As it snows throughout much of Maine and the temperatures drop, it is the time of year when driving in winter storms becomes more prevalent and many people begin to use their heating sources more frequently, causing the number of home fires to go up.
Central Maine Power Co. is urging its customers to follow some simple electrical-safety and energy-saving tips so they can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
The American Legion Post #36 will serve a free Christmas dinner from noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 25 for residents of Boothbay and the surrounding area at 25 Industrial Park Drive, Boothbay. Reservations are recommended. Call Barbara House by Friday, Dec. 16 at 633-7195.
For more than 20 years, Northeast Transport in Waldoboro has helped the Bruce Roberts Fund in Portland bring Christmas toys to local children in need.
The Great Salt Bay Community School Parent-Teacher Organization would like to introduce its new co-presidents, Douglas Straus and Liza Fleming-Ives. They were voted in at the PTO’s Nov. 17 meeting, taking over for Amy Krawic, who has served as PTO president and a volunteer with the PTO for many years.
Christmas is just around the corner, traditionally a time for folks to reflect and be thankful for their blessings throughout the year.
Every year since 1992, wreaths from Maine have been transported to Arlington National Cemetery to be placed on the graves of veterans for the holiday season. Since that time, Wreaths Across America has become an annual national endeavor. The escort to Arlington starts Sunday, Dec. 11 in Harrington, and finishes on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Arlington National Cemetery.
The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, next on Dec. 6. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
The Waldoboro Public Library’s “Centennial Cookbook” is here, just in time for the holidays.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA is accepting applications for families in need of gifts this holiday season. Those in need may pick up an application from the CLC YMCA, local schools, churches, and town offices. The simple, confidential application form should be returned by the CLC Y, located at 525 Main St. in Damariscotta, by Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Those who served in the U. S. military or are the widow or dependent of a veteran may be entitled to benefits. Maine has a variety of benefits available to qualifying veterans and dependents in addition to those offered by the federal government.
Dr. Rifat Zaidi’s photographs of flowers and wildlife, and of Paris and ancient forts, are helping to bring a new world of opportunity to girls in one of the poorest regions of Pakistan.
Osier’s Wharf, at 2104 State Route 129 in South Bristol, near The Gut, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. For more information or to place an order, call 644-8101.
Starting Monday, Nov. 28, the Central Lincoln County YMCA will begin a new membership campaign titled “Try the Y for Free while Supporting the Giving Tree Community Event.” The campaign will run through Friday, Dec. 9.