Dresden Communicator, January 2018

Your Monthly Community Newsletter

The Dresden Communicator is assembled with volunteer help and designed by Henry Lyons for distribution by the Town of Dresden, with help from Chris Hallowell and The Copy Shop, as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in the Dresden Communicator should contact the editor Bill Matthews, 737-9013 or bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com   Deadline for submissions: the 20th of each month.

 

Bridge Academy Library

Adult Book Group : The January discussion book for the book club will be Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley. The book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the library. This session will be held on Tuesday January 9th..

 

Storm Closings Reminder: Don’t forget that all storm closings for the library are posted on television at WMTW Channel 8 News and online at www.wmtw.com/weather/closings. Save yourself a trip by checking there first on a wintry day!

 

Spotlight Series: Maggie Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal

The fascination with World War II, Churchill and the royal family are still very much alive, as evidenced by movies like Darkest Hour and the Netflix series The Crown. If you’re looking to dive in to an engaging period series featuring a plucky heroine filled with intrigue, spies and famous wartime figures, then this is just the ticket. Come check out the whole series!

 

Winter Resources: The library has a comprehensive list of winter assistance information, including a Town by Town Supplemental Assistance Grid, a Directory of Commonly Requested Community Services and Holiday Resources. Please share this information if you or someone you know could use it. It is also available by calling 211 or online at 211Maine.org.

 

Vehicle Registration Available On-line

 

Dresden participates in the online Motor Vehicle re-registrations, and boat re-registrations?   We now also offer the ability to renew your dog licenses and pay property taxes online with a credit or debit card 24/7. This is a service provided by Informe, and can be accessed on the Maine.gov website. (We still will not be accepting credit or debit cards in the town office at this time.)

 

 

Dresden Transfer Station and Recycling Center

 

Open Thurs. 1-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-1, closed on holidays.   Located just off the Middle Road (Rte 197) near the Old Town Hall. Recycle Center accepts cardboard, glass containers, magazines, newspapers, mixed paper, plastic containers, aluminum cans, packing materials, and used motor oil. Transfer station accepts bagged household trash—up to 35 Lbs. Tokens for trash bags are available at the Town Office and local stores.. Any questions, call 737-4758 or see one of the recycling attendants, or call the Town Office at 737-4335.

 

Town Office Information

 

The Dresden Town Office is at 534 Gardiner Road, P.O. Box 30 Dresden, Maine 04342.

Online payment options and more information are at townofdresden.com

 

Normal hours are

 

Monday, 1-6 pm

Tuesday, 10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm

Thursday, 1 – 8 pm

Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

 

And the first Saturday of every month, from 9 am – noon.

 

The office will be closed on Monday, 15 January, for Martin Luther King Day.

 

Follow Dresden on Facebook @ Dresden, Maine

 

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Dresden Fire Association will have a monthly business meeting on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  We would like to thank everyone who purchased a tree during our annual Christmas Tree Fund Raiser and those who made donations.  We appreciate the support you give to us in our efforts to to raise money for the fire department.  We hope you all have a very Happy New Year.

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue

 

Members will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station.  Truck and/or station maintenance, training or other events will be posted on the board.  All members are urged to participate.  We are looking for more people to join, so if anyone is interested, please contact the fire chief, Steve Lilly, at 737-9434 or come to a weekly meeting and he will give you the information on what the requirements are, plus he can provide you with an application.  Like so many small towns, we can use as many members as possible who are willing to commit to the fire service of our community.  We hope you have a happy, healthy and safe New Year 2018.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

The Society will host their annual Chili/Chowder supper on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at Pownalborough Hall from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  The cost will be $7.00 per adult, $3.00 for children under 12 and Free for children under 5.  There will be a variety of homemade chili and chowders for your dining pleasure.  We’ll also have desserts and refreshments.  We hope you’ll bring your family and friends for an evening of community gathering for delicious food, meet and greet with others and some great conversations while supporting one of our special town organizations.  And if you have an interest in the history of our town, we are always welcoming new members.

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

The Planning Board will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month.  We do have a proposed subdivision that is on the agenda for January 2nd.  Information will be posted in the town office, Dresden Take-Out, Meetinghouse Market, the Post Office and on the town website.  If you have any questions on a project or other concerns, please contact the Chairman, Jeffrey Pierce, at 441-3006 or you can leave him a message at the town office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders

 

The Club will meet on the second Tuesday of the month which is January 9th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Dresden Town House on route 197.  We are still doing a lot of cleaning of the trails which in some areas have a significant amount of debris from the storm.  Yes, with only a few members able to work on them from time to time, it is taking us a little longer to get them cleared.  Now with the snow we have and more predicted, we are hoping to really get the trails in groomed condition.  We are always excited to have new members join the club.  We really think it’s great when people who like to cross-country ski, snowshoe or whatever also join the club.  If you’re interested in joining, you can either come to a meeting or call Shari Lilly at 737-2566 and you can get membership information or make arrangements to become a member.

 

 

Dresden Community Acoustic Music Jam

 

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, October through May, at Pownalborough Hall, Dresden, from 6- 9pm

 

TYPE OF MUSIC: Bluegrass, Folk, C&W

 

TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS: Stringed acoustic like guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass, but other instruments that would blend like harmonica, washboard, piano, etc. would be welcomed.

 

ABILITY LEVEL: Beginner on up

 

The primary goal of this event is to give Dresden residents and their guests who enjoy music the opportunity to get to know each other, play music, and have fun. Townspeople who do not know how to play but are thinking that they might like to learn, as well as those who want to just listen and enjoy the fun, will be welcomed.

 

 

Dresden Masonic Lodge #103

website:  www.bluelodges.com/lodges/me/dresden        Facebook: @ Dresden103

 

 

Seen in Dresden, December, 2017

 

By K. D. Vitelli

 

It’s kind of hard to remember just now, but December started out quite balmy, with daytime temperatures in the 40’s and even 50’s on a couple of days. Nights cooled off, however, and by the end of the first week, the edges of the river were white of a morning, and ice-coated branches glittered in the early sun. We had our first plow-able snow on the 9th, and haven’t looked back.

 

At the time of the monster full moon and very high tides, Dresden’s Eastern River had an unusual but fun visit from a harbor seal, whose little head was seen bobbing in and out after fish, just a bit south of the upper bridge. Our very own Christmas seal.

 

Mid-month, temperatures plummeted and the rivers flash-froze. Cold gray days gave us what I recently heard called, very evocatively, “fish belly white” skies. The river ice, groaning and sighing with the incoming and out-going tides, and with a bit of black water still showing in the channels, is now all shades of gray and white in endlessly fascinating geometric and abstract patterns, far more interesting right now than when they freeze solid and are covered in deep white snow, visually indistinct from empty fields.

 

The night of the 16th I thought I heard coyote howls as I drifted off to sleep. Next morning I could just make out a large carcass (a deer?) down on the ice just across from my house, probably the work of the coyotes. All day the crows and ravens and eagles fought over it, chasing each other, flapping wings and jumping back and forth—a huge, non-stop commotion. Twenty-four hours later new snow had covered the bloody traces and not even a low bump was left on the surface. A holiday feast for the large feathered crowd.

 

The colder weather and snow are bringing our birds back to the feeders. Four bluebirds have been sighted, first, hanging around south Dresden, a few days later, up on the north end of town. The blue jays are thriving, taking command of many feeders, in one case joined by a lone starling who seems to have lost his flock.

 

Chickadees, goldfinches, titmice, lots of woodpeckers, and the occasional cardinal are being seen all over town. Juncos and doves hang around on the ground, under the feeders and along the edges of plowed areas where they still are finding seeds.

The eagles at the Pownalborough courthouse have been working at re-building their nest. That must be where one I saw going down the Eastern River was headed, with a long stick in it’s talons extending well beyond the bird’s body both front and rear: looking just like a big witch riding her broom! The courthouse trails are now cleared and ready for hiking and snowshoeing.

