Stockton Springs Historical Society

The Historical Society will hold open houses at Colcord House (same building as the town library) on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday, May 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Town Office

Don't forget Debris Day coming this Saturday, May 18. Please have everything curbside by 7 a.m. The public hearing on the elementary school will be held Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Searsport Elementary School cafeteria, and the Town Office will be closed Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day.

Stockton Springs Community Library

Don't forget the library's annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale on Saturday, June 1. For more information, please call 567-4147.

Senior College

The 17th Annual Festival of Art Exhibit will be held May 30 to June 2 in the Hutchinson Center, featuring 120 local artists.

Stockton Harbor Yacht Club

There was a Kentucky Derby Party at the yacht club last Saturday and there was great food, fun and, of course, a great horse race. Please consider joining the club, as there are lots of social activities and parties throughout the year.

The Sandy Point Community Club had a very successful Sandy Point Night gathering last Saturday as well, with lots of Sandy Point history and families being discussed.

Just Barb's Restaurant is open for business from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except for Wednesdays. Lighthouse Pizza and Pub at 208 Main St. will be opening on Saturday, May 18, with a ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m. Starting Sunday, May 26, Massimo's will be closing its Bangor location and opening The Lobster Rail for the 2019 season. Artisan lobster rolls, a market and bakery, ice cream shop and many other items will be offered at Massimo's new place. The Lobster Rail is in the former Cook's Crossing space at 237 E. Main St., Searsport, close to the Stockton Springs line.

The osprey was perched on a tree below me eating its meal, piece by piece, the other day. Also, a big loon was floating in the harbor and I hear them making their cries when they are in danger. Traffic is increasing with many cars with New York, Connecticut and New Jersey license plates on Route 1. A few more warm days and all the leaves will be out on the trees. My daffodils and hyacinths are blooming now, and all the perennials are coming up. April was a long, cold rainy month, so May so far is a lot warmer and sunnier. Time to get out the bicycles and go for a ride.

Thought for the week: "Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." — Thomas Tusser