Searsmont News

By Janette Brewster | May 02, 2014

Janette Brewster


Phone: 342-2118


What a week!! Trying to enjoy the spring but this week hasn't been the best for working outside, too cool and rainy, chilly at night. But then we are in Maine!! My husband had intense shoulder surgery this past Tuesday and is home recovering. That will slow down “spring clean-up” but in the long run he will be in much better health once he has recovered.


Searsmont News


Searsmont Scholarship Applications are available at the Town Office, Post Office, Fraternity Village Store, On-Line at or you can request to have one mailed to you.  They must be returned to the Town Office by May 30th.  You must have completed 1 year post High School Education and reside in Searsmont to be considered.

Green-Up / Clean-Up Day is May 10th, please come by the Town Office to pick up your free blue trash bag and join your friends and neighbors in sprucing up the town.

Demo-Debris Day is May 17th from 8 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the transfer station.

May 15th is the deadline to join the Tax Club.

June 10th is the State Primary Election.  Any individual who wishes to change from one party to another must do so at least 15 days prior to the election to participate in the Primary for their new party.  Unenrolled voters, those who do not belong to a Political Party, and would like to enroll may do so at any time prior to voting.

Contact the Town Office with any questions 342-5411.

Don’t forget Saturday May 10this Searsmonts “Green-Up” Day, 8:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.  A dumpster will be set aside at the Transfer Station just for roadside trash, tires included.  Please, no wood products, we cannot dispose of that material.  One free bag per family is available at the Town Office.

Also, “Green Clynk” bags are available at the Town Library for bottles and cans.  The monies collected will go to support the Library.


The Cemetery Committee meets Monday, May 12th at 5:00 P.M.,  the public is welcome.  Flags for the Veterans grave sites and spring clean up will begin in May.  Please help the Committee by removing old Christmas wreaths and faded plastic flowers.  This is part of our spring clean up. Thank-you.




Maine artists, age 50 and older, are invited to exhibit their work at the 12th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART to be held in Belfast, MAY 15 THRU 18, 2014.

Sponsored by Senior College at Belfast and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, this non-juried exhibit is open to amateur and professional visual artists.  Last year’s Festival included 140 works of art and attracted over 1,000 visitors.  The entry deadline is March 31, 2014.

An Entry Form and information may be requested at or by calling Juliane Dow  at 857-719-6733.


Public Supper


Next public supper at the Searsmont United Methodist Church (beside the Fraternity Village Store) will be held May 10th.   Menu will again include ham, turkey, casseroles, salads, rolls and a variety of desserts.   Servings begin at 5 P.M .and cost $8 for adults and $3 for children.  Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.



Memorial Day Parade Celebrates Searsmont Bicentennial

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 26th. Searsmont’s Bicentennial celebration continues that morning with a full “division” in the Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at 9 A.M. at the Community Center and ends near the post office. There will be floats and a few surprises to recognize the town’s 200th birthday, and the parade – including the veterans’ remembrance ceremony at the town green – is always moving and enjoyable. Sandra McClellan, who has chaired the parade committee for nearly 20 years, says this should be another good one. She reminds everyone to get their car there by 8:30 A.M. when the roads close, and tells us there should be plenty of parking in the center of Searsmont village. Hope to see you there.


Mason Public Dinner


The Quanabacook Masonic Lodge of Searsmont would like to invite you to their monthly public supper held the 3rd Saturday of the month starting May 17th.


Liberty Town News


There will be a public dinner on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014 at 12 Noon at the Liberty Masonic Hall, 110 W. Main St., Liberty, sponsored by ARBUTUS Chapter OES. A traditional baked beans and casserole dinner will be served. The cost/donation is families $15, Adults $6, kids 3 and under free.


Tri-Town Snow Riders

We're holding a Mothers Day/Land Owner Appreciation Brunch May 11th 8:00A.M.-11A.M.  at our club house on the Browns Rd in Morrill. We will be serving eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, french toast, muffins, coffee, juice, etc. The cost is $6, children 5 and under free. It helps us fund our Waldo County Technical Center scholarships.



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