Stockton Springs Town News

By Ellen Holland | Oct 27, 2018


Sandy Point Congregational Church

Welcome to the Rev. Ralph Greene. Pastor Greene will be an interim minister for the church from November to the end of May. He visited in the summer and was very well received. The church is happy he is able to help during the coming months. He resides in Dedham, but would like to find a winter rental in the Sandy Point area if possible. He is very community minded and is anxious to meet folks from the church and in the community.

The church will be having a Welcome Open House for Pastor Green on Sunday, Nov. 4. Anyone have any ideas for a rental for this winter?

Stockton Springs Historical Society

Next meeting will be Sunday, Nov. 4, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Colcord House/Library. Please don't forget to buy your raffle tickets to support the Historical Society at the library or when you vote on Election Day.

Stockton Springs Community Library

There will be a movie night on Friday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The movie will be "The Grinch." For more information, please call 567-4147.

Town Office

Recycling days for November are Nov. 8 and the second day falls on Thanksgiving, so please check with the Town Office for that date.

Polls will be open Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Office. Call 567-3404 if you have any questions. Please go out and vote!

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, with a memorial service in Veterans Park. More information will follow next week.

There was a talk at the Belfast Library last week, which I attended, on the beginnings of the Waldo Independent and how it split from The Republican Journal. Kevin Johnson of the Penobscot Marine Museum was there to talk about the acquisition of photographer Peggy McKenna's works.

Almost 30 years ago, McKenna and staff writer Jeff Shula, both working for Belfast's Waldo Independent, produced a lengthy series of interviews/photo spreads called "Fireside Chats." These stories focused on wise, colorful old-timers whose lives spanned most of the 20th century.

There are many thousands of photographs which the museum is working on digitizing. They should produce a fascinating look at Waldo County's history.

Even though the harbor has pretty much cleared out, the lobster boats still come in and out each day, weather permitting. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4, so please remember to fall back one hour. That means it may be lighter in the morning but dark earlier at night.

Mornings have been cold so wood stoves and furnaces have been going already. Birch and oak trees still have leaves on but the maples have lost their leaves. The crows have re-inhabited the shoreline and hang out on top of the trees. Turkey flocks are all over the Cape and seem to wait on the side of the road for a car to pass by.

Our first frost has come, so my zinnias were zapped but I cut the last flowers for a bouquet. Changing of the clocks and changing of the seasons from summer to true fall comes every year whether we are ready or not. Enjoy the sunny days and get out for a walk or hike!

Thought for the week: "Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole." — Ralph Waldo Emerson.


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