Town News

Elizabeth Mitchell


The library received information inviting people to apply to become Host parents/families for High School Exchange Students. The group is also looking for Local Representatives to secure Host Parents for Exchange Students. The information is posted in the library or the group-International Fellowship for Foreign Exchange Students or call 1-800-647-8839.

 We also received notice that a company is offering Driver Education courses FREE On LINE. The courses help prepare individuals for the written permit test  and are geared to the individual states. This great opportunity is being offered all over the United States. Here is what they offer: 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, and CDL), 10 car practice tests, 5 motorcycle practice tests, and 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests. They also provide a Frequently Asked Questions section with detailed answers to 100+ Department of Motor Vehicle-related questions.  The program provides a “Read Aloud Toolbar in the footer of every page which allows users to hear selections read aloud; a great service for those with vision problems, and those  who have difficulty with reading off the computer for periods of time. We have computers for use at the library for anyone in good standing-meaning nothing overdue and not excluded due to previous misuse of a library computer. Anyone who has not used a computer before will be assisted. Our hours are M & T: 10-2; Wed. -Fri.12-4

 The Sunrise County Economic Council has a number of programs coming up.A small business wanting to learn about government contracting opportunities can learn more about it on Thursday, March 5. A presentation will be made from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Maine at Machias, Room 103. For more information contact Dana Delano at: Another offering for business people which is being presented in Machias is called Pumping Up Your Profits. For more information call 255-0983 or go to  Eastport Strings will present four programs of “Simple Songs, Dances, and Fiddle Tunes” starting Feb. 28 from 11-1 at the Eastport Arts Center. Half of each program will give participants an opportunity to learn and play fiddle tunes. People of all ages and all instruments are welcome. No instrument is necessary though, as some will be provided. The other dates are March 21, April 11, and May 1st. Each class is $6.00 or prepay for all at $20. For more information or to register, contact Alice St. Clair at  or call at: 853-0823.Also  happening starting February 28, Dr. Kay Kimball of UMM will lead discussions focused on American Indian writers. The discussions will be held at the Cobscook Community Learning Center at Lubec. The program is made possible through the Harriet P. Henry Center for the book and is coordinated by the Maine Humanities Council under the Title of “Let’s Talk About It”. Persons planning to participate can do so with no fee and all the books in the series to be discussed can be checked out at the Lubec Memorial Library. The total program dates and times are Saturdays: Feb.28, March 21, April 11, May 2, and May 30. All sessions run from 2:00-3:30. The program is celebrated on June 6 with a movie and gathering at the Lubec Memorial Library. The movie will be ‘Smoke Signals’ based on a story by Sherman Alexie, described as one of the most successful of the new generation of American Indian writers. The books in order of dates of discussion are: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie, Song of Rita Joe by Rita Joe, Fools Crow by James Welch, The Sharpest Sight by Louise Owens, and Tracks by Louise Erdrich. If you any questions, please contact

There is a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with Pat Owen planned for Sunday, March 15 from 1-5pm with a snow date of March 22.  There will be a Grafting/Scionwood Exchange the same day. There is a class fee of $12. For information on how to register, go to the SCEC website and scroll down through the workshop information.  During the Friday through Monday, May 22 through 25 the 12th Annual Down East Spring Birding Festival is being celebrated. Visit their website at or contact Valerie Lawson at The Last Friday Coffeehouse is featuring Derrick Semler who combines, Blues, Country, Cajun, and Soul. A donation  of $12 is suggested. Children under 12 are free. There is a Schoodic Arts for All T-Shirt Design Contest. All entries to be received by June 15. There are cash prizes. Interested persons may e-mail: info@schoodicartsfor or call 963-2569.


 The Town of Princeton Selectman still have openings on the Budget Committee and ask any interested citizens to notify the folks at the Town Office of their interest. Serving on the committee doesn’t require a lengthy commitment and would be a great service to the town. The Town Office is open Monday through Friday from 8-12 and 12:45-4 or you may call 796-2744 during those hours.