Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Mar 07, 2013

Municipal Meetings

All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

Selectmen meet Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m., meeting televised.

The Planning Board meets Wednesday the 13th at 7, meeting televised.

School Committee

The K-2 Concert will take place Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. Kindergartners and first-graders will perform a musical — “The Little Red Hen,” with narration by Principal Paul Russo. Second-graders will perform “Child of the World.” Grades 3 through 5 will hold their concert Tuesday the 19th.

The Stories of the Land and Its People is a year-long arts integration project in Midcoast Maine. This is the second year of the project; last year students explored historical sites in Lincolnville, recording their finds with digital cameras; at the end of the year an exhibition of their work was held at The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. Again this year, fourth- and seventh-graders from LCS are participating along with Appleton, Islesboro and Rockland students. Watch for announcement of the May 19 presentation at the Strand Theatre and exhibition at the Farnsworth.

It’s kindergarten registration time again. If you have a child who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15, he/she is eligible to enter kindergarten next fall. This year these new little students will be registered in the spring, but screening won’t be done until the beginning of the school year. Contact Marie Pierce at 763-3366 for a registration packet.

Eighth-graders are auctioning off 40 pounds of lobsters, thanks to the Lincolnville Lobstermen’s Association. Two winning tickets will be drawn on May 17, each redeemable for twenty pounds of lobsters after July 4. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, and are available through eighth-grade students or at the LCS office.

Now here’s something I would love to do: the Dorr Museum’s Bones, Baleen and Whale Ecology program brought the bones of a 24-foot minke whale to LCS for middle school students to assemble into a complete skeleton as they learn about whale anatomy and behavior earlier this week. Partners for Enrichment sponsors programs, inlcuding one March 11, an all-school performance by the Dancing Gauchos, performers who “combine dance, music, and percussion with high-energy circus showmanship.”

After School Enrichment this month includes skating at MRC in Rockport on three Mondays, knitting on Wednesdays and snowshoeing on Thursday the 14th.

Library Talk Re-scheduled

The talk by Kathi Langelier of Herbal Revolution was postponed due to weather; it now will take place Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. These library talks are free. Regular library hours this winter are 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoons and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

PechaKucha Portland

I’m going to be a presenter at the March 7 PechaKucha in Portland. PechaKucha, chit chat in Japanese, is a series of 12 or so creative presentations according to a formula: each person gets 20 slides to illustrate their project and just 20 seconds per slide to talk about it. The theme of this PechaKucha is architecture, and appropriately, I’ll be presenting our Move It! project. If you’re in Portland on Thursday, it’s at The Space Gallery on Congress St. starting at 7:20 p.m.; I’d love to see you there, though I don’t expect many to make the long trip down that night. I’ll have it on video to show later.

Survival of the Fittest

Corelyn Senn writes: “Last evening, just after dusk, there were 15 and maybe 17 deer up in the woods at the feed. They were jammed in together eating, a few waiting behind and then shoving in to get a turn. Then a huge buck came along and literally attacked them all. He pawed them so hard that it must have hurt judging from the way they ran off. He stood up on his back legs and came down on top of others. It was not fun to see. They all backed off and stood almost in a ring watching him eat all the feed. Every so often another would come in to try to get feed and he went after them viciously. It didn't stop until he was done eating and left and then the rest moved in again but I think there were only ‘crumbs’ left.”

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