Town Office

On Saturday, Sept. 21, 5K and 12K Races and a 1K Fun Run will be held in Stockton Springs. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-mile Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. The 5K and 12 K start at 9 a.m. The event will benefit the Stockton Springs Ambulance Equipment Fund.

The cost for the 5K and 12K is $20 per person if registered (postmarked) by Sept. 3, $25 if registering after Sept. 3 or the day of the race, and $50 for families of four or more. A commemorative T-shirt will be given to the first 30 registrants.

The cost for the 1-mile Fun Run is $8 per person, $10 for registering the day of the race or after Sept. 3, and $20 for families of four or more. For the Fun Run, T-shirts will be given to the first 10 registrants.

For more information, contact Jen Skala at 949-4323 or email her at jpskala@gmail.com. Registration forms are available at the Town Office or online at sub5.com.

The Great Event

Stockton Springs Community Library will hold its fourth annual Great Event Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The grounds of the library and Town Office will once again be filled with a giant yard sale, barbecue, bake sale, strawberry shortcake, homemade doughnuts, children’s activities, games and face painting. The Great Event will happen rain or shine. For more information, call 567-4147.

The month of September will also bring more events for everyone so stay tuned.

Lighthouse Pizza and Pub

The Lighthouse Pizza and Pub met their goal of 50 backpacks, and are putting them together with supplies and distributing them to kids who need them. They went to the elementary school Aug. 28 to deliver them to the school during open house. Thanks to everyone in the community who contributed for the school children.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

On Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., Coastal Mountains Land Trust will host Kites and Ice Cream, an end-of-summer favorite. This fun event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Free kites will be provided to registered children, along with a coupon for a complimentary ice cream cone (ice cream will also be for sale for all of the big kids). Please leave your pets at home for this fun-packed day.

To register your child, please email us at info@coastalmountains.org. An adult must accompany participating children at all times.

Labor Day comes early this year; hope everyone has fun at picnics, hikes and family gatherings.

Labor Day began in 1894 to celebrate American workers. The Knights of Labor gathered in New York City in 1882 and had a public parade. Another theory is that it was begun by the American Federation of Labor in 1882. Now it marks the unofficial end of summer vacation with lots of back-to-school sales.

All the snowbirds are starting to talk about going back south now but as of today, there is a hurricane headed for Florida and Puerto Rico. Stockton Springs is supposed to get a lot of rain and tropical humidity tomorrow, changing the cool temperatures we've been having lately.

Today I watched as an eagle sat in a tree along the shoreline and ate a fish. I saw it skim over the water and effortlessly grab a fish.

A few trees have changed color already, indicating that fall is on its way. September and October are beautiful months in Maine, so get out and enjoy those gorgeous days! Thought for the week: "Blue, green, grey, white or black; smooth, ruffled or mountainous; that ocean is not silent." — H.P. Lovecraft.