Searsmont News

By Janette Brewster | Sep 07, 2012


Well the schools are back in session and fall is quickly approaching. I have really enjoyed having fresh vegetables and getting some prepared and frozen to have through the winter. Also making applesauce and freezing blueberries to have on hand. Won't be long until it's time to turn up the heat a little, but still enjoying the warm weather. I am very sorry all my article did not get posted this past week. I will call to see what happened. Unfortuntely I can't fix it now but please accept my apology.

Searsmont Town News

Road Report: Magog Road Paving is scheduled to start soon. Only the portion already paved will be done. The old pavement will be ground before it is hot topped. The replacement of the culvert on Jam Black Brook on Magog Road is scheduled to begin soon. All Searsmont residents who live in that area should have been notified by mail. Anyone who will be affected by the closure of the road due to the replacement of the culverts should plan on the extra time it will take to make it to their destination. It is estimated that the entire project will take about three (3) months to complete. Muzzy Ridge Road: Some work will be done beginning at the end of the pavement and continue around the sharp corner for a short distance. Please allow for extra travel time if you have to use this road during the work.

RSU 20 Withdrawal Update

Several residents have attended the committee meeting for the withdrawal from RSU 20. The withdrawal is not an easy task and is being taken very seriously by the committee members. Anyone is welcome, and encouraged, to attend these meetings so the committee can hear your questions and concerns. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can submit something in writing. The committee meets every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the Town Office.

Raising Boys, Part 4

1. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.

2. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

3. VCR’s do not eject peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, even though TV commercials show they do.

Fall Festival

Free Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday, Sept. 30, noon-3 p.m., at New Life Community Church on Route 173 in South Montville. There will be fun for the whole family with a chicken barbecue, bounce house, games, cotton candy, fresh-pressed apple cider, crafts, music and so much more! All ages are welcome. Contact Jeff and Jamie Davis at 589-4862 if you have further questions or need directions.

Upcoming events

Third Annual Benefit Auction

Seeking donations of (new) goods or services to be offered at the third annual auction to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County to be held at The Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday, Oct. 20. Everyone's life is touched by death at some point, and Hospice can be a wonderful resource, not only to ease the dying person's passage, but to assist families and loved ones, both during the final days and afterwards by offering help in the form of bereavement support groups or one on one help. Your donation to our auction will help a most worthy cause.

If you cannot donate to the auction, we hope you will come to the auction to support us. Donations can be picked up..Please call Connie at the Hospice Office (930-2677) or e-mail volunteer Ginny Ford (

Haunted Walk

Belfast High Schools class of 2016 is hosting the second annual haunted walk. This year's walk will be at the high school on Friday Oct. 26, and Saturday Oct. 27. Time: 6-9:30 p.m. Watch for more information in coming weeks. To sponsor or participate in a haunt, contact: Anne at 342-2170.

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