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I'm back to the Doppler Weather Map from After looking for 2 days at a non changing "livecam" of Vinal Haven and then at an old postcard of Portland which was supposed to be a livecam tower shot of Portland. You can click on the picture to get more details about weather.

July 30, 1999 - Tommorow night Joe Bennett and friends (comedy act) will be at the CIHCC at 7 PM. Joe has performed a number of times on Chebeague and is a cousin to Gene and Mike. He is a riot and I'm looking forward to the show.

The library is having a benefit dance on August 14th at the Hall with Herb Maine and Friends. Please check out the Dance Page for more information!

July 26, 1999 - Everyone is probably wondering where I have been but I have been busy - the Midsummer Night's Frolic was a huge success - we raised over $20,000 for the rec center but better than that was that everyone had a terrific time. I was so busy I didn't have time to take digital pictures but am going to get someones video camera so everyone can see the decorations. I especially want to thank the main characters again: Vail Traina, Nancy Pierce, Jeanette Hamilton, Patti Bromberg, Caroline Partlow, Shirley Barker, Gail Miller, Eldon Mayer, Geoff Cornell and about 200 other people. Oops! I shouldn't do that cause I've already missed naming people. 26 homes had dinner parties and the painting that BJ did during the night sold at auction for $550 - it was beautiful. Miguels painting sold for $800 and the quilt Nancy I made sold for $600, and the Eric Hopkins Watercolor went for $1900 which was a bargain.

Soon I will get back on track and start keeping up with this page but now I have to memorize lines for our upcoming production of Chebeague's rendition of Carousel August 6 and 7. We are supposed to go without our books tonight. I told everyone I can't sing but Deborah still cast me as Carrie Pepperidge! What a great music teacher she is - I am hoping for a miracle for me but everyone else has unbelievably beautiful voices!

July 24, 1999 - Frolic brochure for the night.
July 23, 1999 - Tonight at midnight is your last chance to get your bids in by email for the Auction which will END tomorrow night at the Midsummer Night's Frolic. I just added the page for the migratory bird stamp print which was donated to us this week - it's beautiful!
July 20, 1999 - Friday night at 7:00 PM is the Children's Theatre Production of the Sequel to Annie! Directed by Rachel Damon it is a wonderful conclusion for all the orphans left at the orphanage after Annie leaves. You don't want to miss this one - it will bring tears to your eyes.

THE WELL DRILLERS ARE COMING! They are coming to look at sites this week and their rig will be here for a couple of days next week.

July 19, 1999 - Today is the last to secure your dinner tickets for the progressive dinner and auction! If you haven't gotten them call Jeanette 4161 and reserve your place. I will be taking bids on the Auction Items through Friday night the day before the dinner. So if for some reason you can't make it to the auctions on the 24th get your bid into me now - there are some really neat things and many will be very reasonable. We haven't had many bids on the terrific books and some of the new items.
July 17, 1999 - HOT! HOT! - The temp was in the 90's and there wasn't much relief anywhere except in the ocean and the pool! I have just added some more great items to the second auction page including a fabulous water color by Sandra Rice!
July 16, 1999 - I have just added the pictures of the gnome home building workshop- you have to see the creations!
July 15, 1999 - Today has been busy for me! We got home on the 8:00 boat this morning after seeing MSMT's production of "Grease" last night (it was wonderful) and then headed up to Gnomeville - the rec center to build "gnome homes" with Dennis Sheehey. I will be putting together pics from that tomorrow. We went back to town for appointments and then home and to the Hall where I had a rehearsal for a theatrical production directed by Deborah Gordon. This year the adult theatre is doing Chebeague's adaptation of Carousel! Since I am in it you will all be getting lots of information about it ahead of time- the hottest question in my home is "Mom, are you going to kiss Mr. Snow?"
July 14, 1999 - I have just added a page for the Chebeague Care Resource on their ongoing raffle this summer. You can see the beautiful items which are a group being raffled off as one.
July 12, 1999 - We are still getting items for the Midsummer Night's Auction. I have recently added a Melodeon which had been bought by George Washington Littlefield for his daughter Dorcas. I have also added a service call from Rogers Wentworth and personalized special Occasion Card by Marty.

