Searsmont News

By Janette Brewster | Sep 21, 2012


Searsmont News

Resource Directory for Older People in Maine: The Office of Elder Services, under the Department of Health and Human Services, has compiled a useful directory of statewide resources for older people in Maine. From adult day services to educational opportunities, from caregiver support to housing needs, this booklet has it all. To request a copy, contact the Office of Elder Services at 287-9200.

The library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the Columbus Day Holiday.

The Town Office will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observation of Columbus Day.

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 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.

Large animal list

It is fairly easy to find the owners of stray dogs and cats. However, Animal Control gets many calls for larger animals such as horses, ponies and goats. To make it easier to locate owners of larger animals, a list of animals and their owners is being compiled. If you have any such animals, please contact the Town Office to have them put on the list.

RSU 20 Withdrawal Update: Several residents have attended the committee meeting for the withdrawal from the 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 5

1. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

2. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

3. You probably do not want to know what that odor is.

Citizens of Searsmont & surrounding towns

There will be a free presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. on Probabte Basics and Family Law by Judge Susan Longley. She does not provide legal advice, but can talk about such probate matters as powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships. This is to help more people understand the importance oif being prepared for emergencies. This presentation comes with refreshments, including homemade chocolate chip cookies. This will be held at the Searsmont Community Building-Lower Meeting room.

Third Annual Hospice Auction

Seeking donations of (new) goods or services to be offered at the 3rd 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 after wards 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. Call Connie at the Hospice Office (930-2677) or email volunteer Ginny Ford (

American Red Cross blood drive

Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and support Crossroads to Calvary Church's third annual blood drive. It is located on Route 3 in Morrill between Belfast and Augusta. Be sure to have your ID with you for registration purposes. As many of you know, there has been a shortage of blood donations and this is something that will always be needed, possibly by you or someone you may know. Call 342-4044 for any further information or questions. Snacks are provided to donors.


Now we know fall is really here, it is time for our first cribbage game of the season. It will start up again on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Bring your partner, cribbage board, and cards expecting a great time. Next game will be on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. We are located at the Searsmont Community Bldg. downstairs, on Main Street & Route131.

Public supper at SUMC

Roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetables are on the menu for the Oct. 13 public supper at the Searsmont United Methodist Church. Also on the menu will be rolls and cupcakes. Serving will start at 5 p.m. The next public supper (last one this year) is on Nov. 10 when, a traditional Thanksgiving-type feast. will be at the Searsmont United Methodist Church, in the heart of Searsmont Village. Cost is $8 for adults, children under age 7 admitted free, and $4 for children 7-14 years old, with takeout meals available.

Belfast High School's 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, form 6-9:30 p.m. Watch for more information in coming weeks. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in a haunt contact Anne 342-2170.

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 more! All ages are welcome. Contact Jeff and Jamie Davis at 589-4862 if you have further questions or need directions.

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