Dresden Communicator, December 2016

The Dresden Communicator is compiled by Bridge Academy as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in The Dresden Communicator should e-mail articles to Bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com or by phone message to Bill Matthews at 737-8214. The Deadline for submitting articles for the January edition is the 28th of December. Please see “Communicator Submissions” at the top of this page for article guidelines. 

 

Bridge Academy Library

 

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

Christmas Drop-In Craft- December is a busy month for all, so the library is keeping holiday plans fun and simple. Stop by any time we’re open during the month and build a cute and festive Christmas mouse tree ornament using some elements found in nature and based on a design created by the librarian’s grandmother. All the pieces will be precut and instructions provided so kids can make their own with adult assistance as needed. This craft does include some small parts and the use of craft glue so adult supervision will be required. FMI call the library at 737-8810.

 

Winter Holiday Resources- The library has received this year’s updated list for our coverage area. If you are are looking for information about where to find a Christmas community meal, Christmas food baskets, Toys for Tots, heating or general assistance and more, this is the place to start. If you have internet access, the information is also available online at www.211maine.org. The library has public computers available for your use as well.

 

Storm closure information– It’s that time of year again when foul weather may close our doors from time to time! The library posts any storm closures on television at WMTW Channel 8 News or online at www.wmtw.com. Check here first before venturing out on a wintry day.

 

Download Library plans– If you are a library patron accessing the Download Library for checking out ebooks or audiobooks online, change is on the way. Currently MaineInfoNet uses Overdrive as their platform; coming in March 2017 they will be switching to Biblioteca because it is deemed to be more inclusive (allowing school libraries to participate) and more user-friendly. Bridge Academy Public Library is not currently a member of the Download Library, but Dresden residents can obtain a Maine State Library card and use it to access the service at no cost. For more information please stop in or call the library at 737-8810.

Library Wish List – The library will continue to maintain its 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 Wish List option on the far right in the top menu. Select Find a Wish 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.

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!

  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!

There’s no place like BOOKS for the holidays! Curl up with a great read from our December special seasonal display!

 Adult Book Group : The December book club discussion title will be Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen. The next session will be held on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

 The library will be closing Saturday December 24 and reopening on Thursday December 29th for the holidays. 

 

Dresden Fire Association

The Association will have its monthly business meeting on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

We are having our annual Christmas Tree fund raising at Pownalborough Station every weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas (unless we sell out before then).  The trees are $25.00 for 5’ – 7’.  Any over 7’ will be $30.00.  If you need more information or need to make other arrangements please call 737-2566 and we will help you out.

We also still have Breast Cancer awareness T-shirts for sale at $20.00.  Thank you for your continued support of our events.

 

Dresden Fire Department

Members will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Pownalborough Station for truck and station maintenance, training or other activities.  The schedule for the month will be posted on the bulletin board on the first Wednesday.  ALL members are urged to be present.  New members are a great addition to the fire department and our community.

Check out our website at http://www.dresdenfireandrescue.org or on Facebook.  Let us know what you think…comments, questions, suggestions.

 

Dresden Historical Society

Members will meet on the second Monday of December (12/12) at 6:30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse.  We will be going over business pertaining to officers and making plans for our Chili/Chowder event for January.  All available members are urged to attend.

 

Dresden Planning Board

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  We will be having a discussion on the fee schedule.  If you have any questions or want more information, please contact the Chairman, Jeff Pierce, at 441-3006 or leave a message at the town office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders SC

Club members will meet on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Town House.  We are still working on trail maintenance and will discuss any scheduled work sessions.  Memberships are still ongoing, so if you would like to join as a family, individual or supporting business member, please contact Shari at 737-2566 or attend any of our monthly meetings.

 

RSU2 Exploratory/Review Committee

The committee will be meeting on Thursday, December 8, at 6 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  Discussions will contain information in regard to the contract and the budget.  The meetings are open to anyone who would like to sit in on a session.

 

Seen in Dresden, November 2016

By K. D. Vitelli

November began with frosted mornings and falling leaves, but all month long, when it wasn’t chilly, windy, gray and gloomy, the afternoons often felt more like September, with highs around 60 degrees. Calendulas, cerinthe, bee balm, French asters, some clematis, and sweet alyssum are still blooming.

A friend noted that he’s seen moths around still. That seemed odd for this time of year, even with our moderate temperatures, but it set off some vague memory. I did some looking and, sure enough, found information about a relatively new pest, the Winter Moth, apparently the ones we’re seeing now. They are an invasive species, from Europe (and without North American predators), that probably arrived as cocoons in landscaping materials in the last century. Since 2011 they have been documented in mostly coastal Maine and are causing some concern: the little green caterpillars that emerge in early spring feed voraciously on the leaves of apples, oaks, maples, blueberries and other native trees and shrubs. In large numbers these caterpillars can completely defoliate and even kill their hosts, especially those already weakened by drought.

