Stockton Springs News

By Carolyn Zachary | Aug 13, 2017

By Ellen Holland


Stockton Springs Community Library

The "Pie & Art Festival" will happen on Saturday August 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Art will be on display from many local and nearby towns' artists! Scott Moore, Anne Spencer, Jo Swift, Sarah Faragher, Helen Nezda, Mary Braun, Betty Schopmeyer, Harriet Seekins and many more will be showing their works. And, PIES! Many varieties...average price is only $15!!!!! If folks are planning on donating a pie or pies these should be delivered to the Stockton Springs Community Library on Saturday August 19th between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Proceeds for pies and a portion of the art sales will go to the Library Endowment Fund.

From Brenda Ritchie

A fundraiser will be held on August 20th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 255 Harris Road in Stockton Springs to support Jillian Swimm's fundraising efforts for the New England Organ Bank. The Darling's Ice Cream truck will be there. There will be free ice cream to support this cause and voluntary donations will benefit the New England Organ Bank in memory of Jillian's mom Kristy.

From the Town Office

The Stockton Ambulance Service is holding its annual Run For Your Life- 5k and 12k road race on September 16th. All proceeds benefit the Ambulance Service. Interested folks can sign up at the Town Office or at There is more information on the website- see Run For Your Life- Road Race on the left-hand side.

A Special Election for the vacant seat on the Board of Selectmen will be held on August 29th from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Two candidates will be on the ballot: Tom Fraser and Suesan Packer.

There are positions open on several committees and boards including Planning Board and Harbor Committee. Interested folks are encouraged to attend a meeting or reach out to Town Manager Courtney O'Donnell. The Recycling Committee has a sign up sheet in the lobby for folks who have items they are looking to get rid of (such as left-over building materials, or unused light bulbs, etc.) that other folks can take off their hands. It's a bright orange sheet in the lobby.

Stockton Harbor Yacht Club

On Sunday, August 20th, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., come enjoy a hot cooked lobster with family and friends! Purchase tickets in advance by visiting the club or calling 567-3008 - $25. Full Sail Pub will be open during the event. Last Sunday the Yacht Club held the Turtlehead Trot Regatta and there were seven boats participating. It was an extremely windy day so perhaps it was a quick race. The boats all came back into the harbor under motor with no sails flying.

It is hard to believe that August is halfway done. Everyone's gardens are looking great and the other day I made a pasta salad that included my own broccoli and sun gold tomatoes in it. Also the geraniums on my deck have gone ballistic and are gorgeous. According to the news, Downeast Maine is experiencing a mild drought and watering everything is essential.

Yesterday sitting on my deck, I saw a wind surfer who was out late in the day and with the sun behind him or her, it was a wonderful sight. In the morning, the harbor is so still that the reflections of the boats are perfect. Yesterday morning showed the top of Fletcher's hill but the rest of the harbor was shrouded in a shifting fog.

On August 21st around noon, there will be a total solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse to cross the country from west to east since June 8, 1918. The eclipse will only last about 2 1/2 minutes and in Maine, only 60 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. Special glasses are needed to view the eclipse or watch it on the NASA channel or

Thought for the week: The world is not to be put in order, the world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. -- Henry Miller


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