The July historic house tour, of the south end of Monhegan, was a great success. Come join us on August 8, 1-4 pm for a tour of historic houses of the north end of the island. Tickets available at the Lupine Gallery.
On August 5-8, all the organizations and people on Monhegan will join to observe the Quadricentennial of John Smith’s landing on the island. Read about it here: http://www.monhegan2014.org/ and plan to be on-island!!
We’re giving you all sorts of ways to get ready for your trip to Monhegan.
The 2015 calendar is here and for sale NOW! It’s gorgeous, and includes a great snowy owl photo!
Check out the brand-new Nature Guide, long needed and much admired. You can buy it here too!!
And finally, you can renew your yearly membership online here.
Here’s your Monhegan Island memo for the fall, about the activities in the past few months. Dede Little-Werbe has retired, but our able young intern, Joy Longfellow, has taken over with assists from many others – a note from Lucia Miller, many pictures from Bob Bartels, etc. Fred Grey provides his trail report and Emily Morse the report of the Ecology Committee. This file was emailed to those who were on Dede’s list, so if you’re seeing this and you didn’t get it through email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to the list.
If you missed memos in the past, here are Dede’s..
We sadly share the news of Ann C. Hughey’s recent passing. Ann and her late husband George became summer residents in 1988, starting a quarter century (and counting) family presence as a very positive part of the Monhegan community fabric. Specific to Monhegan Associates, Ann ably served as both a Trustee, as well as President from 1992-1994.
Ann was a special lady in many ways, adding wisdom, wit and grace to every interaction she was part of. As I compose this note, I am fondly remembering her radiance at her granddaughter Helen’s wedding at the Trailing Yew last summer!
Glenn Burdick, President
The mailing of the Minutes of the Associates – and the all-important membership renewal – has been completed. I do hope you will renew your membership (on line, preferably!) soon.
It’s snowing heavily here in Maine but someday there will be spring, and then we will see you on Monhegan!
One of our longtime summer residents, Jane Varnum, died on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013.
Her son-in-law, Glenn Burdick, writes
I regret to announce the recent passing of Jane Varnum. Following her 1941 arrival and ensuing summer gig working at the Island Inn, Monhegan quickly became part of her DNA. Representative of an enduring strength of the Monhegan community, lifelong relationships took root during those youthful years, with other close friendships forged during the next seven decades.
Whether selling raffle tickets for Tea by the Sea from her cart, “Caning with Jane”, hosting a “grey panther” dinner party, or sunbathing with Lucia and Dede in svelte two piece suits at Pebble Beach (I have photos), Jane was intricately woven into the fabric of the Monhegan community. She will be remembered fondly by many for her steadfast determination, courage, and compassion.
If you wish to make a donation to Monhegan Associates in her honor, go here:
The trails are in serious need of attention. If you can possibly help, please meet at the tool shed on the Meadow opposite Tribler Cottage at 9:00 a.m. every Friday morning. Tools will be supplied. Thanks!