All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The Board of Appeals meets Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.
The Selectmen meet Monday the 24th at 6 p.m., meeting televised.
The Lakes & Ponds Committee meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Planning Board meets Wednesday at 7 p.m., meeting televised.
The CRMS (Camden Rockport Middle School) soccer team plays at Lincolnville, Monday the 24th; the game starts at 3:45 p.m. if you’d like to come and watch.
The cross country team will be at Troy Howard Middle School on Thursday the 20th; boys run at 4 p.m. and the girls at 4:45 p.m. Thursday the 27th, the meet will be at Lincolnville.
Fall Street Festival & Parade
This Saturday, the 22nd, Lincolnville Beach will be a busy place. Vendors, including the Farmers’ Market folks, will be setting up at 9 a.m. in the Beach parking lot. Anyone in the community with things to sell is welcome to come down with a table, bags and change. There’s no charge. Let Marilyn Thorell know you’re coming by calling 322-2679 or 763-3940.
Plan to bring a chair if you want to sit back and enjoy the three bands which will be playing on Saturday. A “Beach Pebble & Stone Hunt” in the sand, and for all ages, will be at 11:30 a.m.
The parade starts at 10 a.m.; traffic will be detoured around Route 1 for the parade. Park at the school or at Western Auto and take the shuttle bus to the Beach. This promises to be a great family day, so don’t miss it!
Rocktoberfest, a six-hour music festival at the Camden Snow Bowl on Saturday the 22nd starts at 4 p.m. and will go until 10 p.m, rain or shine. Musicians include Resa Randolph, Tom Ulichny, Joseida Lord, the Zumba Dancers and featuring, from 7 to 10 p.m., Creatures of Habit.
Creatures of Habit — Rick Johnson, Chris Coconis, Phil Clement, Elwood (Zelmo) Doran, and Ezra Rugg — are known for getting people dancing. Bring a chair or blanket. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for those younger than 12. Proceeds will benefit the Hope Elephant project.
Saturday, Sept. 29, Camden District Nurses will host their annual flu shot clinic at the grange from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your Medicare card; without the card the shot is $25. Questions? Call CDNA at 230-6272 or Elaine Davis at 236-2304.
Meet the Candidate
Later that same day, Saturday the 29th, Lloyd Davis of Liberty, legislative candidate for District 44, will be at the grange from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet and talk with voters. Stop by and tell him your concerns.
Skip and Arlene Day are inviting the community to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29. Stop by The Lobster Pound between 2:45 and 5 p.m. to wish them well.
Harvest Moon celebration
If you still have enough energy on the 29th (after getting your flu shot, meeting Lloyd Chase, and toasting Skip & Arlene) there’ll be a chance to enjoy the full moon from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on top of Beech Hill, courtesy of Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Camden Public Library.
One night last week Lincolnville Improvement Association members gathered for dinner at McLaughlin’s Lobster Shack to surprise owner Rick McLaughlin with a certificate of appreciation for the contributions he’s made over the years to the organization’s Blueberry Wing Ding — he’s generously donated his restaurant for the pancake breakfast. As one of those pancake flippers, I can testify to the extent of this “donation;” some 30 or 40 people take over the dining room, the kitchen, the griddles, the sinks, asking questions, needing instruction, all the while Rick is getting ready for his usual summer Saturday crowd. He’s cooking and picking lobsters while a couple of hundred pancake breakfasts are being turned out by a bunch of amateurs! It’s something to see!
Some advice from High Street
Judie Hazen called to urge everyone, particularly in her neighborhood, to keep their cats inside at night, especially in the fall. She knows of several cats, beloved by their families, that have disappeared overnight on High Street. Owls? Coyotes? Fishers? Judie doesn’t know, but says keeping your cat in at night is the best protection.