Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Nov 15, 2012

Historical Society

Tuesday, Nov. 27, (note the change of date) the Hope Historical Society will be holding their meeting at the Society Home on Camden Road at 9:30 a.m. Speaker will be Chris Pinchback, telling about old Sweetland Tavern (do you remember where that was?) He will also speak about his new business of making bag pipes. This will be followed by a tour of his business. Remember visitors are always welcome.

Blue Ribbon School

Don't forget the school/community celebration Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. Sen. Susan Collins will be at the school to officially present the National Blue Ribbon School award to Hope School. Everyone shares a part of this wonderful honor and they would love to celebrate this with the community. Remember to wear blue and white on that day.

Sell used equipment

Take the items you want to sell to the Snow Bowl on Friday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 8 p.m. To save time you can pre-register your equipment on line at http://sites.google.com/site/chrhsskisale. You set the price; the ski team keeps 25 percent you get 75 percent. You can set a lower Sunday price for any items that do not sell on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon pick up a check for 75 percent of what was sold and take home any items that didn't sell.

Books needed

The Hope School needs more books for the free book table. Please feel free to return books to the free table when done with them.

Ballet Company

Atlantic Ballet Company is pleased to announce opening night for the Nutcracker is Nov. 30. A very special offer is being made to students/families in Hope for this show only. Adult tickets will be discounted from $20 to $15 and student tickets, normally $14 will be $10. Don't miss this great opportunity. Discount tickets will be available to Hope residents and may only be picked up at the Hope Elementary School office. Don't miss their own Guinevere Haskins and Lily Wetherington performing once in this holiday favorite.

Ski sale

The Camden Hills Regional High School ski team will hold its annual ski sale at the Camden Snow Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to make some money on snow sport equipment that is outgrown or no longer used. At the same time you can get some great deals on used equipment such as skis (both Nordic and downhill), boots, poles, snowboards, skates, helmets, car carriers, etc.


Sympathy is extended to Bob Crabtree and daughter Pat in the loss of their wife/mother Agnes Crabtree. The Crabtrees lived in Hope for many years.

Sympathy also extended to Earl Pearse and family in the loss of Earl's sister Bertha Dickey. Other relatives living in Hope are cousins Geneva Hall, Florence Beverage, Barbara Ludwig and William Pearse. Bertha and family lived in Hope many years ago.

Thank you

Hope Historical Society would like to give a big thank you to all people who purchased food. If you came to vote at the first of it, you would of seen all of the food that members made. There was more than what would be on three tables and they sold it all thanks to you. On the other table there were many items Florence Merrifield had made. Thanks go to Florence plus you people who purchased items from this table.

Winners are

The following is a list of the people who had tables at the craft fair and who won the door prizes they donated:

Mary Lou and Kathy Carver donated a hat which was won by Jesse Jacobs, Mary Jane Rowland donated a bookmark won by Jenna Cohen, Marcie Howard donated a felt pin won by Elsie Crabtree and Kara Adolphson donated booties in a basket won by Ruth Cassaday.

Margaret Morse donated knitted dishcloth and pot holder won by Andi Jett, Elaine Colwell donated ornament and cookie won by Maddie Holt, Kerin Lindahl donated snack pack won by Emma Mitchell and Blenda Risteen donated nightlight and knitted bib won by Dena Davis.

Dawnelle Sutton donated book toothfairy pouch won by Jane Sigsbee, Ruth Winchenbach and Wendy Eaton donated a table square won by Nancy Howard, Lisa Holt donated earrings won by Kathleen Daniel and Julie Brown and Shirley Berry donated canned goods won by Nancy Ahlqust.

Holly Page donated earrings won by Ruth Winchenbach, Lisa Durkee donated mug set won by Marty Canbin and Mary Fryman donated mittens won by Allison Davis. The school volunteer group raffle of basket full of kitchen goodies was won by Kara Adolphson. The big basket full of everything donated by the Midcoast Ladies Club was won by Margaret Morse.

Voting Results

In case you did not see it in last weeks paper the following is a list of how the voting went in Hope: Barack Obama 545, Mitt Romney, 38, Jill Stein 16, Gary Johnson, 13 and Ron Paul 2. Senator: Angus King 539, Charles Summers 290, Cynthia Dill 86, Andrew Dodge 12, Danny Dalton 7, Stephen Woods 2.

Representative to Congress (District 1) Chellie Pingree 591 and Jonathan Courtney 327. State Senator (District 12) Christopher Rector 458 and Edward Mazurek 422. Representative to Legislature (District 44) Jethro Pease 468 and Lloyd Chase 422.

Register of Probate, Elaine Dostie Hallett 653. County Commissioner (District 3) Roger Moody 659. Knox County Budget Committee (District 7) William Jones (Declared write-in) 76.

Question 1: Citizen Initiative-Same sex marriage yes - 544, no - 395.

Question 2: bond issue - Maine higher education no - 480, yes - 421.

Question 3: bond issue - conservation yes- 573, no - 335.

Question 4: bond Issue - transportation yes - 636, no - 273.

Question 5: bond issue - water yes- 519, no - 380.

Local Article 2 (Land Use Ordinance) yes - 559, no - 326.

A total of 965 voted.

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