The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The next time it will be open is on Tuesday, March 6. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
Healthy Kids has formed a relationship with the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset to offer a Tuesday morning playgroup in their Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be games, crafts and a free snack for all children ages five and under and their caregivers.
LincolnHealth is accepting applications for the free spring certified nursing assistant, or CNA, class through Friday, March 16. The class will begin Tuesday, April 17.
All branches of First Federal Savings are collecting donations for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter through the end of February. Monetary donations, food, supplies, and toys will be accepted. All monetary donations received will be matched by First Federal Savings.
The Coastal Senior College of Lincoln and Knox County Events Committee is collaborating with the Damariscotta Land Use Committee to hold a panel discussion and public forum on the draft of a proposed historic district ordinance for the town of Damariscotta, and the broader issues surrounding the need for such local ordinances, taking into account tax laws, interests of building owners or tenants and the general public, and the need for historic communities to adapt to sea-level rise, traffic congestion, and other challenges to the goals of restoration and preservation.
Sheepscot Valley Health Center is pleased to host a Good Shepherd Food Bank Food Mobile distribution at the Whitefield Lions Club on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Originally scheduled in January, the event was postponed due to snowy weather.
Claire Enterline, chair of the Bristol Mills Dam Advisory Committee, spoke to the Bristol Area Lions Club at their Feb. 5 meeting. Enterline holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Boston University and a master’s degree in zoology focusing on fish behavior from the University of New Hampshire.
In respect for the victims of the tragic school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed the U.S. flag and the state of Maine flag be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset Monday, Feb. 19.
Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association are pleased to announce that they have embarked on a formal exploration of a more integrated future for the benefit of both the Damariscotta River and Pemaquid River watersheds.
State Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, representing the members of the Senate and House of Representatives for the state of Maine, recently joined in recognizing Michael Hall, owner of Hall Funeral Homes, with locations in Waldoboro, Boothbay, and Thomaston, for receiving the Business Person of the Year Award from the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce.
Despite the February chill, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole is gearing up for a busy summer field season. Applications are now being accepted from undergraduate students for positions posted online at dmc.umaine.edu.
The Sheepscott Community Church Board has decided to cancel the community supper on Saturday, Feb. 10, as a result of weather forecasts. Safety is the primary concern and the board wants to ensure it is not putting anyone at risk. Though board members will miss the opportunity to share a meal and break bread together, they look forward to next month’s community supper on Saturday, March 10.
In Midcoast Maine, several local conservation organizations work alongside one another to improve the quality of life in local communities in many ways, including establishing a legacy of permanently conserved lands. With the help of a statewide network called the Maine Land Trust Network, the land trust community collected survey information to better understand the value of conserved lands for area residents. The full report is available through the Maine Land Trust Network and the information collected has been revealing.
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, travel media authority Lonely Planet revealed the top 10 destinations in the United States this year in its Best in the U.S. 2018 list. Midcoast Maine weighs in at the No. 6 spot, ahead of Richmond, Va.; Kentucky Bourbon Country; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Southeastern Utah.