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Photo - by Jon Rich Sunset, May 17 of Houghton's Pond at the Golf Club. Click here for another view and click here for another fabulous photo.


May 21, 2022 - Carpet Services is coming out to Chebeague for our annual summer visit. Arriving on June 14th for two weeks of carpet, upholstery, and tile & grout cleaning. Looking forward to seeing everybody again!
Email : Carpetservicesme@gmail.com
call or text to 207-772-6225

May 19, 2022 - Message from May: Hi folks: We will be open this weekend for our first opening with our new menu. I hope you will come out and try some of our new items and re-experience some of your old favorites. We will be open for breakfast on Friday (8-10 a.m.), with eggs, pancakes, fruit, coffee cake, and cinnamon buns. We'll then open for dinner Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. and serve until 8 p.m., with the bar staying open until 10. No specials this week, as we are trying out our new menu and need to get through a learning curve. We will have at least a couple of flavors of ice cream and hope you'll make it out! Karaoke Saturday night starting around 8. Call ahead for takeout 846.3078

Chebeague School Spring concert is next Thursday, May 26, at 5:30 at the Hall. It is an arts night (art and singing). Everyone is welcome to come!

The Chebeague Recreation Center is hosting a Mini Golf and Pool Party on Saturday, May 28 from 1pm to 5pm. Free and open to the public. Join us at the CRC for an afternoon of mini golf and pool fun!
--- Volunteers Needed: Reach out if you want to design the mini golf layout or be one of the first to dip your toes in the pool! Learn more at ChebeagueRec.com.

A service for Bob Dyer will be June 18th at 11am Chebeague IslandCcemetery.


May 18, 2022 - Register now to walk or run in the Island Commons FATHERS DAY 5K! Get out, enjoy the day, and join us for a celebratory brunch at the finish line. This is an informal, fun event to benefit Island Commons. See you there!

Selectmen's Meeting tonight at 6pm on youtube and live at the PARISH HALL not Hall- click here for packet and agenda.


May 17, 2022 - Please join the school committee for a short presentation regarding the 2022-2023 budget on Wednesday, May 25th at 6pm at the Hall. Come listen and ask questions about the proposed budget that the committee has been working on since January. We will be voting on this budget at the Town Meeting on June 11th.

Announcement: A funeral service for Herb Rich will be held in the Chebeague Community Church, Saturday, June 4th at 11:30AM Followed by graveside burial.

For those who missed the Colin Woodard, New York Times Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Lobster Coast Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for the Forgotten Frontier Ellsworth Miller lecturer. Click here to see again or for the first time - it got started taping a little bit late.

Still Missing from Chandlers Wharf - one case (2 quarts) of Pesto on Friday May 13th - please call 207 400-2024 Laura Summa if found.


May 15, 2022 - Photo- by Tony Gorody of a Woodcock around Division May 15th. There were three of them in woods. They are sure hard to see!

NOTE - The response was overwhelming and HE IS ALL BOOKED UP- Maine Coast Window Cleaners, mainecoastwindowcleaning.com will be on Chebeague starting Monday, June 16 for approximately one week. Owner, Chris Leveris has serviced and pleased customers on the island since 2016. If you would like to schedule services including window cleaning, pressure washing and/or gutter cleaning, please contact Chris or Rachel at 207.319.5386 or mainecoastgroup@gmail.com. Don't delay, his schedule will fill up quickly!


May 14, 2022 - Still Missing from Chandlers Wharf - one case (2 quarts) of Pesto on Friday May 13th - please call 207 400-2024 Laura Summa if found.

TODAY Join the Chebeague Island Library for our Poetry Open Mic on Saturday May 14th, from 2-4 pm.

School Committee Meeting,, Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm - see agenda.

Message from the Dyer family: "If you don't have 20 minutes don't stop" and he certainly never did. Bob Dyer passed away peacefully at the Island Commons this morning and now, knowing him, is probably out for a sail in the Maybe with the love of his life Beverly Dyer.
Thank you so much for the love and support from the Island Commons, Chebeague Island Fire and Rescue, Chebeague Transportation, and of course this wonderful community. We couldn't do it without you.
Details for a service will be decided in the weeks to come.


May 13, 2022 - Dr Heidi Larson is coming to the Wellness Center TODAY, Friday, May 13th from 9:00 to 11:30.

May 12, 2022 - TONIGHT- STONE WHARF Meeting: 6pm at HALL - Parking and traffic flow.

Report from our island meterologist, Bill Danielson's: The first one-third of May has been cooler than normal, as everyone has noticed. But that's about to change! Click here for graph!

Message from May: "Hi folks: As many of you know, we are struggling to find staff to open this summer. This weekend, May 14-15, the 5 staff we do have will be spiffying up the Slow Bell, tidying up inside and out! If you'd like to come out and give us a hand, we will be there with scrub brushes, paint, brooms, the works, from 10 a.m.-2p.m. Saturday. Your reward? Free pizza and sodas for all who put in some time. Cheryl Hillicoss will also be there with applications and hiring information and we can conduct on-the-spot interviews for anyone interested. Only want one or two shifts a week? Let's talk! Want full time work? Let's talk!"


May 11, 2022 - TOMORROW - Thursday, May 12th 6pm at the HALL- Stone Wharf discussion focus on Parking and Traffic Flow! Click on STONE WHARF to learn more and see what has been discussed in the last 3 meetings.

Message from the Commons: At this time, we are seeing a surge of Covid-19. For this reason, over the next two-weeks, all of Island Commons visits will be conducted outside. Thank you for your cooperation!

The Red Studio at the Island Commons will officially open for the season Saturday, May 28, from 10 until noon. We still are busy organizing a winter’s worth of wonderful donations and have postponed a “soft” opening. We’ll be ready for business soon. Come see the treasures on display Saturday, May 28.


May 10, 2022 - Photo- Roses taken by Jon Rich - sunrise May 10, 2022. Click here for another and click here for another!

The Historical Society shared this note: "Just a reminder that past Historical Society lecture videos are available on our website. Lectures starting in 2020 through just last month can be viewed. We are so grateful for David Hill and Bev Johnson's collaboration and digligence in making the video recordings in real time and sharing."
https://www.chebeaguehistory.com/miller-lectures-recordings

Update from Leanne Libby for Tom Calder: As many of you know, Tom fell at one of his jobs just over a week ago. He ended up with multiple cuts which required stitches and two broken ribs. The ribs are slowly getting better and some of the stitches have been removed. He did end up with an infection in one of the cuts and has been on an antibiotic for a few days. He returned to his doctor yesterday and that cut looks better. The doctor feels he has a soft tissue injury to one of his legs which still hurts like crazy! He and I both wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to all who have donated to his Go Fund Me page. This has allowed him to be home to rest, let everything heal and not have to worry about getting himself to work in order to pay his bills. There have been 99 people donate to this fund and every time I look at those names I get tears in my eyes realizing that so many people have donated that we worked for as teenagers and then as adults at their properties. So to our family and friends we couldn't have done this without all of you and for that we will be forever grateful. Sending hugs to you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping Tom get through this. https://gofund.me/1e9816d8

The Fourth of July Parade is right around the corner! We are still looking for a theme. If you have an idea, please email chebeagueislandcouncil@gmail.com. The winning theme gets early access to a shopping spree at Schoolhouse Seconds.
We are also looking for a road race organizer. Do you know anyone who might be interested? Please let us know.

Join the Chebeague Island Library for our Poetry Open Mic on Saturday May 14th, from 2-4 pm.


May 9, 2022 - Planning Board meeting tonight is now on zoom. See Town website for agenda. Planning Board zoom account that is Meeting ID: 871 5318 8526
Passcode: 689556

TONIGHT! Colin Woodard, New York Times Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Lobster Coast Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for the Forgotten Frontier will be our Ellsworth Miller lecturer.
Try signing in a few minutes before 7 by going to Join a Meeting on ZOOM. Log in number is 82962476056. No password is required. click here to go right to the meeting.

School Committee Meeting is at 5pm on Wednesday for the purpose of passing the FY23 budget. See agenda.


May 7, 2022 - Due to the large volume of construction demolition both dumpsters are full.
Do not bring demolition trash to the transfer station as you will be turned away.
Regular trash, cardboard, recycling and metal will be accepted.
Empty dumpsters have been ordered but will arrive sometime next week.
If you wish to find out if you may bring demolition call ahead to 846-6416.
Thank you for your patience.
Gail Jenkins
Dump Goddess

Reminder, Jane's Walk, Saturday, May 7. Meet at 11 AM, a time when people discover the stories of the landscape that surrounds them. The event sponsored by Maine Preservation and the Chebeague Island Historical Society is FREE. Join Donna Damon for a walk along South Road on the East End of Chebeague at 11 AM on the side of the road in front of the Inn, and we will join communities all over the world

School Committee Meeting for the purpose of passing the FY23 budget., Wednesday, May 11 at 5pm at the school. See agenda.

Message from Island Riches: "It only takes a few warm days to feel like it is time to brighten things up. I am taking orders for plants large amounts and colors, I am looking forward to seeing everyone. call 207 846-4986 or email islandriches@chebeague.net THANK YOU Florence"


May 6, 2022 - Photo- Waldo Point taken by Jon Rich - sunrise May 6, 2022. Click here for another.

Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday with a brunch offered by the Chebeague Rec Center! You can preorder your quiche or coffee cake online, and pick up or dine with us on May 8 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. We'll have flowers for sale too! Learn more and place your order at ChebeagueRec.com.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are grateful to our teachers for all they do daily and the community they have built here at CIS. Last year in surrounding schools, children followed a hybrid model and attended in person two days a week. Here on Chebeague Island, our students were in school five days a week. They didn't miss a beat and this is all because of our teachers. If you see them on the boat or on the island, please give them a thank you for all they have done, and continue to do, for our island students.
- CIS School Committee

Almost there - click here for a message from the Broadband Committee.


May 5, 2022 - The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall this morning from 8:40 to 11:30. The sign-up sheet is on the door.

Click here for the Historical Society May Newsletter!

Tonight the STONE WHARF 3rd meeting at 6 pm at the Hall.

The Slow Bell is open this weekend. We will start with BREAKFAST Friday morning from 8-10. Cinnamon rolls and muffins this week.
--- In support of the T-Pollock fundraiser at the Hall, we will choose Friday night at 8 pm. Want to grab takeout before heading to the hall? Tell my staff you are going to the fundraiser and get 10% off your food (Friday only!).
--- Saturday we will stay open late for KARAOKE! Specials this week are fried chicken, crab stuffed haddock with risotto, corn chowder and coconut cream pie. Hope to see you at the Bell. 846.3078

How often we walk or drive through familiar territory but how often do we really look at what is all around us? Join Donna Damon for a walk along South Road on the East End of Chebeague on Saturday, May 7. Meet at 11 AM on the side of the road in front of the Inn, and we will join communities all over the world in what is known as Jane's Walk, a time when people discover the stories of the landscape that surrounds them. The event sponsored by Maine Preservation and the Chebeague Island Historical Society is free.
Preregister at Chebeaguehistory@gmail.com if you would like a handout.

On Monday, May 9 at 7:00 pm we are proud to host Colin Woodard, New York Times Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Lobster Coast Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for the Forgotten Frontier for our Ellsworth Miller lecture.

CTC has a new website! Please visit us at ctcferry.org and check it out. People who continue to use the old site's name (chebeaguetrans.com) will be redirected to the new site. Thanks to John Emery and his great team for helping us put the site together! We hope our passengers find the updated site to be easy to use and informative. We are also working on a new text alert system as the one we have used for years has become unreliable. Once we have it set up, we will post the sign up instructions on our website and FB page. In the meantime, please visit our website or FB page for updates to service changes. Thanks!

Arts and Crafts Fair
July 9th, 10:00 – 1:00
Chebeague Island Hall
Anyone interested in reserving a table ($10:00) please contact Sandra at smrice21039@gmail.com


May 4, 2022 - Tonight Selectmen's Meeting - 6pm at the Hall - see agenda and packet.

Tomorrow night at 6pm at the Hall is the third Stone Wharf meeting: Fishing Operations - Seasonal activities, logistical constraints, tidal access, location for on-pier use areas, landing areas, working height of the Stone Wharf. More information at STONE WHARF.

