Community Library

The library will start Children’s Story Hour on Thursday, March 31, 10-11 a.m. Story Hour will be held weekly and will have seasonal stories, a take-home craft and a snack for preschoolers and home schoolers. Please call 567-4147 for more information.

Town Office

Recycling day is Thursday, March 24, and e-waste day will be Saturday, March 26.

I have been asked by several people what the harbormaster, Harbor Committee and town are going to do about the sunken sailboat in the harbor. The red dinghy in which the boat owner came ashore is pulled up on the shoreline in front of the townhouses. Perhaps the Harbor Committee could put that dinghy by the Harbormaster’s Office. I will report on anything I learn next week; hopefully they will be able to do something about it soon.

Regional School Unit 20

An early release day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, with students being released at 11:30 a.m.

The Club Marina and Bar is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights following winter renovations. I spent St. Patrick’s Day there for dinner with friends and the corned beef and cabbage was delicious! Every table was full and a friend who had the butternut squash lasagna said it was excellent. They also have some great cocktails to try while watching the sun setting over the harbor.

There is a great article about The Hichborn restaurant in the Maine Magazine March April issue. Kirk Linder and Charlie Zorach have a terrific restaurant here in Stockton Springs and now Hey Sailor has also opened in Searsport. Congratulations to them both!

There is life in the harbor — watching one evening, I saw white water splashes and wondered what was going on. It was the harbor seals, having fun jumping in and out of the water — definitely a sign of spring! Mud season is upon us; the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park are closed already because of the soft conditions, as bikers can damage the trails.

It is also time to go outdoors and cut off the brown-tail moth nests in the trees. Then you either burn them or soak them in soapy water in a bucket for a few days to kill them. I have been out for a couple of shoreline walks when the weather is good and it’s very energizing to breath in some fresh air after winter’s indoor season.

Thought for the week: “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.” — William Butler Yeats.