When the caterpillars have had their fill, usually by June, they fall to the ground and bury themselves, as cocoons, for the summer and fall. They emerge from the cold ground in November—now, right on schedule, and unrelated to our odd weather. The females have such short, atrophied wings that they are flightless and spend their lives on the lower trunks of trees, emitting pheromones to attract the flying males. (I checked out the trunks of my apples and oaks and found nothing, but on a cold, gray day, old eyes that aren’t entirely sure what they are looking for may not be the most reliable.) The little tan moths, all males and active at night, are also attracted to light, so we often see them fluttering outside lighted windows or around outside lights after dark.

From now until some time in January, when temperatures are above freezing, the little brown moths, the males, will seek out the females. The warmer weather may give them more time for, and more success in breeding. The wingless females eventually lay their eggs, after which both males and females of this generation die. We’ll find out next spring whether we have a worrisome invasion. If you see these moths and want to help the efforts to control them, the Maine Forest Service has a Winter Moth Survey online, where they ask for simple basic information about where, when, and how many of these moths you have seen.

A lovely book that is currently making the rounds, The Hidden Life of Trees, What they Feel, How they Communicate, by Peter Wohlleben, suggests at least the possibility that our trees just might try to control the moth threat on their own. Wohlleben, a German forester, writes about (inter alia) wide-spread, overlapping systems of roots of different trees in an old forest, that are assisted by networks of fungi that act like fiber-optic internet cables, transmitting signals from tree to tree (p. 10). This “wood wide web” (not my pun!) allows trees to exchange news and warnings. For example, when some trees suffer from predators devouring their leaves, they can emit a toxin that makes the leaves unpalatable to the predator, and pass along information, perhaps by electrical signals through the root systems, to neighboring trees that they should do the same.

I admit to pushing his evidence to our trees farther than he would probably approve, but one can wish. This book is full of fascinating, challenging and even disturbing information and ideas about how trees, at least those in an old forest undisturbed by humans, “feel” and act. It’s a good read for anyone who loves wood and trees, and will change the way you feel and observe as you walk through the woods or seek shade or shelter under a big old tree.

 

December 2016 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Thursday, 1 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 3 December

9 am-noon   Library open

 

Sunday, 4 December

3pm – 18th Annual Holiday Concert with the Downeast

Brass Quintet – St. John’s Church/Free Meeting House

Music for the whole family!

 

Tuesday, 6 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6:30 Planning Board Public Meeting Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 7 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 8 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6 pm   RSU2 Exploratory Committee   Pownalborough Hall

7 pm Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 10 December

9 am-noon   Library open

 

Monday, 12 December

6 pm Select Board meeting, Pownalborough Hall

6:30 Dresden Historical Society Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 13 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6:30 Dresden Sno-Valley Riders   Old Town House

 

Wednesday, 14 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 15 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 17 December

9 am-noon   Library open

 

Tuesday, 20 December

1:30 – 7 pm  Bridge Acad. Library

 

Wednesday, 21 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 22 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6 pm   Select Board Meeting Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 24 December

Bridge Acad. Library – closed

 

Tuesday, 27 December

Bridge Acad. Library closed

 

Wednesday, 28 December

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 29 December

1:30 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 31 December

9 am – noon Bridge Acad. Library open

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Revised Meeting notice

The RSU2  Schools Review Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17 has been rescheduled for  Thursday, December 08 at 6 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

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Dresden Communicator, November 2016

The Dresden Communicator is compiled by Bridge Academy as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in The Dresden Communicator should e-mail articles to Bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com or by phone message to Bill Matthews at 737-8214. The Deadline for submitting articles for the December 2016 edition is the 28th of November. Please see “Communicator Submissions” at the top of this page for article guidelines. 

Bridge Academy Library

Open Hours:   Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-7:00 pm;    Sat 9:00 am-12:00 noon intro

The library will continue to maintain its 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 Wish List option on the far right in the top menu. Select Find a Wish 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 November book club discussion title will be The Witches by Stacy Schiff. The next session will be held on Thursday November 10th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

 

The Dresden Communicator back in print form?

It has been mentioned a number of times that many residents would like to see the Dresden Communicator brought back in print form.   With that, a group of interested people have been holding discussions on how to do this feasibly since Bridge Academy has not and is not able to support this project.  There are a number of options being discussed, but the group would like to hear from as many residents as possible.  Please talk to your family, friends and neighbors; let them know that we want to hear from everyone.  At this time, we are having our group meetings at the Library on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.  Give us your feedback so we know how many would like to see the Communicator in print, delivered to your home.

 

Dresden Fire Association

The Association will have the monthly business meeting on Wednesday, November 02, at 7 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  We still have Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts. Please call Shari at 737-2566 for more information and/or sizes.  Also, we will be getting ready for our annual Christmas Tree fundraiser which will begin the weekend after Thanksgiving.

 

Dresden Fire Department

DFD members will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station.  The schedule for truck/station maintenance, training or other activities will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.  All members are urged to attend.

 

Dresden Historical Society

Historical Society members will have a meeting on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse to finalize preparations for the upcoming annual business meeting and pot luck supper that will be held at Pownalborough Hall on Saturday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m for the pot luck supper, 6:30 for the business meeting which will consist of election of officers and a special presentation at 7 p.m. by Dr. Robert Sanford of USM Environmental Sciences to do a presentation of rural landscapes. It will be a Power Point slide presentation of common landscapes from the plants to trees to stonewalls, cellar holes and other altered land forms showing the dynamics of human-influenced change in the countryside.  The presentation will be open to the public for any interested persons.

