Members of the public are invited to be part of an annual project to test the quality of water at three swimming areas on the Pemaquid Peninsula: at Biscay Beach, at the swimming hole by the dam in Bristol Mills, and at Pemaquid Beach. This data collection and tracking helps keep an eye on water quality and makes swimmers feel confident and comfortable about the area beaches.
The Ecumenical Diaper Bank is beginning its third year of distributing diapers to low-income families. This year, from Mother’s Day, on Sunday, May 14, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, Midcoast-area churches will hold diaper drives. They hope to raise enough funds and diapers with this annual drive to continue to supplement family supplies of diapers for the coming year.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta is pleased to announce the adoption of a newly revised campus-wide smoke-free policy.
All of the quilts in the display this month at Skidompha Library, at 184 Main St. in Damariscotta, have been made by the Lincoln County Quilters of Midcoast Maine. They are known as Quilts of Valor, and are part of a large nationwide effort to provide custom quilts to U.S. veterans of war.
The warmer weather is on its way, which means using proper protection methods against ticks and the diseases they carry. Maine had 1,473 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to remind people to be “tick-smart” by doing a daily tick check, since ticks are most active in warmer weather.
Spring turkey season starts on Monday, May 1 throughout Maine, but youth hunters had own day Saturday, April 29. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists believe that hunters are in for a successful season.
FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) was the beneficiary of Lincoln County SPARK for 2017. The SPARK group held a series of events beginning with the Summer 5K Run/Walk and River Cruise and a series of Healthy Holiday runs and walks during the winter, resulting in the first donation of $845.
Earlier this year, the Waldoborough Historical Society nominated Vice President Bill Maxwell for inclusion on the 2017 Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor. The honor roll is a part of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism program. Notification of Maxwell’s acceptance was received this month, and he was presented a certificate, two tickets to a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game, and a pin by President Jean Lawrence at the Waldoboro Volunteers Recognition event on Saturday, April 22.
The Central Lincoln County YMCA is proud to recognize Brie Wajer and Evan Eckel, youth board members from 2015-2017, for their recent awards for volunteerism.
Nobleboro beekeeper, master gardener, and certified horticulturist Jean Vose will share her extensive knowledge of honeybees and other pollinators – and the gardens one can plant to attract them – during two talks she will give at Ladies Day on Saturday, April 22 at Damariscotta Hardware.
The Coast Guard is reminding mariners that as the air temperature is warming, the water temperatures are still dangerously cold. With the rise in air temperature, the number of boaters, paddle craft users, and water enthusiasts taking to water activities also rises.
Volunteers are very special people, and that is never more evident than at the LincolnHealth facilities in Boothbay Harbor, and Damariscotta.
A new women’s cancer support group has been formed to serve residents of Midcoast Maine. The group’s next meeting is Wednesday, April 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 68 Chapman St., Damariscotta.
Thursday, April 13 is Maundy Thursday — Last Supper day. It is also pantry day at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf. The church meets in the same space as the Help Yourself Shelf holds it pantry on that day. Help Yourself Shelf and the church fathers believe it is important to honor both the needs of area people for food aid and the church’s Holy Week service, scheduled for 6 p.m.