Searsport Town News

By Dick Desmarais | Oct 12, 2018

radiosearsport@aol.com

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Searsport Senior Drop-in will take place in the Public Safety Building starting at 9:30 a.m. and running until 2 p.m. Enjoy games, conversation and lunch. Bring a friend. FMI, call 548-6530.

Living in a Lighthouse

On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum hosts Judy Chandler as she shares photos and stories about her family’s adventures and experience living in a lighthouse.

Chandler’s grandparents ran the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse. They raised 12 children at this remote lighthouse, accessible by foot only at low tide, or by boat.

The presentation will take place at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Visitors Center at 2 Church St. The cost is $5 for museum members and Searsport and Stockton Springs residents, and $8 for general admission. For more information, call 548-2529.

Last Night at the Museum

On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum presents “Last Night at the Museum.” A favorite from past years, this special tour starts with museum staff sharing descriptions of spooky encounters at the museum and proceeds with a flashlight tour of the Fowler-True-Ross House.

As the exhibits are put to bed for the season, many of the spirits that have been sitting quiet during the summer come out to share their stories and surprises. Tours will start every 15 minutes and will become spookier as the night goes on.

Tours leave from the PMM Visitors Center at 2 Church St. The cost is $5 per person, and is greatly appreciated; proceeds support museum programs. To reserve your time slot, call 548-2529.

Baked Bean Supper

North Searsport United Methodist Church, at the corner of Mount Ephraim and Loop roads. Menu includes baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls, brown bread and pies. Oct. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m. $8 for adults and $4 for children. The proceeds will benefit the church ministries.

Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris, would like the people of Searsport to know that the reference in last week's "Republican Journal" story about the new "Coffee Pot Cafe" to the possibility of there once having been a "brothel and speakeasy" in the top floor of the brick building that houses the cafe is something she knows nothing about.

Charlene, until we hear from you, we won't have a historical "Museum in the Streets" marker made.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais

 

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