Stockton Springs News

By Carolyn Zachary | Sep 07, 2018
Photo by: Ellen Holland Jill Bagley presides over the bake sale during Stockton Springs Community Library's Great Event Sept. 8.

Stockton Springs News

By Ellen Holland

ezachary18@gmail.com

Sandy Point Community Center

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, there will be an Open Mic "Plus" Evening at the Center starting at 7 p.m. Come hear Jordan Benissan, master African drummer, renowned for his complex rhythms. Jordan is also the owner of the Me Lon Toga restaurant in Searsport and on the faculty of Colby College.

The Playground

On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., a sunset bonfire will take place with all you can eat s'mores (yum!) at Stockton Harbor. Cost is $3 each or $10 for families. For more information, please call 653-1428.

Sandy Point Congregational Church

The Ladies Aid Society will host its annual holiday fair Dec. 1 and is looking for white elephant, baking and craft donations. I recently attended an Aid meeting at the church run by Sara Bradford, our former selectman, and they are quite an active group. Please call Sara at 567-3223 for more information. This fundraiser supports their scholarship fund for local students. The fudge and cheese that they sell annually are scrumptious.

And please don't forget the Stockton Springs Ambulance Squad's Run for your Life on Saturday, Sept. 15. Registration forms are available at sub5.com and at the Stockton Springs Town Office. For more information, call Jen Skala at 949-4323 or email her at jpskala@gmail.com. The race takes place on Cape Jellison Road and views of the Penobscot Bay make this a great Walk/Race any time of year.

Went to see the movie "Three Strangers" the other night with a companion. It was a very moving story about three identical boys who were adopted separately. The adoption agency was in collaboration with a psychiatrist who was doing a nature vs. nurture study and the boys were reunited just by chance. It was something the Nazis would have done during World War II. There is still the possibility of people walking around anot knowing that they have a twin, which is terrible. I have twin granddaughters and for them not to be together would be a terrible ordeal. It was a movie with many aspects to consider, and extremely well done.

The osprey flew overhead this morning with a fish in its claws. It then proceeded to sit on a half-dead tree by the harbor, checking for more fish. I am sure that soon they will be gone to warmer spots for the winter. The hummingbirds are still around but they, too, will be gone soon.

Most of the boats are still in Stockton Harbor except for one that was moored out of the mooring field, all by itself. I asked the harbor master why the owner had put his mooring so far away from the docks and the answer was to be out of the debris field. The bottom of the harbor still holds the remains of the burned wood from the old docks, as well as machinery and railroad debris. The moorings get tangled up in it and it has been a problem for some boat owners.

Still and all, each morning dawns clear and with that certain crispness that fall brings. Apple trees are loaded with apples and goldenrod is blooming as well as the blue and pink asters. There is no place like home in Maine!

Thought for the week: "In the sweetness of morning let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." — Kahlil Gibran

 

The Great Event yard sale drew visitors to Stockton Springs Community Library's annual fundraiser. (Photo by: Ellen Holland)
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