All meetings that are televised will be televised on Searsport cable channel 1303 and on the web at

Friday, May 31, starting at 5 p.m. there will be a free community supper at the Searsport United Methodist Church.

Friday, May 31, starting at 6 p.m., there will be a public hearing at the Town Office to receive comments on whether or not to accept possession of the Stockton Springs Elementary School from RSU 20. The referendum vote on this issue will be held on Tuesday, June 11, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Searsport Public Safety Building.

Tuesday, June 4th, the regular selectmen's meeting will be held in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised on channel 1303.

The Legend of the Monument

The Searsport Historical Society will meet Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. in the First Congregational Church's Curtis Hall located on Church Street. The guest speaker will be Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris. Her topic: "Proving the Legend of the Searsport Civil War Monument to Be True!"

The monument, erected on what was known as Monument Triangle, where Goodell Street and Mt. Ephraim Road met, stood in that spot from 1870 until 1896 when it was moved to its present location in front of the Masonic Hall in downtown Searsport. The front marble side was engraved with the words "A tribute to our citizens who fought in defense of the

Union, 1861-1865." The other three sides were blank.

Early in her efforts to learn the history of Searsport to share with her fifth-grade classes, Farris began to hear a "legend" from older citizens, claiming that the names of soldiers who died from Searsport in the Civil War were actually hidden on the back sides of those blank marble tablets. Farris proved the legend to be true! In 1990 she got the sides turned around. Come to the meeting and find out how she did that.

As always our meetings are open to the public at no charge. We hope you'll stay and enjoy the refreshments and fellowship following the meeting.

Turkey supper

Searsport United Methodist Church on Main Street is serving up a turkey supper with all the fixin's, including homemade biscuits and pies, on Saturday, June 8, at 4:30 p.m., for $9 per person with family rates available. All are welcome.

June events at Carver Memorial Library

Book sale special for the whole month of June! All ex-library books are half-price. Look for a spine label or plastic dust jacket.
Guided meditation for healing on Wednesday, June 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Energy healer Diana Maria Chapin will guide a free healing meditation to help expand awareness of energy in and around the body and direct this healing energy to improve personal wellness. Free! Registration requested so we know there are enough people for the class to run. Register online with Journey to Health, or call 921-3950.
Movie buffs discussion on Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come talk about what you’ve been watching lately, enthuse with fellow movie buffs, and add to your must-see list while enjoying tea and cookies.
Rising sun(flowers) on Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m. Plant sunflowers in our garden and one to take home. All ages, children, adults, and everyone in between!
Author visit on Tuesday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m., Linda Buckmaster will read from and discuss her book “Space Heart,” which combines prose poems, narrative memoir and history, about growing up on the Space Coast of Florida, her family, and her move to Maine.
The Summer Library Challenge for all ages, “A Universe of Stories,” runs from June 15 to the end of August. We encourage you to read widely and explore the library and the world around you. This summer the theme is “A Universe of Stories,” celebrating outer space, exploration, and the imagination. Stop by the library in June for the Library Challenge brochure with instructions, reading log, and list of all the summer events and activities.


A part-time administrative assistant is needed at First Congregational Church, Searsport, for 15 hours per week. Responsibilities include supporting the minister by receiving visitors, responding to emails, phone calls and voice messages, handling all church correspondence, assisting in preparation of reports, producing service bulletins and a monthly newsletter, assisting boards and committees with publicity, organizing and maintaining church calendar including consulting with trustee responsible for facility rental, coordinating maintenance of the computer system.

Requirements: friendly disposition, respect for confidentiality, computer skills including Windows, Word and Excel. Call Jim Rose (548-0020) for more information. Submit resume: Attention: Jim Rose, First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 261, Searsport, ME 04974. Applications must be in by June 7.

Granite Grange

The Gardening Basket was raffled off by Granite Grange and the winner of the drawing was Connie Either of Searsport. Hope you enjoyed all the wonderful gardening items!

Please feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais