Town Office

With the passing of the Boston Post Cane holder, the Town Office is looking for the oldest town resident so that the cane can be passed along as it was meant to be. If you or a family member are or will soon be 96 or older, and are a Searsmont resident, please contact the Town Office.

We’re all thankful and relieved that the election is over, but one resident also has a cold hand! A light colored work glove (right hand) was found on Election Day. If this is your glove, it can be claimed at the Town Office. We also have a GM car key that was found in the parking lot from the weekend prior. There were several activities that weekend, and, so far, we have been unable to find the key’s owner.

The Waldo County Humane Society is sponsoring another rabies clinic on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Burnham Municipal Building, 247 Horseback Road. Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots free to animal owners in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a fee of $7. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a 3-year certificate.

There is also a rabies clinic at the Appleton Fire Department on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost for this clinic is $12 per shot. Nail trimming will also be available for $10. Proceeds benefit the Appleton Fire Department.

With winter comes inclement weather. Please call the Town Office at 342-5411 on “iffy” weather days to verify the office is open, or check the website at for updates. Closures are also posted on WLBZ2.

Art opening and raffle drawing at the Searsmont Town Library

There will be an opening for the latest art show on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Searsmont Town Library. The artist, John Ruis, is from Hope, and his works are photographs printed on aluminum metal in 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 format.

In addition, two gift baskets are being raffled to benefit the Searsmont Town Library. Both contain various items with a Maine theme, including Stonewall Kitchen products, Maine-made maple syrup, candles and much more. The larger one also has a copy of Susan Orlean’s newest book, “The Library Book,” and a poster calendar by artist Alan Claude.

Baskets can be viewed at the library. Tickets, which are $1 each, can be purchased at the library or from board members. The raffle drawing will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. during the art opening. You do not have to be present to win. Cookies and punch will be served to attendees.