Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Nov 22, 2012

Historical Society

Did you remember that the Hope Historical Society meeting will be held next Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Society Home on Route 105? The speaker will be Chris Pinchbeck with a tour of his bagpipe business. Remember guests are always welcome.

Chorus at Opera House

The fourth- and fifth-grade chorus from Hope school will sing at Camden Opera House on Dec. 14 before the performance of "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students. (Chorus members will not pay admission).

Destiny Powers has been selected as a soprano for District III Honors Chorus. Earning a spot in District III Honors Band are Jillian Galloway, flute (who received top score in District III), Peter Galloway, trumpet and Warren Galloway, saxophone. Congratulations! All of their hard work has paid off.

Percent that voted

79 percent of the registered voters voted Nov. 6. There are 1,217 registered voters with 965 voting.

Snowmobile Club

The Hatchet Mt. Sno-Riders snowmobile club held election of officers at their last meeting, Nov. 8. The following were elected for the coming year: President Rodney Berry, Vice-President Clarence Keller, Secretary Nancy Keller, Assistant Secretary Jessica Snyder, Treasurer Linda Berry and Assistant Treasurer Peggy Ludwig.

Directors are Joel Morse, Bill Gould, Alex Ludwig, Todd Snyder, Wayne Smith and Rodney Berry. MSA Director is Todd Snyder. Assistant MSA Directors are Nate Pease and Rodney Berry. Trailmaster Wayne Smith, Coastal Regional Director Rodney Berry, Correspondent Lorraine Smith and Safety Director Clarence Keller also were chosen.

Their next meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Hope Corner Fire Station with pot luck supper and Yankee Swap.


Sympathy is extended to Viola Richardson and her family in the loss of her sister-in-law/Aunt, Dot Brownell, who lived for many years in the town of Hope.

Math League

On Thursday, Nov. 1, the school held the first meet of the Continental Math League. Students were given 30 minutes to complete six non-routine word problems. The top six scores for each class are submitted as a team score. The individual with the highest score is also recognized. There will be five meets throughout the school year. The results of the five meets were: Grade 6 highest scores: Charlie Cooper, Henry Cooper, Caleb DiLorenzo, Macy Pushaw, Katie Southworth and Grace Wrona. Grade 6 Highest Individual Score: Caleb DiLorenzo. Grade 7 Highest Scores: Kira Barley, Thomas Griebel, Zeb Pease, Olivia Powers, Aiden Roberts and Fiona Sewall. Grade 7 Highest Individual Score: Kira Barley, Thomas Griebel, Olivia Powers and Aiden Roberts (all with perfect scores). Grade 8 highest scores: Preston Ames, Will Davee, Erica Durkee, Warren Galloway, Brian Gunn and Louis Laurita. Grade 8 Highest Individual Score: Erica Durkee.

Congratulations to all. Later this month there will be math competitions for grades 3, 4 and 5. Team competition on Dec. 1.

Ladies Club

Nineteen of the 23 members of the Midcoast Ladies Club met Nov. 13 at Hope Corner Fire Station for a very busy business meeting. A moment of silence was held in memory of Faith Hart, who passed away last month. A Thanksgiving card was signed for Marion Jones. Betty Shaw had taken photos when the Ladies were up on the mountain and she had them made up for everyone. Betty also had made Thanksgiving items for each person.

Charlotte Pease reported on the huge basket full of items that was given to the fire company to sell raffle tickets on at the craft fair in October.

It was decided that next year we will again be selling chances on a quilt made by Margaret. She has all ready made the top of this quilt and it was shown. It has bright-colored flowers.

A discussion was then held on the future meetings, their programs, telephone list, who would be in charge of the meetings and many more items were discussed. Part of programs for 2013 were made up.

At noon members enjoyed pizzas and sandwiches from Hope General Store with Connie and Lois serving a wonderful-tasting apple dessert.

A silent auction was held.

Next meeting there will be election of officers, finish planning the programs, exchange Christmas gifts and cards (if members what do) with this meeting taking place at Off-Shore Restaurant at 10 a.m.

Senior Community lunch

Once again the Hope school will host their Senior Community lunch on Thursday, Dec. 6. They will start serving at 11 a.m. with the price per meal being $4.

They will serve baked ham, mashed potatoes, peas and corn, biscuit and salad bar. You must call the day before for your reservation at 785-4081.

Camden Senior Citizens

Last Thursday the Camden Senior Citizens gathered at the Masonic Lodge at Simonton Corner. During the business meeting it was announced that the committee had gathered and planned the programs for the coming year. It was also announced that a secretary was needed, plus a treasurer. If any one is interested in either of these positions please call Dick at 236-8279. It was also discussed to get more members or talk with the members who do not attend. Please think about this —you know they serve wonderful dinners provided by the Eastern Star Ladies.

A Christmas program will be provided by the Camden/Rockport High School for the next meeting.

Next meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Masonic Lodge with the Eastern Star Ladies providing lunch.

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