Stockton Springs News

By Carolyn Zachary | Feb 09, 2018

Stockton Springs News

By Ellen Holland


Stockton Springs Community Library

Neighbors Helping Neighbors will present Courtney O'Donnell, town manager, on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Ms. O'Donnell will be discussing: "What are the services that the town helps seniors with?" Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or phone 567-4147.

On Friday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m., the library will be presenting "Cars 3," a children's movie. "Cars 3" is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy-drama film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Productions. This free event will include movie snacks and surprises. For more information, please call 567-4147.

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition

On Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m., Nichole Grohoski, the first female through-paddler of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, will talk about her adventure at the Belfast Free Library. She will share a short film about her trip as well as photos and stories celebrating 10 years along the trail since that epic paddle. Please call 338-3884 for more information.

In a recent column I mentioned the pink sky weather quote and got a response from town historian Charlene Knox Farris of Searsport. She writes, "My grandfather, Captain Orison A. Brown of Stockton Springs, had a saying which we all grew up knowing in my family. Here it is: 'Red sky at night — sailor's delight. Red sky at dawning — sailors take warning.'" Grampy Brown went to sea for many years beginning during the early part of the 20th century and had first-hand knowledge of ocean sailing and the weather conditions thereof. I'm happy to pass this bit of wisdom from Grampy along to you and your readers."

Our weather has given us a little bit of everything recently. I have seen more ducks gathered in a group in the harbor. The days are getting just a bit longer and lighter out and Daylight Saving Time will start again soon. Keep moving forward and going out, as spring with its daffodils and crocuses will soon be here.

Please let me know if there are any events for the column.

Thought for the week: No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. — Hal Borland



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