In the depths of winter, Midcoast Maine’s Girls Who Code Club began meeting weekly at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta.
The discovery of a mature American chestnut tree on a bank of the Kennebec River near the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden offers hope for a revival of the species. Because there are no neighboring trees from which to pollinate, this lone tree has never had burrs, which hold seeds. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, Tom Klak, of the American Chestnut Foundation of Maine, will plant three hybrid seedlings to encourage pollination of the courthouse specimen.
Made in Lincoln County, the second issue of Lincoln County Magazine for 2018, will make its debut June 14.
The primary election for candidates for Maine governor, the Maine Legislature, and other offices, as well as a statewide referendum on ranked-choice voting, will take place Tuesday, June 12. Many towns will decide municipal elections and referendum questions the same day. Polling places appear below. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in all locations.
On Sunday, June 10, all veterans are invited to join other veterans and take a Boothbay Harbor cruise aboard one of the area lobstermen’s lobster boats or one of Captain Fish’s tour boats – great camaraderie while enjoying the most scenic harbor in Maine!
The Boothbay Region and Central Lincoln County YMCA’s Y-Arts summer camps are fully staffed this summer with Y-Arts alumni. Y-Arts Arts and Humanities Director Emily Mirabile will lead a staff of young adults who all grew up in her program.
One can help keep local ponds free of invasive aquatic plants by volunteering as a courtesy boat inspector with Pemaquid Watershed Association and Midcoast Conservancy. There will be a training session on Thursday, June 14 at 4 p.m. at the PWA office, 584 Main St., Damariscotta.
Shredding on site will be available Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon to benefit Chapman-Hall House at Bath Savings Institution, 270 Main St., Damariscotta.
This weekend is Maine’s free fishing weekend and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is encouraging everyone to get outside and enjoy a day of fishing with family or friends on one of Maine’s many waters.
On May 19, Shannon and Amanda Mahan of Mac Tree Service in Pemaquid and a group of volunteers gathered at the Waldo Theatre for a spring cleanup of the grounds and interior in advance of the theater’s planned participation in ArtWalk Waldoboro.
Lincoln County Publishing Co. will help Skidompha Library kick off its annual Community Read during the business’s summer open house Wednesday, June 27.
Midcoast Conservancy and Pemaquid Watershed Association have courtesy boat-inspector programs. Courtesy boat-inspector volunteers check boats for invasive aquatic plants that could harm the waterways. Both land trusts need more volunteers to be on the courtesy boat-inspector team this summer.
The Waldoborough Historical Society listened to members of the community who requested that its next calendar show more ships. The society is pleased to announce that with the assistance of Laurie McBurnie, of Lincoln County Publishing Co., the newest 18-month calendar for 2019-2020 is ready for sale.
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.