All meetings are at the Town Office, 493 Hope Road, unless otherwise noted.
The Selectmen meet Monday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m., meeting televised.
The Consumer Fireworks Ordinance Committee meets Thursday the 19th and 26th at 7 p.m.
The Town Office will close at noon Dec. 24 and be closed the 25th for Christmas.
The Consumer Fireworks Ordinance Committee is seeking public input for what should or should not be included in a consumer fireworks ordinance for Lincolnville. Please send your suggestions in writing to Consumer Fireworks Ordinance Committee, c/o Lincolnville Town Office, 493 Hope Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The eighth-grade will be running a bottle drive in Lincolnville Saturday, Jan. 4, to raise funds for their class trip to Quebec City. Volunteers will drive around town and pick up your cans and bottles at the curb. Please have them bagged and out at the curb (though nobody I know actually has a curb!) no later than 9 a.m. for pickup. Plan to save your returnables from the holidays to help out the class!
Carols in the Round
This Sunday, the 22nd, the Mount View High School Chamber Singers will perform their popular Carols in the Round program at 4 p.m. at United Christian Church. The doors open at 3:30 and the audience needs to be seated by 3:55. Latecomers will be seated in the balcony. A reception will follow; donations benefit the Chamber Singers.
United Christian Church invites the community to its Candlelight Family Service Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. There will be a Christmas morning service at 10 a.m. as well.
Bayshore Baptist Church holds its Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. this year; all are welcome.
Spirit of America Award
Lincolnville Historical Society was honored to receive one of Waldo County’s Spirit of America Awards “for outstanding community service” at a ceremony in Belfast recently. The LHS was recognized for raising funds to move the Center Schoolhouse and convert it into a library.
Community Library Update
With the onset of cold weather passersby probably don’t notice much happening at the new library; the only clue that work continues is the number of vehicles parked outside most days. As one who’s been inside, all I can say is “wait until you see it!” The librarians (Sheila Polson, Loie Lyman, Kathleen Oliver and various helpers) are boxing up the books at 6 Heal Road for the move to their permanent home, with an opening date sometime in January.
Meanwhile, the Library Project committee is just $7,000 shy of their fundraising goal of $208,000. Thanks to townspeople’s generous donations of money and labor, to several Maine-based grants, and to the many local businesses for donations of services and materials, we’ve come so close to what looked like an impossible goal a year ago. By the way, if you’ve noticed the red board outside the building with business names on it, those are all business donors of more than $500 in cash or materials. All donors, big and small, will be listed on a sign inside the library.
If you’d like to help us get that final $7,000, send a check to: LHS Library Project, P.O. Box 204, Lincolnville 04849.
T-Shirts & Caps
Another way to help the library is by buying a Lincolnville T-shirt and/or ball cap. The shirts are $15 each and the caps $12, or $25 if you buy one of each. You can buy them at Drake’s in the Center or by calling me (789-5987) or Hannah Burke (323-0517). Make checks payable to LHS Library Project.
The Market is still open Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, with Richard Lenfest’s maple products, and now, eggs.
2013 Deer Hunt
Donnie Heald reports that 59 deer were tagged at the Lincolnville tagging station, aka Four Aces Arms, his new gun shop on Beach Road. The Biggest Buck prize goes to Jeremy Chalmers.
Also, concealed carry forms are available at Four Aces.
To all of you, our friends and neighbors, fellow townspeople (both year-round and snow birds) and readers of this column have a wonderful holiday!