Don't forget to bring your kids to the library to see Daisy the pig and here a story at 9:15 on Wednesday!

I have also added the road race results supplied by the Grunkos to the 4th of July page.

July 9, 1999 - I hope everyone has or is submitting their acts for tonight's talent show - it should be a riot. The BIG tappers are returning with most of them to do an encore of the Irish Jig dance we did in February.

Tomorrow is the Annual CTC Stockholders' Meeting at the Community Center - 7:00pm.

July 7, 1999 - TALENT SHOW - FRIDAY 7:30 @ CIHCC - It's not too late to enter your act for the talent show Friday night. All you have to do is contact Rachel at 846-5140 or email her at - she will be glad to add your name to the list of "talent" that is coming her way. The little tappers are practicing tonight in preparation and who knows maybe we can get the "BIG" tappers - you won't want to miss that. A mere $3.00 to get in the door and all the refreshments sold by the teens.

The 1999 Chebeague Island Annual Newsletter is now being sold and I think everyone will enjoy it. People that see this page will recognize a lot of the pictures which we took directly off the web pages. David has done a masterful job putting all the information compiled by Mac Passano together and now you can even receive it in PDF Format and see the images in full color. It is worth the little time to download it. Just go to - they can also be bought at various places around the island. It is important for every household to have a hard copy of the annual newsletters. You can still receive last years as well as get this years at Historical Society functions and the new one can be bought at the stores around the island.

July 6, 1999 - This past weekend has been too hot to be in front of a computer but this morning is much cooler and even raining but it will be getting hotter. I have managed to put together a few images of the Fourth of July. Thank you to Jeanette H. and my kids for getting the images while I was working on other things.

Picture of the week is of Gerry Ross receiving a Louise Todd original painting and flowers from the Island Council and Dr. Pat Phillips for all her years of service to the Council in running the Chebeague Island Health Clinic!

July 3, 1999 - Congratulations to Gail Williams who has been listed the July 7 Issue of New York Magazine as one of the top doctors in New York. Her field is Nephrology specializing in dialysis and transplants.

The Catholic Charities in Maine is looking for places to house a few Kosovo refugees who may be working at the Chebeague Inn. If you have any extra rooms and want to know more call the Chebeague Inn - this is an urgent need.

July 2, 1999 - We now have the chairs that Nancy and Chris Pierce had made and donated to the CRC Auction. You can see them by clicking here. We also have received some more items which I am in the process of taking pictures of and including them in the auction.
July 1, 1999 - There is so much going on this weekend - Tomorrow night is the Whaler's Concert at the CIHCC 8 pm! Saturday morning is the Golf Club Swatfest, 9 am - Its always a great time trying to follow your golf ball when there are 100 other people playing. Picnic lunch follows with a rain date of July 5th. CIYC Crow Island Picnic, 11am with the CIYC Crow Island Race 2pm and then the CIYC Summer Meeting and Commodore's Reception at 5:30 at the CIHCC.

The Fourth of July Road Race is scheduled as usual for 10 am and starts at the Center. The fee for the road race is 5.00. There is a 1 mile fun run at 9am and that is free. The Parade musters at the Chebeague Inn at 11 am and the picnic begins when the parade get to Chandler's field. Chebeague Methodist Church Service will be at 9 am so that people can get down to the parade at 11.

