By Ellen Holland

ezachary18@gmail.com 

567-8067

Community Library

The library is currently reserving spaces in the community yard sale for The Great Event, its popular fundraising event and community gathering. The Great Event will be held on Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Community Yard Sale at the Great Event takes place on the grounds of the library and Town Office.

Spaces are 10 feet by 15 feet and may be reserved by visiting the library during open hours. Spaces are $30 before July 31 and $35 after July 31. The Great Event includes the giant community yard sale, barbecue, bake sale, children’s events and more. SSCL is currently selling raffle tickets for a drawing that will take place at The Great Event. Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased at the library and you do not have to be present to win. Raffle prizes are an adult tricycle and a handmade Peter Rabbit baby quilt by E.J. Pikulski. For more information call SSCL at 207-567-4147 or visit stocktonspringslibrary.org. Don’t forget the last children’s reading program will be Tuesday, July 27, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

American Legion Post 157

The post will be holding its annual yard sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7 and 8, from 8 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Donations are being taken until July 26 from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays. A lunch of lobster rolls and hot dogs will also be served on Saturday. If you need a donation pickup, please call Madeline Littlefield at 548-2993 to schedule.

Community Builders

The street dance will be held Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m. on Main Street and the Harbor Days party will be on Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. down at the docks. Come join everyone for the annual harbor party with kayaking, games, dunk tank and socializing with neighbors at The Playground. Wing Dingahs food truck will be offering burgers, dogs, wings, curly fries and more.

Historical Society

The Historical Society will have a table at Harbor Days on Saturday.  There will be some information on the writer LeGrand, the actress Clara Blandick, and some Civil War veterans. Forms for asking questions will be available in case someone has a question that needs some research to answer.

My son Ryan has been visiting me and we have gone on several day trips and hikes. The most memorable was the hike we did up Mt. Waldo, 1,050 feet, off of Route 1A. The website Alltrails lists three ways to get up the mountain and as I had gone many years ago, I thought I knew the way. The one road to turn into has no road sign, but I found a dirt road that was fine until a certain point and then it became totally impassable by car. Years ago the road I took was OK because of a blueberry-growing operation across from the trailhead. I’m not sure if I was on the right road this time.

After parking the car, we walked for 20 or 30 minutes until we got to the trailhead. Then it was straight up the mountain on mostly granite slabs, which were easy to walk on. It was a tough hike for me, so a rest was necessary every once in a while. We got up as far as the granite top but not as high as the cell towers, as the trail to that area was flooded (it was the day after the torrential rain from Elsa) but there were spectacular views of western Maine and the mountains and a coastal view as well.

I have no idea who owns the mountain but really wish it was more accessible for hiking. There are so many beautiful hiking spots in Maine and I hope everyone will be able to take advantage of them this summer.

Thought for the week

“Adventure is worthwhile.” — Aesop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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