On Thursday, May 25, Gov. Paul R. LePage directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag at all state facilities will be flown at half-staff Monday in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 29.
Registration is now open for Hearty Roots, a new summer camp program for girls ages 9-15. Founded by Haley Bezon, a school counselor at Edgecomb Eddy School, the camp will provide girls with a “growth-producing” summer camp experience utilizing the restorative powers of nature.
To show its appreciation for the sacrifice of U.S. veterans, Total Victory Ice Cream in Waldoboro will be dispensing free ice cream to all military personnel and veterans on Memorial Day weekend, Friday-Monday, May 26-29. The venue will be open from 3-7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday to start the season, with expanded hours coming later as demand increases.
At its annual meeting in May, United Way of Mid Coast Maine presented its Community Builder awards to the Boothbay region’s Hope and Resilience Committee and to the Midcoast Community Alliance in Sagadahoc County, two coalitions working to prevent youth suicide.
Those who have woodworking tools – power tools or hand tools – that they are no longer using should be advised that The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Bristol is holding its massive Tool Tag Sale on Saturday, July 29 to benefit its apprenticeship program. Donated tools need to be in good working condition. The boat shop is not able to accept tools in need of repair.
It’s all about spring at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in Somerville on Sunday, May 28. The farm will be open that day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the public is invited to visit the new crop of baby goats as they stretch their legs on the fresh grass.
The Lincoln County News office will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases – normally 5 p.m. Monday – is 5 p.m., Friday, May 26 for the upcoming edition. The deadline for ads is noon Friday.
Members of the public are invited to be part of a citizen-scientist project that helps beachgoers feel comfortable about the quality of water at three swimming areas on the Pemaquid Peninsula: Biscay Beach, the swimming hole above the dam in Bristol Mills, and Pemaquid Beach.
The First Coast Guard District, spanning from Maine to Northern New Jersey, is promoting greater paddlecraft safety awareness during the 2017 boating season in the Northeast, where paddlecraft fatalities have skyrocketed.
Members of the public are invited to be part of an annual project to test the quality of water at three swimming areas on the Pemaquid Peninsula: at Biscay Beach, at the swimming hole by the dam in Bristol Mills, and at Pemaquid Beach. This data collection and tracking helps keep an eye on water quality and makes swimmers feel confident and comfortable about the area beaches.
The Ecumenical Diaper Bank is beginning its third year of distributing diapers to low-income families. This year, from Mother’s Day, on Sunday, May 14, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, Midcoast-area churches will hold diaper drives. They hope to raise enough funds and diapers with this annual drive to continue to supplement family supplies of diapers for the coming year.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta is pleased to announce the adoption of a newly revised campus-wide smoke-free policy.
All of the quilts in the display this month at Skidompha Library, at 184 Main St. in Damariscotta, have been made by the Lincoln County Quilters of Midcoast Maine. They are known as Quilts of Valor, and are part of a large nationwide effort to provide custom quilts to U.S. veterans of war.
The warmer weather is on its way, which means using proper protection methods against ticks and the diseases they carry. Maine had 1,473 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to remind people to be “tick-smart” by doing a daily tick check, since ticks are most active in warmer weather.
Spring turkey season starts on Monday, May 1 throughout Maine, but youth hunters had own day Saturday, April 29. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists believe that hunters are in for a successful season.