June 30, 1999 - Good News - They have now found homes for all the potential adoptees who are arriving Friday.
June 29, 1999 - Just got a call from MAPS and they have found homes for the two young brothers, and the 8 1/2 year old. Now they are trying to find a family for the 9 1/2 girl and her 12 year old brother.
June 28, 1999 - The listing of every landowner and their new 911 address is now at the Library and I have added lots of items to the Library Page so please check it out. There is even a 5 year old pig coming to see the kids in July!
June 27, 1999 - Maine Adoption Agency (MAPS) is bringing to the United States about 20 adoptable Russian Older Children (ages 4 - 13). They are trying this new program to introduce people to older children. These children are all set to be adopted if they can find suitable homes. They are reducing the fees considerably for the adoptions. They have been looking for people who are seriously considering adopting and who are willing to sponsor the children in their homes for six weeks this summer. The children don't know they may be adopted, thus giving people the opportunity to see if it works for them or introduce them to families who would like to adopt them. If the host family wants to adopt them they have to go through all the paperwork and redtape it takes and travel back to Russia to adopt the children. The children are arriving this Friday and have to return August 15. The director called me today to see if I knew of anyone who might be interested in this program because they have 5 children who are last minute candidates. There is an eight year old boy, a 9 1/2 and 12 year brother/sister, and 2 little bothers 4 1/2 and 6 years. You can contact Karen Stager at or call or email me and I will tell you more.
June 25, 1999 - Just returned from an exciting, expensive trip to PEI in Canada, our car broke down near Calais, we had to be towed to St Stephen and then have an $1800 (canadian) transmission repair. Just another adventure! A reminder that tonight and tomorrow the extravanza "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is playing at the Community Center to benefit the Hall and the Rec Center! Thirty actors of all ages and sizes - it is going to be quite a show! Starts at 7:30.
June 20, 1999 - Dave Hill here -- we just received word that Doug and Gina will be on the bridge mentioned above between 10:00 and 10:15 am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday the 22nd. They'll be the idiots waving wildly from the bridge, even if it will be close to impossible to see them!

June 19, 1999 - Just returned from the MAPS International Eastern European Annual Reunion Picnic where Denis and Dasha got to see their orphanage director who took care of them for two years. We had a wonderful time seeing some of their old and new friends who have been adopted in the United States. I took a few pictures and put together a page.

Before I left this morning Pat Prescott brought over a Pen & Ink Drawing of the MM Hamilton which she has donated to the Auction which you may see by clicking here.

I am leaving tomorrow with the kids and my sister-in-law to PEI. I will be having someone monitoring my emails but probably the auction page won't be updated until next Saturday - that is no reason not to get your bids in. There are so many neat things which have been added recently.

June 18, 1999 - Sam Ballard has planned a meeting for Sunday, 7 pm at Sam Ballard's House regarding Chebeague's share of the Town's appropriation. I'm not sure about where so I'll include it later when I find out. I have included on the website his compilation of figures regarding this issue.

A reminder that there will be a memorial service for Elizabeth Weiss on Saturday, June 26th at 1 o'clock at the church on the Island.

I have also added the information and pictures about the donated lights from Decorum and the Trek bicycle donated by the Trainas on the auction page.

June 17, 1999 - Mark June 25-26 on your calendar today so that you won't miss the debut of Chebeague's version of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever based on the book by Barbara Robinson. The cast of nearly thirty actors and actresses, both adults and children will present an evening full of laughs! Don't let the title fool you. This is not a really a Christmas play - although there are a lot of wise guys!

The fun begins at the Hall at 7:30 pm on both June 25-26; Adults- $6/Children 12 and under-$3. Proceeds to Benefit the Teen Center and the CIHCC. The Teens will be selling great refreshments and drinks!

Doug and Gina left last week for Ireland and have been there having a great time. Sometime during their trip they will be on the O'Connell Bridge in Dublin City. There is a live camera there which you can view above instead of the weather. The address is: They are supposed to let me know the time they are there and they will wave to us. I am going away on Sunday and hoping that Dave will update my page when we find out the time.

June 16, 1999 - The Chebeague Island Community is cordially invited to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the marriage of Ellsworth and Melba Miller on June 20, 1999 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center Chebeague Island, Maine - Dessert and Coffee will be served!
June 15, 1999 - Congratulations to Kathy McCollom, who was recently honored in Washington D.C. as one of 50 people in their occupations receiving the annual "Star of Life" award from the American Ambulance Association. We are so fortunate to have Kathy living and volunteering on Chebeague when not on duty with MedStar Ambulance in Falmouth!

SCHOOL IS OUT TODAY! Oh no - I'll never get anything done! I have added a collage of the pool activity on picweek page. Most of the pics were taken around 4 pm when I went up to the pool to pick up my children.

