doug Damon, Virginia & Tom Calder and Melanie and Barry Riddle

Neighborhood Category: Coleman Cove

Organization Category: Tennis Club

Judges Special Mention: Ruthie


July 4, 2007 - HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Today NPR will be featuring the newest town in the country - Chebeague Island.

Lots happening today check out the photos: 4th of July FUN RUN
4.2 MILE ROAD RACE
PARADE


July 3, 2007 - A reminder that there will be a Memorial Service for Tom Rothchild at 3:15 on Sunday, July 8th at the Chebeague Methodist Church with a reception at the Parish house to follow.

I have added more photos of the first day of the Town taken by Beth Dyer - click here to see the concert at the Store.

I have some more notes from the new Town of Chebeague - click here to read the latest updates - they will answer your questions about shellfish and mooring licenses, vehicle registrations, fishing/hunting licenses, boat licenses, and Planning Board/zoning Board of Appeals oportunities.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: Board of Selectman, Friday, July 6, 2007 @ 4pm - 5:30 pm at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center. The Town of Chebeague Island Board of Selectman will be holding its first public meeting as noticed above. The purpose of this meeting is to address organization and procedural matters and to receive informational items from the Town Administrator.

Agenda: 1. Opening Remarks: Each Selectman will express their respective comments. 2. Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman. 3. Regular Meetings: place, time and frequency. 4. Receipt of Information items from Town Administrator.



Note for Chebeague.net customers: We will be offline for about an hour sometime after 10:30 while we upgrade the modem at the Chebeague Inn.

July 2, 2007 - Last night was the best fireworks I have seen in a long time and check out this photo taken by Jen Belesca as proof - they seemed to go on forever and were all spectacular. From the East End to the West the shore line was full of people all enjoying the show - I wish we could do it every year.

The events for this week:
Monday, tonight Jerry Wiles "The Magic Year, 1787" 7:30 at the Hall.
Tuesday - Pot Luck Supper 5:30 followed by a Contra Dance 7:30 at the Hall
Wednesday - Fourth of July - fun run 8:30, Road Race 9, parade starts 11 at the hotel, Picnic 12:30 Chandlers
Thursday - Ice Cream Social 6:00 (NOTE TIME CHANGE) Parish House, Whalers, Church Choir and Children's Concert 7pm Church
Friday, July 6 "So You Think You Know Chebeague" game 7pm Hall followed by a sing-a-long with Tom Adams and Linda Ewing
Sunday, July 8 Quadathlon 8:30 Boatyard (The Blessing of the Fleet scheduled has been postponed)


JULY 1, 2007 - TOWN OF CHEBEAGUE ISLAND

The first day started with a Sunrise Service at the Boat Yard with our new minister to the island, Linda Brewster.

The First Town Meeting opened with a Welcome by John Martin, pledge of Allegiance and singing of the Star Spangled Banner led by the Whalers. Introductions of the Secession Representatives, Transition Committee and Secretary, Administrator Ron Grennier, Superintendent Alton Hadley (Bump), and Town and School employees. There was a presentation of Legislative Sentiment to Sessession Representatives by Meredith Strang Burgess and and Reading of a proclamation from the governor by Senator Karl Turner. There were greetings from Jamestown presented by Beverly for Philip Johnson (Virginia resident and summer resident). Each transition committee member and their secretary Beth Howe received a 400 year commmorative silver dollar coin. Swearing in of Susan Campbell, Town Clerk and then the Selectmen, School Board and Assistant Town Clerk took place. The meeting was called to order and Herb Maine was elected moderator and the meeting began. I have taken lots of photos of the day - click here.The meeting ended at about 12:50.

The Chebeague Island Town Office will be open starting July 2nd. The first two weeks of operation are as follow: Monday and Tuesday 7/2 and 7/3 from 8am to 5pm. Wednesday July 4th closed, Thursday 7/5 12pm to 8pm, Friday 7/6 8am to 12pm. Next week Monday through Wednesday 7/9, 7/10 and 7/12 8am to 5pm, Thursday 7/12/07 12pm to 8pm and Friday 7/13 8am to 12pm.

The office is ready to register island and mainland vehicles with the help of Cheryl Buxbaum. They ask your patience as they continue to set up the new office. Remember that the Town of Cumberland will be helping by issuing all mooring permits, shellfish licenses, and Stone Wharf permits until 12/31/07. If you have any questions about services that they can assist you with please call the Town Office at (207) 846-3148. Office hours will be posted every two weeks until we find out what the Tow

SCHOOL COMMITTEE: The first meeting of the School Committee is July 3, 2007 - 7PM at the Chebeague Island School. Click here for Agenda. We also have a schedule of School Committee Meetings for the 2007-2008 year.


June 29, 2007 - Message from the Rec: Sorry for the Inconvenience - Outdoor movie night at the ball field has been postponed due to logistical problems New date: August 18 - If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact Sarah in the CRC office. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you have fun celebrating our independence with all the other great activities planned!

From the Celebration Committee: It looks like the fireworks are a going to happen but we do need more donations toward them. A reminder to all boaters - there is a Coast Guard Regulation that all boats stay at least 500' back from the fireworks while they are happening and the Coast Guard will be patrolling so make sure you are in compliance. The fireworks begin between 9 and 9:15 on Sunday, July 1st!

The show last night was terrific so if you didn't see it last night come on out tonight - starts at 7:30 and we promise it will be cooler than last night!


June 28, 2007 - We are still $3000 short on the fireworks - contributions should go to Chebeague Island Council, c/o Gail Miller Treasurer, 36 Fenderson Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017. They are scheduled to go off at 9:15 from a barge near Bangs Island.
June 27, 2007 - Stacy would like to remind everyone that auditions for Dearly Beloved are this Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Island Hall. We will be reading from the script. Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesdays 7-9 PM and Sundays 2-6 PM. This is a play, not a musical! I encourage all who are interested to stop by ~ this is a very funny show, filled with great characters!! Come and join us!! Questions? Please call Stacy Stewart 939-7923 or email at ycats8722@yahoo.com. I look forward to another great production with the Chebeague Island Players!!

