American Legion

The annual yard sale for Jerry W. Dobbins Post 157 of the American Legion is on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Legion Hall on Route 1 in Sandy Point. All kinds of treasures can be found there, from books to tools and everything in between.

Stockton Springs Community Builders

On Friday, Aug. 2, Coastal Mountains Land Trust is sponsoring an outdoor movie night in the Stockton Springs Municipal Parking Lot from 8 to 10 p.m. The movie will be "Yogi Bear."

Stockton Springs Community Library

All are welcome to attend a presentation and short film screening by Maine Farmland Trust at the Stockton Springs Community Library. Attendees will learn more about Maine Farmland Trust, the current land and farming trends being seen throughout the state, and why supporting local farmers and growers is so important. This session will also provide an excellent opportunity to share resources and network with local farmers and gardeners.

The presentation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at the library, located at 6 Station St., and will be followed by a question and answer session and refreshments. Call the library at 207-567-4147 for more information or visit the trust’s website at mainefarmlandtrust.org/ or the library website at stocktonspringslibrary.org/.

Lighthouse Pizza and Pub

Lighthouse Pizza offers delivery and they do one weekend a month for kids with a free day of pizza, drinks, snack and craft, as well as an activity. They did a water event last weekend with a water slide and water balloons. Please feel free to call them at 322-7392 for more information.

The lobster boats in the harbor have been going out loaded with more traps as the lobster season now has picked up with the warmer weather. The lobsters are still hardshells and I don't think softshells are available yet.

Last Sunday a doe and her large fawn ran right down the path in front of my house, next to the water in daylight. Last evening, a turkey crossed the road in front of our car on Cape Jellison — and then out of the tall grass came four baby turkeys with one little one struggling to keep up.

The eagle was down by the harbor one morning, and the annoyed seagulls started bothering the eagle with flying attacks. I am amazed that these smaller birds have the nerve to come near the eagles.

This weekend is the annual Harbor Days event down at the docks, and it has been busy with activities. The new gazebo was dedicated at 12:30 on Saturday, July 27.

The Lobster Rail restaurant (old Cook's Crossing) has opened, so will stop there soon to check it out. Last night I was at a wine tasting at Verona Wine and Design and it was a lovely summer evening with good friends that I will remember come winter.

It is hard to believe that it is August already. Goldenrod can be seen coming into bloom on the sides of the roads. The blueberry fields are ripening a bit later than usual but are almost here. Enjoy all those blueberry desserts!

Thought for the week: "Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life." — Jean de La Fontaine