It all begins in May, when hundreds of cultivated giant-pumpkin seedlings are distributed free to volunteer growers. By Columbus Day weekend, the Midcoast Maine towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle have been transformed into a living art gallery of giant decorated pumpkins. Then the insanity of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta –which runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 9 this year — begins.
The Midcoast Friends Meeting has welcomed on its campus in Damariscotta the construction of a permanent storage space for the diaper supply of the Ecumenical Diaper Bank. The Ecumenical Diaper Bank provides a supplementary supply of diapers to low-income families to enable them to change their children’s diapers with appropriate frequency.
The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, next on October 3. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
The Lincoln County Ecumenical Committee for Haiti has announced that its annual Haiti benefit dinner will be prepared this year by the Newcastle Publick House staff and kitchen under the supervision of chef-owner Alex Nevens. The annual dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle. Nevens plans an authentic Haitian menu.
On Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the United States Postal Service in Damariscotta will join in celebrating the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta by offering souvenir postmarks at the Damariscotta post office, 173 Main St., Damariscotta.
Pemaquid Watershed Association and Damariscotta River Association will conduct a work day at Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol on Saturday, Sept. 30. Trail crew members are needed to improve sections of the preserve’s three-mile trail system.
Less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle, and on Sept. 20, six local Eagle aspirants passed a major milestone in their quest for scouting’s highest honor when they passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review. Among the six was Boy Scout Madison Allen, of Jefferson Troop 216.
On Monday, Sept. 25, more than 700 moose hunters will enter the Maine woods seeking Maine’s most majestic mammal. This is the 37th year of Maine’s modern moose hunt, a hunt which resumed in 1980 after being closed since 1936.
On Monday, Sept. 18, Shannon Mahan and Andrew Federman of MAC Tree Service in Pemaquid and a group of volunteers donated their time and expertise to tackle some of the bigger groundskeeping needs at the Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro.
A stairway used in a recent hurricane-relief effort has gone missing, believed stolen, from The American Legion Wells-Hussey Post No. 42 in Damariscotta.
Everyone is welcome at a gathering on Wednesday, Sept. 27 to learn more about the services of New Hope for Women and what the organization does to support those affected by domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and elder abuse.
The Waldoboro Woman’s Club began its 2017-2018 year with a lovely luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the VFW Hall on Mill Street in Waldoboro. The hostesses were Alice Duff, Barbara Hunt, and Penelope Crane. Waldoboro Woman’s Club President Judi Lawrence led the business meeting. Marilyn Andrews gave the thought for the day.
Elisha Hopkins’ 9-year-old son Gage is having a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money to help those impacted by the recent hurricanes at Hatch Well Drillers, 13 E. Pond Road, Nobleboro.
The Eat Soup With Nuts Mah Jongg Group played in Bristol on Thursday, Sept. 14.