Due to the recent snow day, the Whitefield Elementary School musicians missed an important rehearsal. The winter concert scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 will thus be postponed to Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States, The Leapfrog Group has named LincolnHealth to its annual list of top rural hospitals in the United States for the sixth time in seven years. LincolnHealth was one of only 18 rural hospitals in the United States to earn this honor in 2017.
Healthy Kids will once again open its doors on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 1-4 p.m. to all Lincoln County families in need of gifts for their families. As a result of the extremely generous toy drive sponsored by Randy Miller of Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Viper, Healthy Kids will once again offer the toys.
The Jefferson Boy Scout Troop 216 holiday craft fair originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10 has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It had been canceled due to inclement weather.
Volunteers Mike Stevens, Bill Thomas and Bob Ives are proud of the first Shaker-inspired oval boxes that they have made to benefit The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Pemaquid. The boxes range in price from $25 to $55, depending on the size. A nesting set of the three larger boxes sell for $125. The boxes make great Christmas gifts.
The Eat Soup With Nuts mah jongg group played in Bristol on Thursday, Dec. 7. The high scorers were Vicky Marr, of Bristol, and Cat Crozier, of Pemaquid.
The Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick and Lincoln County Animal Shelter of Edgecomb will again have their annual Home for the Holidays special adoption event on Saturday, Dec. 16 at both of their locations, 30 Range Road in Brunswick and 27 Atlantic Highway in Edgecomb. The adoption event will feature dozens of puppies, as well as kittens, dogs, cats, and small animals for adoption.
The Sheepscott Community Church Board has decided to cancel the community supper scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 as a result of weather forecasts. Safety is the board’s primary concern and it wants to ensure it is not putting anyone at risk. The church will miss the opportunity to share a meal and break bread together, but looks forward to next month’s community supper on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
Maine Robotics, with support from the Manton Family Foundation, is proud to present the 18th annual Maine First Lego League championship tournament on Saturday, Dec. 9. According to Tom Bickford, the state First Lego League coordinator and director of Maine Robotics, the program is an excellent opportunity for Maine youth to really learn about technology, programming, and science in general.
Gov. Paul R. LePage has proclaimed Thursday, Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, honoring the 76th anniversary of the attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor and paying tribute to the sacrifices of those who were at Pearl Harbor that historic day.
Christmas has always been a special time of the year, a time of gathering with friends and family, a time of gratitude and reflection on the blessings of the outgoing year. Yet for many families, it’s also a time of want and need, particularly for those with small children and in challenging financial circumstances.
After a successful first outing, the committee behind the Villages of Light celebration has scheduled the 2018 event for Saturday, Nov. 24.
The damage and recovery efforts from October’s storm spilled over into November. In the first days of the month, our volunteers kept busy controlling vehicle traffic for power crews, clearing debris, and responding to generator problems. We want to remind everybody that, even when power is out, a downed power line should be considered live until Central Maine Power has rendered it safe.
On Monday, Dec. 4, The Harbor Room restaurant in New Harbor is hosting a “Make Mondays Matter” fundraiser for The Carpenter’s Boat Shop. Owners Cerina Leeman and Taylor Corson will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from both lunch and dinner to the boat shop.
Members of the public are encouraged to help Waldoboro light up the town for Christmas at a tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the town municipal building on Route 1 in Waldoboro. People can enjoy a traditional community gathering with lighted candles and singing of carols, plus hot cocoa, cookies, and candy canes.