Stockton Springs Town News

By Ellen Holland | Feb 01, 2019

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Stockton Springs Community Library

Tax appointments with free e-filing are available Saturdays at the Stockton Springs Community Library during February, March and April through April 13. For a tax appointment, call 505-0778 or 567-3137.

This free service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition and the IRS, is available for low- to moderate-income taxpayers of any age. The volunteer tax preparers are IRS-certified.

This program can file simple federal and Maine state tax returns. They cannot do business losses, inventory, home offices, depreciation or rental properties.

On Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a movie night with a showing of "Smallfoot." A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. Free to all with snacks provided.

Town Office

Recycling dates for February are Thursdays, Feb. 12 and Feb. 27. Town offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, President's Day.

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition

Birding from the Belfast Footbridge will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian will set up spotting scopes to view water birds in the bay. Free and open to all. For more information, check belfastbaywatershed.org or send an email to info@belfastbaywatershed.org.

Penobscot Marine Museum

On Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum will hold a fundraiser at The Hichborn in Stockton Springs. The event will focus on the Hichborn family’s lives and contributions to the area, with guest speakers and a display of Harriet Hichborn’s photographic work.

Harriet Hichborn’s photography collection is part of Penobscot Marine Museum’s extensive photography collection. The framed images will be part of a silent auction. Appetizers and drinks will be provided by The Hichborn.

Cost of the event is $40 per person, with proceeds to benefit the Penobscot Marine Museum. The Hichborn is located at 10 Church St. in Stockton Springs. Reservations are required, as space is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Penobscot Marine Museum at 548-2529 or visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

About the only thing anyone is talking about is the weather — bitter cold temperatures, wind chills and wintry weather.

My daughter's junior high school girls have not had school in St. Paul, Minnesota, all this week because it is -50 degrees, and,by law, children cannot walk to school or wait for a bus when it is -25 degrees.

Yesterday I saw a young man get his cross-country skis out of his car and then put them right back in and drive away.

It's a great time to go to the movies and I have seen two Oscar-nominated films. One was "The Green Book," which was excellent, and the other was "The Favourite," which was more bizarre.

I have always enjoying going to the movies, and when I grew up, every child in town went to the Saturday matinee. There were cartoons and then a movie, which was most likely a western.

Please drive slowly and carefully on these icy roads so that you don't have an accident. Also, let me know if you have any news for the column.

Thought for the week: "I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show." — Andrew Wyeth.

 

 

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