Elizabeth Mitchell

  The activity schedules posted for Princeton Elementary School include: Wed., Dec. 2-Drama Practice from 2 to 2:45 and Girls Scouts meet at 4pm. On Thursday, Dec. 3rd there will be Floor Hockey with Mrs. Bailey’s team vs Mr. Hikel’s team from 2 to 2:45.

On December 5th the Friends of Princeton are again sponsoring the annual Tree Lighting in Legacy Square beginning at 6pm. There will be caroling with refreshments after at the fire station between Legacy Square and the town office. The newly formed Parks and Recreation committee is sponsoring games for children before the Tree Lighting.

The Sunrise County Economic Council listed some activities beginning with a documentary movie. It will be shown at the Lubec Memorial Library at 1pm on Sunday, Dec. 6. The title is: Sensitive-The Untold Story. It tells about individuals who may be easily overwhelmed and over-stimulated, having difficulty making decisions, highly empathetic and emotional, and bothered by noise, chaos, and time pressure. For more information about the presentation, contact:

The Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce is having their 6th Annual Eastport Historic Homes Christmas Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 & 6 from 1-5pm. Tickets are available at $15 each. Tickets may be purchased at: The First Bank in Calais and Eastport, Bangor Savings (Calais and Eastport) and at The Commons, Port O’ Call, Raye’s Mustard Mill-all in Eastport or by calling 853-0800. Group discounts are available. The Tour features nine homes, public spaces, and condos of all ages decorated for the holidays. Using a colorful, descriptive program, the tour is self-directed and includes a map. Refreshments will be served at the new Eastport Visitor Information Center at 141 Water Street both afternoons from 3-5pm. For more information call Jeanne Peacock at 853-8122 or 214-1855 or e-mail: Looking ahead to New Year’s celebrations, Machias has announced it is hosting the 1st Annual Lobstah Drop celebration. It will include fireworks. I will include more information in the next column. If you can’t wait, Bill Burke will answer your questions at: 974-9694.


Three of us Princeton citizens have taken senior citizen college classes this semester offered through Washington County Community College. One of us has taken their free courses other semesters. Two of us are new at it. The history class has focused on Downeast History/Washington County and has featured field trips each week. When a class involved distance driving for most of the class, an expenses-paid mini-van from the college was available. Of course, not all the courses offered involve field trips. An Introduction to Drawing class interested me-I’ve ‘specialized’ in childlike stick figures all my life, but have envisioned beautiful artwork in my head. In the class, among some very gifted artists, I have made some progress, surprising myself now and then when something actually turns out somewhat as I first imagined it. The instructor is low-key and always finds something on the paper to compliment. I’m encouraged to leave the recliner and wood fire the coming months and try at least one course, even though I don’t relish the cold and am sometimes iffy driving of winter. I’m checking out the college website to see what is available. I carpool for one class now, and if I find a course to take and there are others in Princeton who enroll, I’m willing to carpool again. Check out the college website or call them.