Searsport News

By Carolyn Zachary | Oct 07, 2017

By Dick Desmarais

Radio Searsport - 10-6-17

Saturday, October 7, "Fling into Fall" will take place in Searsport. There are many events taking place all around town and a list of all of them can be in the VillageSoup calendar and in an earlier post from me (just scroll down).

The parade will leave Norris Street at 11 a.m. and go to Church Street.

Historical Society

The next meeting of the Searsport Historical Society will be on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7 pm in Curtis Hall on Church Street in Searsport. Our speaker will be a familiar face; Peter Dalton. Peter is now retired from teaching school and has taken his passion of studying and researching the Civil War as a hobby to leading tours of Civil War Battlefields. Peter has also written several books on the subject over the years often donating some of the proceeds to the Society. This year he is going to tell us about Searsport people who served in the Civil War and what they did during the war years. He welcomes questions, comments and ideas for future topics. Our meetings are always open to the public free of charge, and conclude with a social time and refreshments. Please join us and enjoy an evening of history and fellowship.

Wednesday, October 11, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Comprehensive Planning Committee will meet in the Town Hall.

Saturday, October 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Last Night at the Museum – As the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Nightwatch put the museum to bed for the season, the portraits come alive to tell their stories. This is a family friendly and all in good “spirit” event. Tours leave the Visitors Center every 15 minutes and last half an hour. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, and $12 for families. Space is limited so please purchase tickets in advance to ensure your space. Tickets may be purchased over the phone at 207-548-2529 or online at

Carver Memorial Library will be holding STEAM Storytimes twice a month, beginning October 14th. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Our new storytimes—on the second Saturday and the third Thursday of each month—will include art and experiments to further explore each theme. Most appropriate for ages 4-10. Second Saturdays at 11:00 am; Third Thursdays at 3:30 pm.

Saturday, October 14th and Thursday, October 19th: Frogs.

Saturday, November 11th and Thursday, November 16th: Bears.

Saturday, December 9th and Thursday, December 14th: Gingerbread.

Monday, October 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Mosman Park Association will hold their annual meeting in the Town Hall. The public is invited.

Monday, October 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., the planning Board will meet in the Town Hall.

Tuesday, October 17, starting at 7:00 p.m., the regular meeting of the Selectmen will take place in the Town Hall.

The Searsport Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders are having a Back To Nature Run/Walk to raise money for breast cancer awareness. They welcome family and community members to cheer them on. The one-mile run/walk is on Friday, October 20th at 9:30. The students will begin on the SES back playground.

Searsport Ghost Stories" will be the topic of Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris's talk at the Carver Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:30 PM. Farris will share anecdotes that she has collected from historic news sources, town citizens' stories and personal experiences. Following her talk, Farris will ask audience members who choose to do so to share their own local ghost encounters.

During the month of September, the Ambulance responded to 62 calls for service, the Police to 236 calls for service. The Fire Department resaponded to 8 calls for servive and issued 45 burn permits.

The Town Office will be closed Monday for Columbus Day.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais


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