LCI’s fiber optic network, known as O.P.E.N., is now available to many homes and business in the following Midcoast communities: Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Waldoboro, Damariscotta, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, Nobleboro, Newcastle, Alna, South Bristol, Bristol, New Harbor, and Bremen.
In late January, Healthy Kids will offer the official Maine Office of Child and Family Services mandated reporter training required for all professionals and volunteers interfacing with children in any capacity.
Vietnam veteran Bob Emmons will discuss his experience bringing wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a special 3 p.m. presentation on Friday, Jan. 27 at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner St., Damariscotta.
Edgecomb Community Church is undertaking a renewed fundraiser from a few years ago. Super Bowl submarine sandwiches will be made and sold by the church’s mission committee in order to raise funds for its ongoing local charitable works.
Lincoln County Friends in Service Helping – aka LC FISH — is a volunteer driving service for residents of Lincoln County. All rides are free, with drivers donating their time, vehicle, and gas.
A Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. The purpose of the meeting is to brief community members on the addiction problem in Lincoln County, provide an update on the “Bridges to Recovery” and prevention efforts, and seek answers to the questions “How can we help?” and “What else can we do to be part of the solution?”
Registration is open for the ninth annual school-vacation adventure camp at Kieve-Wavus. Children in grades Pre-K through fifth are invited to join the Kieve-Wavus Leadership School staff for an adventure-filled day camp Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 21-24.
The Pemaquid Watershed Association is currently offering its semiannual midwinter bird-seed sale featuring the best seed varieties, including different types of sunflower seeds as well as thistle seed.
Post offices across Maine will be open New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, with no change in delivery, window service, or collection hours. However, there will be no delivery of mail and no collection of mail on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 and post offices across the state will be closed for the day.
Maine State Senator Dana Dow, R-Lincoln, has been named chair of the Maine Legislature’s Taxation Committee by Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Waldo. In addition to dealing with Maine’s tax structure, the committee is responsible for overseeing the Maine Residents Property Tax Program, property valuation and assessment, municipal revenue sharing, and other tax issues.
With Winter Storm Fortis projected to bring heavy snowfall to much of the region, the American Red Cross in Maine is asking everyone to be prepared.
Peter Christine, of Drum and Drum Real Estate, had been noting the increase in solar panel installations around the county, but consistently heard about how the savings in electrical bills translated into a somewhat long payback period.
With opportunities to get outdoors for guided hikes, learn a new craft, or enjoy a fun family event, the Damariscotta River Association has winter activities for everyone. In addition to those listed below, there are a number of programs for children, including monthly homeschool and preschool programs.
Coastal Senior College invites members of the public to take one or more of the following eight winter classes, joining people who find the stress-free environment — no homework, no tests — and daytime schedule both fun and intellectually stimulating.