Stockton Springs Community Library

Art in the Stacks is continuing until Oct. 3, which is a great fundraiser for the library’s Endowment Fund. The six artists are Judy Belasco, Sarah Faragher, Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyer, Anne Spencer and Peter Walls. The Peter Rabbit quilt silent auction is also ongoing until Oct. 3.

There was a great turnout for last week’s Bake and Book Sale and the volunteers for the library did a terrific job getting that organized. The next SSCL Book, Bake and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m., so we’ll have that to look forward to next spring.

Town Office

The town is seeking more volunteers for committees, so if you have some extra time and live in Stockton Springs, please volunteer for the committees. Please email manager@stocktonsprings.org. for more information.

The next e-waste day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please consider donating to the “Keep the Heat On” fund to help out neighbors who might have a hard time this winter keeping warm. Either drop off a check at the Town Office or send a check to 217 Main St., Stockton Springs, ME 04981. Please make checks payable to “Keep the Heat On” fund. For more information, please call 567-3404.


The culvert replacement project on Route 1 will continue through the middle of October. There are many complaints of people using the roads through Sandy Point and Muskrat Farm Road and Meadow Road. Many out-of-staters are following their GPSs through these small back roads, while locals who want to shop in Bucksport and know the back roads are also using them. Please contact the town manager if you have any problems so that DOT can be contacted with this information.

Autumn starts on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and with it comes the fall projects of putting the garden to bed, taking down the screens, cleaning up the yard, and whatever else needs doing around your home. The weather has turned cooler but we still are in a drought situation here in Maine, although Hurricane Teddy, out in the Atlantic, could turn north and influence our weather on the Maine coast.

The weatherman, Keith Carson, who used to be with the Weather Channel, is watching it closely to see where it may go. Hopefully, it goes farther out to sea despite the need for rain here.

The smoke from the western fires has reached us so the sun has been bright orange at night when it sets. I am able to watch the sun move across the harbor during the seasons and it is rapidly moving toward Sears Island at this time of year.

My stepson Seth, his wife Katie, my grandsons Lenox and Louie and my granddaughters Margie and Finley all came for a visit this past week. Seth lives in Oregon and the air quality is terrible there, so they have come East to get out of their state for a while. We went over to Sandy Point Beach, where the little ones searched for crabs and special rocks. It’s a great place to take youngsters to run around and dig in the sand.

Stockton Harbor remains busy with lobster boats and, on the Searsport side, a boat that is harvesting seaweed. The pleasure boats start to slowly disappear now, in the annual reversal of their slow appearance on moorings in spring.

September and October are great months to get out and go for a hike with clear skies and cooler temperatures. Stay safe!

Thought for the week: “Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.” — Rumi.