The June meeting of the Newcastle Historical Society has been canceled and the presentation scheduled for later in June has been postponed. Members are pitching in to help with work on the cemetery restoration project now that good weather has returned.
The Maine Marine Patrol provides the following reminders for a safe, enjoyable experience on Maine’s coastal waters:
The Lincoln County News will print a special section for the high school class of 2020 in its June 4 edition.
Thanks to the United States Postal Service, there’s a new way to experience Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The American Gardens Forever series of stamps features ten public gardens, all of whose images were captured between 1996 and 2014 by photographer Allen Rokach.
The Twin Villages Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to state restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 emergency.
In response to the phased outline for reopening businesses in Maine, Central Lincoln County YMCA has set a reopening date for June 1. CLC Y’s leadership team and COVID-19 task force have developed reopening guidelines utilizing the CDC and Maine government’s guidelines, as well as recommendations from Y-USA, Redwoods, LincolnHealth, and American Camping Association.
The Waldoboro Public Library will be offering curbside pickup services beginning Wednesday, May 13, during the following hours: Monday, 12-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At the Nobleboro selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday, May 6, selectmen decided to close the Damariscotta Mills fish ladder to the public this year. The state’s COVID-19 regulations would require time and resources that would be difficult to manage at the fish ladder.
As high schools and colleges around the world closed in March, many students returned to their campuses the only way that was safe: by rebuilding them in the virtual world of Minecraft.
The Twin Villages Foodbank Farm in Damariscotta is adapting to an increased demand of food needs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To cover the cost of necessary changes, the farm has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to raise $22,500 by the end of May. First National Bank of Damariscotta has led the campaign with a generous gift of $7,500.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 Maine moose lottery is 11:59 p.m. on May 14. Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only.
The BugTussle Annex, a coworking space and event venue located at 251 Jefferson Street in Waldoboro’s historic village district, is pleased to announce that free, high speed public Wi-Fi has been made available to the residents of Waldoboro and all others who might need it during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
On Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset will hold a blood drive in honor of church member Rich Kubler. Kubler, a firefighter and 9/11 first responder, was diagnosed last fall with stage four liver cancer, believed to be linked to exposure at Ground Zero. As a man who had dedicated his life to serving others, the community is now hosting this blood drive in his honor.
A digital archive of historical photos, documents, and objects will be available online beginning April 24 on the Old Bristol Historical Society’s website.