Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Jan 30, 2014


Sympathy is extended to the family (wife and children) and friends of Everett Crabtree, a long-time resident of South Hope who passed away. Everett was a person who during the course of many years has done a lot for the town (being on several committees).

How much is a good tip?

Several weeks ago an article about Dr. Hart was in the paper. This brought to mind an incident told to me years ago. Many years ago Ralph Pearse was taken very ill and his wife called Dr. Hart. Dr. Hart replied that he would be right there (this was when house calls were common). The road were dirt and in some places impassable with vehicles - Dr. Hart made it to the upper end of the Barnestown Road (Hope Corner end) where he was met by Ralph’s young son William. William has taken the lantern and walked from his house to met the doctor - then escorted him back to his parents. When the doctor was done William made the walk again to show the doctor the way with his lantern. At a later date Dr. Hart was again in need of William and his lantern (for a different patient) when they got back to his car on this occasion the good Doctor tipped William for all his help - the tip was 35 cents. Can you see anyone doing this today?

Sweet Tree Arts

Sweet Tree Arts offers after school programming in Martial Arts 7-12s, Film, 7+, Art and Science 5-8s, Community Arts 8+ and a unique Color theory program for middle school students this winter. Sweet Tree Arts also offers preschool and adult programs, Date Night drop-offs and elephant life drawing.

Visit sweettreearts.org for a full winter schedule. Scholarships and transportation from Hope School are available. For inquires email sweettreearts@gmail.com or call 763-2770.

Field Trips

Students from local elementary schools have been visiting local businesses recently. Several students met with William Pearse at the Pearse Farm for a talk about farming and a tour of the barns. Other students toured Firefly Restoration and others visited Hope Elephants.

Dog Licenses

Don;t forget to license your dog(s) for 2014. The deadline for licensing is Jan. 31. After that there will be an automatic $25 late fee in addition to the licensing fee. The licensing fees are $6 for spayed or neutered dogs and $11 for non-altered dogs. You can license your dog at the Town Office, by mail, by phone, or online. If you have any questions please feel free to call the town office at 763-4199.

Kids Clay at Hope Spinnery (1st floor)

Avery Larned is offering a five-week introduction to ceramics for children ages 5 through 11. For more information or to register online, search Hope Clay or call 236-4798.

Ladies Club

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 11. at 10 a.m. at Hope Fire Station. Pizza will be served (Linda Mank and Darleen) and the program will be Valentine's Day.

Five Town Communities That Care

Looking for an opportunity to help promote healthy youth in our community? Five Town CTC has many volunteer opportunities available. Commitments can be as little as one hour a month, and we can match your skills/interests to the volunteer activity. For more information please contact Mariah Smith at 236-9800.

Bus Incident

There was a small accident Thursday morning. Bus 2 was rear-ended near Hope General Store. Everyone was fine and made it to school just fine. Please be aware of buses and children in the morning and middle of the afternoon as buses stop in different places depending on students.


We extend our sympathy to the family of David Larner - a former resident of South Hope whose children attended Hope Elementary School - who passed away last week.

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