The library will be taking donations of books for the book sale starting April 1, but is requesting no encyclopedias or how-to books. The Bottle Bin is always open for dropping off redeemables for donation to the library.
Recycling dates for April are Thursdays, April 14 and 28. Patriot’s Day is Monday, April 18, here in Maine and the Town Office will be closed. The second half of real estate taxes is due Tuesday, April 19.
Don’t forget bingo night will be Tuesday, April 12, at the Town Office lower level from 5:30 to 7 pm Come out and have some fun!
There will be an open house for Boy Scout Troop 215 Monday, April 4, at 6 pm for new members to get information about joining. It will take place at the Searsport Community Building, 42 Prospect St., and is open to children in Stockton Springs and Searsport. Also, if you join there is a promotional price for new scouts, courtesy of Katahdin Area Council. Stop by if your youth is in kindergarten through 5th grade and interested in joining scouts. The troop has an FB page so check it out!
Have to Have It store at 208 Main St. is just starting to think about renting spaces outside the shop for weekends this spring and summer. Tables will be $10. They are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm The Club Marina and Bar is taking reservations for Easter Brunch Sunday, April 17, from 9 am to 2 pm Call 567-3005 to make a reservation. Milkroom Farm Stand and Crafts, 25 Cape Jellison Road, will be opening with regular hours starting April 1. The shop will often be self-serve with prices marked and a lock box with a slot for cash or checks. As it gets towards summer, they will have fresh veggies and fruit, jams, pickles and other food items. Hours in April will be 10 am-4 pm Monday to Saturday. The Dairy Port opens in Bucksport Saturday, April 2.
Reports of coyotes being seen in town have been posted on the Stockton Springs Talks FB page. So if you and your dog are out for a walk, be careful. Every day has been different here, with rain, sleet, ice pellets and snow. April usually brings temperatures around 50 and rain for the flowers. Everyone is ready to garden, and pansies with their pretty faces are being sold in stores. Robins are strutting around the yards looking for a meal. The ospreys usually return around the middle of this month, so the screeching will begin over the harbor.
Thought for the week: “Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day in and day out.” —Robert Collier.