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Page 20 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 July, 2018 JACK FROST and Chelsea Sawyer from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a donation check to Katie Freedman of Healthy Acadia. These funds will provide scholarships for students in Washington County to attend the DownEast Teen Leadership Camp this summer, helping to make DETLC accessible to all youth. DownEast Teen Leadership Camp (DETLC) is a five-day residential summer camp program serving primarily Washington County teensaentering grades 7to 9. Hosted by Healthy Acadia and held at the University of Maine at Machias, the camp challenges and empowers teens to make healthy choices and positively impact their lives and those in their communities. Charlotte school budget nixed by one vote by Eileen Clark great deal of discussion, the modified arti- At a special town meeting held at the cle was defeated. The moderator asked for Charlotte Elementary School on July 23, another motion. The motion was made and over 60 residents came to vote on the 15 seconded for the original amount that had articles concerning the school budget, been recommended by the school board. Robert Moholland was voted to be mod- This motion was defeated by one vote. erator at the meeting. Since the budget was not approved, the Town residents voted on 14 of the 15 school board will be discussing what to do articles on the .warrant for three hours, about a new budget at the August meet- The first 13 articles passed by vote. One ing. resident made a motion that article 14 - The total proposed school budget con- for a portion of the local share to be raised sidered at the meeting is for $997,037.49, - be reduced by $100,000 and another with the local amount to be raised being resident seconded the motion. After a $448,945.34 Board addresses ATV damage at beach by Karen Holmes Signs stating "No ATVs Allowed" will soon be placed at the Cooper town beach. Someone has been tearing up the road and parking lot with a four wheeler. Select board members Brenda Gove, Dan Ack- ley and John Visell agreed at their July 21 meeting to put up the signs. They also will ask the game wardens to periodically check the area. Wardens can enforce laws and fine anyone who does damage with ATVs. A landowner adjacent to the beach re- cently contacted Selectman Ackley with another problem. He has asked for addi- tional signage stating that beach-goers should remain on-the beach and not tres- pass onto adjacent private properties. He also explained another problem at the beach is unleashed and uncontrolled dogs. Recently such dogs entered his private property next to the beach and attacked his dogs. This was a violation of town beach laws, and the animal control officer was contacted. There are already signs posted that state that no dogs are allowed on the beach. The select board is mulling over solu- t'lonS such as an entrance gate to the beach with a combinatiom needed to open it or cameras to record a~ll license plates so vio- lators could be fined and billed for dam- ages. The Cooper town beach is to be used only by taxpayers, their families and guests. The Black Bear Security Compa- ny will be contacted and asked to provide options, At the meeting, Selectman Ackley re- ported that David Lee recently replaced a culvert on East RidgeRoad. During the recent annual town meeting, voters ap- proved the cost of work that will begin soon on a 1.17-mile span of East Ridge Road. The road will receive: 1 1/2 inches of shim coating. Resident BOb Smith em- phasized that before the shimming pro- cess begins, any protruding old stumps and rocks should be removed or covered thoroughly. Otherwise they will protrude and ruin the shim coverage very quickly, especially during the winter. The next select board meeting will be Saturday, August 4, at 8 a.m. at the Coo- per Town Office. The Cooper Planning Board will meet also there at 9 a.m. Laurie Pike will be available for town business from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Au- ~. gust 2, at the town office. SEELEY BENEFIT A benefit supper and Chinese raffle were held on July 21 at the Edmunds Con- solidated School for baby Harbor Seeley, son of Kristen Seeley, who has been diag- nosed with CHARGE syndrome and re- quires much medical attention. The event was a huge success, and proceeds will be used to help defray expenses for the fami- ly. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The Dennysville-Edmunds Congrega- tional Church held its annual meeting on July 18 with 13 in attendance. The follow- ing officers were elected for two-year terms expiring in 2020: Richard Stanhope, deacon; Barbara Ward, trustee; Mary Mc- Fadden, clerk. Retiring trustee Clyde Lin- gley declined to seek reelection. Other church officers will be elected next year. Charities will receive the same donation amounts as were given to them last year. Budget concerns, food pantry donations and missions donations were all discussed. The fundraising committee, which spon- sors such events as breakfasts and sup- pers, as well as the Summer Festival and the annual auction, provides generous fi- nancial support to the church. The next breakfast will be served in the parish hall