June 26, 2007 - Mark Dyer and his crew, Ken Pelton and his son, many volunteers were all working away at the new Town office and this afternoon the CMP crew prepared poles for flags to be flown along the center where residents there are flying flags for the celebration, many in memory of someone special. Photos of the Town Office workers. Friday, June 29th is the last day to sign up for house decorating contest - Call Gail Miller 4369, Ester Knight 4178 or Karen Hamilton 6518.
June 25, 2007 - The Voter's Guide is now online - so click here. The Warrant has been mailed out today but I was incorrect about the ordinances, they will not be mailed out. but are all available online.

A huge event that is happening this week is the play Chebeague Island Fact and Fiction and How the Cricks Came to Be will be on THURSDAY and FRIDAY night at 7:30 at the Hall - admission is $8 per adult $5 per child and proceeds go to the Historical Society! There are a lot of us learning our lines and getting prepared to have a great time - it is a great way to learn a little history about Chebeague.


June 24, 2007 - This morning there was standing room only at the Church where Glen Coombs gave his last farewell address to the community. A reception followed where we all got to say our goodbyes to Glen, his wife Cindy and daughter Emma. They assured us that they will be around this summer and in fact are the Grand Marshalls of this years 4th of July Parade. Thank you Glen for everything.

Today at 1pm the Recreation Center was full and after lots of motions and appreciations Steve Moriarty was sworn in as moderator and nominations from the floor were taken for the five Selectman and School Committee. The votes are in for Selectman and they are for the three year term Herb Maine and Mark Dyer, the two year term, Chris Rich and Leon Hamilton and the one year term Donna Damon. The School Board will comprise of Carol White and Gerry Wiles for the three year term, Jen Belesca and Ken Pelton for the two year term and Bev Johnson for the one year term. Click here to see photos from the elections.


June 23, 2007 - I have included the Chebeague Education Subcommittee Final Status Report - June 2007 and also added Loretta Hamilton to the list of candidates who want to run for School Committee.

The Orchard Inn is offering dinners Friday and Saturdays in July and August - click here for details.


June 22, 2007 - The Warrant and the Ordinances are available to review online. This has been nine months of very hard work by a dedicated group of Chebeaguers. I wish to thank the committee and all their subcommittees for a fantastic job. These will be also available in hard copy next week and will be sent out to all voters.

SELECTMEN AND SCHOOL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS! This Sunday, June 24th, 2007 1:00 PM at the Chebeague Recreation Center. We will be electing five Selectman and five School Committee members. There are a number of people who are running for these positions and all you need is to be nominated from the floor on the day of the election. The doors will be opening at 11:30 so get there early.

For those who are having trouble with the .doc format of the Celebration Week Calendar here it is in HTML.


June 21, 2007 - CELEBRATION WEEK CALENDAR!

Here is a message from the Education Subcommittee outline encouraging individuals to run for School Committee and also listing those who are running for the board.


June 19, 2007 - The Qunitopia Brass Quintet that so many people enjoyed last year will perform a free concert on Aug 11, 7:00 at the church.

Don't forget Vail and Al's 50th Wedding Anniversary this Saturday the 23rd at 5pm at the West End and please NO GIFTS! See you there!


June 18, 2007 - Next Sunday - June 24 - will be Pastor Glen Coombs' farewell service at the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church. Glen has meant a lot to our community and will definetely be missed. It would be great to see the church full.

Congratulations to James Hunneman (Polly Smith's son) who graduated this year after a recovering from a terrible accident. Click here to read the article in the Brunswick Times Record.

Maine Youth Orchestra (Caroline Summa is a member) is having a couple of summer fundraisers - click here to learn more .


June 15, 2007 - For those who are looking for information about the Historical Society Trip this Fall click here. They still have 2 cabins on the September sail and slots on the October overland trip.

I just received a message from Jim Kramer. who is the provisioner here at Whole Foods Market Portland. He wanted to let everyone know they are offering a FREE delivery service to CASCO BAY LINES and WE PAY ALL FREIGHT CHARGES for the ferry service for groceries - click here for for more information!

The KomLosy families are inviting all to a memorial to Fred on June 23rd at 9 am - click here for details.


June 13, 2007 - This Saturday night 7:30 at the Island Hall is the Whaler's Concert "The Spirit of Chebeague" A Musical Tribute to Our Island Home!

Town of Chebeague Island T-Shirts are on sale for $10.  They come in light blue or royal blue.  Contact Karen Hamilton at 846-6518 or you can buy them outside the store on Saturday June 16 from 2-4 pm.  Sizes are small to XL.  I have a few XX for sale (cost is $12).

Islanders have received the Citizens' Guide to Chebeague Island Municipal Elections which are going to be held Sunday, June 24th, 2007 1:00 PM at the Chebeague Recreation Center. We will be electing five Selectman and five School Committee members. There are a number of people who are running for these positions and all you need is to be nominated from the floor on the day of the election. The doors will be opening at 11:30 so get there early.


June 9, 2007 - TONIGHT - Historical Society Annual Meeting, 7:30 pm "Island Celebrations from Settlement to Present" at the HALL!
June 3, 2007 - The service for Theo is at 1 today at the Chebeague Church.

Don't forget the first REAL rehearsal is today starting at 3 at the Historical Society for "Chebeague in Fact, Fiction and Folklore." You only have to come for the time your scene is being practiced. If you don't know who you are or where you should be email Donna at publicservant1@chebeague.net. I know that I have to be there at 4 and then back again at 6.

For those of you who have chebeague.net email the email server was down from 11 pm to 4 this morning to make some valueable changes. To find out more about the email changes go to: http://www.chebeague.org/broadband/webmail/newmail.html


June 2, 2007 - The student from the K-2nd grade visited Secondwind Farm yesterday - check out their photos and their trip. See more photos and notes.

Chebeague.net is having problems today with the email page through Mainelywired.net and are working to correct the situation - Sorry about the problem.

