By Dick Desmarais
Monday, August 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., the regular meeting of the Planning Board will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Tuesday, August 13, starting at 7 p.m., the Searsport Historical Society will present a program called "Searsport and the Sea". This presentation will take place in Curtis Hall. The Public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, August 13, starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Selectmen's Workshop in the Town Hall.
Wednesday, August 14, starting at 5 p.m., there will be a Fish Chowder/Pie Supper with hot biscuits held at Curtis Hall. $8. Adults, $4 Child. All are invited.
Saturday, August 17, starting at 1 p.m., Friends of Searsport Island and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition are co-hosting a Nature Walk about Marine Ecology on Sears Island. The walk will be led by Dr. Brian Beal of UMM. There is no charge for the walk, but we ask you to register ahead of time to help us to keep the number of walkers under 25. If you would like to register or have any questions, please call 548-0142. Arrive at the Sears Island gate at 12:45 p.m. Please, no pets.
Friday, August 16, from 4:30 until 7 p.m., There will be a benefit dinner at the Lion's Club for Dorothy Fraser, a community volunteer who recently received a breast cancer diagnosis which has resulted in a financial struggle for her family.
The baked ham dinner with all your favorite side dishes is being hosted at the Lions Club. There are many awesome raffle items and the winners will be announced at the benefit dinner.
Saturday, August 17, from 5 until 7 p.m., there will be the closing reception for the FOUR at WORKS. If you haven't had a chance to visit WORKS yet, with its intimate gallery space and terrific Maine artist, now's your chance!
Included are paintings, sculptures & monotypes by MidCoast artists. Refreshments will be served. Books to browse and yarn to squeeze too.
Saturday, August 17 & 18, from 1 until 4 p.m., the Searsport Historical Society will be exhibiting a collection of Stick Spatter Cut Sponge Ware, at the Coleman House on Sears Island Rd. Once used in mid nineteenth century kitchens, this highly colorful earthenware is now considered a decorative art form. Also on exhibit will be examples of Bennington Pottery. Bennington was utilitarian ware produced in New England during the early nineteenth century with the majority being produced in Vermont and has become highly collectible. This exhibit is free to the public, all are invited to attend.
During the month of July, the ambulance responded to 59 calls for service and made two inter-facility transfers. The Police responded to 279 calls for service and the fire department responded to 18 calls and issued 24 burn permits.
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