This Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1-6 p.m. at the Damariscotta Baptist Church, at 4 Bristol Road in Damariscotta, a lovely “Frozen” festival and princess tea party is planned. Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, and another princess are going to visit. There will be games, face painting, dancing, music, and food.
People to People is a cooperative ministry of Lincoln County churches and local donors. People to People offers free clothing and household items from 4-6 p.m. each Monday. They will no longer be open Thursday evenings.
State Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos, I-Friendship, testified at a hearing before the Maine Public Utilities Commission on July 22, arguing against a rate increase for Central Maine Power Co. and demanding refunds for overcharged ratepayers.
The alewife festival is over, but the beloved river herring continue to populate Damariscotta Lake. The adult alewives are making their return down the ladder and to the sea. The eggs they did lay are now millions of tiny alewives. They can be easily seen while wading into the lake. In a few months these fish will grow to 4-5 feet long and follow the remaining mature alewives down the river to the open ocean.
With high heat in the forecast, the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency has compiled a list of cooling centers open throughout Lincoln County on Sunday, July 21.
The grandchildren of Pam and Gary Sawyer, of New Harbor and Massachusetts, are here for a week with their grandparents. It has been dubbed Grandma Camp. They do the things kids do in summer — beach, boating, and some volleyball. They visit with friends and get in some swimming and kayaking. They also devote several days to helping others.
Due to the high temperatures forecast for the weekend, Alna’s emergency management agency director will open a cooling shelter at the fire station, 1579 Alna Road, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.
Invasive forest pests like the emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid are already having devastating impacts on Maine’s forests; browntail moth is affecting human health as well as tree health; and Asian long-horned beetle, with a large host range, could be the next invader on the horizon.
The long-awaited 2019 version of the Lincoln County Road Atlas, published by Lincoln County Publishing Co., is now available.
Every first Saturday after Labor Day since 2002, 100 or so Midcoast Maine people have dedicated that day to participate in the Community Housing Improvement Project’s Community Cares Day.
In its ongoing mission to cultivate curiosity, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will host educator and nature photographer Samuel Jaffe and The Caterpillar Lab July 25-29. Jaffe, who has been raising caterpillars since childhood, has spent years educating the public about the importance of, in his words, “the little monsters living unseen around us that seem effortlessly to reveal to people the value of the natural spaces around them.”
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will host its annual open house at its East Boothbay campus at 60 Bigelow Drive on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event gives the public a rare opportunity to get hands-on with ocean science at the state-of-the-art laboratory and meet some of the world’s tiniest – and more important – sea life.
Made in Lincoln County, the fourth issue of Lincoln County Magazine for 2019, will hit newsstands later this month with local copies of The Lincoln County News.
Tony Gallace, of the Feed the Need program, is restoring the Otis Benner Farm & Forgery on Route 1 in Waldoboro, between the Medomak Veterinary office and Harvest Moon. Recently the windows in the old farmhouse were shot out, along with one window in his car.