Searsmont News

By Catherine McGahan | Oct 08, 2017

Cathy McGahan



Town Office

Jim Murphy, our Assessor’s Agent, is in the Town Office on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  This is subject to change, so call the office and leave a message if you want to meet with him, and he will call you back to schedule.   Jim’s October office days are October 10th and 24th.

Did you know?  Waldo County Communications Center has a “Friendly Caller Program” available to people who live alone.  Those individuals can call the Communications Center daily to check in and chat with a staff person.  If the individual does not call in, someone will be sent to the home to check on him or her.  To join the program call 338-2040, and tell the person who answers that you want to become a part of the Friendly Caller Program, and they will send a registration form to you.

2-1-1 Maine is an easy-to-remember number that helps people access health and human services in their community.   2-1-1 Maine is now providing confidential resource information available by text message.  You can text your zip code to 898-211 to connect with a specialist.  Via text message, the specialist will find out what services you need and provide referrals to resources in your area.  Information specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by texting 898-211.

Triad is collecting winter clothing in October for distribution to older persons in Waldo County.  New or gently used jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, and other warm items are welcome.  Watch for the boxes, or call Triad at 1-866-426-7555 to find a location near you.

Did you know the Searsmont Town Office offers shredding of documents for 25¢ per pound and old hard drives for $5 each?

Neighbor-4-Neighbor Holiday Food Box Applications are available at the Town Office.  If you or someone you know would like an application, you can contact the Town Office at 342-5411 or email  All requests are discreet and confidential.


Searsmont Historical Society

The October meeting of the Searsmont Historical Society is cancelled.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 8th, in the historical room.


Pie and Music Night at Fraternity Village

Come out for Amanda’s delicious homemade pies and a night of music with Rose and the Wayfaring Strangers on Saturday, October 14th, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Fraternity Village Store on Main Street in Searsmont.  It’s a fun, family friendly evening for all – good music, good food, and good company.


Award-winning Documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”

The award-winning documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” will be shown in Community Room, at the Searsmont Community Building, on Thursday, October 26th, from 7 to 9 pm.

The film summarizes findings from a landmark study conducted in the late 1990s.  For the first time, the loss of a parent through death, divorce, or incarceration and other traumatic childhood experiences such as living with an alcoholic parent or being physically, emotionally or sexually abused were conclusively linked to both physical and mental health problems later in life.

The film is brought to you by Broadreach Family & Community Services and the Midcoast Resilience Project.  For more information, go to


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