The American Legion Auxiliary unit at Wells-Hussey Post No. 42 in Damariscotta will ship packages of comfort items to service members overseas later this month.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta opened its new and expanded Healthy Living Center, new raised track, and updated offices this past Monday. Group exercise offerings have expanded to more than 60 classes, as well as to the personal training program. In addition, offices are now open for the CEO, the Healthy Living director, FARMS at the Y, the community and youth outreach coordinator, and the membership and marketing director.
Many gravestones in Hillside Cemetery are missing important information, including birth and death dates, full names, and veteran information. The Damariscotta Cemetery Trustees are asking the public for help to fill in the blanks, especially in the Norris Yard portion of Hillside. This is the area bordering Church Street and up the hill along the west side of Hillside Lane.
The April 23 Maine birds event at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle has been postponed. For more information, contact Rhonda Hanna at 563-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep informed on weekly events at lincoln-home.org or follow us on Facebook.
The RSU 12 Board of Directors has formed an ad hoc committee to research the Alna school choice question. The first meeting of this committee will be held on Monday, April 16 at 9 a.m. at the RSU 12 Central Office, 665 Patricktown Road, Somerville. This meeting is open to the public.
Last weekend, 50 musicians in the Lincoln Academy Wind Ensemble and 5 O’Clock Jazz Combo traveled to New York City for LA’s biennial band trip to the WorldStrides Heritage Festival.
Lincoln Academy recently elected junior Emily Harris, of Damariscotta, to serve as the 2018 president of the LA student body. Harris takes over the job from current president Tahlia Mullen, whose term ended last week.
Micah Pexa, of Hawaii, is hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine this year along with more than 3,700 other hikers. He hopes to be one of the approximately 25 percent of hikers who complete the trail. Fortunately, he has extra motivation. Pexa is hiking the Appalachian Trail to combat human trafficking in Northern Thailand and to raise money for Boothbay-based Friends of Thai Daughters.
The Free Clothing Closet in Waldoboro is looking for volunteers. The Free Clothing Closet sorts clothes every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Lincoln County Gleaners group had a banner first year by gleaning and distributing almost 6,000 pounds of fresh, local food from five local farms, and it is looking to recruit more volunteers for the coming season.
April is here and it is time to welcome everyone to the annual T-shirt design contest for the 2018 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta. This year marks the 12th anniversary for the annual festival to celebrate the pumpkin. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the artists who participated in the 2017 T-shirt design contest and pumpkin street art.
The Lincoln County News is proud to sponsor Skidompha Library’s Owl Cinema for the month of April.
Tables are selling quickly for the first Lincoln County Yard Sale to be held at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta on Saturday, May 5.
Anyone planning a litter cleanup on Earth Day, April 22 is invited to share the fruits of their labor with a new Lincoln County group of volunteers trying to get single-use plastics – “S.U.P.” — out of the streams, estuaries, rivers, lakes, fields, and roadsides. A new volunteer group called kNOw S.U.P., which aims to drastically reduce people’s reliance on single-use plastics, is requesting all organizations planning beach cleanups this April to make a list of the five most common plastic items they find. Will it be bottles, straws, or the single-use plastic bag?