It’s fall already….

It really is hard to believe that fall has fully arrived bringing with it a chill in the air and color to the trees. As is usual on Swan’s Island summer – a year-rounders busy season – just flies by while lobstering, landscaping, mowing and cleaning taking up our time. Throw in a little bit of time spent with family and friends who come to visit and there’s not much time left to spend at the quarry, beach or even visiting with our seasonal community members.

So, that’s my excuse for not getting some our pictures of summer events posted until almost Halloween. Let’s reminisce a bit and then look forward to what is coming up. If you look above up at the slide show of photographs you will see reminders of summer’s events and programs: author Marilyn Pukkila; poets Gary Rainford, Steve Joy, <<<<<, and Miranda Batiste; a visit by the state library’s technology petting zoo (watching the 3D printer was amazing); Alagash Guide Tim Caverly and Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History program highlighted Maine’s natural history and resources; and children’s rounded out the programs to fill up our days and evenings.

We were fortunate to host several exhibits during the summer too.  Here Is Home, that was part of the Maine Photo Project, showed at the library From mid-June through the end of September and Keep Calm and Carry On was exhibited at the lighthouse throughout the summer.  Kathy Krafjack’s paintings and Miranda Batiste’s photographs were very well received for the weeks they were on exhibit.

Now for a look ahead.  The SIES historical society will be bringing the Keep Calm and Carry On exhibit to the library to be on display for the rest of the year.  Papers, documents, photographs, and other historical items from WWII (maybe even other wars) donated by the community and from our archives will expand the exhibit.  On Veteran’s Day, November 11, in the evening we will be honoring our veteran’s with an open house to showcase the exhibit and say thank you to the islanders who have served in the military.