Veterans to be honored during Tuesday celebration

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Veterans to be honored

during Tuesday celebration


by Hillary Hallett

    On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the staff and students of the Easton School Department will be honoring local veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. Veterans are invited to be our guests for lunch at 12:30 p.m., with the assembly to follow. 

    As part of the ceremony, officials would like to recognize veterans in a PowerPoint presentation. If you have not sent a picture for our previous celebrations, please bring or send a picture to the elementary school office so that we may include you in this presentation. You will need to do this no later than Thursday, Nov. 7. 
    Also, to help our cooks prepare, we ask that all who plan to attend call the elementary school at 488-7701 to RSVP no later than Friday, Nov. 8, either for lunch and the assembly or just the assembly.
    On behalf of the planning committee and the entire Easton School Department, we look forward to honoring our local veterans on the 12th of November.


Photo courtesy of Brianne O’Leary

      Jenna O’Leary, 15-year-old daughter of Trevor and Caryl O’Leary of Saint Francis, and her cousin, 13-year-old Holly O’Leary, daughter of Tracy and Brianne O’Leary of Bridgewater, both shot their deer while hunting on youth Day in Bridgewater. Pictured from left to right: Jenna and Holly.


Youth Day hunt a Success

Photo courtesy of Hillary Hallett

    Deer Hunt — It was a successful outing for Youth Day deer hunt for Joshua Peers, age 13, and his dad Edward, of Easton, shooting his first deer on his first hunt this past Saturday. Josh  shot an 11-point, 199-pound buck at over 400 yards. The deer was the first buck checked in at Ben’s new store on Main Street in Presque Isle.


    It was a successful event for Youth Day deer hunt for Joshua Peers (13 years old) and his dad Edward, of Easton, with Joshua shooting his first deer on his first hunt this past Saturday. Joshua and Ed went out for his first hunt and at 7 a.m., using a Winchester model 70 Featherweight in .243, a Leupold3-9 power scope, and 95 grain ballistic tip hand-loads he shot an 11-point, 199-pound buck at over 400 yards. The deer was the first buck checked in at Ben’s new store on Main Street in Presque Isle.


Photo courtesy of Hillary Hallett

    Mrs. McQuade’s fourth-grade class at Easton Elementary School recently read the story “Barn Dance” by Bill Martin. They studied the topic of literary prequels, and then wrote their own prequel involving the scarecrow in “Barn Dance.” Very creative writings! Some of the students pictured with their writing pieces, in front from left, incldue: Jazmin Tompkins, Hannah Croteau, Isaiah Rediker, Marcus Czosnek and Kaden Arnett. In back: Kaylee Boyce, Eva Callioras, Kassidy Brewer, Emma Lamoreau and Zacharey Mills.



Thanksgiving Dinner

    On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Easton School Department will be offering a Thanksgiving meal for Easton resident senior citizens starting at 12:30 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria. The meal will include turkey, stuffing, gravy, baked potatoes, mashed potato, squash, peas and rolls. 

Harvest Party 2013

    The annual EPCO Harvest Party at the Easton Elementary has been postponed; as soon as a date becomes final we will pass it along. Admission to the event will be Thanksgiving items to benefit the Easton branch of the Friends Helping Friends Food Pantry. Ideas include stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned pumpkin and fruit, pudding, etc. Please, no glass jars!
    EPCO is asking for small toys (Happy Meal size) to use as game prizes. If you have new or gently-used toys to donate, please send them to school with your child to leave them in the front office. There will be a cake walk; if you would like to donate a cake, call the elementary school at 488-7700. They would like to suggest 8-inch cakes (two to a box mix) or cupcakes. Costumes, games and food = fun!

Brown graduates

    Air Force Airman Anthony M. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree throught he Community College of the Air Force.
    Brown is the son of Michael Brown of Easton.
    Brown is a 2009 graduate of Easton Junior/Senior High School. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Southern Maine Community College, South Portland.

