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By Lin Calista | Apr 25, 2021
Photo by: Lin Calista Bruce and Katherine Chamberlain with their Stone Fox Creamery sign as they ready for the grand opening of their new ice cream parlor May 1.


New StoryWalk on Sears Island

If you start at the kiosk at the entrance to Sears Island and travel down the Homestead Trail, you can read the story “Over the Forest: Come and Take a Peek” by Marianne Berkes. It’s a counting story of 10 animals that live in the forest. Children are encouraged to mimic the animals’ movements and behaviors or they could sing the words to the tune of “Over the Meadow.” The trail is a half-mile long and will be up from May 4 to June 4. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Vermont.

Sashiko Mending at Carver Library

The DIY project this month is visible stitching featuring the Japanese Sashiko technique. The kits will be available on Friday, May 7. Give it a try, they are available for all ages!

Don’t forget the “Spot of Tea” Fundraiser at Carver Memorial Library going on now 'til May 6. Details can be found at Enjoy some specially selected tea with a croissant at Coastal Cafe or have a tea party at Marg Knuuti’s!

Ice cream parlor opening

Stone Fox Creamery will be having their grand opening May 1, following a "soft" opening the day before. The new indoor ice cream shop (in the old Red Kettle Antiques building) is decorated with antique scoops and glassware and those cute ice cream tables. Bruce and Kathy Chamberlain make their high-quality ice cream right on the premises.

After a career in the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Bruce learned the trade from the "Ice cream guru,” Malcolm Stogo, where he learned the importance of using the best ingredients for the best ice cream. Their ice cream is rated “super-premium," as it has an 18% cream content.

Bruce and Kathy import the real vanilla from Madagascar, so it’s no wonder that vanilla is their most popular flavor, although they make special seasonal flavors as well.

They will be scooping from May to December, seven days a week, noon to 6 p.m. So give this local business a try, whether from one of their three trucks you may see at the harbor in Belfast or an event or in one of the small, local grocery stores like the Belfast Co-Op or Swan Lake Grocery. You won’t be disappointed!


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Comments (1)
Posted by: Dennis Arthur Middleswart | Apr 25, 2021 10:01

BEST of luck to you both, Kathy and Bruce, as this year 2021 will be more promising and fulfilling!  Your sign is so "cute" and attracting to  those going by in a great location as it was for us! Blessings for many prosperous summer and falls ahead!!  We know your hard work and that GREAT ice cream will pay off in leaps and bounds! You are a great addition to our town of Searsport! Will visit soon!  Love, Dennis and Ginny Middleswart, former owners for 52 years at the Red Kettle Antiques.

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