Class lunch

The Camden class of 1960 will be holding their second class lunch tomorrow (Friday, June 10) at the Off Shore Restaurant. If you have questions call 763-3344 or 785-4136. They really want you to join them.

Hope school graduation

The Hope Elementary School graduation will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the school. The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 15.


It is time for you to sit down and think about who you are going to vote for. The polls will be open Tuesday, June 14 from 10 to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots are available. Selectmen/Assessor/Overseer of the Poor, two for three years; Jason Hall, Lewis Merrifield or Wendy Pelletier. School Committee, one for three years; Christine Alberi or Dawn Smith-Cole. Budget Committee three for three years; Janice Campbell, Mark Dierckes, Jean Ettlinger or Terry Miller. Road Commissioner one for three years; John Monroe.

You will also be asked to vote on the school budget, wind power development, 2011 amendments to the Town of Hope Addressing Ordinance, property assessed clean energy (PACE) ordinance, state to permit the operation of state liquor stores on Sunday and operation of state liquor stores or agency days other than Sunday. If you have any questions please call Kate at the town office 763-4199.

Food sale

Once again the Historical Society will be selling all those wonderful tasting assortment of food. So when you come to vote, stop by the food table. You know what wonderful cooks we have here in Hope.


The Midcoast Ladies Club will be selling raffle tickets on a beautiful quilt that is made and donated by Margaret Morse. Again you know what a great job she does. Raffle tickets will be sold all day at the polls.

Hazardous waste

Saturday, June 18 between the hours of 12:30 to 4 p.m. residents of Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport may bring items to the Solid Waste Corp. at 90 Union Street in Rockport. Items to bring: oil/alkyed-based paint (no latex), stains, thinners, paint strippers, solvents (e.g. Acetone), varnishes, lacquers, wood preservative, adhesives, rubber cement, waste fuels, (kerosene, gasoline and diesel), engine degreaser, brake fluid, antifreeze, hydraulic oil etc, poisons, insecticides, weed killers, pesticides, moth balls, hobby supplies and artist supplies. Also photography chemistry sets, nail polish remover, cleaners (oven, ammonia-based), drain openers, spot removers, swimming pool chemicals, aerosol cans (no empty containers), driveway sealers (oil based only), old fire extinguishers (carbon tetrachloride only), propane cylinders (20 pound cylinders and one-pound portable grill size cylinders) and other items you’re not sure about call Syd Leach at 236-7958. The fee this year is only $10/unit. A unit is five gallons or 20 pounds of hazardous waste.

Art in the Park

Sweet Tree Arts and the Hope Library offers Art in True Park this summer. June 1 through July 6. Join them on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in True Park for stories, art, songs and free play. Activities will be geared for 2 to 5-year-olds but all ages are welcome. Registration is not necessary. However if you think you may attend regularly email is helpful to plan for supplies. Rain location: Hope Library. Shade will be provided. Children please bring your parents. For more info email or call 763-2710.

Thank You, thank you

The Hope School is pleased to report that they have raised enough money for the Science lab renovations to receive the matching grant. They are currently at $100,000 but still a distance from the $140,000 that they need to complete the entire project. They are working to make construction happen this summer but they truly need the final $40,000 to make sure they can get it done. Please help them with this final push to make this opportunity for all of the students happen. The school would like to make special note of a contribution that came in last week of $180.20 from Charlie and Owen Cooper. Those two students have worked through their martial arts program’s community service requirement to personally contribute to the Science lab. The school is very proud of their work to make this room a reality. This shows that every penny helps. The final $40,000 needs to be raised before the project is completed at the end of August. If you know of any individual or business that may be able to help them complete this project please contact Molly Cole, Kate Bracher, Dawn Smith-Cote or Stephanie Southworth. Thank you all for your generous support of this project to help the school improve the level of Science instruction for all of the students.

Yes, I am still here

I want to thank all the people who called me and wanted to know where my column was last week. It was wonderful to know so many people read it. If you do not get Saturday issue then you missed it. It was published in that. Hopefully this will not happen again.