With opportunities to get outdoors for guided hikes, learn a new craft, or enjoy a fun family event, the Damariscotta River Association has winter activities for everyone. In addition to those listed below, there are a number of programs for children, including monthly homeschool and preschool programs.
Coastal Senior College invites members of the public to take one or more of the following eight winter classes, joining people who find the stress-free environment — no homework, no tests — and daytime schedule both fun and intellectually stimulating.
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the Lincoln County News will complete a transition to a new email system. All LCN email addresses now end in @lcnme.com. Email addresses that end in @lincolncountynewsonline.com are no longer in use.
The Lincoln County News office will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2 for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases – normally 5 p.m. Monday – is 5 p.m. Friday for the Dec. 29 and Jan. 5 editions. The deadline for advertisements is noon Friday.
After months of planning, preparation, and development, all five law enforcement agencies in Lincoln County are ready to launch the Bridges to Treatment program. This is a program of the Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative that formally signed a commitment on July 15 to work together to address addiction in Lincoln County.
In preparation for the move to its new location, Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta will hold a storewide half-price sale Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 21-24. Dec. 24 is the shop’s final day at its current location, 115 Elm St. The sale will be in effect during Damariscotta’s “Wrap It Up” street festival on Thursday evening, Dec. 22, and volunteers will be available for wrapping book-shop purchases.
Eco-minded Christmas shoppers might like to give a gift that supports an organization that has worked to protect and preserve the local environment since 1966 — the Pemaquid Watershed Association.
With a forecast of bitterly cold temperatures statewide, it is important that pet owners keep their furry friends safe during severe winter weather. Cold weather is difficult on pets, and the American Red Cross in Maine offers steps people can follow to help ensure their pet’s safety over the next few days and throughout the remainder of the winter season.
The Bremen Board of Selectmen has postponed a public hearing and special town meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15 to consider the possibility of a temporary ban on retail sales of marijuana and marijuana social clubs.
Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta received a $500 grant to fund math and science programs due to the efforts of the manager of a local gas station.
The members of the Waldoboro Fire Department are pleased to welcome Santa Claus to Waldoboro once again this year.
For the fifth time in the past six years, LincolnHealth has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a top rural hospital in the United States. Widely acknowledged as the most prestigious distinction a hospital can receive, the Top Rural Hospital award recognizes a hospital’s commitment to excellence in patient safety and quality.
Holiday cheer will abound during Damariscotta’s “Wrap It Up” street celebration on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5-7 p.m.
In respect for the memory of former astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed the United States flag and the State of Maine flag to fly at half-staff immediately until sunset on the day of his interment on Thursday, Dec. 15.