 

Something to watch for and look forward to in the days ahead: another big irruption of Snowy Owls from the Arctic tundra is predicted for this year. One has already been seen in Dresden, early in the month on the lower Middle Road. If you see one, log in to Project SNOWstorm to report it.

 

https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/

 

Stay warm and safe and enjoy our winter wonderland with eyes wide open, especially as our days are getting longer again.

 

If you have sightings and/or photos you’d like to share, or questions about Dresden’s flora and fauna please send them to vitellik@indiana.edu.

 

 

 

January 2018 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Tuesday, 2 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   Planning Board   Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 3 January

7 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 4 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   RSU2 School Board Meeting, Cottrell Elem. School, Monmouth

6 – 9 pm Open Music Jam   Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 6 January

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

5 – 6:30 pm   Chili/Chowder Supper, Historical Society,                                                                                                              Pownalborough Hall            

Monday, 8 January

6 pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 9 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:30 Adult Book Group, Dresden Acad. Library

6:30 pm   Sno-Valley Riders Club Old Town House Rte 197

 

Wednesday, 10 January

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 11 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 13 January

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 15 January

Martin Luther King Day   Town Office closed

 

Tuesday, 16 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 17 January

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 18 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 20 January

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

Monday, 22 January

6pm Select Board meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 23 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 24 January

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 25 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 – 9 pm Open Music Jam   Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 27 January

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 30 January

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 31 January

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dresden Communicator, December 2017

Your Monthly Community Newsletter

The print edition of the Dresden Communicator is assembled with volunteer help and designed by Henry Lyons for distribution by the Town of Dresden, with help from Chris Hallowell and The Copy Shop, as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in the Dresden Communicator should contact the editor Bill Matthews, 737-9013 or bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com   Deadline for submissions: the 20th of each month.

 

 

 

Bridge Academy Library

Tis the season!

The library will continue to maintaining our Christmas Wish List year round at amazon.com, but we like to remind patrons about it as the season of giving approaches! Our budget is small so we are always looking for community help to fill the shelves with some great new reads for all ages. If you haven’t visited our list yet, it can be accessed as follows:

 

  1. If you have an amazon.com account, log on and click on the drop down arrow next to the Accounts & Lists option on the far right in the top menu. Under Your Lists select Find a List or Registry. Type in balibrarian@bridge-academy.lib.me.us and click the Search button.* The item(s) you purchase will automatically be removed from the BAPL Christmas Wish List after you submit your order.

 

  1. If you don’t have an Amazon account or prefer not to shop online, stop in during library hours to see a list of books we still need and make a donation to cover the cost.

 

*Unless you wish to remain anonymous please let us know if you make an online purchase by marking the item as a gift online, calling us at 737-8810 or emailing the library at balibrarian@bridge-academy.lib.me.us and leaving your name and address so we can thank you for your contribution.

 

Adult Book Group : The December discussion book for the book club will be Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. The book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the library. This session will be held on Tuesday December 12th.

 

Paperbacks: Can’t find an adult fiction title at the library? Don’t forget to check the paperback spinner racks located in the adult fiction section opposite the public computers. We are in transition so small paperbacks are in the process of moving to this new location.

 

Winter Resources: The library has a comprehensive list of winter assistance information, including a Town by Town Supplemental Assistance Grid, a Directory of Commonly Requested Community Services and Holiday Resources. Please share this information if you or someone you know could use it. It is also available by calling 211 or online at 211Maine.org.

 

 

 

Vehicle Registration Available On-line

 

Dresden participates in the online Motor Vehicle re-registrations, and boat re-registrations.   We now also offer the ability to renew your dog licenses and pay property taxes online with a credit or debit card 24/7. This is a service provided by Informe, and can be accessed on the Maine.gov website. (We still will not be accepting credit or debit cards in the town office at this time.)

 

 

Dresden Transfer Station and Recycling Center

 

Open Thurs. 1-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-1, closed on holidays.   Located just off the Middle Road (Rte 197) near the Old Town Hall. Recycle Center accepts cardboard, glass containers, magazines, newspapers, mixed paper, plastic containers, aluminum cans, packing materials, and used motor oil. Transfer station accepts bagged household trash—up to 35 Lbs. Tokens for trash bags are available at the Town Office and local stores.. Any questions, call 737-4758 or see one of the recycling attendants, or call the Town Office at 737-4335.

 

 

Town Office Information

 

The Dresden Town Office is at 534 Gardiner Road, P.O. Box 30 Dresden, Maine 04342.

Online payment options and more information are at townofdresden.com

 

Normal hours are

 

Monday, 1-6 pm

Tuesday, 10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm

Thursday, 1 – 8 pm

Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

 

And the first Saturday of every month, from 9 am – noon.

 

The office will be closed on Monday, 25 December for the Christmas holiday.

 

 Follow Dresden on Facebook @ Dresden, Maine

 

 

Dresden Holiday Concert

 

The 19th Annual Holiday Concert will be at St. John’s Church/Meeting House on Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm, featuring the Downeast Brass Quintet

 

People who have attended this concert in past years have commented that this is the kick-off of the holiday season for them. It is one of Dresden’s longest running traditions and has entertained many families and friends. Concert Master Dwight Tibbetts has once again written and arranged many new songs for the concert. Members of the Quintet always praise the venue as the best they play in. If you haven’t had a chance to hear this famous group play in a lovely setting, this is your opportunity.

 

As in past years, the concert will be followed by a potluck supper at the home of Peter and Mary Walsh. For more information, please call 737-2807 or email mpwalsh1@roadrunner.com.

 

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

Dresden Fire Association members will have the monthly business meeting on Wednesday, December 6th at 7 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  We will be having our annual Christmas Tree Fund Raising beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving and every weekend until Christmas.  The cost will be the same as last year, $25.00 each, and the trees will be 5 ft. to 7 ft.  Sales will be Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pownalborough fire station.  If you have questions or need other assistance to get a tree, please call Shari at 737-2566 and we will try to help you out.  We hope everyone will have a safe and happy Christmas season.

 

 

Dresden Fire Department

 

Dresden Fire Department personnel will meet every Wednesday at Pownalborough Station at 6:30 p.m.  The schedule for truck/station maintenance, training or other specified events will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.  All available personnel are urged to attend.  We would like to remind all residents that with the winter season comes the time to check the batteries in all detectors and make sure your heating sources are cleaned and safe.  We wish everyone a happy holiday season and thank you for the support you have shown us this past year. 

 

Also, remember that open burning permits may obtained from one of the issuing agents or on line at http://www.wardensreport.com or our website dresdenfireandrescue.org.  There are no fees for the permits.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

The Historical Society will not have a meeting in December.  With the winter season upon us, we will be holding our meetings at 1:00 p.m. in the Bridge Academy Library on the second Saturday of each month with the first one being on January 13, 2018.  Please make a note of the change which will be kept until April or May when we will go back to the Yellow Schoolhouse.  Election of Officers for the new year are Joe Wiley, President – John Ottum, Vice President – Shari Lilly, Secretary – Jamie Rea, Treasurer.  Directors (2 year terms) Julie Rea and Christina Ware.  Also, we will be hosting our annual Chili/Chowder Supper in January and others will be planned.  Look for notices.

 

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  If you have any questions in regard to projects, meeting dates or other information, please contact the Chairman, Jeffrey Pierce, at 441-3006 or you can leave a message at the town office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders

 

The club will meet on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m in the Old Town House on Rt. 197.  At this time, we are working on cleaning up the trails…especially from the wind/rain storm that left a lot of trees down throughout the town.  If you would like to become a member of the club or just want more information, please either attend a meeting or contact Shari at 737-2566 and we’ll gladly help you with your membership information.  Memberships are an important part of any organization and we think you’ll enjoy being a member of the club.  Trail maps are available at the low price of $3.00 each.  Have a safe and happy holiday season and remember Ride Right – Ride Safe – Think Snow!!

