A Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. The purpose of the meeting is to brief community members on the addiction problem in Lincoln County, provide an update on the “Bridges to Recovery” and prevention efforts, and seek answers to the questions “How can we help?” and “What else can we do to be part of the solution?”
Registration is open for the ninth annual school-vacation adventure camp at Kieve-Wavus. Children in grades Pre-K through fifth are invited to join the Kieve-Wavus Leadership School staff for an adventure-filled day camp Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 21-24.
The Pemaquid Watershed Association is currently offering its semiannual midwinter bird-seed sale featuring the best seed varieties, including different types of sunflower seeds as well as thistle seed.
Post offices across Maine will be open New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, with no change in delivery, window service, or collection hours. However, there will be no delivery of mail and no collection of mail on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 and post offices across the state will be closed for the day.
Maine State Senator Dana Dow, R-Lincoln, has been named chair of the Maine Legislature’s Taxation Committee by Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Waldo. In addition to dealing with Maine’s tax structure, the committee is responsible for overseeing the Maine Residents Property Tax Program, property valuation and assessment, municipal revenue sharing, and other tax issues.
With Winter Storm Fortis projected to bring heavy snowfall to much of the region, the American Red Cross in Maine is asking everyone to be prepared.
Peter Christine, of Drum and Drum Real Estate, had been noting the increase in solar panel installations around the county, but consistently heard about how the savings in electrical bills translated into a somewhat long payback period.
With opportunities to get outdoors for guided hikes, learn a new craft, or enjoy a fun family event, the Damariscotta River Association has winter activities for everyone. In addition to those listed below, there are a number of programs for children, including monthly homeschool and preschool programs.
Coastal Senior College invites members of the public to take one or more of the following eight winter classes, joining people who find the stress-free environment — no homework, no tests — and daytime schedule both fun and intellectually stimulating.
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the Lincoln County News will complete a transition to a new email system. All LCN email addresses now end in @lcnme.com. Email addresses that end in @lincolncountynewsonline.com are no longer in use.
The Lincoln County News office will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2 for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases – normally 5 p.m. Monday – is 5 p.m. Friday for the Dec. 29 and Jan. 5 editions. The deadline for advertisements is noon Friday.
After months of planning, preparation, and development, all five law enforcement agencies in Lincoln County are ready to launch the Bridges to Treatment program. This is a program of the Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative that formally signed a commitment on July 15 to work together to address addiction in Lincoln County.
In preparation for the move to its new location, Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta will hold a storewide half-price sale Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 21-24. Dec. 24 is the shop’s final day at its current location, 115 Elm St. The sale will be in effect during Damariscotta’s “Wrap It Up” street festival on Thursday evening, Dec. 22, and volunteers will be available for wrapping book-shop purchases.
Eco-minded Christmas shoppers might like to give a gift that supports an organization that has worked to protect and preserve the local environment since 1966 — the Pemaquid Watershed Association.