Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dresden Communicator January 2013

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  bdjjmj@yahoo.com or call 737-2440. The Deadline for submitting articles is the 25th of each month. Please see “Communicator Submissions” at the top of this page for article guidelines.

 BRIDGE ACADEMY TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications and guidelines for scholarships from the Bridge Academy Trust, are available at the Bridge Academy Library during normal operating hours. Applications are also available to Print frpm the top of the Communicator Webpage under the heading January Scholarship Application. Applications must be returned to the Library or the return Address on the application, along with fall semester Grades, no later than January 15th. The Trustees will meet in late January to consider applications and scholarships will be awarded shortly thereafter. Questions should be directed to Beth Jones at 737-2440

BRIDGE ACADEMY LIBRARY

44 Middle Rd  737-8810    www.bapl.us  Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2PM-7PM, Saturday 9AM-1PM

Let There be Music: Your library is branching out with the beginnings of a musical CD collection that will be available for circulation.  We’re adding more each day to our selections which will include classical, jazz, holiday, classic rock and more!  Come see what we have available and please feel free to donate CDs in good condition to help our collection grow!

Adult Book Group correction:  The December book group book was erroneously listed as We Took to the Woods.   The December book’s correct title was Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. The next meeting of the Bridge Academy Public Library Book Club will be Thursday January 10th at 7:00pm at the library.  The December meeting was canceled, so the group will be discussing Like Water for Chocolate at the January meeting.

Lost and Found– Don’t forget to check the Lost and Found bin under the librarian’s desk if you are missing something!  Right now we have hats, jackets, sweaters and more that may be yours!

2013 AUDREY ROSE CALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-$500

Offered to Dresden-area senior/graduate in class of 2013 attending a local high school or homeschooled with plans for secondary education. This Scholarship does not require academic excellence.

 FMI/Application Please Contact:   

Audrey Rose Call Scholarship P.O. Box 76  Dresden ME,  04342

or your High School  guidance office.

Applications may also be picked up at the Bridge Academy Library

Our board will offer one scholarship, but earnestly desires to offer two scholarships. Anyone wishing to contribute may make donations c/o Down East Federal Credit Union in Richmond to the “Audrey Rose Call Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

DRESDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DES recently experienced a harmonious intersection of local history, school tradition, and community support. At every June assembly, for more than 25 years, a Dresden Elementary fifth grader has received the Leslie Souviney Award for hard work and perseverance.

Leslie Souviney was a Dresden resident with a long career in public education. He believed in the power of perseverance, and wanted to encourage that trait in Dresden Elementary students. So every June an honored fifth grader takes home a Souviney Award certificate and his or her name goes on a plaque in the lobby.

Randall Souviney, Leslie and Doris’s son, visited our school recently to propose a change to this tradition that will now honor both his parents; his mother died earlier this year at the age of 95.

At the request of Mr. Souviney, a recently retired educator himself, and other family members, the award will be renamed the Doris and Leslie Souviney Academic Perseverance Award. In addition, Randy has collaborated with family and friends to set up a fund to provide a modest prize to accompany the award.  School staff will continue to select the Dresden student who receives the award as well as the education-related gift that will go along with it. To add an even more personal touch, Randy Souviney also has plans to provide a letter to the deserving Dresden student that will carry a message from the Souviney family about the value of hard work and perseverance.

The Dresden school is honored to continue the tradition of the Souviney Award with its new name and expanded potential.  Teachers and staff are touched by the way Doris and Leslie Souviney’s family and friends are honoring their life’s work by establishing this legacy in their name.

SEEN IN DRESDEN, DECEMBER 2012

December brings us the beginning of winter, the shortest days and the turnaround towards longer ones again, and holidays full of joy and togetherness. For many, however, it is also a difficult month, for a variety of reasons. My dear husband died last week. I was scheduled to start my bird counts for Project Feeder Watch the day before he let go, and I did. The conversation in my head went back and forth: “I can’t believe you are counting birds at this time!” alternating with “The birds are life and joy. You must keep going and counting.” The latter voice was louder and very correct. The bright December sun lit up the Eastern River and the slow-moving flotilla of over a hundred common mergansers spent much of the day right in front of our house, their dives sending glittering ripples across the smooth, blue (!) surface of the water. Familiar downy and hairy woodpeckers chased each other to and from the suet and around the tree trunks, and while they were on the trunks, the red-bellied woodpecker and the nuthatches made their landings on the suet. Wonderful flibberty-gibbet chickadees darted back and forth, too fast to count accurately. The titmice made a quick visit. A flock of goldfinches arrived: one looked different (without my glasses) and proved to be a redpoll. They have been predicted to be a larger presence than usual this winter, so I was happy to see my first of the season. Even the cardinals and a little brown creeper, irregular visitors at this house, put in appearances. The eagles patrolled the river, especially at low tide, and especially one immature who likes to land in the marshes or perch on a big hemlock that gives a good view in all directions.

Even occasional attention to our natural surroundings provides a soothing reminder of how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful rural town of Dresden. I recommend the activity during this busy season to ground you and bring the true peace, joy and love of the season. 

GOLDEN OLDIES SENIOR CENTER

January Schedule: Every Wednesday at Noon Game Day, Tuesday the 8th and 22nd  1-3PM Bingo, Monday  7th 8-10AM Breakfast, Monday 14th 11AM Jewelry Class, Wednesday 16th 10AM Lawyer Craig Stevens, Saturday 19th 6:30PM Free Richmond Players Movie Night, Sunday 27th 2PM Lewiston Public Theater (meet at center at 1PM), Tuesday 29th  10AM Tacky Apron & Cookie Exchange.

