Stockton Springs News

By Carolyn Zachary | Sep 30, 2017
Photo by: Ellen Holland Traffic on Cape Jellison is being rerouted because work has begun on Mill Pond Bridge.

By Ellen Holland


Sandy Point Community Center

On October 18th, Wednesday, Scott Cleveland will be playing solo piano and singing jazz, blues, R&B, classical and original music. There is a community open Mic Format from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the featured performer will play from 8:15 to 9:15.

Sandy Point Congregational Church

On Saturday, October 14th, the church will host the annual harvest supper with two seatings.

Town Office

On October 12 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Journey to Health through the Waldo County Hospital will host a class entitled All About Apples. The cost is $10.00. Registration can be made online at or by phone at 921-3950. There is a discount for senior citizens.

Fling into Fall

On October 7th, Searsport will hold its annual Fling into Fall event. Please contact the Searsport Town Hall at 548-6372 to find out more about it. Please let me know if there are any events going on with your organization and the new deadline is Friday at noon.

Bridge work

The Mill Pond Bridge is being reconstructed and so there is a detour around Cape Jellison due to its closure. It is to be closed until November 19th so those of us who live on the Cape must travel much further to get to and from home. With all of the development on the Cape, the new bridge is important as it had a wooden road surface and planks would come apart every once in awhile. I am sure the Maine DOT has had it on its list of projects for a few years.

Next year there will be a new recreational vehicle campground on the Cape and a new bridge will be necessary due to the size of the vehicles. Also, there will be nine new homes on the former Collins property, which will bring more people and families to Stockton Springs.

Many boats have disappeared from the harbor as fall has arrived. The Red Jacket sailboat is gone and that always signals the beginning of summer for me. In my opinion, the difference between some men and women is that men like to own boats, motorcycles, classic cars and campers while most women are content with a new pair of black shoes or throw pillows for the couch. It seems like everyone's yard has at least one boat or camper in it. The garages are often bigger than the homes of the residents.

There are many old wooden boats sitting in neighbor's yards never to see water again. It is often said that the happiest day of a man's life is when he buys a boat and the other happiest day is when he sells the boat.

One reaches a certain age and does not want or need any more stuff. Unfortunately, our children don't want our stuff any more than we do. My daughter and her friend discussed the fact that they do not want the old dishes or antiques that were passed down to our generation from the generation that grew up in the depression and never threw anything away. However, with the recent hurricane and earthquake events, we realize it is just so much stuff and that the real treasures are our families and friends.

Fall is the perfect time for hiking and bike riding as the days get cooler and the fall colors start their display. Everyone is wrapping up their gardens and mums and corn stalks are being put out for decorations. This morning there was a definite chill in the air but the weather over the past month has been warm and sunny every day. So be sure to get out and take a hike or walk as it is good for your soul.

Thought for the week: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. — Albert Camus


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