Town News

Cassie Oakes


Christmas is coming and so is winter break from school.  If you have any visitors, family celebrations or perhaps you go on a trip, please let me know.  All the articles are being saved in several places like ACHS (Alexander Crawford Historical Society) and the History Dome on Barrows Lake so future generations can see how we lived and what we did. Just think someday your great-great-great grandchild may do some research and find out an interesting fact about you.

Linda and Freddie Wallace of Crawford spent Thanksgiving Day at the home of their youngest daughter Tracey, son-in-law Eric Brasier and grandson Jameyson in Eddington.  Also joining them for dinner was daughter Tanya Fossett, her husband Joe and family.  Tracy’s next door neighbors, Brian and Laurie York, joined as well.  It was a great day full of great food and conversation.

Home over Thanksgiving weekend at Crawford Lake at Freddie and Linda Wallace’s was oldest daughter Tanya and son-in-law Joe Fossett from the Waterville area and their family Aubrey, Peyton and Susie.  Also visiting during the weekend was youngest son Joey Wallace and daughter-in law B.J. Wallace of Alexander.

This past weekend during the Alexander Community Christmas Party daughter Tracey Wallace-Brasier and grandson Jameyson were home to enjoy the festivities.  Linda says it was such a wonderful party.  

Former AES students continue to make Alexander proud.  Anna Johnson of Alexander, the daughter of Paula and Mark Johnson, was recently inducted into the National Honor Society at Woodland High School where she is a Junior.

Kyle Richard, also of Alexander, who is a Freshman at Calais High School, was on the High Honor Roll.  Kyle is the son of Julie and Marty Richard.  Congratulations to both of these young people, not only do they excel in their school work both are very active in extracurricular activities.

The Alexander Grange met on December 7th for their final meeting of 2016.  There were ten people in attendance.  It was reported the Pomona Grange agreed to have their June and September meetings at Alexander in 2017.  An update was given of the Community Christmas Party and how well it was received and attended and the hopes to have a few more folks join in the planning and implementing of the event to keep it going.  During the Lecturer’s Program there was a Moment of Silence in memory of Pearl Harbor Day and a prayer was read by Lenny Hanson followed by historical information. On a lighter note folks shared some of their favorite Christmas memories and bits of history including St. Nicholas Day, which was December 6th.  The Grange meeting concluded with a Christmas buffet of sandwiches, meat and cheese tray, veggie tray, crackers, gingerbread coffee cake and strawberry cheesecake.  The next official meeting of the Grange will be on March 15th.  If the Grange is snowed in, an alternate meeting place will be announced. To keep up with what might be happening, like the Alexander Grange #304 on Facebook.

As a reminder, there will be more fun at AES on December 20th when the school will be having their Christmas Concert beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This is open to the entire community.  This is a great chance to see the AES Band and hear the AES Chorus.  Alexander dogs need to be licensed by January 31st. After that a late fee will be applied. Property taxes are due December 23rd. After the 23rd, the town will start charging interest.  

Mark your calendars folks. There is going to be an Alumni Basketball Game taking place on Monday, December 26th in the Alexander Elementary School Gymnasium with the Women’s game beginning at 11 a.m. and the men’s at 12 p.m. This event is for past Alexander students, so come enjoy a good time! 

Good thoughts are being sent out to Donna Harvey, Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Carolyn Chrietien, Randy Chrietien, Joan Dodge, Vance Webber, Harry Smith, Dawn Winchester, Karen Moraisey, Lawrence Lord, Roger Look, and Linda Bohanon.  Diane Richendollar, recently got good news at her check up, but lets keep her on the list for continued good results. 

Upcoming Birthday wishes go out to Fred Olsen, Ciara Norton, Sonya DePriest, Merle Knowles Jr., Melanie Howard, Sherry Carle, Tanya Wallace, Tracy Wallace Braiser, Mary Jean Landry, Lew Dwelley (Jr.), Joe Bailey, Darcy Newman and Dawn McClure.

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

On Monday, Mom, Dad and I went to Bangor for my annual doctor appointment with my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Greene.  While there, Dr. Greene asked me if I would send him my columns so he could read them, so I am writing this specifically for Dr. Greene. Hi Dr. Greene. You are a great doctor and yes, I am 30 now and we’ve been together for a lot of years. While we were in Bangor we dropped my wheelchair off at Black Bear Medical to be repaired. I had to sit in my push chair all day which is not fun or comfortable.  Next we went to K-Mart for new shoes for me and had lunch at the new restaurant Chick-Fil-A.

Tuesday through Thursday I attended the Beckett Center and did all the regular kinds of things. Friday there was no program because it was staff appreciation day.  I guess that means they get a day off from those that appreciate them.

Saturday, Mom and I attended the Ornament Christmas Party at People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville.  It was a great time!  There were over 20 folks in attendance, children and adults.  We enjoyed painting and decorating ceramic and wooden ornaments. There were necklaces to make and other activities for the kids. We ended the morning by having a pot luck lunch consisting of sandwiches, sloppy joes, meatballs, chips, and a lots of sweets. I hope we can do it again next year! 

Sunday, Mom and I attended Church at People’s United Methodist in Baileyville, and I took part in the Memorial Tree Service. I read a special poem.  This is a very moving service we have each year where we remember loved ones that have passed and hang a tag with their name on a beautiful tree.  I was so honored that I could take part.

News:, message me on Facebook, mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694, 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Until next time, stay safe.