Town News

Sandra Smith


Monday, was the meeting of the “Let’s Talk About It,” book series group at the Princeton Library. Twelve members discussed the book “Amoskeag”, which is the history of the mills in Manchester, NH. They were built in 1838 and had as many as fifteen thousand employees. In 1936, following a strike, most of the mills closed which led to a decline of the area. The affects were similar to the loss of the mills and decline of this area. One more book and one more week left. This summer has slipped by so quickly.

Wednesday was the Princeton Library Committee Meeting. Heidi reported that two hundred two (202) people came into the library and five new cards were issued for the month of July. It is so rewarding that our library is utilized and appreciated. The committee is working on new window shades and having a sewing session to make some new curtains. Workshops are being planned for Ancestry and beginning classes in Windows. We will be getting a plaque made for Claudette Chambers-London, who donated her father’s chain saw shop which is the main part of the library. We have been trying to find a photograph of the chain saw shop. If anyone has one, we will be so happy to have a copy for the library.

The library received two boxes of brand new children’s books from a very special donor, Cynthia Romania. It was “Christmas in August” and Heidi was excited to get them on the book shelves as quickly as possible. For this week’s Wednesday story hour from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, Heidi will be reading a book about lobsters and the craft project will be to make one. Also the summer reading program for the younger patrons is almost over. So get to the library to read another book and get a ticket in the drawing. A celebration is planned for all participants on Wednesday, August 23 starting at 3:00 p.m.. The drawing for the kindle will be held as well as a gift bag for all who those who entered. So far 86 books have been taken out and read by the young patrons.

Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee will be holding a yard sale on Saturday as a fundraiser. PPRC is dedicated to providing activities for the children of the town. So far this year PPRC has had an Easter egg hunt, a party for the 8th grade graduating class, weekly kickball games at the farmers market and selling popcorn, a summer dance, slip’n slide kickball and the major event the Fresh Water Festival. Upcoming events include the Princeton vs. Woodland kickball game, a movie night, haunted house and help with Friends of Princeton Christmas Tree Lighting.

August 15 - Princeton Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting 6:30 p.m. at the town office

August 16 - Princeton Library Story Hour 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

August 17 - St. Croix Regional Family Health Center Program: 1:30-2:30-Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

August 19 - Princeton Parks and Recreation’s Yard Sale, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Brewer Andrews Field

August 21 - Princeton Library last book in “Lets Talk About It” series

August 23 - Princeton Library Celebration of Young Patrons Summer Reading Program

August 25 - Princeton vs. Woodland Kickball Game at Woodland at 6:00 p.m.

August 30 - Princeton Elementary School Opening

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