Stockton Springs Community Library

Story Time will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Light lunch included. Story. Craft. Snacks. Fun. Free to all children.

Don't forget the free Tai Chi classes every Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall lower level.

Town Office

Don't forget to license your dogs by Thursday, Jan. 31! Also, if your dog has passed away, please let us know to avoid a potentially upsetting reminder.

Recycling tip: Batteries can be dropped off at the Town Office and Town Garage during normal business hours for recycling.

Delinquent 2016 taxes foreclose on Feb. 17. Notices will be sent out soon. Check out your registration due date as well to make sure you do not miss re-registering your vehicle.

Penobscot Marine Museum

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Penobscot Marine Museum will hold a Sailor’s Valentine workshop. There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. for children, and one at 11 a.m. for adults. The cost for the children’s session is $8, and the cost of the adult session is $20. Children under the age of 7 need to be accompanied by an adult.

In this workshop, participants will make their own Sailor’s Valentine to take home. Children will build the Sailor’s Valentine with a plastic base, while the adult workshop will have smaller shells, a wooden base, and tweezers to easily set small shells. All materials and tools provided.

For more information or to register for the workshop, email jganskop@pmm-maine.org or call 548-2529.

I volunteer at the museum, working for Kevin Johnson, the photo archivist, and it is a fantastic organization.

What a roller coaster of a week we have had weather-wise! Snow, sleet, pouring rain, floods, freezing temps and then our one day of a thaw with temperatures up to 50 degrees have happened. The pouring rain yesterday washed much of the snow away, which doesn't make the skiers happy, and other areas turned to glare ice with the freeze that followed.

This morning around 7 o'clock, the eagle flew right in front of my window and it looks enormous when it flies that close. I saw a flock of robins landing in a crab apple tree, but they seem so skittish and fly away quickly without seeming to eat anything.

I started taking a photography class at Senior College, which is a first for me. Usually, I am a point-and-shoot kind of person, so am learning a lot of photography basics. Since the paper publishes my photos occasionally, it is good to learn more about taking photos of our beautiful town. Anyone having any interesting spots or events in town to take photos of, please let me know.

Thought for the week: "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." ― Victor Hugo