Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Dec 06, 2012

Santa is a skater

Yes, Santa is a skater. Come see him in action at the annual Celebration on Ice exhibition Saturday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. In addition to Santa, The Skating Association of Maine will feature talented skaters performing to your favorite music of the holiday season. Join everyone for this special event.

Historical Society

Tuesday, Dec. 11, Hope Historical Society will host a Christmas Brunch at the Historical Home on Route 105. This brunch will start at 9 a.m. Please call Ann at 763-3274 or Gwen at 785-4433 to find out what you are to bring.

Class lunch

The Camden/Rockport High School class of 1958 will meet for monthly lunch Thursday, Dec. 13, at noon at Off-Shore Restaurant. If you see one of your classmates, be sure to remind them of this event.

Snowmobile Club

Hatchet Mt. Sno-Riders snowmobile club's next meeting will be Thursday, Dec.13, at 6 p.m. at Hope Corner Fire Station. They will have a potluck supper and then a Yankee Swap to follow. If you have questions call Rodney 763-3353.

Donated food

The Student Council would like to announce students at Hope Elementary School collected 693 cans and boxes of food, which were donated to Camden Area Christian Food Pantry. First-grade brought in the most with 125 items and the sixth-grade came in a close second with 122 items. Lindsey, Bryce, Emma, Aiden, Max and Ms. Soul would like to thank you for supporting their food drive.

Recipe for Friendship

The following is a first-grade recipe for friendship

1 cup of being nice

3/4 cup of sharing

1/2 cup of not being annoying

1/4 cup of being there for my friend

2 tablespoons of helping

1 tablespoon of making my friend feel good

1 teaspoon of liking the same things

1/2 teaspoon of keeping my hands to myself

1/4 teaspoon of hanging out together

Sprinkle of laughter

Pinch of not talking mean

Mix all the ingredients together and you end up with a GREAT friendship!

Apple pie magic

This pie was served at the last Midcoast Ladies Club and it sure tasted good. Why don't you try it? Use an 8-inch pie plate.

4 cups of sliced, peeled apples

2 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup soft butter or margarine

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 egg

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Put apples in greased 8-inch pie plate or 9-by-13-pan. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top. In a bowl mix butter, sugar, flour, egg and nuts together. Sprinkle on apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cut and serve plain or with cool whip or ice cream.

What was that?

The other day when son Chris was out on the front lawn at the Pearse Farm, his cell phone rang and upon answering it was a friend who was driving by. She told him there was a sheep in the field across from the farm in back of those marshmallows. Chris looked and looked and told her there was no such thing. He then went out back of the farm house and was working out there. He felt as though there was something behind him and sure enough there was this big ram. He watched for awhile, thinking where did that come from and what was he going to do with it?

But it ran down across the field and over in the field behind Ron and Dottie Wright's. When they looked out and saw it coming up the field toward their house, they thought what is this dirty looking thing? When it got up on their lawn they went out and caught it. A passerby stopped, asking what have you got there? They had to let it go, as they had an appointment. Next the ram went up the road toward Hope on Seacoast Road. Chris took some rope and went over the road to see where this ram went. It ended up at the sand and salt shed. After catching it and hitching it to a tree, Chris made several phone calls but no one knew anything about it. The animal control person could not come and get it, so Chris call Fred Monroe in South Hope who got his cattle trailer and came to get it. So if anyone knows who this sheep belongs to give Chris a call at 944-1083. So, you see you never know what you will see when you look out the window or driving by.

And you guessed it, I missed the whole thing!

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