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photo - taken Friday night 2/3/23 by Jon Rich - Click here for another view..


February 6, 2023 - Rehearsals for the Hall's musical comedy, "You Can't Get There From Here," start Tuesday evening at 6:00!
Be a part of the long island tradition of home-grown theater! Such fun!

February 5, 2023 - Are you looking for a part time job? The Chebeague Community Church is looking for an administrative assistant to work about 30 hrs per month. The hours are flexible.
This is a support position and religious affiliation is not expected. Please click here find the job description and learn how to apply.

Click here for an article about the Main Street Hospitality that will be taking over the running of the Chebeague Island Inn.


February 4, 2023 - photo - taken 2/4/23 by Stephen Todd - The temperatures over night were -14º and it was -12º when this was taken. I know that Jon and Stephen have been working all night and day with frozen pipes and heat problems.

The Chebeague Historical Society's Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series on Monday February 27th at 7pm via Zoom only will be Richard Hackel - Photographer: Chebeague Island Landscape Photography - click here for more information.


February 3, 2023 - Today at noon was a very interesting and informative Zoom presentation about Captain Frederick Drinkwater: A Maine Slave Ship Captain. He was born in Yarmouth, Maine and was quite notorious. If you missed it you can click here and see the presentation that was put on by the Maine Conservation Voters. It is quite eye opening about the history of the slave ships and how Maine was involved.

School Committee Meeting next Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm - see agenda.


February 2, 2023 - photo - taken 2/2/23 by Geoff Summa at sunset.

The Chebeague Recreation Center is aligning with the American Heart Association (AHA) Campaign to Love your Heart for February - Valentine month. Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death in the US, and everyone can benefit from learning about how to reduce their risk of heart disease.
Please check out this AHA website to learn about the “Essential 8” for heart healthy living:
https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/lifes-essential-8
The Rec center will be hosting myriad events to support everyone in achieving in their essential 8, including posting heart healthy recipes, encouraging aerobic exercise, and offering “Love Your Heart” events on valentine's week. Stay tuned!


February 1, 2023 - Soup is on at the Hall today - see you there!

There was an Aquaculture Session yesterday at the Hall with the Department of Marine Resources and the Maine Sea Grant. For those who missed the meeting you can watch it on the Town of Chebeague Youtube Chanell - click here.

Chebeague Housing Q & A Session
Sunday, February 26th - 2-4PM; the Hall
Refreshments and childcare provided
--- On Sunday, 26th, from 2-4PM at the Hall, there will be a panel discussion and community Q&A on island housing, facilitated by the Island Institute, as we learn from experts about the funding opportunities and regulations surrounding the construction of sustainable housing on Chebeague Island.
--- What questions do you have about housing on the island? Zoning? State legislation? Best practice? All questions are welcome.
--- If possible, please email your questions to Ben Yosua-Davis (ben.yosuadavis@gmail.com) by Tuesday, February 14th, so we can ensure that they're covered as part of our panel discussion at the beginning of the program. Thank you and we hope to see you all there on February 26th!


January 31, 2023 - Ladies Aid.will resume this Thursday Feb 2nd at the Parish House at.11.
We welcome all ladies who enjoy fellowship together.Bring your lunch and enjoy the friendship.

January 29, 2023 - Ctc would like to thank all those that moved their cars to help us get the lot cleared this past Saturday. We were able to get the lot back into pretty good shape in short order thanks to the lot being almost empty. Thank you!

From the Chebeague Island Historical Society: The presenter for our next lecture will be Gayle Bowness from The Gulf of Maine Research Center. The lecture topic will be: "Preparing Coastal Communities for Sea Level Rise". Join us at Zoom.us on 1/30 at 7 PM. The Meeting ID is 829 6247 6056. No password is required. And, many thanks to Michael Porter for his December lecture on sundials!
Please see our February Newsletter - click here.

Casco Bay Lines Down Bay Schedule Sub-Committee Meeting - In Person or Virtual is Tuesday, February 1, 7:45am to 8:45am - click here to get more information.


January 27, 2023 - The CTC is working on clearing the Cousins Island lot due to the substantial amount of wet and heavy snow. In order to help them clear the lot efficiently and safely, they are asking that the Cousins Parking lot customers help by moving their car out of the Cousins lot beteen 10:15am and 3:30pm on Saturday, January 28. Cars with Cousins Island permits are welcome to park any time at the Route One parking lot, which has a lot of cleared space right now. Additionally, if you are a Cousins Island parking customer and go over this Saturday morning to move your car on the 10am ferry and you return on the 4pm ferry the same day, you may ride at no cost. They would like to thank their customers in advance for helping to get the lot cleared and back to a much more usable condition.

Dont forget to get your dog license by January 31st. If you register after the 31st the State requires a fee of $25.

Due to the rain and until further notice, the clam flats on Chebeague Island are CLOSED.


January 26, 2023 - Chebeague Rec Center - Program Updates
--Teen Comedy Night - Friday 1/27 - 7-9pm
An Event for Teens.
--Drum Circle - Sat 1/28 - 3-5pm
Bring your Drum and have some fun!
--Game Night - Tuesday 1/31 7-9pm
Backgammon, Scrabble, or Chess

At around 11 last night the power went off on the island and was restored early this morning. The internet was back on and for some reason it went off about 10:30 and Axiom is working on getting it restored - sorry for the inconvenience. The internet is back up at 11:20.


January 24, 2023 - Soup is on at the Hall at noon. Students from the school will be joining us. Donations will go toward the Chebeague Island School. Don't forget coffee too at 9.
Please join us!

Message from John Wilkinson: "The cars I service will take a couple of days to clean out due to the storm ending late last night and the 14" of snow we received! Let alone the cousins parking lot lack of space."


January 23, 2023 - photo - taken 01/23/23 by Doug Ross early morning. Click here for another and click here for one more.

School Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 24th at 6pm - click here for agenda. Of interest Yvonne from the Island Institute will be hooking into our meeting to discuss school populations on the islands. Ann can send a Zoom link to people who are interested.

Click here to learn more about a Historical Society program on Climate Change that is happening on zoom January 30th at 7pm. There will be discussion on the effects of climate change on Chebeague.

Another snow storm today and no school again as there was one last Friday as well.


January 21, 2023 - A dead deer was discovered on the West end Thursday. No injuries were visible and Kim Boehm contacted the Warden Service. They think it died from bloat, due to eating feed corn. They cannot process corn in the winter, so if you use corn to feed other animals (turkeys,birds, etc) please try to do so in such a manner, that it can be contained. Possibly in a container that can be brought in at night.

January 20, 2023 - photo of the Stone Wharf submitted by the Danielsons on January 20th.

Snow storm today and no school!


January 19, 2023 - Friday Jan 19: Dr Larson will NOT be coming. She will return Friday Feb. 3. Please contact her at 233-2502 to schedule an appointment. You do not have to be a Direct Primary Care patient to be seen.

January 18, 2023 - 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 Agenda: click here


January 17, 2023 - Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Soup is on! Hungarian Mushroom and Taco soup will be served at noon at the Hall. Come join us! Coffee with Susie at 9!

The Yarmouth Vet will NOT be coming to the Hall in February.

Also, a reminder that dogs need to be licensed in the town before the end of the month.


January 12, 2023 - Message from May: "Thank you, Chebeaguers! Over the past three months, most of the members of this amazing community have offered their physical, social, spiritual, financial, and emotional support as I work to recover from a serious back injury. For more than a month, I couldn't even tolerate sitting up, so I spent much of my time making hats. I've left a supply of hats at the library and hope you will come take one. If they don't suit your style, grab one and share it with a friend or someone who needs a pick-me-up."
January 11, 2023 - Ever looked at a beautiful scene and wished you could paint a picture? Now you can with Sandra Rice’s 4 session watercolor class. It starts Tuesday January 17, 1-2:30pm for four weeks; final Tuesday 2/7 will be 1-4 pm to finish your creation.) Sandra is in Florida so this will be by zoom, though we can have some people meet at the Rec if desired and use the large TV - Call Steve Auffant at the Rec to discuss options other than zooming from your home. Sliding scale registration available. Please register at this link: http://www.chebeaguerec.com/store/p197/Watercolor_Series_with_Sandra_Rice_via_ZOOM.html

January 10, 2023 - photo - of a Barred Owl take by Mark Dyer - a lot of people have been seeing them around these days so keep your eyes open.

Don't forget SOUPS on today from noon to 1 at the Hall! Soups are Tortelloni in Curry Cream and Tomato Soup with Gnocchi. Coffee with Suzie at 9 as well!

Tonight is a Selectmen's Meeting at 6pm at the Hall- click here for the packet. We are fortunate now to be able to view it as well on our Town of Chebeague Youtube Channel.


January 9, 2023 - Soup's on! Please join us for Wednesday soup at the Hall, noon-1. Soups are Tortelloni in Curry Cream and Tomato Soup with Gnocchi.

January 8, 2023 - It is time to start thinking about the POLAR PLUNGE! This year the tide will again be a little low but it makes it more exciting having to run a quarter mile to find water. The date for the plunge this year will be February 25th at 11am - hope to see you there!

I was sorry to learn recently that Jeffrey Bates passed away in May of 2020 from Covid and I have added his obituary to the people page. Jeffrey had a house built on the end of Deer Point a number of years back.


January 7, 2023 - School Committee meeting this Tuesday at 6 pm at the school - see agenda.

Yvonne Thomas from the Island Institute will be at the Chebeague Island School with her new colleague Ken Stevenson on Tuesday, January 10 and invite people to come talk about the Island Institute's scholarships and workforce grants.. They will be at school from about 9:00am to 2:00pm. If you want to set up a time, please email Yvonne at ythomas@islandinstitute.org, or just drop in at school on Tuesday.


January 4, 2023 - Don't forget coffee at the Hall at 9 and soup at the Hall at noon!

Congratulations to the Groothoff children (they sure grew up fast): Luke Groothoff wrapped up his academic and athletic career at Messiah University this past December. Luke graduated with a BA in Biomedical Art & Design (Summa Cum Laude) and was awarded both All American and Academic All American honors as a midfielder for the Messiah Men's Soccer Team following a successful season (20 wins, 0 losses, 2 ties). Luke is starting his own medical illustration/animation business and will be working from his home office here on Chebeague! His brother, Jonathan, is a First Year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine and his sister, Ehryn, is a third year nursing student at Messiah, is playing lacrosse, and will be working at the Commons this coming summer as a CRMA.


January 3, 2023 - Message from Jen and Christine: "Dear Friends,
Two Birds Cafe will be closed until March 30, 2023…
We want to Thank You All, for your generous and heartfelt support over the past several months. We set out on this business adventure to curate and present beautiful, healthy & homemade fare. We love our job, and the camaraderie we feel with each of You is so important to Us, especially as you are all so supportive and encouraging!
It’s been a tremendous learning curve with plenty of hiccups… but we truly hope that the venue we have created and will continue to perfect, makes you feel welcomed and nourished, as we put our heart & soul into everything we present.
We will re-open on March 30, 2023…continuing our same hours:
Thursday & Friday 11:00- 3:00
Saturday 10:00- 3:00
Our hours will increase as we progress happily into Spring!
Cheers & Love,
The Two Birds!!"

The first soup lunch of 2023 will be served on Wednesday, 1/4. Come join us and bring a friend. Don't forget coffee from 9 to 11as well.

The selectmen's meeting has been rescheduled to January 11th at 6pm.


January 1, 2023 - Happy New Year!

Lock Kiermaier did a wonderful presentation about what he is learning about Little Chebeague at the Parish House this morning and we will be able to share it at some time. They talked about the project the Chebeague school children did in 2016 and I said I would share it. They are little videos done by the students about 6 of the cottages and hotel - click here to see.


December 31, 2022 - photo - of the last sunrise in 2022 at Coleman's Cove by Art Ryder.

December 30, 2022 - Selectboard will have an emergency meeting tomorrow, Saturday, December 31st at 9:00AM at the Chebeague Island Hall. The agenda is attached.

Lock Kiermaier will present an illustrated program about Little Chebeague. on Sunday, New Years Day, 10 AM, at the Parish House. Please join us for coffee, muffins and pictures in a casual setting. Everyone is welcome. Also available via Zoom

By now most everyone has received The Recompense Fund 2022 Annual Report but just in case you didn't get yours you can click here to see it online. We even have a QRCode on the back page to make it easier to donate. On our webpage we have an In Memoriam Page with photos of all those who have had donations made in their memory. We wish you all a Happy New Year!!

If your home or small business incurred uninsured damages in the  December 23rd storm there may be relief ahead. The State is requesting those who incurred damages not covered by insurance—including loss due to flood, tree impact, vehicle damage, and refrigeration failure—to file a preliminary damage assessment. Any losses not covered by insurance may qualify. --To complete the assessment, the form must be submitted by email by January 2, 2023. The form can be found at: https://www.maine.gov/.../inline-files/IA_PDA_9-29-22.pdf
The completed form, plus any pictures and other supporting documentation, should be emailed to: CCEMA-EOC@cumberlandcounty.org
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This information will be forwarded to the Maine Emergency Management Agency for a request for a federal Individual Assistance (IA) declaration. While there is no guarantee of an IA declaration, every application provides evidence that Maine residents and businesses need assistance in recovering from the storm.
--- Contact Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Planner Margaret Cushing with questions at: 207-892-6785 or cushing@cumberlandcounty.org.


December 27, 2022 - THE FEW (Joquin Bonville, Davy Dealaman, and Finn Snow) will be performing at THE PORTHOLE on New Years eve! Music begins at 8:30 and will end sometime after midnight. Please join us! --- THE PORTHOLE is located at 20 Commercial St, Portland.
December 26, 2022 - Happy New Year from the Chebeague Historical Society! Check out the article “Finding Your Roots” in our January Newsletter. It is a great example of the benefits we provide our community. Many thanks to our donors who make this and many other services possible!
December 25, 2022 - Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2022 - The power was out until about 5:30 pm yesterday. A gew areas of the island are still out today and the Boat Yard finally got power around 10 this morning. Caroling went on as planned with a nice group singing at the store the boat and the Commons!

In Maine Voices of the Portland Press Herald was a story by Eileen Horton about the "The transportive power of Chebeague Island blueberry jam - click here!


December 23, 2022 - movie - Storm December 23, 2022 almost high tide. I put together a quick youtube video of clips of the storm around high tide with a few photos at the end - Click here to see.

Power today has been out since about 5 this morning and there is a tree down on the North Road. CMP is trying to get here but are unable because of high winds, it is around 9am as I write this. Still blowing a lot and high tide is around 10 and it is higher tide than normal so I am worried about the effects. Casco Bay Lines have suspended service as well as CTC until later.


December 22, 2022 - photo - by Doug Ross at December 22 at at the Stone Wharf!

We are all here on the island preparing for a storm that is expected tomorrow with possible high winds.

TWO BIRDS CAFE will be closed until March 30 when we will resume our dinners to go and be open a few days a week. Thank You everyone for making our first season a success! We have had a wonderful time providing you with everything our Cafe has to offer. See you in March….
Jen & Christine (the birds)

The Sailing School announced that thanks to support from islanders and the Recompense Fund, they have bought 4 sailboats, marine radios and a second safety launch to add to the fleet next summer. The Yacht Club, which supports the Sailing School has posted its social and boating events for the summer – as well as a new Merchandise Store which has winter items available. Information is on their website – chebeagueyachtclub.com.


December 20, 2022 - Wednesday Soup this week is a little different...We are cooking up baked beans and hot dogs! Bring a friend and come to the Hall on Wednesday at noon.

Come one! Come all! Christmas Eve- two options AM and PM. - click here (December 24th at 9am start at the store and/or


December 19, 2022 - Board of Adjustment and Appeals meeting tonight at 5 pm - see agenda.

Chebeague School Committee meeting Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 6pm - see agenda.


December 18, 2022 - The Chebeague Historical Society Museum Shop is open from 1 to 4 today! All shop items are 30% off - Happy Holidays!!

Selectmen's meeting this Wednesday, December 21 at 6pm - see agenda and packet.


December 17, 2022 - photo - by Doug Ross at 6 am Saturday December 17 at Chandlers Wharf. Click here for another view!

December 16, 2022 - Today! All are invited to join Chebeague Island School for a Winter Concert Friday December 16th at 5:30 at the Community Hall. See flyer.

Come join the merry-making at the Rec Center this Saturday, December 17th at 3pm for the Jam-Along with John Howard. Bring your instruments or voices or both, or just come and enjoy. Refreshments will be served. Also, if you want to sign up for Katy McCann’s fitness class or Sandra Rice’s watercolor class starting in January, you can now sign up on line at the ChebeagueRec.com - join the fun!

Congratulations to Mark Ouellette who recently received the Inaugural Award from The Maine Broadband Coalition. Mark is president and chief operating officer of Axiom Technologies and is currently in charge of installing Chebeague’s new fiber optic broadband network.

If you have chebeague.net email please don't fall for the latest SCAM where subject is: "Notice: Your mailbox can no longer send or receive messages..." If you look at the address that the email is coming from, you will see that it is a foreign address. Don't click on any of the links in the email. That goes for any suspicious emails that sound like you are having a problem.

Notice: Your mailbox can no longer send or receive messages. update your storage

December 13, 2022 - Click here for those who missed Michaels program on the Historical Society Lecture Series “What an Antique Sundial can tell us about Time

Click here to see the news last night on how Maine stands on reaching its ambitious climate goals.

Soup's on! Come to the Hall and bring a friend to enjoy a hot cup of soup on Wednesday at noon. Choices are Portuguese kale/bean and mushroom barley.


December 12, 2022 - There will be a Select Board Executive Session tomorrow night at 6pm.

The Town of Chebeague will be featured on Chanell 6 news at 6pm tonight! Has to do with Climate Change Grant that Chebeague received from the State.


