Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Feb 21, 2013

Municipal Meetings

All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

Selectmen meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m.; the meeting is televised on channel 22.

The Lakes & Ponds Committee meets Tuesday the 26th at 7 p.m.

The Planning Board meets Wednesday the 27th at 7 p.m., televised.

Town Office

The town is hiring an administrative assistant. Information about the position is available on the town website at town.lincolnville.me.us or at the town office. Closing date for application is Feb. 27 at close of business.

School

Results of the New England Common Assessment Program, a series of standardized tests administered yearly to students in grades 3-8, show LCS students again scored above the state average in nearly all categories. Good job, LCS students and staff!

Clara McGurren’s win in the LCS spelling bee was her second in a row. Runner-up was Gabby Englander with Sophia Buckley-Clement in third place. With no other Waldo County participants, Clara will represent LCS and the county at the state bee on March 30.

BoxTops for Education is an easy way everyone can help the school. For every box top of a participating product sent in, LCS earns $.10; that can add up fast, and LCS collects them year round. For a list of products go to boxtops4education.com. Call the school office at 763-3366, if you need more information.

I remember when we collected Campbell soup labels for the school; for many years I always had a pile of them on the sink windowsill. Joan Carol Baker of Hope, but who lived in the Center at that time, used to gather them all, then trim and bundle them for collection, probably thousands of them!

Scarf-Makers

More than 20 bags of yarn went home with knitters last Saturday at the farmers market. The donated mohair and other pretty yarns is already coming back as hand-made scarves which we’ll begin to sell at the market. All money raised will go directly into the fund to restore the Center Schoolhouse, build the Open Air Museum and landscape the parcel of land still known to most in town as Dean & Eugley’s.

(And by the way, let’s think of a name for this site. If you’ve got an idea, email or call me. We’ll get a list of suggestions and then present the ideas to townspeople to decide.) If you’d like to help make scarves, contact me or come to the Market this Saturday, Feb. 23. We’ll have yarn, patterns and knitting help available.

Eggs, Jersey milk, yogurt, farmers cheese, maple syrup, baked goods, homemade soup, coffee and lots of good company – all at the L’ville Farmers Market, 6 Heal Road, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

Herbalist to speak at Lincolnville Community Library

Katheryn Langelier, the founder of Herbal Revolution, an organic herbal company based in Lincolnville, will speak on herbal preparations on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. She will discuss what makes herbs nourishing, which ones grow in Maine and how to use them. Kathi grows many organic herbs in her own gardens, as well as traveling throughout Maine to gather wild plants in coastal areas, fields and forests in a sustainable, ethical way. Readers of the Lincolnville Bulletin Board may recall her posts looking for stands of specific wild plants she could harvest this past summer and fall.

She uses these herbs to create a variety of products, including teas, elixirs and body butters. The talk will be followed by plenty of time for discussion and the sampling of some of Kathi’s nourishing herbal tea blends.

This is the first in a series of free health and wellness programs at Lincolnville Community Library. The library is located at the corner of Main Street and Heal Road in Lincolnville Center. For more information, email fireweed@tidewater.net.

Robins

Dwight Mahoney reported seeing several robins, both at his house and on Belfast Road after the big storm last week. They certainly won’t find any worms with two-plus-feet of snow!

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