Burning permits

Burning permits are now available at the town office.

School budget

Don’t forget if you want to know all the details of the school budget for next year be sure attend a meeting at the Hope school on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. They will be going over each and everyone of the articles. This final budget will be voted on Tuesday, June 14 at the polls. Everyone is urged to attend.

Spring Book Fair

The spring book fair is fast approaching at the Hope school. It is a perfect time to stock up on great summer reading. For more information please visit the schools website at biikfairs.scholastic. com/homepage/hopehawks if you are able to volunteer an hour or two to help run the fair. Please contact Erika Schumacker at desch@midcoast.com or call 763-4442.

Camden Senior Citizens

Thursday, May 26 the Camden Senior Citizens will be holding their meeting at the Masonic Lodge at Simonton Corner at 10 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. Chris Adams will be presenting a program on Indian Artifacts. At noon, the Eastern Star Ladies will be serving lunch under the direction of Faye Carr and her helpers.

Room parents

It’s that time of the year again…time to express your interest in being a room parent for your child’s classroom. They try to have two Room Parents for each class. Teachers use these services in a variety of ways, such as…class parties, snacks for testing, holiday craft projects etc. The Hope School Volunteers also connect with these individuals to function as liaisons for the group and support other volunteer activities. The Room Parents for grades one, two and three also function as the planning committee for the school’s Pen Pal Program. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please email or call Mrs. Hathorne (e-mail: carol_hathorne@fivetowns.net or call 785-4081).

Summer tutoring

Sandra Faunce has taught at Hope Elementary School for 11 years in special education and academic intervention. She teaches children with a variety of kinesthetic techniques incorporating as many of their senses in the learning process as possible. She will be tutoring children in language arts and basic math skills this summer. Language arts may include letter naming/sounds, rhyming, spelling decodable and sight words, writing sentences to stories, reading comprehension and reading fluency in fiction and nonfiction. Math may include number concepts, math facts, telling time, measurement, as well as understand mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please give her a call for more information at 322-3283.

Midcoast Ladies Club

The Midcoast Ladies Club met last week at the Hope Corner Fire Station. Special speaker was Rev. Ralph Miller who spoke on gardening. For over an hour Miller educated the Ladies Club in how to plant and raise a garden. This included getting rid of bugs etc. During the business meeting the name was drawn for the scholarship which will be announced after high school graduation. Margaret Morse showed the quilt she had made and donated to the club to sell chances on at the polls on June 14. Volunteers are needed to sell the chances from 12 noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Please call me at 763-3751 if you can take one of these times. Special thanks to Margaret for doing such a great job making this quilt. This will be drawn off in the fall at the fair. Next meeting will be Sept. 13 and will be the picnic in Union. A successful silent auction was held. Lunch of sandwiches was purchased at the Hope General Store. Dessert and beverages were furnished by Margaret, Beverly and Gerry. Thanks to Betty for the whoopie pies.

Special thank you

Now that my birthday has come and gone I would like to thank all of you who gave me a call, gifts and for the many birthday cards. It sure is nice that I have so many friends.

Hooked on fishing

The Mike Sabins Memorial Youth Fish and Game Association will hold another “Hooked on Fishing” event sponsored by Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Saturday, June 4 on Seven Tree Pond at Ayer Park, Route 235 in Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No fishing license is required. Instruction, equipment and refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend. For more information, call Scot and Mary Sabins at 785-4076.