Hanover July 8
Summer hours for Gardner Roberts Memorial Library have been announced. The Library will be open Wednesday, 9 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. The youth program is Wednesday 10 to 12 a.m. for all ages. The Library Bees meet Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring a craft to work on or just come and sit-a-spell and visit. Donations of cans and bottles are appreciated.
New books recently received at the library for adults include: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett and “Sarah’s Key” by Titiana deRosmay. Books for young children are “Bo Obama, First Dog of the United States” by Koji Kondo and “Marley Goes to School,” “Very Marley Christmas,” and “Bad Dog Marley” by John Grogan. Books for young adults available are: “Warriors: Battle of the Clans,” “Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path-#1 Shattered Peace” and “Warriors: Cats of the Clan” all by Erin Hunter.
Keep an eye on the GRML garden that is nurtured by Hanover, Rumford and Bethel children. Recently working in the garden were Madison (Darlene Baker’s granddaughter), Alice Pelletier, Jonah, and Julian Byam who went slug hunting. Adults assisting the garden work are Barb and Irv Robinson, Darlene Baker and Ben Byam under the direction of Master Gardener Lynne Ramsey. Remember to name the scarecrow. The contests ends July 10.
The Gardner Roberts Memorial Library Summer Reading Program started July 7 and will continue for 10 weeks ending the week of Labor Day. Children and adults are included.
Thanks go to Jeff Eaton who volunteered to repair and paint the picnic table at the Town Office and the Library.
As a member of the Greater Rumford Community Center’s competition gymnastics team, Isabella Deluca was one of two gymnasts achieving the status of all-around champions in their division at the New England Regional at Goffstown, N.H. Competing among 600 others she was first in Level 7. Congratulations Isabella! She is the daughter of Dr. Thomas Deluca and Vicki Fimiani.
Two recently hatched loons have been seen with adult birds making the “rounds” in Howard Pond. For a picture of the new residents at the pond visit www.hanoverme.org. Thanks to Kara Powers for taking a great loon picture.
We all enjoy the ride up over the hill to Howard Pond. Some enjoy walking dogs or jogging around the roads at the pond while others like to try for fish or swim in the spring-fed waters. Howard Pond covers about 140 acres with depths up to 118 feet. Keeping a close eye around the pond is the Howard Pond Preservation Association (501 (c) (3). They maintain the dam and watch the water quality. They suggest all who use the pond should take an associate (non-voting) membership. An annual fee of $25 for the fiscal year is tax-deductible. For more information contact Mrs. Dorothy Adams, PO Box 65, Hanover, Maine 04237.