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Run for Your Life

The Ambulance 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 call 299-2464.

Community Library

Story hour for children starts up at the library in October. More details coming.

It looks like the culvert work is coming along at a good pace on Route 1, with a lot of the cement pieces already in. Traffic has been kept moving by blinking yellow lights, but it is necessary to slow down going on the dirt roads there. Maybe they will finish quickly and put Route 1 back together before all the leaf peepers get here.

The Club Marina and Bar will close for the season on Sunday, Oct. 9, so you still have a few weeks to get down there for a meal or a drink on the deck. Melissa Thompson has lots of produce, jam and everything at her stand on Cape Jellison. Fall is a great time to go antiquing; you might want to check out Have to Have It on Main Street.

The Stockton Springs Historical Society donated its Harriet Hichborn Collection to Penobscot Marine Museum in 2015. The collection consists of 391 5-by-7-inch glass plate negatives of photos taken by Harriet Hichborn, who was born in Stockton Springs in August 1869. She lived on Church Street in the house that is now the Hichborn Restaurant.

Kathy Harrison of the Historical Society worked on image identification and descriptions for the museum’s photo archival section, which Kevin Johnson and Matt Wheeler run. Available to view on the museum’s website, penobscotmarinemuseum.org, the collection contains many photos of Stockton Springs in addition to the docks and harbor area. Maybe your ancestral home is in the collection?

Prints are available to order from the museum by calling them at  548-2529 and asking for the photo archival department. The prints make great Christmas or birthday presents.

I have been volunteering at the museum for many years in this department, scanning glass negatives and photos from the museum’s many different collections. It is a great resource for our area.

Thought for the week

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson