Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Dec 12, 2013

Condolences

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Donald Pushaw who passed away recently. Donald for many years crossed Route 17 and put up the flag at the Monument — he will be missed.

Sympathy as well to the family of Milton Clark — who although he didn’t live in Hope — worked transporting blueberries for many years.

Deepest sympathy on the passing of a Cameron Dow a young man taken before his time — we extend our sympathy to his father John and his mother and stepfather Mike and Tetnetta Bisset. Cameron died due to injuries in a accident on Alford Lake Road.

Substance Abuse Prevention: Guest Speaker

Brenda Conlan, a substance abuse prevention specialist, will be offering a "Parent Night" discussion Tuesday, Dec.17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Middle School (34 Knowlton St. in Camden). The following topics will be discussed at the parent workshop:

• Supporting the non-using child: creating an environment that encourages your child to choose abstinence.

• Boundaries: how to be an ally rather than a friend.

• Effective strategies for parent/child communication.

For more info contact Kristin Nelson, school nurse, at 236-7805 ext. 144 or kristin_nelson@fivetowns.net

Get your WinterKids Passport!

All fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders in Maine are eligible for a WinterKids Passport! From downhill and cross country skiing to ice skating and snow tubing, the passport has something for everyone! An incredible opportunity, the passport is valued at more than $1,800! Passport holders get free and discounted tickets, lessons and rentals at areas all over Maine! Check out the website at winterkids.org to purchase your passport now and check out the amazing deals! Passports are usually $25, but if you purchase by Jan. 1, 2014, and use the code "Sochi," the passport will only be $20.14.

Decorations

If you happen to be traveling on Barnestown Road be sure to check out the inflatable decorations at David Peabody’s — his son Thomas has quite a display.

Craft Fair

The Craft Fair and Open House at Windward Gardens was very successful this past weekend, as part of Christmas by the Sea.

Math and Literacy Mentors: Positions Available

Five Town Communities That Care is seeking caring adults who enjoy working with middle school students and who enjoy teaching basic math and literacy skills. Math and Literacy mentors work in the public schools in Appleton, Camden, Hope, and Lincolnville. Mentors and students meet after school twice a week throughout the school year. These sessions are not “homework help.” During each of the two, hour-long sessions, approximately 15 minutes is devoted to mentoring students to promote an increased commitment to school, and the remainder of the hour is for skill-based tutoring. Training, guidelines and support are provided to mentors throughout the school year. Mentors may work as volunteers or receive a stipend. To learn more about becoming a Math and Literacy Mentor, contact Marti Wolfe at Five Town Communities That Care for an application. A background check is required. Phone 236-9800 or email marti@fivetownctc.org.

Ladies Club

The Ladies Club has voted to remain in effect for another year. They will again sponsor a scholarship for a student from Hope. Election of officers was held and the results are:

Chairman - Francina Pearse, Vice Chairman - rotation by meeting, Secretary - Gail Spear, Assistant Secretary - Connie Miliken, Treasurer - Margaret Morse, Assistant Treasurer- Ann Leadbetter, Telephone committee - Helen, Barbara, Linda, Junita, Charlotte.

There was many on the sick list including Charlotte Pease who will be having surgery — she can be reached at Charlotte Pease, ℅ Stacey McKenzie, 5441 Patterson Road, Baldwin, MD 21013.

The next meeting will be Jan. 14 at Hope Fire Station and the program will be Beano — prizes will be furnished, please bring your lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided by Charlotte Young and committee.

Celebrate Hope - Dec. 15

Events at Hope Spinnery (noon to 5 p.m.), Hope Elephants (4 to 5 p.m.), Hope Clay (noon to 4 p.m.), Sweet Tree Arts (noon to 5 p.m.). Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon.

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