 

Dresden Community Acoustic Music Jam

 

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, October through May, at Pownalborough Hall, Dresden, from 6- 9pm

 

TYPE OF MUSIC: Bluegrass, Folk, C&W

 

TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS: Stringed acoustic like guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass, but other instruments that would blend like harmonica, washboard, piano, etc. would be welcomed.

 

ABILITY LEVEL: Beginner on up

 

The primary goal of this event is to give Dresden residents and their guests who enjoy music the opportunity to get to know each other, play music, and have fun. Townspeople who do not know how to play but are thinking that they might like to learn, as well as those who want to just listen and enjoy the fun, will be welcomed.

 

 

Dresden Masonic Lodge #103

 

December 12, Tuesday

Dresden Masonic Lodge #103 Annual Meeting/Awards Night, 6:30pm meal, 7:30pm meeting

website:  www.bluelodges.com/lodges/me/dresden        Facebook: @ Dresden103

 

Tandem Glass Fund Raiser

 

December 2nd and 9th please join us and other craftspeople from noon till 7 pm for our annual FUNDraiser potluck party event benefitting the Good Shepherd Food Bank & Maine Crafts Association. 25 % of sales will be split between these great organizations.

 

The event will feature live music, glass blowing demonstrations and pizza from our wood fired oven (weather dependant). Bring a topping and your holiday shopping list! Grab a seat and hang out with friends and neighbors as we bring in the holiday season. More info at:   www.tandemglass.com/events

 

Seen in Dresden, November, 2017

 

By K. D. Vitelli

 

On November 1 we were already well into our long stretch without power/TV/internet/landline phones; with trees uprooted, tops and branches snapped off, utility poles splintered and downed, wires and cables dangling and entwined with branches. The 7”of rain over a couple of those days must have helped the drought-stricken vegetation that survived the wicked winds, but it didn’t help the cleanup crews. What a mess! Even the squirrels were put out: their treetop highways have been badly interrupted by all the lost trees and they’re having to find new ways of getting around. Fortunately, daytime temperatures were unseasonably mild during the outages. With luck, that storm was a farewell to an over-extended summer, rather than a foretaste of what’s ahead.

 

By the second week of the month we were waking to frosted landscapes, steaming rivers and, later in the day, sometimes dramatic skies with bright horizontal sun rays outlining and streaking deep black clouds, especially at (now very early) sunset. On the 13th, we had a surprise snowfall—only about ¼”, but enough to make it clear that summer has ended.

 

With the return of some moisture to the ground and colder temperatures, some residents report that birds have begun to show up at feeders again: a few chickadees and nuthatches; red-bellied, hairy and downy woodpeckers. Noisy blue jays and crows are always here, and the occasional mourning dove squeaks to a landing. A couple of times I’ve seen four or five juncos scrabbling in the leaf litter for a few minutes. Once or twice a couple of common mergansers swam briefly on the river. Eagles have been soaring joyfully in the substantial winds that keep blowing. But the feeders and suet hangers I filled in early October still don’t need re-filling after almost two months. My Feederwatch count for last weekend totaled 5 jays and 3 woodpeckers for two days of watching pretty consistently. That’s not normal.

 

Last month the experts were saying that birds were simply finding plenty of seed in the natural landscape. I thought that our drought might have contributed to sending the birds into the woods. Now I’m wondering if windstorms added to the low numbers of, especially, small birds around our area. Normally, little birds seek shelter in dense hedges and overgrowth and the upturned roots of fallen trees during windstorms, avoid the tops of trees and branches that might break, snuggle into cavities in big trees and wrap their little talons tightly around protected twigs and wires, where they stay clamped without any additional energy needs from the bird. Eventually, though, they have to eat, and then they can get caught by strong winds and be blown far from their starting point. That’s how unexpected and unusual birds end up here occasionally. Maybe a bunch of our little guys have found themselves in totally new and unexpected places. If they got blown out to sea, they’re probably gone. If they landed someplace really attractive, they may decide to stay; most, however, are likely to make their way back “home” eventually. Let’s hope they do, or at least, that wherever they’ve been and why-ever they’ve been gone, they come back soon. The landscape feels empty without them.

 

If you have sightings and/or photos you’d like to share, or questions about Dresden’s flora and fauna please send them to vitellik@indiana.edu.

 

 

 

December 2017 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Saturday, 2 December

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

9-11:30 am Swap Shop open

12 – 7 pm   Tandem Glass Fundraiser

 

Sunday, 3 December

9-11:30 am Swap Shop open

 

Tuesday, 5 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   Planning Board   Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 6 December

7 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 7 December

9 – 11:30 am Swap Shop open

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   RSU2 School Board Meeting, Richmond Middle School

6 – 9 pm Open Music Jam   Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 9 December

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

9-11:30 am Swap Shop open

12 – 7 pm   Tandem Glass Fundraiser

 

 

Sunday, 10 December

9 – 11:30 am Swap Shop open

3 pm Annual Christmas Concert   St. John’s Church/Meeting House

                      

Monday, 11 December

6 pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 12 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:30 Adult Book Group, Dresden Acad. Library

6:30 pm   Sno-Valley Riders Club Old Town House Rte 197

6:30 pm meal, 7:30 pm meeting Dresden Masonic Lodge #103

 

Wednesday, 13 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 14 December

9 – 11:30 am Swap Shop open

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 16 December

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

9-11:30 am Swap Shop open

 

Sunday, 17 December

9 – 11:30 am Swap Shop open

 

Tuesday, 19 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 20 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 21 December

9 – 11:30 am Swap Shop Open

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:00 pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 23 December

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

9-11:30 am Swap Shop open

 

Sunday, 24 December

9 – 11:30am Swap Shop open

 

Monday, 25 December

Town Office closed for Christmas Day

 

Tuesday, 26 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 27 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 28 December

9 – 11:30 Swap Shop open

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 30 December

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

9-11:30 am Swap Shop open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September, 2017

 

The Dresden Communicator is assembled with volunteer help; the print edition is designed by Henry Lyons for postal distribution by the Town of Dresden, with help from Chris Hallowell and The Copy Shop, as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in the Dresden Communicator should contact the editor Bill Matthews, 737-9013 or bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com   Deadline for submissions: the 20th of each month.

 

 

 

Bridge Academy Library

 

Hot New Adult Fiction Reads Available Now!

 

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

Knife Creek by Paul Doiron

Vicious Circle by C.J. Box

Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber

I Know a Secret: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen

 

 

Adult Book Group : The September discussion book for the book club will be The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. The book club now meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the library. This session will be held on Tuesday September 12th.

 

Open Flag– The holder for the library Open flag has been modified so it is flying once more! If we are open it will be out and easily viewed from the road.

 

 

Vehicle Registration Available On-line

 

Were you aware that for the last several years, we have participated in the online Motor Vehicle re-registrations, and boat re-registrations?   Starting June 1, we will now also be offering the ability to renew your dog licenses and pay property taxes online with a credit or debit card 24/7. This is a service provided by Informe, and can be accessed on the Maine.gov website. Stay tuned for further updates. We still will not be accepting credit or debit cards in the town office at this time.

 

 

Dresden Transfer Station, Recycling Center, and Swap Shop

 

Open Thurs. 1-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-1, closed on holidays.   Located just off the Middle Road (Rte 197) near the Old Town Hall. Recycle Center accepts cardboard, glass containers, magazines, newspapers, mixed paper, plastic containers, aluminum cans, packing materials, and used motor oil. Transfer station accepts bagged household trash—up to 35 Lbs. Tokens for trash bags are available at the Town Office and local stores.. Any questions, call 737-4758 or see one of the recycling attendants, or call the Town Office at 737-4335.

