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By Lin Calista | Oct 16, 2020
Photo by: Lin Calista Look for the Calendar Car selling 2021 Historic Preservation Calendars Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, around Searsport.


Vote at Lions’ Club

The Lions’ Club, which is now the Searsport Community Center, at 42 Prospect St. will be housing the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this year to meet COVID-19 guidelines. You can still vote at the Town Office or use the drive-thru until then for early voting. Whichever, just VOTE!

Basket silent auction

Carver Memorial Library will again be holding its popular basket silent auction between Nov. 16 and Dec. 16. They have all kinds of themes from gardeners’ baskets and pet baskets to cooking goodies and grandma’s babysitting baskets! If you would like to donate a themed basket to benefit library programs, give Kendra a call at 233-5948.

Reminder: The library will be closed Oct. 26-30 for furnace installation.

Historic Preservation calendars

If you are having trouble keeping track of the days in this pandemic, Historic Preservation has the answer! The new 2021 calendars celebrating Historic Searsport have just arrived and are still $10. All new images have interesting historical captions. Proceeds will finance historic plaques, fountain restoration, and other projects historically important to Searsport.

Calendars are being sold at the Town Office, Searsport Antique Mall, the Grasshopper Shop, Carver Memorial Library, and, new this year, the Calendar Car! Look for a car with a tent sign on its roof on Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon, at various parking lots in town.

Zooming with museum staff

This Thursday at 6 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum educator Sarah Cole will be taking a look at the incredible Butterworth marine paintings in the museum’s collection. Next Thursday, Oct. 29, the museum winds up its season with stories of tragedy and adventure surrounding the artifacts in the museum’s collections in a special Halloween presentation. Don’t forget to register for these free events at

Last of the free veggies

Dick Desmarais wants to remind everyone that vegetables from the Restorative Justice Project are still available Friday mornings at the Public Safety Building. Everyone is welcome to pick up some potatoes, squash or pumpkins. Did you know that project harvests over 75,000 pounds of produce every year?!

Reminder: Please pick up your dog poop as you walk at Sears Island and Mosman Park. There have been some complaints recently that we’ve been getting a little careless in this regard.


Dick Desmarais with free veggies from the Restorative Justice Project, available Friday mornings at the Public Safety Building in Searsport. (Photo by: Lin Calista)
Members of Searsport's Historic Preservation committee with copies of their new calendar, from left: Janine Carpenter, Sani Cirillo, Mayo Bulloch,  Mark Bradstreet, Lin Calista, Steve Bulloch, Mary Brann and Karen Kelley. (Courtesy of: Lin Calista)
Cover of the new calendar produced by the Historic Preservation Committee. (Photo by: Lin Calista)
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