Roger Holt asked me to pass on this note about Cynthia Sheketoff: "I know she has been a source of strength for myself and many others on Chebeague Island. I would like to thank everyone who has been supportive to my mother and a source of strength for her. I regretfully can not attend my mothers services June 2. My heart will be there and with you all as this is a painful time for many of us. As, I will be unable to attend the service I respectfully ask that anyone attending please send any pictures or tapes of the service to my adress: 1534 Avacado Ave., Melb. FL 32935. It would greatly be appreciated. Thank you again for your concern and love for my mother, I know she appreciated each and every one of you.


June 1, 2007 - The CIHS group all returned late Monday evening, full of Aegean sun, sea and scrumptious Turkish meals aboard our boat the Paluko. We made it back to Chebeague thanks to a late night assist from Greg Riddle and Britney Bernier who came across to Cousins in Greg's boat, after an appeal from Margeurite who came out to the bus station to organize us all. Thanks a million Greg and Margeurite. Here is a glimpse of the sun and sea with our intrepid Chebeague Librarian, Deb Bowman, taking off from the Paluko for a paddle along the coast of the Greek Island of Symi. For a glimpse of why we have rounded out since we left, there is a shot of just one dish from the many that our Captain Mazlum, the boat's cook and master chef, prepared fresh for each meal. The new Town of Chebeague was constantly on our minds and the CIHS group in the Town Hall, or bouleiterion, at ancient Priene in Turkey decided that the next group will need a Town of Chebeague flag to raise on the boat and ashore. There will be a full slideshow later in the summer, with tales from all of the CIHS's latest travel adventures to the shores and islands of Aegean Turkey and Greece. Click here to see a few photos!
May 31, 2007 - There will be a memorial service for Cynnie Sheketoff at the Church on Saturday, June
2, at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall.

Don't forget tonight is your chance to meet the new Superintendent at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center at 7pm.

Go to Transition Committee to learn how to see the budget information.


May 30, 2007 - A Memorial Service for Tom Rothschild will be Sunday, July 8 at 3:15 pm at the Church
Reception to follow at the Parish House.

Island Riches is opening its shop Satruday, June 2nd with hours 10- 4pm.daily and closed on Tuesdays.

Gormet Chef Chip Corson has asked me to include his menu online for people interested in his services.

Please note the correct date for the Public Budget Hearing Saturday starting at 8 AM.


May 29, 2007 - I have just added the Agenda for Wednesday's Transition Committee meeting online and there is a scheduled Public Hearing Saturday,June 2nd at 8 AM at the Hall. This is an opportunity to learn more about how the Transition Committee created the budget and determined priorities. They appreciate hearing your ideas and there is still time to make adjustments up or down before the Town Meeting on July 1st.

On June 24, Chebeague will hold a public meeting at the Chebeague Recreation Center to elect 5 selectmen and 5 school board members. It takes a while to verify each voter's elegibility so the doors will open at 11:30 AM - the meeting will start at 1 pm sharp. Anyone who is a resident of the new town and is 18 or over is eligble to serve. People can now let people know they are running, campaign, or just decide the day of the election. Someone can nominate you and if you would like to be a candidate it please don't hesitate to try. More information will be coming soon.

From June first through Sept 4 a good friend of mine, Dot Helling will be a member of an international relay team who will be running around the world in order to bring awareness and raise funds for drinking water. The Blue Planet Run will cover 15,200 miles, across 16 countries and 4 continents, 24 hours a day for 95 days to deliver an extremely urgent and important message: we can and must begin today to alleviate the catastrophic burden placed on over a billion people who, every day, must drink unsafe local water, or travel long distances on foot to search for safe water for themselves and their families. Dot was on the Olympic Torch Relay team with me in 1980 representing the State of Vermont. She is a long, long distance runner and has never slowed down since I've known her.


May 23, 2007 - It was a wonderful night at the rec and the kids performed spectacularly! Click here to see! Last night our graduating Seniors were honored, Zach Doughty and Katie Phipps as well as those who are moving from fifth grade to sixth, Anna Hamilton, Genny Dyer, Brennah Martin and Evan Boisvert.
May 22, 2007 - Tonight is EDUCATION APPRECIATION 6:30 to 8 at the Recreation Center!
May 21, 2007 - This photo is from ephesus! "It was a moving moment". The two look like Paddington Bear and Zsa Zsa Gabor in their fetching bonnets. The location is the gigantic communal Roman latrine in the middle of ancient Ephasus, right across from the city's magnificent, three-storey library. From here you could also have a direct view down to the harbor where boats arrived from all over the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.

Donna Damon was honored by the Town of Cumberland Town Council for her many years of service to the Town. They presented her with beautiful chair.

Town Council approvedVictualer's License, Class XL Restaurant/Lounge license, and Special Amusement Permit (music inside three days a week) for The Slow Bell Cafe for the month of June.


May 20, 2007 - Everyone is invited by Mihae Lee and Bill Purvis to a free concert to celebrate Spring and the memory of Tom Rothchild, Saturday, May 26th at the Chebeague Methodist Church at 7:30. Please check out the Notice.

Tomorrow night May 21st is the last Cumberland Town Council Meeting to be held on Chebeague. It will be at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center at 7pm. CLick here for the AGENDA.
SPECIAL CUMBERLAND TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.

Tuesday evening May 22nd, from 6:30 to 8 pm is Education Appreciation Night at the Chebeague Rec Center. Please come join us to celebrate our graduating Seniors and graduating 5th graders. There will be refreshments served and viewing of art work and & unit exhibits from 6:30 to 7pm. The music and recognition program will follow. We look forward to seeing you there and please pass the word that everyone is welcome!

Special message for everyone: Please come and join Vail and Al Traina at their 50th wedding anniversary Open House, Saturday, June 23, 5 - 7 P.M. 9 Deerpoint Road!

Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks - You can't have the celebration of a New Town without FIREWORKS! Donations are needed for the great fireworks display on July 1 at 9:15 PM that will be visible on the Southside of Chebeague from Hamilton Beach to Deer Point and all over Casco Bay. A professional pyrotechnic expert has been engaged to shoot off a colorful array from a barge (thanks to CTC) between Chebeague and Bangs. The fireworks are being funded through donations from the community - the more money the better the show. The Historical Cociety was the first donor for this historic event and Now you can help - send contributions marked fireworks, ASAP (tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law) to the Chebeague Island Council, c/o Gail Miller Treasurer, 36 Fenderson Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.


May 18, 2007 - Finally am able to put items online - have had some problems with my FTP and also have been working overtime to get waters on. Still many more to go - that lost week didn't help much! I managed last week to add lots of minutes for the transition committee which you can view by clicking on the Transition Committee at the top of this page. They are moving so fast and having meetings every day that it is sometimes hard to keep up - THEY ARE AMAZING and have made an incredible commitment!

I just got a note from Leila: "We are here overlooking the Aegean Sea after a comfortable trip through Munch. It felt good to exchange the rain and chilly weather for bright sunshine, olive trees and flowers at the Izmr airport. We might even be able to send all of you some photos of the group in action before long. Joannie said, as we looked out over the Aegean, "Isn't amazing how excited we all get when we see the sea". Would you be able to share the word around at Ed's morning ritual with Gene and others that we are all well and wish we had more of you with us.
love to all from the CIHS at Camp Ephesus


May 12, 2007 - Repairs will be made to the Library server this afternoon or Sunday morning and if all goes as planned, should be completed by noontime. However this means that this website will be down for a few hours. Please check back later in the day for the latest Island news. If you're using chebeague.net webmail, please go directly to www.mainelywired.net/webmail for your e-mail. Happy Mothers' Day!
May 5, 2007 - The rec center is still looking for volunteers to help paint next weekend - they also need drop cloths - The staging is up and it is ready for its new coat. If you can help please let Sarah know or contact David Keyes 846-1524.

CRC will be having a life guard training on June 16 &17 and June 23 &24 from 9-5. fee is $160. Participants need to attend all four dates to pass the course. Fee will be reimbursed for those that are hired to work at the CRC. We have 3 spots we need to fill call Sarah 846-5068 for more info or to sign up.


May 4, 2007 - The Transition Committee will meet at CRC at 8:30 AM Sun May 6 to discuss priorities, process, to do lists, and to review the Town's proposed government structure and any other business which may be brought before the committee.  As always the public is welcomed to come and participate.  We need your feedback!

The Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the Maine Youth Orchestra will again try to present Our Boy Hubert and the Wolf this Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 4:30 pm at the Freeport Performing Arts Center. For more information go to www.maineyouthorchestra.org - Caroline Summa will be playing the violin.

There is a service on Chebeague for Bob Parker tomorrow, Saturday, at 1:00 pm with a reception at the Parish House to follow.


May 3, 2007 - Transition Committee will meet at 5:30 tonight May 3rd at Sevee and Maher on Blanchard Road, Cumberland. First item is Executive Session to meet with the Town Attorney (5:30 to 6:30 approx) followed by 2nd agenda item - a discussion including but not limited to: process, future agendas, public input, public process, committee process and communication with Town Attorney.
May 1, 2007 - Sorry that I am so behind on posting - the storm has put everyone so behind and complicated a lot of things. A lfew homes and cottages are still waiting for power and CMP has been really great at getting us up a running. Last night the power was on Half Power for a few hours and that is worse than no power because it can do so much damage. Any item with a motor can be burned out at half power (refrigerators, pumps etc.)

Coming Soon!
A Chebeague Pageant for the 21st Century - Please come to an organizational meeting on Sunday May 7 at the MUSEUM at 6:30 PM. For more information click here! Please call Donna 846-5140 or Sylvia 846-4117--ASAP if you would like to participate.

Donna Martindale and her brother Mark have been busy down in Savannah Georgia creating a running a gift shop called Factors Cottage. They have now gone high tech and have a website where you can see many of their items and order them without a trip south. Check it out at www.factorscottage.com!


April 28, 2007 - Tonight at 7 on the Green Outdoors, channel 6 Bill Green will be featuring a crabbing trip with Ernie Burgess and Jessie Russo.
April 21, 2007 - For the month of May the wood dump will be open from 7:30 - 3:30 but you must enter through Littlefield Road by the Public Works Garage. Any size tree will be excepted in 4' lengths. I just added another group of photos of some houses hit by trees I took today and a few from David Hill from Monday.
April 21, 2007 - Still a few houses without power but things are getting back to normal. There was a wonderful article in the paper yesterday about the storm and featured Cinny! I have also added a few more little movie clips to the storm site.

A reminder that the Health Screening is taking place at the Hall today 9 to 11. The Council and the USM College of Nursing put on this $5 for cholesterol and $10 for tetanus and if you don't have your money it is free.

A service for Lib Ross is at 1 today at the church.

Town of Chebeague Transition Budget Workshop tomorrow at 2pm at the Hall.


April 20, 2007 - It is Friday and it has been quite a week on Chebeague. Early Monday the trees started falling and the power went out about 7 am. Trucks came over yesterday carrying equipment and telephone poles and the CMP crews and Lucas tree and verizon got to major work of slowly restoring power. They worked through the night. I have lots of photos of the damage and work and also the way the community got together to help each other. The Fire station was manned with the generator and thank goodness for the generator at the Community Center. Cinnie and other stayed there and there was a continual supply of food and helpers keeping the island fed. The Fire Department as well as others such as Jon KomLosy, Kim Boehm and many more kept going around the island pumping cellars, heating houses, making sure people were ok. It has been an amazing week. A few houses were by trees and quite a few cars were destroyed. Most of the spruce trees on Soule Road came down - at least a 100 but it is so hard to count. I am posting what photos I have so far but have to go to work now. If you were planning on having water on this week please contact us to make sure it was able to be done. We have a lot of flooded cellars and electrical problems to deal with. CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS and MOVIE CLIPS! I will be adding more photos as I get them when I have time and I have a lot more movie clips.
April 14, 2007 - If you are looking for something fun and fullfilling to do on Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13 we are looking for volunteers who love to paint or would do it even not. We need about 8 people for a couple of days to help paint the Gym at the rec center. If this is something you would like to help with please call the rec 846-5068 or David Keyes 846-1524 who is coordinating the effort. The rec will even provide lunch! We need to know if you are interested by the end of April .