Sesquicentennial Committee needs you

    The Easton Sesquicentennial Planning Committee needs your help. The committee would love to have stories, photographs and history of the town for a publication they are in the process of compiling. All materials can be turned in to the Town Office starting immediately. The committee is also looking for activities suggestions and volunteers.  If you are interested in being involved, e-mail 


Photos courtesy of Hillary Hallett

    ‘Adopted GRAMS’ — Maggie McQuade and Devin Daniels’ “adopted” some grandmothers for the day at Easton Recreation’s Cooking Camp during harvest break. Seen here are the children with, from left: Ezalee Smith, Marie Hewitt, Ida Doak, Betty Brown and Arlene Ladner. The children hosted several adults and other grandparents during their final meal of the week. 


     The Donovan twins invited their grandparents for dinner at the final event for Cooking Camp at the Easton Recreation Department during harvest recess. Brandon and Landon, pictured in front from left, were thrilled to serve Mikey and Marilyn Brown their lunch!


    Dance Camp  — These lovely ladies participated in a dance camp over harvest break in conjunction with MoonDance Studios and the Easton Recreation Department. Seen here after performing for their families are, in front from left: Olivia Keep, Grace Ellis, Rylee Leavitt, Olivia Bate and Hayden Keep. Second row: Jazmin Tompkins, Emma Lamoreau, Amelia Bate, Grace Flewelling. In back is instructor Kelsey Gilson.


     Boys’ Day — “Boys will be boys” and they certainly were during the Easton Recreation Department’s annual fall Boys Only program. Seen here taking a quick photo break are, starting in front: Paul Bonner, Mitchell Flewelling, Peyton Hallett (toddler), Brayden Tompkins, Drew Lamoreau, Kody Carter, Gus Bonner, Chase Flewelling, Ben Pelkey, Marcus Czsonek and Dawson Lamoreau.


    Easton Recreation recently visited the SAD 1 School Farm in Presque Isle. Heading out for a ride are, from left: Keegan Dumond, Kennedy Dumond, Kaeleigh Swanson, Olivia Bate, Kassidy Brewer and Grace Flewelling.



Rec upcoming programs

    Sneakin in Science — We are excited to have Sarah McQuarie’s wonderful science program back in Easton and they have some wonderful new activities planned for us. We must have at least six participants sign up to make this class happen and a maximum of 12. Classes will run three Wednesdays in November on the 6th, 13th and 20th. Cost is $30 and it must be received by Nov. 13 (the second class). Please sign up by e-mailing or calling the Rec Department. Payments can be sent to school in an envelope or be dropped off at the Town Office. 
    The topics will be:
• Mad Scientist —  So you’ve mixed baking soda and vinegar? That’s nothing compared to what we’ll whip up in this class! Make some cool “goo” to take home;
• Fossils — Just like a paleontologist, dig up some real fossils and make your own; and
• Space Tour — Make craters on Mercury, set off a volcano on Mars, make your own rings for Saturn, learn all about the planets and more!
     Bokwa —Everyone can do Bokwa®  including 4-year-old kids to 75-year-old men and women, and more; all having a terrific experience in the same class! Theresa Bonner will be offering classes on three Thursdays in November on the 7th, 14th and 21st. The cost is $6 for all three sessions. Please pre-register by e-mailing or calling the Recreation Department. Payments can be sent to school in an envelope or be dropped off at the Town Office. This is open to ages 4 and up! We did a trial run this past month and the kids really enjoyed it! They learned how to “Sweat the Alphabet and Draw the Digits.”

Calendar of events

    Wednesday, Nov. 6 —  Junior Activities program 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
     First Sneakin’ in Science Class after school until 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration required!
    Thursday, Nov. 7 — First BOKWA class after school until 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration required!
    Friday, Nov. 8 — Junior Activities from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
    Adult Game Day at the Manor starting at 11 a.m., please bring a bag lunch. 
    Monday, Nov. 11 — No Recreation Department activities and Town Office will be closed in honor of Veteran’s Day. 
    Tuesday, Nov. 12 — Arts n’ Crafts after school at the Hall until 4:15 p.m.
     Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Junior Activities from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
    Sneakin’ in Science after school until 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required!
    Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to: or call 551-7737.