Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell

Princeton Elementary School activities for the rest of this last week of January are: Wednesday, Jan. 27, Drama from 2-2;45pm, Cheering Practice 2:30 -4pm, Girls Scouts at 4pm, Girls’ Basketball 4-5:30 pm, and Minecraft Club from 2-3pm. On Thurdays, Jan. 28 the Second Quarter Recognition Assembly will begin at 1:15pm, Girls’ Basketball 3-4:40pm, and Boys’ Basketball 2-3pm. On Friday, Jan. 29, the Drama group will practice from 2-2:45.

Ellen Carle notes that the Sunrise Christian Church will be having a potluck luncheon following the Morning worship next Sunday, Jan. 31. Sunday School starts at 9am for all ages, Worship Service starts at 10am and the luncheon is to follow immediately after the Worship Service. Everyone is welcome to attend. Several people from the church traveled to the Nursing Home in Eastport on Sunday afternoon where they ministered to and fellowshipped with the patients there.

Family gathered at the home of Ernest and Ellen Carle  and Ruth Damon on Sunday to celebrate the 60th birthday of Ernest.(Happy belated Birthday!) A good time was enjoyed by all that were there. 1956 trivia revealed some fun facts such as: bread costing $.18, postage stamps $.03, eggs $.45,minimum wage was $1.00 and Dwight Eisenhower was President.

Last week the congregation of the Princeton Baptist Church greeted the candidate for pastor. Mike and Nancy Marshall hosted Jim Edgell with others providing some meals and some of the sight-seeing. He enjoyed meeting many community members as he was taken around town and out of town. This past Sunday the church members voted unanimously to invite him to be the pastor. In a phone call Sunday afternoon, he accepted and plans to move with his family into the parsonage as soon as possible during February. I hope to have an interview with him to include in a later column.

The Sunrise County Economic Council had a lot of offerings. I list the events coming the first part of February and will include the rest in another column. A reminder about the Washington County Leadership Institute which begins Feb. 12. Application materials and a $10.00 fee must be in to SCEC no later than Feb. 5. Call SCEC at 355-0983 or download at: Axiom Education and Training has several computer class offerings that are free, with a donation appreciated. For more information about them, contact them ro call 255-4917.


This coming Sat., Jan. 30, is the Contra dance and activities at the Cherryfield Academy. Last week’s column had the particulars about the planned activities or you can find them on the SCEC website. On Sunday, Jan 31, there will be a free photography presentation by Downeast Wildlife Photographer, Don Dunbar. the program  will begin at 3pm at the Eastport Arts Center.