Tonight we particpated Chebeague Island Council sponsored "stepitup2007" meeting at the Hall with special guest speaker Diane Cowen. If was fun learning about the life of the lobster and the possible effects of global warming on them. We saw slides of the lobster surveying which has been going on for many years on Chebeague by volunteers Beth Howe and Mac Passano. Earlier in the day community members including most of the children on the island painted rocks as part of the step it up day. Click here to see photos.


April 12, 2007 - I can't believe it - the snow easter bunny hasn't had a chance to melt and there is another wet snow storm as I type. Don't be surprised if the website is down later or tomorrow as they are expecting high winds and power outages and then again next Monday just in time for the Boston Marathon.

Boy were we happy to see that the Clam Shack is open again. If I had had batteries for my camera I would have taken a picture of the snow laden counter as Tracy passed me my pizza.


April 9, 2007 - Just a reminder:The Chebeague Island School Flower Power Sale is wrapping up. Please place your order for Summer Blooming Bulbs & Perennials with one of the CIS students, at the Library, or by contacting Jen Belesca. 50% of all sales go directly to CPA to benefit CIS field trips. Think Spring..we'll be digging in the dirt before you know it..let's hope so anyway!

April 8, 2007 - Sunrise service was beautiful with Reverend Glen Coombs and it was followed by a wonderful full breakfast cooked and served by Lois Armstrong, Sue Sawyer, Ken Pelton, and Allyson and Lindy Smith! Click here to see the photos.
April 7, 2007 - It looks like we are having a white Easter! The Chebeague Untited Methodist Church Sunrise Service is at 6:05 am East End Point- Dress warmly with breakfast to follow at the Parish House,! Easter Celebration at 10am.
April 6, 2007 - Yesterday we woke to no electricity and no school and the power didn't come on until after 1pm. We had about a foot of snow and the cold is going to last until Tuesday - Yuk!
April 4, 2007 - What a miserable April we are having so far as shown by the photo to the left. It is supposed to snow all night so I wonder what a mess it will be.

The Chebeague Island Council is sponsoring a "stepitup2007" meeting on chebeague to publicize the emerging threat that global warming poses to the world's environment and to us. It will be Aturday April 14th at 7:30 pm at the Hall and Diane Cowan, senior scientist at the Lobster Conservancy will be a guest speaker. Click here for more information.


March 30, 2007 - Suhail Bisharat plans the most wonderful trips for the Historical Society! There is no better travel guide around. There are a few spaces left for the May 17-May 28 2007 sailing trip in the Aegean between the Turkish coast and the Greek islands. For information on the 2007 Travel Trips to Greece and Turkey please click here !
March 29, 2007 - The Annual Grange Island Cleanup is scheduled for May 1 - 18th. Volunteers will be contacted in April for areas of the island to cleanup. If you would like to help in this endeavor please contact Dianne at 846-4176.

Sue Sawyer and Ken Pelton want to thank the community and especially Tom, Timmy and Tiffany who found their lost disoriented cat and brought her home.


March 27 cont. - OOPs, I forgot to let everyone know that tomorrow is Walk to School Day - Everyone will be meeting at the Historical Museum at 8 am and walk up North Road. Please come an help encourage physical fitness and raise awareness of how walkable our community is. Check out the sign!
March 27, 2007 - Congratulations to Ken Hamilton who was honored by the Cumberland Fire Department for 50 years of service and another congratulations to Ralph Munroe and Jason Hamilton for 25 years of service to the Fire Department. Monday night Polly Wentworth and Ralph Munroe were honored and given their five year pin for Chebeague's Rescue squad.

Time has come to be thinking about this summer's Summer Theatre!! Stacy has sent me the information and this year's production is not a musical. She has decided to try something new ~ a comedy! Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten. The cast consists of 4 men and 7 women (doubling): 11 total. Click here for more details! Audition Date: Saturday June 30th from 10-12, Island Hall - Show Dates: August 9, 10, 11


March 26, 2007 - I have just added three agendas for the Transition Committee meetings for this week. That is correct, after meeting on Sunday they will be meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We should all be thanking these dedicated people for their commitment to this incredible job! Each one of them have been putting in 20+ hours a week at time and even more. Mark Dyer, Carol White, John Martin, Doug Ross, Donna Damon, Steve Todd, Dave Hill, Leon Hamilton and Jim Phipps - Thank you!

Lida Munroe has the opportunity to be a People to People Sports Ambassador in Vienna this summer and is hoping for some help for the expenses. Click here to see her note.


March 25, 2007 - The party for Marlene Bowen was fabulous and is still probably going on.Tom Calder presented a plaque from the Fire Department, Debbie Bowman presented the first ever annual Seabury Volunteer Award and plaque and Nancy presented a clock with engraving and a gift certificate to Days Jewelry from the Rescue honoring Marlene for 32 years of service. Nancy, Polly and the rescue squad put on a fabulous feast with so much food from so many people. John Jordan, Mark Olson, Melissa Doughty, Josh Doughty, Gene Robinson, Gary Ross and even Med and Marlene played and sang!!! So many photos a few short videos to see - so click here.
March 24th cont - The dinner was a wonderful success We had four visiting fireman from Yarmouth who volunteered to come to Chebeague and help the Chebeague Fireman who who stayed back home from the Yearly Fire Department Dinner at Val Halla.. When I left lots of people were having a blast at Bingo! Check out the PHOTOS!
March 24, 2007 - Don't forget the Casserole dinner tonight at 6 a the hall followed by free BINGO. I have just added the agenda for tomorrow's Transition meeting starting at 8 (executive session) and 8:30 for public to join. Then lots of fun from 1 to 4 to honor Marlene in her 30+ years of Rescue service!
March 21, 2007 - Saturday at 6 pm the CIHCC is having another wonderful COMMUNITY SUPPER to benefit the Hall. Dinner is at 6pm $8 adults children under 8 $4. There will be Casseroles - garden salad - pies - beverages and FREE BINGO TO FOLLOW - The last one was a blast so come have some FUN!!!

