Let’s see what’s happening in Searsport in late October!

Dine for Sears Island at Rio’s

Friends of Sears Island is having a dine-to-donate fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rio’s Spiked Café at 357 Main St. Enjoy a meal out and Rio’s will graciously donate 10% of your tab to Friends of Sears Island to support conservation and education programs.

RIO’s Spiked Cafe in Searsport. LAURA_ZAMFIRESCU


This is a great way to support a local business and a local nonprofit. If you’d like to take a peek at the menu in advance, that can be found online at riosspikedcafe.com. For reservations, call 548-4016.

Crafters “Stash” Day

Come to the Community Building at 42 Prospect St. on Saturday, Oct. 22, between 9 a.m. and noon and you’ll find a huge number of craft supplies to chose from! Carver Memorial Library is having a “stash day,” selling all kinds of yarn, fabric and crafter supplies so you’ll be all set for winter projects! Proceeds will go toward educational kits.


There will be a HOBBA (Head of the Bay Business Association) meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 a.m. at the garden kitchen at Searsport Shore Campground. All businesses in the area are welcome.

Historic Preservation Calendars

The 2023 Historic Preservation Calendars are now available and will be sold at Tozier’s Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon. They are always available at the Town Office and the library for $10. The calendars showcase Searsport history, spotlighting 12 new sites every year.

Calendar sales help to finance historic educational projects. This year they are working on a large map that will be in Mosman Part to illustrate the past locations of over 11 shipyards in Searsport.

DAR Burnham Tavern trip

The Penobscot Exposition Chapter recently took a trip up to Machias to the Burnham Tavern, an important landmark in the American Revolution. When the British ship, Margaretta, got stuck in the mud of Machias harbor, colonists came from the tavern and attacked the British ship with pitchforks and scythes in June of 1775. This event is now known as the Battle of the Machias or the Battle of the Margaretta.

The Hannah Weston Chapter of the DAR has been running and maintaining this site for over 100 years, featuring late 18th century furnishings in the museum. If you have an interest in finding out more about the DAR, give Patsy Watt a call at 323-4983.