 

The Swap Shop is now bringing out Halloween things, including decorations and costumes.   Spooky!   Winter clothes and coats will also be showing up soon. The shop has puzzles, pocketbooks, book bags, shoes, boots, household items and lots of books. Bring your lightly used clothing and kitchen goods.   All Dresden residents may freely take what they need.   Hours are Thursday, 1-3 pm, Saturday 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, and Sunday 9-11 am.

 

Town Office Information

 

The Dresden Town Office is at 534 Gardiner Road, P.O. Box 30 Dresden, Maine 04342.

Online payment options and more information are at townofdresden.com

Normal hours are

Monday                    1 to 6 pm
Tuesday                 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday             9 am to 3 pm
Thursday                 1 to 8 pm
Friday                        9 am to 1pm

First Saturday of the month  from 9:00am to 12:00 noon

 

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Association will hold its monthly business meeting on Wednesday, September 6th, at 7:00 pm. in Pownalborough Hall.  Our meetings are always open to the public.

 

Dresden Fire Department

 

Members will be meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station.  All maintenance, training and other info will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.  New members are a very welcome addition.  Contact the Chief at 737-9434, the Assistant Chief at 737-8771 or attend a meeting (which is always open to the public).  Applications can be obtained from them if you are interested in joining.

NOTE:  Thanks to people speaking out and our State legislators, we are now able to obtain open burning permits from the free website – http://www.wardensreport.com.  You can also access the link through our website at http://www.dresdenfireandrescue.org.  or our facebook page.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

Society members will meet on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6.30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse.

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

Planning Board members will meet on Tuesday, September 5 at 6.30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  All members are urged to attend as we will have the Dresden Coffee Shop project on the agenda.  If any resident has a project in mind or would like information on the process, please contact the Chairman, Jeffrey Pierce, at 737-9051 or leave a message at the Town Office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders

 

The club will have the annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 pm at the old Dresden Town House on Rte. 197 to prepare for the upcoming season.  New and renewal memberships will be available at this time.  We will try to plan for any trail maintenance that will need to be done, check out our equipment and whatever other preparations we may need to consider.

 

Dresden Masonic Lodge #103

September 12, Tuesday:   Dresden Masonic Lodge #103 Stated Meeting, 6:30pm meal, 7:30pm meeting

September 22, Friday:   Dresden Masonic Lodge #103 Annual District 10 Meeting (members and invited guests), 6:30pm meal, 7:30pm meeting

September 26, Tuesday: Dresden Masonic Lodge #103 Special Meeting – EA Degree, 6:00pm meal, 7:00pm meeting

website: www.bluelodges.com/lodges/me/dresden        Facebook: @ Dresden103

 

 

Seen in Dresden, July, 2017

 

By Patrick Moore

 

If you have a boat or a beach chair August is the month to get on the water.  But if your summer plans include a row of beans you need to get the water to your garden.  I thought I had it covered with my 400 feet of garden hose.  I didn’t consider the time necessary to keep all the plants watered and happy. A fruit tree might need a bucket of water every other day.  It takes about 4 minutes to fill a bucket.  I planted 10 fruit trees.  Ok, without showing my work, that’s about 2.5 hours per week spent pouring water on trees. Then there are the raspberries and blackberries and the tomatoes and everything else.  This quickly adds up to a full time job, making a rainy day seem like a small vacation. Luckily we finally got some rain this month.

 

The squash plants were going great, they were on a path to climb and topple great oak trees near the garden. Then  some of their leaves started to droop. The cure wasn’t more water, as I first thought, but an Internet search.  Squash bugs were the problem, creepy little grey things malingering on my precious squash leaves.  And if you turn the leaves over you might find the greasy golden eggs they come from. All sources said that at this point there is nothing you can do. The next day the woodchucks indicated that they were willing to take the tainted squash off my hands.

 

Meanwhile a happier insect story unfolds in the bee balm thicket. Hundreds of bees, honey bees, bumble bees, mason bees, leaf-cutter bees, super-intelligent little bees, etc. were swapping pollen, sipping nectar and generally making the world a better place. Joining them were hummingbird clearwing moths, day flying moths that look and act like small hummingbirds.  I think sometimes even the real hummingbirds can’t tell who is who when they chase after the moths.

 

If you spend enough time in the garden (maybe watering plants, for instance) you notice that sometimes there are no birds around then gradually a grouping of about a dozen different birds makes its way through the trees.  They do this because they are obsessed with each other.  Yes, birds are birdwatchers too!  Our chickadees wait all winter just to see the handsome rose breasted grosbeak prance around in the summer orchard. The red breasted nuthatch was asking about some mysterious, mostly dark colored, warbler-ish bird when his attention shifted to the chestnut sided warbler. Goldfinches compare each other’s ZZ Top beards made of thistle down.  The catbird frequents the catwalk at this fashion show and for the first time (for me) the ultra-chic great crested flycatcher took a turn and flashed her rufous colored primaries. She didn’t think I noticed but I saw her check out the house wren.

 

The numbers of monarch butterflies are dwindling as they try to cope with pesticides and habitat loss. However, this summer has been a good one for spotting monarchs in Dresden and elsewhere.  It was a special treat to see a monarch alight on my echinacea flowers. I decided to put down the garden hose, pull up a beach chair and enjoy the show.

 

 

September 2017 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

 

 

Saturday, 2 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 4 September

Town Office closed for the holiday

 

Tuesday, 5 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:30 pm   Dresden Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 6 September

7:00 pm   Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 7 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 9 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 11 September

6:30 pm   Historical Society   Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 12 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:30 pm Adult Book Group is meeting, Bridge Acad. Library

6:30 meal, 7:30 pm meeting   Dresden Masonic Lodge

6:30 pm   Sno-Valley Riders Club   Old Dresden Town House Rte. 197

 

Wednesday, 13 September

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 14 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 16 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

 

Monday, 18 September

6:00 pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 19 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 20 September

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 21 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Friday, 22 September

6:30pm meal, 7:30pm meeting Dresden Masonic Lodge #103 Annual                                                         District 10 Meeting (members and invited guests)

 

Saturday, 23 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 26 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:00pm meal, 7:00pm meeting Dresden Masonic Lodge #103 Special                                                         Meeting – EA Degree,

 

Wednesday, 27 September

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 29 September

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 30 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dresden Communicator, June 2017

Your Monthly Community Newsletter

The Dresden Communicator

Town of Dresden, P.O. Box 30, Dresden, ME 04342

 

June, 2017

 

 

The hard copy version of the Dresden Communicator is assembled with volunteer help and designed by Henry Lyons for distribution by the Town of Dresden, with help from Chris Hallowell and The Copy Shop, as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in the Dresden Communicator should contact Bill Matthews, 737-9013 or bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com   Deadline for submissions: the 20th of each mont

At our Annual Dresden Town Meeting on the 17th of June, we will have an open discussion about this trial period of the printed Communicator and will vote on whether or not to continue the hard-copy production.


Bridge Academy Library

 

Winter season Hours:     Tues, Thurs 1:30-7:00pm; Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Build a Better World!

2017 Collaborative Summer Reading Program

 

The library is the perfect place for children and families to become empowered to build a better world! This summer’s theme makes use of the universal appeal of creating, repurposing, and building. Through books, games, and many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities, participants will discover new ways of looking at the world around them.

 

Sign Up! The Summer Reading program is open to kids age 3-11 and offers them a chance to set a summer reading goal and win prizes along the way as well as a bigger one if they reach their reading goal. We also offer monthly special events and extra credit is earned for attendance. Registration begins at the library Saturday June 10th this year. Sign up early so you have time to make your goal!

June’s Featured Drop-in Event: Make a Nature Journal!

 

Use scraps, glitter, stickers and ribbons to make your own book of the great outdoors, then get out there, take notes and learn more about the creatures that share your world!

 

Journal materials will be precut and set up for quick assembly, so junior scientists can drop in any time we’re open during the month of June to make your journal with adult assistance as needed.

