Hope news

By Francina Pearse | May 15, 2014


Hope Elementary PTO posts upcoming events as well as meeting minutes to the Facebook page (Hope School PTO - Parent Teacher Organization). Please “like” our page to stay informed. If you have any questions, please contact Jess Snyder at hopesnyders@yahoo.com.

Spring concerts coming up!

May 20 is the kindergarten through third-grade concert. Students should arrive at 5:50 p.m. (no earlier please – there will be noone to supervise the students) to their classrooms. Please wear your best clothes for the performance. The grades 4 through 8 concert will be Wednesday, May 28.

Spring Book Fair coming up!

Scholastic Book Fair starts May 19 and ends May 29. It will be open before and after both concerts but will be closed during the performances. We do need volunteers to help fill time slots. Please contact Gisela Bournival via email giselabournival@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Appleton Village School Dance – May 16

The Appleton eighth-grade students have decided to host a dance Friday, May 16, for all Five-town students in grades 6 to 8. Sign-up sheet is available in the office.

CHRHS Annual Plant Sale!

Spring is here! Plants are growing in the greenhouse! New and unusual plants available! The Horticulture and Gardening class’ annual sale will take place Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, at the greenhouse on campus. We have lots of vegetable and herb seedlings as well as a wide variety of annuals and perennials. Several new varieties, including heirlooms, can be found. Saturday, May 17, the sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6-packs and 4-inch pots are $3 each. Buy three and get a fourth for free. On Sunday, May 18, the sale will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Everything is buy one, get one free and the last hour everything is $1. All proceeds support the Horticulture and Gardening program and school gardens at CHRHS!! We hope to see you there!

Hope Library Open House – May 15

The Hope Library is hosting an Open House for the community to introduce our considerable new acquisitions and improvements.

The library invites all to come see the art, new books, furniture, enjoy refreshments and hear about future plans on Thursday, May 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hope library located in Hope Town Office, 443 Camden Road.

Shelves of new books, in all reading levels, are available to check out, and we have new library furniture as well. A website is now under construction at hope.lib.me.us that will have information about hours and procedures, as well as activities at the library.

The Hope library has also been the recipient of a gift of four works of art by Bernard (Blackie) Langlais through Colby College and the Kohler Foundation. The library will be on The Langlais Art Trail, organized by Colby Museum of Art, starting this summer, and featuring the artist's works in all the places they are displayed in Maine. The four pieces at the Hope Library will be on view at the open house.

Call 763-3553 for more information.

Rockport Boat Club Summer Sailing Program

The Rockport Boat Club Summer Sailing program for youths ages 6 to 18 kicks off its 2014 season in June. For more than 30 years, the primary mission of Rockport Boat Club has been to provide safe, fun and engaging sailing instruction for youth of member families and the community at-large. Come share the excitement of spending time on beautiful Rockport Harbor. Classes are open to all ability levels. New this year is online registration. Registration opened April 7. Please visit rockportboatclub.org and click on the Youth Sailing tab for details on class schedules and fees and other information.

Historical Society

The Hope Historical Society will meet Tuesday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hope Historical Home on Camden Road in Hope. All are welcome to attend.


Sympathy is extended to Linda Lewis (and family) on the death of her husband Paul Lewis.

Class of 1958

The Camden and Rockport Class of 1958 held their monthly luncheon at The Helm restaurant and it was well attended, 13 were there including some husband and wives. Next lunch will be Thursday, June 12, at The Helm. Please plan to attend. You do not need a reservation, just come. Some are getting back from the south so there should be some there that you have not seen all winter.

Class of 1960

They held their class lunch at The Offshore Restaurant with 17 attending. Their next meeting will be June 11 at the same restaurant at noon. Please plan to attend. You might see a classmate that you have not seen for a while.


In the future please fax 236-0345 or call me at 236-1085 to give me some news. I am looking for items to put in this column. It is getting time for family reunions (parties), so give me a call and let me know what is happening. If you fax me an item, be sure and put my name on the top of the paper.

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