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Page 18 THE QUODDY TIDES 26 January, 2018 DISCUSSING the upcoming Craft and Vendor Fair at the Pembroke Elementary School are Marine Corps veteran Michael Lawson, Cari Anne Lawson, Bonita Jones and Sgt. Brian Jones Sr. The fair will benefit the United Farmer Veterans of Maine's 22 2x4 Campaign. (Melissa Cushing photo) Craft fair slated to raise UFV awareness by Melissa Cushing Pembroke residents Bonita and Brian Jones Sr. have been organizing venues for local crafters to sell their creations at loca- tions throughout Washington County over the past year. The craft and vendor fair to be held on Saturday, February 3, at the Pembroke Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is their most recent effort. This event will promote awareness of the United Farmer Veterans of Maine (UFV), and each available space for ven- dors costs $22 in honor of the "22 2x4 Campaign" of UFV. The goal is to con- struct 300 small camps on Maine farms participating in the veteran mentorship program in agriculture. The name comes from the fact that 22 veterans commit sui- cide in the United States each day, and the 2x4 symbolizes the home that is built to create a new foundation for positive growth. The Joneses recently became acquaint- ed with Marine Corps veteran Michael Lawson and his wife Cad Anne - current- ly of Charlotte but previously of Colorado - who are involved with fundraising for UFV, and the plans for February's Fair emerged. Sergeant Brian Jones Sr. is a Desert Storm veteran and recipient of the Eagle Cane, a symbolic award for service found- ed by Maine Wood Carver Association member Marcia Berkall in 2008 and carved by family friend Herb Blake. To reserve a vendor space, contact Brian and Bonita Jones at 904-7814. To be part of future events, send a request to join the Facebook group Crafty Crafters Downcast ME. The Lawsons will also be available at the craft fair to talk with guests about UFV. The Joneses are grateful to Arlene Eaton of Stonington, who donated a handmade quilt to raffle. RECENT FLOODING At the January 15 Pembroke select- men's meeting, it was noted that the re- cent flooding from the downpours of rain on January 13 created additional mainte-- nance expenses. Areas around Wilson Stream, Leighton Point - including Ox Cove and Young's Cove " Pennamaquan River and the Pembroke end of the Rob- binston Ridge Road were affected. Excess overflow spread across roadways in these areas, and safety markers were put up to redirect traffic. After the winter, closer as- sessments can be made on infrastructure and culvert damage. FOURTH OF JULY COMMITTEE The Pembroke Fourth of July Commit- tee will be hosting a public supper on March 10 at the Pembroke Elementary School from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise funds to help support the 4th of July parade and activities. Donations of raffle items and items for dinner are needed. For more information or to donate, call Dale Shannon at 726-1041. To donate items for the raffle, call Iva Kinney at 726-3935. PEMBROKE LIBRARY The sea chantey concert scheduled for January 17 was cancelled because of the storm and has not been rescheduled. The music circle provided by Calvin Short on January 19 was successful and by Melissa Cushing, Tel. 726-4795 < > well-attended. The next music cffcles will be on Friday, February 2, and Friday, Feb- ruary 16, at 6:30 p.m. All musicians are encouraged to attend regardless of skill level, and the public is welcome to come and listen. The next meeting of the Downeast Am- ateur Astronomers will be Saturday, Feb- ruary 17, at 7 p.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Members of the Pembroke United Methodist Church were delighted to dis- cover the work of unknown Good Samari- tans recently. Person or persons unknown plowed the parking areas and shoveled the steps and ramp so folks could get to church with ease. All were happy to be recipients of this random act of kindness. Lay members of the congregation are filling in and conducting Sunday service while Pastor David is temporarily out of action. The jokes aren't as good, but the sermons are shorter. Prayers of concern were offered for Pastor David, Pauline and the Lincoln family. Plans are under way for a celebratory potluck supper and hymn sing in February or early March to wel- come the return of better weather and healthier members. Regular Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Peterson, and Bi- ble study continues to meet each Thurs- day at 10 a.m weather permitting. All are welcome. ili~!~i~: ~ . !i PERRY SCHOOL STUDENTS recently stocked two large boxes of non-perishable items, which they contributed to the Garrapy Food Pantry in Eastport. by Eileen Curry Tel. 853-2649 MEMBERS OF THE SPINNING VIXENS, Sonya Stevens, June Russell and Susan Plachy, are seen here at their Saturday afternoon meeting on January 20. (Melissa Cushing photo) Spinning Vixens help by Melissa Cushing A local spinning group, the Spinning Vixens, meets the first, second and fourth Saturday of the month at the Pembroke Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. New mem- bers - experienced or novice spinners - are welcome. Spinners bring individual relaxation therapeutic massage iniury rehabilitation Art and Megan ii i:i! :j :::::::::::: Linderaanis, LMT :iiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiiii :ii!ii!iii!!ijjII downeastmass ! om 848 US Rte. 1, Pembroke 853-4083 foster community projects to work on while sharing ideas. Members Alma Gould and Carol Allard met a few years back at spinning work- shops at Done Roving Farm in Charlotte and in early 2016 decided to try to pull together other spinners in a social realm to foster creativity and community. They, and the four other current members, cre- ate yarn from wool fleece and/or cotton and silk fibers. Some like to work with sheep wool, while others prefer alpaca. DANGEROUS TRAVEL The Town of Perry Facebook page warned residents of dangerous travel on some Perry roads during the weekend of January 12 when a driving rain caused overflows and washouts. Select board Chair Karen Raye asked everyone travel- ing Perry roads to take caution until town crews could clear streets. After the clean- up, curious residents ventured out to watch rushing water at Mill Stream where it flows into Boyden Lake in Perry. Some stunning photos were posted on social me- dia showing the event. RECYCLING Perry has an agreement with the City of Eastport for Perry residents to use East- port's recycling facility. The Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. People can recycle CFLs, fluorescent tubes and man- ual thermostats. Starting on Saturday, Jan- uary 27, the facility will accept paint. E-waste is also accepted. The facility is located on the former Guilford mill build- ing at the corner of Toll Bridge Road and Route 190 in Eastport. PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS UPCOMING MEETINGS The Perry bicentennial planning meet- ing has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 31, at 6 p.m. at the Perry Munici- pal Building. The next Perry School Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb- ruary 7, at the Perry Elementary School at 6 p.m. Study offers chance to test water quality The Boyden Water Quality Study is now accepting home drinking water prior- ity samples through January 31 and last call samples through February 15. Tests will be conducted for levels of arsenic, lead, copper, cadmium, chromium, iron and mercury. Household results will be returned by June. Sample kits can be picked up and dropped off at the tribal office at Pleasant Point and Moose Island Marine in East- port. Contact the team - Kathy Vandiver, Abby Harvey and Tchelet Segev - at and for more information.