 

Dresden Planning Board

Planning Board members will meet on Tuesday, November 01 at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  There are no major projects on the agenda for this meeting.  If you have any questions, you can contact the Chairman, Jeff Pierce, at 441-3006 or leave a message at the town office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders

Club members will meet on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Town House.  As the regular meeting date would be on November 08 which is voting day, the members voted to change the day to Thursday.  Please mark your calendar for the change.

 

Dresden RSU2 Withdrawal Review Committee

The Committee has begun holding meetings.  This committee was formed as a result of a vote at the Town Meeting.  The group consists of a Selectboard member, a Planning Board member, a Budget Review Committee member, a School Board member and two (2) citizens-at-large.  The meetings are open to any residents who would like to listen in on the discussions.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.

 

A New DRESDEN UNITED Website Is Up

 

www.dresdenunited.org

I am truly happy about the wonderful stories from the several Dresdens that can be read online now and I am sending a big, heartfelt thank you to all of you who contributed so far! There are more great stories to come soon from Dresden, ME and Dresden, NY and of course from Dresden, Germany – so be sure to check back on the website!

The website aims to tell stories of people living in Dresden, of special projects and initiatives in Dresdens Communities or highlight some interesting stories from the past. The aim is to connect People living in Dresden (Germany), Dresden (Kansas), Dresden (Tennessee), Dresden (Ohio), Dresden (NY, Yates County), Dresden (NY, Washington County) and Dresden (Maine). Everyone will be able to read about what people in other Dresdens are doing or thinking and what the present and past of the Dresdens is like.

I hope you will enjoy reading about the Dresden you know and the Dresdens you don’t know! And please let me know in case you would like to contribute a story or know someone you would like to recommend!

 uniteddresden@gmail.com
I hope all is well with you and I am sending you all the best from autumnal Germany, Svenja

 

 

Seen in Dresden October 2016

 

By KD Vitelli

 

Much of October has felt like anything but, with quite warm temperatures and bright blue skies. Only toward the end of the month did we get a serious rain (more than 3.5” on 22nd and 23rd—finally!), not enough to stem the drought, but enough to call for a final mowing of the grass.

 

Most of us were expecting a dull fall leaf display because of the drought. How wrong we were: this month the colors have been spectacular. The USDA Forest Service website suggests that the many sunny days and cool, but not freezing, nights were responsible for the build-up of anthocyanins that contribute the brightest reds and crimsons. Drought, they say, may delay colors by a week or two, but apparently had little effect on their brilliance. If you’ve had your eyes open while going around town on one of these sunny days, especially by the sun glistening on one of our rivers or ponds, you surely thought at least briefly “What a beautiful place we live in!” Good to remember as we head into November.

 

On Oct. 1, a small flock of black poll warblers stopped to feed in the low brush for an hour or so, before heading on south. Lots of other confusing fall warblers no doubt came through as well, but identifying them is frustrating. A neighbor reported several yellow-rumped warblers, but that’s the extent of named warbler species this year.

 

10-12 wood ducks swam by on the Eastern River on the 3rd, but quickly moved to better hiding places for hunting season. Our red-bellied woodpecker has been reported at several locations along the Eastern, and as feeders get refilled for the season, the small birds are coming out of the woods again. A few golden crowned kinglets have shown up, as have red-breasted nuthatches, which I haven’t seen this early in the season since 2005. Usually they make their appearance in January, as do the little brown creepers. They, too, are here early, hopping up and down tree trunks, searching for bugs and grubs.

 

The wild turkeys are back in their winter flocks. One neighbor in South Dresden reports a small flock of eight paying regular visits and spending the night roosting in trees along the river. It’s nice to know they aren’t all on the roads, waiting for the next car to approach as they decide which way to cross.

 

Grosbeaks and finches sit endlessly at our feeders, using their strong, thick bills to crack open seeds, even while scanning the area for predators. Chickadees, by contrast, flit back and forth from feeder to tree repeatedly. They need to pound away at the seed, and can’t watch out for predators at the same time, so they take each seed to a safe place where they can perch and crack. Hundreds of times, though, they take a single seed and hide it, each in one of hundreds of different places, to eat much later. In the fall many birds cache food for the hard times ahead. Studies of chickadees have shown that their brains actually enlarge in the fall, to help them remember where they have stashed all those supplies!

 

Blue jays are another bird that caches. They are even supplied with an extendable “pouch” under their tongue so they can cram in several acorns or a dozen or so seeds at one time and don’t have to make a special trip for each seed, as the little birds do. I knew jays cached food, but had never paid close attention to their fall behavior at the feeder. After reading about their pouches (at www.allaboutbirds.org), I made a point of watching when three jays landed on the ground under my feeder: indeed, they picked up seed after seed, non-stop, from the grass and, by golly, I could see the pouches under their necks—like a crop on raptors—swell with each addition. Each finally flew off in a different direction—to store and hide their latest stash from one another. Good to be reminded, as we move indoors for the winter, that there is still plenty to learn by watching even familiar birds through our windows.

