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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 (cagentile6@gmail.com)

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 susie@vitalius.com 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:  http://www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org/committees

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   kmacneill@yarmouth.me.us

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!

Jul 30, 2015
Susie Kendeigh

Calendar of Events

COUSINS AND LITTLEJOHN ISLANDS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2016/2017

Watch the website, Facebook page and signs by the bridge for updates

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 5:00. Attend the meeting to hear updates on the association, community house, social events, Camp Soci and more. We will be looking for new board members and volunteers to host some of the Community House events. It’s a great way to get involved in your community and meet new friends. Any questions, please call Susie Kendeigh at 653-4412.

HARVEST SUPPER – Saturday, October 8th, 2016 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Susie & Jason Kendeigh. BYOB and please bring your favorite dish to share! If you have any questions or wish to volunteer your help, please call Susie at 653-4412.

HALLOWEEN PARTY – October 31th, 2016 at 5:30 – Hosted by Joe Solmos. Be ready for a ghoulish good time!! If you would like to help with this fun event, please call Joe at 451-7083 with any questions you may have.

HOLIDAY POTLUCK – Sunday, December 4th, 2016 5:00-7:00. Hosted by Brenda & Jim Kern. Please bring your own beverages and an appetizer to share. Kick off the holiday season by enjoying some good cheer with friends and neighbors! Canned and packaged food will be collected and donated to the Yarmouth Food Pantry. If you have questions, please call Brenda at 846-3054.

EGG HUNT – Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at the Community House – Looking for a Host. If you would like to host this event, please call Susie Kendeigh at 653-4412 with any questions you may have.

TINKER PROPERTY TRIMMING VOLUNTEERS – May 2017. Date to be announced. Hosted by Susie & Jason Kendeigh. Meet at Tinker property, Seal Lane, and bring work gloves and pruning tools for this event. Enjoy some fresh air and good conversation!

ISLAND CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS – Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00-12:00. Meet at Sandy Point Beach, trash bags will be provided, wear gloves. Clean islands are happy islands! Any questions, please call Chris Shelton at 615-9166.

SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER – Saturday, May 13, 2017 5:30 p.m. at the Community House, hosted by Jeff and Michele England. Shake off cabin fever and usher in the summer season!   BYOB and please bring your favorite dish to share! Any questions please call the England’s at 756-0049.