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25 December, 2015 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 15 Students stage Christmas extravaganza by J.D. Rule ly kidnap Santa in an effort to disrupt Who knew that those dastardly pirates Christmas in Lubec? Playing to a full from Eastport could sink so low to actual- house at the Lubec Elementary School cafetorium, the students told that story, but at least it did have a happy ending -- unless you were a pirate. It's a Pirate Christmas was written and directed by teacher Penny Laskey, but it was the students who brought it to life. From the vile Captain Eastport, played by Dominic Brown, and his scheming side- kicks Kelci Williams and Ashlyn Dins- more, to the clueless Santa, played by Hayden Farrell, all the way to the Pre-K and Kindergarten students, the actors were both convincing and confident. The 6 p.m. performance, postponed from the scheduled December 15 date to the December 17 by weather, was the cul- mination of weeks of practice and rehears- als, beginning "just before Thanksgiving" according to Laskey. The dazzling cos- tumes and set materials were all donated or provided by parents, resulting in a "no budget" production. But it was the per- formers' enthusiasm that carried the show. Headlined by 13 of the older students, a wide variety of roles -- both charming good guys and vicious scallywags -- were presented, along with Pre-K up to Grade 4 in the chorus line. "Aren't these kids great?" asked Princi- pal Tina Wormell after the show. Laskey KELCI WILLIAMS, as Scallywag, and was quick to give the credit to the actors. Ashlyn Dinsmore, as Seadog, appear in "They worked during the day and at home, It's a Pirate Christmas at the Lubec school, too," she said, speaking of how they mas- (JD Rule t hoto) tered some complex dialogue. Students busy with Christmas activities Lubec Elementary School students and used to their cute costumes recently to staff are grateful to the Quoddy Bay Tea perform It's a Pirate Christmas. Dressed Ladies for their generous donation toward as elves, pirates and a jolly Santa, they the expenses of Children's Stage Adven- strode on deck and entertained the com- tures theater. They are also grateful to 1o- munity with song, humor and drama. cal businesses and the many thoughtful Christmas tree art lined the walls "of the people who donated toward the Twelve cafeteria. Days of Christmas raffle. Tickets sold like Craft Day was held recently, and every hotcakes and grossed close to $700 that student went room to room making unique will be put toward school field trips, handmade holiday decorations to take Students are also grateful to home. Multi-age groups moved together, Hannaford's for the pumpkins they deco- with the older students helping the young- rated, er ones. Some of the crafts include natural Students busied themselves learning sand dollars and light-up Olafs, memora- their lines, singing their songs and getting ble treasures families will love. Peace for Paris was an art theme in the older grades, with a poster of the Eiffel Tower painted within a peace sign, signif- icant to recent events. Students also creat- ed a seven-foot Eiffel Tower Christmas tree collage with hopeful thoughts of the season. (The school news is submitted by Con- nie Harter-Bagley. ) Lubec school posts honor roll Lubec Elementary School has an- nounced the honor roll for the first trimes- ter of 2015-2016. Grade 3: High honors -- Jade Green- law, Hannah Evers-Jenkins; honors -- Hayden Blake. Grade 4: Honors -- Kalin Sawtelle, Skyler Tinker, Ayla Zanoni. Grade 5: Honors -- Eli Appleby, Julia Fox, Chloe Savage, Isabelle Seeley, Addi- son Williams, Veda Zanoni. Grade 6: Honors -- Keaton Sawtelle, Brianna Peck, Ashlyn Dinsmore, Kelci Williams. Grade 7: Honors -- Dominic Brown, McKenna Robinson, Adrian Lyons. Grade 8: Honors -- Jaimie Fairchild, Logan Richards, Isaic Ross.. Perfect attendance: Dominic Brown, Ashlyn Dinsmore, Brady Hall, Juelz Owens. "If you can dream it, we can build it" Kitchen Cabinets Bathroom Vanities Tile Custom Built-ins Beds Furniture Restorations Custom Trim & Millwork See photos of our work on 20 Loon Lane, Lubec, ME 04652 Steve Lehman (207) 271-7637 Mike Lehman (207) 263-6762 Email slehman Season's Greetings from Lyons' Market 82 Washington St., Lubec Lyons' Variety Route 189, Lubec ENTHUSED with school spirit, Lubec grades 5-7 students got their picture taken this week with the new school sign made by Porcupine Signs of Perry. Board to weigh business grant proposals by J.D. Rule stretch of weather, so we got through most Seven Small Business Micro-Enterprise of it quickly." Surveyors are identified by grant proposals have been received by the town-issued cards and ask only if house- deadline at the Lubec Town Office, said hold income is "above or below" a thresh- Lubec Select Board Chair Carol Dennison old determined by the number of residents at the board's December 16 meeting. Pro- in a dwelling. The survey is being con- posals total ,$199,260, exceeding the per- ducted under the guidance of the Wash- missible limit of $150,000, assuming all ington County Council of Governments. are accepted. "Now we have to review the The formal resignation of Town Trea- applications," Dennison said. Select board surer Randy Campbell was accepted "with member Dan Wagner immediately re- regret" by the board. Campbell, who has cused himself from any grant-related de- served the town for nine years, announced liberations, stating, "My partner is an his intention to retire earlier this year, applicant." Lubec Economic Development prompting a search for his replacement. Committee member Gale White also ad- Christian Morelli is now officially the dressed the board, formally recusing him- town treasurer. "You will be missed," said self also. White is also a member of the Sutherland, as Campbell rose to leave. town's revolving loan committee. The se- Dennison reviewed the contents of a lect board accepted both requests, letter received from Department of Ma- Town Administrator John Sutherland rine Resources Commissioner Patrick Ke- updated the board on the progress of the liher, regarding safety issues related to the town survey, which is intended to deter- mooring moratorium. "This really makes mine the accuracy of the U.S. Census Bu- me mad," said Lubec Select Board mem- reau' s American Community Survey that ber Joanne H. Case. "We've always been a indicated that Lubec numbered too few fishing village; we're not going to turn "low and "moderate income" households away a boat in an emergency. I think the to qualify for certain grants. 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