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Veterans Day! I hope you will all appreciate and remember our veterans Nov. 11. Here’s what’s happening in Searsport this week.

Election results for Searsport

We had 823 voters. On Question 1, 442 said yes, 380 voted no. On Question 2, 597 voted yes, 224 voted no. As to Question 3, 495 voted yes and 320 voted no. If you’re wondering why the yes’s and no’s don’t add up to 823, some people did not fill in all the question responses. The consensus is that it was a good turnout considering there were no contested races on the state or national level.

Penobscot Marine Museum

Peek into Paintings: On Friday, Nov. 12, at noon on Facebook and YouTube will feature a talk called “On Board the Clarrissa B. Carver.”  The ship was launched from a Searsport shipyard. Peek into Paintings will take you on board, exploring the crew, the captain and the collision that sank her in 1885.

Peek into Paintings is a series that features high-resolution images of the paintings from the museum collection where they will zoom into the details and describe the history and the geography behind the subject of the painting.

There will be a decorative knot workshop on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. I’m mentioning this now because the registration deadline is noon on Dec. 2 and there is a $20 fee. Back by popular demand, you will learn the monkey’s fist and a basic Turk’s head knot. Both make perfect holiday gifts and ornaments. Participants can work on the projects anytime at home with help from recorded instructional videos as well. The workshop kit that includes string, samples and a link to the videos, will be mailed to you. You need to provide your own scissors, pliers and an optional lighter. Any leftover materials can be kept. For questions, contact jganskop@pmm-maine.org. If you can’t make it to the workshops, kits are available anytime through the PMM site.

Men’s breakfast

Reminder: Searsport Methodist Church hosts a yummy men’s breakfast every first and third Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. All men are welcome (sorry, ladies) and a $10 donation is requested. Next one will be the 17th; put it on your calendar, men, it’s a good group!

Turkey Dinner

Is there a turkey calling your name about now? Kindness Program is hosting one of its delicious takeout meals on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and of course, it is the most anticipated one: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for dessert! Dinners are limited; only 125 available, so please call Jayne Snowdale at 407-694-8733 or Sandra Otis Anderson at 548-6530. Pick up time is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Church Street. Dinners are free, but donations to the program are accepted. So don’t put off making a reservation; some were turned away last year.

All proceeds benefit the Kindness Program that feed school-age children and their families 52 weeks a year, as well as providing meals for the elderly and those who cannot cook for themselves each week.

Potatoes, everywhere potatoes!

The Restorative Justice farm has overproduced its potato crop so folks are asked to please bring a bag or box, come to the Public Safety Building parking lot on Friday mornings and take some home for free! So, time to get out your potato recipes for soup and casseroles and stock up.