Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell

Ernest Carle returned Saturday from Oregon with his boss, Ernie Neptune. They attended the Intertribal Timber Council meeting in North Bend, hosted by the Coquille tribe. The four days at the “Mill” hotel included two tours in the area featuring tribal property and many excellent presentations. See photo.

 On Thursday, June 12, Audrey Bailey, Sharon Goding, Judy Knapp, Nancy Marshall, and Elizabeth Mitchell took a day trip to Ellsworth and Acadia National Park. We met Bonnie Carter in Reny’s parking lot (and stopped to shop, of course) and Bonnie joined us for the trip. After a picnic lunch looking out at the receding tide, we drove through the park, stopping to walk up lookouts to see the views. By mid-day, it was quite hazy. We then stopped at the Sonogee to visit with Helen Elsmore. Heading home, we made stops at Jordan’s for ice cream treats, L.L. Bean’s, and then walked through a model home designed like the one Tim and Bonnie Carter are having built for their home in Ellsworth. A beautiful day until we were almost home when we drove into brief but torrential downpours.

 Sharon Norman shares these items:

Please note that the Paint and Pour benefit scheduled for June 20th at the Greenland Point Center has been cancelled. The next scheduled benefit is July 25th with more information coming soon for that date.

 The Princeton Farmers’ Market has started with two well-attended seedling sales. Please bring your children to the market on West Street on June 25th for the Kids’ Day where children will be taking part in a scavenger hunt, planting radishes, learning about chickens with an egg demonstration, and taking part in a cupcake walk accompanied by Mary Sossong on the fiddle. Machias Savings Bank employees will be helping with their enthusiasm and handing out coloring books. This is a first year to host a kids day so it should be a lot of fun for area children. the Grand Opening for the Farmers’ Market is July 2nd so come to the market sporting your red, white, and blue. Music by the UKE NIKES and a barbecue will help kick off this growing season.

 Friends of Princeton’s Flea Wheeling Day scheduled for July 18th will be here before we know it. Calling all organizations and clubs who need to raise money-this is a good chance to do so. You can bring your yard sale/flea market items and set up as large an area as needed. There will be more information to follow in an ad in July, but please consider taking part to make this a fun event. No FEE, a donation will be welcomed. In town, out of town, all flea market vendors are encouraged to come and spend the day in Princeton. Call 796-2723 for more information.

 A ‘Heads-up’ notice to Princeton’s citizens: The TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on June 30th to close out books for the fiscal year. On July 3, both the Town Office and Library will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July. 

 We have had to change the date of the installation of new flooring for the library to the WEEK OF JUNE 22-through the 26th. The LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED during that time. IF any further adjustments in dates are needed, they will be posted on the library door, at the Town Office, and on the Community Board at the Foodmart.

 Two Summer Reading Programs: The books are in for the adult book discussion group. If you haven’t signed up, it isn’t too late. We have a good time five Monday nights during the summer discussing the theme books. This year’s theme is Growing Up Across Cultures. Our first book discussion is Monday night, June 29 at 7pm. We hope to meet at the library provided the floor is done. Participants will be notified if we need to meet at the Community Room as we have the last several years. Call or come to the library to sign up-796-5333. 


 As in past years, we invite children to sign up at the library indicating they will read through the summer and join in a celebration at the library before school starts in the fall. Is your child not reading, yet? You can still sign up and read TO your child. It all counts as participation. Notices were delivered to the school to go home with the students today. As it was at the last minute, staff may not have had time to get them handed out. My bad timing.