 

Save the Date: Don’t miss our July event, a visit from Mad Science of Maine! This spectacular interactive science show will feature an intelligent robot, a rocket launch and lots of hands-on fun for all! More information is coming in the July Communicator and flyers and posters are going out soon. The show will be Tuesday July 11th at 6:00pm.

 

Adult Book Group

 

The June discussion book for the book club will be That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx. The book club now meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the library. This session will be held on Tuesday June 13th. New members are always welcome!

 

Upcoming Election and Town Meeting

 

Dresden and Maine Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 13th, from 8 am to 8 pm at the Pownalborough Hall. Dresden Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 17th, at 9am, at the Pownalborough Hall.

Dresden Elementary School News

 

Dresden Elementary recently hosted two popular events the week of May 15. Our annual Art Show/Plant Sale is always a big draw for our school community as is Grandparents’ Day lunch, when our young learners and their special relatives enjoy a tasty lunch.

 

As we get closer to the end of school–this year it’s June 21–our third, fourth, and fifth graders are taking a field trip to Fort Western and the Maine State Museum. ( Our kindergarten, first, and second graders travelled to the Maine Wildlife Park earlier this spring.)

 

Screening for incoming PreK and K students will take place June 2 and 16, respectively. For more information about screening, please call us at 737-2559.

 

With many thanks to John Ottum and our local Village Lodge, Dresden students are participating in a Books for Bikes project. The Lodge is giving each grade level two bikes, one for a boy and one for a girl, that students have the opportunity to win by reading as many books as they can. The bike assembly will be Friday, June 9, at 8 a.m,. at school when 14 lucky learners will have their names drawn for a bike and helmet.

 

Dresden will see some staff changes next year. Paula Crocker, our school nurse, will be retiring after 17 years of tending to the medical and social needs of our students. She’s taken care of our staff as well and will be missed. Also heading into retirement–this time for good, he says–is our custodian Norm Bachelder. After seven years of keeping Dresden one of the best looking buildings in the district, Norm will be sorely missed.

 

And Ms. Williams, the principal, will be retiring as well. After working in the district for seven years, the last six at both Dresden and Marcia Buker Schools, she would like to thank the school communities for the honor of working with talented staff members and dedicated families.

 

 

Summerfest in July!

 

Save the date for SUMMERFEST at the Pownalborough Court House.  The date is Sunday, July 9th, from 10:00 until 3:00.  All the usual events will take place as well as new surprises.  Featuring:  Games for kids and adults.  Wind over Wings Raptor demonstration.  Horse drawn wagon rides. Music by Steamboat Gypsy and Accordion Dude.  Local organizations and business displays.  Free tours of the Court House.  The internationally famous Dresden Fire Department Barbeque.  And much more.

 

For more information, contact Pat Theriault 737-8771 , or Peter Walsh 737-2807,

mpwalsh1@roadrunner.com.

 

 

Vehicle Registration Available On-line

 

Were you aware that for the last several years, we have participated in the online Motor Vehicle re-registrations, and boat re-registrations?   Starting June 1, we will now also be offering the ability to renew your dog licenses and pay property taxes online with a credit or debit card 24/7. This is a service provided by Informe, and can be accessed on the Maine.gov website. Stay tuned for further updates. We still will not be accepting credit or debit cards in the town office at this time.

 

From the Dresden Tax Collector

 

Ann Piece will be away from the Town Office on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th for a family wedding.   Kim Rasza has graciously agreed to do registrations on June 8th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Friday, June 9th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Also, just a friendly reminder that Ms. Pierce will be sending out 30 day notices for any unpaid balance of property tax on May 26th and tax liens will be filed on Tuesday, June 27th for any unpaid property tax balances.

 

Dresden Transfer Station, Recycling Center, and Swap Shop

 

Open Thurs. 1-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-1, closed on holidays.   Located just off the Middle Road (Rte 197) near the Old Town Hall. Recycle Center accepts cardboard, glass containers, magazines, newspapers, mixed paper, plastic containers, aluminum cans, packing materials, and used motor oil. Transfer station accepts bagged household trash—up to 35 Lbs. Tokens for trash bags are available at the Town Office and local stores. Swap Shop accepts used clothing, shoes and boots, books, household items, puzzles and toys, and small appliances, in very good condition. Any questions, call 737-4758 or see one of the recycling attendants, or call the Town Office at 737-4335.

 

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Dresden Fire Association will hold its monthly business meeting on Wednesday, June 7th, at 7:00 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station.  The monthly schedule will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.  Please remember you need to have a burn permit for any open burning and always check to see what the weather conditions are before you start your fire.  This is the time of year when dried leaves and sticks can burn quickly, especially if the wind blows. Burn permits can be issued after 9 a.m. during the week as long as there is snow on the ground.  They can be obtained, at no charge, through the website http://www.wardensreport.com.

 

Please remember that we are always looking for new members, so if you have an interest in learning all the specifics of being a firefighter, please contact either the Chief, Steve Lilly at 737-9434, the Assistant Chief, Ron Theriault at 737-8771 or come in on a Wednesday night to get an application or just get information.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

Dresden Historical Society will host a buffet style Casserole Supper on Saturday, June 3rd in Pownalborough Hall from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  We will have a variety of homemade casseroles, a salad, desserts and refreshments.  Cost is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12 and Free for children under 5.   Our next monthly business meeting will be on Monday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse.  We will have an update on the tour of the Dresden Falls Archaeological Dig that was held in May and make plans for any upcoming fund raising events.

 

The Brick School Museum will be opening at the end of June.  Memberships (new and renewal) are still being accepted.  New members are always welcome.  Our meetings are open to the public.

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

Dresden Planning Board meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month if we have any business.  Notice will be posted prior to the meetings. For more information, or to ask any questions about projects or the process, please contact the Chairman, Jeff Pierce at 441-3006 or leave a message at the town office.

 

 

RSU2 Exploratory Committee

 

RSU2 Exploratory Review Committee will meet in June on a date to be determined.  Notice of the date will be posted in the Town Office, Post Office, B.A. Library and the local stores for anyone interested in attending.

 

 

 

 

Seen in Dresden, May, 2017

 

By K. D. Vitelli

 

If April brought the first outlines of color back to our landscape, May has filled those outlines in, brilliantly. The town is decorated with apple blossoms and service berries, lilacs, tulips and trout lilies, quince and daffodils. The irises have buds. And this in spite of (or because of?) more than half the days—and it felt like many more—being gray and gloomy, damp and chilly, with highs in 50’s, lows in 40’s and even 30’s. We hit 60’s a few times, even 70’s once or twice. And then there was the record-breaking hot and humid 90’s on the 18th that fried potted plants and seedlings that weren’t watered every few hours and did in most of the cool-loving early spring flowers. Not to mention many of their humans.

 

Our summer birds have added their color to the landscape as well. A male oriole arrived the evening of May 1, a week earlier than usual, so exhausted that he waited nearby for me to hang out his orange and then devoured every last drop before heading off to rest up. Another male arrived next day, a few days later, a female. Only one male remains. After a few days of eating oranges and grape jelly almost non-stop they must be working on their nest, as they seldom show up for refreshments now.

 

Hummingbirds arrived right after the oriole, along with catbirds (who are also fond of grape jelly) and rose-breasted grosbeaks. On the rare sunny days, the grosbeaks greet the dawn (around 4:30 am) with their lovely (and loud) song. A yellow-bellied sapsucker practiced drumming on an aluminum ladder, outdoing last month’s downy by many decibels. I probably caught a quick glimpse of that bird, but mistakenly thought he looked like an acorn woodpecker: unlikely that one would be this far from home in California, where they are named for their favorite activity of drilling holes in tree trunks and telephone poles and stuffing them with acorns for later snacks.

