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Sandra Smith


The Princeton Library had the story hour for this month on Wednesday. Heidi read two stories about Thanksgiving. The craft was coloring and cutting out Thanksgiving figures, and the desert was a pumpkin patch (chocolate pudding with candy pumpkins). The seven children who participated enjoyed their time at the library.

The Downeast STEM Hub Program will be returning to the library for December 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and will be hosting the Family Code Event.This is a free, fun family event at which children grades 4-8 and their parents do their first hour of coding (computer programming) together. Featured on the White House website and the front page of the New York Times, this family engaging activity is being offered at schools, libraries and community buildings around the country, all in support of the national “Computer Science for All” movement. The event will feature an introduction to coding using Scratch and will introduce students and parents to the limitless possibilities and potential that comes with a career in the computer science field. These events are an hour to an hour and a half long and fully facilitated by the host at each location. To learn more about Family Code Night, visit Participation is free but registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact Tara Wood at 207-255-3345 or email

Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee held their monthly meeting on Wednesday as well. For the Christmas Tree Lighting they will be decorating Santa’s area and Jan Campbell will be taking photos again that can be copied from the facebook page. A discussion followed of plans for upcoming events. They will be looking into a New Year’s Dance for adults, an ice skating event, a movie night and also the Fresh Water Festival.

For all cookie bakers, it is time to get out your special recipes. The Princeton Fire Department needs cookies (sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chip, etc.), brownies, or any kind of sweets for the annual Christmas baskets. For twenty years the department has been delivering the baskets to the elderly in Princeton to show them that we are thinking of them around the holidays. Please contact Susan Cilley 796-5511, Jan Campbell 214-5056, or a member of the PFD for more info. The deadline is Thursday, November 30. Drop off at the Old School House Family Restaurant or call to have your goodies picked up. Also, the Friends of Princeton annual Christmas Tree Lighting is December 2. Part of the event is to give out a bag of cookies to all the children. Because of possible allergies, we ask that no peanut butter or cookies with nuts be donated. Contact Sharon Norman or me if you can bake and bring your cookies to the Princeton Fire Station between 5:00-5:30 p.m. on the night of the event, December 2.

The Princeton Town Office will be closed December 25-January 1 in order to replace the flooring in the office and conference room. The office will reopen January 2, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. Also note that the conference room will not be available for meetings from December 20-January 2.

November 22 - Princeton Elementary School - No School - Teachers Workshop

November 23-24 - Princeton Elementary School - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30 - St. Croix Regional Family Health Center - 1:30-2:30 p.m. Managing Hypertension

December 2 - Princeton Tree Lighting - Friends of Princeton - Legacy Square 6:00-7:00 p.m.

December 2 - Princeton Library - STEM Coding Activity - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

December 9 - Princeton Elementary School PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

December 11 - Princeton Rod & Gun Club Essay Contest Deadline

December 20 - Princeton Elementary School Winter Concert 6:00 p.m.

December 25-January 1 - Princeton Town Office Closed

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