All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The Conservation Commission meets Monday the 17th, 4 p.m. at the Lincolnville Improvement Association building.
The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee meets Tuesday the 18th at 6:30 p.m.
The Board of Appeals meets Thursday the 20th at 7 p.m.
In addition to three new teachers – Andrea Conover in kindergarten, Carolyn Russo in grade six language arts and gifted & talented, and Kim Flewelling, speech and language therapist – LCS has a new director of food service, Linette Crockett and a director of After-School programs, Maureen Kremin.
The Cross Country team has meets every Thursday throughout the fall starting today, the 13th, at Oceanside West in Rockland; the girls run at 4 p.m. and the boys at 4:45 p.m. LCS will host a meet Sept. 27.
The soccer team starts their season this week as well, with a game Monday at Hope, and home games Wednesday and Friday against Vinalhaven and Nobleboro, respectively. Soccer games start at 3:45 p.m., and the community is always welcome at school games and meets. To see the full schedule of LCS sports go to lcs.lincolnville.k12.me.us/ and click on “Sports.”
This Saturday, the 15th, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tranquility Grange will put on a public supper featuring baked beans, casseroles, salads and homemade desserts. Cost is $8; ages 5to 12 are $4, younger than 4 and older than 90 are free. Contributions of food or vegetables from the garden are welcome! Contact Jackie at 763-4504 or Rosemary at 763-3343. All proceeds benefit the Grange Restoration Fund; next project is shingling half the roof.
Lincolnville Women’s Club
"Thomas Jefferson, His Kitchen Gardens & Menus" is the featured topic at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of Lincolnville Women's Club. The noon gathering takes place at the L.I.A. building, 33 Beach Road. Prospective members are welcome to attend.
Please bring a casserole, salad or dessert for the pot luck. President Janet Plausse will preside; Lauralee Clayton is the speaker. Following the talk, members plan to make rice bags for patient use through Kno-Wal-Lin. For information, call 789-5811.
Plans are coming together for next week-end’s Fall Festival. Saturday, Sept. 22, is the date; the parade starts at 10 a.m. and promises to be the biggest and best parade Lincolnville’s seen in years!
Also, anyone in the community is welcome to set up shop during the day to sell whatever you want to raise money for your favorite cause, for your own business, or just for yourself. All you need is a table, the sale items, change and bags. To sign up for your spot – no charge – contact Marilyn Thorell, 322-2679 or 763-3940.
Horse-drawn Wagon Tours
Sept. 30, a Sunday, Montville Historical Society will have horse-drawn wagon tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. of Frye Mountain, once home to many families. The land was bought by the federal government in the 1930s. The wagons will travel past the sites of old farms, schools and cemeteries and stories will be told of those old days.
Pre-register by calling Barbara Boulay at 589-4414.
An exhibit of Karl Gerstenberger and Keith Carver’s bird photographs is on display in the Picker Room at Camden Public Library. They’re quite amazing; stop in and take a look.
Here are seven reasons I love the Lincolnville Farmers’ Market:
1. We've tried new foods: the latest is squid from Stephanie Lippman's seafood. We love calamari at restaurants, but I'd never dreamed of cooking it myself. Good old Google showed me how to make it; cut it into rings, shake in a bag of flour, deep fry. Done in 5 minutes and every bit as good as we've ever had.
2. Rose Thomas’ bread, especially her semolina. We eat it up in a couple of days, then throw the heels into the freezer. Today I'm making Fresh Tomato & Bread Soup (Google it) with the abundance of tomatoes this year and those heels.
3. Also, the treats — scones, cinnamon buns, warm Danish and more — that Rose brings every Saturday.
4. Richard Lenfest's maple syrup, maple-made pies, and blueberries in season.
5. Ararat Farms produce is so beautiful I almost wish I didn't have a garden bursting with vegetables at home.
6. Browsing the shelves of the library and ongoing book sale while enjoying a cup of Green Tree's Lincolnville-roasted-and-ground coffee.
7. Best of all is the chance to visit with friends and neighbors. Last winter and spring the place was packed every Saturday morning with shoppers, coffee-drinkers, readers and kids. Let's continue to support our vendors; we'll all benefit! The market is located in the former Grampa Hall’s in the Center and is open Saturdays, 9 to noon.
Have you noticed the fleet — well, three — of little mail trucks parked at the Beach Post Office? Or more likely, you’ve seen them driving around, delivering the mail. From now on our rural delivery people will be using them instead of their own vehicles.
A Good Mama
A hen turkey, making her home on either side of Ducktrap Road near Maplewood Cemetery, has managed to bring up all seven of her chicks to adolescence this summer. We see her most every day on our way back from the Beach, and so did a runner-house guest earlier in August. Now that they’re teenagers I wonder if she’ll be able to keep them so close…?