It has been awhile since you’ve heard from this corner of the world and there is a lot going on! Welcome to my first column. If you are a nonprofit and have an event coming up, please reach me at my designated email,,  or drop a printed copy in the Searsport News mailbox in front of the frame shop at 101 E. Main St. Please remember I need the information two weeks ahead!

On with what’s happening.

Lobster roll takeout

There is some good eating in Searsport on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. when there will be a Takeout Lobster Roll Supper at Curtis Hall at the Searsport Congregational Church to benefit the Kindness Program. The supper menu consists of a roll packed with fresh Maine Lobster, chips, a pickle and a homemade whoopie pie for dessert, all for $20 per meal. Reservations are suggested; call Sandra Otis-Anderson at 207-548-6530 or Jayne Snowdale at 407-694-8733.

What is the Kindness Program? Sponsored by all the Searsport community churches, it is a program to feed needy seniors and children with either pick up or dropped off boxes of food.

Blood drive

Hospitals and in desperate need of blood these days, so you can help by attending a Red Cross Blood Drive at the North Searsport Methodist Church, 753 Mt. Ephraim Road, on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. To make an appointment, go to

Library news

Carver Memorial Library is open with some new restrictions: One household at a time with a limit of five people for 30 minutes. Computer use is limited to 30 minutes. Interlibrary loan services are suspended, but should be resumed soon. Returns are as usual, but quarantined for at least 72 hours. Curbside pickup still available. Events will still be online. For more detailed information, check the website at or call the library at 548-2303.

Church news

Church services are being held each Sunday now indoors at the Searsport Methodist Church at 11 a.m.

Searsport Congregational Church services are now being held outdoors in the church parking lot Sunday at 10 a.m. Turn your car radio to 103.5 FM. Bulletins with hymns can be found in advance online or Pastor Arnold will guide you through the service as you stay in your car.

That’s all for this week. Remember to turn to Spectrum TV channels 1301 and 1303 for local programing and more information on these events, and stay safe.