A gofundme account has been started for Tom Calder who lately has been experiencing some hard times - click here to learn more.

Message from Ted Augustine: "To All of Our Acquaintance’s of Chebeague Island…The Dredge Crew and I would like to thank EVERYONE who helped make our project flow smoothly and our living conditions comfortable. We would like to thank Viktoria and the Select Board for facilitating and orchestrating the installation of the much needed “transition floats” for the CTC ferry to shift as needed during the dredging process. Thank you to Chuck and crew for getting the floats prepped and installed so quickly and keeping the roads safe.   A thank you to Matt, captains and crew at CTC for providing safe transportation to and from the island and shifting the ferry as needed.  Much appreciation and thanks to May and the Slow Bell gang for providing a wide assortment of wonderful meals and relaxation at the Slow Bell for the crew.  Many thanks to Genaro for joining the dredge team, assisting with the daily work and coordinating communications with the Chebeague Island folks. Thank you to Paul for keeping our living accommodations warm and our land yachts full of fuel. Special thanks to Jonathan for being part of the dredge team and for making available the Sunset House to house the crew and an office for the Army Corps of Engineers and for providing an assortment of vehicles for touring the great island. Big thanks to Laura for facilitating the captains sanctuary. Thanks to Kim for for providing emergency welding services in a dump scow, probably a first. Thanks to Teddy for providing local entertainment. We much appreciated the Transfer Station and meeting Gail who was most helpful with recycling and just being there. Big thanks to Doughty’s Market Julie and Dillon for hot chili and McDillons and sale items at the store. I personally want to thank Beverly in taking time out of her life to take my wife out birding on all of the islands hot spots. Thank You and smooth sailing Chebeague Islanders. Best Regards Capt Ted Augustine."


May 3, 2022 - Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday with a brunch offered by the Chebeague Rec Center! You can preorder your quiche or coffee cake online, and pick up or dine with us on May 8 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. We'll have flowers for sale too! Learn more and place your order at ChebeagueRec.com.

On Monday May 2, the team at the Rec center hosted six nurses from the Cumberland County CDC who vaccinated 84 Chebeague residents. Thank you for coming! Click here for a photo of the whole team who worked so hard to keep us all safe.

Click here if you missed or want to watch again the Earle Shettleworth Historical Society zoom on Portland Parks and Trolleys!

Click here for an article about North Haven "On a Maine island, school gets out early when COVID-19 strands teachers on the mainland" - shows how we all should still be careful about Covid.


May 2, 2022 - The Hall board would like to thank the Chebeague Island Council for sponsoring and organizing this year's Wednesday soup lunches. We are grateful for all the efforts of board members and other volunteers for cooking and serving (and cleaning up) so many delicious soups and desserts for free! We hope to see you in the Hall kitchen again next year!

May 1, 2022 - Booster shots are now recommended for those over age 50 whose last shot was four months prior (thus, in 2021.) We have a full set of scheduled patients between 9 am and 11:30. Instead of heading off on the noon boat, the nurses have agreed to stay longer and serve walk-ins from 12- 1 pm. Please bring your vaccine card. You can read more about the current recommendations from recent research about Covid at this link: https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2021/09/28/the-latest-on-covid-19-boosters/
You can also call Jenny Hackel at 734-660-3461 if questions. Thank you.

We are so fortunate to have a renowned meterologist living on Chebeague and each month he reports on Chebeague's weather so I have asked to include it here. Click here for Bill Danielson's report for the month of April. Thank you Bill for all your work!


April 30, 2022 - Photo- taken by Cathy MacNeill of a Northern Parula - click here to learn about this small plump little warbler.

A tiny option for housing? CICA and ECHO are exploring different housing options for the island, and CICA has access to a tiny house on the mainland for Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 from 4:45-5:45pm. Interested people may come for a 'tiny tour' to experience what tiny housing living might look like. To RSVP, ask questions or for directions, contact Eliza Jane Adams at 207-233-8533. Additional times during the day on Wednesday may also be arranged.

School Committee Meeting - Tuesday May 3rd, 6pm at the school - click here for agenda.


April 28, 2022 - Dr. Rybka, the foot doctor, is coming on May 4th from 8:30 to 11:45 Call the Dr. Rybka’s office directly at 829-6463 to set up an appointment.

The School committee is going back to the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month for their meetings. Meetings start at 6:00 at the school , the public is welcome!! Meetings scheduled are May 3, May 17, June 7, and Jun 21.

SAVE THE DATE - and SIGNUP - June 18th, Father's Day and the event is 9am to noon!We are pleased to invite you to celebrate Spring & honor and remember all the important men in our lives by joining in the Fathers Day Walk/Run, to benefit Island Commons. There are many ways to participate in this fun & festive event: Register to walk (3K) or run (5K); pledge a walker or runner; make a general donation to support the event; or volunteer your time to help us make the day a special success. At our last event (way back in 2019) participants & donors raised over $10,000 to support Island Commons' elder services. You can help us break that record!
---For full event details, and online registration/donations, please visit Fathers Day 5K
---- If you'll be on Chebeague the day of the event, please stop by & join us to celebrate at the finish line with a light brunch & mimosas. Thank you all for making this event a wonderful celebration, the ongoing work of Island Commons, and (hopefully) a glorious spring day on Chebeague Island.


April 27, 2022 - A message from Emily Todd's Family: "We would like to thank everyone who helped our family navigate the past 1,236 days since our daughter, Emily, was taken from us. Yesterday a jury of twelve reached a unanimous verdict of Guilty on the charges of Murder, Felony Murder, Robbery 1st Degree and Carrying a Pistol without a Permit. While this is not justice, it is the best outcome for this part of the process. The next step will be preparing for the Sentencing hearing at the end of June. We will be forever grateful for the expertise of professionals who gave testimony during the trial-there were many. We were overwhelmed with their compassion for Emily and our family.
While we have been grieving privately through this painful time, we want our entire community to know that we appreciate the love and support from every one of you and have frankly needed it. We continue to be astounded by the many people who have shared memories of Emily and the way she impacted their lives. In fact, when we arrived home last night, we found a beautiful card in the mailbox that once again reminded us of how her beautiful spirit and light shined on so many and continues to do so.
Thank you for your love, Stephen & Vicki"

Please do not forget the deadline for The Stephen L. Ross Scholarship Fund is May 1, 2022. You can find the application click here
Please contact Sarah McKinnon-Koerber at sarahmckinon@chebeague.net with any questions.

Reminder to all the Nonprofits on the island that the deadline for The Recompense Fund Application is April 30th. Go to Recompensefund.com for more information and the application.

From the Broadband Committee: On April 27, 2022, the ConnectMaine Authority voted to approve our grant request for $800,000 in funding to be matched by as much as
$975,000 as authorized by our Town Meeting last December, 2021. We were first among eight projects funded. Official notification to follow. The Committee extends its gratitude to all who have been supportive throughout this challenging process. For details on the broadband project, please visit the Broadband website.

Don't forget today is the final SOUP Day at noon at the Hall.

Chebeague Island Historical Society - Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series, via Zoom* Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 7PM
Colin Woodard, Author of The Lobster Coast:
Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR & PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
Colin Woodard shares the backstory of Maine, a harrowing and little understood saga of war and betrayal, of clashing empires and ethnic cleansing, of civil war and colonial occupation by Massachusetts of what had been a separate province. These events shaped Mainers as a people and explain some of the culture’s most impressive virtues and most frustrating faults, as well as the still fraught relationship between this land’s real natives and the rest of us whose families came “from away” at some point in the past four hundred years.
   


April 26, 2022 - The Chebeague Island Council invites you to the final Wednesday soup of the season tomorrow at noon at the Hall.
We will be serving Ukrainian borscht and broccoli and cheddar soup with crusty French bread. Blueberry ginger cake is for dessert. Stay and enjoy your lunch or take it to go.

Message from Kim Boehm: "Once again, as part of my ongoing efforts to protect our aquifer, I plan on removing unwanted vehicles and scrap from the Island...Barging should start in late April, so please contact me, if you have a vehicle to recycle...I also am accepting non ferrous metals, empty oil drums, and heavy iron or steel. I cannot take lobster traps, light iron or appliances. I also am carrying general cargo back to the Island. Thanks for your past support and contact me at 846 2468 for more info."


April 25, 2022 - Yesterday on the South Road near Gil Ratcliffe's house, Sue found a hand-held Garmin transmitter for an electric dog collar. Call 946-4851 if it belongs to you or someone you know.

April 24, 2022 - Tommorow Night: The Chebeague Island Historical Society is happy to present Pam Cummings' lecture about "The Underground Railroad: Retracing the Tracks," a lecture sponsored by Maine Humanities as part of the Maine Speaks program. We hope you can join us on April 25 at 7 on Zoom 82962476056. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056


April 22, 2022 -Photo- taken on 4/22/22 by Will Vaughan on the South Road looking up Roy Hill Road - WOW.

April 21, 2022 - For those of us who were unable to attend the Selectmen's Meeting and would like to hear the audio, I have added it to the website or click here to listen.

The Stone Wharf meetings, minutes, survey results are all on the Town Website. During the meetings they break up into groups but you can see the results of the groups after they get back together. The link is above under STONE WHARF.

School Committee Meeting next Tuesday, April 26, at the school 6pm - see agenda.


April 20, 2022 - The Selectmen's Meeting tonight will not be able to be on Zoom tonight because of technical difficulties. The audio will be posted as soon as it can be after.

April 19, 2022 - I just updated the CCTT (Chebeague Covid Testing Team) link above with a new message or click here to see.

The Broadband Committee has developed a website which hopes to answer any and all questions about the proposed fiber network, now being considered for funding by the ConnectMaine Authority. We are hoping to be awarded the funding and for the Town to be able to vote on and approve the operating contracts at Town Meeting. click here to learn all about it.

Message from Kendra: "A few years ago when the pandemic was just beginning I asked that people send birthday wishes to my Aunt Syl as she was feeling a bit blue by not being able to get out and see people. Well, “Island people” near and far responded! She received almost 100 cards and was shocked and pleased that so many would think of her… she has kept every c ard and rereads them often. Well, on April 28th she is going to celebrate her 90th birthday and I hope we can all surprise her again and shower her with some more Chebeague love. Her address is 139 John Small Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017. !"

Message from Jon Rich: "I am now collecting water bottle caps and am asking anybody interested on the island to save these caps and get them to me. These caps are melted down and used to make prosthetic limbs for veterans. I was rather shocked this is not more widely known in the public. I will hand them on.
Thank you so much for considering helping the veterans."


April 18, 2022 - The Food Pantry "Chebundance" will be providing Care boxes this Sunday for pick up or to be delivered. If you have received one in the past you can plan on receiving one this month as well. If you or someone you know would like to receive one please let Polly Wentworth know. Wishing ALL a Happy Spring!

The Chebeague Island Historical Society is happy to present Pam Cummings' lecture about "The Underground Railroad: Retracing the Tracks," a lecture sponsored by Maine Humanities as part of the Maine Speaks program. We hope you can join us on Monday, April 25 at 7 on Zoom 82962476056.

Message from May: Thanks for all the public support, including support for the dredge team! This week we will open on Friday and Saturday nights. Our specials will include chicken marsala with mashed potatoes and curried squash soup. We will also have our cheesesteak pizza special and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert. On FRIDAY NIGHT, we'll have karaoke. Saturday night, we will close after dinner (8 p.m.) due to a scheduling conflict. Looking forward to seeing you at the Bell! Call ahead for takeout. 846.3078


April 16, 2022 - Photo- a Kingfisher that was one of two hanging around the Houghton Pond on the Golf Course today.

Join the Chebeague Island Library for our All thing Poetry Picnic on April 30th 12-2pm. This event is a BYOE (Bring your own everything - chair, blanket, food) Bring your family, your friends, some poetry and enjoy an afternoon with the community. Click here for Flyer!


April 15, 2022 - Message from May: Please come out and say farewell to the DREDGE TEAM and thank them for their hard work at the Stone Pier. We will be open TONIGHT from 6-8 p.m. with some local musicians jamming, cake, and pizza by the slice $5 (while they last...sorry...no take or whole pizzas). The bar will feature $5 drafts! Come on down.

