The Lincoln County Gleaners group had a banner first year by gleaning and distributing almost 6,000 pounds of fresh, local food from five local farms, and it is looking to recruit more volunteers for the coming season.
April is here and it is time to welcome everyone to the annual T-shirt design contest for the 2018 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta. This year marks the 12th anniversary for the annual festival to celebrate the pumpkin. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the artists who participated in the 2017 T-shirt design contest and pumpkin street art.
The Lincoln County News is proud to sponsor Skidompha Library’s Owl Cinema for the month of April.
Tables are selling quickly for the first Lincoln County Yard Sale to be held at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta on Saturday, May 5.
Anyone planning a litter cleanup on Earth Day, April 22 is invited to share the fruits of their labor with a new Lincoln County group of volunteers trying to get single-use plastics – “S.U.P.” — out of the streams, estuaries, rivers, lakes, fields, and roadsides. A new volunteer group called kNOw S.U.P., which aims to drastically reduce people’s reliance on single-use plastics, is requesting all organizations planning beach cleanups this April to make a list of the five most common plastic items they find. Will it be bottles, straws, or the single-use plastic bag?
A much-anticipated event in Damariscotta will have a new name and many new additions. Formerly the Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous, the event has expanded into a new title and mission: Pirate Rendezvous and Seafarers Celebration, set for Saturday, June 23 in Damariscotta.
Residents of Whitefield are being asked to do their part to keep plastics from being dumped into the landfill due to changes in national importing policies. Last spring, China announced it would no longer import 24 types of paper and plastics that previously had been recycled.
Healthy Lincoln County has partnered with Lincoln County Television to film a new monthly Community Health series. The first show will air in April, and is focused on underage drinking, in observance of Alcohol Awareness Month.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA and the Boothbay Region YMCA are offering teen leadership opportunities this summer for youth ages 13-15.
Home composting is easy and fun – well, maybe “satisfying” is a better word!
Despite the snow on the ground, spring has arrived, and the garden seedlings in the greenhouses of Morning Dew Farm’s Seedling & Supply, at 49 Center St. in Damariscotta, are loving the longer daylight hours.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf food pantry, located at 12 Hodge St. in Wiscasset, is announcing that the pantry will not be held on its usual Thursday day and time during the last week of March, but on Tuesday, March 27 instead. The pantry time will be the same, with sign-in prior to 5 p.m. and selection time beginning at 5 p.m.
Three weeks ago, after a stormy night, Philip Peabody, of Jefferson, was critically injured when he rolled his truck several times. He managed to climb out of his truck and up an embankment to get to the road, where he was found by a passerby. That person called the accident in and, in doing so, saved Peabody’s life. Peabody has a long road ahead of him, though, to overcome the brain trauma this accident caused.
Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed United States and State of Maine flags to half-staff on Friday, March 16 in Caribou in honor of Donald F. Collins, father of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and a fixture in Maine politics.