Maine’s iconic coastal sentinels take center stage during Maine’s ninth annual Open Lighthouse Day to be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 9. Twenty-five lighthouses will be open to the public throughout the state, offering free entry for visitors on this one day.
On Aug. 15, the Waldoboro Food Pantry served 57 households with food assistance consisting of food items purchased from Hannaford Supermarket in Waldoboro and the Common Market in Union, as well as from Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn. Many bakery items were furnished to the households from Borealis Breads in Waldoboro and from the Cupboard Collective in Auburn.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA announced the launch of its 2017 annual fund drive on July 13. This year’s theme is “Our Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause.” Funds raised through the annual drive provide an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the children, families, and seniors in the region.
A quilt raffle will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Bristol Area Library, 619 Old County Road, Pemaquid (Bristol).
Retired banker and real estate agent Alden McFarland calls lobstering his therapy. He has been lobstering most of his life and, like most fishermen, loves his time on the water. He calls himself a fair-weather lobsterman, and with just 200 traps, it is more of a hobby than a career.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf, a nonprofit in Wiscasset committed to helping to ease food insecurity, has been selected as a beneficiary of Hannaford Supermarket’s Cause Bag program for the month of September. The Hannaford Cause Bag program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local hunger relief organizations through the sale of reusable Fight Hunger bags.
The American Red Cross of Maine is teaming up with local partners to make residents of Southport, Boothbay, and Boothbay Harbor safer by installing free smoke alarms in their homes on Saturday, Aug. 26.
A community prayer drop box is ready to accept prayers at Edgecomb Community Church. The wooden box painted gray is located to the left of the front entrance of Edgecomb Community Church, at 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb. Recently installed, the prayer drop box is available for anyone who would like to leave a request for a prayer, either for themselves or others. When requesting a prayer, one may remain anonymous or sign one’s name or initials.
Newcastle Chrysler will offer a 2017 Jeep Cherokee as the prize for hitting a hole-in-one on the third hole at the ninth Annual Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament at the Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole on Saturday, Sept. 2, with a rain date of Sept. 3.
Saturday, Nov. 25 will kick off the holiday season in the Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle with Villages of Light, a Christmas extravaganza for all ages.
Stephanie Cheney sees potential for “students to shine, become leaders, and do things they would otherwise not be able to do” when empowered with technology. A proponent of project-based learning, Lincoln Academy’s new academic technology coordinator looks forward to realizing the possibilities of the school’s cutting-edge ATEC building while “working with students” directly to explore their interests.
There has been a change to the schedule for the artist talks this week during the Maine Coast Stone Symposium at Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay Harbor. Due to a family emergency, Mark Herrington has to be away for a few days.
Despite threatening weather on Saturday morning, Aug. 12, the fourth annual Olde Bristol Days Vintage Car Show hosted a multitude of collectible cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The event, free for all vehicles, has evolved into a popular, fun attraction for the entire family during Olde Bristol Days.
Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick and Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Edgecomb are the proud owners of a new state-of-the-art mobile surgery unit, made possible through a $50,000 grant from Petco Foundation, an anonymous matching gift donation, and many additional donations from shelter supporters.