December 11, 2022 - Message from Bill and Julie Putnam: "Thank you to the Island Community of Chebeague. This note got lost in the activity so it is not as timely but still heartfelt. We appreciate those that could join us in August and those that could not make it but sent condolences and silent prayers. As I looked across the crowd that was at the cemetery I was reminded that we have all suffered losses but the Island is always there to support each other. Give a wave when you pass the cemetery and remember the smiles of family and friends that have passed as you go about your day. Happy Holidays

Two Birds Café
Thursday Dinner to Go - 12-15-22
Poached Atlantic Salmon with a bright and vibrant herbed sauce & served with a root vegetable puree.
$24.95 per serving - Side salad $5.95
- Please have your order in by 9:00am Wednesday 12-14-22 2birdscafe412@gmail.com

Story time at the Chebeague Island Library! CIL presents Story Time with Fern! Saturday, December 17th at 10:30. See Flyer

Monday December 12, 2022 @ 7pm - Only via Zoom
Presenter: Michael Porter “What an Antique Sundial can tell us about Time
Overview: Time is a slippery concept, as shown by the number of terms we have developed for different types of it: Sun Time, Zone Time, Civil Time, and Sidereal Time, just to name a few.  Looking at a Pocket Sundial (a predecessor of the pocket watch) from the time when Chebeague Island was just being settled lets us look at the nature of time and how it has been measured over the centuries.


December 10, 2022 - photo - by John Holt of the Carolers who gathered in Littlefield Woods Saturday. Click here for a photo of a couple of the elves that greeted us back at the rec.

December 9, 2022 - Caroling in the Littlefield Woods - Gather at the CCLT bench; in the woods, a magical place for music, Saturday, December 10 from 2-3. Treelighting - Elves will be serving cookies and cocoa at the CRC immediately after the caroling from 3 to 4 - Co-sponsored by the Chebeague Recreation Center and the Chebeague Cumberland Land Trust. See Flyer!

All are invited to join Chebeague Island School for a Winter Concert Friday December 16th at 5:30 at the Community Hall. See flyer.

Monday December 12, 2022 @ 7pm - Only via Zoom
Presenter: Michael Porter “What an Antique Sundial can tell us about Time
Overview: Time is a slippery concept, as shown by the number of terms we have developed for different types of it: Sun Time, Zone Time, Civil Time, and Sidereal Time, just to name a few.  Looking at a Pocket Sundial (a predecessor of the pocket watch) from the time when Chebeague Island was just being settled lets us look at the nature of time and how it has been measured over the centuries.

Holiday Shopping this weekend at the Red Studio! Open SUNDAY, December 11th from 1:00-3:00pm


December 7, 2022 - Selectmen's meeting tonight at 6 pm - see agenda and packet.

December 6, 2022 - photo - by Esther Danielson of the Stone Wharf beautiful tree. Thank you to the elves who decorate the trees for us each year. Stone Wharf elves were Nathan, Michael, Ralph and Donny, the Chandlers elves were Doug, Adrian, and Tad. Now to get a photo of the Chandlers tree.

CIHCC - Chebeague Island Hall Community Center has started up its coffee break time with Susie Stavropolous. Coffee and a little goodie. She would love to have some visitors at the Hall.

SOUPS ON - Wednesday Soup is on! Come join us for chicken and sausage gumbo or a roasted tomato bean soup. Ruth is making dessert! See you at the Hall at noon. You really don't want to miss this time - I hope I'm back from town in time.

This weekend the Yarmouth Coronavirus Task Force is hosting a vaccine clinic for everyone age 6 months to adult and Flu shots are also available - Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 2-5 PM. See flyer. They wanted to be sure that Chebeague Island knew about this clinic.


December 4, 2022 - photos - Chebeague was visited by Mr. and Mrs. Claus Saturday, December 3rd. It was a wonderful time for the children and community.

School Committee Meeting this Tuesday, December 6, 6pm - see agenda.


December 3, 2022 - Two Birds Café Thursday Dinner to Go 12-8-22
Traditional Bolognese Ragù prepared with lamp, pork & beef served over fresh Pappardelle pasta & a Caesar Salad $24.95 per serving
-- Please have your order in by 9:00am Wednesday 12-7-22 2birdscafe412@gmail.com

HOLIDAY PARTY at the Hall from 3:00 to 5:00 this Saturday! Santa sure won't! We are excited to bring back this much-loved island tradition. All are invited and urged to join in the cake walk, tree lighting, and caroling. We also want to thank Anna, Esme, Mahannah, Maeve, and Fiona for their amazing decorating job!

December 4th Christmas Caroling from the church has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling snafu. Our apologies and hopes that you will find another opportunity to sing old and new Christmas music this season.
Instead, the church will hold traditional worship service emphasizing the advent anticipation that leads to the joy of celebration. Please join us Sunday at 10 AM. Remote via Zoom and in-person.

Don't forget to get your trees and pointsettas at the school today from 10 - 12.


December 2, 2022 - The Town has received a $50,000 grant from the State Chebeague Island, to conduct a climate vulnerability assessment, greenhouse gas emissions inventory, and groundwater sustainability study and monitoring; - click here to learn more.

Last night I saw The Wizzard of Oz at the Yarmouth High School with Adia Ameswright as Dorothy and I can say that it was the best ever! Adia was spectacular as Dorothy with a real toto for a while and the pupetry that went into the production was over the top. From the projections, to the special effects, acting, singing - they could have put this on at Brusnswick Music Theatre!

Caroling in the Littlefield Woods - Gather at the CCLT bench; in the woods, a magical place for music, Saturday, December 10 from 2-3. Treelighting - Elves will be serving cookies and cocoa at the CRC immediately after the caroling from 3 to 4 - Co-sponsored by the Chebeague Recreation Center and the Chebeague Cumberland Land Trust. See Flyer!


December 1, 2022 - Congratulations to our own Adia AmesWright who is playing Dorothy in Yarmouth High School Play tonight and this weekend. As we all know Adia is a fantastic singer!

Click here to see the Island Commons December calendar and all the ways you can help them survive and function really well! You can actually click on the amazon link and get them needed supplies.There is an error on the flyer in that the Red Studio is NOT open this weekend, Dec 3rd.  They’ll be open next weekend December 11 from 1-3 

This afternoon at the Hall at 5pm is the continuation of the Board of Adjustment and Appeals public hearing continued from November 3rd you can also see it on the Town Youtube Channel or town zoom.


November 30, 2022 - Yvonne's visit to Chebeague today has been cancelled due to illness and schedule changes. She will reschedule and will send another message out with the new date - with more notice next time!In the meantime, please reach out to me if you have any questions about our scholarships and workforce grants. You can learn more about them on our website here: https://www.islandinstitute.org/solutions/scholarships/

Christmas Caroling, Sunday December 4 at the church at 10 AM. Everyone is invited! Meet with Erika Neumann at the church to go caroling instead of a worship service.

Dec 1st is the last day to apply for Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens, also known as the Property Tax Stabilization Program (the “Program”), is a State program that allows certain senior-citizen residents to stabilize, or freeze, the property taxes on their homestead.  As long as you qualify and file a timely application each year, the tax billed to you for your homestead will be frozen at the amount you were billed in the prior tax year. Eligible residents who move may transfer the fixed tax amount to a new homestead, even if that new homestead is in a different Maine municipality. Filing deadline is December 1st.


November 29, 2022 -TWO BIRDS CAFE: Our new hours are:
Thursday & Friday 11-3
Saturday 10-3

TWO BIRDS CAFÉ Dinner to Go--Thursday 12-1-22
Chicken Marbella - A briny, sweet & tangy baked chicken dish served with rice pilaf.
$24.95 per serving - Side salad $5.95
Please have your order in by 9:00am Wednesday 11-30-22
2birdscafe412@gmail.com

Wednesday Soup is on at the Hall at noon. Come share a hot bowl of soup with friends.

The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall from 8:45 to 11:30 Thursday morning. The sign-up sheet will go up around 7:30. If you have questions or would have difficulty signing up, please call Sam (846 0510) by Wednesday night.

Don't miss the HOLIDAY PARTY at the Hall from 3:00 to 5:00 this Saturday! Santa sure won't! We are excited to bring back this much-loved island tradition. All are invited and urged to join in the cake walk, tree lighting, and caroling. We also want to thank Anna, Esme, Mahannah, Maeve, and Fiona for their amazing decorating job!

Happy Holidays everyone from the Chebeague Island Historical Society! The Museum Shop will be open on 12/18 (1-4PM) for your holiday shopping – with a 30% off sale! See our December newsletter posted here. (Please note: the Newsletter incorrectly states that the shop will be open on 12/14. It will only be open on 12/18 from 1 to 4 PM)

Message from Barrie Shepherd: "Seems like only yesterday..." as I find my senior-self remarking more and more frequently, especially in this season of the year. Advent with its quartet of weeks, its windowed days, its multiple lists, programs and plans is upon us once again. Just a few weeks ago, I sent you early notice of my 2022 Advent-Christmas poetry book, 'Tis the Season... If you have already purchased a copy, or copies, I thank you and apologize for this unnecessary reminder. But if not please consider supporting our local food pantries - Scarborough and Chebeague Island Maine - by ordering my little chapbook for yourself and/or family and friends.
--- This yearly collection of my poems for Advent, Christmas and beyond makes an attractive and memorable gift and I will personally autograph and inscribe your copies to whomever you choose to name. The cost is $10 per copy plus $5 postage. I still have plenty of copies. So check your Christmas list and then email me at barrieshep@aol.com, telephone 207 510 1637 or mail to me at 15 Piper Road - K325, Scarborough ME 04074. If you are sending a check please make it payable to me - J. Barrie Shepherd. The USPS, as you may have noticed, has been quite tardy recently so do get your order in asap. And by the way...
Advent and Christmas blessings
plus all the best for 2023
to you and your house,
your cattle and your dear ones -
as the lovely old Celtic blessing has it.
Barrie
P.S. All proceeds, beyond cost, from the sale of these and all my books are donated to the food pantries named above.


November 25, 2022 - Photo - Poochie's only request was that Pat care for his fish house. On Wed Nov 23, thanks to Kim Boehm, Doug Damon, Paul Cleary and Pat, his fish house made it to it's forever home where it will be lovingly restored and preserved for future generations!

November 24, 2022 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Don't Forget - Turkey TROT THIS morning meet at the rec at 9am- see flyer!

Clck here to see the latest Historical Society lecture by Dwayne Tomah – Speaker, Educator "The Doctrine of Discovery" * Unmasking the Domination Code “A story of historical truth, spirituality, and resistance, told on behalf of the original nations and peoples of Great Turtle Island (North America), and elsewhere on Mother Earth. We are still here, and still rightfully free.”


November 22, 2022 - "This week is your last chance to order poinsettias and Christmas trees for the Chebeague Island School fundraiser. There will not be extra trees this year, so order soon!!
-- To order trees email: chebeaguechristmastrees@gmail.com or call (207)846-4162.
$50 a tree ($5 to have it delivered).
-- To order poinsettia's visit: https://www.estabrooksonline.com/chebeague/
-- Pick up for trees and flowers on On Friday December 2nd from 4-6 pm and Saturday December 3rd from 10 am to noon.
-- If you have any questions, call call the Chebeague Island School 207-846-4162.
Thanks for supporting the students at the school and Happy Holidays!!!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Deck the Hall! Come to the Hall this Saturday at 2:00 to help decorate for the upcoming HOLIDAY PARTY next Saturday! The Library and Hall are joining forces for this astonishingly fun event, so we want to create a winter wonderland for all to enjoy.
Feel free to bring your own newly made or surplus decorations. We want to make the place so delightful that Santa and the reindeer will never want to leave!

Message from Ladies Aid: All wreaths are now sold. Thank you all for supporting this event. Pick up will be posted. Should be in early December.

The Chebeague Island Historical Society will be having their annual Black Friday Sale on 11/25. 30% off everything in the Museum Shop excluding artwork. We will be open 11-3pm.

Ladies Aid thanks everyone who came and purchased our items and all who contributed in other ways Though our group is smaller than in the past, we are all thankful that we can keep going and still please the crowd. Believe me we had as much fun as you all did.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all.

School Committee Meeting November 29th at 6pm at the school - see agenda.


November 20, 2022 - There is a lot going on at the Rec - check out their website http://www.chebeaguerec.com/ and see for yourself!

Turkey TROT on Thanksgiving morning meet at the rec at 9am- see flyer!

This month all kinds of fun at the rec - see flyer!
-- MAHJONG will now meet at 1:30 Wednesdays at the Rec center so everyone can go to soup. ALL ARE WELCOME. COME AND WATCH AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK.

There are 12 Wreaths available from the C. C. C. Ladies Aid Fair. (They have all been sold since this post)
If you would like a wreath(s), please call Karen Corson at 207-846-0938 or email at kwcorson@gmail.com
Or Sharon Rent at 207-846-3652 or email at sharonrent48@gmail.com

Message from Kim Boehm: "I will be building an aluminum boat this winter, to replace the one that capsized in Oct. This is another "kit boat" with all pieces pre cut. If anyone is interested in watching or learning some new skills, including MIG welding, please contact me...Lessons are at no cost. The project is expected to start mid December. Call me at 846 2468 for more info...Thanks."

Another message from Kim Boehm: "This year I removed 52 junk vehicles and many tons of scrap metals from the Island. This is my continuing effort to protect our one and only aquifer. Looking forward, I am not sure how long I can continue my efforts. In a perfect world (LOL) someone would step up. learn the ropes, and help me and then take over this very important project. Call me for more info. 846 2468. Thanks and a hardy "Thank You" to all of those who have helped, physically and mentally. A special thanks to CTC for assisting in this worthwhile venture. Kim"


November 19, 2022 - LADIES AID FAIR! today from 11 to 1pm!

JAM-ALONG event from 3 - 5 at the Rec today. for some fun singing and jamming for this first of a series of Jam-Along events. John Howard will be bringing software that projects the music up on a screen so people can share it easily, see the lyrics, and see what chords to play if they bring an instrument. Refreshments served from 4:30-5. All welcome.


November 18, 2022 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!
Everyone is invited to the Chebeague Island Hall to enjoy caroling and refreshments on Saturday, December 3rd from 3 to 5. Santa will be arriving to give the gift of a book to each child from newborn to grade 5. There will also be the cake walk, an island tradition for over 30 years! This event is hosted by the Chebeague Island Library and the Chebeague Island Hall.
Please call or email the Chebeague Island Library with any questions at 207-846-4135 or librarydirectorcil@gmail.com.

November 17, 2022 - Photo - by Will Vaughan on November 17th near sunrise near Central Landing.

“Please don’t forget to come to the LADIES AID FAIR!
Order your wreath, buy a pound of fudge, chose a pie, or grab a hat for great aunt Hannah’s Christmas gift.
Saturday 19 November at Parish House from 11am to 1pm. See you there.”

Board of Adjustment & Appeals meeting tonight at 5 - click here for agenda.


November 16, 2022 - Come to the Rec Saturday November 19th from 3-4:30 for some fun singing and jamming for this first of a series of Jam-Along events. John Howard will be bringing software that projects the music up on a screen so people can share it easily, see the lyrics, and see what chords to play if they bring an instrument. Refreshments served from 4:30-5. All welcome.

Tonight is a Facilities Committee meeting via Town Zoom at 6pm. You can access it on the Town Youtube channell.

I have recently added an obituary for Wink Houghton - click here to see.

LADIES AID FAIR: Save the date: Saturday, November 19th, 11:00-1:00. Ladies Aid Fall Fair at the Parish House! Come get your Homemade Treasurers from the intrepid Ladies, pick up delicious Baked Goodies (including homemade FUDGE) & other homemade delectables. PLUS !!! Order your Christmas Wreath at the fair! If you are unable to attend please reach out to one of the members and order your wreath.


November 15, 2022 - The Chebeague School Department is excited to announce that we have a new website, chebeagueschool.org! We had three goals for the redesigned site; provide parents with up to date information that is important for the students daily routines, inform the community of all events and opportunities to support the school and students, and to showcase the learning environment that the Chebeague school offers to parents that are considering having their children attend Chebeague School in the future.
--- We hope that you will take time to navigate through the site, there is so much to see. The students' artwork, curriculum standards, beach exploring, and most importantly the smiles.
--- We would like to thank Chebeague community member John Emery and his team at the Emery Agency for working with us to develop this wonderful new site. We also would like to thank the Board of The Recompense Fund for recognizing the importance and contributing funds to the new website.

November 14, 2022 - TONIGHT! Chebeague Island Historical Society Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series presents Monday November 14, 2022 @7pm via Zoom only
*Zoom log in number is 82962476056. No password required.
Dwayne Tomah – Speaker, Educator "The Doctrine of Discovery" * Unmasking the Domination Code “A story of historical truth, spirituality, and resistance, told on behalf of the original nations and peoples of Great Turtle Island (North America), and elsewhere on Mother Earth. We are still here, and still rightfully free.”
*Directed by Sheldon P. Wolfchild Co-produced by Stephen T. Newcomb Narration by Buffy Saint-Marie

Wednesday Soup is back! Come join us at the Hall this Wednesday to enjoy a hot bowl of soup with friends.

Don't forget that today is the OPEN HOUSE at the school 4:00 - 6:00pm . Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there! See Flyer!

The School Committee meeting has been rescheduled to November 22nd.


November 13, 2022 - Back by popular demand John Wilkinson has expanded his car snow cleaning Rte 1 or Cousins Island. Click here on Chebweb to learn more about this wonderful service he provides!

TWO BIRDS CAFÉ Dinner to Go for Thursday 11-17-22
Beef Daube
**A rich French stew with mushrooms, red wine, bacon & sirloin tips served over whipped potatoes & glazed carrots.
$24.95 per serving, side salad $5.95
Please have your order in by end of day on Tuesday, 11-15-22
2birdscafe412@gmail.com

These days it’s not too early to think about ordering copies of ‘Tis the Season…. Barrie Shepherd's 2022 Advent-Christmas poetry collection. Click here to learn more and read about his new book!


November 11, 2022 - Photo - 11-11-22 I saw the first Longtails this year back to Chebeague - these photos were taken a few years ago near the Stone Wharf.

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!


November 10, 2022 - School Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 15th, 6pm - see agenda.

November 9, 2022 - Save the date: November 19th, 11:00-1:00. Ladies Aid Fall Fair at the Parish House! Come get your Homemade Treasurers from the intrepid Ladies, pick up delicious Baked Goodies & other homemade delectables. PLUS !!! Order your Christmas Wreath at the fair!

