Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dresden Communicator, September 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 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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