Searsmont Town News

By Janette Brewster | Jul 18, 2014

Janette Brewster


Telephone: 342-2118


Summer is going by way too fast. Tomorrow is our annual Book/Bake sale at the library. It is always a great time and good to see a lot of town folks. Had a few days of pouring rain but so enjoying the past few days – cooler and good sleeping nights.


Searsmont Town News


A reminder to our residents:  Burn Barrels are illegal and some materials are hazardous to burn i.e. plastics.  Please contact Fraternity General Store or go on line to for your burn permit.  Fire Department response calls cost the Town and Residents money, Forest Service Fines also can be expensive and avoidable.

Tax bills have been sent, if you have not received yours please contact the Town Office at 342-5411.


After nearly two years of planning, Searsmont’s Bicentennial Week August 2-9 will have something for everyone, including fireworks, music at the Ames School, a chicken barbeque, hot dogs, pig roast, a lobster feed, a barn dance, a bounce house, tours, antique cars, and much, much more. “This is a once in a several-lifetimes occasion,” said Carol Robbins, chairperson of the Searsmont Bicentennial Committee. “We welcome everyone – children, their parents, full-time residents, summer visitors, and neighbors – to share in the fun.” Everything during Bicentennial Week is free, except for food, meals, and souvenir items. On-street and off-street parking is also free in many places throughout the central village area. I’ll have a full schedule for you next week, but here are some highlights: guided walks along the George’s River on Sat. August 2 and Muzzy Ridge on Sat. August 9; the fire department noontime chicken barbeque on August 2; hot dogs all day August 9; pig roast and lobster feed August 9; free fireworks at nightfall on August 9; music presented by Rosey Gerry at the Ames School on the evening of August 8. I’m getting tired just writing about all of this!

Be sure to reserve your tickets for the Saturday August 9 lobster feed and pig roast. They each start at 5pmat the Community Center, but tickets at the door are limited. Call Nancy at 930-3664 or Karen at 342-3427 to arrange for your tickets. This year you can go online at to reserve, too. You pay by cash or check at the door (no credit cards, they tell me), and dinners are still only $12 for the lobster meal ($6 for an extra lobster, or for just a lobster-to-go), and $12 for the pig roast ($6 for children under 12). And be sure to pick up some bicentennial items (including baseball caps and t-shirts) on sale at the office, the town library, and Fraternity Village Store. The store also features a pamphlet on the store’s long history, and a display of local students’ art illustrating the famous 1800’s diary of Searsmont’s Sarah Knight. And

No project this big can be completed without a lot of helping hands,” Carol Robbins said. “Lots of thanks go to the 16 members of the Bicentennial Committee, nearly 20 others who helped the Committee, and all of the Bicentennial Week volunteers. The Town of Searsmont’s selectmen and town office staff have done so much to make this week happen, and the Historical Society’s leadership and members have been very valuable. So Bicentennial Week is finally here, and Searsmont invites one and all to celebrate with the town, enjoy good food and good company, marvel at the fireworks, and have fun.”

I’ll work on getting the full list of everyone involved for you. In the meantime, for more information on the Searsmont Bicentennial and Bicentennial Week, go to the Community/Bicentennial page, or call the Town Office at 342-5411.

Fraternity Village Pie & Music Night


Our Amanda’s Kitchen Pie & Music Night is back by popular demand. The date is Sat. July 26 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Fraternity Village General Store located on Main St/Rte 131 in Searsmont.

We will be featuring a new music group-  “Freshly Cut Grass” – providing a happy mix of popular bluegrass tunes.  Group members include Angie Glidden, vocals and guitar- Laurie LaViolette, vocals and mandolin, Jim Leighton, vocals and banjo- Warren Kelly, guitar- Theresa Pottle, bass.

Amanda Boyington will again be featuring a large variety of her favorite pies.  Questions:   342-5866 .


55 + Softball Team for Local Residents

Looking for men and women who are interested in having some good ole' fashioned fun and exercise at the same time! We have started to get together senior citizens who like to get in shape and maybe even meet new friends. You don't have to be experienced just come and check us out Thursday evenings at 6:00 P.M. at the Lincolnville Center ball field at the school. Any equipment needed to join or play will be furnished. For further information call Leslie at 763-4239.


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