The alewives are running and festivities are planned to celebrate this awesome natural event and the restoration of the stone fish ladder, which the fish climb to spawn in fresh water Damariscotta Lake. This year’s festival – one day only – will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival may be only one day this year, but what a day it will be! As always, the fish will be the main event — it will be possible to view alewives by the fish house, along the fish ladder, in the Williams backyard, and at the top of the ladder.
Memorial Day events in Lincoln County
The Lincoln County News will host a forum with the five candidates for Wiscasset selectman at the municipal building from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31.
The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services is warning veterans, military retirees, and their families about a developing email scam.
From Wednesday, May 23 to Saturday, June 2, Smitten Collectibles & Nerdy Treasures in Damariscotta will accept donations of old towels and other needed items for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Edgecomb in celebration of Towel Day, Thursday, May 25. In appreciation of donations, the store is happy to give customers a 20 percent discount on their entire purchase. This discount is stackable with Smitten’s Level Up Titan discount as well.
In respect for the victims of the recent tragic school shooting in Texas, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half staff immediately until sunset on May 22.
Visitors to Whitefield’s Sheepscot General Store have often complimented owners Ben and Taryn Marcus about their store. The compliment is often followed by the question, “What other things are there here in Whitefield to see and do?”
Maine’s 65 newest police officers graduated on Friday, May 18 from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. The officers spent 18 weeks in study and training, and most will begin patrolling immediately, in time for Memorial Day weekend enforcement efforts.
In a change meant to showcase how the organization plans to stay at the front edge of community-building and progressive thinking in economic development, the Twin Village Alliance will change its name, but not its mission. The organization will become the Neighborhood Economy Alliance.
Lincoln County Publishing Co. recently released the second edition of the free seasonal publications focused on lobsters and lighthouses in the Midcoast.
The Bristol Area Library announced the cancellation of its annual plant sale due to the winter moth infestation along the Maine coast. The winter moth can spread unknowingly from place to place with landscape plants.
Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed all United States and State of Maine flags be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 15, on Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Lincoln County Publishing Co., 116 Mills Road, Newcastle, invites the community to an open house at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 27. The event is free to attend and open to all.
At a May 9 stated meeting, members of Alna-Anchor Masonic Lodge No. 43 recognized two youth volunteers for their service to the community. Central Lincoln County Program and Community Outreach Coordinator Karen-Ann Hagar joined the families of Schuyler Farrell and Nolen Michael to recognize them for their volunteer work in the local communities.