All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The School Committee meets Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.
The Planning Board meets Wednesday the 7th at 7 p.m., meeting televised.
The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday the 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Pumpkin Run this Saturday, Oct. 5, a one-mile family run/walk at the school. Starting at 9 a.m., rain or shine, and on a course of one mile, students will be able to earn a pumpkin charm for their Mileage Club collection. Feel free to bring family and friends of all ages!
The combined staffs of Hope, Appleton and Lincnolnville have been working together to identify standards for learning or what our students need to know. Along with these standards comes the need to be able to tell if students are, in fact, learning them. As a result the grade reports will be changing to reflect this. A good explanation can be read in the latest Lynx Tracks, the LCS newsletter. It also can be read at the new school website, fivetowns.net/lcs.
To help parents understand these changes in regard to grading, an informational meeting will take place Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Walsh Common.
Lincolnville Central School’s cross country teams (boys and girls) both placed first at the home meet last week. Racing against teams from three area middle schools – Belfast’s Troy Howard, Searsport and Appleton – LCS runners had a great day. Their next meet will be at Medomak on Thursday the 3rd; the girls run at 4 and the boys at 4:45 p.m.
The Lynx soccer team, a co-ed team, plays Hope at home Wednesday the 2nd and on Friday the 4th they play Bristol, also at LCS. Both games start at 3:15 p.m.
Free Performance of “Peter and the Wolf”
The National Marionette Theatre will present “Peter and the Wolf” Friday the 4th, 7 p.m. in Walsh Common, a performance that will be enjoyed by all ages. Sponsored by Waldo County Hospital, admission is free, though donations will be gladly accepted.
If you’ve lived in Lincolnville for any length of time you probably knew Jackie Watts. She passed away at her home in the Center last Friday with her large and loving family filling the house many of them grew up in. My favorite memory of Jackie is her 5 a.m. phone calls; I was the only other person she could be sure would be up to listen enthusiastically to her latest ideas of “what we should do.” The “we” meant the Lincolnville Historical Society, and she certainly had many ideas over the years. The first and best was to start a local historical society, back in 1975. Her four scrapbook histories of Lincolnville followed, the books we refer to as the white book, the red book, the blue book and the green book. You’re an oldtimer if you have all four on your shelves. (For those who don’t, they’re still available at the Schoolhouse Museum, second floor of the L.I.A. building at the Beach.)
The sheds currently being built on the lot with the new library in the Center are the Historical Society’s latest idea — a place to display the larger items used in town during the past century or so. Agricultural, marine, lime burning, and winter apparatus will be on display in these sheds — the Jackie Young Watts Open Air Museum.
Jackie’s service will be Sunday the 6th at 2 p.m. at United Christian Church. I’m guessing the old Meeting House will be packed.