 

 

 

November 2016 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Tuesday, 1 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 2 November

7 pm   Dresden Fire and Rescue, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 3 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm RSU2 Board Meeting, Hall-Dale Middle School, Farmingdale

 

 

Saturday, 5 November

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 8 November

8 am – 8 pm Election Day! Pownalborough Hall

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 9 November

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 10 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

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

7 pm  Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Friday, 11 November

Veterans’ Day – Town Office closed

 

Saturday, 12 November

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 14 November

6 pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

6:30 pm   Dresden Historical Society   Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 15 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 16 November

6:30 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 17 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   RSU2 Withdrawal Committee, Pownalborough Hall

 

Saturday, 19 November

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

5:30 pm Dresden Historical Society potluck dinner, business meeting,                                    and special presentation, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 22 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open
 

Wednesday, 23 November

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 24 November

Thanksgiving – Bridge Acad. Library closed

 

Saturday, 26 November

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 28 November

6 pm Select Board Meeting, Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 29 November

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 30 November

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dresden Communicator, October 2016

The Dresden Communicator is compiled by Bridge Academy as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in The Dresden Communicator should e-mail articles to Bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com or by phone message to Bill Matthews at 737-8214. The Deadline for submitting articles for the November 2016 edition is the 28th of October. Please see “Communicator Submissions” at the top of this page for article guidelines. 

 

Bridge Academy Library

Open Hours:   Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-7:00 pm;    Sat 9:00 am-12:00 noon intro

GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE THIS FALL AT THE LIBRARY!

Join us for a fascinating walk in the world of bears with Dawn L. Brown, Bear Behavioral Researcher! Dawn does bear rehabilitation on her private five acre fenced woodland and will share a slide show of young bears she’s nurtured and returned to the wild and her extensive knowledge of bear behavior. All ages are welcome!

 

Tuesday October 11th at 6:00 pm

Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road in Dresden

Handicapped access available

Light refreshments will be served

FMI call 737-8810

 

Curl Up With a Good Book raffle: Fall is here and winter is coming so the time is right! The library will be raffling off a reading set that will include a beautiful crocheted afghan, tea, mug, locally made chocolate and a gift certificate to a local bookstore…a complete set for an evening in with your favorite author! This item would make a great Christmas gift for a loved one too! The raffle runs October 1-December 17th, so stop by to view the set and pick up your tickets during our normal hours and support your local library! Tickets will be $1.00 each or six for $5.00.

 

Adult Book Group : The October discussion book for the book club will be The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. This session will be held on Thursday October 13th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Association will not be meeting in October, but will have our regular monthly meeting in November.  We are getting plans set for our annual Christmas Tree Fund Raiser that will begin after Thanksgiving.  Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue Department

 

Personnel will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Station for any truck/station maintenance, training or other specified events

 

On Wednesday, October 5, we will host our annual Fire Prevention Open House from 5 – 7 pm.  We will have fire prevention informational material, fire trucks of various types, firefighter gear, a smoke trailer, games, raffles, door prizes, food, a bounce house, and ‘Sparky the Fire Dog’.  We hope you will bring the family to this important event that promotes everyone to ‘Learn not to Burn’, what to do in case of a fire, and the Stop-Drop-and-Roll technique.  Also, we want to remind you that it is a good time to check your chimneys, heating equipment, smoke/CO2 detectors (and batteries).  Now is a good time to make sure you have everything ready before winter.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

Members will meet on Monday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse.  We are working on installing some shelves, fixing some needed repairs and getting ready for our annual November business meeting.  At this time, we are accepting nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  If you would like to nominate someone, please let us know.

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, October 04 at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  There are no projects scheduled on the agenda for this meeting.  If you have a question about a project or just want information, please contact the Chairman, Jeff Pierce, at 441-3006 and he will gladly help you.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders Snowmobile Club

 

The club will meet on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Town House.  We are beginning our membership for the new season as the 2015-16 memberships expired on September 30.  The cost to join is $20.00 for family (adults and children up to age 19), Individual $16.00, and Supporting Business Membership is $35.00.  If you wish to join only the local club it is $10.00 for family and $8.00 for individuals.  We have started to make plans for doing trail work now that the cooler weather has set in.  If you or anyone you know enjoys snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or skiing, come join the club.  New members are always a welcome addition.

 

 

 

Seen in Dresden — September 2016

K.D.Vitelli

Most of September continued our hot, humid summer. Rain was promised on a few days, which were indeed gray, gloomy, and humid, but they produced less than half an inch of real precipitation. Gardens continued to wither and turn crunchy—except tomatoes, which loved the heat and were outstandingly tasty, that is, if you either managed to wrestle off the feisty hornworms before they got to the fruit or had picked off their eggs before they hatched.

The first dabs of color appeared on swamp maples early in the month. Early mornings along the rivers have been romantically veiled in heavy mist. Still, some phoebes apparently believed summer would never end and began building new nests. The local hummingbirds were still around on the 14th, and a beautiful fresh monarch hung around from then until the 22nd. On the 20th, the monarch was joined on the butterfly bush (appropriately), by a red admiral, while dozens of cabbage whites gathered for what looked like a convention. Their offspring continue to feast voraciously on the kale. They don’t fight back like the hornworms do, but there sure are a lot of them.