 

The great blue herons are keeping track of the alewives’ migrations up Dresden’s waterways. At least one was seen swallowing alewives larger than its own head. Warblers are also moving through, a few staying here for the summer. So far, I’ve had reports of the black-throated blue, black-throated green, yellow, and myrtle warblers, and redstarts. One myrtle warbler had a slight encounter with a window and landed on the nearby ground. While recovering, his buddy (the wing man), checked him out and eventually encouraged him to fly off. The window now has more bits of pink tape to warn others away from it.

 

Tree swallows have taken over the nesting boxes in my yard. They’re a noisy bunch, which appears to have discouraged any neighbors of other species. A few days ago, I watched one struggle, repeatedly, to get a long fluffy white feather into the nest box: it kept resisting the efforts to bend it to the size of the hole and fluttering down to the ground. It’s not in the grass any more, so apparently she finally got it in, probably arranged with others, as I’ve found in the past, like a picket fence around the edges of the nest. Today I saw the swallows mating in a nearby tree. Soon the protective parents will be dive-bombing the crouching cat. He can’t wait. It’s his favorite activity of the whole year.

 

The best news is that bats have shown up, on the 16th, along the Eastern River. They’ve become so rare that a sighting is really encouraging. I’ve also been reminded to remind you that, according to Audubon, your hummingbird feeders should use only refined sugar (in a 1:3 ration with water, boiled for ca. 5 minutes and cooled), no honey, brown or raw sugar and no red dye. Plant lots of native and other flowering plants for them and the butterflies—painted ladies have been out and about already—and bees, who also appreciate your pesticide-free dandelions. A big queen bumblebee has been visiting the violas, in between her searches for a good nest site. The baby foxes are out, trailing after their parents.

 

We’re well on the way to summertime. Enjoy!

 

 

 

June 2017 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

 

Thursday, 1 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   RSU2 Board of Directors Meeting   HallDale Elementary School

 

Friday, 2 June

Pre-K and Kindergarten screening, Dresden Elementary School

 

Saturday, 3 June

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

5 – 6:30 pm   Historical Society Casserole Supper

Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 6 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 7 June

7 pm   Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 8 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 10 June

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 12 June

6 pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

6:30 pm   Historical Society   Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 13 June

8 am – 8 pm VOTING DAY Pownalborough Hall

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

7 pm Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Wednesday, 14 June

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 15 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Friday, 16 June

Pre-K and Kindergarten screening, Dresden Elementary School

 

Saturday, 17 June

9 am   TOWN MEETING Pownalborough Hall

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 20 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 21 June

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 22 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 24 June

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 26 June

6pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 27 June

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 28 June

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 29 June

1:30 – 7 pm Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dresden Communicator, May 2017

Your Monthly Community Newsletter

The Dresden Communicator

Town of Dresden, P.O. Box 30, Dresden, ME 04342

 

 

Bridge Academy Library

 

Winter season Hours:     Tues, Thurs 1:30-7:00pm; Sat 9:00am-12:00p

Plant and Bake Sale

 

Support the library and have some fun by joining us for our primary fund raising event!

  • Buy delicious home-baked goodies (pies, cookies, brownies, bread and more!)
  • Pick up some fiction and nonfiction books for all ages and reading tastes at super prices!
  • Get growing when you pick up your flower, herb and vegetable seedlings at our fabulous sale!
  • Take a chance on some terrific raffle items donated by local businesses and craftspeople!
  • New in town? Come to the sale and meet your neighbors! Interested in helping out and getting involved in your community? Call the library at 737-8810!

Donations: The library is accepting donations of plants, books in good condition and baked goods. Please contact Sue Schroeder at 737-8810 if you can help out with baking or donate plants. Books can be dropped off during library hours any time prior to the sale. Baked goods and plants should be delivered during normal hours Thursday May 25th or no later than 9:00a.m. the morning of the sale. Please call Sue at the above listed number if you need to make special delivery arrangements.

 

As your perennials break the surface and you discover that they’ve expanded beyond what you really intended or need, dig a part of each clump and set it aside for the Annual Bridge academy Plant Sale on Saturday morning, May 27, or get in touch with Elizabeth Sylvester (silverbirde@gmail.com or 737-2158) to arrange for someone to come help dig for you. Labeled plants, especially with color of bloom noted, always sell better than unidentified ones. While you’re at it, set aside some seedlings that you don’t need and bring them to the sale as well. You can drop off plants during library hours the week of the sale or bring them over to the pickle ball court on Friday afternoon, 5/26. Elizabeth would be happy to have more volunteers to help in other ways as well. Support your local library and have a great time while you’re at it.

 

Adult Book Group:

 

The May book club discussion title will be A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The next session will be held on Tuesday May 9th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome to join! Note that the date in the print version of the Communicator is incorrect, and the book club will henceforth meet on Tuesdays.

 

Summer Reading:

 

Our Summer Reading Program for children aged 3-11 will be starting up in June with the exact date and more details to appear in the June Communicator. This year’s theme is Build a Better World! The program is a great way to motivate your kids to read and they’ll have lots of fun attending our special programs and getting prizes for their efforts! Informational flyers will be distributed at the Dresden Elementary School before summer break and they will also be available at the library.

* Special Note- Donations are welcomed and encouraged. We can always use snacks for events, money to purchase special prizes or a helping hand at a crafting session. Call 737-8810 FMI.

Free Audiobooks for Teens!

 

The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by Overdrive Media. Two complete, thematically paired audio downloads will be given away each week from April 27th-August 10th and authors this year include Ruta Sepetys, Terry Pratchett, Michael Grant and more! FMI call the library at 737-8810 or visit www.slj.com and type “free audiobooks for teens” in the search box in the upper right corner of the page.

 

Notice to residents of Dresden – Elected Offices:

 

Nomination papers are available for the following offices:

Treasurer: 1 year term

Town Clerk:    1 year term

Property Tax Collector: 1 year term

Excise Tax Collector: 1 year term

Third Selectman: 3 year term

Budget Review Member: 3 year term

 

Anyone interested in running for any of these offices please contact the Dresden Town Clerk, Pat Theriault at 737-4335 or dresdenclerk@ne.twcbc.com. Nomination papers may be taken out beginning March 20th and must be returned to the Clerk no later than Monday, May 1st with at least 25 and no more than 100 valid signatures of Dresden voters.

 

Dresden Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

 

 

Dresden Community Acoustic Music Jam

 

 

The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from January through May, at the Pownalborough Hall, from 6 to 9 PM

 

Bluegrass, Folk, C&W styles, for stringed acoustic like guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass. Other instruments that would blend like harmonica, washboard, piano, etc. would be welcomed. Accomplished and beginner musicians are welcome.

 

The primary goal of this event is to give Dresden residents and their guests who enjoy music the opportunity to get to know each other, play music, and have fun. Townspeople who do not know how to play but are thinking that they might like to learn, as well as those who want to just listen and enjoy the fun, will be welcomed.

 

 

Dresden Transfer Station, Recycling Center,

and Swap Shop

 

Open Thurs. 1-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-1, closed on holidays.   Located just off the Middle Road (Rte 197) near the Old Town Hall. Recycle Center accepts cardboard, glass containers, magazines, newspapers, mixed paper, plastic containers, aluminum cans, packing materials, and used motor oil. Transfer station accepts bagged household trash—up to 35 Lbs. Tokens for trash bags are available at the Town Office and local stores. Swap Shop accepts used clothing, shoes and boots, books, household items, puzzles and toys, and small appliances, in very good condition. Any questions, call 737-4758 or see one of the recycling attendants, or call the Town Office at 737-4335.

 

Dresden Masonic Lodge #103

Stated Meeting, May 9, Tuesday 6:30pm meal, 7:30pm meeting

http://www.bluelodges.com/lodges/me/ dresden

 

Free Pickleball Instruction

 

On Saturday morning May 20th at 10:00 there will be an open “Learn to Play Pickleball” at the Bridge Academy Court. Rain date is May 21st. All levels are welcome. Call Elizabeth Sylvester (737-2158) with any questions or email at silverbirde@gmail.com.

