Stockton Springs Community Library

Don't forget that Tai Chi is on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and on Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and they meet in the lower level of the Town Hall.

Also, the Painting Group meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

There are also two book discussion groups that meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Don't forget the library is sponsoring the fourth annual “Great Event,” starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Vendor spaces are available now by registering at the library. Please call 567-4147 for more information.

From the Town Office

This is the month of re-appointments, as terms on various boards and committees are staggered and always end June 30. There are openings on the Planning Board, Shellfish, Recycling and Parks committees, and Zoning Board of Appeals. Time commitment and duties vary based on the board or committee. If interested, email manager@stocktonsprings.org.

Stockton Springs Ambulance Service’s fifth annual Run for Your Life 5K and 12K road race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 9 a.m.

Congratulations to Pete Curley and Vern Thompson on their re-elections! Congratulations also to Vern for being named Volunteer of the Year at town meeting Saturday.

Welcome to our new town manager, Jennifer King, who officially starts July 1.

Penobscot Marine Museum

On Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m., Penobscot Marine Museum will hold a shadowbox workshop. Inspired by shadowboxes and other maritime art in the museum’s collection, participants will create their own works of art. The workshop is for all ages; however children under age 8 need to accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 for museum members and $20 for all others. All materials will be provided and the fee includes museum admission. For more information, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org. To register for the workshop, call 207-548-2529, ext. 213, or email jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

Condolences to the family of Charlie Hamm of Sandy Point, who passed away in May. People will miss him wandering around the village with his dog and camera.

There has been lots of rain again but in between the sun has been out and warm weather is finally here. Next week it is supposed to be in the 70s all week.

Blue jays are buzzing around and there was even a baby robin in the yard. Lilacs are blooming and smell heavenly, as well as the lupines, which always seem to bloom around Father's Day. The lobster boats are going out of Stockton Harbor loaded with traps, and the sunrise this time of year lets them go out quite early. Everyone is busy with yard work and gardening now. Lots have people have been fishing on the Mill Pond Bridge. Everyone is enjoying these longer days, and summer begins officially on June 21.

Thought for the week: "In dwelling, live close to the ground./In thinking, keep to the simple./In conflict, be fair and generous./In governing, do not try to control./In work, do what you enjoy./In family life, be completely present." — Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu.