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Searsport Town News

By Dick Desmarais | Aug 04, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, starting at 7 p.m., the regular meeting of the selectmen will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

On Monday, Aug. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. the regular meeting of the selectmen will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Junior Adventures: Pirates at the Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 a.m. and lasts half an hour to one hour. Included in museum admission. Explore the life of a pirate through Eve Bunting's "Pirate Boy," furling and unfurling the sails of Yard-in-the-Yard, and finishing with a treasure hunt! Sponsored by Wayne Hamilton in memory of Loraine Hamilton.

On Thursday, Aug.  8, Weather with Dr. Sean Birkel, at 6 p.m. Penobscot Marine Museum will host Dr. Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist. Birkel will speak on how the Penobscot Bay froze during the most severe winters of the late 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. He will also discuss past storms and relate the talk to the current and future climate in Maine. The presentation will take place at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry, 2 Church St., Searsport. The cost is $8, or $5 for museum members and Searsport and Stockton Springs residents. PMM’s 2019 Speaker Series has been made possible thanks to support from Hamilton Marine. For more information, visit or call 207-548-2529.

Historical Society

The August meeting of the Searsport Historical Society will be Tuesday, the 13th, at 7 p.m. in Curtis Hall on Church Street in Searsport. The speaker will be reproduction furniture maker Paul Rulli of Searsport who will discuss the making of a reproduction 18th century Queen Anne walnut side chair, commissioned by Christie's New York auction house, that has a tie to the Treat and Park families in Searsport and the Powel/Griffitts families of Philadelphia.

The chair was one of 18 made for the Powel family. Samuel Powel was mayor of Philadelphia at the time of the 1776 Second Continental Congress and his home was often used as a social gathering place for such notables as Washington, Adams, and many of our early patriots. The original chair recently brought $349,000 at a Christie's auction.

Meetings are always open to the public at no charge. Please come and enjoy this wonderful program and join us for refreshments and fellowship after the meeting.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, Watercolor Journaling Workshop at Penobscot Marine Museum, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, taught by author Lucinda Hathaway. The workshop is inspired by Hathaway’s books "Takashi’s Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia" and "'Round the World: Takashi Sails Home." The workshop is geared as an activity for families, with no prior experience necessary. Preregistration is required. The cost of the workshop, which includes museum admission, is $30 or $20 for museum members and Searsport and Stockton Springs residents.

Carver Memorial Library

Space Slime, Thursday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m. Concoct a batch of out-of-this-world space slime!

Intergenerational Story Time, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Bayview Manor, 45 W. Main St., Searsport.

Community Reads Space Books Discussion, Thursday, Aug. 15, 3 p.m. This summer we’ve been reading space books! Let’s talk about what we read, and what was fascinating, surprising, and inspiring, and what made you think.

Evening Mystery Book Club, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. We’ll discuss Van Reid's "Cordelia Underwood, or the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League" and Dorothy Cannell's "The Thin Woman." Come for one or both!

Monday, Sept. 2: Closed for Labor Day.

Carver to offer home delivery

Carver Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the library is now offering home delivery. The program is open to residents of Searsport who are unable to visit the library in person because of lack of mobility, lack of access to a vehicle, or because of a short-term health condition such as late or post-term pregnancy or recovery from surgery, injury, or illness. There is no charge for the service.

Those with a vision impairment are also eligible for the Talking Books Program through the Maine State Library (they can be reached at 1-800-762-7106).

Borrowers will need to have a library card in good standing and fill out an application form. The application can be picked up by a family member or a friend; the borrower can call and ask for one to be mailed to them; or it can be downloaded and emailed to the library:

Home Delivery borrowers have access to all of our books, movies and audiobooks. They can ask for specific items, or volunteers can choose for them according to their application, which includes a section on the types of books they enjoy. Materials will be checked out for one month, up to three at a time. Deliveries will be made by library volunteers on the first Tuesday of every month.

Carver Library is excited about the opportunity to provide books for our homebound patrons! Please contact the library at 207-548-2303 or if you have questions.

Senior Day will not be held this year. Hopefully a place will be found to hold it next year. This is a popular event for seniors. Any questions, call 548-6530.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais



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