Please join us Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Hall for a presentation by Sarah Haag and Sam Hollander of the Boston Child Study Center. This program is geared toward middle and high school students and their parents to debrief on the effect the pandemic has had on all of us and some strategies to move forward. There will be a baked ziti dinner afterward. This is bound to be interesting for all...and quite delicious.

The Cumberland County Public Health Dept is pleased to return to Chebeague to offer another COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday May 2nd from 9-11 am. The nurses are happy to provide all types of COVID vaccines: 1st or 2nd primary vaccine doses, or first or second boosters. The only caveat is that, if they provide a 1st vaccine here, that individual will have to find their own subsequent doses on the mainland.
The nurses can bring all brands of the vaccine: Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11, Pfizer 12+, Moderna and J&J. Be aware that the current recommendations for second boosters is that they are for people whose last booster was at least four months prior, and who are either over age 50, or over age 18 with an underlying immune compromising condition.
----Please sign up at the Town Covid Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6DRTBPX and then you will be called to get an appointment slot for the nurses the morning of May 2nd to the Rec Center. The survey will close on Friday April 29th at noon. If any questions, call Jenny Hackel at 734-660-3461.


April 14, 2022 - Join everyone at the Hall tonight for the 2nd of 4 Stone Wharf discussions. The focus tonight is on boat access.

Dive in with Summer - Click here to see what is happening at the POOL this summer - I can't wait to get wet!


April 13, 2022 -Tommorow Nights Stone Wharf Meeting at the Hall - April 14 at 6 pm – Boating Access (For those who can't make it live - it will be on zoom/youtube)
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Stone Wharf Boat Users: CTC, skiffs, recreational, transients
---- Barge Ramp Operations: Islander access & commercial activity

The Chebeague Recreation Center has a fun week of activities planned during spring break! Learn more at ChebeagueRec.com
---- Easter Egg Hunt with the Chebeague Community Church
Sunday, April 17, 11:30am | Island Commons Lawn
Children grades 5 and under can bring a basket and start hunting!
----- Branching Out: Spring Break Camp
April 18-22, 1-4pm
A week all about being outside, exploring nature, and having fun!
------ Explore Sanford's Pond with the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust
Saturday, April 23, 12:30-2pm
Featuring art projects and scavenger hunts for children!


April 12, 2022 -There will be SOUP to STAY at the Hall tomorrow at noon. You are welcome to enjoy your soup with friends in the Hall or take it to go.

The Council's Fuel Assistance Program contact person is Kathy Kuntz. If you need help paying for heating fuel please call Kathy at 846-1496. If she is not available, please leave your name and number and Kathey will call you back. All requests are confidential.


April 11, 2022 - TONIGHT! The Chebeague Island Historical Society is pleased to present the next Ellsworth Miller Lecture presentation by Earle G. Shuttleworth, Maine State Historian: "Portland Parks and Trolleys" on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 pm via zoom ( ID 82962476056, there is no password). https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056

April 9, 2022 - Photo- of Sunrise April 9th taken by Paul Cleary at Sunnyside.

The Prince Memorial Library has just uploaded the Middens program in Archaeology of Casco Bay that many of us missed because of the Wharf Study Meeting on Thursday night. I just watched it and it is facinating and near the end of the presentation the guest archeologist Thomas Bennett (tbennett@cumberlandmaine.com) mentioned that people could email him if you are interested in helping or having a dig on your property. Click here to see this presentation. If you missed the first presentation last month click here. The CCLT were cosponsors of this program.

Click here for the School Board Agenda for April 12th that starts at 5:30 at the HALL. They will be having a joint budget workshop with the Board of Selectmen later in the meeting.


April 8, 2022 - Hearing tests will be available tomorrow, Saturday 9-11:30 AM at the Health Fair! An Audiologist from Harvard School of Public Health will be joining the Casco Bay Partnership nurses to provide Islanders with a hearing evaluation. Don’t miss this chance to check in with an OSHA instructor to check your hearing and learn how to protect yourself from hearing loss.

The workshop entitled “Fitness: Body and Spirit” cohosted by the USM Nursing students and the Chebeague Rec center was enjoyed by all 31 attendees. Here are a few pictures of the school children checking out a few of the fitness stations at recess (Yoga, balance beam, Battle ropes and hand weights for muscle building.) Such fun!

The CRC has an upcoming egg decorating event for adults! Learn all about Ukrainian Egg Decorating this Monday, April 11 at 10am. Create your own uniquely designed eggs using dyes and wax in this traditional Ukrainian art form! Learn more, see pictures, and register at ChebeagueRec.com!


April 7, 2022 - Reminder tonight: the Stone Wharf MEETING 1: April 7 at 6 pm – Safety and Accessibility: Pedestrian & Vehicles
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Overview of standards (ADA and OSHA standards)
* Design parameters: Separation of pedestrians and vehicles, fall protection (railings, curbs, ladders, and ramps), surfaces and grades --It is live at the Hall but you can watch it by going to the youtube channel - click here. You might have to go through town zoom account that is Meeting ID: 326962753 with password 175989.

April 6, 2022 - Board of Selectmen's Meeting is this Wednesday, tonight at 6:00 PM -It is live at the Hall but you can watch it by going to the youtube channel - click here. You might have to go through town zoom account that is Meeting ID: 326962753 with password 175989.

The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall tomorrow morning, April 7th, from 8:45 to 11:30. The sign-up sheet will go up around 8:00. Contact Sam McLean with any questions.

The Chebeague Island Historical Society is pleased to present the next Ellsworth Miller Lecture presentation by Earle G. Shuttleworth, Maine State Historian: "Portland Parks and Trolleys" on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 pm via zoom ( ID 82962476056, there is no password).

Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Join the Chebeague Recreation Center, the Chebeague Community Church, and the Island Commons in our annual Easter Egg hunt on the grounds of the Island Commons. Sunday, April 17th at 11:30 AM for children in grade 5 and below. Bring a basket to collect eggs filled with toys and treats!

MacBeth Concert Series Announces Blockbuster Season. The season we have in store for all Chebeague this summer truly will be a blockbuster.  It would be tempting to say that none of our concerts could be more thrilling than the Grammy Award-winning New York Voices.  On the other hand, what could be more exciting than helping the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival celebrate its 50th anniversary?  Or, how about “Burt Dow, Deep Water Man,” a special program for children of all ages that the Halcyon String Quartet will bring to us.  And don’t forget Tyler Putnam and Sarah Nordin, the Novel Jazz Septet and Diane Walsh—all of whom elicit their own unique thrills each time they appear.  (Click here) for the schedule and other details.  Questions?  Contact Carl Tubbesing, Chair (carldt@gwi.net.)

The Great Chebeague Golf Club is looking for a clubhouse attendant for this upcoming season willing to work 20-25 hours per week including weekend hours. Benefits include FREE GOLF and a beautiful porch to sit on and enjoy our Chebeague summer when not assisting golfers or completing clubhouse duties. If you have any questions or interest in the position please call Denise at 846-9478 or email gcgcmanager@gmail.com. Click here for more information about the position.

Board of Selectmen's Meeting is this Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM -It is live at the Hall but you can watch it by going to the youtube channel - click here. You might have to go through town zoom account that is Meeting ID: 326962753 with password 175989.


April 5, 2022 - Please see enclosed updated Kids' Place - Job Posting Flyers!
Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available
--- New Part-Time Positions Offer: Click here for Description!
Flexible Hours from 9-27
Great Pay, Paid Training, Discounted Child Care & Rec Center Memberships!
--- New Full-Time Positions Offer: Click here for Description!
Great Pay, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Training, Paid Healthcare, Discounted Child Care & Rec Center Memberships!

Easter Flowers What a joy that we will be celebrating Easter in our sanctuary space after two years of virtual worship on Easter Sunday. We will be able to bring back Easter Flowers! To provide flowers in Honor of someone living or in Memory of someone who has passed, please email the church office by April 14th with the type of flower, who it is dedicated to, and who it is given by. Forms are also available to pick up in the sanctuary and parish hall entrance. Drop off your flowers in the sanctuary by Saturday, April 16th (no later than noon), and please be sure to pick them up after Easter worship on the 17th. Questions? call the office at 846-6987 or email church.chebeague@gmail.com

On Friday evening, Joquin and his band, THE FEW, (band members are Joquin Bonville, David Dealaman, and Finn Snow) took first place in Yarmouth''s Got Talent .CONGRATULATIONS!

Last Thursday was the BIG NIGHT in Cumberland (CCLT) and you can learn about what they recorded and see some photos by clicking here.

There will be having a celebration of life for Ester Knight on Sunday, April 10, at 12:30 at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center. Hope you can come and share stories and fellowship.
We will be going potluck style with finger sandwiches, salads, cookies, bars and … wine. Looking for help with set up and clean-up too. Please contact Cheryl Hillicoss to volunteer and for more info.

Please come for a free workshop at the Rec center sponsored by USM students this Thursday entitled “Fitness: Body & Spirit” from 9:30-11a.m. You can get a tailored home exercise program, learn about healthy energy foods, join a group and win a challenge. Enter a raffle for a free 90 day membership at the Rec. With this and the health fair at the Hall on Saturday, we will have lots of info to have a healthy year ahead!

Saturday April 9th: Don't Take A Chance on Your Health! Do Take A Chance on Winning A Fabulous Prize! Come to the Council's Annual Health Screening Clinic Saturday April 9th from 9-11:30. This FREE Health Screening is part of the Casco Bay Partnership Program. There will be USM Student Nurses here to check your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, skin cancer information, and more. Elizabeth Doughty P.T. will be available for questions about mobility, balance, and suggestions on how to avoid injuries.
--- Take a ticket from our Get Healthy Jar and you might win a Rec Center Pool pass, Lobsters, Oysters, or one of the many great Gift Certificates - such as Estabroooks, The Slow Bell Cafe, The Red Studio, or C.T.C. Get a jump start on a healthy spring!


April 4, 2022 - As everyone has probably heard, the 1950 United States Census is now out for the public. If you are interested in seeing who was on Chebeague or anywhere else in the country just click here and search by communities. For Boston I had to find a map and area where I was living at the time that showed the "Enumeration District" as our names didn't come up in the search, probably because of poor writing. I did finally find it. For Chebeague you would go to Maine, Cumberland County and then the Enumeration number is 3-21.

Board of Selectmen's Meeting is this Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM -It is live at the Hall but you can watch it by going to the youtube channel - click here. They are working on trying to get the sound better but finding the time is hard.

Remember the Stone Wharf MEETING 1: April 7 at 6 pm – Safety and Accessibility: Pedestrian & Vehicles
*
Overview of standards (ADA and OSHA standards)
* Design parameters: Separation of pedestrians and vehicles, fall protection (railings, curbs, ladders, and ramps), surfaces and grades


April 2, 2022 - The Chebeague Covid Testing Team shares this news from the CDC:The second COVID-19 booster is available for eligible people in Maine now.
https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines

Healthcare providers in Maine are now providing the second booster and our community vaccine clinics can also start giving the second booster to eligible individuals. Top priorities for 2nd boosters will be the elders in our communities (50 and older, but especially those older than 65+) and some people 12+ who are immunocompromised.

March 30, 2022 - Drawing- Congratulations to Sadie Todd who received first place in the State for Maine Audubon Duck Stamp competition for 7th - 9th grades.

The Chebeague Rec Center is hosting a Pick Up Pickleball night this Thursday, March 31 at 5:00pm. Players of all ages and experience levels are welcome to stop by!

The CRC is hosting a Soup & Sip on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30pm online. The Food Pantry is providing free ingredient kits - get everything you need in one box! The deadline to request a kit has been extended to Friday, April 1. Register today!

The Great Chebeague Golf Course has taken on the challenging project of becoming a certified Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses. To learn more read the article in the April Calendar or click here.

Congratulations to Iva Damon for being awarded Art Teacher of the Year for the secondary level by the Maine Art Education Association!
Iva's work chairing the visual art writing standards with the DOE, her work in the Maine Arts Education Partners Leadership and her organization and running of the Maine Art Education Association spring conference for two years in a row contributed to her receiving this prestigious award.

