Hope news

By Jennifer Messier | May 11, 2017

Hope — At Hope Elementary School

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. for the spring concert for grades 5-8. Also on that day at the Camden Hills Regional High School at 7 p.m. is a Five Town Community School District budget meeting.

At the Sweet Tree school

In July 2016 Argy Nestor and Lindsay Pinchbeck traveled with Go! Malawi, a non-profit organization working to improve education and reduce poverty in the Ntchisi District of Malawi. They provided a 10-day workshop with teachers from Mpamila Primary School and neighboring schools. During the workshop ideas were explored with 12 local teachers in drama, music, movement, poetry, storytelling, and visual arts. Teachers developed individual action plans around a Fiber Arts project. Each day underlying themes such as hopes and dreams, traditions and making mistakes were woven through the work. At the end of the 10-day workshop the community gathered to celebrate teachers and students from the local community.

Our goal is to continue this work and support teachers from Maine to travel and share their passion for learning and the arts with teachers in Malawi. If you are interested in traveling or supporting this program please let us know at sweettreearts@gmail.com.

Raffle tickets to support the work are available at the store. Raffle drawing early July. For more information check out the school's website

Town news

The town of Hope needs committee members:

The town has one vacancy on its Budget Committee. This committee meets approximately eight times between January and March each year. It reviews the town and school budgets and makes recommendations to voters. Residents interested in serving on this committee should contact Town Administrator, Samantha Mank at 763-4199 or smank@hopemaine.org.

There is one vacancy on the Planning Board. This board meets approximately once a month. It can meet more often depending on the permit applications being considered. For more information, contact Town Administrator, Samantha Mank at 763-4199 or smank@hopemaine.org

There are three vacancies on the Board of Appeals/Board of Assessment Review. This committee meets as seldom as once per year. It meets more often if there are any appeals cases. For more information contact Town Administrator, Samantha Mank at 763-4199 or smank@hopemaine.org

Historical society

Hope Historical Society will meet Tuesday, May 16 at the Historical Home on Camden Road. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with the program at 7:30. Kerry Hardy will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

Class lunch

Class of 1960 will meet Friday, May 12, at noon at the Offshore Restaurant in Rockport.

Class of 1958 will meet Thursday, May 18, at noon at the Helm in Rockport.

At Hope General Store

There is new HGS apparel. Come check out their cool shirts.

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