As the statewide response and recovery effort continues in Maine following a devastating recent wind storm that caused power outages to nearly a half-million electricity customers as well as tree damage, flooding, and property damage, many are asking how to report those damages.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15 from noon-4 p.m., the Bristol Area Library will have a bag sale. For four hours only, one can fill a bag with books for $5. People should feel free to bring their own bag.
During the month of November, several locations will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child — joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
In respect for the victims of the horrific shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent people while they were attending church, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed all United States flags and State of Maine flags to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset, Thursday, Nov. 9.
When it comes to hunger in Lincoln County, judging both by demands on local pantries and by statistical trends in the county, the state of Maine, and the U.S. as a whole, more and more people are going to bed unsure where their next meal may be coming from.
On Monday, Nov. 13, the Central Lincoln County and Boothbay Region YMCAs’ Y-Arts production of “Fall Back on Broadway” will take place at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Directed and choreographed by arts and humanities director Emily Mirabile and performed by youth in grades one through eight, the show is sure to provide an evening of fun and entertainment with music from “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” and more.
The 2017 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta is history. Only a few of the dozens of ginormous, wonderfully decorated gourds remain to be seen in the Twin Villages area. The holidays are coming. But for those intend to be serious Pumpkinfest Weigh-off contenders in 2018, now is time to prepare one’s pumpkin patch for next year’s growing season.
The Newcastle Fire Department, at 86 River Road in Newcastle, will be open from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 for those who were not able to get out on Halloween or are choosing to celebrate Halloween on Friday.
The Samoset Fish & Game Club of Bristol hosted a rifle competition on Sunday, Oct. 29. The weather started out a bit wet but ended up with sunshine.
Several local Halloween events will go on as scheduled Tuesday evening.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta is accepting applications for families in need of gifts this holiday season. Applications are now available and can be picked up at the CLC YMCA, local schools, churches, and town offices. The simple, confidential application form should be completed and returned to the CLC Y, located at 525 Main St. in Damariscotta, by Wednesday, Nov. 15.
It is time to “fall back” on the clocks on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 a.m. We return to Daylight Saving Time on March 11, 2018.
American Legion Post No. 36 Christmas Dinner: For Boothbay and the surrounding areas. Christmas meal served Monday, Dec. 25 at noon. Reservations recommended; transportation may be available. Call Barbara House by Dec. 18 at 633-7195.
The Damariscotta Police Department, Great Salt Bay Community School, and the Central Lincoln County YMCA have teamed up for this year’s Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and they are requesting help from the community to make it a success.