Searsport Town News

By Carolyn Zachary | Aug 25, 2014

By Dick Desmarais

Tuesday, Aug. 26, starting at 6:30 p.m., Charlene Knox Farris, Searsport historian and teacher will give a special presentation in the Carver Memorial Library titled Family Life — At Home At Sea in the Age of Sail. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 5 p.m., the final Fish Chowder Supper will be held in the Congregational Curtis Hall Vestry. This one is very special as it will include LOBSTER in the Fish Chowder accompanied by homemade biscuits, and our usual delicious pie and ice cream. The price will be $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12 years.

Thursday, Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m., the Annual Meeting of the Mosman Park Association will be held in Union Hall. Everyone is invited to attend to learn more about this treasure in our town.

Thursday, Aug. 28, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Selectmen will hold a workshop in the Dan Rich Public Safety Building.

Tuesday, Sept. 2, starting at 7 p.m., the regular Selectmen meeting will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

Artist Beth Henderson's exhibit featuring the Colcord family of Searsport is on view at Carver Memorial Library from August 11 - September 13.

During the month of July, the Searsport Police Department responded to 276 calls for service and the ambulance responded to 53 calls for service, which included 15 Community Paramedicine calls.

The Carver Memorial Library circulation for May 2014 was 1516 which is down 9 percent from last year — June 2014, was 1701, down 5 percent. May Download for 2013 was 51 going to 71 for 2014, up 41 percent. June Download was 50 in 2013 and 88 in 2014, up 76 percent.

The overall circulation numbers reflect two different trends. Circulation is up in downloadable e-books and audiobooks from the Download Library. Circulation of DVDs is down.

The director will keep an eye on this latter trend. It may be that more people are watching movies via subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Although demand for DVDs is down, it is still significant, with over 500 DVDs circulating in both May and June.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais


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