Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Feb 06, 2014

Municipal Meetings

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

The Conservation Commission meets Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The Selectmen meet Monday as well, at 6 p.m., meeting televised.

The Selectmen Budget Review meeting is Tuesday the 11th at 6 p.m.

The second Selectmen Budget Review meeting will be held Wednesday the 12th at 6.

Also, Wednesday the Planning Board meets at 7, meeting televised.

School

Basketball Awards Night, a big one for the Lynx boys team, winners of the Busline League Championship, will take place Wednesday the 12th at Walsh Common.

Kindergarten pre-registration has begun; if you have a child turning 5 on or before Oct. 15, call Marie at the school, 763-3366 to pre-register.

Benefit Potluck

This Saturday, the 8th, from 1 p.m. until gone, there will be a potluck at the Grange to benefit Bill Feener, who lost his garage and business equipment in a fire Christmas Eve; adults $8, children $4. All donations will be appreciated. If you’d like to cook for the potluck call 763-3298.

Library

Hours at the Community Library will be Tuesdays 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays 2 to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by and look around, get your free library card, check out a book or two and chat with the librarians. The library will be staffed with volunteers, headed up by the library committee – Sheila Polson, Lois Lyman and Kathleen Oliver.

Lincolnville Bulletin Board

Another reminder that it’s easy to join the 400-member Lincolnville Bulletin Board, the on-line Google group. Members (all of whom either live in Lincolnville, or summer here, or have a business here) post messages about lost or found pets, stuff for sale or to give away, places to rent, Lincolnville business news, upcoming events and lots more. Those messages then come as an email to the other members; you can set up your membership so you get all the messages, or only get a digest of the messages once a day or once a week, or just read them on the website with no email. To join send me (see above) your email address and I’ll add you to the group.

Around Town

Several people are reporting bluebird sightings. Don French at the Beach says he’s had several bluebirds handing in his backyard, the most he’s ever seen at one time. I’m jealous, as I’ve never had a bluebird here.

Have you noticed the hay bales near the library in the Center? The sign indicates this is a community compost pile, and sure enough, one recent cold, cold morning I saw a woman, all bundled up, dumping a bucket of, I assume, kitchen scraps onto the pile. Now there’s the triumph of hope over brutal reality. Spring will come, the pile will thaw out and start to work its magic, turning the contribution of a frozen morning into soil. If you’re a dedicated composter, saver of potato peelings and egg shells, coffee grounds and apple cores why not bring your full bucket to the community pile? Come spring it will go to nourish the new plantings around the library site.

I spent an afternoon last week placing my seed order online. And coincidentally, a friend gave me a half gallon of worm tea. Mmmmm, you say. This is the liquid she regularly drains off from the worm bin she keeps in her cellar way. The tea is very good for plants, and I plan to use it on my seedlings this spring.

Have you ever raised worms? My friend is giving me a spare bin she has, along with some starter worms. They eat garbage, all except bones, dairy and grease, another alternative to taking trips to the compost pile.

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