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In the 1800s, when mobility was limited by the range of the horse-drawn carriage, it was more common than today for a trade or occupation to be passed along within the same family. A typical example is found in the history of mill owners at Pemaquid Falls.
In a year when people were looking for outdoor activities, copies of “On the Trail in Lincoln County” flew off the shelf. Lincoln County Publishing Co. is excited to announce that a new edition of the popular hiking guide will hit shelves later this spring.
St. Philip’s Help Yourself Shelf Food Pantry in Wiscasset encourages people to purchase reusable shopping bags for a cause. At $2.50 per bag, the Pantry receives $1 per bag bought. Proceeds go toward helping the food insecure population and helping prevent single use bags.
The Lincoln Home recognizes the growing desire for seniors to have a short-term stay option for a variety of needs. Executive Director Lorrie Winslow has been instrumental in upgrading a beautifully appointed apartment with an incredible view of the Damariscotta River. The apartment has new paint and flooring, as well as a new bathroom and kitchenette. These features, along with upscale furniture and local art, create a cozy haven to witness the ever-changing moods of the river and sky.
A 20-page booklet, “The Mills at Pemaquid,” by local history writer Pete Hope has been published by the Old Bristol Historical Society.
On Dec. 23, Midcoast Conservancy accepted a conservation easement on 49 acres of land, owned by Jim Doble in Waldoboro. The property, near Clarry Hill Preserve, connects to several conservation easements, and the protected land totals to nearly 700 acres for wildlife habitat, clean air, and water filtration.
Midcoast Conservancy will be offering affordable rental equipment for the whole family, at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to try out Nordic skiing, fat tire biking, or snowshoeing on the 25+ miles of groomed trails at Hidden Valley.
Eight members of the Bristol Area Lions Club, and three members of the Leeman family, delivered 47 Christmas baskets to families in Bristol and South Bristol, on Dec. 19.
Lee Emmons, author of the “Backyard Wildlife” column in The Lincoln County News, is offering a one-hour Zoom class on northern cardinals. The class will cover ways to attract and feed this beloved bird. Special emphasis will be placed on providing shelter in winter.
The Alna Food Pantry is in the basement of the Alna town office, 1574 Alna Road. The pantry is open from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 2-6 p.m. Thursday. The pantry allows one visit per week. Area residents are welcome.
A selection of news headlines from 2020:
The Central Lincoln County YMCA supported nearly twice the amount of families this year, than in 2019, with its annual Community Tree of Giving.
The friendly folks at the Lincoln County Assembly of God, 672 Main St., Damariscotta, will provide a free, takeout-only Christmas dinner for the community, with pickup available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25.
The Edgecomb Community Church has put up a special holiday tree in front of the church building. The Thankful Tree is a way for community members to recognize the many things they are grateful for during the pandemic.