The Chebeague Island Council invites you to Soup to Go at the Hall at noon TODAY. There will be two soups, bread, and dessert. The soups are Mushroom Tortellini and Italian Wedding.
If you have any questions or need a delivery, call Sarah at 329-6538.


March 29, 2022 - SOUP TO GO! There will be Soup to Go at the Hall tomorrow at noon.

The 2022 Chebeague Telephone Directory is coming!
The deadline for Cover Art Submissions is April 1st. Would you like something changed in your listing? Would you like to be added into the Directory? Send us your information. Contact us at gulldirect@hotmail.com

Middle School Night at the Chebeague Island Library
April 6th from 3:30-6:30
Get off the bus with your friends and spend some time at the Library. Bring a snack, do some homework, check out a book, work on a project, or just hang out with your friends.


March 28, 2022 - SURVEY! Don't forget to please fill out the Stone Wharf Survey! The town hopes to get them by April 1st. Remember to pay your taxes by then as well!

TONIGHT Online- March 28th at 7pm: Don't forget to sign up for Collage Class: Create your own work of art using materials you already have at home! This simple collage class will help you assemble a unique collage using magazines, cards, quotes: anything that speaks to you. Led by Becky Slater


March 25, 2022 - TONIGHT!! Upcoming events at the Rec Center!
VIRTUAL Trivia Night is taking place tonight, March 25, at 7:00pm. Click here to find out more!

Our virtual Collage Class is on Monday, March 28, at 7:00pm. Create your own work of art using materials you already have at home! This simple collage class will help you assemble a unique collage using magazines, cards, quotes: anything that speaks to you. Register online.

The CRC is hosting a virtual Soup & Sip on Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30pm. In this Zoom cooking class, participants will have the chance to come together with friends and community members to learn how to make a curried vegetable chowder. Thanks to the Food Pantry, ingredient kits are available at no additional cost! Participants can bring their own ingredients, or register by March 28 to receive an ingredient kit. These kits will provide everything you need to cook this recipe.

Spring is here and it's time to think about flowers! Chebeague Island School is holding a fundraiser to support the end of year field trip as well as other fun activities for the students. Get ahead of your gardening while supporting the students of the island at the same time. Flowers are shipped directly to your home so feel free to share this post far and wide. Thank you for your support!
http://ChebeagueIslandSchool.fpfundraising.com.

Click here to learn about a new business on Chebeague: Purchasing plants and flowers on the mainland is not only costly, but takes a toll on plants in transit. This is why, Barbara Ballard and Tracy Ames have teamed up to grow (on island) annuals and perennials! Mayflower Gardens!

Click here for the April Chebeague Historical Society Newsletter.


March 23, 2022 - Tessie, the cat, has been missing for the last 8 days on North Road from Holts home - please keep your eyes open - click here to see photos of her.

March 22, 2022 - Above I have added a STONE WHARF link that will bring you to the Town of Chebeague Website where you will find information on how you can participate, including taking a survey, to determine the needs of the Stone Wharf. There is hope that everyone in the community will take an interest in a work plan for the wharf. There will also be a mailing to all island boxholders with this information.

Don't forget Property Taxes are due by March 31!!

The Chebeague Island Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Katie Urich has been hired as the new Director of Library Services. We are thrilled that she has decided to join us. March 23rd will be Katie’s first day on the job, so stop in and say hello.


March 21, 2022 - A message from Susan and Tim Opalenik: "We want to thank everyone for their prayers and support through this difficult time. Susan is on the road to recovery and getting stronger every day. We couldn't ask for a more supportive community! Thank you!"

NOTE: Due to the loss of power on parts of Chebeague, Trivia Night has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon! (A tree came down on the South Road.)

Click here for the Volunteer Training Manual for Amphibian Migration Monitoring. I have had a few people interested in looking for a Big Night counting and helping. I would think that on Chebeague it may be a little earlier than on the mainland but if I hear of one I will post it. If you know of any vernal pools around the island it would be good to map them as well.

The CTC is back in service running regularly today.


March 19, 2022 - Click here for a video I recently added of the boat coming into the wharf next to the dredging.

Are you new to Chebeague? Would you like to be included in the upcoming Chebeague Phone Directory? Send us an email at gulldirect@hotmail.com

Have an idea for the cover of the 2022 Chebeague Island Directory? Send us your submission (photograph, drawing, painting, mosaic, collage...) to gulldirect@hotmail.com.


March 18, 2022 - Photo Jon Rich took March 18th at the Niblic.

March 17, 2022 - Annual BIG NIGHT! The CCLT, Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust every year on the mainland have a BIG NIGHT - when amphibians are heading to the wet areas to lay their eggs in vernal pools. Click here to learn about what they do. I know of a number of vernal pools and have found spotted salamander eggs but I have never seen them traveling to the sites on Chebeague and I think it would be fun to figure out where and when we could witness the BIG NIGHT on Chebeague. Let me know if you have any ideas and where we could witness. I know there are a couple of areas in Littlefield Woods where there are Vernal Pools and also in woods off School House Road on both sides of the street. Email bjohnson4850@gmail.com.

CTC is conducting a survey to determine the current and potential future needs of the community relating to electric vehicles on the mainland. In order to understand what those needs may be, we are asking people to participate in a brief survey to better help us plan for the future. Please click here to learn more. Thanks!


March 16, 2022 -Don't forget tonight at 6pm is the Selectmen's Meeting that is at the Hall but you can watch it through the Town's Youtube Channel. You can go there through youtube or get there through the Town Zoom account that is Meeting ID: 326962753 with password 175989. Click here for Agenda and Packet.

Next Friday, March 18 @11am, our own Elizabeth Doughty will hold a Strength Training Information Session at the Hall. This is for all ages and abilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move!

Soup to Go today at the Hall at noon. We'll have Ruth's Corned Beef and Cabbage with Irish soda bread and Melissa's pumpkin peanut soup. Please join us!
Call Sarah 329-6538 if you have any questions or need a delivery.

For those who missed the wonderful presentation from Donna Damon on the history of about education from 1937-1953 with a focus on WWII you can click here to see it. She will be doing Part III at a later date. We apologies as the recording of the presentation has a square over the top right of the screen. It happens to be my zoom but I had nothing to do with the recording and was just one of the attendees.


March 15, 2022 - Message from May: Hi folks: The Slow Bell is open this weekend, Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19. We will be open for breakfast on Friday, with your favorites that include cinnamon buns, apple walnut coffee cake, and raised donuts. Our specials for Friday and Saturday are: fried chicken with coleslaw, mashed potatoes, and gravy; fried scallops with coleslaw and fries; or pan-seared scallops with pesto aioli and spinach parmesan risotto. Our chowder is haddock and instead of a pizza special this week, we will have nachos, topped with cheddar cheese, olives, peppers and onions, sour cream and salsa, and served with black bean smoked pork chili. On Saturday night we will welcome back THE FEW starting at 8 p.m. This band of amazing young musicians will play inside for your listening pleasure, so come early, as space is limited. 5 dollar cover. Call ahead for takeout! 846.3078

March 14, 2022 - Mark your calendars and get ready to test your knowledge of Chebeague - virtual trivia is happening on March 21 at 7:00pm! The Chebeague Recreation Center is hosting a night of island and Maine trivia on Zoom. Play on your own or in a team - the winners will receive their choice of a CRC beach towel or baseball cap! Learn more and access the Zoom link at ChebeagueRec.com.

Chedemption Volunteers needed! We need help during the months of April, May and June.It's very simple to volunteer during these months as you only need to open the shed when the transfer station opens and return do do the bagging 20 minutes before the transfer station closes. Chedemption is so simple now, no sorting and counting and lugging banana boxes. Just fill the clynk bag with an assortment of cans, plastic and glass and place the bag in the trailer.
Interested in lending a hand? Please call Ann Thaxter 846-3274 or Mary Holman 846-1072. Thanks

Tonight - Learn more about Chebeague Island History and Zoom in for Donna's lecture about education from 1937-2007 with a focus on WWII.
Monday, March 14, 2022 @7:00pm
The ZOOM log-in https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056 There is no password.


March 13, 2022 - The USM community health nursing students need to move the workshop entitled “Fitness: Body and Soul” to Thursday April 7 from 9:30-11am at the Rec center. You can get an individualized exercise program and understand how to use the machines and weights in the fitness room. You can get personalized help to set health goals, try healthy homemade protein bars, join a support group, and learn about the power of journaling and meditation to improve your mental health. Come check it out! Click here to see a photo of the group!

March 12, 2022 - PhotoI took March 12 around 10:30 of the dredging. Click here for another. Click here for a VIDEO of the boat between the wharf and barge.

Soup-to-Go will be back at the Hall on Wednesday, March 16 at noon. We will be serving Ruth's Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup with Irish Soda Bread as well as Melissa's Pumpkin soup.
If you have any questions or need a delivery, call Sarah@ 329-6538.

Habitat for Humanity Comes to Chebeague
Join CICA on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:30 PM to hear from Adam Lacher, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine, about the next steps for starting a Habitat project on the island. Adam will share about the process, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions at this public board meeting. You can find the link for the meeting here.
Questions? Email Ben Yosua-Davis at ben.yosuadavis@gmail.com

Tommorow - March 13th at 2pm for a piece of pie on the eve of “Pi Day” on March 14th ( 3.14) Come celebrate the countless acts of kindness and service our Chebeague Community has shown during the pandemic. ALL are welcome. FREE.


March 9, 2022 -Board of Selectmen Meeting- Budget Workshop 2nd Draft at the HALL Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be live streamed through zoom with the password 175989 but you won't be able to take part in the meeting unless you are at the Hall.
The youtube channel link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRFz_LxSS_zcUgEIGfIdUg/live

Learn more about Chebeague Island History and Zoom in for Donna's lecture about education from 1937-2007 with a focus on WWII.
Monday, March 14, 2022 @7:00pm
The ZOOM log-in https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056 There is no password.


March 8, 2022 - A message from ECHO (Enterprise for Chebeague Housing Options) and CICA (Chebeague Island Community Association):
Leaders from CICA and ECHO have been meeting regularly, with a mutual commitment to transparent communication, intentional collaboration, and deep appreciation of one another’s efforts. We’re all deeply encouraged by our shared vision and values, and by the passion that our entire island community has demonstrated through this process. We’re excited to start exploring possibilities and would particularly love to hear your ideas and the places where you’d like to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with us. Thank you all for your commitment to making sure that our friends, family, and neighbors can find homes on this island that we all call home. We hope you will stay tuned and involved in the process!

The Broadband Committee needs your help in completing our grant application for funding that brings broadband to Chebeague. The application requests letters from the community that express support and reasons why good internet access is vital to the livelihood of Chebeague.
--- Does your job or school work depend on a good internet connection? Would a teleconference appointment with your doctor on the mainland help with your medical care? Please send an email to Michael Porter, chair of the committee, that explains in a few sentences why having broadband is important to you. Michael’s email: mporter@mp-marine.com Please send them before the deadline of Wednesday, March 16. Thank you very much!


March 7, 2022 - * SAVE THE DATE * Come by the Rec Center next Sunday, March 13th at 2pm for a piece of pie on the eve of “Pi Day” on March 14th ( 3.14) Come celebrate the countless acts of kindness and service our Chebeague Community has shown during the pandemic. ALL are welcome. FREE. (Contact Eliza Jane or Kiran if you would like to donate a pie! 846-5068)

Click here for John Wilkinson Spring Update. Message from John: Spring is on its way with summer to follow. The winter has been long and I’m sure enjoying the day on the island having a nice meal or cookout is in your plans.Save the hassles, crowds and skyrocketing gas prices and have your groceries and other needs picked up and delivered to the ferry. I now have a truck if you need something larger delivered.If this service interests you call or text John( the bus driver) at 207-671-8305.


March 5, 2022 - Photo taken by Erika Neumann down at the Hook on March 5th.

The Town of Chebeague is still looking for a fulltime Bookkeeper postition - click here for more information that is on the Town Website.


March 3, 2022 - CTC's March newsletter along with the March and April crew assistance schedules are now available on the CTC website (chebeaguetrans.com).

The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall from around 8:45 to 11:30 this morning. The signup sheet will go up on the door around 8:00 a.m.

