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.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust and the Town of Damariscotta are partnering to organize a physically distant community-wide trash pickup in celebration of Earth Day 2020. Between April 27 and April 30, Damariscotta residents are encouraged to pick up litter in front of their homes and businesses.
The Lincoln County Democratic Committee has announced Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett as the recipient of the 2020 Frances Perkins Award.
As temperatures increase, Twin Villages Foodbank Farm is preparing for its fifth season of growing fresh food for donation to area food pantries and other programs. Demand is expected to be higher than usual during this time of uncertainty and change, when many families in the local community are already feeling the impact of lost wages.
Head of School Chip DeLorenzo and Head Lower Elementary Teacher Shawnaly Tabor are filming a positive discipline YouTube series to be featured on Damariscotta Montessori School’s Facebook page. The first video explores “the brain in the palm of your hand” as a metaphor for how stress impacts our ability to think rationally and communicate calmly. Future topics will include approaches to reduce stress for the family, responding to misbehavior effectively, and building cooperation and mutual respect in children.
While the schoolhouse at the Waldoborough Historical Society is not open yet for the season, the trustees know that parents and students alike are working diligently at home to complete schoolwork. The society would like to offer students a research and writing challenge with the opportunity to win a $25 gift card to the location of their choosing. Students of all ages are encouraged to participate and the contest will be judged by grouping grades together: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.
Connecting people to plants and nature is at the heart of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ mission—a connection that’s now more important than ever. To that end, “CMBG at Home,” the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ new online collection of classes, tours, blog posts, articles, photos, and Facebook groups, ensures that garden lovers can “grow” their knowledge from home.
The Lincoln County News is seeking a full-time reporter and news intern.
Although schools and libraries are closed, the Merry Barn Writers’ Retreat encourages children to continue reading, writing, and creating. To facilitate, Merry Barn is lending books to children in the Midcoast area and will curate a collection based on kids’ wishes, use gloves and wipes to sanitize books, and leave the books on the porch by the side entrance of the barn.