There is a lot going on this weekend: Saturday morning at the Rec the Chebeague Recreation Center's Annual meeting at 9:00 am. Come and join us for coffee and muffins and help us elect our new board members.

Saturday night at 8pm at the Hall the Historical Society is having its Annual Meeting. The program will be the history of the Chebeague Fire Department.

June 13, 1999 - I finally found a disk of pictures from the hike we went on Monday and Tuesday and have finished the page. It was, as I said before, a fabulous time and now you can see for yourself. We had some great views, great food, great juggling training, great swimming and great comraderie. Great is the only adjective I know.

As you may have noticed I have made some changes to the Auction page which will include a number in a column beside the latest bid. This will make it easier for me to update and will help you from bidding against yourself. When a bid comes in I will email you with your bid number and everytime you enter a bid I will add your number. Again I am still getting bids with no names or emails listed and I can't tell where they are coming from.

June 12, 1999 - The other day Vika (along with sister Dasha and friend Mia) had a chance to meet the artist, Dahlov Ipcar, who she had been studying in school this year. I have made a page with pictures from the gallery reception.
June 10, 1999 - I missed a biggy the other day - Allyson Smith big birthday on the 8th! today is Paul Belesca's birthday! Happy Birthday everyone.
June 9, 1999 - Today is KayKay Hill, Jennifer Vittener, and Eric Ross birthday!
June 8, 1999 - Just got back from a hike with the 3rd-6th graders and chaperones to Mizpah Hut and Mt. Pierce. Check out picweek.html - more pictures coming later.

The Maine D.O.T. finallly has the money to do something about the wharf at Chandler's Cove (some people, including the D.O.T. staff directly involved) think it's about time!This is our chance to have some input -- the State will do something anyway, and it might as well be something we want! The Islands Committee is looking for our input and is hoping everyone will review the wharf site plans and respond to the ideas and plans that have been formulated. Michael would love to have email responses to these plans. Go to

June 6, 1999 - I have been getting lots of submissions for the AUCTION - its great but one problem is a lot are coming without a name or email address. You have to put the name at the beginning and your email so I can let you know that your bid has been gotten. I've just had a $90 bidon the pitcher with no name and then a 35 on the Chebeague Inn with no name. I will be updating on Tuesday night. I leave tomorrow with the school to our mountain adventure to Mizpah Hut in the White Mountains. There are 15 children and about 10 adults - I can't wait to hit the trail!
June 5, 1999 - There will be a gallery opening of Maine Artists as interpreted by Chebeague Island School third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders tomorrow evening, June the sixth at five o'clock to six o'clock at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center! Denis' artist is Edward Hopper and Vika's artist is Dahlov Ipcar. Vika's artist, Dahlov Ipcar, has a show at the Chocolate Church in Bath now through next week and we will meet her this Thursday afternoon at a reception in Bath. Sarah Asch, the art teacher at the Chebeague school, has done such a great job inspiring all the young artists at our school and helping them develop an interest in all artists.
June 2, 1999 - Tomorrow night 7:00 pm, there will be a meeting at the Community Center (CIHCC) with Bob Benson (Town Manager), John Lambert (Council Chairman), Jim Phipps Chebeague Representative to the Town Council, and Sam Ballard. The subject of the meeting is: "Chebeague taxes: what do we pay in and what do we get back? Also looking toward the future.

I am still adding items to the Auction Page and making adjustments. It really takes a long time to load because of all the information so please be patient. Also, if you make a bid I will email you if it works correctly with a personal acknowledgement of your bid. Sometimes I have discovered that the submissions don't get to me.

June 1, 1999 - Just returned from the Chebeague Parents Association Education Appreciation Night at the Hall. This is the opportunity to recognize our graduation seniors and sixth graders. Our Seniors included Brooke Pettit, Flora Brown, Robert McCollom, and Rusty Parmenter. Our graduation sixth graders were Thomas Damon, Vika Johnson, Tyler Putnam and James Vaughn. The parents then recognize all the teachers, administration, bus drivers, volunteers. As usual I had the digital camera and took pictures - the children sang five French songs they learned in French lessons from volunteer Sheila Putnam!

