Hope News

By Francina Pearse | Mar 13, 2014

Residents in Need

If anyone knows of any Hope resident(s) in need of financial support this winter due to hardship please contact John Duke (Hope Town Manager) at 763-4199 or Principal Danielle Fagonde at 785-4081.

Town Committee Members and Terms

Selectmen - Brian Powers' (Chairman) term expires June 30, 2015, Wendy Pelletier's (Vice Chairman) term expires June 30, 2014, Jason Hall's term expires June 30, 2014, Chris Pinchbeck's term expires June 13, 2016 and Jim Annis' term expires June 13, 2016.

Appeals Board - Thomas Ford's (Chairman) term expires June 30, 2016, Steven Bowman's (Vice Chairman) term expires June 30, 2017, Mary Ireland's (Secretary) term expires June 30, 2014, Charles Crockett's term expires June 30, 2015, Ronald Wright's term expires June 30, 2017, and there are two open positions on this committee.

School Committee - Christine Alberi's (Chairman) term expires June 30, 2015, Michael Bracher's (Vice Chairman) term expires June 30, 2015, Samantha Pushaw's term expires June 30, 2014, Brian Powers Sr.'s term expires June 13, 2016, J. Michael Pierce's term expires June 13, 2016, Brittany Payson's (Five Town CSD School Board Member) term expires June 13, 2015.

Cemetery Committee - Janice Campbell's (Chairman) term expires June 13, 2016, Bernie Holmes' term expires June 30, 2015, Jean Ettlinger's term expires June 30, 2015, Joseph Berry's term expires June 13, 2016, and there is one open position on this committee

Recreation Committee - Amy Root, Andrew Steward, David Doubleday, Ken Blakely Richard Bresnahan, Robert Josselyn (all terms expire June 30, 2014) and there is one open position on this committee.

Budget Committee - William Pearse Jr.'s (Chairman) term expires June 13, 2016, John Jensen's (Vice Chairman) term expires June 13, 2016, Terry Miller's term expires June 30, 2014, Janice Campbell's term expires June 30, 2014, Jean Ettlinger's term expires June 30, 2014, Mark Dierckes' term expires June 13, 2015, Brittany Payson's term expires June 30, 2015, Jill Lang's term expires June 30, 2015, Edward (Ted) Steele's term expires June 13, 2016.

Planning Board - Douglas Kellough's (Chairman) term expires June 30, 2016, John Fallows' (Vice Chairman) term expires June 30, 2018, Robert M. Hall Jr.'s term expires June 30, 2014, Jessica Snyder's term expires June 30, 2015, Juanita Hunt's term expires June 30, 2016, Jim Owen's term expires June 30, 2017, and Richard Brodis' term expires June 30, 2017.

If you would like to attend any of the meetings for these committees please contact the Town Office for the time and locations - the public is always welcome to attend meetings.

HES School Board News

Due to the impending resignation of one of our members, we are looking for someone interested in serving on the Hope School Committee for the remainder of the term. If you are interested, please contact Christine Alberi at 230-4913.

HES “Starry Night” Auction to benefit the eighth-grade

Come enjoy a night out with dinner and lots of great auction items Saturday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Kids (5- to 12-year-olds) $5 and adults $7. Tickets will be available in the office and at the door. The auction proceeds will support the eighth-grade class trip to Quebec. Check out many of the auction items ahead of time on facebook at facebook.com/HESAUCTION

Register for Pen Bay Lacrosse!

Come join the fastest growing spring sport in Maine! Register online at http://pbymca.sportsoffice.com. Follow all the season info on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Penobscot-Bay-Youth-Lacrosse/105419152988858 The youth program offers teams for boys and girls from third- through eighth-grade.

Thank you to Hope School PTO!

We would like to thank the Hope School PTO for funding several recent school field trips. The sixth-grade class made a trip to Hope Elephants for science and the fourth-grade class made a trip to the State House in Augusta. We appreciate the many dedicated volunteers who make these opportunities available to our students!

April fun from Partners for Enrichment

PFE is delighted to announce that Nancy Tyndall will be bringing her wonderful Milkweed Puppet Theater to HES’s kindergarten, first- and second-grades Thursday April 3, Tuesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 10. During these workshops, students will make their own puppets and put on a puppet show. The workshops are made possible by Partners for Enrichment, an all-volunteer nonprofit providing arts and science enrichment to the kindergarten through eighth-grade schools of Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville.

Five Town Little League Registration

Please visit our website: http://crll.sportsoffice.com for more information about March clinics, league fees, league information, and how to register! Don't wait too long, clinics for Majors begin next week and you need to be registered to join. Registration ends March 22 for Majors, April 1 for Minors/tee-Ball. Please contact Suzanne Schecter with any questions at sschecter@live.com

HES PTO is sponsoring After-School Skating at MRC

Who: first- through eighth-graders. Kindergarteners may attend but only if accompanied by a parent. Parents must pay the $7 fee (includes skate rentals).

When & Where: March 17, 24 and 31 at MRC in Rockport.

Time: After school (bus will leave from Hope School). You may pick up your child at MRC at 4:45 p.m. or Hope Elementary School promptly at 5:15 p.m.

Cost: $7 per skater for each skate date. This includes skate rentals whether you need them or not. Questions: Contact Jessica Snyder at 446-6652 or at hopesnyders@yahoo.com

Penobscot Bay YMCA Learn To Swim

Hello everyone! It’s that time again! This April vacation the Penobscot Bay YMCA will offer its free annual learn to swim program to children in Knox County (and Lincolnville). This year we are gearing up for teaching nearly 200 kids! If you need any more information on this event please contact Aquatics Director Ben St. Cyr or Sam Grinnell at 236-375 ext. 222.

Kinetic Energy ALIVE: Power Performance

Coming to the Strom Auditorium in Camden on April 4 and 5. Starting with fun videos about old school hip hop and great dances by kids, moving into gritty dances by adults addressing real life issues like our economy and making a living for our families, the first act is a ton of fun and definitely opens your mind. Several Hope students are in the show! Tickets are available in the school office for $15.

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