Don't forget, your taxes are due Tuesday, Oct. 2. The town office is open Thursday, Friday and the following Tuesday. Questions? Call 763-4199.
Hope Cemetery committee will be meeting Wednesday (note the day), Oct. 3, at Hope Town Office at 6:30 p.m. Remember anyone may attend this meeting.
Once again it is time to start to holding the Senior Community Lunch. This will take place Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Hope school. You must call the school at 763-4081 to make your reservation. Oven-fried chicken, plus mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit and salad bar will be served. Also coffee, tea and milk will be available. Cost is $4 per person.
Save the day for MRC's 8th annual Community Day, Oct. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at MidCoast Recreation Center on Route 90 in Rockport. All activities are free. The day will kickoff with Open Skate from noon to 1:30 p.m., open tennis courts from noon to 4 p.m., family arts and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. and a community barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. There will also be Learn to Skate from 1:40 to 2:40 p.m., Junior Tennis Clinics from 1 to 3 p.m. and Learn to Play Hockey from 3 to 4 p.m. New this year will be strength training and nutrition seminars offered by Optimum Performance. It is a great day with something for everyone in the family.
Have you contacted Wendy at 785-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your table for the Saturday, Oct. 20, craft fair? This will be held at the school gym. More details later.
Hobbs Farm vegetables
Did you stop by the Hobbs Farm stand, located on Barnestown Road here in Hope? They have all kinds of home-grown vegetables that you can want. You know how good home grown vegetables are. Wayne and Lorraine are there every day to help you load up your car.
The next submission deadline is Oct. 24. If you have been saving them up now is the time to send them in. Box tops may be sent to the office any time throughout the year but they can only send them in twice a year for payment.
Tickets: if you want to limit your youngster's TV time, try this idea. Every week, give him/her seven slips of paper. Each is good for an hour of television. Remind him/her to plan ahead. For example, if your child wants to watch a two-hour movie on Saturday, they'll need to save an extra ticket during the week.
Be there: Regular attendance in elementary school sets up a good pattern for your child's entire school career. Show your child that school comes first by trying to keep days off for illnesses and family emergencies. Also schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments for after school or school breaks.
Sympathy is extended to Linda and Jim Annis and their families in the loss of Linda's sister Patricia Hamalainen.