May 29, 1999 - Summer is here and I guess there won't be anyone left reading the page unless they're bringing their computers with them. I guess I am becoming a photo journalist now with this digital camera - I just can't help but take pictures. Yesterday the 3rd - 6th Grades had a DARE Graduation at the Community Center which as you might guess I took pictures of.

Today the POOL opened and of course I was there with 3 kids and had Denis taking pictures so you have to see the great dives on the first picture!

May 28, 1999 - Last night the school had it's Spring Arts Night which I took lots of pictures. Vika downloaded them and made a page of them which you may see in the school page.
May 27, 1999 - The Midsummer Night's Auction Page is finally being published. I know there are more items coming but I can't wait to start getting the bids in. There are a lot of items so it will take a while to load on your computers. Please take time to look at all the pages - I have created a page for just about everyone who has donated to the auction and some of them I think are a lot of fun. There will be hard copies of the web sites on the boat, library, store, rec center, etc. We really appreciate all the donations and it has really been fun creating all those pages!!! An easy address for people to find the page is: - and then people can click to the auction page. Bids will be taken by email, phone, and mail up until July 24th and then the live and silent auctions will take place at the dessert and dancing portion of the Midsummer Night's Frolic.
May 26, 1999 - Today the Recreation Center ended two programs with an icecream get together. One of the programs was my nature hike series with Rob Friedlander as assistant which had about 16 participants and was 6 weeks long with hikes around the island weather permitting. Because of the rain last week we studied about trees and this week we did work about birds. The other program was a joint venture run by Carol White and Len Bogh which joined students from the mainland school with students from the Chebeague School. About 9 children came over for three weeks and joined 6 students from Chebeague. They did nature walks, played soccer, learned about lobstering and lobsters. I have taken lots of pictures of both groups eating icecream and socializing which you can see on the CRC page.
May 25, 1999 - I couldn't make it to the ceremony so I sent Elizabeth Hill over to take pictures and boy do I have a lot so what the heck I decided to put them all in - Click here to see the pictures! It looks like everyone had a great time.
May 22, 1999 - Today at the Chebeague Island Inn they are doing a "Marriage Renewal Ceremony" with quite a few couples who were married at the Inn or met at the Inn renewing their vows about 6pm. Ellen Hamilton who is the oldest person on the Island at I think 94 will be the Matron of Honor and Ross Martindale who had met his wife on a blind date at the Inn many years ago will be the Best Man. They are having a wine and cheese social starting at about 5 with a procession, ceremony and then dinner. Martha Hamilton is the Justice of the Peace and has officiated at many island weddings.
May 20, 1999 - Today was the last day of tap for the children and I happened to have the camera handy so I've included some pictures on the recreation page.
May 18, 1999 - Just came from my last day of tap dancing until the Fall - Beth is a great teacher and we had soooo much fun!! Yesterday the Chebeague Historical Society meeting had most of the Chebeague Egypt 20 for a slide show - they had some great pictures and souvenirs.

I just checked out the statistics on my internet site and it is amazing what you can accumulate in a couple of years (I guess I should know that after looking at my cellar) - The site is using 19404 KB, it has 270 pages with 727 images, it has 742 www links. The Chebeague Recreation Site which is with a different server has 7829 KB with 70 pages and 415 images with 60 www links. The Auction page for the Midsummer Night's Frolic is almost complete and you will be able to see it soon - that is using a lot of space and images. A lot of www links are probably between the two sites and I have a lot of images in my friends sites as well. I hate to say it but I also have 243 errors (they aren't referring to spelling either!).

May 17, 1999 - Yesterday they were supposed to spray for browntail moths but they never got to the East End so I assume with the weather being perfect they will finish the job today. The Chebeague Hall had a Sunday morning work party for painting the front of the Hall. I have put pictures of volunteers, Kenneth and Roy atop ladders painting away.
May 15, 1999 - Here is another Forecaster Article dealing with the Cousins Island situation.
May 13 continued - I have just included pictures from the Postmaster Installation Ceremony with a link to a pictorial history of the Chebeague Post Office.
May 13, 1999 - It is finally official- Gina Ross is the Postmaster for the Chebeague Post Office and there will be an installation Ceremony for her today!! Congratulations Gina!

