Searsport News

By Carolyn Zachary | Jan 12, 2018

Searsport News

By Dick Desmarais

Radio Searsport 1-12-18

Saturday, January 13, from 4 until 7 p.m., a benefit supper for the Bill and Denise Dakin family will be held at the Searsport District High School Cafeteria.

The Dakin family lost their house to fire on Christmas day along with their dog and cat.

Bill is a carpenter and keeps most of us plowed out during the winter. Denise has been a member of the R.S.U.20 school board for many years

This will be a spaghetti supper with a 50/50 raffle and they will be holding a regular raffle as well.

Cost is $5.00 or by donation, FMI contact Darlene at 323-9968 Anyone wanting to donate a raffle item can drop it off around 3 p.m. at the cafeteria.

Wednesday, January 17, starting at 1 p.m., the Selectmen will hold their regular meeting in the Town Hall. This date and time change is so that the 5th grade children can attend the meting. This meeting will be televised.

Thursday, January 18. starting at 5:00 p.m. Comprehensive Planning Workshop will take place in the Town Hall.

Thursday, January 18, starting at 7 p.m., the Selectmen and the Budget Advisory Committee will meet in Union Hall Outside organizations seeking monies will be there to make their presentations.

Thursday, January 18, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Historic Preservation Committee will meet in the Town Hall.

Saturday, January 20, The Penobscot Marine Museum presents Cooking with Sea Veggies with Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Attendees will explore the culinary possibilities of Maine’s native sea vegetables and will prepare several dishes using local seaweed. The program is free and open to the public. This free presentation will take place in Curtis Hall of the First Congregational Church.

Cooking with Sea Veggies continues the conversation begun last summer at Maine Marine Fare about what we take from and eat from the sea off the Maine coast. Woodcock will work with participants to distinguish different seaweed and to learn the uses of each as well as how the seaweeds are harvested, and their culinary, ecological, and economic importance.

Micah Woodcock is the owner/operator of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company, a small business working to sustainably hand-harvest sea vegetables in Penobscot Bay since 2010. Woodcock’s harvesting operation is based on a remote island 7 miles off Stonington, where the strong currents, active surf, and full exposure to the force of the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millennia. For more information or to reserve your space, please call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529.

Souper Bowl Sunday ~ Searsport First Congregational Church ~ 8 Church Street ~ Searsport ~ 207-548-0327

Yes, you read it right, SOUPER Bowl Sunday! Football fan or not everyone loves homemade, delicious soups and chili's from some of the best cooks around. We will be selling soups and chili's by the quart for $8.00 or the pint $4.50, and the Sunday School will be making an amazing snack mix for $2.00 per quart bag. Take a night off from cooking and enjoy some delicious home cooking and amazing munchies.

Sign up sheet is in Curtis Hall or you may call 548-0327 to place your order. Orders are due by January 28th. Choices are Chili, Taco Soup, Sausage and Kale Soup, Pea Soup, Cabbage Soup, and Trail Mix (made by our Sunday School).

Items will be available for pick up on Sunday, February 4th, 11 AM in Curtis Hall, at 8 Church Street. All proceeds go to our wheelchair lift fund. Thank you for your support!

Friends of Sears Island to Pilot “Science Squad,” an After-School Program Made Possible by a Davis Conservation Foundation Grant

Friends of Sears Island (FOSI) recently received a generous grant from the Davis Conservation Foundation to create “Science Squad,” a place-based after-school program involving children as citizen scientists. In the coming year, FOSI will host an after-school program once a month for 12 students and their parents, during each month that school is in session. This program will engage children throughout the seasons as explorers, researchers, and stewards of their local environment. They will also contribute valuable data to a variety of citizen science projects, including FOSI’s database of island biodiversity.

The program will kick off January 30th from 3:30-5:00pm at the Belfast Free Library with a program titled “Alien Invaders,” led by Aleta McKeage of the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. Children will learn to identify invasive insects and participate in games and activities to learn about these pests. This program is for children ages 8-12, accompanied by a parent. Space is limited and registration is required for this program. Call 207-975- 3878 to register.

The Davis Conservation Foundation has provided considerable support to Friends of Sears Island over the years for conservation and education projects. For more information visit: To learn more about Friends of Sears Island and our upcoming programs, visit,, or email

Feel free to pass this on to interested people

Dick Desmarais



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