The Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club is launching a new summer effort to help feed hungry children in Lincoln County. Through the generosity of Supplies Unlimited in Damariscotta, a shed opposite the store on Business Route 1 will be used by volunteers from the Rotary Club to distribute free food to children up to age 18 on a walk-in basis. Both food for immediate snacking and food to prepare at home will be supplied.
Twenty years ago, LincolnHealth became the first hospital in Maine and the fifth in the nation to be designated baby-friendly by the World Health Organization. To celebrate this achievement, the LincolnHealth — Miles Campus maternity staff will host a community ice cream social at Damariscotta River Association’s Darrows Barn in Damariscotta on Sunday, July 30 from 1-3 p.m.
The Pemaquid Beach Park snack bar is under new management due to the illness of the snack bar’s contract operator, Stuart Mason.
More than 80 Maine farms will be open to the public on Sunday, July 23 for the 28th annual Open Farm Day. Open Farm Day is an opportunity for consumers to learn about Maine food producers and for farms to show the public their products. Participating farms are generally open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Bristol Area Lions Club will sell raffle tickets in front of Reilly’s Market in New Harbor every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of August. A drawing will take place on Labor Day at the Willing Workers Hall for a $250 gift card to L. L. Bean. Second prize will be a dozen lobsters from Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf, and third prize will be a $50 gift certificate to The Anchor in Round Pond.
Central Lincoln County YMCA announces the launch of its 2017 annual fund drive with the theme “Our Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause.” Funds raised through the annual drive will provide an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the children, families and seniors in our region.
The American Red Cross of Maine and the Waldoboro Fire Department are teaming up to install free smoke alarms in residents’ homes and help people prepare for home fires. The Red Cross, the fire department, and community volunteers will perform the installations on Saturday, July 22.
LincolnHealth medical professionals are offering new classes and programs to teach and encourage community members to eat more nutritious, balanced meals to help improve their overall health and well-being.
The mission of Oxbow Brewing Company is to utilize the creation of unique, complex, and refreshing beer as an opportunity to build culture and community — and what better way to achieve it than by providing fresh draft beer, live music, locally sourced food in support of local conservation efforts! Oxbow Brewing Company will host live music events this summer at its tasting room in Newcastle as well as at the Damariscotta River Association’s Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm.
The Waldoboro Conservation Commission has scheduled the official opening of the Town Forest Trail for Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. This trail, which passes through an ancient hemlock forest, is an important site for hiking and cross-country skiing.
The Newcastle Historical Society Museum will open for its 16th year on Saturday, July 1. As in the past, hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday in July and August. There is no admission charge.
Several local organizations are coming together to provide youth with free, healthy meals throughout the summer through the USDA funded Summer Meals program. The program is open to all children ages 18 and under, no questions asked and no registration required. While many sites offer programming, kids do not need to be enrolled in programs in order to receive meals. Healthy Lincoln County sponsors the participating organizations, and all together they served more than 12,000 meals last summer.
The Ecumenical Council on Homeless Prevention was honored by Tedford Housing on Thursday evening, June 14, with the Tedford Home Award for the council’s work in homeless prevention.
The Community Housing Improvement Project Inc. Community Cares Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 9. While CHIP Inc. is busy throughout the year addressing people’s housing and emergency heating needs, this is the special day when 100 or more volunteer workers spend the day working on about 10 projects around Lincoln County helping make the homes of neighbors in need safer, warmer, and drier.