Stockton Springs Town News

By Ellen Holland | Sep 07, 2019
Photo by: Ellen Holland Dana Leighton and Pat Curley, from left, at the Stockton Springs Community Library's Great Event Sept. 7.

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Sandy Point Community Club

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Sandy Point Community Club, there will be an Open Mic "Plus" Evening featuring Bondeko with Ylli Brekofca, for global and eclectic rhythmic music from Albania and beyond. From 7 to 8 p.m., there will be the Open Mic format and from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m., the featured music will be performed. The Sandy Point Community Hall is located at 684 Route 1 in Stockton Springs.

Stockton Springs Community Library

The Stockton Springs Community Library is open on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is closed Fridays and Sundays.

Now that school has begun and fall is approaching, it's a good time to visit the library and pick up a book to read.

Stockton Springs Ambulance

Don't forget to sign up for the Run for Your Life races on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. They benefit our ambulance service. Registration forms are available at the Town Office or online at sub5.com. For more information, please contact jpskala@gmail.com.

Congratulations to Bob and Donna Hanish of Stockton Springs for their grandson, Isaac Hanish of Hampden, becoming an Eagle Scout. His project was gratefully accepted by the Hampden Public Library and enhanced the children's storage facility.

Condolences to the family of Donna Thompson of Stage Coach Road who recently passed away. There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. with a potluck lunch at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, observed in memory of the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, so banks and other places may be closed.

Autumn begins officially on Monday, Sept. 23, and with the entire week being spent on Hurricane Dorian watch, I am looking forward to Leaf Peeping Season.

My hummingbirds are still here at my feeders and the eagles and harbor seals continue to fish in the harbor. I saw quite a large fish break the water one evening with the seals chasing a group of fish.

Traffic has definitely slowed down on Route 1 but there are still lots of RVs and campers headed up to Acadia. I've spotted occasional red leaves on a few of the maple trees in low-lying areas.

We have had several cool mornings in the low 50s but the sunshine warms up by afternoon. Enjoy these beautiful September days!

Thought for the week: "My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature." — Claude Monet.

 

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