A crowd of about 100 island residents and summer visitors attended the Open House at Swan’s Island’s new health care facility on July 9. The Mill Pond Health Center, which opened its doors to patients last November, is off to a good start, providing a variety of health and wellness services to island residents and
On an island everyone fights a fire. It’s a fact. It’s like that with all emergencies on islands. Community residents respond during a time of crisis, and a fire on an unbridged island is definitely a crisis. Response time to a fire call on most islands is generally very good, but on some of the
Oriana Waldren, a seven-year-old from Portland, is helping to save the lighthouse on Swan’s Island. When she arrived on the island with her family this summer, she set up a small stand at the end of her driveway with the help of her mother, artist Willa Vennema. At her stand, Oriana sold jewelry, note cards,
Discovery Channel’s TV show “Dirty Jobs” has nothing on the job of the mud walker. As low tide approached, more than a dozen lobstermen and sternmen, dressed in oilskins, fishing boots, and heavy gloves, methodically combed the inside of the lobster pound at the Swan’s Island Fishermen’s Co-op. The pound, a 400- by 350-foot enclosure,
The Swan’s Island Baptist Church hosted a special chamber music event on Nov. 4. This is the third year that the Winsor musicians have traveled to Swan’s Island to perform. Peggy Pearson, oboist; Peter Sykes, harpsichordist; and Kendra Colton, soprano delighted islanders with the works of J.S. Bach, R. Vaughan Williams, Thomas Augustine Arne and
Residents of Swan’s Island met at the island school for a special town meeting on June 20. Fire chief Robert Gardner and assistant fire chief Joshua Joyce asked voters to approve a request for a new fire truck. Chief Gardner explained to voters that the truck being replaced, a tanker, is almost 30 years old and has been in need
In celebration of his 300th birthday this year, “Benjamin Franklin” has been visiting Maine Schools. On April 5, Mr. Franklin visited the Swan’s Island School and Town Library, where he met with students and community members. Students from nearby Frenchboro traveled to Swan’s Island on a lobster boat to attend the presentation as well. Mr.