Yesterday on our CRC Early Release Nature Hike we took over to tick island, well that's what the kids are calling it - we hiked over and around Little Chebeague. I took some pictures of the trip over and back and the scenery - not too many on the land - what a great spot. Click here to see the pictures!

May 11, 1999 - Martha has asked me to mention that anyone who would like a list of rental properties which the library maintains may send the library a self-addressed stamped envelope with their request.

I am chairman of the fundraising committee for the Recreation Center and also very involved in our Midsummer Night's Frolic. I am looking for donations to our fabulous auction which will be part of our night and will also go on the internet within the next few weeks. A book will be put together so you can see the items and even bid on them well in advance. We have already received some wonderful works of arts and crafts and some other fine items. I will make up an internet link to each item with specifics and talents. This would be a fun way for me to show your work - I am having a blast creating these sites and you will be seeing the page soon!! If families would like to get together some items as a family donation to the auction - that would be neat too. My sister and I have created a quilt which you can see at the library and soon on the internet, we have a gnome home, paintings by Wink, Miguel, Sally, Avis, Eli Ross, Linda . . . , fax machine, seaglass mirror, golf afternoon and lunch, lobster picnic, tennis lessons, and the list goes on.

May 8, 1999 - The fire department was out in force today installing a hydrant into the newest water source on the island. The golf course has a new pond off the second fairway in the swampy area which was practically a pond before. I have included some pictures on the picweek page of today's action. Pretty good - I have added pictures 3 times this week - that means I don't have to do more for almost a month. The weather is foggy and damp and they are again issuing burning permits.

DANCE TONIGHT! The wagoneers are playing at the CIHCC tonight from 9 pm - 1 am!!

May 7, 1999 - School children from all the islands along the Maine Coast are meeting at Camp Kieve for a transitioning weekend sponsored by the Island Institute. In picture of the week I have included a picture of the Chebeague School children who along with their teacher Len Bogh are participating in this rewarding experience.
May 5, 1999 - I finally did it - we now have an address any Chebeaguer will be able to find. You will still be able to use your bookmarks and the old address will work but to simplify giving someone the address or finding the site when you're in China, Egypt or anywhere all you need is: and you will go directly to an index of Chebeague sites that are updated regularly.
May 4, 1999 - The Chebeague Recreation Center has lots of job opportunities for this summer and an immediate need for a teen center person. You can check out all the jobs available at the CRC Employment Page. We have been manning the Teen Center with volunteers for the last few months but really hope there is someone out there that is looking for the perfect part time job!
May 1, 1999 - April was the driest it has been in 125 years! I have just added a few pictures from the Egypt trip (finally getting around to scanning them) Just click on Picture of the week (that's a joke - oh well) and then click on the wonderful picture of Joan Robinson on her camel to see them. Today is also Al Traina's Birthday!!
April 29, 1999 - today is Gina Ross's Birthday and yesterday was Ken Marsh's Birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
April 28, 1999 - Today was "Pajama Day" in the Preschool Room!
April 27, 1999 - Another article in the Forcaster about Yarmouths ferry proposal.
April 26, 1999 - I really have a hard time finding time for this with the sun being up so much longer. I have been home for a few days from a wonderful time in Quebec City and there isn't really too much action around here these days - at least not that I will report on. There is a wonderful article in today's Portland Press Herald about the famous guitar maker Dana Bourgeios!
April 19, 1999 - The weather is beautiful - it's a great way to start off our school vacation. We are leaving today for Quebec and will be returning on Friday - so you don't have to look for updates until the end of the week - not that I have been very good about updating lately.
April 15, 1999 - This weeks Forcaster has an article about the Cousins Island situation which you may see on the CTC pages.
April 14, 1999 - Just got back from another exciting hike with 20 island children on the island - there are some very interesting trees on this island - we're gearing up for the hike in the White Mountains to Mizpah hut in June which is provided by a grant from Recompense. I have just included on the Anchor Page a poem sent to me by Helen Wheldon called Fog on the Rocks.

