Searsmont News

By Janette Brewster | Aug 15, 2014

Janette Brewster


Telephone: 342-21118


I will be ever so glad to be starting on a new week and hopefully “uneventful” one. This blows my mind it is so close to fall already and the nights have been way too chilly. We have had a lot of woodpeckers and hummingbirds the past few weeks and I love that! Hope your week is going good for everyone. The bicentennial event was fantastic last weekend. We only got to the fireworks but had good reports of the great turn out. We finally got to have a tour of the Historical Barn. It is so awesome and I could see a lot of effort and hard work put into it.


Searsmont News

Last Demo Debris Day of 2014 is August 23rd, 8 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Town Office Will Be Closed Monday September 1st in honor of Labor Day.

School starts September 2nd, please be aware of the extra time it takes to be safe.

Ghent Road will be closed to thru traffic the week of August 18th.


Bicentennial Day A Big Success

The big Bicentennial Day celebration on August 9th was a great success by all accounts. At least 750 people (and by some estimates as many as 1,000 folks) attended activities that took place under sunny skies, and ended under the light of a full moon. The Community Center hosted most of the day’s events, beginning at 8:30 in the morning with a guided walk along historic Muzzy Ridge. First Selectman Bruce Brierley led a tour of the Oak Grove Cemetery, the local Masonic Quantabacook Lodge hosted both the popular hot dog stand and offered a free child protection program to interested families. A bounce house and balloon animal makers were especially popular with children. According to what I hear, the Searsmont United Methodist Church served 350 “bugs” at its lobster feed, and the pig roast fed nearly 300 diners in the Community Center’s meeting room and under a large white tent in the upper parking lot. The Belfast Bay Fiddlers played after dinner, and the Searsmont Street Band entertained hundreds of listeners and dancers as the sun went down. The day ended with an outstanding fireworks display visible throughout Searsmont village. For more than a quarter of an hour, the colors and sky bursts gave the bright moon some real competition. Bicentennial year t-shirts, baseball caps, mugs, calendars and books are still on sale at the Town Office, library, and Fraternity Village Store. The nearly fifty Bicentennial Committee members and volunteers should be very proud to have made this celebration such as success. Most of us won’t be around for Searsmont’s three hundred year events, but organizers of that festival have some pretty big shoes to fill.


C.E.D.A.R.S. Funraiser

The Gayleen Marie Birthday Benefit Concert is a special event for Belfast and the surrounding communities.

It is an opportunity to hear some fine music, have some good food and learn all about C.E.D.A.R.S. a local nonprofit with an end of life care model that encourages mindful dying through holistic support and eco-friendly living.

The music and performers  are eclectic groups, featuring Soulshine, just waiting to entertain you. . 50/50 Raffle, donations accepted  at Gayleen's Birthday Benefit, .

When: Saturday, September 13th 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Where: Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street  Belfast, Me

For more information please call 338-6425.

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