Free garden vegetables

Searsport will be offering free vegetables starting this Wednesday and again on Fridays. These will come from the Waldo County Garden and consist of what is ready to harvest.

As of the info I have now, they will arrive at the rear of the Public Safety building around 11 a.m. and leave around 2 p.m. or when out of vegetables. Right now they are digging potatoes and maybe other types of veggies.

Each person will be able to take one bag full. You cannot take a second bag for a friend. Bring your own bag (we need bags).

This is not a farmers' market; these are free, no selling for money at this event. This is not limited to Searsport residents.

As we are just starting, any questions, call Dick at 548-2868.

If you know someone who may be interested in this, please contact them.

Benefit dinner

A community benefit dinner will be held for Adrian Stone at the Searsport United Methodist Church on Main Street in Searsport on Friday, Sept. 20.

The dinner will have two seatings, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. The dinner is being put on by the Methodist and Congregational churches. Come and support our ambulance director.

Fling into Fall

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Pre-Fling into Fall Pumpkin Boat Competition and events at Penobscot Marine Museum. Penobscot Marine Museum gears up for Searsport’s annual Fling into Fall celebration with a day full of activities for the whole family.

The day will consist of a hands-on demonstration, a book presentation and signing, a model pumpkin boat competition, and scarecrow building. These fall festivities will help kick off Searsport’s annual Fling into Fall celebration, which is the following weekend.

At 11:30 a.m., visitors will learn how to furl the square sails of a Downeaster at the “Yard in the Yard.” At noon, John Anderson will discuss his new book, "Borne on the Wind: The Life and Journals of Captain Anders Anderson"; books will be available for sale, and Anderson will be signing copies.

At 1 p.m., the second annual Model Pumpkin Boat Competition will begin. From 2 to 5 p.m., visitors can help museum staff and volunteers build a scarecrow for the Fling into Fall Scarecrow competition.

Activities are included free with museum admission, with the exception of a $5 registration fee for the Model Pumpkin Boat Competition. For particulars on the Pumpkin Boat Competition and for more information, visit

Carver Memorial Library

Crafternoon – Thursday, Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m. Join us for knitting, mending, or craft projects for conversation, questions, and new friends.

Tech Topics – Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. We will answer your tech questions and plan for future programs on specific tech topics.

Garden Work Party – Thursday, Sept. 26, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Let's get our garden ready for fall. We will be preparing our new perennial bed. Pruning demo with Liz Stanley from the Extension Office. Seeking donations: black plastic sheeting, hose, garden bench. Rain date Oct. 3.

Maine Marine Fare

On Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Marine Fare Conference at Searsport’s Union Hall. The Penobscot Marine Museum’s annual conference takes a look at the regions expanding array of “fisheries.”

The classic image of a Maine Fisherman is the lobsterman who owns and operates his own boat with a small crew to help with the catch. While this is still very much the case, Maine is diversifying its fisheries: aquaculture is introducing more marketable species; multinational companies are applying for land-based aquaculture permits; the traditional bait fish stocks are running short and new sources need to be found; the the removal of river dams mean that more fish are returning to the Penobscot Nation’s sovereign waters; and women are breaking into fish catch and processing arenas.

Following the keynote address by Prof. Robert Steneck, School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, there will be presentations and panel discussions on such topics as Land-based Aquaculture; Sea-based Aquaculture; Dam Removal and Return of the Fish; Processing Fish; and Bait Fisheries.

$60 for members, teachers, and nonprofit employees; $75 for non-members; $30 for students. Lunch will be provided. FMI call the museum at 548-2529.

Registrations requested by Sept. 16.

Mosman Park

We would like to thank everyone for the continued support of our lovely park and share the notice for our annual meeting to be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Searsport Town Office.

Please plan on attending or if unable and want to share comments for the meeting, you may email with any details to share at the meeting. After the meeting I will forward any pertinent reports.

— Toni Rowe, Treasurer MMPA

The annual meeting of the Mosman Memorial Park Association will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, in Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help us plan for the future of the park,

Feel free to pass this on to interested people,

Dick Desmarais