All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The Lakes & Ponds Committee meets Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
The Financial Advisory Committee meets Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at the town office.
A special town meeting has been called for Monday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in Walsh Common.
Lynx Tracks, the school newsletter, is better than ever this year. A link on the school’s website, fivetowns.net/lcs will take you there. In addition to LCS news there are notices of child-centered events and programs held all across the Midcoast. This makes it a great resource for parents whose children are homeschooled, attending private schools, or who are visiting the area with their kids. For instance, Camden Public Library events are listed, as well as Penobscot Bay YMCA programs, and those of other organizations from time to time.
The boys and girls cross country teams are competing in the league championship meet today, Thursday, Oct. 17 at Medomak Middle School. As grandparents of a team member, Wally and I have found ourselves reliving a part of our lives we assumed was over. That is, gathering at various athletic fields around the Midcoast, cheering on our team from the sidelines during cool, late fall afternoons. And it’s just as exciting and fun as we remember. Then there were those winter Saturdays spent in sweaty wrestling gyms, after driving three hours one way — enough said.
The Lynx coed soccer team, in third place, defeated Nobleboro last week in the quarterfinals. The team was expected to travel to Hope Oct. 16 for the semifinals. The Busline League coed championship game will be played Monday, Oct. 21 at Point Lookout, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Lincolnville Improvement Association
The last LIA meeting of the year will be held Thursday, Oct. 17. The 5:30 p.m. potluck will be followed by a presentation on the Lincolnville Boat Club. All are welcome to LIA meetings, held, of course, at the LIA building, 33 Beach Road, one-eighth of a mile from Route 1, AKA the Beach School, and home of the Schoolhouse Museum. (An email I received recently suggested that better directions be given to town buildings; not everyone knows where these places are!)
As sometimes happens, there are several events to visit this Saturday — a flea market, the farmers market, library, and a craft show.
The market, held at the corner of Heal Road and Main Street (former Grampa Hall’s, now site of the temporary library) is always lively with conversation, good food, and hot coffee. Vendors include Rose Thomas’ Dolce Vita Farm with baked goods, breads, various cheeses and jams, mixed vegetables; Richard Lenfest with pies, maple syrup, and baked beans; Josh Gerritson with organically-fed pastured meat chickens; the Milkhouse with of fresh organic raw milk, original yogurt, Greek yogurt and blueberry yogurt, eggs, beef roasts, pork including bacon, sausage, smoked ham steak and chops, and vegetables including winter squash, red and white storage onions, potatoes, kale, beets and carrots.
Lincolnville Center Flea Market
This Saturday, Oct. 19, the last Lincolnville Center Flea Market of the season will be held at the UCC Community Building (18 Searsmont Road or Route 173, next door to the United Christian Church or Old Meeting House). The doors open at 8 a.m. and close at noon. Come and browse the tables including antiques, sports equipment, household items, craft supplies, and desserts by the Donut Lady of Washington. For information call Mary Schulien, 785-3521.
Falling Leaves Craft Show
The annual LIA craft show, where tables are free for all Lincolnville residents, has a new date — Oct. 19 — and has been re-named, as well. Held at the LIA building (see above!), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be handmade crafts, knits, baked goods, pickles, jams, and holiday gifts. The Lincolnville Women’s Club will be serving corn chowder and sandwiches from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Contact Nancy Heald, 763-4280 for more information or to reserve a table.
Saturday, Oct. 26, the community is invited to an Open House at the Historical Society’s Library Project, from 3 to 5 p.m. Come for a cookie and cider, and see the transformation of the derelict Center School into a beautiful community library. And at 4 p.m., the sheds will be dedicated as the Jackie Young Watts Open Air Museum.
Alcadia Dean died last week at the age of 103; though she hadn’t lived in Lincolnville for many years, she spent a good part of her life at the farm on Belfast Road that had been her husband’s home.
Another former Lincolnville woman, Lavaughn “Vonnie” Frohock Bell, passed away on Mount Desert Island where she’d spent the past 30 or so years. We bought our house from Vonnie in 1970 and remained friends through all the years. She was 95.
My sage did very well this year, though actually it does every year. It’s pretty easy to grow sage. But what to do with it? Dry it and add to the turkey stuffing of course, or rub a handful into crumbs, crush it into a paste with another handful of garlic, then pat it all over a roast pork before cooking. My favorite sage trick this fall is to pick the fresh leaves, make a neat stack of them, and cut across into thin ribbons — is that a chiffonade? Then gently sauté them in a tablespoon or so of olive oil until they frizzle. Pour over mashed potatoes or pasta or almost anything…