All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m.
The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee meets Tuesday the 18th at 6:30 p.m.
The fifth- through eighth-grade Ensemble Concert, to be held Wednesday the 19th, will start at 7 p.m.
Congratulations to band members Gabe Salo (alto sax), Anna Christie (trumpet) and Sara Schaefer (drum set) on being chosen for the District III Honors Jazz Band. In March they will join 15 students from other schools to put together a concert.
The Midcoast Wrestling Club is looking for a volunteer coach for their K-4 program. Practices are two days a week at LCS with Sunday travel tournaments. For more information contact Leslie at email@example.com or 763-3479.
Congratulations to the following November Students of the Month: kindergarten, Bryce Curtis; first-grade, Gracie Jacobs and Preston Rossiter; second-grade, Kara Andrews; third-grade, Allie Morse and Joon Clement; fourth-grade Sam Moody; fifth-grade, Ellie Silverio and Natalie O’Neil; sixth-grade, Michael Kremin; seventh-grade, Lexi St. Clair; and eighth-grade, Tora Decker-Griffith.
Library and Holiday Market
Local crafters will join the regular vendors at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday the 15th during regular 9 a.m. to noon hours. At the same time the library is open. Did you know you can get a L’ville Community Library card and it’s free? Just ask librarian Shelia Polson.
Carols in the Round
Once again Mount View High School Chamber Singers will bring their Carols in the Round to United Christian Church this Sunday the 16th at 4 p.m. To be inside the old meetinghouse at dusk so close to the Winter Solstice is magical, but all the more so as the candlelit faces of the young singers make their way, song by song, around the pews. A reception with refreshments will follow in the Community Building where the beautiful banners created by church members Barbara Bentley, Julie Turkevich, and Elizabeth O’Haverty will be on display.
Now That It’s Moved….
….we’ve got to fix it, the old schoolhouse building, that is. Thank you to Elizabeth Eudy for the beautiful wreath that decorates the front. That front’s a blank slate at the moment, but plans are to recreate the facade that shows in the old photos of the Center School. There are four elements to the project that are simultaneously in the planning stage: the building and the annex to be added on the back, the interior — the actual library set-up — the open air museum/sheds, and the landscaping of the whole site.
Cost estimates for each element are being worked up now. These are needed for the grant proposals which are being prepared. After the first of the year, fundraising will begin in earnest. Volunteers are always welcome for each of the different phases; contact Cindy Dunham at 789-5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org to join us.
Our Tree Lighting
I just heard about a British couple who have been coming to our Beach Christmas party for the past nine years. They stumbled upon it while on vacation, and have timed their yearly trip to the states to coincide with it ever since. Now they have a little daughter, the child who helped Richard Grant lead a song the other night. What they love about is that it’s always the same!
Teacher Retirement Dreams
Wally woke up shaken the other morning after a “terrible” dream. There he was, in front of his class, counting and re-counting lunch money, and it wouldn’t come out right. Worse than that some kid had paid him with sticky jellybeans. It must have been vivid, because he referred to it all day.
It reminded me of my mother’s later years, when she lived at the Camden Nursing Home on Mountain Street. The women would sit in the day room, fretting over what they were going to make for dinner that night. Funny which things stay with us long after we retire.