This first month in January is going by so fast already. One good thing is it isn't quite so dark as early. The weather has been so “unpredictable” as of late, but if it stays this way the rest of the winter, that's okay by me!! Only thing is as the snow is being washed away, or melted by the sun, there are so many messes from that big ice storm of 2013. We are cleaning up as much as possible but spring clean up will be huge this year, bring it on!
Searsmont Town News
A correction to dog registration dates:
2013 Dog registrations expired 12/31/2013. The month of January is a "grace" month for 2014 dog registrations without the late fee. Effective February 1, 2014, a late fee of $25.00 per dog will be applied to each dog registration unless the dog has just turned 6 months old, or you have had the dog for less than 10 days. Don't procrastinate--it can be costly. Call the office if you need to check on the status of your dog's rabies vaccination.--Kathy Hoey, Town Clerk
Important reminder: New Post Office Hours: Effective Jan 11, 2014: Mail receptacles in the lobby will be available from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday and from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon on Saturdays. Window service will be available from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. on Saturdays.
Searsmont Bicentennial Celebration
There are only two weeks left until the kickoff event of the Searsmont Bicentennial Year. On Wednesday February 5, the First Founders Day Celebration takes place at the Community Building, starting at 6pm. The celebration is free to all, with snacks and beverages. There will be a special “free gift” for everyone who attends, according to Bicentennial Committee chairperson Carol Robbins. We hear that there will be a huge “Happy 200th Birthday” cake for all to share, a proclamation, and a program – including a slide show of historical Searsmont photos – for all to enjoy. Sales of bicentennial mugs and calendars (at $10 each), and hats and t-shirts (at $12 each) are going well at the Fraternity Village Store, library, and Town Office. They will be on sale at the Founders Day Celebration, too. Hope to see you there!
The Bicentennial Committee is looking for pictures of the Ames School when it was built and also, pictures of Richard and Margaret Ames during the time of the dedication of the School. If any one has any pictures, please call Kathy Hoey at the Searsmont Town Office.
Sympathies to our town Selectman Bruce Brierley, his families and friends, on the passing of his mother, Hilda Brierley. She passed away January 7th, 2014.Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time.