Searsport News

By Dick Desmarais | Feb 08, 2019

radiosearsport@aol.com

On Monday, Feb. 11, the regular meeting of the Planning Board will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will; be televised

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, starting at 7 p.m., the regular meeting of the selectmen will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

Monday, Feb. 18, is President's Day and the Town Hall will be closed.

Sailors’ Valentine Workshops

Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m., children (all ages, under age 7 with adult helper), $8.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m., adults, $20.

Sailors' Valentines are a form of sea shell art, popular in the 1800s, when sailors brought them home to their wives, girlfriends, mothers or sisters. Most Sailors' Valentines were made in the West Indies, on the island of Barbados, between 1830 and 1880, but production continued into the early 20th century.

In this workshop, you can make your own Sailor's Valentine to take home. Children will build the Sailor's Valentine with a plastic base, while the adult workshop will have smaller shells, a wooden base, and tweezers to easily set small shells. All materials and tools are provided.

Fish Stories & Tall Tales Children’s Camp

Presidents Week, Feb. 18-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 5-10, $195; $160 for Penobscot Marine Museum members. From Paul Bunyan to dad’s story about the giant fish that gets bigger with each retelling, Coastal Maine is rich with fish stories and tall tales.

During this collaboration between the Penobscot Marine Museum and Neighborhood Arts, participants will start each day at the museum enjoying stories, crafts, games, and music relating to tall tales. In the afternoon, participants will cross the street to create their own performance inspired by fish stories and tall tales.

On Friday at 4 p.m., families and the public are invited to attend the performance at Neighborhood Arts.

I have received several calls from people wanting to know if anyone is taking over for the man who use to pick up the garbage at homes of the elderly and take it to the Transfer Station for a fee. I have not been able to find anyone that is doing it now.

I understand that it took about one day a week to accomplish this. If someone has some time on their hands and a pickup truck, this might work for you. You can call me at 548-2868. This is not a town function, just filling a need.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais

 

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