Post offices throughout the state of Maine will be closed on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 20. There will be no mail delivery on that day. Delivery will resume and all offices will reopen at their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers group will hold its midwinter workshop on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be at the Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset. Morning refreshments and coffee will be provided by the group. There is no cost, but donations are accepted. Refreshment donations also accepted.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, The Rotary and Lions clubs of Damariscotta-Newcastle will sponsor another concerted step to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County, raise awareness of the hunger issue, and provide a volunteer opportunity that brings the community together to help each other.
The 2017 Northern Shrimp Cooperative Winter Sampling Program began Jan. 30.
It is a long way home for many of the international students attending Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. While the school offers comfortable dormitories while school is in session, not all of the international students are able to travel home during academic breaks. Of the 90 students attending Lincoln Academy from 19 countries this year, approximately two dozen hope to stay with local families for a week during February and April vacations.
The skills and techniques necessary to be a responsible, competent, and fun babysitter will be taught in a one-day class offered by Central Lincoln County Adult Education from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Immediately following a standing room-only meeting at the Friends Meeting House in Damariscotta on Monday, Jan. 30, a contingent of Lincoln County Indivisible members drove to Sen. Susan Collins’ Augusta office to deliver three citizen petitions about the flood of events unfolding in Washington, D.C.
For Bill Mook, coastal acidification is one thing his oyster hatchery cannot afford to ignore. Mook Sea Farm in Walpole depends on seawater from the Gulf of Maine pumped into a Quonset-hut-style building where tiny oysters are grown in tanks. Mook sells these tiny oysters to other oyster farmers or transfers them to his oyster farm on the Damariscotta River where they grow large enough to sell to restaurants and markets on the East Coast.
A benefit pig-roast dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Thompson Community Center, at 51 S. Union Road in Union, for the Rhodes family. There will be a silent auction, a pie auction, and a 50/50 raffle.
The board of trustees at Coastal Studies for Girls in Freeport has formally announced that Jennifer Mathews has been unanimously selected as the school’s interim head of school.
Damariscotta Hardware will give a $20 gift card to everyone who adopts one of the 24 shelter pets on the sponsorship page in this edition.
Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Lincoln County Fund through the Community Building Grant Program of the Maine Community Foundation.
LCI’s fiber optic network, known as O.P.E.N., is now available to many homes and business in the following Midcoast communities: Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Waldoboro, Damariscotta, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, Nobleboro, Newcastle, Alna, South Bristol, Bristol, New Harbor, and Bremen.
In late January, Healthy Kids will offer the official Maine Office of Child and Family Services mandated reporter training required for all professionals and volunteers interfacing with children in any capacity.