Alexander/Crawford News

Town News

Cassie Oakes


Mike and Mickey White of Alexander had a full house recently when their daughter Nikki Napoleoni and grandchildren Marcus and Lauren flew in from Florida for a quick visit.  They missed seeing everyone at Christmas so they wanted a few days to visit.  Daughter Jamie Ferris and her children Michael, Sydney and great-grandson baby Carter were able to spend the weekend while they were with them, too. Grampy Calvin White also came for a visit.  Also popping in to see everyone were Phyllis and Steve Campbell and Cori and Stephen LaPlant.  It was a short visit but a special one.  Nikki, Marcus, Fabio and Lauren will be home again in July to spend 3 weeks at the lake with Mike and Mickey. They are looking forward to more family time with them then!

Donny and Gert Newman of Alexander got to spend some time over February vacation with a very special grandson, Grady Newman.  Grady was able to spend some of his February vacation visiting with them and his cousins Brody and Brylea.  Gert reports it was wonderful to spend some time with him and for the cousins to catch up.  Grady is the son of Mary Beth and the late Joe Newman and he resides in Windham with his mom.

Brylea Newman, the daughter of Gert and Donny Newman of Alexander, has been involved with recreation cheering for the Woodland Dragons in the mixed division for Grades K to 5.  The Dragons attended the Down East Cheering Invitational Competition in Calais on February 24th and the following weekend, March 3rd and 4th, they attended the 22nd Maine State J.H.S./Elementary Cheering Championships in Bangor at the Cross Center.  The cheerleaders had a great season and a wonderful time was had by all the girls and families.  The Woodland Dragons were coached by Kristen Fowler (an AES Staff member) and Tina Siering who were great with the kids.  From Alexander participating on the cheering squad in Woodland were Ava Croman, the daughter of Erica Pike and Jason Croman, and Hailey Richard, the daughter of Julie and Marty Richard.  Also participating in the same cheering competition was Audrey Crawford, the daughter of Kristy and Brett Crawford.  Audrey cheered for the Calais Blue Dolls.

The Annual Alexander Town Meeting will be taking place on Monday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Alexander Elementary School gym. Two school board member terms need to be filled, both for three-year terms.  There are three selectman positions open,one for a one-year term and two three-year terms.  A three-year term assessor is needed and finally one planning board member for a five-year term.  Please come to cast your vote for these very important positions.

Alexander Assessors Josh Kinney, Eddie Moreside and John Knowles met with John Dudley on Sunday afternoon where they worked on replacing letters on the draft property map of Alexander with numerals.  The G for the gore lots will be a 500 series; the I for islands in Meddybemps Lake will be in the 900 series.  The MS for ministerial-school lots will be replaced with a 600 series and the R of the rim area will become the 300 series.  Also a solution was suggested for lots with the same numerals, ie. two each of #24 and #88.  John spent time making these changes on the sheets.

Are you a graduating Crawford or Alexander high school senior this year?  Don’t forget to apply for the Alexander/Crawford Scholarship.  You can get applications from your Guidance Office or contact Rhonda Oakes for an application.  All applications need to be turned in by May 1st. 

I got a note for a special birthday wish for Todd Berry.  Todd grew up in Alexander and is the son of Brenda Frost McPhail.  The birthday wish read “Happy Birthday Todd, the best daddy ever,” from Brandon, Gavin, Adriene and Chrissy.  Happy Birthday Todd from all your neighbors and friends also!!

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Zach Newman, Richard Bailey, Josh Goodine, Ryan Greenlaw, Peggy Bryant, Kayla Pottle, Jesse Pottle, Muriel McPhee, Tammy Davis, Mark Johnson and Jason Demmons.

Would you like your birthday or anniversary to be listed? Let me know!

Special thoughts are being sent out to Todd McGuire, Lynn Hill, Diane Quigley, Greg Holst, Dotty Johnson, Elwin Daley, Avis McIntyre, Ralph Flood, John Haley, Viola Dwelley and Carl Perkins. 

Lucky Loser this week at Randy’s Variety was Clayton Blake.  Do you want to know how to be a Lucky Loser?  Stop at Randy’s and check it out.

This week been very uneventful for me.  I attended FBC on Monday, but then woke up Tuesday coughing and had a headache yet once again.  It was decided I was staying home Tuesday and Wednesday.  The end of the week was a snow storm and what a storm it was.  I stayed home hoping to get well enough to attend the Special Olympics later next week.  But now it looks as the weather may throw that plan out of the window.  As mom says, “time will tell”. My wheelchair is still broken but I am hoping the parts may be in the next week and maybe Dad can take a flying trip to Bangor to get it fixed.

If you have any news you can email me at, message me on Facebook, or snail mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694.  You can also call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Until next time, stay safe.