Yes, it is time again for the Hope Community Craft Fair, which will be Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hope school. Free admission. Door prizes. Have several new vendors this year. Vendors include jewelry, photography, quilted items, knitted items, ornaments, bags, baked goods, raffles and much more.
The eighth-grade will also be providing lunch again as a fundraiser for their class trip. Come and see what there is to offer. There is always something for everyone.
Ice skating is back. After school ice skating at the MRC with Lincolnville school will be taking place on the following Mondays: Oct. 22 and 29, Nov. 5 as well as March 4, 11 and 18. Students will be bused to MRC and will skate from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and return by bus to the school. More information will be sent home as the dates get a little closer.
Hope Volunteer Fire Department will host a rabies clinic Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hope Corner Fire Station. Cost is $10 per animal. Service provided by Camden Animal Hospital. Pleas have cats in carriers and dogs on leashes.
Check for lice
It's a good policy to check your students for head lice on a regular basis and with the holidays coming up and the likelihood of travel, this may be the perfect time to check.
Fifteen members of Hope Midcoast Ladies Club had their mystery ride Oct. 9. Leaving in four cars they went to Camden and then went up on Mt. Battie. As it was a nice sunny day you could see for miles. They then went back to the parking lot and stood between two cars for their business meeting (they stood between two cars as it was windy so it was warmer that way).
It was reported that items had been collected and will be turned over to Charlotte so she can fill the extra large basket that will be donated to the fire company to sell raffle tickets at the craft fair.
A list of items that the fire department needs for the meeting room are paper towels, toilet paper, gallon Ziploc bags and folding chairs.
Next meeting will be Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the fire station. Pizzas and sandwiches will be served for lunch. A discussion about what is going to happen to this organization will take place. Members, be sure to mark your calendars as this will be a very important meeting.
The YMCA will be offering two youth recreation programs for students in kindergarten to second-grade for their fall II session beginning Oct. 22. On Mondays, a fun floor hockey program will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. On Wednesdays a rec sports program will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. that will have a fun new sport each week for the kids to enjoy, such as pillow polo, indoor soccer and Sharks and Minnows. Each program is designed for the kids to have fun and also learn a little about each game. The cost for each program is $25 for Y members, $45 for non-members and $20 for Kids Club members. Call or stop by the Y to sign up. The person to contact is Jasen Wood, senior program director at PenBay YMCA, at 236-3375 ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pearse first cousins
The yearly Pearse first cousins reunion was hosted by William Pearse last Sunday at Windward Gardens. Those attending were Bob and Geneva (Pearse) Hall, Barbara (Pearse) Ludwig, Florence (Pearse) and Hartley Beverage all of Hope, Mildred (Pearse) O'Jala of Union, Flora (Pearse) Smith of Tenants Harbor and daughter Bette Sturtevant of Oakland. What a happy time the group had. They told of different things that went on when they were children. A welcome guest, Dot Brownell, dropped by. Dot is now residing at Windward Gardens.
Sympathy is extended to Obed Hart, their children, grandchildren and all of their families in the loss of their wife, mother, grandmother, friend, Faith Hart who passed away last Sunday.
The town of Hope will be greatly sadden by the loss of Faith. She was in many organizations over the years besides being Hope Town Clerk.
Faith will be missed by a lot of people.