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Dresden Fire Association will hold its monthly business meeting on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station.  The monthly schedule will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.  Please remember you need to have a burn permit for any open burning and always check to see what the weather conditions are before you start your fire.  This is the time of year when dried leaves and sticks can burn quickly, especially if the wind blows. Burn permits can be issued after 9 a.m. during the week as long as there is snow on the ground.  They can be obtained, at no charge, through the website http://www.wardensreport.com.

 

Please remember that we are always looking for new members, so if you have an interest in learning all the specifics of being a firefighter, please contact either the Chief, Steve Lilly at 737-9434, the Assistant Chief, Ron Theriault at 737-8771 or come in on a Wednesday night to get an application or just get information.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

Dresden Historical Society will hold a monthly business meeting on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse.  On Sunday, May 7, there will be a tour and presentation by Mr. Arthur Spies on the Archeological area and finds at the Dresden Falls site on Route 128. The tour will begin at 2 p.m.  Whereas there we can only have 20 people, it will be first come, first served, so please R.S.V.P. Shari at 737-2566, email shari51@roadrunner.com or leave a message on our Facebook page.  Also, we will be hosting a Casserole Supper on Saturday, June 3 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Pownalborough Hall.  More information will be posted at a later date.

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

Dresden Planning Board will meet on the first Tuesday of the month, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  Our meetings are open for the public to listen in.  For more information, or to ask any questions about projects or the process, please contact the Chairman, Jeff Pierce at 441-3006 or leave a message at the town office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders SC members voted to not hold summer meetings.  Our next meeting will be in September unless we need to call a special meeting.  The officers for the 2017 – 2018 season are Rick Graffam (President), Gorham ‘Pean’ Lilly (Vice President) and Shari Lilly (Secr./Treas.)  We hope to see you in the fall.

 

RSU2 Exploratory Committee

 

RSU2 Exploratory Review Committee will meet in May on a date to be determined.  Notice of the date will be posted in the Town Office, Post Office, B.A. Library and the local stores for anyone interested in attending.

 

 

Maple Grove Cemetery

 

Maple Grove Cemetery Trustees will have their annual meeting on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

 

 

Seen in Dresden, April, 2017

 

By K. D. Vitelli

 

Seen in Dresden April 2017

 

As I write, on a cold, damp, gray afternoon, I can’t help thinking that this is not what we have in mind when we long for spring. My records show, however, that this year’s April is not all that out of line with those of recent years. It’s just been a long gray raw week, after a glorious Easter weekend that had us primed to continue with sun and warmth.

 

Even this gloomy week is an improvement on the several inches of heavy snow on April 1st and ice floes on the river until the 10th, when most of the last piles of snow finally gave way to temperatures close to 70 degrees and brilliant sun (though I count only 6-7 days of April sunshine through the 21st). On the 8th, I noticed the first tiny green leaves of crocuses and daffodils emerging; two days later, crocuses bloomed. Grass began to turn green. Overnight, little bumps stood out in the silhouettes of tree branches. Poplars dropped their catkins. A few days later, some trees began glowing red at their tips, the willows sporting foamy haloes of palest yellow-green.

 

By the time you read this, we should have lovely tiny leaves. Color is returning to our formerly drab landscape. The thrill of those first crocuses! What joy from golden forsythia and early daffodils, as well as the flying ones (once-again-golden goldfinches). Some protected corners even have magnolias breaking into bloom, and the April Daphne is actually blooming in April.

 

Eagles have been everywhere along the rivers and in the skies, circling and swooping, enjoying the strong winds, fishing in the mudflats. One morning, two juveniles landed on protruding lumps in the shallows as the tide retreated. A third came along and joined them—but landed in water deeper than his legs were long. His drenched wings wouldn’t lift him to flight. He labored, flapping and jumping as he headed very slowly for shore, looking exhausted. He made it. The pair of eagles that successfully fledged one chick last year is back on the banks of the Kennebec at their Pownalborough Courthouse nest. Apparently they accepted human efforts last summer to avoid disturbing them with loud noise or getting too close to their nest, so we’ll keep up the respect and look forward to another successful brood this year.

 

Among other year-round residents, a neighbor reported that a “talented downy woodpecker showed his chops playing the double-bass oak tree.  As he hopped up and down the length of a brittle, dead branch he modulated the pitch of his pecking. Kind of like playing the kalimba with a small jackhammer.”

 

A couple of Fox sparrows stopped briefly en route north, while large flocks of robins and Song sparrows hung around a bit longer. Phoebes arrived around the 10th, a day before the flickers. Cormorants are back, as are ring-necked and wood ducks, hooded and common mergansers. Palm warblers passed through around mid-month, along with white-throated sparrows. Ruby-crowned kinglets, Great Blue Herons and killdeer are back in residence.

 

Sound is back, too: peepers are peeping, wood frogs croaking. The birds have begun their joyous spring songfest. Not-so-sweet-smelling groundhogs are out and about again. Ticks are plentiful: check yourself, your family and pets daily, but do go out and enjoy this still-relatively-bug-free spring.

 

 

 

April 2017 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Monday, 1 May

6pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 2 May

6 pm   Dresden Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 3 April

7 pm   Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 4 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm Acoustic Music Jam, Pownalborough Hall

6 pm RSU2 Board Meeting   Monmouth Academy

 

Saturday, 6 May

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

Sunday, 7 May

10 am   Maple Grove Cemetary Trustees   Pownalborough Hall

2 pm   Dresden Historical Society Archeology Tour

 

Monday, 8 May

6:30 pm Dresden Historical Society Meeting   Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 9 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:30 pm   Dresden Masonic Lodge Meal and Meeting

 

Wednesday, 10 May

6:30 pm   Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 11 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

7 pm Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 13 May

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 15 May

6pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 16 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 17 May

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 18 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm Acoustic Music Jam, Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 20 May

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

10 am Pickleball Instruction, Bridge Academy Library Court

 

Tuesday, 22 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 24 May

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 25 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 27 May

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

Monday, 29 May

Town Office Closed – Memorial Day

 

Tuesday, 30 May

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 31 May

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dresden Communicator April 2107 Addendum

Forest Hill Cemetery Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Forest Hill Cemetery Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM. Location: 720 Cedar Grove Rd, Dresden

Members are needed to serve on the Board. If interested, please attend the annual meeting or contact Sherry or Dan Moody at 737-8014.

Spring Cleanup: Volunteers are needed for spring cleanup in the cemetery. We usually pick a weekend in April (weather permitting) and burn brush, pick up fallen limbs and tidy the cemetery. If you are willing to help out, please call 737-8014 FMI. Thanks!

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Dresden Communicator, April 2017

Bridge Academy Library

 

Winter season Hours:     Tues, Thurs 1:30-7:00pm; Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

New Audios: The library has added a significant number of adult audio titles in the last few months. If you’re looking for ways to make that commute feel shorter or to sneak some reading in while you do your daily chores, audio books can be a great option! Titles include:

Beyond the Silence- Tracie Peterson

The Quieting: The Bishop’s Family- Suzanne Woods Fisher

Shotgun- Elmer Kelton

The Time Keeper- Mitch Albom

…and many more!

 

Adult Book Group : The April book club discussion title will be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The next session will be held on Thursday April 13th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

 

Paperback relocation: Some of our smaller paperback series and stand alone novels are in the process of migrating to the paperback spinner racks located in the adult fiction section to make room for new titles on the regular shelving units. Looking for a title by a favorite author? Don’t forget to check there too!

 

Library Plant Sale reminder: Winter snow gives way to spring flowers, and planting season is upon us! Our annual plant sale is a critical fundraiser for the library, so please consider adding some seedlings for the library sale to your spring planting. We are looking for vegetables, herbs and flowers, and the sale will be held on May 27th.  Potting soil and plant pots for division and preparation are also greatly needed; please consider making a donation of these items!

