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T Page 16 THEQUODDYTIDF " 26 January, 2018 Destiny Bay I N G b, Mary Alice Look Tel. 733-2826 by Delia Mac Farris change of fide. Hopefully by communi- SCHOOL NEWS sistently clean for students as well. caring through low frequency clicks and During the week of January 22 the hard It was decided to purchase additional FINNED NEWCOMER whistles, this wandering creature from the work of testing was brightened for Whit- copies of the History of Whiting, Maine as Word spread on January 20 of a finned open ocean found a way back to its family ing Village School students by a knitting there are only two copies left from the arrival to Cutler Harbor. The lobstermen group, class for the upper grades. Learning to original printing. One of those will be held have been busy hauling and bringing knit is a component of tbeir art class, and as a shelf copy in the town office. Since ashore the last of their deep ocean trawls. NEWCOMER ANNABELLE Principal Scoff Johnson said that most of there is continued interest in purchasing Between their wharves downtown, a dol- I am a corgi, the only one of that breed the students have decided to knit a scarf as the book, 50 copies will be printed by phin was spotted swimming around. Anne in Cutler. My family moved from Ohio, their first project. Fundy Bay Printing in Machias. The new McGhie, Cutler's resident marine roam- and we are temporarily living in a small On Friday, January 26, students will books will be bound in a manner to ac- mal expert, identified it as most likely an downtown rental overlooking the lobster visit Edmunds Consolidated School to see commodate easy copying since the books Atlantic white-sided dolphin. A hand- wharves. My appealing large eyes take in a presentation about a traveling planetari- are often used for genealogical research. some, yellowish gold streak above the all the new sights by this harbor and along um. There is money for the reprinting in a white extends from the middle of their the seashore. The most exciting event Students are looking forward to attend- budget line earmarked for vital records, so body to the tall. Adults can reach up to 10 since my arrival was watching that big ing the annual Winter Family Fun Day on the purchase will not require additional feet in length. This visitor was much short- fish swimming near the docks where lob- Saturday, February 17, at Cobscook Bay taxpayer funds. The new books will be er, perhaps a young dolphin or a small ster gear is piled. I have never seen a fish State Park in Edmunds. Plans are also be- sold for $15 each. female. According to a Grand Manan that big out in the Midwest! Wading here ing made for winter carnival activities at COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Whale and Seabird Research publication, is fun while I look for crab shells to munch the school during the week of February The Comprehensive Plan Committee the Atlantic white-sided dolphins move on, but the water is way too salty for me. 19, and there will be some events planned met on January 17 to review and update offshore during the winter. Cutler is OK, but I miss having lots of around the Chinese New Year. sections of the plan and read the returned This adventurous cetacean may have four pawed playmates. Being in the mid- SELECTMEN'S MEETING surveys from taxpayers. The two-hour followed a fisherman's boat in past Little dle of a pack of dogs, kids and people meeting focused on a presentation by Judy River Island. They actively seek moving makes me especially happy. I have already The January selectmen's meeting was vessels and are fast and acrobatic jumpers joined in sledding with Ethan and Isabel moved to January 12 because of poor East from the Washington County Coun- weather conditions. The board will hire cil of Governments. The next meeting is on the open sea's surface. The finned new- Cates, who live next door. They have pet comer to town eventually went out on the rabbits which I am not interested in. the school's bus driver, Tim Carroll, to do scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, at some cleaning in the community building, 6 p.m. at the community building. probably during the time the students are Beginner tai chi classes to be offered using the building for gym class. The du- HISTORICAL SOCIETY ties will be along the same lines as work The next meeting will be on Sunday, Healthy Acadia is offering free tal chi Fitness and Aquatics Center. Contact Sa- done by the former bus driver/custodian. January 28, at 3 p.m. the Union Meet- classes this winter. The eight-week begin- mantha Williams at either 207-214-6516 This ensures that the building is ready for ing House. Dues are payable annually at ner-level 'q'ai Chi for Health" will be of- or . use as a rental space and will keep it con- the January meeting. fered at six locations across Washington Machias- Mondays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m II Oe0.o.~ e, is /I published on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. and Hancock counties. This ancient Chi- January 22 to March 12, Machias Market- nese practice incorporates slow, gentle and place. Contact Samantha Williams at 214- controlled movement to improve relax- 6516 or . ation, flexibility, concentration and mus- Princeton - Wednesdays from 4:30 to cle strength. The classes can be enjoyed 5:30 p.m February 7 to March 28, Princ- by people of all ages and all levels of eton Elementary School. Contact Chris- physical ability, fine Morris at either 207-214-7856 or While classes are free, a $5 per-class . donation is suggested. Classes in Wash- An intermediate-level class is offered ington County are as follows, on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Calais-Mondaysfrom4:30to5:30p.m p.m. at Moore Community Center in February 5 to March 26, Calais Regional I llsworth. Contact Nina Zeldin at 207- Hospital. Contact Christine Morris at 214- (67-7171 or . 7856 or . Additional classes will be scheduled ac- Machias - Tuesdays and Thursdays, cording to demand. To inquire about up- 8:30 to 9:30 a.m January 9 to March 1, coming tai chi classes in your community, University of Maine at Machias' Murdock contact Nina Zeldin at either 667-7171 or . For more information about 'q'ai Chi for Health" or other programs offered by Healthy Acadia, please visit the website . -Serving Downeast Maine for more than 30 years- Cooper sends out foreclosure notices by Karen Holmes Cooper Tax Collector Laurie Pike sent out foreclosure notices in the beginning of January to people who owed 2015 lien payments. If bills are not paid by Febru- ary 1, the town will own the properties, under state foreclosure laws. During the January 20 Cooper Select Board meeting, she reported that some people have paid, but there are still a few who have not. She will continue efforts to contact owners and remind them of pending foreclosure, which is automatic if all the 2015 taxes, liens and fees are not paid by the deadline. The school board representative pre- sented the chart of 2017-2018 daily and yearly tuition fees charged by the public schools Cooper students are currently at- tending. There are 11 elementary and six for all your automotive secondary students attending seven differ- ent schools. The elementary schools are Alexander, Calais, Elm Street in East Ma- chias, Pembroke and Woodland. The sec- ondary schools are Woodland and Washington Academy (WA). WA's tu- ition fee for each student is only slightly higher than Woodland's because of the In- sured Value Factor (IVF). The state al- lows such private schools to charge an IVF fee for building maintenance and con- struction costs. This IVF is supposed to be reimbursed to municipalities by the state. Since the town has four students at WA, the school board will see that Cooper does get this reimbursement for this school year. Cooper residents are reminded that they should always bring 100 pounds or more of trash for each visit to the Marion Trans- fer Station. If they do not, the town is charged a fiat fee. The Marion Transfer Station does send the town a list of the people who violate the agreement. The select board has discussed this situation before and may recommend a warrant ar- ticle at the 2018 town meeting asking Coo- per residents if they want to place a dumpster at the town office area. This might require a yearly dumpster usage fee and timely trash pick-up fees. The select board will continue to prepare warrant ar- ticles for residents to consider at the annu- M meeting. One article already discussed will be having the select board take on the duties of the planning board. The next Cooper Select Board meeting will be on Saturday, February 3, at 9 a.m. at the town office. The office will be open for business on Thursday, February 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. PEMBROKE IRVING Open 7 Days a Week Mon.-Sat 4 a.m.-ciosing Sun 5 a.m.-closing Route 1, Pembroke, ME 726-5103