March 2, 2022 - Shell Stories: What Shell Middens Tell Us About Our History - Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. (Session 1) What is a shell midden? What do we know about them? What do they tell us about our past? Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. (Session 2) The middens of Casco Bay: An examination and discussion Register for one or both sessions.
Shell middens are accumulations of shells, bones, and artifacts situated along Maine's mainland and island coasts. They were left behind by Native peoples who harvested shellfish and other marine animals along the Maine coast or islands. Many shell middens have been discovered on Chebeague Island and the Cumberland mainland.
- This program is sponsored by Prince Memorial Library and in collaboration with Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust.

Soup to Go at the Hall at noon TODAY! We are pleased to offer Ruth's Portuguese kale soup (nv) and Annie's Minestrone (v). Brownies for dessert. Bring a container if you wish. Any questions or need of delivery to your car? Call Sarah 329-6538.

Message from May:"Hi folks: We will be open this weekend, Friday and Saturday. On FRIDAY, we will start with breakfast from 8-10 a. m. Eggs to order, bacon, sausage, fruit, yogurt, OJ, coffee, coffee cake (marble this week), donuts, and cinnamon rolls. Come give it a try! We will be open for dinner both Friday and Saturday nights, with the bar open for karaoke Saturday until 11. Our dinner specials this week include corned beef and cabbage, lasagna with or without sausage, and chicken and barley soup. We will also try another specialty pizza, this week is SHRIMP SCAMPI pizza. This is pizza with garlic confit, wine poached shrimp, carmelized onions, fresh basil, fresh parsley, and cheese (no red sauce). Call ahead for takeout. 846.3078"

Click here to go to Chebweb and see the latest Yarmouth School Covid Update!


March 1, 2022 - Don't forget Soup to Go at the Hall at noon TOMORROW! We are pleased to offer Ruth's Portuguese kale soup (nv) and Annie's Minestrone (v). Brownies for dessert. Bring a container if you wish. Any questions or need of delivery to your car? Call Sarah 329-6538.

Click here for the Historical Society March Newsletter - great story about the fish houses at Springettes by Ernie Burges.

Tommorow is the Zoom Selectmen's Meeting at 6pm - click here for agenda.


February 26, 2022 - SOUPS, CHILI, CHOWDER are available until 1pm at the Rec- click here for the menu. I was just there and there are some great choices left.

Island Commons is seeking a licensed hair stylist to do haircuts for our residents every 6 weeks. If you, or someone you know, might be interested please contact Amy Rich 846-5610.


February 25, 2022 - Photo of the very brave women who plunged this year! I did get a lot of people promise to take the plunge next year. I will have photos from Cathy MacNeill soon. Click here for a very rough video.

Don't forget tomorrow starting at 11 am - POLAR PLUNGE at the Boat Yard and at 11:30 get your SOUP, CHILI, CHOWDER.

Tomorrow is a Board of Selectmen-Budget Workshop Zoom - Non-Profits Presentations & Capital Expenditures II - On your computer: https://zoom.us/j/326962753 Password is 175989.

CTC Bus service has been suspended for the rest of the day due to snow. We will resume service tomorrow morning (2/26) at 6:15am. We regret any inconvenience caused by this service disruption but the safety of our passengers and employees is our highest priority. Route One permit holders returning to Chebeague today may park in the Cousins Island lot tonight.

Due to forecasted heavy snow and dangerous road conditions today, CTC Bus service has been suspended through at least the 1:45pm/2:15pm trips with additional cancellations possible. We will send an update around noon to people who subscribe to our notice list and post any additional cancellations on our website and on our Facebook page.

Message from Chloe: "The library is closed Friday 2/25 due to the storm. Thank you and stay safe!"


February 24, 2022 - Message from CTC - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area beginning early tomorrow morning (2/25) and running through early Saturday morning (2/26). Bus cancellations are likely tomorrow. The ferry service is expected to run as scheduled.

The library's monthly middle school night is Wednesday March 2 at 3:30! Get dropped off from the bus or join us anytime - the event goes until 6:30. Bring snacks and a mask, homework to work on, an art project, or come find a good book to read! We will also be working on St. Patrick's Day crafts.

Polar Plunge this Saturday at 11 am - plungers so far are Erika Neumann, Kiran Grewal, Hayden Corson, Anna Wasenius, and Savannah Loder. Please, please if you are plunging or want to plunge wear something on your feet. I was there today and the tide will be out a ways and it is very rocky! Please send your pledges in for these very brave people by click here and at the end of paying you can say who you are pledging.


February 23, 2022 - Soup to Go will resume next Wednesday, March 2 at noon at the Hall.

The Chebeague Recreation Center is looking for a full or part-time Assistant Teacher to join the team at Kids' Place! The position offers flexible hours Monday-Friday as well as the chance to provide a warm environment that promotes children's growth and wellbeing in a small, community childcare facility. See the full job listing and apply at ChebeagueRec.com. Please share with friends and family so that Kids' Place can continue to provide essential care to our island's families!

Chebeague Island library is looking for a Director of Library Services. Attached is a job description. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to me at pmrice@chebeague.net and will be accepted until March 12, 2022.


February 22, 2022 - 2-22-22 - The CRC's Polar Plunge and Chili, Chowder, Soup Sale is this Saturday, February 26. Takeout containers will be sold at the Rec Center on a first come, first served basis. These $5 containers are perfect to reheat and enjoy right away, or you can buy a few and freeze them! See all of the participating cooks and their recipes at ChebeagueRec.com.

February 21, 2022 - PhotoI took today 2/21/22 down at Sandy Point of male and female House Finches that were flying around with a group of bluebirds. Click here for another view. Click here for how to identify the difference between House and Purple Finches. Click here or here for other sources. Let me know if you agree or don't agree -bjohnson4850@gmail.com.

POLAR PLUNGE - Everyone who plunges and gets at least $25 in pledges will get a hat or towel - if you get $200 in pledges you can get both!! I thought I was going to be plunging this year but will not be able to but I understand there will be some repeat plungers and am hoping we can get lots of support for them!! 11 AM on Saturday, February 26th! It will be exciting because the tide will be a little lower than last year so there will be plenty of time for filming. Please email me so I can get your name out there. Click here for more info.

Starting May 1st Dylan Doughty will have golf carts available for hourly or daily Rentals.
Phone Number: Call/Text 207-749-2347
Email: Dylscarts@gmail.com


February 20, 2022 - Steve Moriarty is running for reelection to the House of Representatives in District 110 which now includes Chebeague Island. He is running as a “clean elections” candidate, which means that he will receive public funding as he has in the past. It is our understanding that most candidates of both parties use this option these days.
I have volunteered with Steve Moriarty for many years on the Land Trust and other programs that involved Chebeague and Cumberland. Kendra McKinnon worked with Steve Moriarty for many years as his paralegal and know him to be one of the most conscientious and knowledgeable men and have the privilege to call friend. Steve has a long standing and supportive relationship with Chebeague and we know he will continue to work hard and represent our Island with great care as he has always done in the past.
In order to qualify, he has to raise a minimum number of individual $5.00 donations from registered voters on Chebeague, Long Island, and Cumberland. This is a ONE-TIME donation only, in the amount of $5.00 and he will not/cannot ask you again.
The easiest way is do so is online by credit card. Go to the website of the Maine Ethics Commission which is http://www.maine.gov/cleanelections and it is easy and quick. Party affiliation makes no difference.
If you are a registered voter, I hope that you will consider making a donation.

Shell Stories: What Shell Middens Tell Us About Our History - Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. (Session 1) What is a shell midden? What do we know about them? What do they tell us about our past? Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. (Session 2) The middens of Casco Bay: An examination and discussion Register for one or both sessions.
Shell middens are accumulations of shells, bones, and artifacts situated along Maine's mainland and island coasts. They were left behind by Native peoples who harvested shellfish and other marine animals along the Maine coast or islands. Many shell middens have been discovered on Chebeague Island and the Cumberland mainland.
-- Thomas Bennett offers an examination of shell middens, what they tell us about the Native lifestyle, and how private citizens can become involved in protecting this important cultural resource. Thomas Bennett first excavated a shell midden on Mosher Island in Freeport in 1986. He has worked on archaeological digs in Arizona, Maine, and Massachusetts, where he was field supervisor on the Boston Harbor/Spectacle Island shell midden dig, a component of the Big Dig.
- This program is sponsored by Prince Memorial Library and in collaboration with Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust.


February 18, 2021 - Update from CTC - All trips are expected to run as scheduled today.

February 17, 2022 - Message from CTC: The National Weather Service has issued a Storm Warning from late tonight until late tomorrow morning. Ferry service cancellations are possible tomorrow morning.

If you missed or would like to see again the lecture by Earle Shettleworth, Maine State Historian on "Childhood in Maine in the Early 20th Century" please click here. It will be on the Historical Society Website soon as well.

The Chili, Chowder, Soup Sale will take place at the Chebeague Rec Center on Saturday, February 26 at 11:30am. There are 10 wonderful cooks signed up so far to make chilis and soups. Don't miss out on some well-loved returning recipes as well as brand new dishes to try out! Buy some dishes to go - or better yet, treat yourself to a delicious homemade recipe after plunging at the boatyard! Learn more at ChebeagueRec.com.

Message from May: "The Slow Bell is open this weekend. Come see us tomorrow (FRIDAY) morning for made-to-order breakfast. We'll have eggs, potatoes, breakfast meats, cinnamon rolls, donuts and muffins! We will also be open for DINNER Friday and Saturday nights. Our specials include chicken marsala, fried scallops, and beef and barley soup. We'll do karaoke Saturday night in the bar. Come on out and show your support! Call ahead for takeout 846.3078"

Last weekend, the Chebeague Island Fire & Rescue fielded a team in the 31st US National Tobogganing Championships, hosted at the Camden Bowl in Camden, Maine. The whole Fire & Rescue organization was involved, with Ralph, Brian & Christopher having the privilege to represent Chebeague Island and the work of the team. Initiated by Denise Bonneville, Chebeague F&R built the toboggan from scratch, beginning one year ago, including felling the tree (thanks to Ralph's mom for the donation), milling, steaming, bending, fabricating and refining the sled to its final precision state. The run drops down a 400ft chute in under 9 seconds with a top speed of 38mph, sending the victims (athletes) another 1,200ft across the frozen pond. The team tied for 29th out of more than 100 3-person entrants. Over 1300 participants from as far away as California were involved. Click here to see photos and video!!


February 16, 2022 - TONIGHT: Success Under Stress - How to Successfully Manage What Keeps You Up at Night - presented by the Chebeague Community Church. Join this FREE Zoom event with Shelly Rice, Feb 16th @ 6:30pm. Join here: www.RochelleRice.com/Zoom

Selectmen's zoom meeting tonight at 6pm - click here for agenda and packet.


February 15, 2022 - The Island Institute is offering Bussiness Resilience Grants to businesses that are run from one or more of Maine's 15 unbridged year-round island communities and the application is due February 18th - Click here for more information.

The Library will be open today, 2/15/22 from 11-2.

The Chebeague Island Library is now accepting Cover Art Submissions for the 2022 Chebeague Island Directory. Anyone is welcome to submit artwork for the contest (1 submission per person). Please email submissions (PDF format) or questions to gulldirect@hotmail.com by April 1, 2022.
Need to update your information for the upcoming directory? Send additions, corrections and updates to gulldirect@hotmail.com


February 13, 2022 - Chebeague Island Historical Society Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series Upcoming Lecture
Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7PM
Earle Shettleworth, Maine State Historian
"Childhood in Maine in the Early 20th Century"
Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will present an illustrated lecture on the experiences of Maine children a century ago.
Try signing in a few minutes before 7:00pm by going to Join a Meeting Log in ID number is 82962476056 - no password needed.
Or join Zoom Meeting by clicking below
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056

Message from Bev Ross-Murray: "I want to send out a huge "thank you" to everyone who helped my Dad and me after I took a hard fall on the black ice this past Friday morning, breaking my ankle. So many friends came in a flash to help me get home; then sanding Dad's driveway in preparation of the rescue's arrival and the expert care in transporting me. Special thanks to Charles Hall, Gary Ross and all the wonderful, competent folks on the rescue and at CTC for fast transport to the mainland. We are so fortunate to have such amazing people helping us when we need it most...Thank you all!!"

