Community Library

On Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the library will hold its Great Event fundraiser at the library and Town Office parking lot. The event features a giant community yard sale, live music, barbecue, bake sale, homemade doughnuts, strawberry shortcake, children’s activities, and more. It’s a great opportunity to find some bargains or clean out your own place!

Congratulations to Joan Milsovic who won the Sweet Cheeks gift certificate at the recent Pie Sale.

Community Builders

Don’t forget Bingo Night is Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall lower level on Main Street. Enjoy a fun night out!

Town Office

According to the town manager’s recent newsletter, in the next few weeks the Maine Department of Transportation will be working on a culvert that crosses Main Street between the Town Office and the post office. Information will be available soon as to its start date and it will be posted on the town’s Facebook page and the town website.

Applications for the senior tax freeze program are available at the Town Hall. You must show your Maine driver’s license/state ID, your Maine resident hunting/fishing license, your motor vehicle registration, or your voter registration.

Tax bills will be mailed on Oct. 1. The first half is due Oct. 18, and the second half is due April 18, 2023.

Debris Day will be held on Oct. 15. Please have all material curbside by 7 a.m.

Ambulance Service

The service will hold its annual Run for Your Life 5K/12K fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. Even if you are not running in the race, please consider making a contribution to the Ambulance Service. For more information, please contact the event coordinator, Lee Philbrook, at dwaynelee.philbrook@gmail.com or 299-2464.

The culvert work on Route 1 continues with both lanes open with only occasional stops when the construction vehicles are moving. It’s great that they did not close one lane, as the traffic at this time of year is heavy. I have noticed that there seem to be more tractor-trailers on Route 1 now.

Now that September is here, schools are open and the tourist season should slow down a bit until leaf-peeping season starts in October. The goldenrod on the sides of the roads has turned a mustard color from lack of rain and the heat at the end of August, but we did get two days of beneficial rains recently.

The harbor is still busy with boating traffic and there have been some dragger boats in the harbor. The town dumping station in the harbor seems to attract a lot of wildlife. Cormorants sit on it when they are drying their wings, and the other night I saw a seal on it before it dove back into the water.

The autumnal equinox is Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9:04 p.m. Enjoy these crystal clear blue sky days.

Thought for the week

“To be social is to be forgiving.” — Robert Frost