Hope Historical Society's next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Historical Home on Route 105. The day starts off with the business meeting at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the speaker will be William Pearse speaking on apples. He will tell of the different varieties they use to have on the Pearse Farm years ago in their large orchards. Remember anyone is welcome to come to this meeting.
Sympathy is extended to Rita Pearse, her family and relatives in the loss of her mother Elsie Beverage. Elsie lived in the town of Hope on Beverage Road for many years; she always looked very happy and had a great smile.
Hope Community Craft Fair is Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hope school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are still available. Contact Wendy Eaton at 785-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Many interesting items will be on sale and you know there is always something for everyone; however, there will be no flu shots.
Box Tops for Education
The Hope school is collecting box tops once again. They can be submitted anytime throughout the year to the Hope school office. Their next submission deadline is Oct. 26.
Another craft fair
The Methodist Church located on John Street in Camden will host a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10. This is their first fair. They have rented several tables already. If you would like to rent a table or want more information contact Judy at 594-9055 or call the church.
Remember your property taxes are due Tuesday, Oct. 2. So start saving your pennies to pay these.
The following are the new teachers at Hope Elementary School for the coming year: Doug Hayward, ed. tech.; Shelly Burcalow, music; Kim Flewelling, speech and language; Nibby Browning, ed. tech.; and Amy Gertner, librarian (formerly ed. tech.).
Students in grades
There are a total of 176 students in Hope school this year. Student in each grade are kindergarten — 17 students; 9 girls, 8 boys. Grade 1 — 17 students; 10 girls, 7 boys. Grade 2 — 13 students; 5 girls, 8 boys. Grade 3 — 21 students; 13 girls, 8 boys. Grade 4 — 20 students; 4 girls, 12 boys. Grade 5 — 24 students; 15 girls, 9 boys. Grade 6 — 21 students; 6 girls, 12 boys. Grade 7 — 27 students; 14 girls, 13 boys. Grade 8 — 16 students; 9 girls, 8 boys.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the semi-trailer that comes to our house to pick up the milk was coming down Hatchet Mountain Road around 11:30 a.m., what should run across the road in front of him? It was a black bear.
Camden Hills Regional High School Field Hockey players are sponsoring a free field hockey program for girls in kindergarten to eighth-grade. Program directors are varsity Coach Jan Holmes-Jackson and JV Coach Kim Nason.
The program runs Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Camden Hills, on the field hockey field.
Players will be divided into groups: Dribblers for grades K-3, Dodgers for grades 4 and 5, Hitters for grades 6 through 8. Players are asked to bring their own mouth guard and shin guards. Those interested are highly encouraged to bring a friend.
For more information contact Kim Nason at email@example.com or call 236-2157.
School-Based Mentor Program coordinators needed. As children prepare to head back to school, Big Brothers Big Sisters issues a call to action to the community to start something to keep Midcoast Maine students on track to graduate. One of the programs BBBS offers is School-Based Mentoring in which School Based Mentors (high school age Bigs) spend time with elementary or middle school students littles, enjoying games and activities together as they build a one-on-one relationship. Program coordinators help match from trusting bonds with one another by proving support and ensuring child safety. The agency provides ongoing support to the volunteers, mentees and mentors throughout the course of each match to keep the mentoring friendship going strong. The program runs once a week for about an hour after school at the Littles' school. If you are interested in helping the local youth build friendships that can last a lifetime, volunteer today.
Hope Elementary School is one of the schools that needs a coordinator. Visit the website bbbsmcm.org/ or give them a call to learn more.
I have always said that I am one of the luckiest people in the town of Hope. As you noticed last week, due to a mishap, my news did not get in the paper. Thank you to all the many people who called me wanting to know what happened and checking to see was I alright.
Local Candidate meet and greet at Appleton Library
There will be an informal gathering of voters interested in meeting two local legislative candidates on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Appleton Public Library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
Attending will be Lloyd Chase of Liberty, candidate for House District 44, representing Appleton, Hope, Islesboro, Liberty, Lincolnville, Morrill and Searsmont and Ed Mazurek of Rockland, candidate for Senate District 22, representing all of Knox County with the exception of the towns of Washington and Friendship.
Light refreshments with a local flavor will feature delicious goat cheese from Appleton Creamery. Organizers ask that people planning to attend notify Maria Millard at 735-7198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an opportunity for all voters to question their local candidates and share concerns and ideas with them.