We all know now, though we may still find it nearly incredible, that delicate and colorful monarchs migrate all the way to Mexico for the winter. I was thrilled to see one, maybe two this summer (since some sightings were over a month apart), after quite a few summers of seeing none.

A century ago, millions of these migrating butterflies were seen annually even as far north as Boston, in swarms that took hours to pass over, and blacked out the sun. Imagine! It wasn’t until 1937 that a pair of Canadian researchers named Urquhart began gluing paper tags with their return address onto monarch wings to get an idea of where these butterflies spent their winters. Reports came in that, for example, 18 days after tagging in Ontario, one monarch was recovered in Atlanta, 1184 kms away. Scientists and public alike were astonished.

But it wasn’t until 1976 that the ultimate destination of all monarchs, in the mountains near Mexico City, was discovered (B. Heinrich, The Homing Instinct, 42-46). Heinrich’s discussion of how and why these lovely insects make this journey is a fascinating read. We know far less about the many other colorful butterflies that make similar journeys. Painted ladies and red admirals are among the Maine butterflies that take off for warmer climes this time of year, but their journeys are yet to be fully documented.

Hummingbirds also make a lengthy migration, normally leaving Dresden around the 17th of September. I expected them to leave a bit earlier this year, as we didn’t have much blooming to keep them here longer. But on the 22nd, I saw one busily drinking from every tiny blossom on the butterfly bush. It may have been the same one that was seen on the same day checking all remaining blossoms on Alexander Road. Haven’t seen one since, so I guess they are working their way south.

Another migrant that was still here earlier in the month, seen kiting over the Eastern River, is the night hawk—neither a night flying bird (they are insect eaters that fly and feed at dusk and dawn, especially over rivers and fields)—nor a hawk. It looks rather like a whip-poor-will, with a very short beak that opens to a large mouth, the better to catch insects on the fly. 400,000-year-old fossils of this bird have been found across the US. The living ones are now probably en route to southern South America, on one of the longest migrations of any bird. We wish them bon voyage and look forward to welcoming them back to Dresden next spring.

The day after the solstice we woke to find that overnight and without warning, Fall had arrived. Daytime temperatures are now (on 9/25) barely hitting the (low) 60’s and by night we’re getting increasingly close to a frost. Reluctantly, we’re closing windows (and noticing they need washing), scheduling chimney clean-outs, and checking the woodpiles. Houseplants are getting hosed off, repotted and hauled inside. A male scarlet tanager showed up in his winter yellow feathers. Chickadees are announcing that it is time to refill the feeders—and a bit of suet would be appreciated, while you’re at it.

Soon we’ll be raking leaves. Summer is over.

 

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October 2016 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

 

Saturday, 1 October

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 4 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6:30 pm   Dresden Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 5 October

5-7pm   Fire Prevention Open House   Dresden Fire/Rescue

Pownalborough Station

 

Thursday, 6 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm RSU2 School Board meeting, Marcia Buker Elementary School

 

Saturday, 8 October

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 10 October

6:30 pm   Dresden Historical Society   Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 11 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

6 pm   Bears! Special program at the Bridge Acad. Library

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

 

Wednesday, 12 October

7 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 13 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

7 pm  Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 15 October

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Monday, 17 October

6:30 pm   Dresden Historical Society.   Yellow Schoolhouse

 

Tuesday, 18 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open
 

Wednesday, 19 October

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 20 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 22 October

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Tuesday, 25 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 26 October

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 27 October

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 29 October

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Dresden Communicator is compiled by Bridge Academy as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in The Dresden Communicator should e-mail articles to Bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com or by phone message to Bill Matthews at 737-8214. The Deadline for submitting articles for the October 2016 edition is the 28th of September. Please see “Communicator Submissions” at the top of this page for article guidelines. 

 

 

Bridge Academy Library

 

Open Hours:   Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-7:00 pm;    Sat 9:00 am-12:00 noon

 

Do-It-Yourself books: Ready to try something new? Check out a book on masonry, wiring, home-dying and more from our special display!

 

New Youth books: The library has added a small but growing collection of graphic novels for tweens and teens in the Youth Fiction area…from Star Wars to Big Nate with more to come!

 

Summer Readers: I hope you all enjoyed a summer filled with reading, fun and prizes! If you made your reading goal and haven’t picked up your prize yet be sure to stop in to get it. Congratulations to all of you for working so hard; I look forward to celebrating reading with you again next summer!

 

Adult Book Group : The September discussion book for the book club will be The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. This session will be held on Thursday September 8th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

 

Find us on Facebook! Looking for information about what the library is doing? Our Dresden Communicator updates now appear on the Town of Dresden Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/Dresden-Maine-1120622317962866/ or simply by typing Dresden, Maine in the Facebook search window.

 

 

Dresden Fire Association

 

The Association will have the monthly business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  We will begin making plans for the annual Fire Prevention Open House coming in October.

