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Princeton Library “Let’s Talk About It” Program Dinner group and guests. (Submitted photo)

Sandra Smith

 On Monday we had our “Let’s Talk About It” series potluck dinner and social hosted by Jo-Anne and Ken Cannell of Indian Rock Camps in Grand Lake Stream. Even before we could get into the main lodge, deer were standing around looking at us. Jo-Anne had beautifully set up her dining rooms for us. An excellent array of food was brought by members. The last task for the group was to select the three possibilities for next year’s series. As Dr. Colin Windhorst, our facilitator put it, “It looks like we are going overseas.” The selections were Exploration of Cuban Literature, Literature of the South Asian Experience and Telling the Truth: The Subject of Autobiography. Everyone truly appreciates this Princeton library program and is already looking forward to next year.

The Parks and Recreation Committee held a meeting on Wednesday. They are working on plans for the Treats on Wheels and movie nights. The long-term goal is to start raising funds for some playground equipment for the younger children in the community. They will be selling the Parks and Recreation t-shirts and taking orders for Little Caesars pizza kits from now until September 16th. This week they will be at the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Their next meeting will be Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday’s Princeton Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market again had good attendance but was so windy we all had extra tie-downs for our canopies. We had three farmers and lots of vegetables along with our artisans. I was selling Parks and Recreation t-shirts and they will be available this week as well. All sizes only $12. Also will be taking orders for the Little Caesars Pizza fundraiser. Pumpkins will be available this week too.

I was able to get out and about on Saturday and attended the Waite General Store Yard Sale. This is a fun event which is also a fundraiser for a local person in need. About $1000 was raised for Bucky Rodgers’ family. In the afternoon I attended the 19th Annual Paint Eastport Day Auction. This is an opportunity to purchase original art from local artists. We always find something but we are running out of space on our walls!

Tammy Carle from Princeton will be presented the University of Maine Pen Award for her work with the 4-H Program at the Washington County Extension Association annual meeting, Tuesday, September 19 in Cherryfield. Tammy has worked hard to reestablish the 4-H program in the Princeton area. Thank you Tammy.

September 7 - Princeton Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market 3:00-5:00 p.m.

September 7 - First PTO Meeting at 4:00 p.m.

September 13 - Princeton Library Committee Meeting

September 13 - Princeton Parks and Recreation Meeting 6:00 p.m.

September 16 - Annual Tea at the Bellmard Inn

September 19 - Princeton Selectmen’s Meeting 6:30 p.m.

September 23 - Princeton Parks and Recreation’s Yard Sale

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