Town News

Sharon Norman

Princeton Red Hatters met and dined in style over the weekend at The Old School Family Restaurant.  Much to the delight of those that attended, the decorative cake sporting the red hat with purple ribbon made by Susan Cilley was enjoyed.  As the saying goes, when one door closes another opens, this could not be a truer statement.  Bidding our farewells to Sugar-n-Spice made many of us not ready to close that door.  However, just hearing that the family restaurant will now be a place to order one’s bakery needs has made for a welcomed new door opening. Please call the restaurant for more specifics and hours for the bakery. 

A picker’s delight was enjoyed over this past weekend in Waite.  As mentioned in last week’s column, the proceeds of the table fees and BBQ at the Waite General Store Yard Sale benefitted the Princeton Grange.  In addition to that well received donation, volunteers had tables to sell items for the Princeton Public Library.  Both organizations are presently working to restore and replace parts of their buildings.  Donations for the library can be mailed to Town of Princeton, PO Box 408, Princeton, ME  04668.  Grange donations, please mail to Princeton Grange, PO Box 112, Princeton. The general consensus of restoring the grange is that by restoring it to the original state it will make an historical treasure for years to come.  Some people have asked me, “Do you think it will actually ever happen?” Well, my answer is, “It will if enough people support it.” 

Along that similar line, I am always encouraged by folks when I submit a bit of history either in this column or a separate photo with description.  While out “picking” I had a kind soul say he and his wife are considering donating a few of their lifetime collectibles to the Princeton Historical Society when it is reactivated.  Also, understanding they want to be reassured their donations remain on public display and not placed in someone’s private collections. So, when the time comes, those in the organization will do their best to gather many of the earlier items that were collected for public viewing so once again early Princeton will be on display.  

News in from the St Croix Regional Health Center: The Affordable Care Act aimed at improving health insurance coverage for all is about to begin on Oct, 1, 2013.  The market place will allow everyone to access information about insurance plan options and costs.  Anyone needing help with enrollment or just information can contact Sue Mahar – Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator at the St. Croix Regional Health Center. 

A very special hello this week goes out to Cyrena Nelson Neeley who now makes her home in W VA but forever holds Princeton very dear in her heart.  Upon returning home after the reunion, Cyrena wrote that she wished she could have stayed here longer.  Receiving the Princeton Women’s Club photo from Cyrena along with their last booklet, made it possible to share the photo in last week’s Advertiser with others. Thank you and thanks for telling me that you now have another subscription to the Advertiser just so you can keep informed with the Princeton Happenings!

Sunrise Christian Church heard from their area mission director, Bryce Whiting who is in Africa this week.  Solar powered MP3s loaded with the scriptures and paid for by Sunrise Christian are going into the hands of African women who cannot read.  Next week they will be launching - Christmas in October Mission emphasis, joining many other Advent Christian churches that get gifts to missionary families well before Christmas.  Following church on the 29th, parishioners will be making apple cider with Brad Potter, whose apple press was owned last by Bill Hayward and before that by the Paul Ward family.  The church members are making good progress gathering winter clothing for a late October drive to distribute clothing to children.

Until next week, keep your happenings coming, or 796-2723, please, leave a message.