The Waldoboro Conservation Commission has scheduled the official opening of the Town Forest Trail for Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. This trail, which passes through an ancient hemlock forest, is an important site for hiking and cross-country skiing.
The Newcastle Historical Society Museum will open for its 16th year on Saturday, July 1. As in the past, hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday in July and August. There is no admission charge.
Several local organizations are coming together to provide youth with free, healthy meals throughout the summer through the USDA funded Summer Meals program. The program is open to all children ages 18 and under, no questions asked and no registration required. While many sites offer programming, kids do not need to be enrolled in programs in order to receive meals. Healthy Lincoln County sponsors the participating organizations, and all together they served more than 12,000 meals last summer.
The Ecumenical Council on Homeless Prevention was honored by Tedford Housing on Thursday evening, June 14, with the Tedford Home Award for the council’s work in homeless prevention.
The Community Housing Improvement Project Inc. Community Cares Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 9. While CHIP Inc. is busy throughout the year addressing people’s housing and emergency heating needs, this is the special day when 100 or more volunteer workers spend the day working on about 10 projects around Lincoln County helping make the homes of neighbors in need safer, warmer, and drier.
The Old Bristol Historical Society is looking for the oldest barns in Bristol. The society would like to photograph several very old barns for inclusion in a slide show to be presented at its July 9 meeting by Don Perkins, author of “The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories.” Member of the society’s board will take the photos and send them to Perkins.
The sixth annual Claw Down – Maine Chef’s Lobster Bite Competition, sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Newagen Seaside Inn on Southport Island. This year’s competition has shifted from a local competition to a statewide competition. The competition is open to all Maine chefs but is limited to a total of 15 competitors.
On Friday, June 16, the Round Pond Schoolhouse Association will host Bristol Consolidated School’s fifth-graders as they tour local historic sites. The students will visit the restored Washington Schoolhouse and its museum. Built in 1885, the two-story building was one of Bristol’s largest schools.
The LincolnHealth Board of Trustees, along with boards of trustees at organizations throughout the MaineHealth system, have spent the last eight months discussing a possible system-wide reorganization that would align local organizations and their boards under a system-wide board of trustees and a unified financial structure. In a series of board votes at the entities […]
The American Red Cross will visit the Damariscotta office of First National Bank for a blood drive. The drive, which is sponsored by First National Bank, will take place on Tuesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Red Cross will send its donor coach, a converted recreational vehicle specifically designed for their blood collection. The coach will be parked on Water Street adjacent to the bank’s public entrance. The registration table will be located in the front lobby of First National Bank.
The Damariscotta Board of Selectmen will hold its second meeting of June at Great Salt Bay Community School at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, prior to the annual town meeting. This selectmen’s meeting replaces the regularly scheduled meeting June 21.
The Medomak Valley Land Trust has recently acquired a new six-acre parcel of land in Friendship on Martin Point, thanks to the generosity of the former landowners, Penny Axelrod and Jerry Haller.
The U.S. Coast Guard Northeast welcomes the 2017 boating season by warning everyone to be safe while on the water this summer.
Despite an abundance of egg-bearing adult lobsters and record-breaking harvests, the number of young lobsters continues to fall in the Gulf of Maine. That is the 2016 update from the American Lobster Settlement Index, an international monitoring program founded in 1989 by University of Maine marine scientist Rick Wahle.