Nursing students from the University of Southern Maine Community Health program will be on Chebeague for the next few Thursday mornings. Working with Jenny Hackel, NP, they want all Chebeague residents to know that it is National Heart Health month! Valentine’s Day is the reminder for us to take care of our hearts (as well as our sweethearts). Heart disease is still the #1 cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking are major risk factors for heart disease. Yet high blood pressure, known as hypertension when it is a chronic condition, is only well controlled in one out of four people. Eating a heart-healthy menu, getting daily aerobic exercise, avoiding smoking, moderating alcohol intake, and coping with stress are all critical to the health of our hearts.

Do you know if you are at risk for a heart attack or stroke? Click on this on-line link from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to find out: http://static.heart.org/riskcalc/app/index.html#!/baseline-risk Talk with your primary care provider about your score. Watch for further messages and health tips posted through our island organizations in the coming weeks.


February 12, 2022 - Photoof sunrise on February 12, by Vika Wood.

Click here for a wonderful article about a miracle lifesaving event for Marcia Howell.


February 11, 2022 - "Tentatively, there will be DIY (Do It Yourself) clinics on subjects ranging from Basic Workplace Safety, Tools and their uses (both hand and power) ,Project Design, Plan Drawing and Reading, (no CAD available at this time), Metal Working, Welding (MIG), Basic to Advanced Electrical Courses, Internal Combustion Engines (operation and repairs) ,and anything that folks are interested in that I can help with..... Open to all ages and abilities . Call Kim @ 846 2468 for more info."

Tomorrow is Selectmen's Budget Workshop 9am on Zoom.Zoom Meeting ID: 326 962 753
Zoom Password: 175989

The Yarmouth School Department is having a meeton on Pandemic Protocol. With the improvement in COVID-19 numbers around the country and within our community and schools, the School Committee is discussing next steps to take in relaxing the protocols we have been following throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The Committee will hold a special meeting on Feb. 28 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss items such as mask mandates, social distancing, and pooled testing. Members of the public are invited to attend via zoom at the following link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88339555834?pwd=a3hhVHltSlVNS3lySUlrR2VpbWhEQT09
Passcode: 155831


February 10, 2022 - Photoof rainbows by Richard Hackel on 2/10/22..

Sailing school is open for registration at Chebeaguesailing.com.


February 9, 2022 - Photo of a Snow Bunting taken by Mary Landis at Sunnyside, Jenks Road. Click here to see another.

Chebeague Island Historical Society Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series Upcoming Lecture
Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7PM
Earle Shettleworth, Maine State Historian "Childhood in Maine in the Early 20th Century" Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will present an illustrated lecture on the experiences of Maine children a century ago Try signing in a few minutes before 7:00pm by going to Join a Meeting Log in ID number is 82962476056 - no password needed.
Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will present an illustrated lecture on the experiences of Maine children a century ago.

TONIGHT - Community Housing Vision, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm - Please join the conversation.
Zoom link here:
https://islandinstitute.zoom.us/j/91052742002
The zoom telephone number if you can't get in is: Zoom call in number: 646-558-8656.
A list maker know as “Padlet" has been started by the Island Institute for us to share thoughts and ideas before and during our meeting. 
Summary of comments have been added to the “Chebeague Housing Conversation Padlet" from our previous housing meetings. Please take a look at it and add your thoughts.


February 8, 2022 - The Polar Plunge and Chili Chowder Soup Sale returns to Chebeague this year on Saturday, February 26!
Meet at the Boatyard at 11:00am to plunge into the icy cold waters or support our brave divers!
Chili, Chowder, Soup Sale: from 11:30-1:00pm, stop by the CRC to pick up a cup (or more!) of homemade dishes and one-of-a-kind recipes. We're sad to miss out again on gathering in the gym to taste each dish and be together. We hope that you still show support for the CRC and some of Chebeague's talented cooks.
Learn more about what it takes to be a cook or to plunge (or both!) at ChebeagueRec.com.

February 7, 2022 - Click here for a Column "Dark Cloud Headed Our Way Too Soon" written by Jeff Putnam for the Maine Lobstermen's Association and printed in the Maine Lobstermen's Community Alliance.

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is conducting a survey to collect updated information on the housing needs of residents in Cumberland County and the greater Portland region. This effort is needed to ensure that the CCHC continues to receive valuable funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). You can access the survey online at: https://www.research.net/r/CumberlandCounty2021AI
This survey closes on March 15.


February 6, 2022 - IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please join us for the continuing conversation about housing on Chebeague as we work together to address housing needs.
Community Housing Vision 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00-9:00 pm
Zoom link here:
https://islandinstitute.zoom.us/j/91052742002
A list maker know as “Padlet" has been started by the Island Institute for us to share thoughts and ideas before and during our meeting. 
Summary of comments have been added to the “Chebeague Housing Conversation Padlet" from our previous housing meetings. Please take a look at it and add your thoughts.

FABULOUS ESTATE SALE! Saturday, February 12th from 10-2 at 126 John Small Road. Many thanks to the family of Peg Lyons for their generous gift of the proceeds to Island Commons! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


February 5, 2022 - Photo of Bluebirds taken by Donna Damon at her feeders on 02/05/22. Click here to see a photo of her Goldfinches and Red-Bellied Woodpecker on her other feeders May 2016..

Click here to see all the programs that the Rec are doing this month! Of course the big one for me is the Polar Plunge - it will be extra exciting because it will be low tide - yikes a long run to the water on February 26th at 11AM!


February 4, 2022 - CTC Bus service has been cancelled for the rest of the day due to weather and road conditions. We will resume our bus service as normal tomorrow.

Do to the weather, the Transfer Station will remain closed today. The Town office closed at noon today.

CTC Bus service has been suspended through at least the 4:30pm/5pm trips with additional evening cancellations possible due to weather. We expect the ferry to run as scheduled.

The library is closed Friday 2/4 due to the storm. Stay safe!

Ice storm and freezing rain today!


February 3, 2022 - Message from CTC - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area with ice, sleet and up to ten inches of snow likely tomorrow (2/4). Bus cancellations are likely, beginning with the 6:15am/6:45am trips in the morning. The ferry service is expected to run as scheduled.

Congratulations to Arianna Stefanilo who was the featured cook on Portland's 207 show - great job! - click here to see. In 2012 we had a fabulous fundraiser to help Arianna go to Austria with her college, click here for a photo of her with her teacher and other students who helped prepare a fabulous dinner for the island. Here is a photo of her with a lot of her friends who helped serve as well.

The Slow Bell will be open this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights. Our specials include chicken or eggplant parm with pasta, beef stew with salad and rolls, and turkey and barley soup. We will also feature a new pizza (potential add on for the summer), a steak bomb pizza--Alfredo sauce, shaved steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese. Should be the BOMB! Our desserts will include carrot cake, key lime pie, limoncello tarts, and brownies. Starting on February 18th, we will be open on Friday mornings for breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Coffee, cinnamon rolls, donuts, eggs, homefries, waffles, fruit, yogurt, a lot of your favorites! Hope you'll come in and show your support!

School Committee Meeting at Chebeague Island School this Tuesday, February 8 at 6pm - click here for agenda.


February 2, 2022 - The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall this Thursday from 8:45 to 11:30. The signup sheet will go up on the front door around 8:00, not 6:30 as it used to be. Contact Sam McLean (846 0510) with any questions.

February 1, 2022 - PhotoI took after the noon boat on February 1. Click here for another taken from the boat.

Has your off-island address changed in the last two years? Are you new to Chebeague and would like to be listed? Do you have a different cell phone number or email address? Would you like to be added to the Chebeague Telephone Directory? Now is the time to send in any changes, corrections or new additions to have them included in the 2022 edition, which will be released midsummer. Please send all inquiries to gulldirect@hotmail.com.


January 31, 2022 - There will be SOUP to GO at the Hall this Wednesday 2/2 at noon. There will be a white chicken chili, vegetarian curried lentil soup, cornbread, and dessert. Please come and pick up lunch!
If you need us to bring soup to your car, please call Sarah 329-6538.

Register today to attend the CRC's Learn to Sew event tomorrow, February 1, from 6:30-8:00pm! Participants will learn all about the basics of using a sewing machine. Bring your own machine or use a CRC machine! Learn more and register at ChebeagueRec.com.

Today is the last day to register your dogs without a $25 state late fee - The state fee cannot be waived.


January 30, 2022 - Photoof the Stellers Sea Eagle by Krista Hayward taken in the Boothbay area a few weeks ago. Click here for another one of her incredible shots. I'm still waiting for it to appear on Chebeague!

Ralph Munroe is once again doing the stair climb in Boston for the American Lung Association. If you would like to donate to his fundraising efforts please click here.


January 29, 2022 - Selectmen's Meeting is Wednesday, February 2, on zoom at 6 PM - see agenda and packet.

School Committee Meeting a week from Tuesday, on Tuesday, February 8, at the school at 6 PM.

CART (Community Action Response Team) Meeting, Thursday 2/3/2022 3:30 via the Town Zoom (Meeting ID: 326962753, Passcode: 175989

It is 5:30 PM and the wind is still howling and it has been snowing since about 8 AM. Fluffy, light snow and very cold out with white out conditions today.


January 28, 2022 - The transfer station will be closed on Saturday, January 29th due to the weather. It will reopen Sunday at 9 AM.

From CTC - CTC's bus service has been canceled for tomorrow (1/29) due to forecasted blizzard conditions for the duration of the day. Route One parking customers may use the Cousins lot if coming back to Chebeague. Ferry cancellations remain possible, especially in the afternoon. Any ferry cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page as well as sent to those who subscribe to receive our notifications.

The library is closed on Saturday 1/29 due to the winter storm. Stay safe and we will see you Monday evening!

Message from CTC - The National Weather Service has issued a Storm Warning for Casco Bay and a Blizzard Warning for the region beginning early Saturday morning (1/29) and extending through early Sunday morning. Ferry cancellations are possible, and it is very likely that bus service will be suspended all day on Saturday. We regret any inconvenience, but the safety of our passengers and crew are our priority. Any cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page as well as sent to those who subscribe to receive our notifications.


January 27, 2022 - Click here for a Forecaster article about our new Town Administrator and Town Clerk - congratulations to you both.

January 26, 2022 - Message from the Rec: "It's time to bring out the sewing machine: the Chebeague Recreation Center has 2 sewing events in February! On February 1st, Newcomers to sewing can learn the basics of using a sewing machine, and all are welcome to create a tote bag in a guided Zoom class on February 8th! Learn more and register at ChebeagueRec.com."

Beat the Winter Blues: 5 Practical Tips to Boost Your Mood
Join Shelly Rice and Pastor Linda Brewster as they inspire you to have faith in what’s possible to lift your spirit during the winter months! Wednesday, January 26th @ 6:30pm via Zoom. FREE
For more info: Rochelle@RochelleRice.com To Join the Event: www.RochelleRice.com/zoom
-- Presented by the Chebeague Community Church in collaboration with the Tuttle Road Community Church.


January 25, 2022 - The Chebeague Island Historical Society February Newsletter is available on their website, chebeague history.com or here. "In case you want to refer to prior newsletters, here is the link to the Historical Society archive of newsletters. If you go to last month's newsletter, you can see the Mystery Photo. https://www.chebeaguehistory.com/monthly-newsletter-archive

January 24, 2022 - Message from the Town:
COVID testing: PRC and rapid tests are free, thanks to a Recompense grant sponsored through the Chebeague Community Church. Contact Jenny Hackel, NP - 734-660-3461 or Nancy Hill, RN - 207-712-3184. Free at-home COVID test kits can be ordered online at https://www.covidtests.gov/.
KN95 masks: find them for free at the Town Office, Rec Center, Library, and on the CTC ferry. These masks provide a highly recommended level of protection. Purchased by the Town of Chebeague Island.
Quarantine Support: For anyone who needs to isolate or quarantine due to either a positive COVID test or close contact: Your island community is ready to help with food, deliveries, and other needs.  Contact the Town Office at 846-3148 or Chebeague Community Church at church.chebeague@gmail.com. Neighbors can help via the Food Pantry, pick-up from Doughty’ s, grocery delivery, and more.
--- Thank you to the island community for everything we’ve done to help keep each other safe, healthy, and supported during this time!

