By Lin Calista


It’s pretty quiet in Searsport this week. I guess we’re all catching our breath from all the activities the last few weekends! Here we are talking about August already!

Don’t forget the ongoing activities at Carver Memorial Library like Outdoor Storytime under the tent on Friday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m., and choosing a book from the Tunes and Tales section on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. for a special story and song.

Kindness Program changes

Beginning Aug. 6, the program changes to an all-delivery distribution. Deliveries will be every Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. Once you have registered, you will be assigned a delivery route that will give you a better idea as to when to expect your delivery. If you or someone you know would benefit from this food bag program, please call Jayne Snowdale a 407-694-8733. There are no financial requirements or eligibility questions.

Fountain progress

As most of you know, our Historic Preservation Commission is restoring the fountain to working condition in Granite Park. So far it has been sandblasted and a new pump installed. All it needs now is its connection to the electrical power to the church via underground wiring!

By the way, they want me to remind the citizens of Searsport that if you own a property designated as a landmark or your property is located in an established historic district, you must be in touch with a member and/or appear before the commission if you are planning to make changes to the outside of the building.

If you are not sure if you are in a district or not, you can call the Town Office at 207-548-6372 and ask to speak to Randy Hall, the code enforcement officer. The commission meets every third Thursday of the month in Union Hall at 6 p.m.

As fireworks were not held this past Sunday because the weather, we will see them at Fling into Fall, which is usually the second weekend in October. Events are already being planned.

Sorry, no public suppers came my way this week. Does that mean we have to cook?!

Just a sampling of what Trove offers in a beautiful space. Photo courtesy of Laura Brown

A treasure Trove for Searsport

If you are looking for an intriguing shopping experience, you’ll have to stop by Trove at 36A E. Main St. The proprietor, Laura Brown, has searched high and low for artisan items crafted for everyday living — and found them!

Her idea for a destination artistry store came from visiting the Arts in the Park festival in Belfast for years. She appreciated the artwork as well as the artisans themselves. Hence, she has come up with a unique selection of artistry goods. Most of the artisans are from Maine.

For example, Maine Heritage Timber takes logs submerged in the rivers from the log drives long ago and turns them into useful, artful crates. A Lincolnville artist coils fabric baskets and buckets. There is an art gallery, handmade leather purses and cases, crafted jewelry from silver and goldsmiths, hand-woven towels, unusual pottery, and that just starts the list! By the way, she loves her location in Searsport as it seems to contrast her contemporary art pieces with the historical buildings around her.

If you leave the store or need to know more about an item, she offers Facetime sessions where you can shop with her and get a better idea of the piece you want to purchase; they all have a story! But you can also get a sense of the store from visiting her website at or on Instagram  @trove.maine. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.