Town News

Cassie Oakes

Not much news waiting for me when I got home from camp.  I know that there were several family reunions, company in the area visiting, Halloween at Pleasant Lake Campground and folks on trips. I sure hope that they contact me this week.  My contact information is at the end of this article.

The AES Summer Library met on August 9th with 24 children in attendance and 13 adults.  It was a great day to be outside and the kids really took advantage of the playground.  Blowing bubbles was a hit and second batch of homemade bubble solution had to be made.  Rocks were painted, photo frames made and sticker scenes made.  Oh, and of course books were signed out.  The gang joined together in the gym for a picnic lunch and enjoyed popsicles before heading home. August 16th will be the last day for Summer Library and parents, grandparents and organizers put their heads together for what they hope to be a fun day!

Marion Hunnewell hosted the People’s United Methodist Church’s (of Baileyville) Annual Picnic on her home on Pleasant Lake in Alexander on August 7th right after Sunday Worship.  Approximately forty folks attended the picnic where there was an array of great food (aren’t pot lucks the best).  John Gallant was the Barbeque Chef for the day and from what I heard made a mean hamburger and hotdog.  Games were played and folks enjoyed just relaxing and enjoying conversation on the deck and in the shade.  Thank you, Marion, for hosting this event yet again.

Don’t forget that Breakneck Mountain’s ATV club will be having their monthly meeting on August 31st at the Club House on the Cooper Road.  The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and all are welcome.

Work continues of the David McVicar Family Benefit that will take place on August 27th at the Grange Hall, Concessions, Chinese Auction and Free Games for the kids are being planned.  The fun will start at 10 and last until 1.  If you would like to offer your help or make a donation please contact Rhonda Oakes, Debbie Hanson, Susan Wallace, Ellie Sanford or Beverly Holst.

Condolences are being sent out to the family and friends of Melva Long, a long time resident of Alexander who passed away this week.  I am sure that the loss of Melva is leaving a hole in their lives.  Melva just lived up the road from me and was always very nice when I saw her.

Good thoughts are being sent out Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, David Carson, Susan McCray and Betty Gibbs.  And we can’t forget those caretakers who so lovingly take care of those they love.

Unfortunately, due to a computer glitch there will be no birthdays and anniversaries this week.  I will have a belated and an upcoming list for next week’s column.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Lucky loser this week at Randy’s Variety is Jan Sullivan.  If you want to know how to become the Lucky Loser, stop by Randy’s and ask for the details

I got home on Friday from an amazing week at Camp Capella.  I went swimming, fishing, boating, had dance parties, enjoyed a bonfire and ate s’mores and spent time with old friends and made some new ones. I’m most definitely hoping to go back next year!  Then to top off my week, I came home to my new bed (compliments of the Calais Hospital).  It is very comfortable, and it is most helpful with transfers since Mom can make the height lower for those and higher for helping me with getting dressed.  Thank You Calais Hospital for giving these beds to the community.

NEWS:, Facebook by phone at 454-2344 or dropping off a note at Randy’s Variety, leave news for me at AES, or mail to 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, Maine 04694.  Until next time, stay safe.