Town News

Sandra Smith


Lots of Tots reported that their annual stuffing drive ended up with a total of 2831 boxes of stuffing which in turn went into 1300 Thanksgiving meals. Lot’s of Tots is always doing good works to help others. They have been very generous to our library as well this year with a table and chairs, books and dvds.

Currently the library has 1200+ dvds to borrow (a new donation of 10 dvd’s this week) and a request for the vintage series “Bobbsey Twins” was filled. The first book was published in 1904 and the last in 1979 for a total of 72. The books were penned under a pseudonym of Laura Lee Hope but actually there were twelve writers. Additionally, many books new to the library have been donated for those long winter evenings. Also a Princeton resident donated an Amazon Fire tablet to the library, which surely is appreciated. As for the building renovations, the lights are almost done with just the outside one needed, which is on back order. Next, the ceiling needs to be done.

Donna from the town office spent three hours clearing the cemetery of arrangements, etc., last week. The deadline was announced previously for October 31st. It’s unfortunate that she had to spend so much time to take care of this when it is the responsibility of family members.

Also, There is a reminder about licensing or re-licensing all dogs over 6 months of age. All dogs need to have proof of a current rabies vaccination. The licensing fee is $6.00 for neutered/spayed dogs and $11.00 for unaltered dogs. Dogs can be licensed for 2017 from October 15-January 31. After that a late fee of $25 per dog will be charged. Note that this fine and deadline are imposed by the State of Maine and cannot be waived by the town. Hours at the town office are: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm.

The major event for this week will be the annual Friends of Princeton Tree Lighting at Legacy Square on Saturday. Monday was finally a good day and we put the lights on the tree. We have to keep adding new strings to deal with the new growth each year. The fun will start on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Legacy Square. Christmas carols will be led by Ernest Carle and the Sunrise Christian Church and members of the Princeton Baptist Church. Then everyone can walk to the new Princeton Fire Station to see Santa Claus, have some cocoa and cookies and receive a Christmas decoration. Parks and Recreation will be taking photos that can be copied from the facebook page. This is always a very special event and the fifth year of the Friends group making it happen. If anyone would like to help by bringing some cookies, give me a call 796-2261.

Upcoming Events:

December 3-Princeton Tree Lighting at Legacy Square and Princeton Fire Station from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

December 10-Sunrise Christian Church will be hosting a potluck supper and concert. The Worship Team from the Sunshine Advent Christian Church from Deer Isle, will be bringing the musical treat. The Team consists of a piano, drums, bass guitar, violin, acoustic guitar, and 3 singers. Supper will be at 5:00 p.m. with the concert at 6:00. All are welcome!

December 14-Princeton Library Committee Meeting, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the library.

December 15-Registration for the Christmas Holiday Home Decorating Contest by the Friends of Princeton. Forms can be picked up at the library, town office and Princeton Food Mart and returned to the town office by 3:00 p.m.

December 17-Judging for the Christmas Holiday Home Decorating Contest

December 21-Awards will be announced for Christmas Holiday Home Decorating Contest: First place $50, second place $35 and third place $25 (donated by Parks and Recreation Committee).

December 21-Princeton Library Interactive Program, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

To send me news, just drop me a note or give me a call after 10:00 a.m. at 796-2261. My deadline to submit the column is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, I need any news no later than early Monday morning.