 

Dresden Fire Department

 

Personnel will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Pownalborough Station.  Truck and station maintenance, as well as any training, will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.  All available personnel are urged to attend.  We are still looking for new members, so if you or anyone you know has an interest in firefighting, please come to the station or contact the Chief, Steve Lilly at 737-9434 or the Assistant Chief, Ron Theriault at 737-8771.

 

Dresden Historical Society

 

Members will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yellow Schoolhouse.  We are still looking for people to host the museum on weekends.  The hours are 1 – 4 p.m.  Anyone who is able to help out, please either call John at 737-8614, come to the meeting, or email Shari Lilly at shari51@roadrunner.com.  Any help is greatly appreciated (even if you can only spare one shift).

 

Dresden Planning Board

 

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  We will have a site walk on Dodge Road on Sept 6 with the public hearing for that project at our regular meeting.  If you have a project in mind or questions for the Planning Board Chairman, please call Jeff Pierce at 441-3006 or leave a message at the Town Office.

 

Dresden Sno-Valley Riders Snowmobile Club

 

The Club will have its fall organizational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Town House on Route 197.  We will be doing memberships for the upcoming season and making plans for trail maintenance.  Note: This year’s Landowner Appreciation Day (presented by Maine IF&W) will be on Sunday, Sept 18.  Any available member is requested to join us to help them with cleanup of property between the Indian Road & Calls’ Hill Road (off Gilmore Brook Road) that was being used as a dumping site.  This is a significant area that we have had the privilege of using for our trail system and hope that we have a nice turnout of help to take care of this mess.

 

Music Jam

Dresden’s Recreation Committee’s Music Jam on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month is on hiatus for the summer. Call Dave Probert 737-4959 or Dwight Keene 737-8484 for more information.

 

 

Seen in Dresden, August 2016

 

By Patrick Moore

 

[K.D. Vitelli has been in Greece this past month; Patrick Moore has kindly offered this contribution.]

Before shipping off for the month, our usual reporter spotted a monarch butterfly in her yard, “a fresh, gorgeous big one, on the buddeia and later on the milkweed. Hooray!” Hooray indeed, let’s hope there are more waiting when she returns. My August insect of note seems to be the yellow-jacket wasp. They like me, they like to play, but they play rough. At first I was upset, but after a half-dozen stings or so, you catch on. Apparently they are misunderstood: they help control garden pests, and the clan that lives in my neighbor’s pick-up truck enjoys rides around town. They can be regular guys.

The dry weather in our area might have been swell for tourists and campers, and my dog enjoyed several tick-free weeks, but it was tough for gardeners and slugs. Long hours were spent in the hot sun pumping hundreds of gallons of water onto tiny plants just so their plump, succulent leaves could be devoured by Japanese beetles. Even the stinging nettles were suffering. On the positive side, a neighbor gardener gave me some ground cherry plants which are producing handfuls of sweet(ish) berries. Thanks also to whomever brought to the plant sale something labeled, “Raspberry colored monarda-bee balm;” the bees and hummingbirds are enjoying the blooms.
The choke cherries are ripe and I tried some…very happy to share with with the blue jays and robins. One vireo was seen giving a tasty bug or savory grub to another vireo. Perhaps a kind gesture or maybe one was saying, “this tastes a little stale to me, what do you think?” The biggest appetite belongs to the bald eagle. She belly flopped into the Eastern River and swam ashore. No Olympic medals for swimming, but she held onto and carried away an enormous prize fish.
 

If you stood at the side of the Eastern River long enough and a giant pine tree didn’t fall on you, you would have seen the marsh hawk skipping along the tops of the grassy mudflats. Its cottontail white rump makes it easy to identify, a rufous breast indicates that this was a youngster. Farther upland, junior woodpeckers were on the scene. Probably hairy or downy woodpeckers — the juniors seem to be wearing gray pajamas. Their flight is more like a butterfly than a confident adult, and their pecking is very gentle, awaiting development of full beak strength.

 

I saw the Northern Parula! It landed four feet from me, no binoculars necessary. Blue and green, and yellow and orange, and black and white. Perfection.  I hope there was a nest nearby.

My pal the big, fat toad who lives under the barn finally showed himself this week. When asked how he was, he replied, “The same.”

 

 

 

September 2016 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

 

Thursday, 1 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6 pm RSU2 School Board meeting, Hall-Dale Elementary School

 

Saturday, 3 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 4 September

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Tuesday, 6 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6:30 pm   Dresden Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall

 

Wednesday, 7 September

7 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 8 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

7 pm  Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 10 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 11 September

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Monday, 12 September

6 pm   Select Board Meeting.   Pownalborough Hall

6:30 pm   Dresden Historical Society.   Yellow Schoolhouse

 

Tuesday, 13 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library
6:30 p.m Sno-Valley Riders Club in the Old Town House on Route 197

 

Wednesday, 14 September

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 15 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 17 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 18 September

Landowner Appreciation Day, Sno-Valley Riders Club

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Tuesday, 20 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Wednesday, 21 September

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 22 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 24 September

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 25 September

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Monday, 26 September

6 pm   Select Board Meeting   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 27 September

2 – 7 pm Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Wednesday, 28 September

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 29 September

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 1 October

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

 

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The Dresden Communicator is compiled by Bridge Academy as a public resource for all Dresden residents. Anyone in town wishing to publish articles and meeting dates in The Dresden Communicator should e-mail articles to Bridgeacademydresden@yahoo.com or by phone message to Bill Matthews at 737-8214. The Deadline for submitting articles for the September 2016 edition is the 28th of August. Please see “Communicator Submissions” at the top of this page for article guidelines. 