Click here for an article in the Portland Press Herald about Henry Bowen, postal service and the Chebeague Postal Service written by Jeffrey Bowen (grandson of Henry Bowen). Article also in the Buffulo News - cllick here!


November 8, 2022 - Photo - Happy Veteran's Day week for all those who have served our country! For Veteran's Day, Doug Ross has put up flags in the center ever since we became a town! He, (mostly by himself) also puts the flags up for Memorial Day and 4th of July. We all thank you!! Click here to see him working.

Click here for the Chebeague Island State of Maine Returns.

Click here for Casco Bay Island Transit District Results for Chebeague.

VOTE TODAY!

Chebeague Island School is hosting a community open house! Monday November 14th 4:00 - 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there! See Flyer!


November 7, 2022 - Photo - by Esther Danielson of Jeff Putnam's buoys and traps. It is that time of year when lobsterman are taking some of their traps out for winter and for some preparing for winter lobstering miles out to sea.

Message from our weather guy Bill Danielson: A cold front crossed Chebeague at 10 am today, putting a lid on the day’s temperature rise (red line), dropping the dewpoint (green line) from 60 degrees to 30 by 5 pm, shifting our winds from south to west (purple line) and upping their speed (blue lines). A textbook example! Much cooler for the rest of the week! Click here for the graphs!!

Tomorrow is the Beaver Full Moon! Join Nancy at the Niblic around around 4:20!

The Chebeague Island School will once again be selling Christmas Trees and poinsettias.
To order your poinsettia please visit: www.estabrooksonline.com/chebeague
You can order: Red, White or Pink Poinsettias
4.5 inches for $7.00
6.5 inches for $15.00
-- To reserve your tree please call: the Chebeague Island School at 207-846-4162 or email: chebeaguechristmastrees@gmail.com
Trees are $50 for a tree and $55 for home delivery
--- Pick up for flowers & trees will be on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 4 pm to 6 pm
and on Saturday December 3, 2022 from 10:00 am to noon.
--- Please order ahead of time. There won't be extra trees this year. All proceeds benefit the kids of the Chebeague Island School and their classroom curriculum and field trips.
--- Be Merry! Get into the Spirit! and Support the children at the Chebeague Island School!

There is still time to apply for a Geiger Scholarship!
FALL DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2022
The Geiger Scholarship supports middle school, high school, college and gap year students from unbridged Maine islands to pursue travel and enrichment experiences such as summer camp, study abroad, semester experiences, and more.
Applicants must meet one or more of the following requirements:
Middle school through college students living on one of Maine’s year-round, unbridged islands.
Currently enrolled in or graduated from the highest grade level available at your island school.
Island school magnet student enrolled in at least your second year or have plans to return for a second year at your island school.
Do you know anyone who might be interested in this scholarship?
Help us spread the word and forward this email to them! Click here to apply and learn more!


November 5, 2022 - It is amazing what a group of people can do in a couple of hours! Click here to see the work that went on at Sanford's Pond Skating area. Chebeague Cumberland Land Trust volunteers Penny Asherman, Jonathan Dawson and son from the mainland and lots of young and old volunteers from Chebeague! What a beautiful day!

Holiday Celebration coming December 3rd at the Hall - more information coming soon!

Come down to the shack (Sanfords Pond) for a workday from 9:30-11:30!! See photo!


November 4, 2022 - CCLT Sanford's Pond Cleanup Event Tomorrow: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
--- Please join us for an action-packed "get ready for the skating season" work session at Sanford's Pond on Chebeague Island on Saturday 11/5/2022 from 9:30 to 11:30. We'll clean out the warming hut, sort through (and cull?) shovels and other equipment, test the lighting system, trim back vegetation from the pond edges, install and improve signage. Mainlanders are welcome!
---- Bring yourselves, a snack, work gloves, water, rubber boots, loppers (cookies? hot chocolate?).

Christmas tree/poinsettia fundraiser for the school is back! Please click here to learn more and order!


November 3, 2022 - Photo - by Drake Tucker about October 26 of a Barred Owl near his home. Click here for another view.Drake is Lisa Shute Tucker's son.

Board of Adjustment and Appeals hearing is at 5pm at the Hall and will be on the Towns Youtube Channel and town zoom click here for information.


November 1, 2022 - Two Birds Café - Thursday dinner to Go
11-3-22
Swedish Meatballs with traditional lingonberry sauce served over hearty mashed potatoes & creamed spinach.
$24.95 per serving - Side salad $5.95
Please have your order in by end of day TODAY
Tuesday 11-1-22.

October 31, 2022 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Chebeague Island Historical Society Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series Monday Nov. 14, 2022 @7pm via Zoom only log in ID is 82962476056, no password required.
Dwayne Tomah – Speaker, Educator, teacher of the Passamaquoddy language and culture "The Doctrine of Discovery" Unmasking the Domination Code “A story of historical truth, spirituality, and resistance, told on behalf of the original nations and peoples of Great Turtle Island (North America), and elsewhere on Mother Earth. We are still here, and still rightfully free.”


October 30, 2022 - A message from Jeremy Putnam's family: We want to thank everyone who came to Jeremy Putnam's "celebration of life". It meant so much to us. Also thank you to Sam and John Birkett for hosting the gathering after the cemetery and to all who brought wonderful food to share. Jeremy loved the island and had a magical childhood growing up on Chebeague Island.
The Putnam/Vachon families

October 29, 2022 - HELP WANTED - Administrative Assistant
The church is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. To see the job description, please click the "help wanted" button on the church website: ChebeagueChurch.org.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Chebeague Island Historical Society. Mark your calendars - the museum shop will be open on Black Friday (11/25) from 2-6 PM. All items (except art) will be sold for 30% off! For our November newsletter, click here!


October 28, 2022 - Selectmen's Meeting, Wednesday, November 3rd, 6pm at the Hall or on Chebeague Town Youtube. Click here for agenda. You can see all the recent meetings on youtube including last Thursday's Board of Adjustment's Workshop and Regular Meeting.

Caution!! Huge numbers of deer ticks are crawling around Chebeague despite the drought this summer.
It is the peak of the adult deer ticks and they are eager to feed on you, your dogs, some cats and particularly deer. As long as the daytime temperature is above 40 they will be moving around and crawling up unsuspecting pant legs.
Click here for a picture of the ticks Mary H. collected in one hour on our Springettes property a few days ago. This is over 50% more than I got last year!
If you find a big fat tick on yourself or your pet at this time of year it is a deer tick and has a greater than 50% chance of being infected with Lyme disease bacteria!

School Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 1, 6pm at the school - click here for agenda.


October 26, 2022 - Maddie Downs is back on the island for free consultation of health insurance and Medicare. Thursday till Friday afternoon - call her at (207) 522-5321.
October 25, 2022 - TWO BIRDS CAFÉ - *Menu for Thursday 10-27-22* Steak & Chicken fajita’s with sautéed colorful bell peppers, onions & grilled pineapple with a house made blend of authentic seasonings. This dish is zesty, not spicy.
Sides will include: Warm flour tortillas, pico de gallo salsa, guacamole, sour creme & everything else you would expect to make
a delicious fajita. $24.95 per Dinner
----Please have you order in by end of day on Tuesday, 10-25-22.
October 24, 2022 - Enjoy a challenge? Have thoughts on Chebeague's future? An opening on the Planning Board is a great opportunity to help Chebeaguers determine what their community looks like in the coming years. Updating the Comprehensive Plan will guide how our zoning, subdivision, and growth management ordinances are rewritten to best reflect the community's values, needs, and wishes. Submit your request to be a Planning Board member to the Select Board c/o Vika Wood, Town Administrator.
October 22, 2022 - This is a desperate appeal from the Hall! First, we are still trying to rehome our beautiful baby grand piano. If no home is found, we will be forced to dismantle it and take it to the transfer station. Second, we have an unsafe cabinet in our back room that must be emptied and removed before someone is hurt. To that end, we need the Whalers' things and the yoga equipment removed as soon as possible or we will be forced to dispose of these things ourselves. Please contact Gina or me about the piano or the removal of these items. Thank you!

October 19, 2022 - Vaccine Clinic tomorrow, Thursday, at the Hall 10:30 to 1:30. Please bring your vaccine and insurance cards.. No insurance? Not a problem, it is covered by the Council. Registration for this Clinic is filled. If you did not sign up, you might try coming towards the end as there are often "extra doses" that need to be given.

The Rec Center this Fall: Join the Rec Center at Kids' Place this Saturday!
Pumpkin Decorating
Sat-October 22nd, 10am-12pm - On the Kids' Place Lawn
Decorate your pumpkin or take it home.
Bring your carving tools, paint and crafts available.
Please register online. Pumpkins available for $10
----- Backgammon
Tuesday Nights, 7pm - CRC Craft Room
Players from beginners to masters are welcome! Come join us for a fun evening out.
FREE Drop-in - No Registration Needed!
------ Mahjong
Wednesdays, 1pm - CRC Craft Room
Learn and Play this tile-based game involving skill, strategy, and luck!
FREE Drop-in - No Registration Needed!
----- Pickleball
Wednesday Nights, 5-7pm - CRC Gym
Join the fun and learn to play!
FREE Drop-in - No Registration Needed!
---- Click here for the Chebeague Recreation Center Fall schedule and items.

Click here for an update from The Chebeague Island Yacht Club.

Click here for an interesting article in Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors magazine about Stone Sloops.

Mattie Daughtry, State Senator for Chebeague is visiting Chebeague this Saturday, 10/22, not sure if she'll take the 8:15 or 10:15.She will tour around the Island with several stops, do lunch at a picnic table at the store, and hold a meet and greet at the Hall at 1:30. Mattie may also come out on 10/29 and/or 11/5 for door knocking.


October 18, 2022 - For those who missed the wonderful presentation by our resident meteorologist, Bill Danielson of "Chebeague Weather: Past, Present and Future" - we have it online so click here!

Don't forget to fill out your proxy for the Hall Board's annual meeting Thursday. We need 35 to keep our nonprofit running for the next year. Proxies are available here, at the library, and in the October Calendar. You may return your proxy to Gina Ross or any other board member. Thank you!


October 16, 2022 - Photo - by Art Ryder October 16 - looking over to Hope Island.

Two Birds CaféDinners To Go
*Wednesday 10-19-22
Shrimp in a light tomato & port wine broth over scallion rice & a side salad with house made vinaigrette
*Friday 10-21-22
Thai chicken in a traditional Asian inspired peanut sauce with snow peas served over lo mein noodles.
$24.95 per meal
**Email 2birdscafe412@gmail.com or text Christine @ 508-410-5601, to place your order by end of day on Monday….

TODAY - The Harvest Open House at the Museum will be October 16th from 2pm to 5pm - click here for the updated notice.


October 15, 2022 - Congratulations to Michael Grew who will be performing at Portland Stage in their production of SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE. The show will run from October 26th-November 20th; performances will also be available to stream online from November 9th-December 4th. Tickets and more information can be found at www.portlandstage.org/show/sherlock-holmes-the-final-adventure. Hope to see you there! (Michael is married to Kel Haney and they have been renting Gail Miller's house for the last few years)

October 14, 2022 - Photo - by Adrian Cole of a herring gull at the Stone Wharf.

CCLT Fall Celebration & Annual Meeting Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust (CCLT) invites you to join this community event open to all! Please join us on Saturday, October 22 between 10am–12pm at LongWoods Preserve, 76 Longwoods Road in Cumberland (rain date: Sunday, October 23).
*** Come celebrate our recent success conserving more than 100 acres of working farmland and forest habitat in Cumberland! We are proud to share with you two iconic properties now under our care: LongWoods Preserve and The Read Family Farm & Woods. We hope you and your families will join us as we gather in the field at LongWoods Preserve to celebrate these important projects, enjoy seasonal treats, announce this year's recipient of The Bates Conservation Award, vote in four new Board Members, and take a short trail walk.

Selectmen's Meeting, October 19th, with executive session at 5:30 and meeting to follow. Click here for agenda and packet.

School Committee Meeting tomorrow, October 15th, 8:30 am at the Chebeague Island School with the Yarmouth School Committee. Click here for the agenda.


October 12, 2022 - The transfer station will be closed this Sunday October 16th from 12:45 until 2:30 for a burial in the cemetery. Thank you for your compassion and understanding for the family and friends of the deceased.

Message from the Council: Northern Lights will be here on Saturday morning October 22 to offer Flu and Covid booster (Omicron) vaccines for those folks who were unable to come on Thursday the 20th, and children too! Email your name and date of birth to the Council at chebeagueislandcouncil@gmail.com or stop in the office Monday through Wednesday next week between 10 and 2.

Please click here for an important message from the Chebeague Community Church!


October 11, 2022 - Photo - of Moonrise by Jon Rich on October 11, 2022.

Maine Health Nurses will be here on Thursday October 20th from 10:30-1:30 at the Hall for flu and omicron boosters. No paper forms this year. To speed up the process please call or stop by the Council Office Monday-Wednesday between 10 and 2 next week to sign up. It will still be a walk-in clinic but it will speed things up.


October 9, 2022 - Reminder tomorrow evening at 7pm at the Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom - Bill Danielson, professor emeritus (U. of Hartford) "Chebeague Weather: Past, Present and Future" - Zoom log in number is 82962476056. No password required. Click here to learn more!

October 6, 2022 - The Chebeague Island Fire Dept. would like to remind all Islanders that this is Fire Safety Month. Please take a moment to check your fire/smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure they are in working order. If you need assistance changing batteries or units themselves, please reach out to any member of the fire department for guidance.

For all those who've mourned the lack of original plays at the Hall, now is your chance to bring them back! Come to the Hall Friday at 5:00 to be part of the Hall's original musical "You Can't Get There from Here." We promise it will be a fun time with lots of parts--speaking, singing, and dancing--and laughs for all.

The transfer station will be closed Saturday October 8th from 1:30 to 3:00
for a funeral and burial. Thank you for your understanding and compassion for the family and friends
of the deceased.

Visit the Chebeague Island Historical Society's exhibit, "Growing Up on Chebeague" and don’t miss the Museum Shop’s end of season sale on Saturday, October 8th, 11am to 4pm and Sunday, the 9th, 1pm to 4pm! 30% off everything except artwork.


October 5, 2022 - The Red Studio will be open Saturday from 10-noon. We are full of terrific furniture, including two knockout, comfy, colorful armchairs, some great bureaus, two drop-leaf tables, a chaise longue perfect for long winter days of reading, antiques, linens, lamps, and lots of surprises. Cash or check. Come celebrate the end of summer and do some shopping to benefit Island Commons.

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

Paving is taking place starting today and the roads to be done are Old Cart, Chandlers, Capps and Fenderson.


October 4, 2022 - Photo - of Surf Scoters I took a few years back. You know fall is here when these birds appear as they did yesterday October 4. Click here for more taken in 2009. Stephen calls them Butter Bills.

Message from Kim Boehm: "Thanks to everyone who offered help or moral or physical support in the recent issue with my boat...Nice to be offered so much in my time of need. One of the many things that makes this island such a great place to live...Fondly....Kim"

Paving equipment is arriving today and paving will start Wednesday, 10/5 and will be done by Friday, 10/7.


October 3, 2022 - The Council’s annual Flu vaccine clinic will include Covid boosters this year! Maine Health is working on fitting us in their busy schedule but said it will be after October 15th. More details to follow. For those whose insurance doesn’t cover these vaccines or who may not have insurance, the Council will pay for both the Flu and the Covid vaccine. We hope everyone who wants to get vaccinated will take advantage of this opportunity. We will post the date and time as soon as Maine Health confirms.

Twins Olivia and Sophia arrive on Chebeague to celebrate the first wedding anniversary of their parents, Jillian and Clint Dennis. Is there something magic in the island air?


October 2, 2022 - Jeremy Putnam's obituary will be coming October 9th but the family wanted to let people know that in lieu of flowers any donations can go to Milestones Recovery in Portland, Maine as they were a lifeline to Jeremy many times over the years. For online donations go to www.milestone-recovery.org/donate a drop down menu will have in memory of Jeremy Putnam. Checks can have in memory of Jeremy as well and go to go 65 India Street, Portland, ME 04101

Message from Sam: "To my many rescuers—First, thanks to Jade, Tanner, and Ruby for helping to lug me into the house after my slow-motion fall from my bike. Second, thanks to Gina for her excellent guidance. Third, thanks to my best friend Janna for never failing to take me on the best adventures; so sorry to make you laugh so hard the 911 dispatcher thought you were in an altered state. Fourth, thanks to Sarah: I was honored to be your first rescue. And finally, many, many thanks to Ralph, Doug, Nathan, and Eliza Jane for hanging out with me on a Friday afternoon. Your care and gentle technique were much appreciated. Let’s do it again sometime, but maybe without the broken limb. Gratefully yours, Sam McLean"

Two Birds Café
Dinners To Go **Menu for Wednesday, 10-05-22
Individual meatloaves with bacon topping, mashed yukon gold potatoes, glazed carrots & a caesar side salad with house-made dressing
**Menu for Friday, 10-07-22
Hearty and homemade, Maine lobster mac-n-cheese served with a garden salad and house-made dressing
**Place your order via email, 2birdscafe412@gmail.com
By Monday evening, 10-3-22**
**Meal pick up is at Two Birds Cafe between 4:30 - 5:30,**
If you’re coming home on the 5 ferry we will happily allow for that time frame…
$24.95 per meal


October 1, 2022 - Photo - by Jon Rich at the Hook Oct 1st morning.

September 30, 2022 - School Committee Meeting Tuesday, October 4 at 6pm - see agenda.

POSTPONED: Harvest Potluck Supper at the Parish House on Saturday, October 8, has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, November 5. Please watch for details.


September 29, 2022 - The first meeting of the Hall play is being postponed to next Friday, October 7, at 5:00. Sam McLean took the "break a leg" advice a bit too literally...

Message from Bill StCyr: "I wanted to thank Regina Leonard for hosting my Birthday party. Also wanted to thank Turd Pollack for playing.
Thank Kim and Megan Monroe for the delish cake!
Thank Chris Bogle for cooking the food.
Also wanted to thank my daughter's Linda and Mary for organizing my surprise Birthday party!
It was so much fun!
Wanted to thank every one for coming and making my party special."


