Town News

Cassie Oakes

This week let’s start with some news from AES.

Forms went home on Friday for students to have their flu shot at school on Friday, October 24th.  For more information, you can contact the school.

The 7th and 8th grade students are selling Fresh Organic Garlic 6 oz. for $3.00.

There are a few AES Tee-Shirts and Sweatshirts available at AES at a reduced price.  Please check with Brenda in the office for sizes and prices.  These would make a great Christmas gift!

Parents in Grades 3-7 who have received an email still need to set up their child’s Ipads.  If you need help or access to the internet you are welcome to come to the school and (Brenda McDonough) will assist you.  If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call the school at 454-2623. 

Don’t forget about the AES-PTG Annual Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, October 25th from 9:00-2:00, there is NO Admittance Fee.  Lunch will be available, including soups, hotdogs, chili, sweets and assorted beverages. There will also be a good variety of vendors and even several new ones, which has never been seen before.  Mrs. Hill told me she can always squeeze in a table or two more, so if you would like to rent a space give AES a call.  If you are a shopper come out and see all the different arts on sale.

While at the Craft Fair, please use the opportunity to check out the awesome Pumpkin Patch and other art work down by the Library. Pre-K through Grade 3 have been reading books about fall during their Library time and making some great Art on that topic.  Grade 4, 5 and 6 have been working on Library Skills most recently doing a Scavenger Hunt during Library and the 7th and 8th graders are working on research projects.  While at AES be sure to check out the rest of the displays in the halls of the students classroom work, reports and art.

Congratulations to AES 7th grader, Kyle Richard for finishing first place over in the Championship Cross Country Meet, held at the Moosehorn on October 15th.  Kyle ran for the Woodland Jr. High team.  Kyle’s younger brother, Alex also ran for Woodland Elementary this fall.

When recognizing those playing fall sports, I believe I left out Keegan Newman.  Keegan attended AES and now is a senior at CHS and on the Golf Team.  He is the son of the late Joe and Marybeth Newman and the grandson of Donny and Gert Newman of Alexander.

Did you know we have Royalty in Alexander!  Congratulations to CHS Homecoming King, Ryan Howell.  Ryan attended AES in his younger days and now is a senior at CHS. Ryan is the son of Mike and Diana Howell, of Alexander. 

Looking for something fun and free to do on Halloween Night?  The Church of the Open Bible in Alexander is having a Harvest Party on October 31st from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Costumes are welcome, but nothing scary please.  There will be games, face painting, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and more.  Everyone is welcome to come and have some fun!

The Alexander Grange met on Wednesday, October 15th.  The regular business included a re-cap of the last Hunters’ Lunch and the beginning stages of the next one, which will take place on November 11th (Veterans’ Day).  It will be free for the Veterans.  The proceeds will go to the Calais Food Pantry.  The Lecturer’s Program was all about Halloween, which included a bit of History, Trivia, Poems, Jokes and songs were sung.  It was very informative and funny.  The Mystery March contained two winners, for the men’s side, Dale Holst and on the Lady’s side, Tracy Stange.  Also a bit of Grange wisdom and instruction was given from Pike Seavey.  The meeting concluded with a nice conversation and delicious refreshments.

This week I was fortunate enough to attend two movies.  For the first one, I went to Orono with my Beckett Center friends to the Spotlight Cinemas.  Some of my friends saw Dracula Untold, but I don’t like scary movies, so I decided on seeing a fun comedy, called “Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”.  I highly recommend it to anyone who likes funny movies.  For my second movie of the week, Mom and I went to People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville for a Free Movie Night and saw Disney’s “Planes”.  They even provided free popcorn and a beverage.  It was a very well-attended event and I was happy to see some Alexander families there as well.  I really enjoyed this movie as well and am looking forward to PUMC’s next movie night.

The Lucky Loser at Randy’s this week was David McClure.

If you have news for the column you can get them to me by email at, contact me on my facebook page, by phone at 454-2344 (if I’m not home please leave a message), or dropping off a note at Randy’s Variety for me and Dad will make sure I get them.  You can also leave news for me at AES. Of course you always have the option of snail mail, 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, Maine 04694. Until next time, stay safe.