Sunday, March 25, is a Special Retirement Party to honor all the wonderful years of service provided by Marlene Bowen - the whole community is invited and of course there will be Live Music to celebrate over 30 years of service to our island!!! 1 to 4 at the Hall - if you would like to help the rescue in its plans call 846-3171 or 846-4126.

MESSAGE from the Chebeague Parents Association: Enjoy a beautiful Garden this summer! Now being sold by the CIS students, Summer Blooming Bulbs & Perennials. 50% of all sales go directly to CPA to benefit CIS field trips. The Deadline is Wednesday April 11th, 2007. They can be ordered through a CIS student or at the Library. Please call Jen Belesca (846-1097) for more information. Thank you for your support!


March 19, 2007 - The education committee has posted the job descriptions and applications online for the school positions.

The deadline is coming up for the boat tie-ups and Bill Shane has asked me to post a letter about the tie-ups and how the registrations and money will be handled. Clilck here!


March 14, 2007 - Happy 50th birthday Doug Ross!

Note for Chebeague.net customers: On Friday, we'll be switching over to a new, more powerful T1 line from Verizon which we hope will give us more capacity for new subscribers while improving the signal for you, our current customers.We can't give exact times, but please expect one or more interruptions in service during the day on Friday, March 16th, for periods up to two hours.If you're experiencing difficulties after 6:00 pm please call us and we'll do our best to get you back online as quickly as possible.We appreciate your patience!

Also for those who are waiting for wireless on Chebeague: We will be scoping out the spots for making wireless available on the rest of the island. More information will be coming soon.


March 11, 2007 - Note from Donna Damon: As your Town Councilor I just wanted to send a quick note to let folks know that I am changing my email address. We are pleased with the personal service and tech support at Chebeague.net, so from now on please email me publicservant1@chebeague.net (same handle we just dropped aol and picked up chebeague.net). I welcome you questions and comments at anytime.

March 10, 2007 - AA on Chebeague
(Update)
It's March and the Chebeague Island North Road Kitchen Group is still here and going strong.  Just a reminder that our door is always open, and as always, your privacy is important to us.   Please contact us at aa@chebeague.net with any questions, concerns, or just to chat.  Remember, we have ALL been there, and now we are HERE, for each other. 
Meetings every Friday ~ 7:00 PM at the Parish House 
March 8, 2007 - This Saturday Greely Hockey Team will be playing in the State Championship against Brewer in Lewiston. Zach Doughty is on the team and we all wish them the best! Congratulations on winning the Westerns on Tuesday. I should also mention that our Basketball Team almost made it to States with one of the best records in years thanks to one of the top scorers - our own Matt McDonough (son of Laurie Wood). I should also say that the Indoor Track did very well and Dennis Johnson and Nate Martin getting lots of points for the team. Nate finished in the States as one of the top in long jump, 200, and 50. Dennis scored points in 800 and 400 throughout the season.

Caroline Summa is in the Maine Youth Orchestra playing the violin which she started playing because of a program started here at the Chebeague Island School. The Orchestra along with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra is putting on a concert for the whole famil this March 17, 2007. It is FREE for all children 12 and under at the Freeport Performing Center. Tim Sample is the narrator of "Our Boy Hubert and the Wolf" - for more information go to www.maineyouthorchestra.org.


March 5, 2007 - Reminder: the Transition Committee is still looking for job applicants for various town positions - click here.
March 4, 2007 - Tommorow is the "Lobster Dragging Hearing" in Augusta at the Civic Center at 9 AM. Hannah Pingree has written a note to all those affected and who are planning on attending - you can read it here.
March 3, 2007 - The library is having an African Exhibition with items Beth Dyer collected when she was in the Peace Corp from 1985 - 1987.

Many of you have already visited the library and seen the incredible wood work done by Doug Damon. He builds intricate scale working models using only wood! I have taken some photos from the exhibit and you can see them here.


March 2, 2007 - Big Snow Storm - school is cancelled! The CTC boat will run trips including the 6:15 weather permitting and the 8:45 and 10:30 will be cancelled. PS call Kevin at home 846-3171 for emergency situation.
March 1, 2007 - This school year the K-2 Chebeague Island Class has been learning about community and have had the opportunity to travel around the island and learn more about Chebeague. They have started a newsletter which they are excited to be sharing with everyone. I'm sure they would love hearing from people about their Social Studies work - Please click here to learn more.

Another reminder that there will be Community Public Meeting next Sunday - March 4th at 1 pm at Hall  - Community informational Meeting w/ Focus on Education presentation to community on Education. Click here to see the agenda!!

Marjorie Howard has been in the hospital and is doing well - the family has set up a website for her and is inviting friends and neighbors to check in and visit: So please click her to register. It only takes a second to register and then you can leave her messages which her children will print out for her.


February 27, 2007 - Katie Phipps, who attends Pine Tree Academy has asked me to pass on information about an upcoming fundraiser she is involved with to benefit the Senior Class Mission Trip to Guatamala - click here for more information.
February 25, 2007 - Today the transition committee has placed an ad in the Sunday Paper looking for job applicants for various town positions. The web site for more information and job descriptions is www.chebeague.org/jobs.

Last week the transition committee also started the search for a School Superintendent and you can see the job announcement and application material at www.chebeague.org/school. Community Public Meeting next Sunday - March 4th at 1 pm at Hall  - Community informational Meeting w/ Focus on Education presentation to community on Education


February 22, 2007 - Tomorrow night Saturday there will be a Community Party at Sanford's 6pm Potluck - come one come all!!!!