FIRE ASSOCIATION

Dresden Fire Association will have its monthly business meeting on Wednesday, January 2 at Pownalborough Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.  We would also like to thank everyone who helped to make our annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser a success.   We appreciate the support from all those who purchased a tree or made a donation.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Dresden Fire Department members will meet every Wednesday at Pownalborough Station at 6:30 pm. for truck and station maintenance as well as any scheduled training that will be posted on the first Wednesday of the month.

PLANNING BOARD

Dresden Planning Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 1 as scheduled at Pownalborough Hall – 6:30 p.m.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Dresden Comprehensive Plan workshop will be on Tuesday, January 15 at Pownalborough Hall starting at 6:30 p.m.  All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Your input will be greatly appreciated.

SNO-VALLEY RIDERS

Sno-Valley Riders will meet on Tuesday, January 8 at Pownalborough Hall at 6:30 p.m.  New members are welcome to join. 

SWAP SHOP

Our Swap Shop volunteers were pleased that so many of you came in during December to find decorations and Christmas gifts on the shelves. We collect and store them all year and usually have a good selection by the time the holidays roll around.

Now it is January and the Swap Shop is badly in need of children’s clothing of all types. Those bins are almost empty. Please look through your closets and bureau drawers, and bring in whatever your children have outgrown. We need shirts, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts and pants, coats, boots and shoes, and mittens; just about everything. We would sincerely, truly appreciate it! Donations are down from last year at this time by about 1/4th, and that makes a big difference in what the Swap Shop can offer.

Our book selection for winter reading needs some up-to-date fiction, but we have a lot of older novels and romance novels, as well as non-fiction and children’s books. Books are always good for a stormy day inside.

SEEKING PHOTOS

Do you have any photos of Smiths Smelt Camps from 1940’s to the present? If so please contact Dan at 737-9090

TOWN OFFICE

Selectmen Meetings will be held Monday, Jan. 14th & 28th at 6pm at Pownalborough Hall.  The Workshop will be on Jan. 7th at 6pm at the Town Office. 

The Town Office will be closed Jan. 21st for Martin Luther King Day.

2012 Dog licenses expired December 31st, in order to avoid a late fee, your dog’s license must be renewed by January 31st.  We must have a valid rabies certificate on file in order to complete the renewal.  Fees are currently $11.00 per dog, or $6.00 if they are spayed/neutered.  If you are not sure if we have your current info, call or email Kim at kimrazz@roadrunner.com and we can check to see if we have your paperwork.  $25.00 late fee per dog will be applied February 1.

Boat registrations also expired December 31.  Snowmobile registrations are also available and are $42.00 for first time registration and $41.00 for renewals.

Now that winter is here, inclement weather sometimes causes problems no matter how hard we try to get here, so it is always a good idea before you venture to the office in a snowstorm to call and make sure someone is here first.  Please drive safely this winter!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS- JANUARY 2013

Tuesday, 1st

New Years Day

Library CLOSED

Planning Board, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Hall

Wednesday, 2nd

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Fire Association, 7PM, Pownalborough Hall

Thursday, 3rd

Library, 2PM–7PM

Saturday, 5th

Library, 9AM – 1PM

Monday, 7th

Selectmen’s Workshop, 6PM, Town Office

Tuesday, 8th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, 9th

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Thursday, 10th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Adult Book Group, 7PM

Saturday, 12th

Library, 9AM-1PM

Monday, 14th

Selectmen Meeting, 6PM, Pownalborough Hall

Tuesday, 15th

Library, 2PM–7PM

Comprehensive Plan Workshop, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Hall

Wednesday, 16th

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Thursday, 17th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Saturday, 19th

Library, 9AM-1PM

Monday, 21st

Martin Luther King Day

Town Office CLOSED

Tuesday, 22nd

Library, 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, 23rd

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Thursday, 24th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Saturday, 26th

Library, 9AM-1PM

Monday, 28th

Selectmen Meeting, 6PM, Pownalborough Hall

Tuesday, 29th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, 30th

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station     

Thursday, 31st

Library, 2PM-7PM

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

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DRESDEN COMMUNICATOR CALENDAR- JANUARY 2013

CALENDAR OF EVENTS- JANUARY 2013

 Tuesday, 1st

New Years Day

Library CLOSED

Planning Board, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Hall

Wednesday, 2nd

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Fire Association, 7PM, Pownalborough Hall

Thursday, 3rd

Library, 2PM–7PM

Saturday, 5th

Library, 9AM – 1PM

Monday, 7th

Selectmen’s Workshop, 6PM, Town Office

Tuesday, 8th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, 9th

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Thursday, 10th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Adult Book Group, 7PM

Saturday, 12th

Library, 9AM-1PM

Monday, 14th

Selectmen Meeting, 6PM, Pownalborough Hall

Tuesday, 15th

Library, 2PM–7PM

Comprehensive Plan Workshop, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Hall

Wednesday, 16th

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Thursday, 17th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Saturday, 19th

Library, 9AM-1PM

Monday, 21st

Martin Luther King Day

Town Office CLOSED

Tuesday, 22nd

Library, 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, 23rd

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station

Thursday, 24th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Saturday, 26th

Library, 9AM-1PM

Monday, 28th

Selectmen Meeting, 6PM, Pownalborough Hall

Tuesday, 29th

Library, 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, 30th

Fire Department, 6:30PM, Pownalborough Station     

Thursday, 31st

Library, 2PM-7PM

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