Several local Halloween events will go on as scheduled Tuesday evening.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta is accepting applications for families in need of gifts this holiday season. Applications are now available and can be picked up at the CLC YMCA, local schools, churches, and town offices. The simple, confidential application form should be completed and returned to the CLC Y, located at 525 Main St. in Damariscotta, by Wednesday, Nov. 15.
It is time to “fall back” on the clocks on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 a.m. We return to Daylight Saving Time on March 11, 2018.
American Legion Post No. 36 Christmas Dinner: For Boothbay and the surrounding areas. Christmas meal served Monday, Dec. 25 at noon. Reservations recommended; transportation may be available. Call Barbara House by Dec. 18 at 633-7195.
The Damariscotta Police Department, Great Salt Bay Community School, and the Central Lincoln County YMCA have teamed up for this year’s Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and they are requesting help from the community to make it a success.
The Samoset Fish & Game Club hosted a shotgun competition on Sunday, Oct. 22. The weather was excellent and there were lots of crack shots. Junior shooter Jayson Benner attended for the first time and was awarded a turkey for his efforts as a competitor, and especially for his impressive shotgun safety and handling skills. He plans to compete again in the future. Many attendees and competitors are looking forward the rifle shoot on Sunday, Oct. 29.
On Saturday, Nov. 25, the inaugural Villages of Lights celebration will light up the Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle just in time for the holidays. The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, the Twin Villages Alliance, and the Rotary Club of Damariscotta-Newcastle are pleased to announce the new festival, a holiday extravaganza for all ages.
On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent prescription drug misuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This is a semiannual national event sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, local law enforcement, and community health partners.
The Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle is again packing and distributing Thanksgiving food baskets to families in Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Newcastle, Nobleboro, South Bristol, Waldoboro, and Whitefield.
Waldoboro will celebrate the pride and patriotism of its citizens with the public’s help. Thanks to a small startup group of supporters willing to kickstart this grassroots project, the drive to generate enough donations to purchase Made-in-USA American flags for placement on the telephone poles in Waldoboro has started.
Major additions to its digital archive have been received by the Old Bristol Historical Society. The society has been loaned, for digital scanning, photos and historical materials about the Pemaquid Point community by Patricia M. Porter, who with her husband, John Porter, edited the newsletter of the Pemaquid Point Association for 10 years.
The Samoset Fish & Game Club in Bristol hosted a shotgun competition and an archery competition on Oct. 15. Due to weather conditions, the turnout of competitors was less than last year. However, there were enough in attendance for good competition rounds. Competitors brought their own shotgun; the club supplied the ammunition.
Entomologists at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are seeking public assistance locating the brown marmorated stink bug. Recent posts to the DACF’s Maine Bug Watch Facebook page have state officials interested in the prevalence of the brown marmorated stink bug in Maine. The bug is a major agricultural pest in other states and has caused severe economic damage to a number of crops in the mid-Atlantic states.
If one spends any time in Wiscasset, one is likely to run into Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange. While being on the job for only 17 months, he knows many of the locals by first name and it’s mostly not for unsavory reasons. During the September Wiscasset Art Walk, Lange was hosting a Chief Chat event in Moulinette, one of the popular village shops.