I stopped by the rec center this morning and took some pictures of the Kids Craft program. Last week the preschoolers made paper costumes and this week they made drums to go along with their costumes - it was so cute.

April 13, 1999 - Not much to talk about today except the sky was spitting snow this morning. Just got back from another exciting night of tap dancing - we'll have to plan another talent show so we can show off our new steps. I received an email asking me to remind everyone that there are people out there posing as AT&T employees who are after your phone accounts in order to make long distance calls. If someone tells you to punch in 90 and # - don't do it - it gives them access.
April 11, 1999 - Last night a group of us got together who are planning the Midsummer's Night Frolic Progressive Dinner to try out about 10 different gourmet chicken dishes - great food. When people see what Patti and Caroline have planned for decorations for the Rec Center nobody will want to miss it. We have some wonderful auction items already which you will be able to view and bid on as soon as I get them on the auction page. Jack Kilday who is the server for my website has even donated two six month dialup internet access accounts.
April 10, 1999 - I am in the process of changing our address in order to make it simpler for everyone. It will probably be This will be an address people will be able to find easily - as long as you know how to spell Chebeague - so that will limit it to people who are connected. I would like to know how people feel about this.

Today is Rachel Damon's birthday - Happy Birthday Rachel!

April 9, 1999 - The well drillers are coming!! We have 4 confirmed wells to be drilled this Spring and one maybe. They usually arrive and are gone before anyone has a chance to decide so I wanted to give everyone ample notice. If you want a well please contact me at or Hansen 's Well Drilling Inc. at or you may phone them at (207) 839-3293 or toll free nationwide (877) 839-3293. The Hansens have been very generous donating to our non profit organizations and will be giving the first 50 feet for the Historical Society well.
April 8, 1999 - Oops! I missed Donna Damons birthday on Tuesday (I thought it was the 8th of April) sorry Donna! Happy Belated Birthday!
April 6, 1999 - I received this note from Dave Chaplin:

"Is now on the air sort of. It began broadcasting over a week ago as UHF 14 but evidently with too horizontal a signal. It shows up well on Munjoy hill but can not be seen in Mackerel Cove!! They would very much appreciate hearing from viewers in between Munjoy hill and their transmitter on Mountain Rd. in Harpswell. All that should be needed is a sizeable rabbit ears or "double bow tie" UHF inside antenna. So please ask your subscribers with such antennae to check it out and call in their luck to 833-2363 giving their location esp. with respect to whether they could see Harpswell Neck on a clear day or are behind a hill, however small. During the day one can only see a community calendar but every weekday evening from 6-10 pm there is programming. Tonight they did a spoof of plans for the Naval Air station's former fuel depot (A nuclear waste dump!!, A Samoset or Sebasco hotel ??)-not with their water quality problem. The fuel tanks leaked tons over many years.
There is a "Julia Childs"type cooking show usually on thursdays. The programming is printed in the calendar. They would welcome a look at any shows Chebeague islanders might care to send in for possible airing.
Thanks for your help. Dave Chaplin"

Easter - continued - Last weekend Elizabeth Hill was in the production Snoopy!!! at the Yarmouth Middle School - she was great as a yellow bird! This afternoon my kids got together with some friends and found easter eggs down at Bennetts Cove so I've added a couple more pictures to picweek page.
April 4, 1999 - Happy Easter! - We just returned from the Sunrise Service at the East End and for everyone who missed the sunrise because they forgot about daylight savings time or they were sure it would be raining can now see what we witnessed. We had to wait an extra 20 minutes for the sun to rise above the clouds - it was really quite beautiful and cold! You can see the view from where we stood on the Church Page and then another view up the street on the Picweek page.










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The number of hits on the page depends on whether you access the page through the old address which was started in 97 or the new way using chebeague. org which means as of May 5, 1999.