Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Jan 16, 2014

Municipal Meetings

All meetings are at the town office, 493 Hope Road, unless otherwise noted.

The Budget Committee meets with provider agencies Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m.

Town Office

The office is closed Monday the 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

All sorts of information and services can be found on the town’s website, town.lincolnville.me.us/ You can:

Find out when town committees are meeting; sign up for email notifications of Selectmen agendas, emergency notices, job opportunities, planning board agendas, request for proposals, and Town Meeting warrants; request an absentee ballot; register a motor vehicle, ATV, snowmobile, trailer; renew a dog or driver’s license, as well as a state-issued ID; buy a hunting or fishing license and even pay your property taxes.

LBB

Thanks to Dave Kinney for posting the above on the LBB (Lincolnville Bulletin Board). And by the way, if you’re a Lincolnville resident, full or part time, or have an interest in the doings around town, you can sign up for the Bulletin Board. This is a Google Group with 394 members who post all sorts of queries, information and notices such as “I’ve lost a cat” to “A stray cat is hanging around my house” to “Looking for odd jobs” to “I need someone to shovel my walk” to “woodstove for sale” to “need a used woodstove.” Local events are posted here, reminders of upcoming meetings, house rentals, and lots more. Lincolnville businesses are welcome to post as well.

An email sent to the group goes out to all members, though you can edit your own membership to receive a daily or weekly digest of all emails sent, or, like most people, simply have all emails come to your mailbox. The LBB isn’t a discussion group, though there’s often back and forth about various happenings. We steer away from political and religious discussion, though political meetings or church event announcements are OK. Most would agree that the LBB is useful and often entertaining. Let me know if you’d like to be added to the group.

School

The grades 6 through 8 Winter Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 6:30 p.m.

The following sixth-graders were chosen to participate in the District III Honors Band: Ellie Silverio (flute), Hope Osgood (clarinet), Kasey Wood (alto sax), Lulu Lydon (trumpet), and Natalie O'Neil (euphonium). They will travel with LCS’ five honors chorus musicians to Maranacook on March 7 for a performance with other District III schools. Congratulations!

December Students of the Month include: Kindergarten, RJ Bixby and Abby Strout; first-grade, Lucy O’Brien; second-grade, McKinley Boetsch and Freya Hurlburt; third-grade, Skyler Joy and Lucas Moody; fourth-grade, Izzy Kinney; fifth-grade, Owen Markowitz; sixth-grade, Hayden Thibeault; seventh-grade, Izzy Lang; and eighth-grade, Emma Hallundbaek.

The winner of this year’s LCS Geographic Bee is sixth-grader Lulu Lydon; runners up were sixth-grader Hayden Thibeault, eighth-grader Andy Pitcairn, and sixth-grader Tristan Black. Lulu will take a written test to become one of the 100 Maine students eligible to compete in the state bee.

Communities That Care

A panel discussion will be held on “Our Changing Community” on Thursday the 23rd, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Street Methodist Church. Questions to be considered include: what is the impact of this changing community on our youngest students; what is the reality of the demographic change in our Five Town community; what is the capacity of families to assist their young people when they run into difficulty, and how to help them thrive?

Library Volunteers

Anyone interested in volunteering at the new Lincolnville Community Library is invited to a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m. at the library at 208 Main St. in Lincolnville Center. This will be a time for people to learn about the various ways they might help and for library staff to hear what potential volunteers are most interested in doing.

The library is scheduled to open in its new home in the renovated Center schoolhouse the beginning of February. The plan is to be open 15 hours per week and have a variety of programs, such as a book discussion group, a meeting time for seniors and a children’s story hour. The library will also sponsor workshops on everything from digital technology to gardening and traditional crafts. Volunteers will be needed to help with these programs as well as with staffing. There will also be opportunities to help with book sales and other fundraising projects. For more information, call 763-3098.

Alumni Association

The Board of the Camden High School Alumni Association has made a change in the annual banquet; starting this year the banquet will take place Friday night. This year’s will be Aug. 9, 2014, and as usual, held at Point Lookout. This year’s reunion classes will be 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964.

Around Town

Grace Harrison, daughter of Bill and Jill Harrison and LCS graduate, has been nominated to all four military academies – Naval Academy at Annapolis, West Point, the Air Force Academy and King’s Point Merchant Marine Academy. She’s currently a senior at CHRHS. Wonderful!

The Farmers’ Market is still open Saturdays, starting at 8 a.m. this week with hot coffee and sweets. Though with only one vendor, Dick Lenfest has added eggs to his usual offerings of maple syrup and maple products, pies, baked beans and sweets. Stop by for a cup of coffee and say “hi!”

For the record, the Beach tree lights were installed this year by Bob Plausse and Jeremy Howard, with Brian Cronin’s help, using Jeremy’s rig to get up in the tree.

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