September 28, 2022 - The Harvest Open House at the Museum will be October 16th from 2pm to 5pm - click here for the updated notice.

Yarmouth Vet will be at the Hall Thursday, October 6, from 8:45 to 11:30. Contact Sam McLean 846-0510 if you have questions. REMINDER: Property Taxesfor Chebeague are due Friday, September 30th.

Message from Jenny Hackel: The Maine CDC can no longer support Covid Vaccine clinics on Chebeague, and they recommend people use their primary care providers and pharmacies to get the new “bivalent” Covid booster. (Bivalent means the vaccine helps you build immunity to the original Covid virus as well as to the differing proteins of the new Omicron variant which have been making infections more serious even for those who got the original Covid vaccine.)
You can also use this link to find a place most convenient for you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
Or call the toll free number is 800-232-0233.


September 27, 2022 - TWO BIRDS CAFE will be adjusting their hours beginning tomorrow, 9-28-22. Going forward we will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 11:00 - 3:00.
Dinners to go will remain on Wednesdays & Fridays with pick up times between 4;30 - 5:30. Thanks for all your support and understanding as we figure out what seems to work best! 2birdscafe412@gmail.com

Selectmen's Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28, at 6pm - click here for packet and agenda. Remember that if you would like to watch the meeting it is on the Town of Chebeague Youtube Channel.

Chebeague Recreation Center
October - Upcoming Fall Programs
Online Registration is now Open! - www.ChebeagueRec.com

Paint Series with Tom Cushman
Wednesdays, October 12th - November 2nd, 10am-12pm
Tom has become an accomplished painter in his retirement, and you can too in these in person classes.
Please register online. Members $10 Non-Members $40

Creative Writing Series with Donna Colbeth
6 sessions, starting October 30th, 2pm-4pm
Develop skill in writing and share stories with others to work on written expression in essays, short stories, or your memoir!
Please register online. Members $10 Non-Members $40

Pumpkin Decorating
Sat-October 22nd, 10am-12pm - On the Kids' Place Lawn
Decorate your pumpkin or take it home.
Bring your carving tools, paint and crafts available.
Please register online. Pumpkins available for $10

Backgammon
Tuesday Nights, 7pm - CRC Craft Room
Players from beginners to masters are welcome! Come join us for a fun evening out.
FREE Drop-in - No Registration Needed!

Mahjong
Wednesdays, 1pm - CRC Craft Room
Learn and Play this tile-based game involving skill, strategy, and luck!
FREE Drop-in - No Registration Needed!


September 25, 2022- Photo - by Joe Chamberlin at sunrise 9/25/22 East End.

Message from Jeremy's mother: "There will be a Celebration of Life for Jeremy Putnam at Valhalla Golf Course in Cumberland on October 15th from 2-5.
We'd love to have people tell stories about Jeremy, I know there's a lot out there.
If anyone has pictures to share they can email me at nancyvachon1@yahoo.com
Scott Webber is working on a slide show.
---- Interment on Chebeague Oct 16 1 PM at the Island Cemetery more details to come."

TWO BIRDS CAFÉ - Dinner to go:
**Menu for Wednesday, 9-28-22
Pork medallions & a creamy mushroom sauce over pearled couscous with sautéed broccoli.
**Menu for Friday, 9-30-22
Fall risotto over butternut squash pure with crisped prosciutto & an apple cider reduction.
--- Place your order via email, 2birdscafe412@gmail.com
*By Monday evening, 9-26-22*
---- Meal pick up is at Two Birds Cafe between 4:30-5:30
$24.95 per meal & $6.95 for side salad with delicious house-made dressing.
Dessert available at pick-up.


September 24, 2022 - Click here on Chebweb for information and hours of Two Birds Cafe.

The Chebeague Island Historical Society’s exhibit, “Growing up on Chebeague” continues to get rave reviews! The Museum and Shop are now open only on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm until October 9th. After that, we are closed until spring – except for special events.
---- Speaking of special events, please join us on October 16th from 1pm to 4pm for our HARVEST OPEN HOUSE. Join us for cider and goodies, and take one last look at the exhibit. (Don’t worry if you can’t make it – the exhibit will be back next year.) The Shop will be open during the Open House.
---- Don’t miss the Museum Shop’s end of season sale on October 8th and 9th! 30% off everything except artwork.


September 22, 2022 - Congratulations to Kim Hamilton, who has been hired by the Island Institue as Interim Chief Programs Officer!
September 19, 2022 - For those who missed Nils Wessell's presentation of "Vladimer Puton: Should We Fear Him" last Monday- click here to see his lecture.

September 17, 2022 - The Selectmen's meeting scheduled for this Wednesday has been changed to the 28th.

Two Birds Café is taking orders for “Dinners to Go" on Wednesday, 9-21-22 and Friday 9-23-22.
Menu for Wednesday: 9-21-22
Chicken with sun-dried tomatoes in a port wine cream sauce over scallion rice, served with a hearty garden salad of crispy greens and housemade vinaigrette. $24.95/serving
Menu for Friday: 9-23-22
Shrimp and sausage creole (not spicy) served over creamy polenta and southern style braised greens. $24.95/serving. Side garden salad available for $6.95
As usual we will have some dessert options available at pick up..
***Pick up time for dinners is between 4:30 - 5:30, if you’re coming home on the 5 ferry do not fret, we will wait a bit longer to accommodate our intrepid commuters.
******Please email us your request, including # of servings and # of side salad options for Friday and which menu option you chose… by Monday, (9-19-22) at 0900..

WowPop Concerts - the Last One - Please join us this Sunday, September 18th, 2pm at the Library Courtyard! Click here to learn more!

CTC will be hosting an "open house" information session on our new ticket system at the Hall on Wednesday, September 21. Stop by between 10am and 2pm to ask questions and learn some really helpful ways to make getting, using and sharing boat tickets easy! Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Hope to see you there!

School Committee Meeting, Tuesday, September 20, 6pm in the Multipurpose Room at the School - see agenda.


September 21, 2022 - Photo - by Art Ryder a little after sunrise 9/21/22 - click here for a sunrise photo taken on Arts birthday 9/12/22 - a photographer star was born.

September 14, 2022 - Photo - by Joe Chamberlin on 9/14/22 looking out toward Eagle Island with hummingbird busy at feeder.

The TRANSFER STATION will be closed Saturday September 17 from 1:45 until 3:00 for a burial in the cemetery. The transfer station compactors are very noisy and can be most distracting during a service. Thank you for your patience and understanding for the family and friends attending the burial.

The Chebeague Island Hall Community Center will hold its annual meeting Thursday October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hall. This building serves the whole community, and everyone is a member. We require a 10% membership quorum to vote, so please show your interest and support by attending or returning this proxy so that we may continue to conduct business and elect members to the Board of Directors. Please click here, print the proxy, and get it to one of the directors.


September 13, 2022 - TONIGHT: virtual workshop on Tuesday evening, September 13th, 7pm via ZOOM - https://zoom.us/j/326962753 password 175989.

Rains have helped the garden recover! Plenty of farm fresh produce available at Second Wind Farm Stand. Open daily from 9am to dusk. Thank you for your patronage!

MUMS: Thank you for those that took the time to order Mums through the Kids Place Fundraiser. This little fundraiser raised $638 and will allow KP teachers to buy things for the classrooms. Thank you to Casco Bay Lines for waving the freight charge.
--- The Mums will be ready for pick up at Kids Place from 9 AM to 12 PM on Wednesday 9/14, Thursday 9/15 and Friday 9/16 only.
--- Please look at your order to see what you are picking up. We don’t have extras so it’s important people don’t grab colors that they did not order! If you have questions about your order, the teachers inside will have a copy of the order.
---- PLEASE only come to pick up your mums during the advertised times or contact me if you cannot make it. I will be there on Friday to help due to KP being closed. Contact Vika Wood 712-1392 with questions.


September 11, 2022 - Photo - by Katie Urich of a bee on the buckwheat crop the kids planted this year in Farm Camp- click here to see the photo by Chuck of the field.

Today is the last day to order the Fall Mums to benefit Kids Place - https://www.estabrooksonline.com/chebeague/

REMINDER tomorrow night: September 12, 7pm at the Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom the Chebeague Island Historical Society's Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series is featuring Nick Wessell and "Vladimir Putin: Should We Fear Him?" Click here to learn more.


September 10, 2022 - BIRDING EVENT: Join us on Sunday, September 18th at 9:00am at Littlefield Woods on Chebeague Island for a free Birding Event! This event is hosted by the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust (CCLT) and led by Derek Lovitch of Wild Bird Supply. CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up. After the birding event, lunch will be provided at Diane Lukac (CCLT board member) and Steve Silin’s home. The event is free, but an RSVP is required so that we know how many will join us for lunch. Please RSVP by September 11th, which is one week prior to the event.

Climate Resilience Community Workshop - Tomorrow morning, 8:30 AM at the Hall - In-person workshop - Coffee, Juice and Muffins provided. Click here to learn more. There will be a virtual workshop on Tuesday evening, September 13th, 7pm via zoom - https://zoom.us/j/326962753 password 175989.


September 9, 2022 - HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY IS SATURDAY 9/10 9-3 AT PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE. Click on the link for more details about what to bring.

Join Miss Nancy at the Niblic for the full moon rise. The Harvest moon rises at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 10th.

Chebeague Island Historical Society Museum hours have changed. Starting September 13th we will be open Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 1-4 through Columbus Day weekend.

TWO BIRDS CAFE will begin new Fall hours, starting this week: Wednesday - Friday 9:00 -3:00, and Saturday 10:00 - 3:00. We will, going forward, be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! We will be gearing up for “Two Birds Fly Away Dinner’s”, and our Fall “Dinner’s on the Deck,” series!
Our new, almost ready, website: www.twobirdscafeandfarmstand.com where you will be able to find our Daily Specials, Menu, and hours of operation. Stay tuned!
Two Birds….


September 8, 2022 - Job Opportunity The Chebeague Island Post Office needs a Postmaster Relief person. A few months of training and experience could put the right candidate on track to move into the Postmaster position. Contact Sheila at the Post Office (846-5820) for more information.

Transfer Station hours for this Sunday September 11 will be as follows.
Opening at 10:00 am.
Closing from 1:45 to 3:00.
This will enable families to bury their loved ones in the cemetery.

Message from the Commons: Tomorrow (Friday 9/9) is the Commons Harvest Party 4:30-6:30. We’ll have three great raffles to take a chance on and the Red Stuido will be open during the party. Join us!

The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall this morning from 8:45 to 11:30. The sign-up sheet will be on the front door.

CTC's new ticket system is up and running at ctcferry.org/tickets! Click here for a notice from CTC about the new ticket system. Please contact the CTC office with any questions about how it works. Thanks for your support and patience as we work through the transition to what we are confident will be a significant improvement in our ticketing!

On September 12, 7pm at the Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom the Chebeague Island Historical Society's Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series is featuring Nick Wessell and "Vladimir Putin: Should We Fear Him?" Click here to learn more.


September 6, 2022 - TWO BIRDS CAFE, will be CLOSED tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th. We will re-open on Thursday the 8th, at 0900-1500.

Selectmen's Meeting Wednesday, September 7, at 6pm - click here for packet. Meetings are also live on the Town of Chebeague Youtube Channel. You can see old meetings there that have been posted. There is a link above on my page to the youtube as well as older meetings that I have added to my site.

The Town of Chebeague Island is preparing to join the Maine Community Resilience Partnership. https://www.maine.gov/future/climate/community-resilience-partnership. The Partnership assists Maine communities in reducing energy use and costs and/or making their community more resilient to climate change effects. Becoming a member of the partnership opens new funding opportunities through the Community Action Grant program. Public input is needed and encouraged to help the Town determine which types of projects are of the highest priority for Chebeague. Please join us Sunday morning at the hall and/or Tuesday evening via Zoom to provide input on which town projects should be prioritized for funding.
In the workshop we will:
Explain the Maine Community Resilience Partnership
Review climate hazards and impacts facing Chebeague
Hear about potential projects that can help the town become more resilient
Get community input on which projects should be prioritized for funding
Climate Resilience Community Workshops, Town of Chebeague Island
----- In person: Sunday September 11 at 8:30 am at the Hall, coffee and muffins provided
-----Via Zoom: Tuesday September 13 at 7 pm – link provided on Town website


September 5, 2022 - Please join Bruce Hutchinson's family and friends as we gather to remember him on Friday, September 9 at 1 pm at a reception on Jackie Trask's lawn at Bennett's Cove.
Parking will be available by driving into Jackie's second driveway. Line up behind the parked cars. All are welcome.

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


September 2, 2022 - Chebeague Island Historical Society will be having a Museum Sale this weekend. 20% off all items. We will be open Friday and Saturday 11-4, Sunday and Monday 1-4.
August 31, 2022 - The Yarmouth Veterinarian will be coming next Thursday, September 8th.

August 30, 2022 - TWO BIRDS CAFE is Closed tomorrow, Wednesday….. I know, we're bummed too…
See you Thursday & Friday at 0900-3:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 1000-3:00.

Message from May: Hi folks! We are in our home stretch. This is our final week at the Slow Bell under the current management. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here! This week we will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for ice cream at 4, dinner at 5, with the bar open until midnight. Our specials include turkey dinner with all the fixin's, fried clams with coleslaw and french fries, chocolate cream pie and coconut cream pie. On Thursday, we will have PUB TRIVIA starting at 8:30. On Friday, we will welcome our friends THE FEW back for an evening of fun starting at 8. Saturday, we will dance the night away with the amazing WESTENDERS starting at 8. AND SUNDAY, we will open from 1-6 p.m. for our last big hurrah entitled "The End of the Slow Bell as We Know It!" Come out Sunday for free food, cheap drinks, and help us drain the kegs. We will be joined by members of T-Pollock, as well as Chip Emery, Charles Hall, John Howard and friends to share in a musical send off! Hope to see you there! Call ahead for takeout 846.3078.

The Historical Society’s ExhibitGrowing Up on Chebeague” is open! Please drop by and see photos of your family and friends – and maybe yourself! And, check out our sale in the Museum Shop over Labor Day weekend. September newsletter is here.

CTC's October newsletter and the September and October crew assistance schedules are now available on our website (ctcferry.org). Click here to visit the page and to sign up for text alerts for important notifications.


August 29, 2022 - What's the "scoop" for saying thank you to Kiran Grewal? Free ice cream sundae from 1-1:30 on Tuesday as we say farewell to Kiran, and thank you for her work with the CRC as an Island Fellow. For the past two years, Kiran has brought programming to the island, serving kids, adults and the community.
Free ice cream at the Stone Pier from 1-1:30 on Tuesday!

School House Seconds will be open Tuesday, August 30, from 9am-noon and 7-8pm. Last day of the season!
Our grand finale sale is, "Take whatever and make a donation."
As you know, your purchases support Island Council programs such as fuel assistance, health services, the Wellness Center, Chedemption, community mental health support, soup lunch, flu clinics, health fair, 4th of July parades, the Calendar and much more.
Looking forward to June 1, 2023, when your clean, salable donations will be accepted once again!


August 27, 2022 - Reminder tonight: Don't miss the grand finale of the MacBeth concert season on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chebeague Community Church. Chebeague favorite pianist Diane Walsh will thrill us with an eclectic program of selections by Haydn, Schubert, Ravel and Chopin. See you there!

Richard Hackel photograph's will be on exhibit at the Chebeague Island Inn. They are exhibited throughout the main floor area of the dining room, entryway, and parlor. It will be up until the hotel closes for the season on October 15th. Click here to see one of them of Coleman Cove.


August 26, 2022 - Photo - by Sam Birkett over the Boat Yard on August 26th! Peaks Island lost power and all kinds of damage. Click here to see one by Ted Houghton hitting a small boat near the Stone Wharf.

The transfer station will be closed from 11 to 1:30 tomorrow, Saturday, August 27 for Poochie Ross's funeral.


August 25, 2022 - Poochie Ross's funeral is this Saturday at 11:15 and with many unable to attend and those who, understandably, are wary of Covid and large, congested areas, it will be on zoom. Here's the Zoom link for those who want to watch the service but will be unable to attend!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83127385147?pwd=anpMSmhmVXd5aldCeXNEd0NPQ2RHUT09

The Red Studio will be closed Saturday, Aug. 27, so we can help celebrate the life of Poochie Ross. We will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10-noon.

Sunday, August 28th at the Chebeague Community Church, special worship with Rev. Barrie Shepherd and music with Adele Gorody, Melody Smith and Deb Wallace with her husband Bob Eaton at the piano. Please join us for worship at 10:00 am! See you there!

The fall is quickly approaching and the Kids Place fundraiser is back by popular demand. Please go directly to the link www.estabrooksonline.com/chebeague if you want to order Mums or make a donation to Kids Place. The mums will come in 9 inch pots and 5 different colors. Mums can be picked up 9/14-9/16 9AM-12PM @ Kids Place. Please contact Vika Wood if you have any questions 207-712-1392.


August 24, 2022 - Don't miss the grand finale of the MacBeth concert season on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chebeague Community Church. Chebeague favorite pianist Diane Walsh will thrill us with an eclectic program of selections by Haydn, Schubert, Ravel and Chopin. See you there!

TWO BIRDS CAFE WILL BE CLOSED, Wednesday and Thursday and re-open on Friday 8-26-22 at 0900.

Message from May: This week we are open Thursday for dinner and pub trivia, Friday for dinner and karaoke, and Saturday for dinner and open mic. Our specials include fried clams, chicken pot pie and coconut cream pie. Just two weeks left!!!! Keep your Labor Day weekend free for the Few, the Westenders, and our Sunday Kill the Kegs event "The End of the Slow Bell as We Know It." See you at the Bell!


August 23, 2022 - Photo - by Art Ryder of sunrise at Colemans Cove on August 21.

Poochie Ross's funeral is Saturday, August 27th at 11:15 with a reception at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center immediately following. The bus is off island for repairs but friends will be in place to help, so please accept rides to and from the church and hall. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation to an island cause, in Poochie's memory, would be greatly appreciated.


