Library news

April is Poetry Month, so stop by the library for poetry activities like Magnetic Poetry and Spine Poetry throughout the month.

The DIY kit is Paper Sunflowers. Sounds like fun!

Spice Club “spice of the month” is chives. Available April 8. Try new flavors and explore new recipes!

Book Club meets Tuesday April 12, at 1 p.m. at Union Hall, Town Office this month. (Take note of the different location.) They will be discussing “Come Spring” by Ben Ames Williams. All are welcome to join in or just listen.

Appropriately, the week of April 9 through 16 is Money Smart Week.  Take a look at the free webinars at moneysmartweek.org.

Don’t forget the program Waldo Reads Together as they discuss “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urres. It runs from March 29 through April 29. Discussion groups will be held and led by trained facilitators twice a week during this period. For more information and to register, visit waldoreads.org/waldo-reads-together.

Good eating

It’s the second Saturday of the month April 9, which means it’s turkey at the Methodist Church from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for their takeout meal with all the fixin’s like mashed potato, peas, corn, biscuits and homemade pie — all for a donation of $10.

Also put on your calendar an Easter takeout supper Saturday, April 16, at the First Congregational Church from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The dinner will include baked ham, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans almondine, a dinner roll and carrot cake for dessert. A suggested donation of $15 is asked. All proceeds are to benefit Ukraine relief efforts. A reservation is highly recommended for this popular dinner, so to order yours call Jayne at 407-694-8733 or Nancy at 323-1242.

Hey Sailor opens

The town of Searsport welcomed new restaurant Hey Sailor with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. After extensive renovations the restaurant at 25 E. Main St. opened its doors a few weeks ago. It is currently open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday  from 3 to 9 p.m. and features a West Coast menu.

Searsport Historic Preservation honored

The Searsport Preservation Commission was honored by Maine State Preservation Awards for its restoration of the fountain in Grange Memorial Park at its Zoom awards program March 31. Built by the Henry Jenks foundry in Pawtucket, R.I., the fountain was placed on Elm street in 1905 to give horses a place to drink. In 1914 horse fountains went out of favor because of the growing popularity of the automobile and the spread of Glanders disease among horses. It was moved to Reservoir Street and then to its present location. In the ’70s. The fountain had been dormant for years and the Preservation Commission thought it would be a worthwhile project, especially for the 175th anniversary of the town. With the help of several volunteers and the town, the fountain was brought back to life and will be gushing water again this summer.

Kevin Johnson shows glass slides of old Searsport

The Historical Society will be celebrating Searsport with a slide show from Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection and a talk by Kevin Johnson. This always proves to be a popular event. Kevin also is looking for any input he from residents about certain properties. This all happens Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

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