Primary voting results

Ninety Democrats cast votes, with all candidates running unopposed. For the Republicans, 131 votes were cast. Bruce Poliquin won the GOP congressional nomination over Elizabeth Caruso, 70 to 56. For District 37 representative to the state Legislature, Reagan Paul beat Kevin Kelley for the nomination, 90 to 35. As for the school budget, it passed, 186-181. (Who says your vote won’t count?!)

DAR chapter’s 50th anniversary

The 50th anniversary celebration of the DAR’s Penobscot Expedition Chapter was remarkable. It included a history of the chapter, a review of Revolutionary War Patriots Gravestone Project, awards and scholarships and a report about the Honor Flights that DAR supports for veterans to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.

Veteran Vivian Fuller was awarded a Quilt of Valor for her exemplary service. If you’d like more information about becoming a part of this active chapter, get in touch with Patsy at patsy3929@gmail.com.

Attention all Searsport Democrats!

At 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, there will be an organizational meeting for the upcoming campaign season at the Community Center at 42 Prospect St. Reconnect, hear from candidates, elect local leaders and have some fun! All registered Democrats in Searsport are welcome. If you have questions, visit waldocountydemocrats.com/local or email info@waldocountydemocrats.com or call Sara at 232-1028.

At Penobscot Marine Museum

On Friday, June 24, PMM will have a booth at the Art Market at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. in Belfast, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come by and take a look!

On Thursday, June 30, Penobscot Marine Museum will be hosting one of its fun “Ripped from the Headlines” events on campus. Volunteers posing as 19th century Searsport villagers will dramatically tell stories of bravery, daring rescues and other adventures on the high seas! To join in the fun, call Jeana Ganskop at 207-548-2529, ext. 213. There is a charge of $8 to $10.

On July 4 admission will be free all day.

Mosman Park picnic

A little heads-up for the kick-off event for this Fourth of July Weekend celebration. On Saturday, July 2, there will be an old-fashioned family picnic to celebrate Mosman Park’s 100th anniversary. Secretary of State Shenna Bellows will speak at 11 a.m. and present the Park Association with a commemorative certificate. Mosman Park was incorporated in January 1922.

So, bring your blankets and a picnic lunch and enjoy the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Free cold drinks and cookies will be provided.  Kids can have their faces painted by an extraordinary face painter.

If you can, stay for the fireworks that will be set off from Mosman Park on Saturday night, July 2. Should be a spectacular display!

Fourth of July events will be spread out a bit. The Talent Show will be on Sunday night, the 3rd; the parade will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, the 4th; and the Poker Run will be after the parade.  There will be a detailed list of Fourth of July events next week.

Searsport recycling

Searsport is looking to form a recycling committee to look into ways to better recycle our debris of cardboard, glass and plastic and perhaps start a recycling “shop.”. If you have an interest in joining, stop by the Searsport Town Office and fill out a Committee Application by July 15.