The theme for this semester's show is:  Meet Me Anywhere

Stories about Chebeague include:

1.  Getting Old Is For The Birds - a photo essay by Marcus DeSeino about the Island Commons.  He explores how the island community cares for its aging residents.  

2.  An Island Almost Unto Itself - a story by Marc LeBourdais with photos by Claire Houston.  Marc's story explores how Chebeaguers prepare for the long, Maine winters.  He shows how the the community came together to build storm windows for their neighbors, and features some members of the Chebeague United Methodist Church.  He writes about an oil tank delivery and talks with Paul Belesca at the boatyard.  He also features Gin Ballard and her work with the Samaritan Fund and Susan Stavropolous and the challenges of heating one of the oldest houses on the island.  

3.  A Second Wind - a photo essay about Second Wind Farm by Claire Houston.  Claire followed Chuck Varney through his day and explores the challenges of keeping the farm running, even after the last harvest of the season.

Also worth noting is that island resident Jenny Goff will be reading from her story about land use issues called Two Mother Natures

The show starts at 5:00 pm and will feature a photo gallery show, live readings and a "Radio Church" with a room dedicated to listening to radio stories.   Light refreshments will be served.

The show is free and open to the public, and will remain up in the gallery through the end of January.

The address for Salt is:

561 Congress St. between Oak & Forest Sts. in Portland.  

Everyone on Chebeague is invited!  We hope to see you there!


Claire Houston