Run for Your Life

Don’t forget to register for the Ambulance Service’s annual Run for Your Life 5K/12K fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. Please sponsor and/or become a runner for this event, as this contributes to the equipment and staffing of the Ambulance Service. For more information, please contact the event coordinator, Lee Philbrook, at dwayne.lee.philbrook@gmail.com or 299-2464.

Community Builders

The Community Builders are hosting the Trunk or Treat for Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Town Office parking lots. If you are interested in reserving a spot for your decorated car and to pass out candy, please contact sscomunitybuilders@gmail.com for a spot. All the stores are full of Halloween items and candy now, so it’s a good time to get out and get your decorations and treats.

Town Office

Thanks to George Russell and Bruce Gray, who worked on resurfacing the ADA trail from the parking lot to the Overlook trail at Sandy Point Beach. It is such a great asset for the town. The Fire Department rescue boat has a new motor, thanks to Justin at Stockton Springs Marine.

Debris Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15. Don’t forget that property taxes are due on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Today as I write this, the skies are blue and the wind is howling across the bay, bringing thoughts of closing up for winter. Time to put away the shorts and get out the heavier clothes and shoes. Time for the gardens to be cleaned up and consider what did well and what to plant next year.

The ospreys and the hummingbirds are gone to warmer climates with the occasional late hummingbird showing up at the feeders. There are still a lot of boats in the harbor but as the season progresses, they will slowly disappear to either Shute’s Marine or the Playground spaces on Docks Road.

The first day of autumn is Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9:04 p.m. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6. The winter solstice comes in the middle of December, when we are preoccupied with the holiday season. Fall is a great season to get out for a hike, take a bike ride, go see the foliage in a different part of the state or light a fire and enjoy some comfort food.

Thought for the week

“It is the summer’s great last heat, it is the fall’s first chill: They meet.” — Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt.