Teachers prepare for 2009-2010 classes

15 years ago
School starts soon

   The first student day for SAD 42 will be on Tuesday, Aug. 11, according to Superintendent of Schools Roger Shaw.  A workshop for teachers will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, at 8 a.m. in the Music Room at Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School.  Lunch will be served. 

   New students to the area may register for the Jr/Sr High School (7-12) classes at the school on Aug. 3-7 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Guidance Office. Parents wishing to register pre-K through grade 6 students may do so at Fort Street Elementary School on Aug. 3-7 from 8 a.m. – 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 a price of $1.75 at the elementary school and $2 at the Jr/Sr high school. Reduced-price meals are .40 cents 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 $1.15 for both schools or free for qualifying students. (Applications must be approved prior to receiving free or reduced meals. Only one application per family is required.)
    Anyone having questions regarding the 2009-2010 school year may contact the Superintendent’s Office at 425-3771, the Jr/Sr high school at 425-2811 or the Fort Street Elementary School at 429-9514 during regular business hours.

Rotary Club

    The Mars Hill Rotary Club met at the Aroostook Health Center on Tuesday, July 21, at 6:30 a.m.    
  The guest speaker was Andy LeBlanc, president of the Northern Maine Fair Association. He spoke of this year’s fair, which will be held from July 31 – Aug. 8. There are many special events planned, as well as the usual attractions. There will be special music each night as part of the Music Festival.
      More than 30,000 people attend the fair each year, with 500 people being employed throughout the week.  This is the fair’s 155th year in Presque Isle. For more information, there is a pamphlet available at various locations or their Web site is www.northernmainefair.com

Library happenings

    On Wednesdays, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., the library will hold cribbage games, so bring your friends and your boards. The more the merrier. This has been changed from Saturday mornings, at least through the summer and fall.
   If there is a topic that someone is interested in and would like to have a program on, please contact the library at 429-9625 or Tammy DeLong, trustee, at 425-1007.
   The library is interested in offering computer skills programs for community members. Please call the library for information or to sign up for a class.
  If your group is looking for a meeting space, the library is also pleased to offer free meeting spaces. Please call the library to reserve a space today.    
 Knit or crochet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 at the library. Enjoy each other’s company while you work on your chosen project.  
  The library is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon.  For information, call 429-9625 or go to their new Web site: www.wtahansenlibrary.org.

Bridgewater Historical Association

    The BHA invites all interested dancers to join them at the hall on Wednesday nights to learn to line dance. All that is required is a donation. The classes run from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the classes go towards building materials for the hall.
      Then practice what you learned on Thursday nights at the BHA’s Live Music Night. They feature music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, pop, country, oldies, rock ’n roll and even some standards. Music begins at 6 p.m. and continues on until 9 p.m. Proceeds from the music nights will go towards completing the replacement of the hall’s sound system.
  For more information about these events and others, contact Denis Gagne at 429-8290.

Bridgewater Community Club

  The Bridgewater Community Club continues to meet on the last Thursday of each month with some exceptions. All are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Lenentine at 429-9444.   

Bridgewater Community Center

    On the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Community Center in Bridgewater, crafters are encouraged to join together to work on various projects. For more information, please contact Chris Finemore at 425-6606 or Melody Goff at 420-4002.

    Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 429-9126 or e-mail tomihen@yahoo.com.   


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    ACI 1959 REUNION — The Class of 1959 gathered for a special dinner at the Mars Hill Snowmobile Club on Saturday, July 18. Pictured are, in no particular order: Laurena Foster Viall, William Thomas, Peggy Shaw Milliken, Lorraine Grass Rutolo, Rena Kearney, Geraldine Tweedie Dyer, Tammy Ryder Massengale, Becky Dixon, Barbara Hallett Bridges, Donna Gilman Brewer, Merlin Townsend, Garold Benson, Dona Wilson, Ann Crichton Karter, Judith Lunney Merriam, Lawrence Beals, Charlotte Foster Burke, Leah Beattie Blanchard, Joanne Burtt Shaw, Patricia Pineau Glidden, Wayne Patterson, Dianne McCrum Watson, Glanda Collins Bell, as well as teacher Bud Porter.  





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    Pictured during the Mars Hill Rotary Club’s Recognition Luncheon held in April for Volunteers of the Mars Hill Food Cupboard and the Mars Hill Region of Meals on Wheels were: Bruce Hussey, 2008-2009 president of the Mars Hill Rotary Club; Roger Shaw, Rotarian and master of ceremonies; and Bill Graves, special speaker. 






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    Bill Graves, sports writer, spoke during the Recognition Luncheon, held in April for Volunteers of the Mars Hill Food Cupboard and the Mars Hill Region of Meals on Wheels, on the Meals on Wheels program, which was used by both of his parents after physical conditions limited their activities. He said that while his parents enjoyed the meals, which tasted good and were nutritious, as important to them was the visit and companionship of whoever delivered the meal — no matter how brief the stop.





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    During the Recognition Luncheon held in April for Volunteers of the Mars Hill Food Cupboard and the Mars Hill Region of Meals on Wheels, Heidi Shaw, left, Mars Hill area coordinator for Meals on Wheels, is pictured at right with Dottie Sines, director of wellness/nutrition, Aroostook Agency on Aging, Meals on Wheels Program. Dottie is proud of the community for working together to keep the program running strong in the Mars Hill area. Dottie honored Heidi as a special individual who works hard to coordinate the Meals program in the Mars Hill area. Heidi also thanked the many area volunteers and organizations that help with funds and time.