All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The School Committee meets Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.
The Recreation Committee meets Wednesday the 5th at 6 p.m.
Also Wednesday, the Capital Needs Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at the town office.
School Committee members are Michael Cummons, Edmund Hart, Dave Munson, Rebecca Stephens and Christine Stevens. The committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend and make comments during the public comment period. At the Nov. 6 meeting Glen Wiley was elected as girls' basketball coach.
For the next three Saturdays the Farmers’ Market will be visited by several L’ville craftsmen displaying their wares as well as the regular vendors. Rose Thomas will be back with her breads and sweets, Stephanie Lippman will have samples of her haddock chowder as well as scallop pies, Richard Lenfest’s maple-sweetened pies and syrup, and more. The coffee pot is always on thanks to Green Tree Coffee & Tea, L’ville’s one and only coffee roaster, and the library is open. If you have items for sale and would like to be part of the Holiday Market, contact Richard Glock at 789-5503. A 6-foot table is $5 per week.
Speaking of the library, next time you borrow a book, ask for a library card. They’re free and a nice reminder that we have our own community library.
Free Rabies Clinic
Waldo County residents are eligible for free rabies shots for their pets at a clinic put on by Waldo County Humane Society at the L’ville Center Fire Station from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1. Dr. Arble of Little River Veterinary hospital will be the attending vet. Pets from other counties are welcome for a small fee. Donations will be gratefully accepted. All animals should either be on leash or in a carrier. Call 852-5033 for more information.
Beach Tree Lighting
The annual gathering on L’ville Beach to sing carols around a blazing bonfire and welcome Santa arriving via fire truck will be this Saturday, Dec. 1 starting between 3:30 and 4 p.m. The community party – a chance for kids to talk to Santa and adults to talk to each other – continues the festivities up at the L’ville Improvement Association building just up the hill on Beach Road. Hearty refreshments, gingerbread decorating for the kids, and a chance to visit the Schoolhouse Museum upstairs make this a fun party for everyone.
Help is still needed to put together the party including sandwich makers that morning starting at 10:30 a.m., cookie bakers (drop ‘em off at the L.I.A. anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.), party helpers between 4 and 6 p.m., including a couple of teens to help with the gingerbread, and a clean up crew. Contact Cindy Dunham if you can help: 789-5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Sandy Benefit
Also, Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., chef (and King David’s Lodge member) Joe Corrado will prepare an Italian dinner, along with his fellow Masons, to benefit, through the Red Cross, the people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The dinner will be in Walsh Common at the L’ville school (on Route 235/Hope Road). Cost for adults is $10 and children 12 and younger, $5; younger than 4 years old eat free.
Just Another Saturday
Never say that there’s nothing to do in L’ville. Here we have another busy, busy Saturday starting with coaxing your pet into the car for a trip to the rabies clinic, stopping by the Holiday Market for some Christmas shopping, maybe decorating or making sandwiches or cookies for the Beach Christmas party, singing carols around the bonfire, and finally heading out to the Center for a delicious, Italian meal.
This Sunday at 4 p.m. “The Hope of Healing” will be the first in United Christian Church’s Advent series of musical presentations, selected readings and silent reflection. The program will be led by Pastor Susan Stonestreet with improvisational piano by Clayton Clementson. All are welcome; for more information call 763-4526.
Best of luck to Andrea Palise’s new children’s consignment shop, Bubbles & Bean. It’s located next door to the Camden Reny’s. Stop by and see her there; she opened just this Monday. Her website, http://www.bubblesnbean.com/ is helpful when you clean out your children’s closets with an eye to re-selling things. And the shop is partnering with several local nonprofits, so if you wish, you can donate your earnings directly to one of them. Andrea, who lives in the Center, says she would have loved opening her shop in the Center, but couldn’t find a space there. Hopefully, with all the new activity in the Center that will change in the future.
Here’s a not so-well-known author Wally and I enjoy: Joe Bageant. We read “Deer Hunting with Jesus” some years ago on our son, Andy’s recommendation. Andy “met” Bageant online and visited him in Virginia. Now we’re reading his last book (Bageant died recently), “Rainbow Pie.” It’s funny and blunt about life in rural America. As one of the back cover reviews says, “What Harper Lee [“To Kill a Mockingbird”] had to hide behind fiction to write, Joe Bageant has done straight-up….”
Several people have mentioned feeling/hearing the 2.0 earthquake centered in Waldo County last Friday evening. We were sound asleep, and it wasn’t enough to wake us up, but apparently many not only felt it, but discovered it had knocked open furnace doors. Better check!