Stockton Springs Community Library

Book Bake and Plant Sale will be held June 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The books and movies are sold from the bay of the Fire Department. Baked goods are located in the library and plants are sold under the tent in the library yard. Donations of books and movies for the sale are accepted in the last two weeks of May. For more information, contact the library at 567-4147.

Sandy Point

And don't forget the gathering on Saturday, May 4, at the Sandy Point Congregational Church. Join them for a pot luck dinner starting at 4 p.m. at the Sandy Point Church. There will be a panel of local experts available to help answer your questions about the town and what it was like to live here in prior years. This event is hosted by the Stockton Springs Historical Society and the Sandy Point Congregational Church. Please call Joyce O'Rourke for further information at 567-3091.

Town Office

There will be a dedication ceremony of the new parking lot in honor of former Town Manager Damaris “Marnie” Diffin, who passed away while serving the town. While her tenure was short, her impact was large and greatly appreciated by many.

The ceremony will be held prior to town meeting at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, on the grass at the entrance of the new parking lot beside the Town Office. All are welcome to attend. The Town Report is expected to come out by the end of May. If you’d like to keep your name out of it, be sure to pay any outstanding taxes by April 30. Nomination papers for a seat on the Board of Selectmen and fire chief are available and due back May 2.

Docks are now going in sometime in May instead of April. Check further with the Town Office for more details at 567-3404.

Friends of Sears Island

Friends of Sears Island and the Belfast Free Library will co-host a presentation titled “Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: A Citizen’s Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine,” with Laura Suomi-Lecker, on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library. To learn more about Friends of Sears Island visit friendsofsearsisland.org.

This morning the fog is blowing across my view of the harbor with rain scheduled for the entire Easter weekend. The red cardinal has been on my deck several times along with Mr. and Mrs. Dove, who sit on the rail and sing. The peepers are also singing down below me in the swamp area and that is always music to my ears. Time to go out and rake the gardens and put away the winter coats and sweaters.

Another lobster boat is in the harbor and the docks are going in sometime in May so the boats will start going in. The town Easter egg hunt will most likely have to be held in the Town Office due to the rain. Of course, on my trip last week down to Pennsylvania for the funeral of an old friend, everything was blooming. Cherry trees, magnolia trees, daffodils and early tulips were all in bloom. Perhaps this year we will get lucky and have spring weather. Live each day to its fullest and be accountable for your actions.

Thought for the week: "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." — Ralph Waldo Emerson.