 

We are looking for volunteers to help:

 

-Locate vendors to make donations

-Bring plants from your garden to the library the night before, labeled!

-Work the day of the sale in a two hour shift with others, helping with plants or cashing out.

-Work the night before organizing the plants being delivered.

-Work day after the sale bringing back order from chaos.

Kaddee Vitelli is finally taking a deserved rest from organizing this part of the Sale and Elizabeth Sylvester is bravely trying to pull the plant sale portion together. Please help her and volunteer your time. Any amount will be greatly welcomed. You can contact Elizabeth via email at silverbirde@gmail.com or by phone at 207-737-2158.

 

 

Notice to residents of Dresden – Elected Offices:

 

Nomination papers are available for the following offices:

Treasurer: 1 year term

Town Clerk:    1 year term

Property Tax Collector: 1 year term

Excise Tax Collector: 1 year term

Third Selectman: 3 year term

Budget Review Member: 3 year term

 

Anyone interested in running for any of these offices please contact the Dresden Town Clerk, Pat Theriault at 737-4335 or dresdenclerk@ne.twcbc.com. Nomination papers may be taken out beginning March 20th and must be returned to the Clerk no later than Monday, May 1st with at least 25 and no more than 100 valid signatures of Dresden voters.

 

Dresden Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

 

 

Dresden Community Acoustic Music Jam

 

 

The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from January through May, at the Pownalborough Hall, from 6 to 9 PM

 

Bluegrass, Folk, C&W styles, for stringed acoustic like guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass. Other instruments that would blend like harmonica, washboard, piano, etc. would be welcomed. Accomplished and beginner musicians are welcome.

 

The primary goal of this event is to give Dresden residents and their guests who enjoy music the opportunity to get to know each other, play music, and have fun. Townspeople who do not know how to play but are thinking that they might like to learn, as well as those who want to just listen and enjoy the fun, will be welcomed.

 

 

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Association’s monthly business meeting will be on Wednesday, April 05 at 7:00 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue

 

Personnel will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station.  The first Wednesday will be for truck checks followed by the Association meeting.

April 12 – will be regular truck, station and equipment checks.

April 19 & 26 will be posted on the bulletin board for upcoming training, etc. when scheduled

Burn permits can be issued after 9 a.m. during the week as long as there is snow on the ground.  They can be obtained, at no charge, through the website http://www.wardensreport.com.

Please remember that we are always looking for new members, so if you have an interest in learning all the specifics of being a firefighter, please contact either the Chief, Steve Lilly at 737-9434, the Assistant Chief, Ron Theriault at 737-8771 or come in on a Wednesday night to get an application or just get information.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

The Society was scheduled to meet on Sunday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. in Bridge Academy Library, but that is Easter, so stay tuned.  We will be making plans for an upcoming Casserole Supper for May as well as getting things ready for the display at the Brick School Museum.  We are still hoping to gather more new members and anyone who is willing to help with the sorting and cataloging of the great items and data we have gathered.  Also, if you haven’t yet sent in your membership dues, you can do that at any time.  Need the address?  Dresden Historical Society,   P.O. Box 201,  Dresden, Maine  04342.  We thank you all for your continued support.  The public is welcome to come to any of our meetings whether you are a member or not.

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, April 04 at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  On the agenda for this meeting will be the continuance of reviewing the requested conditions for Richard Condon’s Gravel Pit Permit with the possibility of lifting the Stop-Work order.  Also, if you have a project in mind and need information on permits or processes, please contact either the CEO, James Valley at the Town Office or Planning Board Chairman, Jeff Pierce at 441-3006 or leave him a message at the Town Office.  These meetings are open to the public if anyone is interested in sitting in to see what goes on.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders

 

The Club will meet on Tuesday, April 11, at the Old Dresden Town House on Route 197.  We will be having election of officers for the 2017-2018 season, gather any paperwork for trail maintenance or grooming for the Grant-in-Aid program, decide on summer meetings, consider our annual donations and discuss any possible events that members would like to do.  Our meetings are open to the public.

 

RSU2 Exploratory Committee

 

Members will meet in April on a date that will be posted in local stores, the Town Office, the Post Office and Bridge Academy Library.  These meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 

Swap Shop

 

The Swap Shop at the Dresden Transfer Station is open and has as a wonderful supply of quality spring clothes and many other household items. All the things in the shop have been donated and sorted by a dedicated group of volunteers. ALL Dresden residents are welcome and encouraged to stop in and see if there is anything you could possibly use. The return policy liberal and you can even bring back more than you took home.

 

The Swap Shop coordinator are Melanie Gaczi, Linda Biden, Susan Hartford and new member Judy Tunkle.

 

 

Seen in Dresden, March, 2017

 

By K. D. Vitelli

 

The last week of February sure felt like early spring, with temperatures hitting the 50’s on several days. The ice on the rivers melted in place, with little Common Mergansers showing up the minute small pools of open water appeared. How do they know? By the 28th, an open channel of moving water had brought out the eagles. The next day saw the arrival en masse of red-winged blackbirds in south Dresden; they were seen near our northern limits the next day. Then, woodcocks announced their arrival and the beginning of mating season with their buzzing preent calls.

 

And then, wham. Winter returned. The rivers flash froze again—though small pools of open water still remained and the determined ducks stayed in them. Several of us saw eagles swoop down over the ducks, whether to harass them or maybe steal their fish was unclear. Even with several mid-day snow squalls that looked, for the half hour they lasted, like blizzards, the woodpeckers kept drumming. Starlings, juncos and a stray song sparrow showed up as temperatures dipped to frigid single digits…and a real blizzard hit us, again sculpting the landscape into strange (and somehow, in mid-March, less beautiful) forms.

 

The newly arrived birds were no doubt unhappy they’d fallen for fake spring, but seem to have survived the feint and are determined the real thing will show up soon. This morning the bluebird stopped by briefly to check out the box used last summer, though, since it is still surrounded by heavily glazed and glaring snow, he didn’t stay for long. Titmice are chasing each other around the trees, and even the cardinal occasionally tries out his song.

 

Woodcocks, also known as timberdoodles, bog suckers and mudsnipes, spend winters down in Virginia, the Carolinas, and points south, coming north around this time of year, like other snowbirds, for the spring and summer. Their mottled coloring normally provides great camouflage in their preferred woodland leaf litter, where they feed on earthworms, probing the soft earth with their long straight bills. They may eat their own weight in earthworms every day—but right now must be surviving on whatever ants, flies, beetles and the like that they can scare out of the snow. One of the great delights of spring is to witness their mating display: around dawn or dusk, when the temperature is above freezing and the wind is still, listen for the male’s preent call (you can learn it from recorded versions at the AllAboutBirds website), designed to attract a female. When he has her attention, he flies up several hundred feet and spirals straight down in a dazzling dive that no doubt makes his intended’s heart flutter.

 

Although temperatures aren’t quite right for this display yet, the March sun is definitely stronger, and we’re seeing a fair bit of it as the month winds down. With Daylight Savings in effect, evening now comes at a respectable hour. The longer days mean it is time to start seeds. Believe! If you can give them a little bottom heat (specially designed heating pads are available at nurseries, and I’m told radiant heat works beautifully) they’ll germinate more quickly and soon they’ll need potting up into larger containers. Sow some for the BA plant sale while you’re at it. And hope that our March lion goes out like the little lamb we’re waiting for.

 

 

 

April 2017 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Monday, 3 April

6pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 4 April

6 pm   Dresden Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 5 April

7 pm   Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 6 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm Acoustic Music Jam, Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 8 April

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 11 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

6 pm   Dresden Sno-Valley Riders, Old Town House, Rte 197

 

 

Wednesday, 12 April

6:30 pm   Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 13 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

7 pm Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

6pm Select Board Meeting,   Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 15 April

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 18 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 19 April

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 20 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm Acoustic Music Jam, Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 22 April

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 24 April

6pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 25 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 26 April

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 27 April

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 29 April

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

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