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Sandra Smith


We forgot that it was a holiday and the library was closed on Monday, but we still held our writing group at 3 p.m. It truly is an incentive to do some creative writing. Anyone is welcome to join our group.

The Story Hour at the Princeton Library for this week was funny monsters. Heidi, the librarian, read two stories, the children made their own monsters from a batch of different forms of colored paper and stick on eyes. For a snack the youngsters made a monster mouth from an apple slice with cream cheese for a mouth and chocolate raisins for teeth.

Princeton resident, Susanne Bear, sent me a note as a proud mom. All three of her children participated in this past weekends Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Their Team #6 - Ben Howard, Sam Howard and Mary Howard finished the race in three hours and twenty minutes. They placed 14th in their class. This was their third year entering in the event. This year there were over four-hundred boats and eight hundred paddlers competing.

Also a reminder that the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is sponsoring a talk of the book “Deer Diaries,” by the author, John Ford, Sr., retired game warden. This is his third book of a collection of true tales of his experiences as a game warden. We were given his first two books by a family member for Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed his stories, which almost seemed as if I was sitting in the room with him. It will be fun to meet him. Don’t miss out on this free program which is this Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Stream School House.

The North Woods 4-H Club members participated in the Paper Clover fundraiser at Tractor Supply in Calais. Customers could donate $1 at the register which would help send 4-Hers to leadership camps and conferences. Additionally the club had a bake sale for local 4-Hers.

Also the 4-H Club is working on plans for their pancake breakfast event on Saturday, May 12 at the Masonic Hall, starting at 8 a.m. They will be having a raffle and would welcome any donations.

Don’t forget to support the Princeton Fire Department’s second annual raffle for a “Sun Dolphin” kayak Tickets are $1 for one and $5 for six. Contact members of the department for tickets. The funds from the raffle will help support special activities that the fire department sponsors for the community.

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

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 7 - Princeton Elementary School Staff Appreciation week

May 9 - Princeton Elementary School PTO Meeting

May 10 - Princeton Elementary School Dental Van grades pre-K-4 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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

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