on Saturday, August 4, from 7 to 9 a.m. Adults pay $6 and children pay $3. All are welcome. The next supper in the parish hall will by Mary McFadden, Tel. 726-4676 < mmcfadden@roadrunner.com > be served on Saturday, August 18. at 5 p.m. This will be a chicken barbecue meal. The price for this meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children. SUMMER-FESTIVAL The fundraising committee sponsored its annual Summer Festival on July 21. People anxiously waited in line for the huge tag sale. the Chinese raffle, the book sale and the food sale. Ducks for the up- coming Dennys River Duck Race were for sale, and raffle items included a beau- tiful cake made by Linda Church and the book Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheese- cake by Sarah Graves. donated by Ruth Chaffey. Sharon Lozier won the book, Jennie Kilby won the cake, and Greg Hart- ,man won the door prize. LINCOLN MEMORIAL LIBRARY The library continues to hold book sales held in conjunction with the Dennys River Farmers' Market, which takes place in the churchyard behind the library. More book donations for the sales would be most helpful to expand the offerings. The li- brary also is seeking more volunteers to help with staffing. HANSOM HOUSE The Hansom House, formerly called the Lincoln House, has its bar open on Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 8:30 p.m. The public is welcome. BAPTIST CHURCH The missionary for the week is the Neighborhood House with Milton and Wendy Higgins. A missionary project at the church is to bring in items to fill shoe boxes for the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child; Everyone is asked to bring in school supplies for the month of July. Nonperishable food items are being col- lected in the foyer at the church each week for the Calais food pantry. Sunday school;is held each Sunday at the church at 9:45 a.m and the morning worship service starts at 11 a.m. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT Members met on July 17 for the regular monthly business meeting. Auxiliary members are grateful to the fire and rescue members for their help with moving the trucks at the station, set- ting up and taking down the tables and chairs and working at the supper on July 11. CVF&R AUXILIARY The first fundraising activity for CVF&RA was a dinner on July 11. Ap- proximately 200 people enjoyed beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, pies and other desserts. Members are grateful to every- one who helped. The second fundraising dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 15, at the station at 5:30 p.m. with the same type of items as 'the July dinner. Members will be meeting on Monday, August 6, at the station at 6:30 p.m. for a business meeting. Plans will be fmalized for the August dinner. The third dinner will be held on September 8. This is the much awaited spaghetti dinner that is held each year. New members are always wel- come. HISTORICAL SOCIETY - - The genealogy library/museum at the Did you know Did you know that you can access online archives of past editions of The Quoddy Tides newspaper? Visit and click on The Quoddy Tides link. by Eileen Clark Tel. 454-8825 town hall is open each Wednesday during July and August. Members will also be working there on Thursday, August 16, if anyone would like tO come at that time. If anyone needs to come on any other day, please contact one of the members to ,set up an appointment. Members held the monthly business meeting at the genealogy library on July 18. It was noted that a question about a Carter family from Pembroke was re- ceived. The query was researched by Arthur Carter and Eileen Clark, and the information will be sent to the person. In- formation was received from Nancy James-Dombroski that her father, Clar- ence Winfield James, had passed away at the age of 91 on June 19. He was the last living child of Linnie May Carter and Win- field Scott James Jr. These families former- ly lived in Pembroke and Baileyville before moving to Massachusetts. The semi-annual newsletter was mailed or hand delivered to members in June. One article in the newsletter was a copy of a list of students who attended the Lower Ridge School in 1906. This is the first mention of a school by that name that members have ever heard about. It was located a short distance from what was known as the Gardner School. It is be- lieved that the Gardner School took the place of the Lower Ridge School. Mem- bers are grateful to Larry Colarusso for allowing Sandie Sawyer to photograph this card. It was voted to buy a printer for mem- bers to use at the genealogy library during the summer. The next business meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22, at 12 noon at the genealogy library at the town hall. AROUND AND ABOUT Get-well wishes are extended to Lana Vining, who had knee surgery in Bangor on July 16. She is now receiving therapy. Merilee Meacock and her three sons Clay, Finn and Leif of Cranberry, N.J have returned to Pennamaquan Lake for two more weeks of working on their new cottage. Kim, William, Sami, William and Max of Carlisle, Pa are at the Meacock cottage at Pennamaquan Lake doing some renovating at their summer home and en- joying some time with family and friends.