The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta recently announced that its CEO, Meagan Hamblett, has been hired as the executive director for the YMCA Alliances of Maine and New Hampshire/Vermont. Hamblett’s last day at the CLC YMCA is Friday, Jan. 31.
Since Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust relocated its headquarters to Round Top Farm in Damariscotta last April, the farmhouse at Salt Bay Farm on Belvedere Road has become a dedicated nature center and a hub for outdoor education. The building will be open to the public at certain times through the winter.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s community skating rink, a fixture of Damariscotta’s winter landscape since 2011, is on hiatus for this season.
Last week’s cold snap covered many lakes and ponds in ice, but with the warming temperatures this week, the Maine Warden Service is urging people to use caution before venturing out onto any ice covering Maine’s waterways.
On Dec. 16, the Central Lincoln County YMCA and the Boothbay Region YMCA opened registration for its first-ever joint program guide for the Winter I session. The session runs Jan. 6 to Feb. 29.
There will be a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mobius Inc. center, at 319 Main St., Damariscotta.
Yankee Magazine announced its 2019 Editor’s Choice Food Awards in November and selected Lakin’s Gorges Cheese’s “Rockweed” cheese as one of the top 10 foods in New England.
Lincoln County food pantry information:
Grants of up to $2,500 are available through the Maine Community Foundation to help communities be more supportive of older people’s health, well-being, and ability to age in the community. The grants will support community planning and development and implementation of programs that increase opportunities for people over 60 to stay in their communities as they age.
The Lincoln County News will publish a day early the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day: Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 31.
All are invited to attend the free annual Boothbay Region Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Industrial Drive in Boothbay. The snow date is Thursday, Dec. 26.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the headquarters of the local charity organization Noah’s Dragons as it begins its annual holiday toy drive for the kids at Spring Harbor Psychiatric Hospital in Westbrook.
District Attorney Natasha Irving will speak about restorative justice at the next Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment Services Advisory Team meeting, set for Thursday, Dec. 19 from 7:30-9 a.m. The meeting will take place at the LincolnHealth Education Department, 66 Chapman St., Damariscotta, in classroom 4.
For the second year in a row, the Alna Snowmobile Club swept both the Spirit Award and the People’s Choice Award for its entry in the Parade of Lights.
Entomologists from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are reminding everyone that now is the best time to remove browntail caterpillars from trees. Browntail caterpillars cause a poison ivy-like rash and they are impacting a broad swath of Maine. Contact with this caterpillar’s hairs can cause severe reactions for some individuals.