August 22, 2022 - Photo- By Jeff Coon of Ernie Burgess lobstering with his buoy in front - lobstering for 69 years!

School House Seconds News:
School House Seconds will be open, as usual, Tuesday, August 23, from 9am-noon and 7-8pm.
SHS will be open one last Tuesday this season, Tuesday, August 30, usual hours.
Thank you for your donations and your purchases this season which support Island Council programs such as fuel assistance, health services, the Wellness Center, Chedemption, community mental health support, soup lunch, flu clinics, health fair, 4th of July parades, the Calendar and much more.
Looking forward to June 1, 2023, when your clean, salable donations will be accepted once again!

Message from Kim Boehm: In addition to vehicle removals, I am also doing estate liquidations, yard cleanups (unwanted bulky items, such as boats, trailers,mowers, etc) , and still have openings for freight from the mainland. Call Kim at 846 2468.


August 21, 2022 - Photo- By Doug Ross on August 21st of the Hook.

There is a Selectmen's Stone Wharf Meeting this Wednesday, 6pm at the Hall - click here for a link to all the reports, meetings and documents.


August 18, 2022 - Dock and Dine on Maine Life Media channel 6 last Saturday Night featured Chebeague - click here to see the youtube.

A memorial service for Ana-Maria Orive Zaugg, will be held at the Chebeague Church at 12:30pm on August 21st, with refreshments after at the Parish House.

School Committee Meeting this coming Tuesday, August 23, 6pm at the school - see agenda.

The federal government is again sending out free test kits. Here's the link https://www.covid.gov/tests

Message from May: "Hi folks! Great week coming up! Open tonight for ice cream, dinner and Pub Trivia! Tomorrow night is ice cream, dinner and Karaoke, and Saturday we have ice cream, dinner, and we welcome back our good friends T-Pollock (8 p.m., $5 cover). Our specials include fried scallops, lobster alfredo on fettuccine, or lobster alfredo pizza! We will also have chocolate cream pie and carrot cake! Call ahead for takeout 846.3078"


August 17, 2022 - Acclaimed Concert Pianist Diane Walsh to Add a Thrilling Coda to a Wondrous MacBeth Season.  Join us on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chebeague Community Church when acclaimed pianist Diane Walsh will provide a spell-binding finale to MacBeth’s most ambitious season yet.  Ms. Walsh’s program will include works by Franz Josef Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin. Ms. Walsh has performed in 46 states and 22 countries at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  And now, for the fourth time, she will bring her rapturous artistry to Chebeague Island.  You won’t want to miss this final concert in our 2022 season.  Please remember that admission to all MacBeth concerts is free and we encourage concertgoers to wear masks while in the sanctuary.  Questions?  Contact Carl Tubbesing (carldt@gwi.net.) 

August 16, 2022 - Photo- By Art Ryder on August 15ht of Colemans Cove.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Tidepooling Event scheduled for 9:00am at Bennett's Cove on Chebeague Island has been cancelde because of the expected rain.


August 15, 2022 - Photo- By Mary Landis of the sky at Sunnyside on August 15th.

August 14, 2022 - Photo- By Paul Hodge of the Sturgeon Moon on August 12th (his birthday) from the back of the Independence.

Reminder Tomorrow at 4:30 is The Recompense Fund Annual Nonprofit Celebration. Come to the tennis court at the Recreation Center and hear about ALL the nonprofits of our island and all the wonderful things they are doing to help sustain Chebeague as a year round community. Refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!!

Message from The Niblic: Hi all! It's time for everyone to start heading back to school so in light of that, our new hours will be:
Wednesday thru Saturday 8am-3pm
Sunday 9am-2pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
We will be closing for the season Saturday September 10th.
www.chebeagueislandboatyard.com for more information. Thank you & hope to see you before summer is over!

Join Tori Norton for online yoga classes. https://torinortonyoga.com/ All levels welcomed and the best part is doing it in your own space, your home, porch, front yard, even the beach. Read more about Tori here https://torinortonyoga.com/about-me
$11 for a 1 hour class and payment can be made by Venmo or by check. All information is on her website. Give it a try and give your body the gift of selfcare.

Reminder that today is a Community Reception for Phil Jordan on Sunday afternoon, August 14, between 2:00, and 4:00, at 17 Backshore Drive, the old Barn House, East End. Please come.

School House Seconds News:
School House Seconds will be open, as usual, this Tuesday, August 16, from 9am-noon and 7-8pm. The sale this week is, "Include a Kitchen Item and a Book in your grocery bag then fill the bag with whatever for $5". You know you need this; cook the meal then relax with a book.
--- Thank you for your donations this season. We will resume accepting your clean, salable items June 1, 2023.
---- Coming soon: Pop Up Saturday Sale at School House Seconds, August 20, 10am-noon!

On September 12, 7pm at the Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom the Chebeague Island Historical Society's Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series is featuring Nick Wessell and "Vladimir Putin: Should We Fear Him?" Click here to learn more.


August 12, 2022 - Photo- Pictured celebrating at the hotel on Thursday is this hardy, happy group born in 1942. A little math will quickly show you what decade they are dealing with. Happy Birthday to you all! I can see that 80 is the new 40!

Tomorrow on NBC "Dock & Dine" is featuring Chebeague at 7:30. Golf Course, Doughty's, Niblic & Boat Yard, and the Inn!

Tomorrow morning at 9am to noon is the Great Chebeague Golf Club Annual Bake Sale Pies, muffins, cookies, bread & much more - on Houghtons front lawn 1 Capps Road - to benefit Jr. Golf.


August 11, 2022 - Message from May: This weekend we are only open Thursday and Friday to support the CRC fundraiser Saturday night. Thursday, come out for PUB TRIVIA. Friday, we will try KARAOKE again (wifi should be up and running). Both nights we will have fried clams and BBQ chicken! Hope to see you at the Bell! Call ahead for take out 846.3078

August 10, 2022 - Photo- 2' x 4' Corn Hole game (with hand painted scenes by Bev Johnson- West End vs East End) that will be auctioned off at the CRC dinner this Saturday at Come together on the Field! Click here for another set featuring Golf Course photos.

BORN IN 1942?? Come and join other 80 YEAR OLD youngsters on the porch of the Inn on Thursday, August 11 at 4:30pm. Order a beverage of your choice and we will celebrate this special time in our lives! Questions? Jane Frizzell (846-4937) or Jen Hamilton (846-4343). See you there!

There is a nice opinion article in the Portland Press Herald by Kim Hamilton: Maine Voices: Time to expand our concept of ‘Maine’ and the people who bring it to life Click here.

For those who missed Toby Webb's "Chebeague and the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945)" The longest battle of World War Two and how heroic Chebeaguers took part in- on Monday, you can still see it by clicking here. (Toby starts about 5 minutes into the video) You can also go to the Chebeague Historical Society website and see all the lectures you may have missed over the last couple of years.


August 7, 2022 - There will be a funeral and reception for Poochie Ross on Saturday, August 27 at 11:15 at the church with reception at the Hall immediately following the service.

School House Seconds News:
School House Seconds will be open, as usual, Tuesday, August 9 from 9am-noon and 7-8pm. The sale this week is "Denim Day! Fill a grocery bag for $5. Bag must include a denim item." Thank you for your donations this season. We will resume accepting your clean, salable items June 1, 2023.
Mark your calendar: Pop Up Saturday Sale at School House Seconds, August 20, 10am-noon!


August 6, 2022 - A memorial service for Ana-Maria Orive Zaugg, will be held at the Chebeague Church at 12:30pm on August 21st, with refreshments after at the Parish House.

Chebeague Housing: Moving from Conversation to Action
Date and Time: Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm
Place: Picnic tables behind the school
Together we can develop solutions to create more housing options. Chebeague Housing will host a Community Conversation to present the results of the survey and consider the best ways to move forward. This process needs input from everyone who has a stake in guiding the work and finding solutions: year round and summer residents. Add your voice through the Island Housing Survey, open until August 8: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRF8GDM. Results of the survey will be available on August 9, in time to consider before joining the meeting.
---Responding to the housing needs has many solutions and directions, let’s join together to chart the course. Solutions start with planners, fundraisers, grant writers, policy makers, and shovels in the ground!
--- FMI info contact: Megan Dayton (612-201-7673) or Eliza Adams (207-233-8533)

Message from the Chebeague Community Church: "Thank you to all who helped make our Lobster Roll luncheon such a success! We served 68 people and a fun time was had by all! (see photo)
Special thanks to Melissa Doughty, Dana Bourgeois and Ruthie Hackenberger Noble for their music under the pine tree. Thank you to Jeff Putnam and Aaron Lewis at Day”s Crabmeat & Lobster in Yarmouth (https://daysmaine.com/) for the lobster support. Thank you to all who made phone calls, baked blueberry buckle, made lobster rolls, set up, cleaned up and attended! We are grateful for your love and support and look forward to a bright future ahead! -CCC Leadership Council"


August 5, 2022 - Photo- by John Ash of sunset August, 5, 2022.

The CRC's Come Together on the Field event will feature live music, games, and fun for the whole family. Guests will have the option of a Lobster or BBQ dinner.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year! CLICK HERE to order your ticket and learn more about this event! There will be live music and lots of fun, including raffle items.

From the LADIES AID FAIR:
Thanks to everyone who helped with our Fair on Thursday. To those who baked and crafted and those who purchased the same. There’s always a little anxiety at first; but then our faithful fans show up, and we all have fun. We promise to put the proceeds to good use in the community.
Thanks again!
Jane Frizzell

The Transfer Station will be closed Sunday August 7th from 12:45 to 1:30 for a burial. The compactors in the transfer station are noisy and may be distracting during a burial service. Thank you for your kind consideration for the family and friends of the deceased.

The Town of Yarmouth is collecting information in the "visioning" stages of developing a comprehensive plan. They invite participation from all who live, work, or visit the Town and this obviously includes Chebeaguers. They have a pretty cool map that you can make comments on suggestions for uses or improvements to areas in the Town. Here is the link https://berrydunn.mysocialpinpoint.com/imagine-yarmouth-me.


August 4, 2022 - Photo- by Alison Paradise taken on August 4, 2022
August 3, 2022 - The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall tomorrow morning. For any who did not get seen last month because no vaccines were available, email (samhidval@gmail.com) or call (846-0510) Sam McLean today (Wednesday) and she will put you top of the list. The vet will be leaving promptly at 11:30 so the Ladies Aide can finish getting ready for their fabulous fair at noon.

August 2, 2022 - LADIES AID FAIR - Thursday August 4 starting at NOON at the Hall!! See you there!

Message from May: Hi folks: This week we will celebrate your MINDS with PUB TRIVIA on Thursday, your VOICES with KARAOKE on Friday, and your TALENTS on Saturday with an OPEN MIC. Tell all your friends to come out with something to share and sign up before 8 p.m. on Saturday. Sign up sheets are behind the bar. A song, a poem, a reading, a one-act play, you name it, the stage is yours. We will be serving fried scallops, salmon with rice pilaf made with seasonal vegetables, whoppie pies (including gluten free) and cheesecake with berries, along with scoop and soft serve ice cream and all your usual favorites. Open Thurs-Sat nights, ice cream at 4, dinner at 5 and the bar open until midnight. Hope to see you at the Bell. Call ahead for takeout 846.3078


August 1, 2022 - There will be a Community Reception for Phil Jordan on Sunday afternoon, August 14, between 2:00, and 4:00, at 17 Backshore Drive, the old Barn House, East End. Please come.
Shiela Jordan, Caterina and John Jordan and family.

July 31, 2022 - School House Seconds, your favorite island thrift store, is open this Tuesday, August 2, from 9-noon and 7-8pm. Once again the door buster sale is, "Fill a grocery bag for $5". Since your purchases fund the Island Council's programs we appreciate when you make an extra donation when you pay. Note: July 31, Sunday, is the very last day we are able to accept your clean, salable donations. Please do not drop off any more items.

School Committee Meeting this Tuesday at the school, 6pm, August 2, 2022 - click here for agenda.


July 29, 2022 - The Chebeague Rec Center's second session of swim lessons starts Thursday, August 4. Lessons are available for children ages 3-10 with beginner and intermediate classes available. All lessons are taught by a certified swim instructor and lifeguard! Learn more and register at ChebeagueRec.com.

The GCGC Jr. Golf Clinic will be held each Thursday in August from 3:00 - 5:00. Ages 6 and up. Free and no registration needed - just show up. Clubs are available for those who need them. See you there!

The August CTC newsletter is now posted on our website along with the August and September crew assistance schedules.

Chebeague Island Historical Society’s Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series presents: Monday, August 8, 2022 @ 7PM at the Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom Toby Webb "Chebeague and the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945)" The longest battle of World War Two ... 4500 ships sunk ... over 100,000 men killed. And Chebeaguers right in the middle of it. Toby Webb will describe the Battle of the Atlantic, its importance to winning the war, and the roles of heroic Chebeaguers who took part.
Zoom ID 82962476056 no password required.

For those who have missed the last two lectures they are on line now:
July 11 Erno Bonebakker - Casco Bay Anecdotes click here.
July 25 Pam Cummings Underground Railway click here.


July 28, 2022 - A lot of sharp glass pieces are showing up on the beach between Coleman Cove and Jenks where children play and run at low tide. Please don’t throw glass out in that area to create sea glass.

On Sunday, July 31st at 1 PM Nathan Hamilton from USM and Thomas Bennett of Prince Memorial Library will be at the Hall to discuss Chebeague's shell middens. Please come and join in the discussion and bring any indigenous artifacts that you have found on the island. They want to hear from you. If you think that you may have a midden on your property, please come learn about some exciting opportunities. Sponsored by the Chebeague Island Historical Society.

Consider Joining the Chebeague Library Team!
Don’t you love going into the Chebeague library? It’s one of the many ”hearts” of this island.
--- The director and board are looking for applicants who are interest in a part time job. Like to meet and talk to people? Enjoy seeing all ages enjoy this fabulous space? Have ideas about the library? If you’re curious, send your resume and questions to Corie Meehan, Library Director at librarydirectorcil@gmail.com. Or stop by and talk to her! Applications due by August 5, 2022.

Many thanks to Caitlin Gerber for volunteering her time to lead the “Get Out! Nature Walk” on Deer Point sponsored by the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust. I learned so much about invasive and native plants, the state of the lobster fishery, oyster and kelp aquaculture, climate challenges and the ongoing work of preserving access to land and the coast. Thanks Caitlin for offering your time and expertise!


July 27, 2022 - Photo- Panoramic view of Chebeague with Deer Point in the middle front 7/27/22. Drone Photo taken by Austin Kinnealey and Bill Marshall.

Message from Jen at The Niblic:
Please join us on Thursday morning July 28th from 9am – 11am for Coffee with the Cop (aka Muffins with Mailman). Come meet members of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept. Thank them for their service and ask questions you may have about how they protect our community. Hope to see you upstairs at the Niblic. (On an aside today is Bob's birthday)

The Bid Hello to Summer 2022 -Island Commons Week Three auction will be ending soon. It's currently scheduled to end on July 28, 2022 at 05:00 PM EDT. These are the final hours for you to participate. https://www.32auctions.com/bidhellotosummer2022week3

LAST CHANCE! Lobster Roll and Blueberry Buckle Luncheon
Chebeague Community Church
Sunday, July 31st from 12-2pm
Music, games for kids, lunch and prizes!
NO CHARGE, but RSVPs required
Church.chebeague@gmail.com or 846-6987 by July 27th

The post & beam timbers are being raised on the Second Wind Farm on Roy Hill Road! This will be a Barn Museum displaying Chuck’s antique farm implements collection, most of which came from past farms on Chebeague. All this is happening with donations from Chebeague friends and neighbors and the efforts of the Chebeague Island Living History Farm. The frame crew, Trees to Timber Frames, will be back Thursday with the rest of the frame and more barn raising. Click here for a photo!

Today is Pizza Day again so please if you are getting Ottos Pizza orders off the 4 PM boat: please do not drive down and avoid parking on the Stone Wharf for your pick up. Park in the parallel parking area and walk down to pick up your orders. We understand that this may not be the most convenient way of doing it but it is what needs to be done to ensure safety and better flow of traffic during the busiest time of the year for traffic at the Stone Wharf. Please contact Vika Wood, Town Administrator if you have questions. 846-3148. Thank you!


July 26, 2022 - The Mystery Theater this year scheduled for July 30th has been cancelled because of Covid- please look for it in the summer 0f 2023! It will be a fun mystery show!

Get Out! Nature Walk - Deer Point Volunteer Naturalist/Leader Caitlin Gerber
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
--- With a strip of gray ledge separating its thatch of dark spruce from the ocean, Deer Point is reminiscent of a typical downeast Maine island. It is a wild place, exposed to the open ocean, and it has been a favorite spot for picnics for generations. Thanks to the generosity of its owner this spot will stay in its wild and scenic condition and be accessible to the public forever. Participants will learn about native and invasive plants, the current state of the lobster fishery, and the effects of climate change.
This nature walk is scheduled for a 9:00 am start due to the Chebeague Transportation Company’s ferry schedule. Mainland participants will take the bus from the CTC parking lot at 7:45 am and board the 8:15 ferry to the island. Transportation to the trailhead at Deer Point will be provided, and participants will be back to the ferry to depart on the noon boat. Tickets for the ferry must be purchased online beforehand at: https://www.ctcferry.org/

CELEBRATE!! If you were BORN IN 1942 and would like to celebrate with some of your fellow 80 year oldsters, come to the porch of the Inn on Thursday August 11 @ 4:30 pm. Order a glass of wine, or beer, or whatever and we will raise a toast to reaching this major milestone! FMI or Questions: Jane Frizzell (846-4937) or Jen Hamilton (846-4343).

Message from May: "Hi folks: This week we are open Thursday through Saturday, for ice cream starting at 4, dinner from 5-9, and the bar until midnight. On Thursday, Cheryl will challenge your knowlege with PUB TRIVIA, Friday we will have karaoke, and SATURDAY we welcome back THE FEW ($5 cover). If you haven't seen this young band, don't miss them. They are amazing! Our specials include chicken chilli and pan-seared scallops with ve-getable risotto. Hope to see you at the Bell! Call ahead for takeout 846-3078."