 

 

Bridge Academy Library

Open Hours:   Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-7:00 pm;    Sat 9:00 am-12:00 noon intro

Summer Reading Program:

August’s Featured Event:

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

2016 Collaborative Summer Reading Program

Prize Day!

 

Summer Readers: Did you make your summer reading goal? Drop in and pick up your reward! The program wraps up on Saturday August 27th, so if you haven’t reached your goal yet there’s still time!

Prizes may be picked up any time between 9:00am-12:00pm that day and light refreshments will be available to celebrate the program; all patrons are welcome to help make the food disappear! If you can’t make it in on the 27th please stop by during normal library hours to collect your reward.

***Note to parents: I will be doing a check-in call the week the program ends regarding reading goals in order to set up the prizes, so please make sure to return my call if you are not home that day.

Adult Book Group : The August discussion book for the book club will be All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This session will be held on Thursday August 11th at 7:00pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

Find us on Facebook! Looking for information about what the library is doing? Our Dresden Communicator updates now appear on the Town of Dresden Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/Dresden-Maine-1120622317962866/ or simply by typing Dresden, Maine in the Facebook search window.

 

Dresden Fire Association

The monthly business meeting will be on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 7:00 pm. in Pownalborough Hall.  Thank you to all the members who helped out during SummerFest and Richmond Days and to the people who stopped by our booth to support our fund raising efforts.

 

 

Dresden Fire/Rescue

Personnel will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. in Pownalborough Station for truck / station maintenance / training / or other activities.  The schedule for the month will be posted on the bulletin board on the first Wednesday of the month.

We are always looking for new members, so if there is anyone interested in checking out your community fire service, please either come to a meeting or contact the Chief, Steve Lilly, at 737-9434 or Assistant Chief, Ron Theriault, at 737-8771.

 

 

Dresden Historical Society

The Historical Society will meet on Monday August 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Yellow Schoolhouse.  We will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 18 from 4-6 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  Please pass the word and get your family, friends, and neighbors out of the heat and into our ‘cooling’ and tasty event.  Prices are $5.00 for adults, children under 12 and senior citizens are $3.00.    Renewal and new memberships are accepted at any time.  If you’re not sure if you’re up-to-date, let us know and we’ll find out.  Your supporting membership is greatly appreciated.

 

Dresden Planning Board

The Planning Board will NOT be meeting on the first Tuesday of the month as they normally do.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16th, at 6:30 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  If you have a project, questions or concerns, please contact the Chairman, Jeff Pierce, at 441-3006 or leave a message at the town office.

 

Music Jam

Dresden’s Recreation Committee’s Music Jam on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month is on hiatus for the summer. Call Dave Probert 737-4959 or Dwight Keene 737-8484 for more information.

 

 

Seen in Dresden, July 2016

By K.D. Vitelli

 July has been real summertime-hot and humid—except for the day of Summerfest, when it was actually chilly (remember that?) and rained during set-up and tear down before and after the event, but, considerately, stopped for the three hours in between so the show could go on. Aside from that, it has been hot, humid and mostly sunny. The ground is dust, grass crisp, and gardeners are spending a lot of time watering, so much so that some of us are beginning to worry about depleting our wells. I’m starting to re-think my strategy of watering vegetables and annuals. If the potential thunderstorms tonight miss us again (as they have done several times already), I may decide to let the annuals die back—which they want to do anyway—and concentrate water on the shrubs and more precious perennials. One neighbor said he was fully expecting his tomato plants to burst into flames!

Along with the beginning of harvest, full summer also brings out the garden pests. Woodchucks and similarly inclined small mammals have been wreaking their own havoc in the struggling gardens. They seem especially fond of the fuzzy leaves of cucumbers and squash, but are quite happy to include kale and beans (leaves and all, though they leave behind the stems), zinnias and beet greens, and love the fresh shoots of salsify. I’m willing to share, but they want all of it. So I’m trying the old trick of spraying their favorites with a mix of about 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap (with its particularly unappetizing scent) and 1 quart of water. So far, the new growth on the plants is still there, but whether because of the Dawn or because woodchuck is waiting for a bit more growth, I can’t yet say.

Other potential garden pests could be the three sweet little raccoon babies and their mother, who were seen frolicking on the riverbank in South Dresden a few weeks ago. The story reminded me of the morning I looked out our bedroom window in Indiana shortly before dawn and saw three baby raccoons following mom in single file, across the yard to the fishpond. Mom demonstrated and then the three little ones took turns putting their “hands” into the water—probably trying to catch the goldfish—before mom moved on, followed by the three cubs, again in single file, to the mulberry tree, where mom got up on her haunches and pulled down a berry-filled branch for the cubs to feast on. They are very cute—but can also be very bad.

