Stockton Springs Community Library

Tai Chi classes are now being held on Tuesdays in addition to the regular Friday schedule. Whether you are hoping to increase your skill by adding on an additional day of practice, or are new to Tai Chi, you are sure to find it an enjoyable, gentle form of exercise.

Tai Chi classes are held on Tuesdays, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stockton Springs Town Office. Suggested donation to cover the cost for Tuesday classes is $3. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Tai Chi is held from 9:30 to 11 a.m., also at the Stockton Springs Town Office, lower level. Free to Stockton Springs residents. Learn and practice Tai Chi, the gentle exercise for your good health.

Improve balance, circulation, strength. Sponsored by the Stockton Springs Community Library and the Town of Stockton Springs. Questions? Call SSCL at 567-4147.

Don't forget that tax help is still available so call 567-4147 to make an appointment.

Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 5; and Friday, April 19. The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

Town Office

Nomination papers for one selectman seat and fire chief are now available and must be returned by May 2. Anyone interested is encouraged to stop by the Town Office. Town meeting is Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m. at the Town Office. Mark your calendar! Election Day is Tuesday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Stockton Springs Historical Society

The first meeting this year will be on Sunday, April 7. Membership renewals and meeting dates plus programs are in the mail. As always, dues may be mailed or brought to the meeting April 7. The April and November meetings will start with a business meeting, but all other meetings will have a program. For more information, please call Kathy Harrison at 567-3120.

Last Sunday, a group of us went to The Hichborn for the brunch, which is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was a bright sunny day out with visions of spring in the air. The food was excellent and I had the lemon ricotta pancakes and blueberry compote.

We sat at a big table that had been made from the original barn wood and more tables are being made with the wood from the old barn. Everyone's portions were huge! Check out thehichborn.com for their menu. Brunch will continue until after Mother's Day (May 12) and, at that point, the summer hours will start with more nights open.

Spring has brought us every type of weather this week. Sunny, rainy, windy but thankfully no snow. Most of the snow has melted in my neighborhood with just the big piles slowly melting as the temperatures have been above freezing during the day. The winds were so strong yesterday that there was a haze over the water and huge whitecaps. There is still ice in the swampy areas below my home.

I have not heard the peepers yet but on the first really warm day they will start to sing. Also, a sure sign of spring is when Wahl's Dairy Port opens in Bucksport for ice cream, which is Saturday, March 30. So get out and enjoy a walk or an ice cream cone!

Thought for the week: "In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." — Mark Twain