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Sandra Smith


Last Monday, the writing group got together again at the Princeton Library. We now have three members. This coming week we will each bring a poem that we have written. We still are working on the best format but for now it is making us write and also discuss other writers and books. Anyone is welcome. We start at 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, we had the monthly meeting of the Princeton Library Committee. With the winter almost gone we can continue with the upgrades of finishing the back stairs, changing out the back door and repairing siding. Inside we will continue to work on shelving upgrades, shades and curtains. Additionally, we are planning activities such as an ancestry workshop; summer reading program as well as summer science program for children; and Maine Humanities “Let’s Talk About It” book group.

Also Wednesday morning I attended a computer scanning workshop at the library in Dennysville initiated by Colin Windhorst. Al Churchill, from the St. Croix Historical Society, helped us with the basics of scanning photographs and documents, saving them and researching other documents, books and photographs on the internet. Attendees included members of the Washington County Historical and Genealogical Society; Dennysville, Pembroke, Machias and Calais historical societies. It was nice to meet some of the other people in Washington County doing these important preservation activities and it was an excellent exchange of information for everyone.

Thursday was The Friends of Princeton’s first meeting for this year. Unfortunately, Sharon Norman and I were the only attendees. We had to make some hard decisions about just how much we could do this year. Planting the flowers in the barrels on Main Street was always important to us, but requires more than we are capable of doing at this point. Also, last year the flowers were not watered enough by their adoptees and so faded quickly. If anyone on Main Street wants to have a barrel and plant their own flowers, let us know. We also gave up the summer flea market, so it would be great if another group would like to take it on. We did feel that we could continue with the Treats on Wheels and Tree Lighting because they are mostly organizing and advertising and events that have become important community activities. We will continue to have a Friends meeting on an as needed basis.

This week the Story Hour at the Princeton Library is on Wednesday, from 4-5 p.m. Last month we had seven children participate. This is a free activity which includes reading a story, making a craft and having a snack. Librarian, Heidi, always has a fun theme planned for the youngsters.

Please don’t forget that if you have dogs/cats that need their shots, Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Princeton Town Office is the Calais Veterinary’s Spring Rabies Clinic. Other locations: Baileyville 10-11 a.m. and Calais 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Town of Princeton Selectmen’s Meetings-First and Third Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room

April 16-20 - Princeton Elementary School Spring Vacation

April 18 - Princeton Library Story Hour 4-5 p.m.

April 21 - Rabies Clinic Princeton Town Office 8:30-9:30 a.m.

April 23 - Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m. Town Office

April 26 - “Deer Diaries”, talk by author John Ford, Sr.-GLS School House-6 p.m.

April 27 - Nomination Papers due for Town Offices

May 4-5 - Princeton Elementary School “The Little Mermaid” Play

May 12 - North Woods 4-H Pancake Breakfast at the Mason’s Hall

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