Washington news

By Charlotte Henderson | Feb 22, 2014

Adult basketball is back!

The Washington Recreation Committee is pleased to announce that adult Thursday night basketball at Prescott Memorial School is back in business. Each Thursday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. anyone 18-years-old or older is welcome (encouraged, even) to come play some basketball and have some fun. You don’t have to register, just show up. Any Thursday at 7 p.m. The Rec’ Committee looks forward to seeing you. FMI: call Adam Casey at 845-2089.

Hot-button topic under discussion

The Washington Board of Selectmen will host a meeting with State Rep. Deborah Sanderson, R-Chelsea and State Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Somerville Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Bryant Room of the Gibbs Library. The purpose of the meeting is to learn about the Maine Revenue Sharing Program and its impact on municipal budgets. Other Boards of Selectmen from District 52 are also invited. This is an outstanding opportunity to be informed of the impact funds from Revenue Sharing have on local property tax assessment (mil rate). Everyone is welcome to attend and bring their own questions or just listen in about this aspect of town finances.

Caucus time for Repubs, Dems

Caucus is a word I only hear every couple of years. It’s a meeting held by local members of political parties to select local officers, delegates, or candidates, to share information, and to develop teamwork and solidarity. Washington Democrats will hold their caucus Sunday, March 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library. Knox County Republicans are doing a county-wide “super-caucus” Saturday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. at Rockland District Middle School with individual town teams meet separately following the general meeting.

Help raise funds for school show

Everyone can help Prescott Memorial School present their annual school play by donating their returnable bottles and cans for the next few weeks. The students present a show each spring through the Children’s Stage Adventures program which supplies costumes, props, and coaching. This is a terrific experience for the kids who are collecting returnables to cover the cost of the program. Cans and bottles (with the Maine returnable label) can be dropped in the little white trailer parked on the road right in front of the school. If you need them to be picked up, call 845-2424 to make arrangements. In a few weeks students will be ready to “hit the boards” on stage at Prescott. Attend if you can. It’s fun for the students and audience alike. And don’t forget to drop off your returnables!

Signs of spring

After shoveling snow for the umpteenth time, every indication that spring will come brings a sigh of relief. One sure hint is seed sales. Prescott Memorial School is right out there with that, too. The seed sale is the annual Help Prescott Grow fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Group and it’s already under way. There are 25 easy to grow varieties of Fedco Seeds to choose from and you can order direct to Fedco (online) or fill out a form at the school. All orders with the payment must be done by Friday, March 7. To order online use the “regular” or “organic” forms at fedcoseeds.com/forms/prescott.pdf or fedcoseeds.com/forms/prescottOG.pdf. Questions? Call the school at 845-2424 or Sherry Casas at 845-2207.

Snow and Snowmobile Club

Washington’s Hill & Gully Riders Snowmobile Club has had its work cut out — and then some — this season. We usually think of snowmobiling as a carefree, wind-in-your-face, outdoor activity for adults and families, which it is. In addition, though, snowmobile clubs take on responsibility for maintaining local trails by grooming them and clearing fallen branches in winter and improving and repairing them during the summer. Hill & Gully Riders work with land-owners, other clubs, and state agencies to keep a unique 41-mile network of travel corridors available for the safety and enjoyment of all. We want to say “thanks” to the handful of willing workers in the club. In turn, the club wants to thank these local business for their membership this year: Bartlett’s Garage, Bowman’s Welding, Goodnow’s Corner Store, Paul’s Performance, Tim Jackson Salvage, Wade Bartlett Logging, and Washington Auto Parts.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.