Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Feb 21, 2013

Hope Library Speaker Series

Hope Library kicked off the winter speaker series with a wonderful multimedia presentation by Tim Caverly about the Allagash Wilderness area.

Next in its series of Maine writers, the library will host poet Russell Buker on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Hope Town Office. Mr. Buker will read from his five new books, and will also lead a discussion about the pros and cons of self-publishing, based on his experience. The talk is free and open to the public. Hope Town Office is located in Hope Corner, routes 105 and 235. For more information, please call 785-4443.

Lea Wait, Maine novelist, will follow in March.

Condolences

Sympathy is extended to Donna Rich and Don Chapin on the loss of Donna's sister and Don's aunt Katherine (Kitty) Chase who passed away last week while shoveling snow.

Baby Shower

At Hope Community Bible Church last Saturday a very large baby shower was held for Holly Landry – the baby is due the beginning of March.

Giant Thank You

The clients at Windward Gardens were very lucky when we had that giant snow storm in that several of the people who work here stayed for two days to help out the residents.

Family Snow Day

Hope Community Bible Church will host a family snow day on Saturday, Feb. 23. This event will be at Hope Community Bible Church, outdoors with a hot dog roast.

Class Reunion

By now all members of the class of 1958 of Camden and Rockport should have received a blue postcard announcing the 55th reunion. This event will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, at MicMac Family Campground located on Route 17 in Union. If you have not received one please contact Janan Vaughn by calling 236-9611, mail 4 Beacon Ave., Camden, ME 04843; or George Winslow at 763-3343, 6 Winslow Drive, Lincolnville, ME 04849. A letter will be sent to all classmates in July with further information.

Snow storm

If you missed last weeks column, it was because of the snow storm. You people who are reading this will not know how much snow we got.  In my room the snow was up to the middle of the window. The only thing I could see was the sky.

At this writing Feb. 15, the snow has melted a lot but more, I guess, is expected this weekend. In the Hope area they had drifts as high as 4-feet in one storm - in this writing (Monday, Feb. 18 ) there was more snow. The snow is so light and fluffy it is blowing all around. People are still plowing and digging out.

We all agreed that we have enough now. It is real good for people with skiing, kids sledding and snowboarding.

Birthday Party

A small birthday party for Chris Pearse (48) and Bill Pearse Jr. (49) last Sunday at Windward Gardens. The family of six enjoyed a haddock dinner cooked and provided by Linda. Special birthday cakes with special custom made toppings – Bill's had a cat and Chris's had a cow – made by Kristen Keller.

Ladies Club

On Tuesday the 27th, the ladies met at Graffam’s restaurant in Camden for lunch, which was very good. I even got to go. Everyone was very helpful to me.

Items were brought in to make up a basket of goodies for a family in Hope.

Class Lunch

Fourteen members of the class of 1958 (Camden and Rockport) enjoyed a great lunch at The Waterfront restaurant recently. The next lunch will be March 14 at The Waterfront restaurant at noon.

Valentine Lunch

More than 50 people enjoyed a special Valentine lunch at Windward Gardens.

Thank you

A special thank you to my niece Teresa. For over the past few months she has helped me with this column.

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