FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) was the beneficiary of Lincoln County SPARK for 2017. The SPARK group held a series of events beginning with the Summer 5K Run/Walk and River Cruise and a series of Healthy Holiday runs and walks during the winter, resulting in the first donation of $845.
Earlier this year, the Waldoborough Historical Society nominated Vice President Bill Maxwell for inclusion on the 2017 Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor. The honor roll is a part of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism program. Notification of Maxwell’s acceptance was received this month, and he was presented a certificate, two tickets to a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game, and a pin by President Jean Lawrence at the Waldoboro Volunteers Recognition event on Saturday, April 22.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA is proud to recognize Brie Wajer and Evan Eckel, youth board members from 2015-2017, for their recent awards for volunteerism.
Nobleboro beekeeper, master gardener, and certified horticulturist Jean Vose will share her extensive knowledge of honeybees and other pollinators – and the gardens one can plant to attract them – during two talks she will give at Ladies Day on Saturday, April 22 at Damariscotta Hardware.
The Coast Guard is reminding mariners that as the air temperature is warming, the water temperatures are still dangerously cold. With the rise in air temperature, the number of boaters, paddle craft users, and water enthusiasts taking to water activities also rises.
Volunteers are very special people, and that is never more evident than at the LincolnHealth facilities in Boothbay Harbor, and Damariscotta.
A new women’s cancer support group has been formed to serve residents of Midcoast Maine. The group’s next meeting is Wednesday, April 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 68 Chapman St., Damariscotta.
Thursday, April 13 is Maundy Thursday — Last Supper day. It is also pantry day at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf. The church meets in the same space as the Help Yourself Shelf holds it pantry on that day. Help Yourself Shelf and the church fathers believe it is important to honor both the needs of area people for food aid and the church’s Holy Week service, scheduled for 6 p.m.
In January, February, and March, the Waldo Theatre Board of Directors conducted an online survey to help chart a course for the historic building’s future and received more than 175 responses. The Waldoboro theater has been closed since 2014 and requires significant physical repairs before it can reopen. An entirely new board of directors took on the task of revitalizing the building and the organization in July 2016.
On April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Newcastle Fire Department, 86 River Road, Newcastle, Pemaquid Oyster Co. Inc. and the Maine Department of Marine Resources will hold a public scoping session on a proposed aquaculture lease application to raise American/Eastern oysters on a site off Goose Ledges, Damariscotta River, Newcastle and Damariscotta.
The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, next on April 4. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
The Eat Soup With Nuts Mah Jongg Group played on March 23 in Waldoboro. High scorers were Cat Crozier, of Pemaquid, and Betsy Marr, of Bristol.
Chocolate Fest 2017 is for the whole family. Teens ages 13 and up are welcome to attend the event, April 1 from 7-10 p.m. Younger children are welcome to visit the child care for the event at the Bristol Congregational Church, just down the street from The 1812 Farm. There is no charge for child care.
The Waldoboro Renewable Energy Group, a subcommittee of the town’s Economic Development Committee, is hosting an informational meeting on the potential for solar energy as a renewable source to power the town’s buildings, residences, and commercial enterprises. The meeting will be held in the meeting room at the town hall on Route 1 in Waldoboro on Tuesday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.