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Sep 22, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

Help a fellow islander with rides

As you have probably heard, Ted Walls has been wheelchair bound as a result of the traumatic injury he incurred last summer. He is currently receiving intensive Physical and Occupational Therapy three times a week. Some wonderful people have volunteered their services by driving Ted’s wheelchair-adapted van to his appointments at New England Rehab, aka the old Brighton Medical Center. We could use a few more drivers! Once a week, once a month, whatever time you have to give will be much appreciated. 

We have a few dates during the last week of September for which Ted needs drivers. (BTW, doing this for Ted also gives Donna a much-needed break!) The trip to Portland and back and Ted’s back-to-back therapy appointments, take approximately three-hours. Ted’s wheelchair is motorized, so, other than opening the door and securing his wheelchair, he independently moves in and out of the van. He will teach you how to secure his chair (a simple but important procedure) and give you directions to New England Rehab. He’s a fantastic teacher!

Here are the dates for September: if you’re interested/available to drive, please email me or give me a call (846-6862) and I will contact Donna. If you’re available to drive in October, please let me know and I will email as soon as I get the next round of therapy dates and times. 

Tues, Sept 25, appt @1:00; pick Ted up at 12:15:

Weds, Sept 27, appt @10:30, pick Ted up at 9:45: 

Thurs, Sept 28, appt @ 1:45, pick Ted up at 1:00: 

Thanks for considering this request, 

Cathy Gentile (846-6862) or (

Sep 6, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

Annual Membership Meeting – This Sunday Sept. 17th 5:30pm

Join your neighbors for the Cousins & Little John Islands Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, September 17th at 5:30pm. The board will review the financials, status of the community house and other island issues. A police officer will give a brief summary of a community watch program to keep our islands safe. All are welcome!

The board is looking for a new Treasurer.  Please email me at if you are interested in helping out the community in this volunteer position.

CLIIA Treasurer Responsibilities include:

1) Maintain database of membership and contributions

2) Maintain checkbook

3) Write checks for CLIIA related expenses (keep receipts)

4) Deposit funds from contributions, Cmty House rental fee, and other misc income

5) Prepare and submit “State of Maine Annual Report” to be filed between April 1 and June 1. See

blue folder for more information.

6) Prepare Annual “Treasurer’s Report” for August Annual Meeting. Show all income and

expenses for previous fiscal year (file between September 1 to August 31)

7) Prepare and submit IRS Tax Form 990-N after August 31 but before December 31 each year.


Sep 1, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

Town Meetings – Tinker Preserve – Sept. 7 & 21

For well over the last year the Yarmouth Parks and Land Management Committee’s (PLC) has worked to update the plan for the future of Tinker Preserve.  With many public meetings conducted, the PLC is currently scheduled to present a draft version at the September Town Council meetings.

These public meetings are scheduled for 7pm at the Log Cabin on September 7 for discussion and September 21 for Council approval.

The link that will help keep you up-to-date on the meetings is:

See the plan here Tinker Preserve Management Plan 2017

The PLC welcomes Tinker Preserve neighbors and friends to join them as they continue this process.  Councilors are open to your thoughts and suggestions during the meetings and encourage you to attend or to submit comments, in advance, by email or letter.

If you would like to submit comments ahead of time, please send them to your Town Councilors, the Town Manager, or the YCS Director:

Yarmouth Community Services

Re:  PLC – Tinker Preserve Comments

200 Main Street, Rear Building, Yarmouth, ME 04096

Contact: Karyn MacNeill

Reporting incidents or concerns within the Preserve

If maintenance issues or concerns are discovered regarding the park property, please notify the Yarmouth Community Services department at 846-2406.

If you would like to report injuries or other concerns regarding uses or users of the park, please notify the Police/EMS/Fire dispatch line at 846-3333.


May 18, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

BE ON GUARD! Burglary on Cousins Island

BE ON GUARD! There was a burglary on Cousins Island on Tuesday during the day. It happened at a house near the power lines and west side trail on Cousins Street. The police are working on the case. Keep valuables out of sight, lock windows and doors, report any suspicious activity to the Yarmouth Police. Let’s work together to keep our community safe!

May 15, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

SPRING IS HERE! Events this Saturday, May 20th

Hello Neighbors!

Join us this Saturday for the Island Clean-Up, Tinker Preserve Bittersweet Trim and Spring Pot-Luck Dinner!

8:30am  Spring Island Clean Up – Meet at Sandy Point Beach parking lot, bring gloves and good walking shoes.  Host: Chris Shelton 207-615-9166

12:00pm  Bittersweet Trim at Tinker Preserve – Meet at the parking area, bring gloves and clippers if you have them. Host: Susie & Jay Kendeigh 207-653-4412

5:30pm  Spring Pot Luck – Quench your thirst and hunger after a day of hard work!  Bring a dish to share  – Community House. Hosts: Jeff & Michelle Englund   207-756-0049

Hope to see old and new friends this Saturday!

Susie Kendeigh, President, CLIIA




Apr 10, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

Egg Hunt this Saturday! 10:00am

Join fellow islanders for the annual egg hunt at the Community House. Bring your basket for collecting eggs. Coffee and juice will be provided…bring your favorite treat to share! Wear mud boots! Susie Kendeigh at 653-4412 with questions.  Official egg hunt will start at 10:15am.

Jan 24, 2017
Susie Kendeigh

Tinker Preserve – Town Meeting 2/1/17

There is a Parks & Land Committee meeting on February 1st to discuss the Tinker Preserve Management Plan and a Land Acquisition draft proposal.

The meeting agenda is in the link below. The Parks & Land Committee intends to discuss the Tinker Preserve Management Plan, property maintenance of the trails and paths, as well as uses of the property (e.g. bicycles, dogs, etc.) for most of the meeting and will discuss the Land Acquisition for a smaller portion of the time frame. The PLC’s public comment period will take place at the end of each agenda item once the committee has a chance to share information and thoughts and discuss their intentions.

This link will help keep you up-to-date on the meetings:

Tinker Management Plan:

Sep 21, 2016
Susie Kendeigh

Tinker Preserve Project – Town Meeting 10/5/16

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Dear Residents:

The Tinker Preserve Story Book Walk project was discussed at the Annual meeting.  Some residents oppose the project.  There is a town meeting on Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm in the Town Hall Community Room.  Please attend if you wish to voice your opinion.  See links below for more information.

Storybook Walk Project

Tinker Preserve Management Plan 2015

9/21/16 Note from Nat Tupper

Susie Kendeigh

President, CLIIA

Sep 8, 2016
Susie Kendeigh

Annual Island Association Member Meeting – THIS SUNDAY

Attend the meeting to hear updates on the association, community house, social events, Camp Soci and more.

Please join us on Sunday, September 18th at 5:00pm at The Community House



Oct 21, 2015
Susie Kendeigh

Halloween Party – Monday, October 31 5:30-8:00pm

Join neighbors for the annual HALLOWEEN PARTY & HAUNTED HOUSE

on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST   5:30-8:00pm


SATURDAY, 10/29 & SUNDAY 10/30


CONTACT JOE SOLMOS 207-451-7083 for information