Posted by: mamacraniac | May 21, 2021

Summer 2021

UPDATE Posted June 23, 2021

Hello Islanders:

Good news! We have been granted permission from the BIVC to use the Community House for events this summer.

To do so, we must comply with current CDC guidelines.

Please familiarize yourself with the recommendations below prior to scheduling any Community House activities.

This notice will be posted at the Community House as well. Please see a C.A.B.I. officer for access.

NOTICE PLEASE READ Community House Use Regulations Summer 2021Participation in C.A.B.I. sponsored and Community House activities is AT YOUR OWN RISK.

We recommend, but do not require, individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated wear a mask while INDOORS, including children under 12 years and over age 2.

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, nor maintain physical distance.Indoor capacity limits and physical distancing requirements were lifted as of 5/24/21 per Governor Janet Mills.

In addition, the Maine State of Emergency ended as of 6/30/21.Eating and drinking is permitted. Please consider maintaining physical distancing of 6 or more feet between parties when possible.

Masks are required while serving food or drink inside or outside the Community House. Gloves are recommended.

We suggest you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage when participating in C.A.B.I. events.

Good hand hygiene prevents spread of disease.

Please use sanitizer upon entry and exit of Community House.Event organizers MUST disinfect commonly used and frequently touched objects, door knobs, chairs, tables, and light switches at the end of the event and when visibly soiled.

Disinfecting wipes may be found in the Community House kitchen.

Keep windows and doors open to improve ventilation and airflow.

Keep our community safe! Please DO NOT attend C.A.B.I. events if you have a fever, cough, runny nose or COVID like symptoms.

Please be kind and respectful to others as we transition back to a more normal island experience.


Late Spring 2021

Dear Island Friends and Family,         

As we compose our annual letter after navigating the global pandemic of COVID-19, we are hopeful.  

Hopeful for continued patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic.

Hopeful to see more island friends and family this summer.

Hopeful for good weather.

Hopeful for safe and fun gatherings.

While there is no official calendar of events this year, we hope to offer some events: the polar bear swim, field day and art show. Be reminded that participation in these events is at your own risk.  We hope to offer more events, in a “pop up” fashion if and when COVID restrictions are lifted in the coming months. Please refer to the store porch or CABI Facebook group for more up to date information.

Current COVID-19 state of Maine social gathering guidelines have been relaxed for outdoor events see link below*. This means our beloved annual 4th of July parade is possible, with tentative date on Sunday July 4th, time: TBD.  We strongly urge you keep your parade group together, follow Maine state guidelines, and respect other parade pods when lining up to process. 

The BIVC has requested that the Community House remain closed except for official island business but we may petition to hold events in an ad hoc fashion. In that vein, the CABI annual meeting is planned for July 10th at 10am at the community house with masks donned per Maine state guidelines.

As always, we sincerely thank you for participating in CABI events, financial support of its programs and volunteering to help out.  We strive to help make lasting memories of summers on our magical island home.  It’s what makes Bustins, Bustins.

Thank you so much,

Debbie Cooper Crane         

Susan Cooper Rauch

C.A.B.I. Co-Chairs

*The state of Maine is Open for business; please refer to the following link:

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