Community Library

Please visit the Anne Spencer art exhibit at Stockton Springs Community Library and think about buying a painting for a Christmas present for someone or yourself. Anne was very active in the library and town for many years.

Friday morning Story Hour has been canceled for the last Friday in November. Starting Saturday, Dec. 3, they will have Story Hour the first Saturday of every month.

Everyone’s invited to the library for a holiday screening of the animated film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the film, there will be snacks, an activity and surprises. The event is free and all are welcome.

Community Builders

The group is asking for volunteers to sponsor children again for Christmas. They are posting the information on their Facebook page for people to sign up for specific children and what they need. They are asking people to send them a note through Facebook Messenger and wait for a response. What a wonderful way to help out in your community! Thanks to all of the volunteers.

American Legion Post 157

The Legion is asking for donations to put toward gift cards for residents in need in Stockton Springs. Donations can be made to any member of the Legion or sent to the Town Office for the Legion at 217 Main St., Stockton Springs, ME 04981. Please make a note on your donation that it is for the Legion.

Sandy Point Congregational Church

Starting on Nov. 27, each Sunday service till Christmas will have a special family feature for Advent. Regular church services are at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. On Dec. 4, there will be an Intergenerational Advent service project following the Sunday service. Christmas gifts for the residents of Bayview Manor and their homebound congregants will be assembled and cards prepared for distribution.

The Milkroom Farm Stand and Crafts is having a holiday open house on Friday, Nov. 25. They are at 25 Cape Jellison Road and are open seven days a week for self-serve. Great soaps for stocking stuffers! Gift-boxed sets will be available, along with refreshments. They have lots of soaps for the holidays, bath bombs, body butters, salts, scrubs and more.

The Mount View Singers will be at the Stockton Springs Community Church on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. for Carols in the Round, which is always a wonderful concert performed by candlelight.

Last Monday Margaret Laird and I hiked up the new Coastal Mountains Land Trust Trail at Mt. Tuck. It was a sunny but windy day, so we were bundled up and since there is hunting on the land, I wore my orange hat. The trail is 0.06 miles off of Meadow Road and there is a parking area. The place has signs for the Land Trust and Mt. Tuck.

We walked down a logging road marked with signs that tell how far it is to where the actual trail goes up the mountain. Since the trail is new, there are stumps on it, so you have to watch your footing. There are two small wood bridges at the beginning of the trail, which is gradual, with no parts very steep, some of it on old logging roads. A sign says Mt. Tuck is 565 feet high. If you want a nice hike close by, try Mt. Tuck.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Hope you enjoy your family and friends.

Thought for the week

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.” — E. B. White.