The Lincoln County News has an opening for a full-time reporter and photographer to cover local government, breaking news, business news, community events, and courts; write features; and perform other tasks as necessary under the direction of the editor. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for community journalism. Requirements: experience or relevant education; strong reporting, writing, […]
“I want to experience Thanksgiving with a family here because I like to make a lot of friends and practice my English and enjoy Thanksgiving,” said Shuyu Pang, a junior at Lincoln Academy from Tianjin, China. “In China we don’t have Thanksgiving and we don’t know what people do to celebrate it.”
Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter announced Friday, Sept. 29 that the shelters have been selected to participate in Subaru of New England’s #SNELovesPets social media campaign to earn up to $10,000 in grant money from the New England company.
Stephanie Poland, the owner of Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta, has announced that the ice cream stand will donate all proceeds from the sales of the closing day of its season to help Alice Skiff. Alice is a 13-year-old from Newcastle who is undergoing chemotherapy after having surgery to remove a brain tumor in October of last year. This special event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In respect for the victims of the horrific shootings in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Friday, Oct. 6.
It all begins in May, when hundreds of cultivated giant-pumpkin seedlings are distributed free to volunteer growers. By Columbus Day weekend, the Midcoast Maine towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle have been transformed into a living art gallery of giant decorated pumpkins. Then the insanity of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta –which runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 9 this year — begins.
The Midcoast Friends Meeting has welcomed on its campus in Damariscotta the construction of a permanent storage space for the diaper supply of the Ecumenical Diaper Bank. The Ecumenical Diaper Bank provides a supplementary supply of diapers to low-income families to enable them to change their children’s diapers with appropriate frequency.
The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, next on October 3. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
The Lincoln County Ecumenical Committee for Haiti has announced that its annual Haiti benefit dinner will be prepared this year by the Newcastle Publick House staff and kitchen under the supervision of chef-owner Alex Nevens. The annual dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle. Nevens plans an authentic Haitian menu.
On Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the United States Postal Service in Damariscotta will join in celebrating the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta by offering souvenir postmarks at the Damariscotta post office, 173 Main St., Damariscotta.
Pemaquid Watershed Association and Damariscotta River Association will conduct a work day at Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol on Saturday, Sept. 30. Trail crew members are needed to improve sections of the preserve’s three-mile trail system.
Less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle, and on Sept. 20, six local Eagle aspirants passed a major milestone in their quest for scouting’s highest honor when they passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review. Among the six was Boy Scout Madison Allen, of Jefferson Troop 216.
On Monday, Sept. 25, more than 700 moose hunters will enter the Maine woods seeking Maine’s most majestic mammal. This is the 37th year of Maine’s modern moose hunt, a hunt which resumed in 1980 after being closed since 1936.
On Monday, Sept. 18, Shannon Mahan and Andrew Federman of MAC Tree Service in Pemaquid and a group of volunteers donated their time and expertise to tackle some of the bigger groundskeeping needs at the Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro.