All meetings are at the town office, 493 Hope Road, unless otherwise noted.
The Budget Committee and Selectmen meet together Tuesday, March 18, to present the 2014-15 budget, 7 p.m., televised.
The Recreation Committee meets Wednesday the 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Is someone in your family going to be starting kindergarten in September 2014? Perhaps someone you know will be ready for school this fall. Please call Marie in the school office at 763-3366 and pre-register your child at your earliest convenience. Children need to be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15 in order to start school.
The whole school celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday last week. Children made their own Dr. Seuss hats, older students read his books to the younger grades and all had birthday cake with their lunch. Marty Weaver, the school librarian, organizes the festivities every year. What a great interlude in the middle of winter!
Last week 10 sixth-grade musicians -- Kirah Leigh, Bradlee Watts, Kaylee Bragdon, Renee Joy, Bella Tracy, Ellie Silverio, Hope Osgood, Kasey Wood, Lulu Lydon and Natalie O'Neil -- traveled to Maranacook in Readfield to take part in the District III Honors Festival. Congratulations to all!
Another great program is coming to LCS thanks to Partners for Enrichment: Nancy Tyndall will be bringing her wonderful Milkweed Puppet Theater to LCS’s kindergarten, first and second grades on March 18, 25 and April 2. During these workshops, students will make their own puppets and put on a puppet show. I want to be little again, learning to make puppets. . .
February’s Students of the Month are: kindergarten -Thomas Leadbetter and Dustin Dodge; first-grade - Skyla Dyer; second-grade - Jaden Johnson and Chloe Day-Lynch; third-grade - Lucy Cohen; fourth-grade - Joon Clement; fifth-grade - Hanna Hallundbaek and Sam Moody; sixth-grade - Ellie Silverio; seventh-grade - Michael Kremin; and eighth-grade - Sophia Buckley. Good job!
Music & Reflection in Lent
Sunday, March 16, HeartSong, a community based volunteer chorus, will perform songs of comfort at 4 p.m. at United Christian Church, the second in the series "Music and Reflection on the Season of Lent." Each 45-minute program includes a performance by local musicians, seasonal readings and time for quiet reflection. All welcome. Donations will benefit HeartSong's service to the community. Call Mary Schulien, UCC Music Director, for more information on these programs, at 785-3521.
Games, Book Chat and Leprechauns
The Lincolnville Community Library will sponsor several free programs during March and April in its new home at 208 Main St. in the Center.
In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, people of all ages are invited to the library to make leprechauns, Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to noon. Fun materials for the Irish holiday such as green ribbon, markers and watercolor pencils and brushes will be provided. Volunteers will be there to work with children, who must be accompanied by an adult.
The library will hold its third game night, which has already proven to be very popular, with 10 people participating the first time, on Tuesday, March 18, 5 to 8 p.m. The library has Scrabble, cribbage, cards and a few other games; people are welcome to bring their own to share. Game night will continue every first and third Tuesday of the month, including April 1 and 15.
Other programs being planned at the library include a Wednesday afternoon group for those interested in gathering to do handwork such as knitting and crocheting, and a Friday morning story time for children beginning in April.
For more information on any of these programs, call 763-4343.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust Welcomes Spring!
During an apple tree pruning workshop, sponsored by CMLT on its Stover Preserve in Belfast on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, licensed arborist Jacob DiGirolamo will teach participants how to increase light and air flow and restore neglected apple trees. Participants are invited to stay after and prune trees on the preserve; bring pruners and sharp handsaw. Please carpool if possible.
Have you ever wondered why the snow melts first in the wetlands? Or which trees bloom first in Maine? Rebecca Jacobs, Education Coordinator for the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, will answer those questions and more at presentation the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on either of these programs contact CMLT through coastalmountains.org or by calling 236-7091.
Winter Presentation & Concert at the Library
John Ford – Game Warden, Waldo County Sheriff, writer and wildlife artist – will be the speaker at the March 19 program at Lincolnville Library at 7 p.m. Following his presentation, musicians Abby & Clay -- Clayton Clemetson and Abby Leidenfrost – will perform. Clayton is primarily a New Age pianist and composer who studied Cape Breton accompaniment with Maine Fiddle Camp teacher Neal Pearlman. Abby started playing violin 10 years ago; seven of which were dedicated to classical music before she altered her interests to a more Fiddle/Celtic approach. Tickets are $10 each; since seating is limited to about 40, it’s best to reserve your tickets ahead by calling Rosey Gerry, 975-5432.
Sandy Delano, traveling home from Searsmont one evening last week spotted an entirely white deer, a buck, escorting two smaller deer, probably does, across the road. This guy has been seen around Searsmont this winter by several people. I remember when, many years ago, a partly-albino deer was shot here in Lincolnville, and several people commented that would be the last deer that hunter would get for twelve years! Something about a curse or bad luck on anyone who shot a white deer.
The cold-water faucet at the kitchen sink failed the other day. We use old-fashioned outdoor-type spigots at that sink and they usually last only a few years; the rubber washer wears out and gets jammed in there. Historically, in the long years of our lives together in this house, it has usually happened on Christmas Eve or the day of his family reunion or some other big event. As has been our pattern whenever something goes wrong with the mechanics of our lives, we’ve managed to turn a busted faucet into a major catastrophe.
Not so this time. He rummaged around in a drawer and pulled out a new, spare faucet. I went for the wrench. One shut off the water down cellar while the other manned the sink. Ten minutes, a quick Google search to brush up on how to use the silicone sealing tape, and the new faucet was installed. No bad words, no tears, no stomping out, no driving up to Bald Rock Corner to cool off. Maybe we’re actually growing up.