The 10th annual Karl’s Kids ski-day fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. The event kicks off on March 3 at 6 p.m. at The SugarBowl restaurant and game center for a family evening of food, games, and fun. A portion of the proceeds from that evening will benefit Karl’s Kids.
The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, next on March 7. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
Sen. Dana Dow, R-Lincoln, announced on Wednesday, Feb. 22 the addition of more than $11 million to Maine’s Unclaimed Property Fund.
Markus and Angelique Steelgrave have brought wonder and excitement to millions of people throughout New England and beyond. The Steelgraves will make a rare Maine public appearance at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4 in the gymnasium at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle as a benefit for Jefferson Village School’s Blessings in a Backpack program.
Post offices throughout the state of Maine will be closed on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 20. There will be no mail delivery on that day. Delivery will resume and all offices will reopen at their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers group will hold its midwinter workshop on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be at the Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset. Morning refreshments and coffee will be provided by the group. There is no cost, but donations are accepted. Refreshment donations also accepted.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, The Rotary and Lions clubs of Damariscotta-Newcastle will sponsor another concerted step to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County, raise awareness of the hunger issue, and provide a volunteer opportunity that brings the community together to help each other.
The 2017 Northern Shrimp Cooperative Winter Sampling Program began Jan. 30.
It is a long way home for many of the international students attending Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. While the school offers comfortable dormitories while school is in session, not all of the international students are able to travel home during academic breaks. Of the 90 students attending Lincoln Academy from 19 countries this year, approximately two dozen hope to stay with local families for a week during February and April vacations.
The skills and techniques necessary to be a responsible, competent, and fun babysitter will be taught in a one-day class offered by Central Lincoln County Adult Education from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Immediately following a standing room-only meeting at the Friends Meeting House in Damariscotta on Monday, Jan. 30, a contingent of Lincoln County Indivisible members drove to Sen. Susan Collins’ Augusta office to deliver three citizen petitions about the flood of events unfolding in Washington, D.C.
For Bill Mook, coastal acidification is one thing his oyster hatchery cannot afford to ignore. Mook Sea Farm in Walpole depends on seawater from the Gulf of Maine pumped into a Quonset-hut-style building where tiny oysters are grown in tanks. Mook sells these tiny oysters to other oyster farmers or transfers them to his oyster farm on the Damariscotta River where they grow large enough to sell to restaurants and markets on the East Coast.
A benefit pig-roast dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Thompson Community Center, at 51 S. Union Road in Union, for the Rhodes family. There will be a silent auction, a pie auction, and a 50/50 raffle.
The board of trustees at Coastal Studies for Girls in Freeport has formally announced that Jennifer Mathews has been unanimously selected as the school’s interim head of school.