Every animal deserves a forever home. This is the core belief behind Midcoast Humane’s new campaign, No Paw Left Behind, a community initiative to help long-term, overlooked pets find their forever homes. Led by volunteers and staff at Midcoast Humane, the campaign ensures that every dog and cat who is ready to be adopted finds a family within 90 days.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is proposing a full-state quarantine for the gypsy moth.
After a long, 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 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 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. This event will take place in the CLC YMCA gym and admission is free.
The Waldoborough Historical Society is pleased to announce that it wants to do its part to help the environment with the ongoing plastic bags issue. So, our latest fundraiser is a Port Authority reusable grocery/book bag. The bottom of the bag opens out to a wide square bottom; the bag holds a lot of items.
The Central Lincoln County and Boothbay Region YMCAs are pleased to welcome Ella Everett as their coordinator of marketing. Everett will support the planning, development, and implementation of all marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities for both locations.
Members of the public are invited to join New Ventures Maine, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Habitat for Humanity, and other housing experts for a free, informative panel discussion called “How to Afford a Home on the Midcoast,” on how low-to-moderate income Midcoast residents can become homeowners with financing terms that are affordable. The event will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main St., Damariscotta.
Damariscotta River Association-Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Camp Mummichog summer day camp offers hands-on natural science education for children ages five through 19 in a fun, supportive outdoor environment.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of Maine and it is volunteer recognition season. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism, Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor, and Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor.
On March 1, Midcoast community volunteers read to over 3,000 Midcoast children in elementary school classrooms and child-care sites in 19 towns from Waldoboro to Brunswick during United Way’s annual Community Read Aloud. The event celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and organizes hundreds of volunteers to share their love of reading with young children.
Jessica Picard, of Newcastle, has joined the staff of the Maine Department of Labor as communications manager. Her first day of work was Wednesday, March 6.
Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troop No. 1145 will hold its second cookie booth sale at 441 Main St. in Damariscotta, across from Dunkin’ Donuts, on Saturday, March 9 from noon-3 p.m. The girls are very excited to have their second cookie booth and hope people can stop by and say hello and buy cookies.
It is time to ‘spring’ the clocks ahead on Sunday, March 10, 2 a.m. We return to Standard Time on the first Sunday of November.
Central Lincoln County and Boothbay Region YMCAs want families in Lincoln County to understand how adopting healthy habits together can help reduce childhood obesity. Accordingly, their Healthy Weight and Your Child program started in March.
This June, Maine Farmland Trust will embark on a road trip and listening tour to visit farms from York County to “The County.” The statewide organization, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will incorporate the conversations and feedback from the listening tour into its strategic planning process.
Sen. Dana Dow, R-Lincoln, has announced the local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation work plan for calendar years 2019, 2020, and 2021. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than $2.44 billion and encompasses 2,193 projects across Maine.