The Island Commons today says goodbye to Stephanie Smith, who served as Navigator for our popular Chebeague Cares in-home service. Stephanie joined the Commons team in 2018 and last March took over her new position at Chebeague Cares, handling direct client care, scheduling and attracting new clients for this expanded Commons service. She made many friends while she was part of the Commons team. Service to our clients will continue uninterrupted. We wish Stephanie the best in her new position.


January 23, 2022 - First Ever Chebeague Community Church Membership Meeting
Sunday, January 30th,  10:00 am as part of our worship time together. Not a member?  You can still participate! To access reports and for ZOOM link:
http://www.chebeaguechurch.org/2021-annual-reports.html
January 22, 2022 - PhotoI took of a Snowy Owl, January 22nd, on East End on top of the Amy Bonville/Jeff Wescott's (Todd House) house. It had been hanging around the yard all day. At around 1:30 it flew down in direction of Layng House.
January 21, 2022 - Message from Ann Kirkpatrick, the superintendent: "Chebeague Island School had a staff member that tested positive for COVID this morning. We started our protocol of isolating the individual and called the island nurses to test the rest of the staff. We brought the students into the multipurpose room due to the cold temperatures and they were at their assigned learning/eating spaces.
--The school was disinfected again as a precaution.Parents were informed of the positive case and the plan to keep the day as normal with an abundance of safety for the students. Some parents opted to bring their children home - that is respected as some students have been absent recently.
- The administration works with the individuals and families of the positive cases as it is a confidential health issue.
-- At this time there are no known positive cases in the CIS building, the building is clean/disinfected and lessons are proceeding as planned for the day."

January 20, 2022 - Lisa Webber Schumacher passed away recently and her husband died a few weeks before her and a gofund has been set up for the family - click here to learn more.

Axiom internet and phone were down today for a few hours as there was a problem with equipment between Portland and Boston. This affected many communities around Maine.


January 19, 2022 - INFO ON HOME COVID-19 FREE TEST KITS. From the Maine Dept of Health and Human Services (DHHS) “The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has opened up ordering for COVID-19 tests. Ordering today will be available to zip codes with the highest vulnerability to COVID-19 (based on a social vulnerability and COVID-19 risk assessment by the Federal government). You can use this link to order tests both for yourself and for community members that you are working with, depending on the ZIP code eligibility of where they are being shipped to. CHW and Partner Access to Free COVID-19 At-home Rapid Tests – NACHW On Wednesday, this will open up more broadly (nationally) both through NACHW and through the new Federal website to order kits."
___Starting on Wednesday 1/19, everybody can use this link to order tests: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests.

Message from Selectmen Chair Donna Damon: "On behalf of the Town of Chebeague Island, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Viktoria Wood as Chebeague’s new Town Administrator and Christine Auffant as Chebeague’s new Town Clerk.
--- Viktoria Wood grew up on Chebeague after being adopted from Russia by Stephen and Beverly Johnson. She graduated from Greely High School and received a Bachelor of Social Work from USM.  After living off the island for a decade, she returned to the island when her daughter started school and was soon employed by the Town of Chebeague.  While working for the Town, she completed her Master of Social Work, but realized that her real passion was in municipal government. She was appointed Town Clerk in 2017.  After a comprehensive Town Administrator search, the Board of Selectmen appointed her to replace former Town Administrator, Justin Poirier, who recently became Monmouth’s Town Manager. Viktoria, her husband, Tom and two daughters live on Chebeague and are building a new home on the island. She has a deep commitment to the community and looks forward to working for the people of Chebeague.
--- Christine Auffant has owned a house on Chebeague for 15 years and has lived on the island full time for five years. She has worked for the Town for five years as Deputy Clerk and assistant to the Board of Selectmen. Christine and her husband, Steve have two grown sons who live in Maine. Christine looks forward to continuing to work for the Town of Chebeague as its new Town Clerk."

The Slow Bell is open this Friday and Saturday night from 5 to 8 for dinner and the bar open until 11. Our dinner specials (while they last) include turkey pot pie, pork and barley soup and haddock with crab stuffing on risotto. For desserts, we have carrot cake, choc cream pie and frosted brownies. We will try for karaoke Saturday night! Don't forget to return your votes for our summer menu for a 10% discount on your meal this week! If you didn't get one and want to vote, order and fill one out and we will give you the discount! Thanks!

A few people have been experiencing some unusual notes coming up when accessing this website. I have been on the phone with GoDaddy and they are making a few changes to the hosting that I hope will work. Hopefully this will be corrected. I believe that GoDaddy has resolved this issue now.


January 17, 2022 - Photosby Vika Wood of Stone Wharf at high tide January 17th. Click here for a video she took. Click here for another video.

School Committee Budget Workshop tomorrow evening January 18th at 6pm at the school.

There is a Selectmen's Meeting this Wednesday, January 19th via zoom at 6pm - see agenda and packet.

The power went out on island around 9 AM and we are expecting it to get back on around 6PM we hope.There is a tree on the power lines near the Hook. Please do not drive under it.

Message from CTC - The 10/10:15am and 12/12:15pm ferry trips are canceled today due to high winds. Other cancellations remain possible and we will continue to evaluate throughout the day.


January 16, 2022 - From CTC: The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Casco Bay and is forecasting wind gusts over 55 knots for tomorrow (1/17), with the strongest winds being forecasted for mid-day. Ferry service interruptions are possible. We regret any inconvenience, but the safety of our passengers and crew are our priority. Any cancellations will be posted on our facebook page as well as sent to those who subscribe to receive our notifications.
January 15, 2022 - For those who missed the Wright-Pierce Engineers regarding Stone Wharf you can click here to get the video, audio and presentation slides.

January 14, 2022 - For those who missed the Chebeague Community Housing Discussion on Wednesday evening you can click here to see the recording of the group discussion.

Don't forget to sign up for the Chebeague Recreation Center's Paint & Sip! Both beginners and experienced artists will have fun with watercolors recreating a view of Chebeague. The class will take place on January 20 from 7-9pm on Zoom. Learn more and register at ChebeagueRec.com

Are you a student, teacher, or school administrator connected to an unbridged island community school in Maine? The Island Institute is excited to announce that our 2022 scholarship applications are now open!
Some applications are rolling, with first-come, first-served awards, and some deadlines are coming up February 28, 2022. If you haven't submitted your application yet, don't delay—check out all of our options and apply today!
Please CLICK HERE to learn more, and help us spread the word to anyone you know who might be eligible and interested!

Many probably already know that Archie Ross's granddaughter, Browen Dosch (Gale's daughter) is having major medical issues and a fund has been started to help the family out -CLICK HERE for more information.


January 13, 2022 - A reminder from Kim Boehm.... I am still willing to give limited scholarships for anyone entering the trades.
Also I still am offering to provided financial assistance to anyone who is willing to become SCUBA certified.
In addition, any student who graduates HS or gets a GED is eligible for a cash award.
These incentives are for Chebeague residents only, and some limitations apply. call me at 846 2468 if interested.

January 12, 2022 - CART (Community Action Response Team) Meeting, Thursday 1/13/2022 3:30 via the Town Zoom (Meeting ID: 326962753, Passcode: 175989

Things are always happening at the Chebeague Community Church. A very visible sign, literally, will be the installation of a new sign with our new name. Within the next few weeks, the old one will come down to be carefully measured, dried and cleaned and made ready to accept an insert that represents our future. Together. We are the Chebeague Community Church.


January 11, 2022 - REMINDER TOMMOROW: Community Housing Discussion Series - Wednesday, January 12, at 7:00 PM
Please join the Town and the Island Institute in the third Zoom discussions regarding housing on Chebeague. The meeting is sponsored by the Town of Chebeague and is facilitated by the Island Institute. The focus of this conversation will be "envisioning possibilities." Please plan to attend and lend your voice to the discussion! Meeting ID: 849 4995 9935 - direct link: https://islandinstitute.zoom.us/j/84949959935
if you need to call: Meeting ID: 849 4995 9935
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January 9, 2022 - Postponed: CIHS Ellsworth Miller Lecture scheduled for Monday, January 10th, Donna Damon's: "Part II: Island Non-Profit Organizations and their History of Building Community." Sincere thanks for your interest, participation, and continued support. reschedule date to be announced

The Council will be hosting Soup to Go on Wednesday, January 12 at noon. There will be vegetarian and non-vegetarian soup options, as well as biscuits and dessert. The meal is free!
Please bring your own bag if taking away more than one serving.


January 7, 2022 - CTC's bus service is canceled today through the 1:45pm/2:15pm trips due to heavy snow. More cancellations are possible in the afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience but the safety of our passengers and employees is our priority. Notices of additional cancellations will be sent and posted on CTC's Facebook page.

Message from Chloe: The library is closed today, Friday 1/7 due to the snowstorm. Stay safe and thank you to those who are out plowing and removing snow! Happy snow day! We are open again tomorrow at 10 and we hope to see you for story time at 10:30.

Message from Casco Bay Lines: CASCO BAY LINES SHARES COVID UPDATE As businesses and transit operators across the region are grappling with the impact of the recent wave of the COVID pandemic, CBL continues to operate while prioritizing the health and safety of our customers, employees and communities. While no schedule reductions are planned at this time, we are experiencing short-term staffing shortages as a result of COVID. We expect this will continue, and potentially increase, over the next few weeks.
As we have shared throughout the pandemic, we encourage customers to be aware that operational changes, including one-time or recurring reductions in service, may still occur as a result of the pandemic.Any such changes will be communicated on our website, via this email list and sent through our text alert system. We strongly encourage all riders to subscribe to our text alerts to receive any schedule updates in real-time. To subscribe, text CBLAlerts to 41411 or visit this page on our website. Finally, we continue to encourage you to review our COVID-19 information on our website prior to traveling with us. Thank you.


January 6, 2022 - Photoby Tom Schutte at Sandy Point and click here for shells on beach at Coleman's Cove..

Message from Mellssa: Given the current omicron surge and the recommendation of the Maine Council of Churches for congregations to switch to virtual gatherings, worship will be remote only for 1/9, 1/16 and 1/23 via Zoom at this link - we will continue to monitor the situation as the month progresses.
Zoom link for Sunday worship: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83441145219?pwd=YnBaa1ZRblV6VXc0dU16bkFaUWhZQT09

Message from Katy McCann: "Winter 2022 Yoga & Movement - Yoga and Mindful Movement Classes with Katy are back. I’ll be offering in-person classes with the support and cooperation of the Hall and the Island Council.
Classes are Tuesday/Thursday, 7:30 - 8:45 am (no class on vet Thursdays),
Tuesday Jan 11 - Thursday March 17 (10 weeks). I’m thrilled to share that the Island Council will sponsor 1/3 of the cost of each class for each participant! So, normally $15 per class, for these 10 weeks classes will be $10 each and you are welcome to purchase a 5-class pass for $50. (If this is cost prohibitive for you, please contact me privately for sliding scale options.)
The Hall and Council asks that all participants are vaccinated. Masks are optional. The Hall is spacious enough for us to spread out and also is equipped with 3 high-quality air filters. My classes are for all bodies, all levels, all experiences. Classes are a blend of yoga and restorative exercises with unique cues that help you work with your body as it is right now, while creating the strength, mobility and ease of movement you crave. No super bendy, acrobatic stuff – just feeling better.
Please contact Katy for more info and/or to be added to my Chebeague email list - Kathleenmccann@usa.net"

The YARMOUTH VET will be at the Hall this morning from 8:40 or so until 11:30. the signup sheet will go up around 8:00. Call Sam (846-0510) if you have any difficulty signing up.


January 5, 2022 - Tonight is the Selectmen's Meeting at 6pm - see agenda and packet.

Tommorow, Thursday at 6pm there is an informational meeting with Wright-Pierce Engineers regarding Stone Wharf. Not on the town zoom.
Wright-Pierce is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Stone Wharf Study Update
Time: Jan 6, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89137200803?pwd=Um4zYzloY2h5cGdVenQ1VmRpUXZPUT09
Meeting ID: 891 3720 0803
Passcode: 420422


January 4, 2022 - The Chebeague Recreation Center is hosting a Paint & Sip event over Zoom on Thursday, January 20 from 7-9pm. In this guided class, will be using watercolors to paint a view of Chebeague! Learn more and register at ChebeagueRec.com.

