Dec. 9 (today) is the Whitman Memorial Library program. Time is 1:30 p.m. Please note time change. The Woodstock Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Linda Stowell, and a Sing-A-Long with Susan Glines. Come join them, no charge, light refreshments.
Judith Grover tent 17 DUVCW will hold their Christmas party and meeting on Dec. 13. Please bring a gift to exchange, and it's a tasting party.
Linda Stowell hosted an annual cookie making day on Saturday, Dec. 4. After the snow stopped, it was decided the event would go on, and Rachel Adams, with Ben, Josh, and Zack, along with Sarah Stowell, Abbey and Maya, showed up ready to go! Aunt Sue Glines was in charge of preparing the dough, and soon the operation was underway. Everyone had his or her own apron to wear, including one-year-old Zachary. They cut out many cookies -- angels, trees, stars and other shapes. After all the baking had been done, there was a brief break for lunch. Then came the decorating! There was a little tasting going on throughout the whole process! Everyone took home an assortment of cream cheese, molasses and peanut butter cookies that looked just as good as they tasted.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday school at 9:15, morning worship at 10:30, evening service at 6. Wednesday evening is prayer meeting at 6:30. Dec. 11 is Men's breakfast at 7 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church in Andover. Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. is the Church Christmas program.
The Woodstock Extension will meet on Dec. 15 at the home of Alice Hoyt for a tasting party and exchange of gifts.
The Christmas tree lights on the common are very pretty. Thanks to the firemen for decorating it.
The Historical Society Museum actually has some furniture caned and made by Indians. It belonged to local author George Allan England, who was a friend of Hemingway and stayed with him in his Key West home. England had a camp on Lake Christopher and his daughter saved someone from drowning and was awarded the Carnegie Medal. He was also a distinguished graduate of Harvard. He ran as a Socialist for Governor of Maine. Woodstock had a citizen who became governor, Sidney Perham. He had a career on Paris Hill as well. He is buried in Lakeside Cemetery. He served sometime around the Civil War and was active in Temperance and the Universalist Church.