Town News

Cassie Oakes


Congratulations to Eddie Cadett and Robyn Lindquist on their recent marriage.  The couple was married on Friday, October 14th.  I along with the rest of the community wish you years of happiness to come.

The Alexander Grange had their first lunch of the fall on October 10th “Columbus Day”.  Friends, family and neighbors gathered for conversation and meal and what a meal it was.  The menu consisted of fish chowder, clam chowder, corn chowder (2 ways), meat balls, baked beans, hot dogs, chicken and vegetables, pea soup, cowboy beans, chop suey and chili 3 ways, including the treat of bear chili.  And cake with either blueberry, lemon or cherry topping.  The next lunch will be on November 11th on Veterans’ Day.  It will be a treat to see what these folks come up with for the next menu!

Don’t forget that Karen Poor the, Alexander Town Clerk, is going to have Trunk or Treat at the Town Office.  Karen is encouraging people to come out and decorate the trunk of their cars or beds of their pickups and pass out candy to the children that they may not have seen had they stayed home.  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 for more information or if they wish to be involved.  Karen is keeping 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. 

Since we are talking about Halloween, don’t forget to stop by Randy’s Variety where I will be for the evening handing out goodies to all the little ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses.

Don’t forget about the AES/PTG Craft Fair on October 22nd.  The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free, and there will be a wide array of crafters.  Also available will be the AES concession stand for light lunches so come hungry!

Some of our former AES students are busy at high school with extra curricular activities.  Kyle Richard a freshman at Calais High School has been running on the cross country team, Prue Maxwell also a CHS student has been playing soccer.  At WHS, on the soccer team this year are Willow Newman, Faith Johnson, Anna Johnson, Josie Gard and Danielle Poole.  What are our other students doing?  Let me know and we can spread the word on the good things our kids are doing!

The People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville is gearing up for another Free Family Movie Night on October 28th.  This time it will be a double feature.  1st the “Great Pumpkin” followed by “Frankenweenie”.  The movies will start at 6:00 p.m. and popcorn and beverage will be available 

Good thoughts are being sent out Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Carolyn Chrietien, 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.  

Upcoming Birthday wishes go out to Judy McGinley, Robyn Cadett, Stacy Crosby, Lila Taylor, Kim Perkins, Lew Dwelley and Joe Hanson.

Anniversary wishes this upcoming week go out to Steve and Tami Clark. I hope you both have many more years of wedded bliss!

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

This week was a busy one for me I got to visit the new Dollar Tree in Calais and bought veggie straws (which I am now a huge fan of) and honey buns.  The store is very cool and I plan to go again.  The FBC crew played Bingo, went to Wal-Mart where I splurged on a new wrestling DVD and a movie.  The meal of the week was Taco Salad, topped off with chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.  

If you have any news for the column, family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, bragging rights, upcoming events or meetings please let me know.  You can email me at, Fcebook, 328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694, 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  

Thank you to all of those who support me and this column. Until next time, stay safe