The Slow Bell will be open Friday and Saturday this weekend! Looking forward to seeing you all! We will be serving our limited menu of favorites including burgers, pizza, etc. We will also be serving turkey dinner, haddock chowder, baked haddock with peppers, onions and tomatoes with risotto, limoncello tarts, and frosted brownies. Dinner until 8, karaoke on Saturday night in the bar. Call ahead for takeout 846.3078

Chebeague Island Historical Society Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series Upcoming Lecture
Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7PM
Donna Damon, CIHS Curator
Part II: Island Non-Profit Organizations and their History of Building Community - Try signing in a few minutes before 7:00pm by going to Join a Meeting Log in ID number is 82962476056 - no password needed.


January 3, 2022 -The School Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, 2022 has been changed - we would not have a quorum for the entire meeting. The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:00. The agenda will stay the same.

Click here for an update from Chebeague Covid Testing Team. I hope everyone stays safe and is vacinated and getting their boosters.


January 2, 2022 - For upcoming CTC low tide schedule changes, please click here.

January 1, 2022 - Chebeague Island to The Outback Bowl Tampa Florida - so exciting to see Tyler Putnam singing the National Anthem! Click here to see - extremely impressive!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

One of the exciting things that are happening in the bird world is a Stellar Sea Eagle has been seen in Maine and right now is in Georgetown/Reid State Park. There have been a few people on the island including Stephen who saw a huge eagle with white on it from a distance and decided it was an owl so I hope everyone is keeping their eyes open because it is only a few miles away from here right now. If it ever did decide to stay here a while I don't think the boat could handle the swarms of people who would show up.

Tomorrow Stephen and I will be walking and travelling around the East End of Chebeague for the annual Christmas Bird Count that we have been doing for many years. I will post the results when I get them. The area that is included is North of Littlefield Road and the waters toward Harpswell. We always check out the bird feeders in all the yards to count. So far I will be able to report on is a Baltimore Oriole that has been at the Burgess feeders.


December 31, 2021 - Selectmen's Meeting is this Wednesday at 6pm and is on zoom - click here for agenda and packet.

School Committee Meeting this Tuesday, January 4th at 6pm at the school - see agenda.


December 28, 2021 - Photo to show what you do on Chebeague when you come from the Netherlands on December 28th.

By now most everyone has received The Recompense Fund Annual Report and we hope you all have enjoyed it. Just in case you didn't get yours or it has been misplaced you can always go to the Recompense Website (www.recompensefund.com) and click on the report or just click here to see it and learn how we are doing. A huge thank you for your contributions and support to us and all the nonprofits that really keep Chebeague vibrant!

The Town of Chebeague is advertising for a fulltime Bookkeeper postition - click here for more information that is on the Town Website.

Message from Chloe: Join us at the library on Thursday 1/20 from 3:30-6pm for Young adult/high school night! We will be going over the Compass Workforce Grant available from the Island Institute for ages 15-30! You do not have to be a student. We will also provide information on other scholarships available for travel, school and gap year. High school students can get off the bus from the school boat. Please bring masks and a snack if you wish. Students are also welcome to work on homework instead or come to socialize and connect with other young islanders. This event is open to all ages high school -age 30.

The library will be moving to new hours starting 1/3:

Monday 6-8pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-1pm
Sunday CLOSED


December 27, 2021 - CTC would like to remind all of our passengers that the ferry begins boarding 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time at the Stone Wharf. Please plan your arrival accordingly. Also, our January newsletter along with the January and February crew assistance/low tide schedule changes are now posted on our website. We wish everyone a happy New Year and thanks for all the support in 2021!

I hope everyone has been as busy as I have, enjoying family and friends over the holidays! Last week a group of people sang carols in the center of the island in Littlefield Woods. Looks like it was a great time and I will try to make it next year for sure. Click here to see a video of the Caroling in the Woods with photos by Cathy MacNeill, videos by John Howard and Chip Emery.


December 25, 2021 - Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2021 - COMMUNITY CAROLING update from Erika — thanks to everyone who came to Carol in the Woods on Dec 14th! It felt very "Whos down in Whoville” in the middle of the woods where all trails meet. We will soon be sharing some video and photos. On Christmas Eve morning, for many years I have looked forward to meeting at the store, seeing Julie, enjoying her nice spread on the counter that she puts on for her holiday open house at the store and most of all, seeing islanders of all ages kick off Community caroling around the island. Sadly, due to the Omicron virus, Julie and I decided to cancel this year’s community caroling event. Even outside, even masked we do not feel comfortable singing en masse. The store will still be open (masks required). Wishing everyone a safe, patient and happy holiday!

KN95 masks purchased by the Town of Chebeague are available for the community. A KN95 mask provides better protection than many other face masks, if you want more protection than most cloth or disposable masks. These masks are reusable, and available free of charge.
Masks are available at: Town Office, Rec Center, Library, Transfer Station, CTC Ferry. FMI contact the Town Office


December 21, 2021 - Click here for a letter from Beth and Jeff Putnam about a kelp application they are appying for from the Department of Marine Resources. If you have any questions please contact them at putnamjeff543@gmail.com.

NOTICE: Today there is a Maine wide issue with an internet trunk line that is causing intermitent problems with the internet and phone lines here on Chebeague and other areas around the state. Axiom and Consolidated are working on the problem and are hoping to have it resolved by the end of today. I will keep you updated on the progress. As of 4pm a cable on CCIs equipment was replaced and everything is back to normal.

Message from May: Last chance to buy a pie for the Slow Bell's fundraiser for the Island Commons. Key lime, chocolate cream, coconut, pumpkin, mince, pecan! Respond to this email or text 332.2368. $25 pie includes tax. 20% of the proceeds got to the Island Commons along with 3 pies. Pick up Thursday morning at the Slow Bell or make arrangements to have them dropped off.

Message from Kim Boehm: "I would like to thank CTC and all of its employees, for assisting in my junk car removal/aquifer protection project. Over 35 vehicle (or parts thereof) were removed, as well as many loads of scrap metal. old tires, lead acid batteries and several hundred gallons of waste fluids. This not only saves the Town money, but goes a long way in protecting our one and only water source. Also thanks for all the people who have helped in my efforts, either physically, mentality or otherwise....Kim"


December 20, 2021- Photo taken morning of 12/19/21 by Doug Ross. Click here to see the trees decorated by the Fire and Rescue Volunteers.

Barrie Shepherd has a few copies of A Way with Words, his Christmas 2021 poetry collection, left on the shelves, and five days to go before the book becomes out of date. You have probably already purchased a copy, or copies, in good time for your Xmas list. But might someone have been forgotten? Or have you just remembered a friend who would appreciate a small selection of verse to add depth and height, plus an occasional smile, to these rare and holy days? Help him clear off his shelves. Order another copy - or two - and increase the checks to the food pantries. They are not exactly pricey at $10 per copy (plus $2 postage) and $7 of that price goes to help feed the hungry. And by the way, poetry will never go out of date.
To order email barrieshep@aol.com, call 207 510 1637, or drop a note to 15 Piper Road - K325, Scarborough, ME 0004074.

Click here for a different (updated) version of "The Night Before Christmas" that Barrie shared with me.


December 19, 2021 - Don't forget TODAY from 12-3 - Christmas Sale at the Museum Shop - everything is 20% off. Photo is from a 1990s rendition of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

December 17, 2021 - Christmas Eve is only a week away but you still have time to pick up that last minute gift at the Museum Shop. We'll be open on Sunday December 19 from 12-3 with 20% off!! We specialize in Chebeague Swag. Connection to place is what we are all about! Books, Shirts, glasses, mugs and Miller Designs and much more! And if you have a Hamilton or Doughty on your family tree you may want one of our new shirts dedicated to those families! They are going fast! Hope to see you on Sunday! A special bonus is the 1990s photo of a Christmas play!

Chebeague Island School Committee Meeting is this Tuesday, December 21, at 6pm at the School - click here for agenda.


December 16, 2021 - Photo of lights by Steve Todd in memory of his daughter Emily.

The Chebeague School Holiday Concert was tonight and we tried to zoom it for all the families and friends that couldn't be here. It is a little rough on the sound and sometimes hard to hear and understand but we will perfect it for the next concert. This was our first attempt at a concert live zoom. We did try to tape it as well but there was a glitch and we only got 10 minutes. You can CLICK HERE to see what you missed or to see it again. It starts about 3 minutes into it.

For those who missed last weeks Community Housing Discussion Series - you can click here to hear the audio!

The CRC has events coming up this month for younger ones and families!
Holiday Craft Fair - December 17
Dinner & A Movie - December 22
Children's Movement & Mindfulness Class - January 8 & 22
Learn more about each of our upcoming programs on chebeaguerec.com.

The Chebeague Island School Holiday Concert is today at 5:30 and you will be able to see it by zoom. Click here to go into the Zoom meeting or use the following address and password: Meeting ID: 835 9569 9765 Passcode: chebeague .


December 15, 2021 - Just a reminder from the Chebeague Community Church that you must register ahead of time if you plan on attending our 7 PM in-person Christmas Eve service. http://www.chebeaguechurch.org/christmas-eve-2021.html. Our 7 PM service will also be broadcast over Zoom: (Meeting ID: 834 4114 5219, Passcode: 20152020). Please do this ASAP to help us plan seating and physical distancing. Thank you! Contact the church with any questions.

CHRISTMAS TREES: Haven’t gotten your tree yet? The Chebeague island school still has a few Christmas trees left! Contact Carrie Ridgway at Carrie.ridgway77@gmail.com and we’ll set up a time for you to pick your tree! Happy holidays! And thank you to everyone who purchased trees up to this point. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Message from May: Reminder that we are open for the LAST TIME until well into 2022. Please come out and show us your support and make it a great weekend for the Slow Bell family. We will be open Friday and Saturday of this weekend and are welcoming AMANDA CAMPBELL AND GARY ROSS for a night of music Friday night. We’ve got great specials, including crab stuffed haddock and chicken marsala, as well as our limited menu with fried haddock, pizzas, burgers, and all your favorites! We will be taking orders for pies that will be available for pick up on Thursday the 23rd. Don’t forget to place your order and 20% of sales go to the Island Commons (along with 3 pies). Hope to see you at the Slow Bell! Call ahead for takeout 846.3078. For pies ONLY, call or text 332.2368 (leave a message).


December 14, 2021 - Tomorrow evening zoom Selectmen's Meeting at 6pm - click here for agenda and packet.

December 13, 2021 - Tomorrow is the first Carol in the Woods - where we will be singing carols in the center of the island in Littlefield Woods (where all the trails meet) starting about 1pm. Click here for more information about this new musical adventure.

SALE: Island Christmas shopping - 5 to 7:30, Tomorow, Tuesday, December 14 at the MUSEUM! 20% off and then on Sunday, December 19th 12 - 3. Friday, December 17th is the last day for online ordering.

The CRC's weekly Backgammon nights return tomorrow, Tuesday 12/7 at 7pm. Beginners and experienced players alike are welcome to play backgammon, cribbage, and more! Come learn a new game or play a familiar favorite on Tuesday evenings. See photo from the last time.

Message from the Commons: The ticket has been drawn, and the lucky winner of Island Commons 2021 Holiday Raffle is Cheryl Buxbaum!  Thanks to Ellen Maher for donating her beautiful ceramics, and to all who bought tickets to support the Commons.  We raised over $600 dollars!  Happy Holidays everyone.

TONIGHT -7PM is the Historical Society’s monthly Miller Lecture Series presentation. JERRY WILES will present "President Washington's New England Travels during the Autumn of 1790". “When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States of America was still a loose and quarrelsome confederation and a tentative political experiment. Washington undertook a tour of the ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens about his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing–Americans.” Nathaniel Philbrick.
---- Everyone is welcome to join us on Zoom. Please sign in a few minutes before 7 by going to zoom.us and selecting Join a Meeting. The Meeting ID is 82962476056.

IMPORTANT Message from the Town: The Public Works Department is removing floats from the Stone Wharf this week.

 

 

 


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