Jan. 1 marked the official merger between Medomak Valley Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy. As a result, Midcoast Conservancy now comprises conserved lands and trails stretching from Bristol and Friendship to Montville, as well as the watersheds of the Medomak and Sheepscot rivers and Damariscotta Lake.
The Substance Use Prevention Partnership of Lincoln County is seeking new community members, including youths, to join the coalition. The next meeting is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, in the blue room of the ATEC building. All community members are invited to attend this special meeting during which priorities for the upcoming year will be discussed.
Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies, and swimming for the first time. This summer, one can join volunteer Fresh Air host families in the Midcoast region of Maine and open one’s heart and home to a Fresh Air child.
First National Bank recently pledged $50,000 to Inn Along the Way in Damariscotta in support of its Chapman Farm campaign.
As a capstone to her inaugural week in office, Gov.-elect Janet Mills is encouraging the people of Maine to participate in a statewide Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of a new year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution can be easy, sticking to them is hard. A YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions. Many (71 percent) tried, but stated that they fell short of their goals, while 40 percent confessed that they gave up within the first few months, even weeks, of the new year.
Post offices across Maine will be open for business on Monday, Dec. 31. However, some may have earlier closings or schedules for collection of blue boxes on the street. Check with any local office for details.
Hundreds of readers submitted thousands of photos to The Lincoln County News’ reader photo contest in its second year. Now it will be up to readers to decide which of the 12 finalists will win the 2018 #LCNme365 photo contest.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, a small contingent of Waldoboro Lions made a visitation to both the Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Togus facility in Augusta.
The Lincoln County News judges have spoken. Now it’s up to readers to decide the December winner of the #LCNme365 photo contest.
The Lincoln County News office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases – normally 5 p.m. Monday – is 5 p.m. Friday for the Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 editions. The deadline for advertisements is noon Friday.
The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta plans a storewide half-price sale for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Area students recently learned about community journalism and the importance of local newspapers through classroom visits from a Lincoln County News staffer and tours of LCN headquarters.
Union Church of South Bristol, located at Middle Road and Route 129 in South Bristol, will hold a Longest Night service, aka Blue Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m.