Last month I reported that Mrs. Bluebird was brooding a second nest. She was visible for several days after that report, but then disappeared. When I was sure she wasn’t there, I cautiously opened the nest box to see what was going on. Inside, a deep nest cup of brown pine needles held a single perfect blue egg…and a gazillion ants. They must have driven poor mom so crazy that she gave up and abandoned the egg. Shortly after that, I discovered that ants were farming aphids and scale on my potted plants on the deck. After a morning cleaning out the farms, I raised those pots above saucers filled with water, a moat to keep the ants off. So far, that is working. The plants should recover, as long as I remember to keep the moats full.

The first Japanese beetles showed up here on July 4th. They’ve done some damage, but so far the infestations don’t seem to be as bad as in recent years. Maybe they are just waiting for more rain. Similarly, on the 23rd, later than usual, I found a couple dozen of the tiny, pearly green eggs of tomato hornworms on the leaves of the tomato plants. Normally, once the eggs show up, there are more and more every day, but I’ve found only a couple since that first batch—and have seen only a few hawk/hummingbird moths on the monarda. Those moths are related to the ones that produce the hornworm eggs but are much harder to see since they fly at dusk. Perhaps they, too, are waiting for more rain. Indeed, a bee-keeping friend tells me that, while there is plenty of pollen around for bees this month, there is little nectar because of the drought, so the bees are having a very hard time of it. Maybe that’s why we have relatively few butterflies of any kind, and not yet a single Monarch.

Our birds present a happier story. We have lots of fledglings everywhere. Some friends reports lots of baby robins, others plenty of rather tame song and chipping sparrows. I always know where the cat is just by listening to the chipped parental warnings of the song sparrow parents. Juvenile rose-breasted grosbeaks occasionally show themselves.

A neighbor wrote: “A youngster catbird (kitten bird?) almost flew into my forehead. Luckily, both of us employed rudimentary navigation skills and avoided collision. Yesterday, prolonged staring into the thicket along Alexander Road revealed a first year common yellowthroat. It seemed to have advanced avionics.  Canada geese are lounging around in the shallows of the Eastern River.  About two-dozen of them took flight when we put a canoe in the water, but one paddled away. It continued with a combination of hiding in the grass, waddling across the mud flats and swimming with lots of goose noises.  Perhaps it was still in eclipse [seasonal shedding and re-growing of plumage] or leading us away from a nest? Hard to tell.”

In the same general area sharp eyes (or ears) picked out black-throated green warblers, red-eyed vireos, and a glimpse of a Canadian warbler. Cedar waxwings have been snacking on elder- and serviceberries; numerous Dresdenites report recent sightings of hummingbird babies coming to feeders and flowers with their parents. We thought for a while that a yellow-fronted woodpecker, normally found only in south Texas, had somehow made its way to Dresden, but after consultation with various guide books, we decided it was more likely a juvenile red-bellied woodpecker, which can have a slightly yellow patch on its neck. Many of us have seen the male and female adults over the last 5-6 winters. It’s nice to know that they are now successfully breeding here.

I leave you with the hope and wish that “state-wide thunderstorms” will, indeed, drench Dresden one of these nights. Onward, unto August!

 

 

August 2016 Calendar of Events in Dresden

See articles above for details.

 

Tuesday, 2 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Wednesday, 3 August

7 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 4 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 6 August

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 7 August

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Monday, 8 August

6 pm   Select Board Meeting.   Pownalborough Hall

6 pm Dresden Historical Society   Yellow School House

 

Tuesday, 9 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Wednesday, 10 August

6:30 pm Dresden Fire Association, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 11 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 13 August

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 14 August

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Monday, 15 August

6:30 pm   Dresden Historical Society.   Yellow Schoolhouse

 

Tuesday, 16 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

6:30 pm   Dresden Planning Board, Pownalborough Hall
Wednesday, 17 August

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 18 August

4 – 6 pm Ice Cream Social, Dresden Historical Society,                                                                                                                                                                          Pownalborough Hall

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

7 pm  Adult Book Group, Bridge Acad. Library

 

Saturday, 20 August

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 21 August

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Monday, 22 August

6 pm   Select Board Meeting.   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 23 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library

 

Wednesday, 24 August

6:30 pm Dresden Fire/Rescue, Pownalborough Hall

 

Thursday, 25 August

2 – 7 pm   Bridge Acad. Library open

 

Saturday, 27 August

9 am-noon   Bridge Acad. Library open

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Sunday, 28 August

1pm – 4pm   Dresden Historical Society Brick School Museum open

 

Monday, 29 August

6 pm   Select Board Meeting   Pownalborough Hall

 

Tuesday, 30 August

2 – 7 pm Bridge Acad. Library open

 

 

 

 

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To fix an editing error, the entry for the Dresden Fire Assoc. in the July Communicator has been updated:

Dresden Fire Association will have a monthly business meeting on Wednesday, July 06, at 7 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall.  Plans will be discussed for the upcoming fund raisers that we usually do at SummerFest and Richmond Days.  All members are urged to attend if at all possible.

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