The taxes in the town of Hope are due April 30 not as previously reported.

Senior Community Lunch

…happens April 4 – be sure to call the school at 785-4081 and tell them that you are coming.

Historical Society

The meeting is Tuesday, April 16, at the fire station. Program begins at 7 p.m., the speakers will be Hope and Fred Angier. They will speak on antique arts. The meeting will take place prior to the speakers.

Hope's Oldest Citizen

William Pearse will celebrate his 93rd birthday on April 12. How about sending him a birthday card or stop by and visit for a few minutes? His address is Windward Gardens, 105 Mechanic St., Camden, ME 04843.

Class of 1958

Class lunch Thursday, April 11, at noon at the Waterfront Restaurant.

Class of 1960

Luncheon Friday, April 12, at noon at the Offshore Restaurant.

Book Fair Thanks

A huge thanks goes to all volunteers who manned the Book Fair and to those who came to shop!

Pens for Sale

The Student Council is selling a limited quantity of Hope Elementary School pens for $2 each. Please see any Student Council member, Ms. Soule, or stop in the office to purchase one of these fine writing utensils.

Sweet Tree Arts

Sweet Tree Arts is open for Spring and Summer registrations. Visit to see a list of classes and workshops.

Hope Elementary School

Dates to remember: April 12 – early release and April 15 – 19 is vacation week.

Travel Teams Wrap-Up

The FiveTown Basketball travel teams wrapped up their season last weekend. One outstanding player was selected from each team and our own Kelsie Merrill was named Outstanding Player from the Girls 7/8 All-Tournament team. Congratulations Kelsie!!

National Conservation Poster Contest

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through grade 6 with an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. Poster theme follows the annual stewardship theme of National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). The contest highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations.

Winning Artwork to be Displayed

First Bank NA at 63 Union St. in Rockland has generously offered to display this year's winning posters in their lobby. Winners include: Mary Hastings, grade 1; Sophia Ryan, grade 2; Anna Jordan, grade 3; and Evie Bracher, grade 5. Honorable mentions include: Lilly Curtis, grade 2; Ella Pierce, grade 5; and Dominic Robert, grade 1.

Daughters 'n Dads

An additional series – back by popular demand after March sessions filled. Knox County and Lincolnville girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 and dads or other significant male adults in their lives are invited. Dates are Thursday, April 4, Thursday, April 11, and Thursday, April 25. This series is free but you must register to participate. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today – contact Nancy Laite at 236-6313 ext. 2 or at the YMCA.

Summer Youth Music Camps

The University of Maine is offering Summer Youth Music Camps for grades 5 – 8. Offerings include Musical Theatre, Concert Band, Chorus and Jazz Ensemble. These camps are a wonderful way to improve your child's musical skills, make friends and just have a great time. For more information please contact Mrs. Burcalow at


Sympathy is extended to Alan and Jane Carr and family on the loss of Alan's mother, Madlyn Carr of Camden.

Wedding Anniversary

Everyone is invited to William and Francina Pearse's 50th wedding anniversary party on April 21at Hope Corner Fire Station from 1 to 4 p.m. No gifts – cards are welcome.

Ladies Club

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 9, at the fire station. Everyone will be playing Beano, the club will furnish all prizes, the business meeting will follow. New officers will be elected – Vice-President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Mystery Ride person. Mystery ride for May is in planning.