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Hope Carle, Eryn Meeker-Machias Bank Rep. in back; Ruthie Bell, Phoebe Shank middle and Zoey Theriault.

Sandra Smith


The North Woods 4-H Club of Princeton is pleased to announce that they received a greatly appreciated grant of $1,500 from the Machias Savings Bank for education and community activities. This grant gave the club the opportunity to purchase a 20X30 foot tent with sides and a 20X10 foot one as well. This will enable the club to put on special fund-raising activities such as a pancake breakfast planned for June. However, their major program is a regional dog show opportunity for 4-H members the weekend of June 22-23 that will include showing, agility, a quiz bowl, along with poster and photography exhibitions, all of which will be judged for awards. At this point, the club has reached its goal for membership and their roster is full. There will be a special pool party for members and family on February 25 in celebration for their support in working on the grant.

Wednesday was the library committee meeting. Attending were Heidi Potter (librarian), Denise Hill and myself. The improvements to the library are mostly finished and with the coming of spring we hope to be done. It was decided not to have story hour at this time. There has not been much interest. The issue of overdue items is under control. Most patrons have been good about returning their books and dvds. Heidi worked many hours on the submission for the Rudman Grant. Grants are a wonderful opportunity but also take a lot of time. Donations continue and are appreciated. We received good news that the 4-H Science program will be back this summer for children ages 9 and up. The six-week series will focus on Engineering Heroes. The next meeting of the committee will be Wednesday, March 14. Furthermore, if you are an avid reader, you may be interested in a book signing by Lanette Pottle at the Camden National Bank on March 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. She is co-author of the book “Success University for Women in Leadership”. The book is a #1 International Best-Seller. Ms. Pottle is one of twenty co-authors from six countries who represent industries such as accounting, education, healthcare, human resources, insurance, the military, professional development, petroleum and the arts.

The library committee is still looking for a photo of Claude Chambers’ small engine and chainsaw shop that was on West Street. That building was given by his daughter Claudette Chambers in 1979 for the library and then was moved to its current place. It would be wonderful if someone had one.

I just learned about a Tai Chi program that is available at no cost at the Princeton Elementary School on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. There was a class on February 7 and the next class will be on February 28. I did ask and you do not need to have attended the first class. For more information call Christine Morris 207-214-7856 or email There was a story in last week’s paper, but if you missed it this is a program that “teaches stability, muscle toning, and mental focus through its deliberately slow pace”.

Also note that on March 10 there is a free fruit tree workshop, “How to Graft Apple Trees” from 10:00-noon at the Indian Township Rec. Center. FMI call 255-3741. We have quite a few apple trees of different varieties here. I am sure they are old trees and I really don’t know anything about them.

February 19-23 - Princeton Elementary School Vacation

February 21 - Princeton Library Tax Consultant 1:00 p.m.

February 28 - Free Tai Chi Program - 4:30-5:30 Princeton Elementary School

March 2 - Princeton Elementary School - no school, teacher workshop

March 5 - Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m. Town Office

March 10 Healthy Acadia and Indian Township Food Pantry offering free fruit tree workshop. “How to Graft Apple Trees” 10:00 a.m.-noon at the Indian Township Rec. Center FMI 255-3741

March 14 - Princeton Library Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m.

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