July 25, 2022 - School House Seconds is literally overflowing with items to sell; lamps, coffee makers, sleeping bags, an ice cream maker, a bread machine, towels, pillows, comforters, flashlights, books, puzzles and lots and lots of clothing from infants to adults (underwear to outerwear). Come shop Tuesday and help fund Island Council programs: 9-noon and 7-8pm.

July 24, 2022 - Photo- Sunset at the Hook 7/24/22 by Stacie Webb.

SAVE the DATE - For everyone - Monday, August 15th, 4:30 at the Recreation Center Tennis Courts - The Recompense Fund's Celebration of our island nonprofits. This is an opportunity for all of Chebeague's nonprofits to share their accomplishments, future goals, hopes and dreams. Refreshments will be served.

Don't forget today at 1pm the Children's Theater presents Willy Wonka Jr. at the Hall!


July 23, 2022 - School House Seconds will be open this Tuesday, July 26, from 9-noon and from 7-8pm. This week's sale is, "Fill a grocery bag for $5".
Join the fun and find just what you need to update your wardrobe, bedroom or kitchen. There are bargains galore! Note: July 31 is the last day this year we are able to accept your clean, salable items.

July 22, 2022 - Come Together on the Field - A fundrasing event to benefit CRC - August 13, 2022 5-8 - please click here to learn more and consider being a sponsor too! Contact the Rec at chebeaguerecreation@gmail.com

Children's Theater Camp PresentsWilly Wonka Jr. Live - This Saturday and Sunday!
Sat 7/23 Time: 7 PM Place: Hall and Sun 7/24 Time: 1 PM Place: Hall
Donations Accepted at the Door!


July 21, 2022 - Photo- Off the Stone Wharf July 21by Bev Johnson.

CTC's Annual Member Meeting will be held this Saturday, July 23, at 9am at the Hall.

Message from the Commons: Week 2 ending today at 5pm …but there’s still one more week of great auction items to bid on! Don’t miss our third and final week, opening tomorrow (Friday the 22nd). Thank you all for supporting Island Commons! https://www.islandcommons.com/bid-hello-to-summer

The Chebeague Island School is accepting applications for 2 different part-time positions: World Language teacher and Art teacher. Both positions begin late August 2022. Each position is for one half day per week.
The beautiful Chebeague Island School is a small Pre-K to grade 5 school, with two full-time teachers and 10 students. To apply, please go to our website at www.chebeagueislandschool.net and click Job Opportunities. Please fill out a teacher application and send that along with a resume and cover letter to Ann Kirkpatrick at kirkpatrick@chebeagueschool.net.

Click here for the job description for the Children's Librarian Position.

Join the Chebeague Island Historical Society for a special lecture on July 25th at 7 PM by Pamela Cummings. The lecture, “ The Underground Railroad—Retracing the Tracks”, is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and the CIHS.

The Chebeague Island Historical Society's August newsletter is here

On July 31st at 1 PM Nathan Hamilton from USM and Thomas Bennett of Prince Memorial Library will be at the Hall to discuss Chebeague's shell middens. Please come and join in the discussion and bring any indigenous artifacts that you have found on the island. They want to hear from you. If you think that you may have a midden on your property, please come learn about some exciting opportunities. Sponsored by the Chebeague Island Historical Society.


July 20, 2022 - The Chebeague Island Library, a welcoming center to the entire Chebeague community, is seeking a Children’s Librarian/Associate Library Director. The position is part time, about 15-20 hours a week. Cover letters and resumes can be emailed to cheblib@hotmail.com or delivered to the Library Director at the Library. Applications due by August 5, 2022.

Reminder from the Town: for those picking up Wednesday Ottos Pizza orders off the 4 PM boat: please do not drive down and avoid parking on the Stone Wharf for your pick up. Park in the parallel parking area and walk down to pick up your orders. We understand that this may not be the most convenient way of doing it but it is what needs to be done to ensure safety and better flow of traffic during the busiest time of the year for traffic at the Stone Wharf. Please contact Vika Wood, Town Administrator if you have questions. 846-3148. Thank you!


July 19, 2022 - The CIHS exhibit “Growing Up on Chebeague” opens on Friday July 22 at 11am! It is the story of how childhood experiences create a sense of place. It contains items that have been loaned or donated from 135 of your island friends! The exhibit includes more than 400 photos depicting the adventure of being a child on Chebeague from the Civil War to the present. More than a dozen people worked on the exhibit beginning in 2019. Covid slowed up the project but the end result is worth the wait! A special shout out to Cathy MacNeill who devoted hundreds of hours to the project. Click here to see some of it.

Children's Theater Camp Presents
Willy Wonka Jr.
Live - This Saturday and Sunday!
Date: Sat 7/23 Time: 7 PM Place: Hall
Date: Sun 7/24 Time: 1 PM Place: Hall
Donations Accepted at the Door!

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 2022- Starting June 29th and continuing until Labor Day, the Chebeague/Cliff Island Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 8 am at the CI Library. The Library is located next to the Island Hall and is near the Island Market. Please park in the library parking lot and use the back door. For more information, call or text 207-210-1714.

Message from May: "Hi folks: This week we are switching up things. As I announced earlier, we will not be serving breakfast on Friday or brunch on Sunday. We will focus on our dinner service and ice cream Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with ice cream starting at 4, dinner at 5, and the bar until midnight. This week our specials include chicken pot pie, pan seared salmon, and Maine whoppie pies. On Thursday night, Cheryl Hillicoss will lead us in PUB TRIVIA. Friday night we welcome back good friend Pat Foley, a great musician ($5 cover). On Saturday, come out and sing along to KARAOKE! Hope to see you at the Bell! Call ahead for takeout 846.3078"


July 18, 2022 - The town has been experiencing e-mail issues. We have been working with our tech company to get it resolved and are switching out to a better system. If you have not received a response or emails are coming back as undeliverable, please be patient as we work though this problem. Call 846-3148 if you need anything.

On Wednesday, July 20th 6PM at the Hall there will be a workshop about Indian Point Rd. Board of Selectmen and representatives from Indian Island Co., and Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust will work together to determine what the next steps are. Click here for the workshop packet.

Message from May: "Hi folks: Sorry to do this but food costs and lack of business have us canceling breakfast and brunch for the rest of the season. This is my last season at the Slow Bell and I have to be careful moving forward. Thanks for understanding. May and the Slow Bell crew."

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, July 21, 4:30 p.m., Chebeague Community Church.  (Please note the special time for this concert.)


July 17, 2022 - Thank you to all the Stephen Ross Scholarship volunteers that helped early this morning with the Casco Bay Odyssey Swim Run. We welcomed the Long Course participants off the CBL ferry for a 6am start at Chandlers and the last pair ran across to Little Chebeague just before 7am. They finish this year on Peaks Island. Great day for this event. Click here for a few photos!

Jazz on a Summer’s Day! --Novel Jazz Septet Returns, Sunday July 17, 2:00 p.m. at the Chebeague Island School Yard.

Click here to see the 4th of July parade photos I took that day - finally got around to putting them on the website.

School House Seconds will be open as usual this Tuesday, July 19, from 9-noon and from 7-8pm. This week's sale is, "If you can wear it, buy one, get two free".
Proceeds support Island Council programs such as the Wellness Center, Fuel Assistance, and Chedemption. Your donations are appreciated! Note: July 31 is the last day this year we are able to accept your clean, salable items.

Sebago Long Lake Music Festival 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, July 21, 4:30 p.m., Chebeague Community Church.  (Please note the special time for this concert.)  Musicians from the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival got the MacBeth Concert Series started over 20 years ago.  They’ve performed on Chebeague every summer since (except for the past two seasons interrupted by the pandemic) and have become part of the Chebeague extended family.  We can’t wait to welcome them back to help them celebrate the festival’s 50th anniversary.  The program will include works by von Weber, Piazzolla and Robert Schumann.  We will also be recognizing Beth Howe and Mac Passano, co-founders of Chebeague’s concert series.  Questions?  Contact John Howard (ceciljohn6@gmail.com); Carl Tubbesing (carldt@gwi.net).


July 16, 2022 - Thanks to the many who turned out for the Hall's annual MOH Arts and Crafts Extravaganza. We are excited to be able to host this event and to announce that the winner of the Yarn Cruise raffle is Janna Hobbs!! Happy cruising, knitting, and crocheting, Janna! And see you all next year.

The annual Casco Bay Swim Run will be held TOMORROW Sunday, July 17th. This year the long course athletes will be starting at Chandlers Cove Wharf at 6:00am. If you are an early riser and would like to cheer on these incredible athletes they will come through Chebeague Island Boat Yard shortly after then. Come cheer them on as they start their trek swimming and running through the islands. This year the will end on Peaks. For an approximate map of the course go here. The Swim Run organization will make a donation to the Stephen L Ross Scholarship fund for our island volunteers that help with this event. Please go here if you are interested in learning more about the island scholarship.

Come get your artists', sewing, quilting, knitting, and everything else supplies at the Hall today. We open at 9:00 and are also featuring an incredible, huge basket of high-quality yarn, including cashmere, merino, cotton, tapestry, and linen yarns, in our raffle basket. As always, there is no limit to what you can take! $5 per person admission. We're here until 1:00 this afternoon.

Mahjongg at the Rec Center 1-3 WED the 20th. ALL WELCOME. Contact Sharon Rent for questions 846-3652.


July 15, 2022 - If you missed out on the Maine Yarn Cruise (https://www.maineyarncruise.com) bag stuffed with hand-dyed, top-quality yarn and fiber in the Commons auction, you have a chance to win another such bag by entering the raffle at the Hall's Martha Hamilton Arts and Crafts Extravaganza this Saturday from 9:00 to 1:00. The basket is on display at the library, and raffle tickets are $5 apiece, or 5 for $20. Come join the fun and scoop up all the craft and arts supplies you can carry! $5 admission. All proceeds benefit the Hall.

The Transfer Station will be closed Saturday July 16 from 10:45 to 12:00 for a burial. The compactors in the transfer station are noisy and can be distracting during a burial service.
Thank you for your kind consideration of the family and friends of the deceased.


July 14, 2022 - As promised at the wonderful ice cream social today I am putting the questionaire link on again. Chebeague Island Housing Survey is still available online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRF8GDM and hope you will take it if you haven't yet. The survey welcomes input from the entire community: our year-round, summer, seasonal residents, owners and renters, and folks working on the island providing important services. Your input will be used to design sustainable housing efforts that will meet the needs of our community.
---- Chebeague Island is facing critical challenges regarding housing options. Solutions are needed for different age groups seeking different types of household living with various occupations on and off the island. Housing options are needed for residents to stay on the island and for young adults and families to stay on Chebeague or move to Chebeague.

Week 1 of our online auction ends TODAY at 5pm! Get those final bids in on all your favorite items. Week 2 opens tomorrow with lots more great items, including local seafood, gift cards to area markets & restaurants, works by local artists & artisans, glamping in a mongolian yurt and much, much more! https://www.islandcommons.com/bid-hello-to-summer

Message from Bounty of Art: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bounty of Art will not open tomorrow Friday, July 15th or Saturday, July 16th. Thank you for your understanding!


July 13, 2022 -Photo- Hazy morning by Jon Rich on July 13, 2022 at the Boat Yard.

Photo- Super buck moon raising over Casco Bay 7/13/22 by Joe Chamberlin.

Photo- Panorama of Hamilton Beach from Artist Pt. 7/13/22 by Joe Chamberlin.

WOW! Three days until the Martha Hamilton Fine Arts and Crafts Extravaganza at the Hall! So many amazing donations, including fine-art supplies, every sort of fabric need, soapmaking ingredients, and way, way more. A fabulous raffle! And all proceeds benefit the Hall and keep so many valuable items out of the trash! Remember, $5 buys you the right to take as much as you want! Bring your own bags! Bring your own truck to load your treasures in! July 16 from 9 to Noon!

Swimming lessons are happening at the Rec Center! 3 classes start this week, with opportunities for kids ages 3-10 to get involved. Learn more and register at ChebeagueRec.com today!


July 12, 2022- CTC is looking for an Office Manager! The Office Manager is responsible for accounting and administrative functions of the company. Major duties include balancing and depositing all cash receipts, performing all accounting functions, producing financial reports, performing internal audits, maintaining personnel files, and processing payroll. The Office Manager is also responsible for handling customer requests and concerns as well as scheduling barging and charters.
The salary is competitive and is based on experience.
Apply today and join our great team!

Katie Urich, Tyler Stanley and Joquin Bonville will be performing at the Inn during Jazz Brunch on Sunday July 31st from 11am-1pm.

A group of friends and I want to help Brenda (granddaughter to Gladys Bennett) and Ernie Collela with medical expenses. Brenda has a long road ahead with treatment for breast cancer, and just found out she has no job to go back to afterwards. Ernie has also been in and out of work for illnesses of his own. Our goal is $5,000 but if we can exceed that I know they will be so thankful. They are a great family, lifelong Yarmouth residents, devoted to their sons and grandchildren. Any amount you can give will be most appreciated! Click here for the Gofund Account!

The Great Chebeague Golf Club Junior Clinic will be held this week, July 14, from 2-3:30 due to the Island Institute’s event at 4:00. Clinic hours will be back to 3-5:00 next week, the 21st, and July 28 is the Golf Camp so there will be no clinic. Check here and at the club for August dates.

All are welcome. Spread the word.
Island Institute is hosting an Ice Cream Social!
Thursday at 4:00 under the tent at the School House Road Ball Field - see flyer

Jazz on a Summer’s Day! --Novel Jazz Septet Returns, Sunday July 17, 2:00 p.m. at the Chebeague Island School Yard.
-- Last summer’s performance may have been the Novel Jazz Septet’s best ever on Chebeague. Children and dogs running around the lawn chairs and blankets. Pick-up truck rattling by. And the “beyond category” music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The cats (that’s jazzspeak for musicians) tell us that Chebeague is their favorite place to play---and it shows in the joy they take in playing familiar standards such as “Take the A Train” “Lotus Blossom,” and “Chelsea ridge” and in introducing us to rare tunes they’ve found in the archives at the Smithsonian Institution.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for another entrancing afternoon of “America’s classical music.” -- In case of rain the concert will be held at the Chebeague Community Church.


July 11, 2022 - Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series - Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 7PM at Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom*
Erno Bonebakker “Maritime Anecdotes of Casco Bay” Erno promises an interesting evening: "As a sequel to the 2021 talk focused on WWII in Casco Bay, emphasizing Chebeague, we will review a somewhat random series of entertaining and interesting maritime stories related to Maine, Casco Bay, Chebeague and Chebeaguers." He has shared this photo and wants attendees to think of two facts that make this image relevant to his talk.
* If joining via Zoom, try signing in a few minutes before 7pm, by going to Zoom, then Join a Meeting. The log in number is 82962476056. There is no password.
or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056
July 10, 2022 - School House Seconds will be open this Tuesday, July 12, 9-noon and 7-8pm. We have bargains galore for you! This week's sale: "Buy a shirt, Get 2 Free. Buy a pair of pants, Get 2 Free". Remember, new items arrive daily so it's always worth a look. See you there!

July 8, 2022 - REMINDER! July 9th is the Arts an Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come shop for family and friends or just get something unique for yourself.

click here to learn about the WOW/Pop concert at Doughty's Market - 2pm July 9th. Click here on Chebweb to learn more about this fun time!

UPS/FEDEX NOTIFICATION
Due to an exponential increase in volume of cargo (and the beautiful weather) we will be opening a package pickup area across from the slow bell for a few days. Come get your orders before we get to deliver them if you have time!!! As usual perishables and medical boxes are delivered first.

Week 1 of Island Commons ONLINE AUCTION kicks off Friday, July 8th at 5pm. Lots of great gift cards, Chebeague and Casco Bay "adventures", and more. Don't miss your chance...Week 1 closes Thursday the 14th at 5pm. We'll follow with two additional weeks, all with fantastic items. This is our main fundraising event this year, and your winning bid is a gift to the Commons. Bids over market value are tax deductible. If you’d like to receive email updates about this and other Island Commons events, contact nancy.olney@islandcommons.com Thank you! Visit our website to view the auction or to donate/sponsor. Thank you, and good luck with the bidding!

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND, is open this weekend, 11:00 - 3:00. We have been approved by the state inspector to operate as Two Birds Cafe and will ramp up operations in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned for operating hours.
See you this weekend, everything is ripening on the vine…Yay for Summer and all it brings!

Feel great! Start and end your week with yoga. BJ is offering classes Monday & Friday mornings from 7-8 at the Hall for $10 per class. He brings a wealth of information and combines different philosophies. This class is appropriate for all levels. Sent from my iPhone


July 7, 2022 - The Chebeague Rec Center is hosting Maine Ultimate for their second tournament on the island on Saturday, July 9 at Volunteer Field! This is a great chance to watch seasoned ultimate players compete, but also to see in action our Learn to Play campers, who have been practicing their skills for several weeks. The Rec Center is appreciative of the support it receives from Maine Ultimate in this unique fundraising opportunity, and happy to be able to host an exciting event on the field. We hope you'll join us in cheering on the players this weekend!

SAVE THE DATE for next Thursday at the Ballfield for Island Institute Community Ice Cream Social - 4pm. Click here for more information!

Chebeague School Committee Meeting next Tuesday, July 12th at the school 6pm - click here for agenda.

Ellsworth Miller Memorial Lecture Series - Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 7PM at Chebeague Community Church and via Zoom*
Erno Bonebakker “Maritime Anecdotes of Casco Bay” Erno promises an interesting evening: "As a sequel to the 2021 talk focused on WWII in Casco Bay, emphasizing Chebeague, we will review a somewhat random series of entertaining and interesting maritime stories related to Maine, Casco Bay, Chebeague and Chebeaguers." He has shared this photo and wants attendees to think of two facts that make this image relevant to his talk.
* If joining via Zoom, try signing in a few minutes before 7pm, by going to Zoom, then Join a Meeting. The log in number is 82962476056. There is no password.
or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056

From Jen Belesca: "Hi there! Thank you to all that have donated already but I am again asking those that may be considering to please join me in fighting cancer. I received a text from a friend today that is scheduled to have a biopsy because she recently found a large mass in her chest. This frightening scenario happens far to often. We all know people affected by cancer and we all have lost people to this horrible disease. This is how I choose to honor those I have lost. Please join me as I Tri for a Cure. Thank you for your consideration & support!" Click here to go to her site!

