Outside Sorrento

COASTAL RECYCLING - in Hancock - 422-6766
Making it easier to recycle!
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7am to 4pm

There are brochures for Coastal Recycling available in the Town Hall lobby. These explain what they will and will not take.

This trail is an 85 mile multi-use recreational trail that starts in Hancock.  It can be used by walkers, bikers, skiers, horseback riders, ATVs and snowmobiles.  Parking is in the designated parking area on Railroad Siding Road (off Washington Junction Road). 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 2pm


These items are used daily and they would welcome donations:
  • Plastic twin mattress and pillow covers
  • Prepaid phone cards and postage stamps
  • Dish and laundry detergent and dishwasher tabs
  • Trash bags (33 and 13 gal) toilet paper and paper towels
  • Coffee - regular and decaf
  • Sugar, margarine, butter
  • Adult Advil, Tylenol, Ibuprofen
  • Batteries, pens and markers

(Protecting Animals Welfare)

This is an animal advocacy group of volunteers who may be able to assist you with animal issues and questions.  We are working on Trap/Spay/Neuter (T/N/R) programs, fostering and all other ways that we can help animals in the Hancock County area.  We meet once per month at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center on U. S. State Route 1 and new members are cheerfully welcomed.  If you are interested in becoming a member of P.A.W.S., call Diane at 422-3789 if you want to find out more.  Contact Marie Zwicker, Sorrento Animal Control Officer (ACO) at 460-8920 for any inquiries about the group and how they might assist you with your animal questions, problems or concerns.  There is a donation can on the counter of the Sorrento Town Office.  The collected donations have been and will continue to be deposited in the bank to help address animal issues and concerns.  P.A.W. received its Articles of Incorporation from the State of Maine, so are now recognized non-profit in Maine.  A member of P.A.W. will be constructing outdoor cat shelters.  If you are caring for a colony of cats and need help with a shelter, contact Kristine at the Sullivan Town Office and she will pass on your request to a P.A.W. member.  anyone with supplies to build outdoor shelters would be greatly appreciated.

If you know of any animals being left outside too long or without shelter, please call the animal control officer.

If you need help feeding your pets, you can go to the Sullivan Town Office for pet food.  Don't let your pets go hungry or get rid of them because you can't afford to feed them.  P.A.W. is ready to help.  There is dog and cat food and also gerbil and guinea pig food.  If you can donate, cat food is needed.

Would anyone like to be a cat foster parent?  Sometimes people give up their pets or stray cats are found around people's homes and the shelters are full.  If you could foster a cat for a time until a place comes open it would be a help.  You would be screened by a member of P.A.W. before you take them in.  Any help would be appreciated.  Call 422-3789 if you can help.

"Treat me kindly, my beloved friend for no heart in the entire world is more grateful for your kindness than mine.  Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment.  After all, you have your job, your friends and your entertainment.  I only have you."


Bingo on Tuesdays - put on by, and to benefit, the Sullivan Fire Department.  Home cooked meals and great desserts.  Raffle items, pull tab tickets.  Come have some fun and meet some new friends.  Maybe you might even win some money.

The Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation center hall is available to rent for receptions, parties, anniversaries, suppers, etc.  You do not have to be a resident of either town to rent.  New tables, and a kitchen available.  Call 422-6282 and we will set you up with an application.  Reasonable rental fees!!!

Donations are still being accepted for renovations.  Anyone wishing to join the Rec Center Board please give Helen a call at 422-6719.   If you don't want to join you can just be a helper!

The Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center Board is looking for some Sorrento members!!

Frenchman's Bay Library News
The Library is located in the southern wing of the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on U.S. Hwy #1.
Hours:  Monday 5-8pm; Tuesday & Thursday 1-5pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm. 

If you have an extra hour and would like to volunteer, we would love to have you.  

Website: http://www.frenchman.lib.me.us/  Contact:  422-2307 
  •  Librarian:   Barbara Sawyer -  fblibrarian@frenchman.lib.me.us
  •  Assistant Librarian: Gayla Thorsen
  •  Board Chair:  Myra Hornberger - 422-2307
Frenchman's Bay Library, P. O. Box 215, Sullivan ME  04664
Facebook: Frenchman's Bay Library
Reminder:  The library has WIFI and Free Ancestry.com and Connection to the Maine State Library.

If you like to read and cannot come to the library, we can bring books to you.  Call 422-2307.  Leave a message if we aren't in and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Save the date, January 26, 2014, 1-3PM.  Souper Chili Lunch  We have moved the time up for this so everyone will be home before dark.  We will have a small raffle.

We hope to see you at these events as they are important fund raisers for the library.

Ask us about A Blind Date With A Book.

Work is progressing on our Maine area.  We will let you know the date of the unveiling.

Good Night, Good Books:  Mondays, 6:30PM
Guest Reader:

Rec Center Thrift Store Is Open
Tuesdays - open at 1pm-5pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm
Check for the sign out near the road.  Benefits the Pet Fund and the Recreation Center.  Donations are welcome but do not leave them outside the Rec Center door.  Call 422-6282 or 422-6504 to find out when to drop them off.  We do not take electronics. Goodwill will dispose of these for you for free.


Voucher program available through the Ark Animal Shelter if you need help spaying or neutering your pets.  Call the Ark to see if they have funds.  The Ark will pay 1/3, a participating vet will pay 1/3, and you would pay 1/3.  This is a very good program.  Please don't hesitate to ask for help at 546-3483.  The SPCA of Hancock County also has a similar program.  Call them for details. 


A REMINDER!!  The official policy of the playground is "carry in, carry out".  Your efforts to keep this special area clean for all to use are appreciated.

If you would like to donate to the playground, you can leave your donation off at either the Sorrento Town Office or the Sullivan Town Office or it can be mailed.  Please make checks payable to the Sullivan Sorrento Playground Fund.

The Sullivan-Sorrento Playground Committee has instituted a volunteer effort to maintain the area and keep it looking nice.  If you would like to help with the ongoing care, please call the Sullivan Town Office at 422-6282. 

Empty returnable cans and bottles are still being taken for the playground.  Please leave them at Tee Tee's Redemption at Buteau's Alley.  She will get the money to Lynn at the Sullivan Town Office.  There are items on sale in the Sullivan Town Office to benefit the playground. 


Sullivan Town Office will be closed December 24 to January 2.

Lynn is the Sullivan Town Administrator and is not always available to answer everyone's question.  Please ask the person answering the phone and if they can't answer your question they will get someone who can.  the ladies working behind the counter are Kristine Guyton and Helen Gordon.  Thank you.

You MUST pay your auto excise in the town that you live in - before you come to Sullivan or other office to get registration stickers or plates.  When you come to the Sullivan Town office to complete your vehicle registration, make sure to have your insurance card (it must show date of expiration).  They must see your insurance card!

Excise Tax:  Excise tax on your vehicle must be paid in the town you live in BEFORE you go to Sullivan or wherever you get your registration.  When registering a vehicle, you must have your insurance card and mileage with you.  You must have your INSURANCE CARD, not your insurance bill (this is State law!).  If you complete your registration in Sullivan, you can have a copy of your insurance card faxed from your insurance company to the town office at 422-4785.  When you pay your excise to the Town of Sorrento, you will receive 2 copies (a white copy and a yellow copy) of your registration needed to take to Sullivan (or wherever you complete your registration).   Please fill out the white copy before coming into Sullivan.  This will save time.  The Sullivan Town Office does not take debit or credit cards.  Also, if you are required to file SR22 insurance you will need to go to Ellsworth to register your vehicle after you pay your excise in your town.