Planet Pan Steel Drum Band from George Stevens Academy boarded the Sunbeam VFriday, May 19th island hopping to Monhegan and on Saturday, May 20th to Matinicus islands. Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman said, “Concerts on both islands were well attended and extremely well received.”
Here is a video taken earlier this month, May 6th, of Planet Pan performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, arranged by Nigel Chase, at the 27th Annual New England Pan Festival at the New England Steel Drum Festival at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine 2017.
Imagine living on a coastal Maine island where you have to schedule a three-day trip to the mainland and back for a routine eye exam. Well, this month, Sharon Daley, the Mission Director of Island Health boarded the Monhegan mail boat with Kurt H. Kelley MD, President-Elect of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS).
“Kurt saw 20 people for eye exams and Monhegan was very appreciative to have him,” Sharon Daley said. “We held the exams in the parsonage on the island, and as you can see by the picture, Kurt is very good at making do by putting blankets over windows etc.”
Here is a look at the cutting edge equipment Dr. Kelley used to “read prescription eyeglasses and perform refractions,” he said in an email, adding that having this portable equipment is “definitely a time saver.”