The Samoset Fish & Game Club in Bristol hosted a shotgun competition and an archery competition on Oct. 15. Due to weather conditions, the turnout of competitors was less than last year. However, there were enough in attendance for good competition rounds. Competitors brought their own shotgun; the club supplied the ammunition.
Entomologists at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are seeking public assistance locating the brown marmorated stink bug. Recent posts to the DACF’s Maine Bug Watch Facebook page have state officials interested in the prevalence of the brown marmorated stink bug in Maine. The bug is a major agricultural pest in other states and has caused severe economic damage to a number of crops in the mid-Atlantic states.
If one spends any time in Wiscasset, one is likely to run into Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange. While being on the job for only 17 months, he knows many of the locals by first name and it’s mostly not for unsavory reasons. During the September Wiscasset Art Walk, Lange was hosting a Chief Chat event in Moulinette, one of the popular village shops.
It is time to prepare for winter bird-feeding before the storm winds start to howl. The birds will appreciate it, and one can enjoy their company. Proceeds from this fundraiser help the local Audubon chapter provide many free educational programs throughout the year.
Alna-Anchor Lodge No. 43 will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the lodge, at 529 Main Street in Damariscotta.
LincolnHealth and Central Lincoln County Adult Education are offering a Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED class on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the LincolnHealth Education Center in Damariscotta.
Sheepscot Valley Health Center, at 47 Main St. in Coopers Mills (Whitefield), will hold a series of flu clinics for current patients throughout October and into early November while supplies last.
Join Rising Tide Community Market in shifting the tide. Rising Tide is excited to continue its new reusable container incentive program. When one brings in one’s own containers and bags for produce and bulk items one will receive 25 cents back per “package.” It’s simple. Bring a container from home (or purchase it at the co-op and reuse it), weigh it for a “tare,” and then fill it with bulk/produce products. Since Rising Tide started this program in September, more than 1,000 reused containers have been used for more than $350 in discounts.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta announced the launch of its 2017 Annual Fund drive in early July. This year’s theme is “Our Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause.” Funds raised through the annual drive provide an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the children, families, and seniors in the region.
The Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle will once again be packing and distributing Thanksgiving food baskets to families in 10 surrounding towns. Residents in the towns of Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Newcastle, Nobleboro, South Bristol, Waldoboro, and Whitefield who would like to receive a basket should apply at their town offices no later than Tuesday, Nov. 7. Baskets will be distributed through the town offices on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
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“I want to experience Thanksgiving with a family here because I like to make a lot of friends and practice my English and enjoy Thanksgiving,” said Shuyu Pang, a junior at Lincoln Academy from Tianjin, China. “In China we don’t have Thanksgiving and we don’t know what people do to celebrate it.”
Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter announced Friday, Sept. 29 that the shelters have been selected to participate in Subaru of New England’s #SNELovesPets social media campaign to earn up to $10,000 in grant money from the New England company.
Stephanie Poland, the owner of Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta, has announced that the ice cream stand will donate all proceeds from the sales of the closing day of its season to help Alice Skiff. Alice is a 13-year-old from Newcastle who is undergoing chemotherapy after having surgery to remove a brain tumor in October of last year. This special event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In respect for the victims of the horrific shootings in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Friday, Oct. 6.