Chowder Picnic

We are looking for volunteers to help clean up after the chowder picnic. There is always a large crew of early morning helpers but we’d like to have a few more people help at the end.  Clean up is right after the picnic (putting away food, tables, etc), around 1 pm.


If you are planning to come to your usual 9 am shift (choppers and peelers) or 10 am shift (stirrers and set-up) or would like to join one of the three shifts (9am, 10 am, 1 pm), we look forward to seeing you!

See you at the picnic on the 18th,
Becky, Heather, Cathy, Holly & Henny
malone44 at comcast.net

Adopt a 24’ Sailboat

For the last few years I haven’t had the time to sail Manana, my 24 foot Columbia.  It would be wonderful if someone on the island might take possession—with one string attached: that being I might sail her once-in-awhile.  The mainsail and furling genoa are in excellent shape. She has a bit more sail than a Sprite and the deck is a few inches higher off the water.  The 8 horse Evenrude has low hours.  She could use a paint job, but otherwise she’s old (196?) but sturdy and a perfect day-sailor.

I’m on and off the island through September.  Contact me by calling 207 841 9418 or email rdvseymour at gmail.com.

Dick Seymour

Emergency Drills Friday, August 10, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

To All MacMahan Residents and Visitors:

Your participation is highly encouraged for this summer’s emergency drill.

When: Friday, August 10, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Where: Meet at the Playhouse

What: Further instructions are to be given upon assembly. We will split into two groups, one to handle a “fire” in one area of the island, the other to handle an “injury” in another. Wear sturdy shoes.

Confirm your attendance to marykhoury1968 at gmail.com or sign up at the Lodge.

Rooms for Rent

Do you need an extra guest room?  There are two rooms for rent at the Pinney cottage on MacMahan Island.  One with a double bed, one with two single beds; both rooms have private screened porches with views of the water.  Meals are informal, family style, and included.  For further information contact Franny Pinney at frances.pinney97 at gmail.com.

Janet Stebbins, chairwoman of the college’s governing board

PORTLAND — Members of the senior college at the University of Southern Maine are so enthusiastic about the institution that it’s grown into a vibrant, thriving community of engaged learners almost entirely by word of mouth. “They’ll put you in a car, drive you in to get registered and introduce you to everyone. It’s wonderful,” said…

Source: OLLI at 20: Still engaging, inspiring, teaching Portland-area seniors – The Forecaster

Yoga at the Playhouse

Yoga at the Playhouse
4pm Tuesday July 17th
Free – All levels welcome

Taught by Mary Ellen Goodsir
E-RYT 500, RYS 200, YACEP

Mary Ellen owned a yoga studio for 15+ years, recently sold it and is moving to New Zealand! She will be a guest of Rachel and Steve’s for a few days while she waits for immigration clearance to join her husband in NZ.

Rachel Baumgartner
arkbee13 at gmail.com

Meeting Reminder

Cottage and Associate Members,

A reminder that there is a Members Meeting at 10 am this Saturday, July 7th in the Playhouse. The Nominating Committee will present the slate of nominees for the BOD election on August 3rd. Immediately following the meeting, Martha Kennedy will demonstrate the proper use of the Stop the Bleed Kits that are now located at various sites on the island.

Thank you,
Gerry Welch
Secretary, Sheepscot Island Company