Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration will take place at Hope Elementary School on May 6. It will be a time to complete paperwork, meet the teacher and see the classroom. Screening will be held in August. Anyone with a child turning 5 years old on or before Oct. 15 should call the office at 785-4081 to schedule an appointment. There will be no school for current kindergarten students that day.

Ladies Club

The Midcoast Ladies Club will be holding their meeting Tuesday, May 10 at the Hope Corner Fire Station starting at 10 a.m. A speaker will talk on gardening. At noon a silent auction will be held so bring all your items who want to get rid of while spring cleaning your house. Lunch will be furnished for a fee of $5. Be sure to bring small dishes to put leftovers in which the club needs to leave at the station. During the business meeting the scholarship will be drawn. If you have questions call 763-3751 or 236-8691. See you there.

Class lunch

The classes of Camden/Rockport of 1958 will be holding their class lunch on Thursday, May 12 at noon at the Helm in Rockport. Tell all your classmates so to have a big turn out.

Class of 1960

The Camden High School class of 1960 will be holding their lunch at the Offshore Restaurant on Friday, May 13 at noon. If you have questions call 785-4316 or 763-3344. Tell all your classmates so a large turn out will attend. Plus you will see a special visitor.

Civil War artifacts

The Hope Historical Society needs your help. They are going to change the exhibit in the display cabinet a the Hope Town Hall. They would like to borrow any Civil War artifacts that you would like to loan them. They will take excellent care of the items and return them to you later. If you have items call Ann at 763-3274 or Faith at 763-3108.

Vegetable seeds

Yes it is getting time to plant or think about planting your gardens. The Hope Elementary School is selling vegetable and flower seeds this spring for $1.50 per package with all profits benefiting the gardening program. They have the following seeds: cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, bush beans, carrots, zucchini, basil, snap peas, beets, radishes, zinnias, Swiss chard and nasturtium seeds. They are on sale now.

Nomination papers

The following people have taken out nomination papers for the following positions: two Selectmen/Assessor/Overseer for three years: Lewis Merrifield, Jason Hall and Wendy Pelletier. Budget Committee – three positions for three years; Terry Miller, Mark Dierckers, Janice Campbell and Jean Ettlinger. School committee one position for three years; Dawn Smith-Cote and Christine Alberi. Road Commissioner – one for three years; John Monroe.

Box tops

The schools latest submission to Box Tops for Education has netted $143.50 for the Hope School. They want to thank you and please keep them coming.

Mark your calendars

The spring concert at the Hope school will be held Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. just before Memorial Day weekend. The students are learning to create beautiful, rhythmic and lively sounds with voices and instruments. When asked for volunteers to help keep a steady beat, play an instrument, or lead a song, nearly every hand goes up. This indicates both comfort and confidence among the students and tells Mrs. Bragg, the music teacher, that they are in for another fun concert at the end of the year.

Remember that you are welcome to come and observe your child’s music class at any  time. Please contact her at for scheduling details.

Camden Senior Citizens

Dr. Eric Betz, Chiropractic & Wellness was the guest speaker at the Camden Senior Citizens meeting that was held last Thursday with 30 people learning about protein, water and fat. An informational sheet to assist everyone was passed out. Dr. Betz educated everyone with a great sense of humor. His office is located at Lincolnville Beach on Route 1. The next meeting will be May 26 with a guest speaker which will be announced. (Yes I did find him). An excellent lunch was served by the Eastern Star Ladies.

Giant thank you

The Hope Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all the people who attended their public supper April 30. Thanks also to the people who did the cooking for the supper and for the food auction. The food auction was huge success and so was the supper.