Here is the report from the 4th of July Parade! Here are some photos I took!
Our esteemed judges worked hard on the 4th and the results are in!
1st Place float: Clean Beach- Grunko
2nd Place float: Green Goblin Attack- Kuh
Honorable Mention: Climate Heroes - Whetham/Doughty
Best with Attitude: RBG - Whiston
Best Ensemble: The Clowns!
Best Hot Dogs: The Inn
Best Tractor with bike friends: Nate Neumann
Best Antique cars: Doug Clark and John Layng
Best Golf Cart: Dyl's Carts
Honorable Mention Carts:
All Chebeaguers are Superheroes - Hood
Family Heroes - Gaskins
Superhero Craziness - Rent
4th of July - Heiser
Thanks also to Gail Jenkins, our Parade Grand Marshal!

Message from May: "Hi folks: We've got a lot going on this week, so I will try to be as clear and complete as possible. We are open Thu, Fri, Sat and Sunday. Thursday we are open starting at 4 p.m. for ice cream, 5 p.m. for dinner and takeout and the bar will be open until 11. We have KARAOKE starting at 8:30 Thursday. On Friday, we will start with breakfast from 8-10 a.m., ice cream at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. We will welcome back the Pinwheel Brothers on Friday night from 8:30-11, $5 cover. On Thursday and Friday, we will also be serving our full menu, and our specials include fried clams, pan seared scallops with Israelli couscous, and lobster or crab rolls. ON SATURDAY, we will have a special menu this week as we welcome back a group of our frisbee friends. We will have a buffet dinner, $25/person, with BBQ ribs, pulled pork, chicken, dogs (veggie and regular) and burgers (veggie and regular) salads and corn on the cob. WE WILL NOT be serving our regular menu on Friday. We will also be welcoming Captain Bangaroo from Yarmouth from 6:30 until 10. On Sunday, we'll have donuts, cinnamon rolls and some amazing brunch specials. There is something for- everyone at the Slow Bell. Hope to see you there! Call ahead for takeout. 846.3078"


July 6, 2022 - Temporary blocked - out parking spaces at Stone Pier Thursday July 8, Friday July 9, Monday July 11, and Tuesday July 12. Components of a modular home are coming in; thanks for your patience and understanding. If you have questions please call Bob Earnest. Click here to see a diagram of which spaces will be blocked.

The Chebeague Cumberland Land Trust (CCLT) is in search of a new Executive Director - please click here to see the job description and how to apply.

A reminder to those picking up Wednesday Ottos Pizza orders off the 4 PM boat:
We are working with Ottos Pizza to find a better solution but in the meantime, please do not drive down and avoid parking on the Stone Wharf for your pick up. Park in the parallel parking area and walk down to pick up your orders. We understand that this may not be the most convenient way of doing it but it is what needs to be done to ensure safety and better flow of traffic during the busiest time of the year for traffic at the Stone Wharf. Please Vika Wood, Town Administrator if you have questions. 846-3148. Thank you!

All ages and abilities are welcome to join us this Friday, July 8th from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at Littlefield Woods on Chebeague Island for an Invasive Plant Management Morning!
We’ll cut back invasive barberry, bittersweet, honeysuckle, multiflora rose, and possibly buckthorn and autumn olive especially in the area near the old horse chestnut tree. Clippers, limb loppers, shovels and mattocks will be the tools of the day. If you have any of these tools, please bring them along. Work gloves and tough long pants are recommended. At some point during our session we’ll take a break and land trust staff and members and Littlefield Woods neighbors will share what they know about this beautiful preserve. We’ll meet at the kiosk on Littlefield Road.
For more information, please contact CCLT Stewardship Coordinator Jonathan Dawson, steward@ccltmaine.org, 207-844-0419
https://www.ccltmaine.org/.../wwwccltmaineorg/all-events

Tonight Selectmen's Meeting at the Hall 6pm - or watch on the town's youtube channel. Click here for the agenda and packet.


July 5, 2022 - Photo- Tuesday morning photo by Jon Rich. Click here for another and click here for another while Jon does his early morning stroll.

July 3, 2022 - Message from my birder friend Sally Pachulski: "I spent two Sunday mornings birding part of Chebeague Island for the Maine Bird Atlas, a four year project which ends in August. The purpose of the birding surveys is to observe and listen to birds of a designated block and watch for behaviors that would indicate breeding birds. I birded from the corner of Huddum Circle and Chandlers Cove Road to the Nibic along John Small Road. I did a few side roads, Jenks, Rose Point and Charleston. The number of species was a surprise and I thought it might inspire some Chebeague Birders to get out and enjoy!!!" - Click here to see her report!

Happy Summer from the Historical Society! We know you are all looking forward to our exhibit “Growing Up on Chebeague”. Sadly, we have to postpone its opening until mid-July. We will keep you updated! Find July’s newsletter here

The 4th of July parade will begin at 11:30 Monday morning. Hooray for the SUPERHEROES is the theme!
Muster for all participants at 11:00 in front of the INN.
Gail Jenkins, aka the Dump Goddess, is the Parade Grand Marshal.
See you there!

Come join the fun (and support Island Council projects) at the School House Seconds thrift shop for the annual "Red, White or Blue, Buy One, Get one Free Sale" this Tuesday, July 5, from 9-noon and 7-8pm. Current bargains in the children's department include a child carrier backpack, toys, sports and boating equipment, a tea set and more. See you there!


July 2, 2022 - Ahoy, Mateys!  Burt Dow, Deep Water Man is Headed Your Way on Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chebeague Community Church.  The MacBeth Concert Series is delighted to present this special musical depiction of the beloved children’s story by Robert McCloskey.  There will be music performed by the young members of the Halcyon String Quartet, an old salt relating this whale of a tale, McCloskey’s iconic illustrations, a dinghy, lobster traps and fishing poles—all to engage children of all ages in this classic and charming adventure. So, children, bring your parents, grandparents and anyone who has ever read aloud to you.  And, just to make this more exciting, each child attending will receive a copy of the book (one to a family, though) and there will be lemonade and delicious Rosemont Bakery cookies after the performance at the Parish House.  (Questions?  Jill Marsee [jill.marsee@gmail.com] or Carl Tubbesing [carldt@gwi.net].)

July 1, 2022 - Photo- Austin Kinnealey and Bill Marshal took this photo July 1, with their drone of Chebeague’s East End looking out over the whole island - WOW.

Jen Belesca is a 17 year Survivor of Triple Negative breast cancer and will be participating in the 15th annual Tri For A Cure being held on Sunday July 10th at SMCC. Please check out Jen’s page and consider supporting her efforts to raise funds for Maine Cancer Foundation. https://mainecancer.donordrive.com/Participant/31608


June 30, 2022 - Happy 4th of July everyone! We will be open Friday and Saturday from 10-1pm ,our usual hours. Some dog kerchiefs with the 4th decorations on them are available for the parade! Come treat yourself to a piece of Chebeague Art. Located across from Chandlers beach. Click here to see Ann with a few of the items.

On July 5th, paving will begin on the island. Please do not leave any vehicles on the roads. The following roads will be worked on:
Division Point Road
Bar Point Rd.
Firehouse Rd.
South Rd (From the Inn to East Shore Dr.)
South Rd. (From Roy Hill Rd. to Crosman Dr.)
North Rd. (From Schoolhouse Rd. to Cottage Rd.)
Cottage Rd.
Schoolhouse Rd.
John Small Rd.

TONIGHT: Tyler Putnam and Sarah Nordin return to the island Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m. at the Community Church!!

The Chebeague Community Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Dodie Sheffield as our visiting minister on Sunday, July 2nd @ 10am. We hope you will join us for worship and say hello!

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND is open Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 11 - 3.
Load up on all your produce needs for the weekend. Baguettes, croissants, Pineland Farms ground beef, cheeses, veggies and much more!
ALSO, we will be open Monday, July 4 from 0900 - 1:00 for any last minute needs.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY !!!!

Message from Kim Boehm: I am still trucking general freight from the Mainland (usually on a weekly basis). I cannot deliver loam,etc, The truck bed is approx. 7 feet wide and 14 feet long, but some overhang is permitted.Call Kim @ 846 2468 for more info.

Yesterday the post & beam sill arrived at the Second Wind Farm. The Chebeague Island Living History Farm (CILHF) with the Island community’s support are building a post & beam Museum Barn for Chuck’s antique farm tool collection. The barn sill is made of hemlock. Stop by and see the building site behind the Farm Stand.

Mark your calendars in advance: The fabulous annual GCGC Bake Sale is Saturday, 9 AM, August 13th!


June 29, 2022 - Stop the bleed class
July 10 at 1pm. It's a 90 min class that is FREE! This could save a life. A tourniquet will be given to all participants. First come first serve. Contact 207-846-4654 or email Lidamunroe@gmail.com to reserve your spot (all we need is your name)

Due to unexpected circumstances, the new exhibit at the Museum will open in mid July! Watch for notices! It will be worth waiting for! There will be hundreds of photos of kids growing up on Chebeague!

Don't forget to preorder your lobster rolls to enjoy after the Fourth of July parade! All proceeds support the Kids' Place. Limited supplies available - reserve your rolls today at ChebeagueRec.com.

Message from CTC: The July newsletter is now available along with the July and August crew assistance schedules. We would also like to remind people to be careful while driving in our parking lots and on the Stone Wharf. With summer coming into full swing, there are a lot more people walking and biking in these congested areas. Also, a reminder to parents: please make sure you keep small children with you when walking in our parking lots (and the Stone Wharf). We have already seen some close calls because drivers have a hard time seeing our smallest residents and visitors. Thanks!

This Week at the Slow Bell (June 30-July 3)
Thursday: Ice Cream Starting at 4 p.m. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Karaoke Starting at 8:30, Bar Until 11.
Friday: Breakfast 8-10 a.m. Ice Cream Starting at 4 p.m. Dinner 5-9 p.m. THE FEW 8 -11 p.m. $5 cover
Saturday: Ice Cream Starting at 4 p.m. Dinner 5-9 p.m. CHIP, JOHN & CHARLES 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5 cover THE WESTENDERS 8-11 p.m. $5 cover
---Dinner specials include fried clams and strawberry shortcake! Hope to see you at the Bell! Call ahead for takeout 846-3078


June 28, 2022 - The SUPERHEROES-themed 4th of July parade is less than ONE WEEK! Have you started on your float design? Your golf cart? Your bike? Our esteemed judges will be announcing winners right after the parade at the Rec Center. The weather forecast is looking great! Grab your lobster roll or bring your own picnic and head to Chandler's Beach for a picnic afterward.

July 4th picnic at Chandlers. Bring your food and drinks to gather and share the holiday together!!

A message from the Town: Please join your fellow islanders on Wednesday, June 29th at 6PM @Hall to see the proposals that have been developed for the Stone Wharf based on your input at four previous meetings in April and May. Wright-Pierce will present a concept for an upgraded pier based on ideas heard at these meetings. Click here to see more the information including survey and notes.

Chebeague’s Own Tyler Putnam and Sarah Nordin return to the island Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m. at the Community Church. Magic will fill the air when Tyler and Sarah enchant us once again with their stirring renditions of opera and show tunes. Here’s what just one of the rapturous reviewers have said of our favorite duo: “Putnam and Nordin command the stage with world class voices that can best be described as nothing less than celestial.” Please remember that there is never an admission charge for MacBeth concerts.


June 27, 2022 - Photo- by Jon Rich sunrise at the Niblic on June 27th

School House Seconds thrift store will be open again this Tuesday (and every Tuesday through the season) from 9-noon and 7-8pm.
Thanks to your donations we offer shoppers an amazing array of beach bags, caps, cook books, kitchen supplies, throw pillows and lots and lots of clothing. Need extra sleeping space for guests? Our inflatable beds may be the solution. Shop with us and support Island Council projects!


June 26, 2022 - Photo- of Colemans Cove by Art Ryder on June 26, 2022.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is currently managing a possible Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak. People should not to touch or try to rescue or handle sick or dead birds. Certain protocols for handling them should be used at this time. Birds found sick are to be left alone as human contact is discouraged. Bird rehab centers are not accepting any birds at this time. Click here to learn what Scarborough is posting for their bird monitors.

Message from Chebeague Lobster Company: Now is a great time to take a lobster to dinner, they love dating! We are now open for business from 4-6pm daily. Details and reservations at www.chebeaguelobster.com, retail store at 445 South Road, Buoy#2. See you soon, Thaddeus, Alex, & Savannah.


June 24, 2022 - Photo- of Colemans Cove by Art Ryder on June 24, 2022.

Tonight, Friday, June 24th The Grammy-Award winning New York Voices to Kick-Off the MacBeth Concert Season on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m at the Chebeague Community Church.

Message from Kim Boehm: "Due to a dramatic drop (over 500%) in scrap vehicle prices and increased operating costs, removing non-driveable junk vehicles will be priced on an individual basis. Vehicles that can be safely driven on and off the barge, can still be removed at no charge. I am still receiving non ferrous metals and heavy steel. For more info call Kim @ 846 2468"

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND will be open this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from11:00 - 3:00! Come and have a croissant on the deck and pick up all the freshies you’ll need for the week!!
412 North Road.

The Chebeague Island Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Corie Meehan will be the Director of Library Services, effective June 25, 2022. Sadly, Katie Urich resigned as Director, effective June 24, 2022. The Library is pleased that Corie readily agreed to step up to the position of Director, thus ensuring a smooth transition.


June 23, 2022 -Support The Kids' Place by enjoying a delicious lobster roll meal! Head to ChebeagueRec.com/lobster-roll-fundraiser to preorder your fresh lobster roll, which includes a drink, chips, and dessert, by July 2. You can pick up your order on July 4th at the Chebeague Rec Center from 12:00-2:00pm. All proceeds go to Kids' Place and help support the island's licensed childcare center continue to provide invaluable care for Chebeague's families. Thank you for your support!

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 2022- Starting June 29th and continuing until Labor Day, the Chebeague/Cliff Island Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 8 am at the CI Library. The Library is located next to the Island Hall and is near the Island Market. Please park in the library parking lot and use the back door. For more information, call or text 207-210-1714.

Chebeague’s Own Tyler Putnam and Sarah Nordin return to the island Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m. at the Community Church. Magic will fill the air when Tyler and Sarah enchant us once again with their stirring renditions of opera and show tunes. Here’s what just one of the rapturous reviewers have said of our favorite duo: “Putnam and Nordin command the stage with world class voices that can best be described as nothing less than celestial.” Please remember that there is never an admission charge for MacBeth concerts.

Tomorrow night, Friday, June 24th The Grammy-Award winning New York Voices to Kick-Off the MacBeth Concert Season on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m at the Chebeague Community Church. This celebrated ensemble, which Down Beat magazine called “one of the world’s foremost vocal jazz groups,” has been captivating audiences from coast-to-coast and around the globe for over 30 years. They’ve collaborated with some of the greatest luminaries in the jazz firmament. Jazz, yes, but pop tunes, too (think Lennon and McCartney, Paul Simon Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury). Their tour stops have included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., The Hollywood Bowl, renowned jazz clubs such as Yoshi’s in Oakland, California and the Blue Note in Shanghai. Next stop, Chebeague Island. Questions? Contact Adele Gorody (adele@gorody.com).


June 22, 2022 - "Chebeague Lobster Company is now open for the season and ready to help you celebrate!. Please come on by or make your reservations at www.chebeaguelobster.com. Open daily from 4-6pm”

Pam Cummings' lecture is rescheduled for 7PM on Monday, July 25, at the Chebeague Island Hall. It will be presented in-person and on zoom. 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 at 7PM on Monday, July 25 at the Chebeague Island Hall or on Zoom 82962476056. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962476056

Many happy shoppers enjoyed the Grand Opening at the School House Seconds on Tuesday. Lovely comforters, jackets, slacks and kitchen items were among the many things that left the store. Come see us next Tuesday for more bargains; 9-noon and 7-8pm. Thank you for shopping with us and supporting the projects of the Island Council!


June 21, 2022 - Katie Urich and and Tyler Stanley will be performing during the Inn's Jazz Brunch from 11am-1pm Sunday June 26th, July 3rd and July 31st.

Every Friday in July & August at 3pm ages 3-5 - Seedlings Storytime! Click here to learn more!

The School House Seconds Thrift Store Grand Opening, Toda 9am-noon and tonight 7-8pm. Parking: Park in the grassy area in front of the building in 2 rows parallel to the South Road. For safety reasons, please do not park on the South Road.

Message from May Hall: Hi folks: This may be a little confusing, so please be patient with me. The SLOW BELL WILL BE OPEN this week, starting on Thursday, June 23. We will be open for dinner and ice cream 5-9, with the bar open until 11 THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY nights. Here's the catch:
Thursday: Our New Summer Menu
Friday: Reduced Menu due to staffing issues. We will be serving ONLY the following items: Pizzas, salads, chicken tenders, french fries, mozzarella sticks, haddock chowder, squash soup, lasagna with or without sausage, pot roast with mashed potatoes, and dessert. The BAR WILL BE OPEN.
Saturday: Our New Summer Menu.
-- Please be patient as we get back up on our feet. Thanks Call ahead for takeout! 846-3078


June 20, 2022 - The School House Seconds thrift store Grand Opening is Tuesday, June 21, TOMORROW. Come find your treasures, update your wardrobe and support Island Council projects! Hours are Tuesday mornings 9am-noon, Tuesday evenings 7-8pm. Parking: Park in the grassy area in front of the building in 2 rows parallel to the South Road. For safety reasons, please do not park on the South Road.
Donations: accepted through the summer; please place them inside the front door. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you to all who participated & volunteered at the Commons Father’s Day 5K event! We dodged the rain (barely), enjoyed the great celebratory brunch, and raised over $5,000 to benefit the Commons. Gift acknowledgements and pledge reports will be going out this week to donors and participants. Enjoy the rest of the Summer of ’22!

