Stockton Springs Report

By Jeff Davis | Jul 18, 2014
Courtesy of: Sara Bradford Former Stockton Springs Selectman Gene Ellis sits in his Sandy Point home with his Ladies Aid Fair prize quilt.

Municipal News

According to the schedule on the town website,, there are no committee meetings this week.

Single-stream recycling will be picked up on Thursday, July 24. Residents of Stockton Springs and Prospect may drop their electronic waste off at the Public Works facility, located on the Cape Road, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 26.

School News

As your town columnist, I try to keep my ear to the rail on all the tracks leading into town. Therefore, I have been posting information about the RSU #20 Summer Feeding Program. This week I received an email request from Searsport Elementary School principal, Linda Bowe, asking me to post the following. “I wanted to let our community know that Searsport Elementary School - 30 Mortland Road - is part of a federal program that supports free breakfast and lunches for all children and youth up to age 19. The hours and days are as follows: Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 8:45 for breakfast and 11:30 - 12:15 for lunch. July 14, 15, 16, 17; July 21, 22, 23, 24; July 28, 29, 30, and 31. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. Thank you for posting this in our newspaper.” We're way ahead of you, Linda. And thank you for all you do for our town. Last year, when we held our first Harvest Parade without a school, I asked her about having the children bused from the Searsport school at the end of the school day. She arranged the transportation, came with the students and stayed until the last parent picked up their child. One cannot ask for a more dedicated principal.

Volunteers News

The Stockton Springs American Legion Annual Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, at the Legion Hall, 5 Sandy Point Road in Stockton Springs. The Legion Hall will be open Monday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. - noon for Yard Sale donations. Please contact Lee Snyder 567-3137 if transportation assistance is needed.

Sara Bradford of the Sandy Point Ladies Aid emailed the names of the raffle winners from this year's Ladies Aid Fair. Ms Bradford reports, “It was very successful -- had lots of customers, lots of helpers, and want to thank all of them. Our raffle was as follows: 1st prize - Eugene Ellis, quilt. 2nd
Prize - Pat Woodbury, $50 gas card. 3rd Prize - Barbara Bridges, $25 gift card to Toziers. Thanks to all the sponsors and to the Quilting Ladies who again produced a spectacular quilt.”

Faith Campbell of the Sandy Point Community Club is sharing that we had another successful Open Mic night on July 16 at the Sandy Point Community Hall. There were around 50 people in attendance at the Open Mic Plus, with very talented local and visiting musicians who all appreciate the venue and atmosphere. The next Open Mic Plus night is August 20 with the featured performers being the very popular Galler family. This is combined with our annual ice cream social. This event begins at 6:00 pm.

The SSPC Pie Pazoola dinner will be on Wednesday July 23. The first seating is at 5:00 p.m. The second is at 5:45 p.m.

Resident News

I recently learned that Sandy Point resident Florence Heath is at the Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation. I have spoken often about Florence in the context of the many roles she has played in our volunteer community. She is also a family friend. She was a friend of my wife's late mother and Laverne and Florence were coworkers at the Colonial Gables Motel and cabins. They spent many days together; making beds and laughing the morning away. They don't see one another often, but when they do, find a chair. It takes a while to split them up. Friends of Florence can email me at for her address at the center. I don't wish to publicly broadcast the information.

Now that she has another academic school year at Searsport High School under her belt, young Cape Jellison resident Mary Brenna Catus will hone her math skills at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. I asked her at the end of the school year if she had plans for the summer. She does. I would tell you what else she has on her plate, but I didn't take notes and I'm sure I would leave something out. She is a very active young woman. Good luck and have fun, Mary.

Our daughter Sarah Anne Davis and her family are up from Georgia for a couple of weeks. She and her boyfriend Michael brought their Brady Bunch up in a packed Ford Windstar to visit her mom and me and brothers Kevin, Kurt and Young Jeff. Georgia grandchildren Brandon, Tatum and Alexander joined local grandchildren Joshua and Addie for some time by the shore at papa and gram's house. For the first time in years, the circa 1860 Mudgett, Griffith and Libby Boardinghouse perched on the bank of Lowder Brook and overlooking the historic Fort Point Cove was running at full capacity in the beautiful town of Stockton Springs.

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