Stockton Springs News

By Ellen Holland | Feb 01, 2020

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Community Library

On Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m., the library will have John Holyoke, author of "Evergreens," speak on the Maine outdoors. Books will be available to purchase.

Share the Love of Essential Oils at the library Monday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Experience the uplifting benefits of essential oils while learning to use them safely. Try some samples, ask questions, and share some laughs during this one-hour session.

Tax help will be available at the library on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call 567-3137 for an appointment.

Town Office

A public hearing on the elementary school issue is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. downstairs at the Town Office. Snow date will be Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. You will be asked in the March 3 primary election if you authorize the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the town, to sell the Stockton Springs Elementary School and its 9.5 acres at 113 Church St.

It appears that former resident Ruth Lind and her company may be hired to auction off the school if the town votes to sell the building and the land it sits on.

Recycling dates for February will be the 13th and 27th.

Community Builders

Bingo for Adults will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Office downstairs room. Get out and have a fun night playing bingo!

Last night when I looked out the window in the dark, there was a perfect reflection of the crescent moon in the harbor. There have been some beautiful sunsets and sunrises as well. Rain washed away a good deal of the snow except for the big piles in parking lots.

A tree by the harbor was full of cedar waxwings, which eat any berries they can find on trees. A nearby woodpecker seemed oblivious of the waxwings. I've also spotted big flocks of robins.

After a few days of bad weather, the lobster boat went out on the first nice day but still it was extremely cold out. Groundhog Day is Sunday, so we will see if there is the prediction of six more months of winter. It appears that so far the snow totals are down from years past. The storm predicted for this coming weekend apparently is too far to the south to give us any snow.

Stores are already full of Valentine's Day candy and anything red or pink. Also already out are seed packets for next summer. So if you are dreaming of summer, just visit the seed aisle and think of the flowers and vegetables coming our way!

And if you have cabin fever, bundle up and get out for a walk — there are many walkable places in Stockton Springs, including the Fort and Sandy Point.

Thought for the week: "Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise." — George Washington Carver.

 

 

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