Searsmont Town News

By Janette Brewster | Jul 11, 2014

Janette Brewster


Telephone: 342-2118


It has been a very busy summer week for us. We have been really enjoying the season and having good weather to enjoy it. We had a nice walk along the breakfront in Rockland and have picked strawberries twice so far. Have a freezer full and our bellies full of strawberry shortcake!! We did not get to see any fireworks but plan to be in Searsport this Saturday night to celebrate not only 4th of July but my granddaughter's 14th birthday!!!


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Tax Commitment has been completed.  Tax Bills have been mailed.

Pond Road Phase 1 has been completed.


Searsmont Bicentennial Week August 2 to August 9

It’s not too early to start thinking about Searsmont’s big Bicentennial Week. The Bicentennial Committee has done Searsmont proud, with activities starting Saturday August 2nd and ending with a real bang on August 9th. You’ll be reading more about it in this column in the coming weeks, but here are some highlights. On August 2, there will be a Georges River Trail hike, an antique car display, and the Fire Department chicken barbeque. On August 5, the Robbins mill hosts an open house. And Saturday August 9 is the big day – starting with morning walks, continuing with food and children’s activities from noon to evening, two dinners (pig roast and lobster bake), one dance, and a free fireworks display. You only get one chance to celebrate a town bicentennial, so you won’t want to miss it.

25th Library Book and Bake Sale

The Community Center’s doors open at 9 A.M. this Saturday July 19th for the 25th annual Searsmont Town Library Book & Bake Sale. For four hours, you can choose from more than 3,000 paperback and hardcover books, great deals from the Grandma’s Attic yard sale, and more than 120 silent auction items (bidding for those closes at noon). The bake sale is one of my favorites, with fresh baked pies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, and cookies – and Fred Wardwell’s honey while it lasts. You can even buy a “limited edition” library tote bag. Where else can you have a good time, and in just one day raise one-third of the funds the library needs for a full year. Did you know there are now 1,200 library card holders? Not bad for a town with 1,400 people! The event is sponsored by the library and Friends of The Searsmont Town Library, and the library trustees are grateful to 35 volunteers for making it a reality. Lots of baking, bidding, and “booking,” and fund for all. See you there!


Ames Elementary School 3rd Graders

The past month Searsmont has been buzzing with the excitement of a book that was written and published by our very own students. The library had a awesome presentation a few weeks ago with the students and librarian historian, Norman Withee. The kids did a excellent job on the book, Josephine's Diary, Children's Abridged Edition. Also Fraternity Village Store had the students in and they drew wonderful illustration's and they are posted in the store. This is very encouraging not only to other students but adults as well.

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