Town News

Cassie Oakes


Don’t forget folks this column is of historic value to future generations, so please share your information with me so folks will know what Alexander was like way back in 2016.  My contact information is at the end of the column.

The Alexander Town Clerk, Karen Poor wanted me to let you know this Halloween she is going to have Trunk or Treat at the Town Office.  She would like to encourage people to come out and decorate the trunk of their cars or beds of their trucks and pass out candy to the children that they may not have seen had they stayed home.  Also it makes for a safe environment for the parents to take their children to. Karen is planning for the Trunk or Treat to take place from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  People can contact Karen if they wish to be involved, so she can keep track of what room is available at the office and is hoping for a good turnout and hopefully the start of a new fun tradition. Also more details of Trunk or Treat are on the event/entertainment tab on the Alexander Website at  There are also a few pictures on the site to give people a few ideas of to perhaps decorate their vehicles.

The Alexander Grange met on Wednesday, October 5th with not enough members in attendance to hold a regular meeting.  But that didn’t stop the folks in attendance. They moved the chairs and tables for the upcoming Harvest Lunch, and after the work was done they had some homemade pumpkin ice cream made by Debby Hanson and told stories of some of their favorite characters of past days.  It was even stated at the end of the conversation some of the stories should be written down so not lost for future generations.  

Years ago when I was a student at AES I was part of the History Club and I interviewed Mildred Holst and Doris Edgerly for a project and both those ladies talked on tape for me.  Mom and I gave those tapes to family members who have said how nice it was to have their loved ones voices to listen to now that they are gone.  Something to think about…. 

The folks planning the 2016 Community Christmas Party have already started to talk about what they should do this year with a few new ideas in the works.  There will be a planning meeting of FOG (Friends of the Generations) on Tuesday, October 18th at 2:30 p.m. in the AES Library.  If you would like to become part of the planning and executing of this event please think about coming to the meeting.  This event really is community involved the more hands the better!

The AES-PTG is in the midst of planning a Craft Fair for October 22nd, if you are interested in reserving a space or would just like more information you can contact Emma Hill at 454-3751 or AES during school hours at 454-2623. 

Good thoughts are being sent out Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Carolyn Chretien, Joan Dodge, Vance Webber, Harry Smith, Dawn Winchester, Karen Moraisey, Lawrence Lord and Diane Richendollar.   Who is missing from this list, please let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.  And we mustn’t forget those caretakers who so lovingly take care of those they love.

Upcoming Birthday wishes go out to Tim Daley, David Sousa, Cassandra Niles, Janelle Randall, Martin Smith, Annette Bailey, Howard “Pike” Seavey, Diane Lord, Joe Arsenault, Erland Doten Sr., Dr. Larry Newman, Donalda Allen, Doug Poor and Gary Howland Sr.

I would like to send my Uncle Ricky Randall a special Happy Birthday.  Hope you have a great day!

Anniversary wishes this upcoming week go out to Skip and Jan Poole. I hope you both have many more years of wedded bliss!

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

Tuesday, I went on a fun trip with the Beckett Center to Treworgy Family Orchard in Levant.  While there, we walked through a corn maze, had a picnic lunch and ate ice cream cones.  We even all brought home some fresh homemade donuts that were very good.  Mom and Dad were very happy that I shared with them.

Also this week at the center was my team’s turn to make the Friday meal; we planned, shopped, cooked, set tables and cleaned up.  Our meal consisted of hot dogs, cole slaw, chips and Crystal Light.  It was very delicious even if I do say so myself.

Friday night Mom and Diane McAlpine attended James and Starlet Dean in Concert at People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville.  I wasn’t feeling very well so I didn’t attend.  But Mom and Diane said it was a toe tapping, hand clapping good time.

If you have any news:, Facebook, or mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694, 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety! Until next time, stay safe