Sorry that the website has been down lately because of power problems at the Community Center. Hopefully everything is working now and will continue to be ok. For those who use squirrel mail for chebeague.net and rely on going through chebeague.org you should bookmark the mainely wired address so that when chebeague.org is down you will still have access. That address is: http://mainelywired.net/webmail/src/login.php.

I have just added another painting by Kim to her page which you may see by clicking here.


February 16, 2007 - Note: We just noticed that the ad for the Town Seal had the wrong email address for Donna Damon. It should have said publicservant1@aol.com. If you tried to send a submission or even thought you did please send it now to the right address. We are sorry for the mixup.

The transition committee is meeting in executive session this Sunday at the Recreation Center at 8:30am.

If you are with chebeague.net and are can't get your email for now you can go to http://mainelywired.net/webmail/src/login.php and make sure you put in @chebeague.net and then your password. We will get the link through chebeague.net fixed later today. Thank you and very sorry about the glitch in email service.


February 14, 2007 - Happy Valentine's Day - Note: The library is closing at noon - if there is a library emergency call Deb.

The snow started to fall about 5 this morning and it looks like it will become a big one. Schools all around are cancelled and the Transition meeting tonight has also been cancelled. This morning I counted 15 cardinals around our bird feeders click here to see some. We have also had a male pheasant hanging around the neighborhood and yesterday he brought a female with him for the first time - click here.


February 10, 2007 - Under Maine Voices, The Portland Press Herald ran an article by Donna Damon "Island schools don't fit consolidation mold."

A reminder from Donna that the town seal submissions are supposed to be in by February 15th. They don't have to be camera ready - they can be a concept drawing which could be worked on. Please contact Donna soon with your ideas at Publicservant1@aol.com.

Chebeague Children's Theatre is excited to announce its 2007 summer season!
Go to http://www.racheldamon.com and click on Chebeague Children's Theatre to find out more!


February 3, 2007 - Big thank you to all who participated in the 2007 Winter Festival. We had contributions from all over the community, far and wide. Big thank you to Marlene, Merideth, and Rich from rescue, fire and police who stood by and helped keep us all safe. Many, many cooks who made soups, chowders and chili. The winners all won wonderful prizes. In the Chili 1st was Jen Horner, 2nd Mark Bowman and 3rd Pam Pulsifer and Laura Summa. For the Soup, 1st prize was Arlene Dyer, 2nd Bruce Bowman and 3rd Debbie Bowman. For the Chowder 1st prize was Polly Wentworth, 2nd Andrew Todd and 3rd Ester Knight. We had about 10 entrants in the pie eating contest - what fun to watch! This year we had five plungers (Bob Earnest, Chip Corson, Scott Earnest, Anna Maine and Bev Johnson)- a few who had signed up were either not well or had another family comitment - maybe next year more people will join us, it is very refreshing and really not bad at all. The Rockathon had 5 rockers who raised over $1200! Click here to see images from all the events.
February 2, 2007 - Tomorrow at noon - Polar Plunge followed by the now famous Chili Chowder Challenge! I am looking for pledges as I have just started to soliciting - this is the ninth year (my eighth time going in the water) check out the photos!

Note from Donna: You may have read about Gov. Baldacci's school consolidation plan and wondered how it might affect the new town of Chebeague Island. The Transition Committee, the Island Institute and folks up and down the coast are asking the same questions.  Our situation is most tenuous because of all of our secession agreements re: sharing debt service, etc.  We just don't know what will happen should this or some other plan go forward.  There are several alternative plans. 

Bottom line the legislature can do anything they want to tweak or create something anew.

There will be a public hearing athe Augusta Civic Center on Monday February 5th at 9 AM  the first hour will be spent hearing the key points of various plans and then the the legislators will split up and listen to testimony.  We need our island voices heard and we need to be visible.  The Islands will be getting together in the lobby or whereever an island banner is hung between 10-10:15.  There will be stickers and the media will hopefully be there.  Anyone is welcome to speak and currently most islands are represented but feel free to tell your story.  We all know how important island voices can be.  Last year they really listened to our quest for local control.  We need to remind them of that because many of them heard our stories last year.  If you can't make it please contact any senators or reps. as well as the governor, because no one has thought of the islands to date.  We know that legislators listen.  When we are our own town we will not benefit from the Governor's plan tax wise and we will be back under the control of a mega school distric 5-6 times bigger than MSAD51.  If they didn't listen and we knew them, what would this mean?  Feel free to call me if you have questions.  Donna Damon 846-5140 cell 632-1387 or email me at publicservant1@aol.com I hope to see you on the 5th, which is also Leon Hamilton's birthday!! Send him a virtual birthday card.  He'll love it!


January 31, 2007 - MATH HELPER NEEDED at Chebeague Island School - Wednesdays 9 -10 am for students in grades 3-5. If interested please call Beth Dyer at 846-6522.

The Chili Chowder Challenge is coming up this Saturday and we can report we have lots of great prizes - Gift certificates at various restaurants around town! The plunge is also happening and I am again jumping in - can't wait to hit that cold water and get refreshed for the year! It is a great cause - The Teen Center.


January 29, 2007 - The skating has been terrific for the past week as seen in the photo. I have also added the latest minutes for the transition meetings and also the agenda for this Wednesday which will begin at 7 instead of 7:15. There were a lot of people at the Sunday meeting where we heard from the Budget Committee, Government services and Marine sub committees. There will be another meeting soon focusing solely on Education issues.

I have added some more websites to the Anchor Page - Sandra Rices Plein Aire galleries and Chebeague Clown College!


