Still pretty quiet in Searsport these days, but there are a few things we should take note of.

Embroidered Valentines Kits at Carver Library

Consider trying your hand at a very old-fashioned, Victorian tradition for a special Valentine. And if you are feeling inspired and filled with love and goodwill, why not make an extra one for the folks at Bayview Manor. You know they’d appreciate it! The kits are always free.

Don’t forget Crafternoons every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on Zoom at https://networkmaine.zooom.us/j/221116293, meeting ID 221 116 29. Show off a new project, or ask for help. All levels welcome!

Also there are new kids Make and Take Activity Kits every first and third Friday of the month.

How are you doing with Wellness Bingo? Did you get a good prize for finishing a row? Stop in the library or check the website if you don’t know what I’m talking about and what you’re missing!

Reminder: Carver Memorial Library will be closed for Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

'Tis the season for scams

Beware of some clever scams that have surfaced recently in Searsport. One called to my attention was a rather frightening scheme that had someone posing as the Border Control from U.S. Customs that explained that they had seized a package containing drug paraphernalia addressed to you with a fancy "Press 1" to speak to an agent.

Another uses a friend's email and instructs purchasing various gift cards for them.

I know we all think we would spot these ruses, but caught at the right time with the right story, you might be convinced to go along. Both of these have been reported to the authorities, but beware anyway.

Valentine’s Day Supper

I saved the best for last. On Saturday, Feb. 13, the gals at the Kindness Program will prepare a fabulous Valentine’s dinner: spinach and mushroom stuffed pork roast with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus and carrots with individual homemade cheesecakes for dessert! Just make a reservation at 407-694-8733 or 548-6530 and pick up your dinner, with your mask on, between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Searsport. The dinner is free, but donations to the program are accepted. Sounds about as special as can be!