Chebeague Island Housing Survey is still available online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRF8GDM and hope you will take it if you haven't yet. The survey welcomes input from the entire community: our year-round, summer, seasonal residents, owners and renters, and folks working on the island providing important services. Your input will be used to design sustainable housing efforts that will meet the needs of our community.
0---- Chebeague Island is facing critical challenges regarding housing options. Solutions are needed for different age groups seeking different types of household living with various occupations on and off the island. Housing options are needed for residents to stay on the island and for young adults and families to stay on Chebeague or move to Chebeague.

Click here for the latest COVID UPDATE TO THE COMMUNITY- A huge thank you to all the people who have been helping to keep us healthy and safe!!!

Message from Jen at The Niblic: We are open for our 15th season! Our current hours are Monday thru Saturday 8am – 3pm & Sunday 9am – 2pm. Please check out our new website for more information www.chebeagueislandboatyard.com including our sandwich and salad menu. Call ahead to place your lunch order anytime after we open. 846-1015 Stop by to see our changes and improvements this year including our upstairs deck and indoor seating upgrades. Thank you for supporting our island business! Hope to see you soon!

Message from Katy McCann: Welcome back to the island summer! I’m looking forward to seeing any and all
of you again :) I’m going to start up our yoga/movement classes next week. Here are
details:
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 7:30 - 8:45 am
June 21 - August 18
$15 drop-in
$70 5-class pass
$42 3-class pass*
At the Parish House, across the street from the church on North Rd. Feel free to bring your own mat and props. I also have some available. *If you would like to come to class and this cost is prohibitive for any
reason, Please get in touch with me about a sliding scale. I truly want this
work to be accessible to everyone who wants it.


June 19, 2022 - TODAY - Father's Day 5K Walk/Run at the Commons at 9am! Hope to see you there. Click here to learn more!


July 18, 2022 - Photo- of the Super Moon at Chandlers by Gary Oderda.

STONE WHARF MEETING JUNE 29 at 6 PM at the Hall
Please join your fellow islanders to see the proposals that have been developed for the Stone Wharf based on your input at four previous meetings in April and May. Wright-Pierce will present concepts based on ideas heard at these meetings, including a range of cost estimates. A general Q&A session will follow, after which smaller groups will join together to mark up the concept plans with suggestions for changes or improvements. Click here to see more the information including survey and notes.


July 16, 2022 - The Grammy-Award winning New York Voices to Kick-Off the MacBeth Concert Season on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. This celebrated ensemble, which Down Beat magazine called “one of the world’s foremost vocal jazz groups,” has been captivating audiences from coast-to-coast and around the globe for over 30 years. They’ve collaborated with some of the greatest luminaries in the jazz firmament. Jazz, yes, but pop tunes, too (think Lennon and McCartney, Paul Simon Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury). Their tour stops have included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., The Hollywood Bowl, renowned jazz clubs such as Yoshi’s in Oakland, California and the Blue Note in Shanghai. Next stop, Chebeague Island. Questions? Contact Adele Gorody (adele@gorody.com).

Second Wind Farm stand is now open 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm. Locally grown produce and folk art available!

REMINDER TODAY- The early reviews are in for “YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CHEBEAGUE!!!
Not as bad as I thought it was going to be!—New York Times
Worth traveling to the middle of the island for!!!——Variety
Left me speechless (but I’m not one to talk)—East Arm Intelligencer
But wait! There’s still time to join the cast! Mosey on down to the Hall at 4:00 Today for your chance at stardom and even immortality!!

The annual Mystery Theater will be held at the Island Hall on Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 PM. It is always standing room only so don't be late if you want seats. There will be some similarities to past performances - as usual there will be crime writers plying their trade on the porch of the Inn. In the past they have managed to solve the crimes. Not this year, though. After the show attendees will have the opportunity to determine whodunnit, and the best answer will get an oscar-like award.


June 15, 2022 - Photo- by Jon Rich at low tide on June 15th Roses.

The School House Seconds thrift store Grand Opening is Tuesday, June 21. Come find your treasures and support Island Council projects! Hours are Tuesday morning 9am-noon, Tuesday evening 7-8pm. Parking: Park in the grassy area in front of the building in 2 rows parallel to the South Road. For safety reasons, please do not park on the South Road.
Donations: accepted through the summer; please place them inside the front door. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Chebeague Island Yacht Club (CIYC) is getting ready for summer. You will start seeing our club flag on boats. Must you own a boat or yacht to join? NO! As a member, you can go to events like power boat outings. Or you can help on a committee boat. Check out our website on the CIYC icon above. Find out how to join. We are just beginning to list our summer schedule. Get together with those who like to be on the water. CLICK HERE to see the latest email.

School Committee Meeting at the School next Tuesday, June 21, 6pm at the school - see agenda.

Selectmen's Meeting tonight, June 15th, at 6pm at the Hall - click here for information. You can also watch using zoom: Meeting ID: 326962753 with password 175989 or the town's youtube channel!


June 14, 2022 - The election results from today are in and you can click here to find out.

Sunglasses in a case found on the North Road - email me bjohnson4850@gmail.com if you lost them.


June 13, 2022 - July 4th is right around the corner! Will you design a float? Decorate a golf cart or a bike? We can't wait to see what you come up with to celebrate the SUPERHEROES!

Calling all artisans - This is a great chance to display and sell your art at the Hall on July 9th, 10:00 – 1:00.
Contact “smrice21039@gmail.com” to reserve your table for only $10.00.
Tables may be shared and you can set up Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

All those with a secret yen to sing, dance, and act are invited to attend the first meeting for our musical comedy (performed the weekend of July 22) this Thursday at 4:00 at the Hall. We have lots of fun parts geared to most any age or ability! But we are looking for at least one guitar player and piano player, as well as four Whalers. So come join our cast of "You Can't Get There from Here" and become world famous, at least on Chebeague! Contact Sam McLean (846 0510) for more info. All proceeds will benefit the Hall and Community Center.

PARTY, PARTY, PARTY at the Hall! Come celebrate this Sunday at 2pm as we make a special announcement! Cake and Toots ice cream!!

It's that time of year again!! The Hall is looking for donations of arts and crafts supplies for its Martha Hamilton Arts and Crafts Extravaganza on July 16 from 9 to Noon! This is the event that charges $5 admission and then allows you to scoop up as many supplies as you can handle! Bring your truck or moving van because we have every type of supply under the sun, including vintage items! Fabric! Yarn! Painting! Drawing! Cooking! Crochet! Rugmaking! Please leave your clean and usable supplies in the labeled bin at the Transfer Station or the Community Center Lobyy, or call Sam McLean 846-0510 if you need your donation picked up New this year is a raffle for a famulous prize for one lucky crafter!


June 11, 2022 - Today Open Mic at the Library from 2-4.


June 10, 2022 - Reminder that the Annual Town Meeting is Tomorrow, June 11th, at the Rec Center starting at 9am. Click here to view the warrant and lots of town information for the meeting and the Referendum votes on June 14 at the Hall.

Tomorrow evening at the Church and on zoom - The Chebeague Island Historical Society invites you to join us for our annual meeting at the Chebeague Island Community Church this Saturday, June 11 at 7pm to meet and hear from Dr. Chuck Radis, author of Go By Boat and Island Medicine.
If you prefer to participate by zoom, the number is 82962476056. There is no password.

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00. Lots of beautiful produce from Chips greenhouses, baguettes, chocolate croissants, plain croissants, featuring Pineland Farms beef, broccoli, cucumbers zucchini and much more.
See you soon!

Dear Chebeague Island Community,
Thank you for joining us at the Chebeague Island School last evening to celebrate Nancy Earnest. The celebration included the dedication of the Playing in Earnest section of the playground, pizza, cake and many thank yous to Nancy!
Thank you for helping Chebeague Island celebrate Nancy Earnest's Retirement!
Chebeague Island School Staff


June 7, 2022 - Save the date! Thursday, June 9, 7:00 PM -- Public meeting on the Town Zoom to explain the Axiom contracts we will be voting on and answer your questions. Town Zoom Meeting ID: 326962753 with password 175989.

Tennis on Chebeague is underway! We are excited to kick off the season with opportunities to play singles, doubles, scrambles and Sunday socials. Now it is even easier to join! You can PAY ONLINE to secure your membership, OR if you prefer to pay by check, DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP FORM and please mail it in by June 15th.
--- For more information on membership and the Great Chebeague Tennis Club, please visit: www.chebeaguetennis.com.


June 6, 2022 - The town office will close at 1PM on Friday, June 10th in preparation for the Annual Town meeting which will be held at the Rec Center Gym on Saturday, June 11th at 9AM.
Elections will take place on Tuesday, June 14th at the Hall. The polls will be open 8AM-8PM.
Effective June 20th the town office will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9AM-4PM.
Please contact Vika if you have any questions. townadmin@townofchebeagueisland.org or 846-3148

Come join the library for OPEN MIKE wide range of performance on Saturday, June11th , from 2 to 4 - See flyer. This program is planned every month on the second Saturday.

Message from Bounty of Art: "We have two new artists that have joined the art cooperative. Patti Rich has some tote bags and Sally Crapser with watercolor pictures. Lots to choose from us all. Don’t forget Fathers Day, open 10-1 Friday and Saturday! See website.

This Wednesday, Browen, Archie Ross's granddaughter is having 14+ hours of surgery. She is coninuing her battle against stage IV colon cancer. You can follow her journey on her blog at https://www.lovingwhatmatters.com/ - islanders wishing to show their support are encouraged to visit https://www.bonfire.com/blue-for-browen-1/ where you can purchase various shirts and hoodies which she personally designed. Photo of Browen with Archie.


June 5, 2022 - Location Change: The Chebeague Island Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held at the Chebeague Community Church, 7pm on Saturday, June 11.
--- Please join us, all members and friends are welcome! Following a brief meeting, we will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Chuck Radis, author of two books about his practice as an island doctor (including Chebeague). We will have copies of his books, Go By Boat and Island Medicine at the meeting for purchase.
--- The meeting can also be attended on zoom:
* If joining via Zoom, try signing in a few minutes before 7pm, by going to Zoom, then Join a Meeting. The log in number is 82962476056. There is no password. Please be sure to MUTE your audio. Click here to go right to the zoom.

School Committee Meeting - June 7, 6pm at the school - click here for agenda.


June 4, 2022 - Photo- by Art Ryder sunrise, June 4at Colemans Cove. Click here for another view just before sunrise.

Thank you David Hill for posting the website information while I was visiting Portugal with my daughter Darya and friend Meghan.

Here is the May weather information from our weatherman Bill: Chebeague’s May, 2022 weather will be remembered (or forgotten) for its persistent easterly winds, sparse rainfall, and abrupt temperature swings. On the mythical “average day” the temperature ranged from 47 to 63, humidity was a generous 76%, the wind gusted to 18 mph, and it didn’t rain: measurable rain fell on only 8 days, totaling a skimpy 1.58 inches - less than half the amount typical for May. Solar income was 12% more than in May 2021, but 4% less than May 2020. Click here for the climatological data for the month of May on Chebeague!


June 3, 2022 -- Sorry, but there is a sign on the Slow Bell indicating they will be closed tonight due to technical difficulties. They will try to be open tomorrow night.

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND will bo open Saturday and Sunday from 11 - 3. Lots of great produce, corn, tomatoes, baguettes, croissants and much more!! Don’t forget your bags. We will keep these hours of 3 days a week (Thursday,Saturday, Sunday) until we are fully open as Two Birds Cafe!!!


June 2, 2022 -- The transfer station will be closed Saturday, June 4 from 12:00 to 2:00 for a burial in the cemetery. The equipment in the transfer station is very noisy and can be a distraction for family and friends during a service. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
June 1, 2022 -- Sharon Bowman is finishing up her part of the Chebeague Island Historical Society Childhood exhibit. Looking for authentic Island summer memorabilia. Would welcome fishing poles, kid size & adult size fishing boots, life jackets, sailor caps, old sand bucket and shovel, water skis, beach chair and old fashioned bathing suit. PM Sharon or (email bowman@chebeague.net) if you have anything that might help with the exhibit.

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND will be open tomorrow , Thursday, from 11:00 - 3:00! Lots of great produce, corn, tomatoes, baguettes, croissants and much more!! Don’t forget your bags. We will also be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 - 3. We will keep these hours of 3 days a week until we are fully open as Two Birds Cafe!!!


May 31, 2022 -- NYTimes.com: How to Stay Safe During Tick Season.. Good information to know as the ticks start coming out.

The renowned PIHCINTU chorus is coming to Chebeague, Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at the Hall. Led by award winning songwriter, producer and musician Con Fullam, Pihcintu brings the world of music to us. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Chebeague Community Church and the Chebeague Island Council. Come share the excitement!


May 30, 2022 - There will be a public hearing on Wed. June 1 at 6 pm at the Hall regarding a citizen's petition regarding erosion control at the Hook. This will be a written ballot question at the June 14th election. You can find the ballot question on the Town website. Whether you are for or against the question, this is your opportunity to be heard.

The Yarmouth vet will be at the Hall Thursday morning from 8:45 to 11:30. Sign-up sheet goes up on the front door around 7:30.

Catholic Communion Service (without a priest) every Saturday at 4pm at the Chebeague Community Church starting June 4th. If you have questions contact Ann Belesca 846-4252


May 29, 2022 - Chebweb post is offline until 6:00 AM Monday 30th. Check back than to see the Memorial Day video.

The Chebeague Island Historical Society has been very busy over the winter months! We are excited about our 2022 Exhibit -- "Growing up on Chebeague". Our Exhibit Committee of volunteers have reviewed hundreds of pictures to prepare for the exhibit. The Committee is hard at work finalizing the display . We will announce the opening date in the near future. The Museum Shop has lots of new items and is open Memorial Day weekend. Please check out our June newsletter.


May 28, 2022 - Sunday afternoon -- Memorial Day Softball game at the school ball field starts at 1pm all are welcome.

Monday -- Memorial Day plant sale! Veggies, herb,and flowers on the Houghton lawn at 10am Tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, romaine, all the ingredients to make a fresh island grown salad this summer.

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND is back! We will be open, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00. Lots of just harvested produce, corn, baguettes, squash, potatoes, onions, spices and so much more. Come and take a peek at the soon be opened Two Birds Cafe! Don’t forget your bags! See you soon!



May 27, 2022 - Message from May: Slow Bell is open this weekend! Friday a.m. breakfast from 8-10. Friday and Saturday dinner from 5-9. Fried clams special and Softserve ice cream! Friday night The Pinwheel Bros. with Ben Hatfield 8p.m. $5 cover. Saturday night The Few 6-745 p.m. $5. The Westenders 8-11 $5. Sunday Brunch 9-1. Hope to see you at the Bell. Call ahead for takeout 846.3078

Last night the Chebeague Island School Concert was fun as usual and the children did such a great job. At the end of the concert they surprised Nancy Earnest with a tribute and slide show as she is retiring after working at the school since 2007! Click here to see the whole concert and tribute as well as their art work featured at the end of the video!

A reminder that the Memorial Day program this year will a zoom presentation that you will be able to see on chebweb soon - click here to go to the chebweb site.

A Chebeague Island Housing Survey is now available online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRF8GDM and will be included in the Chebeague Island Council Calendar for June. The survey welcomes input from the entire community: our year-round, summer, seasonal residents, owners and renters, and folks working on the island providing important services. Your input will be used to design sustainable housing efforts that will meet the needs of our community.
---- Chebeague Island is facing critical challenges regarding housing options. Solutions are needed for different age groups seeking different types of household living with various occupations on and off the island. Housing options are needed for residents to stay on the island and for young adults and families to stay on Chebeague or move to Chebeague.
--- This survey is a collaboration of the developing consortium of the CICA and ECHO organizations. As a community consortium in the making, we want help and need YOUR input for us to specifically address what Chebeague’s actual housing needs encompass and what it will take to begin the process. Thank you.


May 26, 2022 - The Chebeague Island Historical Society Museum Shop will be open for Memorial Day weekend. Our hours will be 11-4, Friday - Monday. Come over and see all of our new things! Our exhibit will be opening soon.

I will be out of the country from May 27 to June 4 and I'm not bringing my computer - David Hill will be posting on the website so please contact him drhill@chebeague.net

TODAY: 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 Red Studio at Island Commons will open for the season from 10-noon on Saturday. Furnishing a new cottage? Reburbishing an old one? We’ve got what you need — and lots more. Outdoor furniture, bureaus, lamps, rugs, housewares, a new kid’s bike (grandkids visiting this summer?), books, vintage china and glassware, antiques of all sorts. We’ll be open Saturdays throughout the summer. Inventory changes regularly. All proceeds benefit the Island Commons. See photo of a beautiful rug!


May 25, 2022 - The Island Commons Fathers Day 5K is being moved to SUNDAY, June 19th so that people are able to attend Bob Dyer’s service on the 18th.

SHADY GROVE FARMSTAND, will be open Memorial weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00! We will have lots of fresh produce; corn, salad greens, onions, potatoes, citrus, baguettes, croissants, our beautiful eggs and much more. The Cafe is not quite ready, but come and take a peek at what is to come.

From the School: Tonight at 6pm at the Hall a short presentation regarding the 2022-2023 budget for the Chebeague Island School. 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.


May 23, 2022 - Bounty of Art Cooperative is ready for a new season. Hope you will join us in visiting the works of local artists from Chebeague Island. New hours are 10-1pm Friday and Saturday, beginning May 27th.We have handmade bowls by David Scrase, Linda Whites lovely felted bags, jewelry, Ellen Maher ceramics, Quilts from Ann Thaxter, Ann Bowman hooked rugs and felted items and stained glass, Lee Gaudette aprons and bags, Kathy MacNeil cards and crafts, Lee Bowman photography, Sam McLean knitted sweaters, Deb Bowman famous prayer flags and potholders and so much more. Ann Bowman's House, 636 South Rd ("across from Chandler Cove Field Road")
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 - 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.

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 16, 2022 - Photo- by Art Ryder sunrise, May 16 at Colemans Cove. Click here for another view.

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
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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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