Committees coordinate 2008 reunions

17 years ago

CI/CAHS reunion
The ACI/CAHS Reunion 2008 Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 7, in the CAHS library at 6:30  p.m. to work on next summer’s reunion plans.    If you weren’t at the last meeting, and you are a class representative, packets of mailing labels, stamped envelopes and letters are ready to be picked up at the Superintendent’s Office.
The ACI/CAHS reunion will run in conjunction with the Bridgewater Sesquicentennial/BCA reunion planned for 2008. The two committees plan on coordinating the activities as much as possible. If you’d like to help with the planning for this fun time, come to the school on the 7th. Hope to see you there!
Rotary Club
The Mars Hill Rotary Club met on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill. There were  members and  guests present.
The guest speakers were Arthur Markos, president and CEO of the Gardiner Savings Bank; and Al Butler, senior vice president, Commercial & Lending and regional manager of First Citizens Bank in Presque Isle, a Division of Gardiner Savings. They spoke about the construction plans for the 29th branch office – a 1,500 square foot facility to be built in Mars Hill. Located across the street from the post office, the opening is planned for mid to late October of this year.
Arthur stated that Gardiner Savings Bank likes to invest with local companies and communities, keeping money invested within the state. As part of the planned opening, Gardiner Savings plans to invest $25,000 in project(s) within the local community that will benefit the local population. More information on this will be available at a later date.
The facility will be managed by Connie Drake and expects to employ three full-time employees and some part-time. Connie has been employed at the First Citizen’s branch in Presque Isle.
Storybook Stew
The Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library will host Storybook Stew on selected Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m. Children age 4-8 are invited to join Miss Chris from the Cooperative Extension on August 1.  Mark this on your calendar for an evening of reading, games, snacks and fun!
Bridgewater Historical Association
The Bridgewater Historical Association meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street. For more information, please call Denis or Gloria Gagne at 429-8290, Jann Votaw at 425-7901 or at
Ladies’ Stitch and *itch Group

The Bridgewater Recreation Department has formed a Ladies’ Stitch and ‘itch Group. The group meets every other Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Civic Building. Ladies of all ages are invited to attend. There is no charge to attend.
This is an opportunity to bring whatever you are working on: cross-stitch, embroidery, scrapbooking, sewing, etc., and share good conversation while working on your favorite project. If you do not have anything to bring, that’s okay too, as others will be willing share and teach.
All are welcome – you don’t have to be a Bridgewater resident to participate, so bring your friends, too! For more information, contact Chris Finemore at 425-6606.
SAD 42 opening date
SAD 42 will open August 14. The first student day for SAD 42 schools will be on Tuesday, August 14, according to Superintendent of Schools Roger Shaw. A workshop for teachers will be held on Monday, August 13, at 8 a.m. in the music room at Central Aroostook Jr/Sr High School. Lunch will be served. New staff orientation will be held on Friday, August 10, at 10 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. New students may register for Jr/Sr High School (7-12) classes at the Central Aroostook Jr/Sr High School on August 8-10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guidance Office. Parents wishing to register K-6 students may do so at Fort Street Elementary School on August 8-10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The bus schedule will remain the same as last year. Hot lunches will be available beginning the first day of school at the price of $1.60 at the elementary school and $1.85 at the Jr/Sr High School. Reduced-priced meals are $.40 for all qualifying students at both schools. A breakfast program is also offered at both the elementary and Jr/Sr high schools. Breakfast prices are $1 for both schools, with reduced-price breakfast cost being $.30 for qualifying students. (Applications must be approved prior to receiving free or reduced meals.)
Anyone having questions regarding the 2007-2008 school year may contact the Superintendent’s Office at 425-3771, the Central Aroostook Jr/Sr High School at 425-2811 or the Fort Street Elementary School at 429-8514 during regular business hours.
Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine and Bridgewater. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail