Sandy Point Community Club

On June 19, there will be an Open Mic "Plus" Evening at the Sandy Point Community Hall at 684 U.S. Route 1. From 7 to 8 p.m., a Community Open Mic Format will take place with a break for snacks at 8. From 8:15 to 9:30 p.m., Chris Brinn and Matt Smith will play Irish folk music on the accordion, banjo and vocals. Enjoy a fun musical summer night in Sandy Point.

Town Office

For those reading this online, Maine DOT is planning to replace a large culvert on Route 1 near Muskrat Farm Road in June 2020, resulting in detours and delays. Originally, they were going to detour through Sandy Point but they no longer plan to do that. They’ve sent notices to abutters, but anyone interested in learning more should attend the public hearing on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. downstairs at the Town Office.

Don't forget to come out for the parking lot dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at 8:15 a.m. in memory of Marnie Diffin, former town manager, who passed away in August 2016. Our town manager, Courtney O'Donnell, has resigned and everyone wishes her good luck in her future.

Don't forget to attend town meeting on Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m. at the Town Office.

Town offices will be closed Monday, July 1, for year-end and Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Stockton Springs Community Library

The library will be closed on June 15 so that the volunteers can attend town meeting.

Stockton Springs Historical Society

The open showroom dates for June will be on Thursday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 29, from 10 – 1 p.m. There will be no showroom open the week of town meeting or the week of the Fourth of July. They also make appointments for anyone who cannot come in when the showroom is open.

Penobscot Marine Museum

On Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum will host Capt. Daniel S. Parrott, professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy, to discuss weather phenomena relating to the operation of tall ships, both from a historical perspective and from personal experience.

The presentation will take place at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry Center, 2 Church St., Searsport. The cost is $5 for museum members and $8 for general admission.

PMM’s 2019 Speaker Series has been made possible thanks to support from Hamilton Marine. For more informatio, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 548-2529.

All the spring flowering trees are blooming and the prediction for the next week is heat, which we are all ready for. The summer solstice is on June 21 at 11:54 a.m.

I recently met the young couple, Maija and Brett, who are farming on Cape Jellison Road. They work very hard and have been making new gardens for their produce, which they will be selling at a stand on their property. They also have eggs to sell. They are raising lambs, chickens and goats, as well, and Brett said they will have lamb for sale next spring.

The last day of school for students is June 18, so watch out for them on bikes and playing near roads.

Thought for the week: "Long stormy springtime, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come." — Thomas Carlyle