Despite the snow on the ground, spring has arrived, and the garden seedlings in the greenhouses of Morning Dew Farm’s Seedling & Supply, at 49 Center St. in Damariscotta, are loving the longer daylight hours.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf food pantry, located at 12 Hodge St. in Wiscasset, is announcing that the pantry will not be held on its usual Thursday day and time during the last week of March, but on Tuesday, March 27 instead. The pantry time will be the same, with sign-in prior to 5 p.m. and selection time beginning at 5 p.m.
Three weeks ago, after a stormy night, Philip Peabody, of Jefferson, was critically injured when he rolled his truck several times. He managed to climb out of his truck and up an embankment to get to the road, where he was found by a passerby. That person called the accident in and, in doing so, saved Peabody’s life. Peabody has a long road ahead of him, though, to overcome the brain trauma this accident caused.
Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed United States and State of Maine flags to half-staff on Friday, March 16 in Caribou in honor of Donald F. Collins, father of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and a fixture in Maine politics.
The Lincoln County News is seeking a news intern for the late spring and summer of 2018. The ideal candidate will be a college junior or senior in a journalism or related program, but other applicants will be considered.
The Concussion Awareness Night scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 has been postponed. It will be held Thursday, March 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Lincoln Academy’s Bailey Gymnasium in Newcastle.
Recycling just got harder, thanks to China’s “National Sword” policy on importing paper and plastics from the U.S. and other nations. One might not think that China’s importing policies would affect what goes into one’s recycling bin, but the recycling industry across the country is scrambling to find new markets for its materials.
Lincoln Academy is the regional one-act champion for the 11th time in 12 years, despite moving from Class B to Class A this year. On Saturday, March 10, Lincoln Academy’s one-act play “Blood Wedding” earned first place in Class A at the regional one-act festival hosted by Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. The play will move on to the state drama festival later this month.
Registration is open for the 2018 summer season of Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter’s Animal Camp. Youngsters in grades one and two, three and four, and five and six will learn about animal sheltering, pet care, veterinary medicine, and animal behavior, as well as wildlife, farm animals, and even exotic animals.
March is National Reading Month and the Lincoln County Historical Association is taking a look at one of the book lovers who lived at the Pownalborough Court House, one of the three historic sites under the association’s stewardship. From the journal and letters of Sarah “Sallie” Prescott Goodwin emerged a fan of Sir Walter Scott.
Christopher Rigaud, University of Maine’s diving operations manager, traveled in February to Catalina Island, Calif. as one of four instructors for a two-week dive leadership workshop at the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Sciences.
Maine Emergency Management Agency staff and partner agencies, including the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency, are coordinating preparedness efforts in advance of a severe snowstorm expected to bring as much as a foot and a half of wet, heavy snow to some areas of the state.
Central Maine Power Co., a subsidiary of Avangrid Inc., a diversified energy and utility company, has been monitoring weather forecasts and is prepared for a winter storm forecast to bring heavy snow and gusty winds to Maine on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office animal control division invites area schools to participate in the first annual Caps for Critters Days, with all proceeds and donations going to benefit the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
After a bitterly long and cold winter, it is time to start spring cleaning. What better way to clean the house, garage, basement, or attic than to convert some of that clutter into cash? To kick off the yard sale season right and bring the community together, Lincoln County Publishing Co. is teaming up with the Central Lincoln County YMCA to host the Lincoln County Yard Sale, a huge indoor yard sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. This event will take place in the CLC YMCA gym and admission is free.