Searsport News

By Carolyn Zachary | Aug 13, 2017

By Dick Desmarais

Radio Searsport - 8-13-17

On Monday, August 14, starting at 6:30 p.m., the regular meeting of the Planning Board will take place in the Town Hall.

On Tuesday, August 15, the regular meeting of the Selectmen will take place in the Town Hall.

On Wednesday, August 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Downtown Revitalization Committee will meet in the Town Hall.

Benefit supper

Meagan McKeon, a Civil and Environmental Engineering student at the University of Maine in Orono, writes that she is holding a Benefit Lasagna Supper and silent auction on Friday the 18th at the Searsport Congrational Church. It will be held from 5-8. Tickets are 8 dollars or 25 for a family of 4.

All the proceeds are going to a nonprofit called Saha Global. An organization that is helping to end the world water crisis.

Baked Bean supper at the North Searsport United Methodist Church, at the corner of Mount Ephraim and the Loop Road. Baked Beans, Chop Suey, Hot Dogs, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Brown Bread, and Pies, supper. Aug. 19. 5:00 to 6:30, $8.00 for adults and $ 4.00 for children. The proceeds to benefit the church ministries.

Off Center Harbor videos at PMM

For the second year, the Penobscot Marine Museum is presenting a selection of videos produced by Off Center Harbor in the viewing room of our Main Street Gallery (Whitcomb Pendleton building). OCH is both a production team dedicated to creating short video interviews with movers and shakers in the world of small boating, and a membership-based website which serves as a platform to present this content and fund its production. Visit the site at OCH's interviews cover boat handling, repair, and construction; showcase boat owners and builders; and generally evince the joy of sailing, cruising, small watercraft, and nautical skills. We are happy to be associated with these guys and to cross-promote our passions and missions. The selections this year at PMM include videos on self-rescue from an open sailboat capsize, oar making, early navigation instruments, and a generous handful of others.

Friends of Sears Island invites you to join us for a fundraising dinner at Ocean’s Edge Restaurant in Belfast, Wednesday, August 30th, from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy a delicious meal, and Ocean’s Edge will graciously donate 10 percent of your tab to Friends of Sears Island to support conservation and education programs. Please note, when you arrive at the restaurant, you must tell your server you are there to support Friends of Sears Island. This is a great opportunity to support both a local business and a local nonprofit! Ocean’s Edge Restaurant is located at the Fireside Inn & Suites at 159 Searsport Avenue in Belfast. More information about the restaurant can be found at or, and reservations can be made by calling 207-338-2646. To learn more about Friends of Sears Island, visit

From Dave Hensley

Searsport made our list of "Perfectly Picturesque Small Towns In Maine Are Delightful." Searsport is Maine's second-largest deepwater port and is ideally located from the point of view of railroad, wood products and other development interests. Searsport has a rich maritime history. During the 19th-century the port had 17 shipyards and built 200 ships. It is the second-largest deepwater port in Maine and is ideally located at the confluence of the Penobscot River estuary and the Penobscot Bay. The rich heritage of the town can be seen at the Penobscot Marine Museum in town

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais






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