January 25, 2007 - Sanford's Skating Pond is open! Finally, we have some ice to skate on. Wednesday was the first day of skating and we hope to have more skating over the next several days. Just a reminder that Sanford and Mabel have always like the pond to be open weekday afternoons but not nights, so kids can do school work. Weekends will find it open Friday nights until 10, Saturday afternoons and nights (with usually a break at suppertime), and Sunday afternoons.  Teen Center and Pre-Teen Center nights take place at the pond instead of at the CRC whenever the ice is good. Volunteers to supervise afternoons at the warming shed are always appreciated so if you want to help out please call Sarah at 846-5068. Special thanks to Chedemption for donating funds to pay for equipment, maintenance, electricity, and phone service. This year's phone number at the shed is 846-0910. Come have some fun!

This coming Sunday at 1pm at the Hall the Transition Committee is having a public informational meeting. There was a postal patron mailing on Chebeague and for those who are not on the island at this time and would like to review the materials sent out I have them attached here:
Letter
Agenda
Notes
Charts


January 24, 2007 - Hey everyone! GREAT NEWS! Stephen and Sanford have deemed the POND IS SKATABLE! Carly and Sarah are bringing the Early Release Kids down there today from 1-3 pm and hope you all can join them down there! We now have to create a schedule of volunteer supervisors from the community. PLEASE CONTACT SARAH 846-5068 to volunteer - lots of times available.
January 21, 2007 - GOLF CLUB SUPERINTENDENT - "The Great Chebeague Golf Club is seeking a Superintendent to maintain the golf course, oversee equipment maintenance, and supervise summer help on the course.  Please contact Beverly Johnson at 846-4850 by January 30th for an interview."

The Transition Committee is having a contest to create a Town of Chebeague Island Seal - entries must be post marked or emailed by February 15, 2007 for more details click here!

The transition hiring subcommittee is having a meeting Thursday, 6:00pm January 25th at the Parish House to develop a hiring timeline and process for Town of Chebeague Island Employees.


January 20, 2007 - Don't forget the PASTA . - FAMILY BINGO NIGHT! Tonight 6pm.

Congratulations to Christy Phipps who is a Dove Dream Team Winner after submitting a story about overcomeing a challenging situation.


January 18, 2007 - Many people have been asking about Tom Rothchild. He is now at Peggies surrounded by his family with Hospice care to help with the pain. After being diagnosed in February, with Stage 4 lung cancer, he lived a full life through late summer into early fall and is so thankful for all the friends, summer and winter at his Chebeague home.

Note from Neil and Vickie: The Orchard Inn B&B will be open for at least one more season. Hope you will continue to send family and friends to come stay at our B&B this year.We plan to continue to host family reunions, retreats, small business meetings, dinner parties and even small weddings. Wishing you the best in 2007 and look forward to seeing you this spring.  As a celebration of our 15th year in business we are offering all islanders and their families  a 15% discount.  Also call us for any large events that you would like flowers.  Neil's cell 650-7168, Vickies cell 232-5099, or email

Reminder to start collecting your pledges for the Feb 3rd Polar Plunge.

Also the Greely Baseball Boosters is hosting Legends of Maine Baseball - Val Halla Banquet Center - Saturday February 3, 2007, 6-9:00pm


January 17, 2007 - This Saturday night the CIHCC is having a PASTA DINNER and FREE BINGO NIGHT - Dinner is at 6pm $8 adults children under 8 $4. Dinner first and stay and play BINGO if you like - all ages welcome.

The meeting scheduled for January 21st has been rescheduled for January 28th from 1 to 3 pm at the Hall. The Transition Committee will be mailing out a packet of information to be read over before the meeting.


January 13, 2007 - yes this time I remembered it was 2007! Tomorrow there is another continuation of the transition committee meeting from Wednesday. Again it will be at the rec center at 9. Click here to see the agenda or click on transition committee above.

I just added another painting Kim finished yesterday - I love it and it is called Stillwatch.


January 10, 2007 - Everyone is so anxious to sign up for sailing school this summer and I am happy to report that the forms and dates are now online. So go to the Sailing School Site and register!

The Historical Society has a website now about their upcoming trips to Greece and Turkey. Carly, our intern, has been creating the website for the museum which includes all the past exhibits and our upcoming events. For more info on Suhails' fabulous trips for the Spring and the Fall please click here.

Most everyone has seen Kim Martin's Chebeague Oils at the library and around Chebeague but now she has a website where you may see a lot more of her work. She has prints of her work available for sale and I am so happy to have a print of her "Marsh in Winter". Just go to www.chebeague.org/kim to see them.


January 6, 2007 - Happy New Year - Don't forget that you can view the agendas and approved minutes of the transition committe by clicking on Transition Committee above. As I get them, I post them, but sometimes I fall behind so if you are looking for them and don't see them please email me. The Transition Committee will continue their meeting of Jan. 3, 2007 on Jan. 7 at 9AM at the Rec Center.  The meeting will include an Executive Session re: personnel - pursuant to 1MRSA 405.6.A.1, which will begin at 9 AM.  The Committee may take up old and/or new business following the executive session. any discussion after the executive session is completed will be open to the public.

Everyone is asking about the wireless and where we stand now. You can click here you can see a map that shows in red all the installations so far. The one on the very west end is problematic and we are working on it to get it stronger. We received a good signal on Hope Island and that is a possible repeater site and Mrs. C is happy with her wireless and is happy to work with us to send it back to Chebeague. We are looking and working on finding a suitable site for a couple of repeaters so everyone can get the signal. We are even looking at tall trees and buildings and have tested lots of places. The church steeple is not high enough to catch enough of a signal from the hotel to enable us to send it on. We will be having Dave Tardy climb some trees for us soon to see if that would work and we have some other possibilities.


December 28, 2006 - Hope all are having a great winter break! We are looking for more plungers for the Polar Bear Plunge which is scheduled for February 3rd - I can't wait to feel the refreshing waters - this year it will be at the Boat Yard so look for more info.

A reminder that "an inconvenient truth" - documentary about Global Warming will be shown at the Hall - Saturday, December 30th at 7pm - popcorn and juice will be available. For more information - call the Library 846-4351February 16, 2006 - Today the Portland Press Herald reported on the tentative agreements between the Chebeague Representatives and the School District as well as the Town. There was also an article in the Forecaster about our separation from the SAD.

 


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