All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m.
The Land Use Committee meets Monday the 15th at 6 p.m.
A public hearing on the proposed charter amendment to remove the requirement for a police department will take place Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Walsh Common, the school cafeteria. Here is an opportunity for folks on either side of this issue to come out and try to convince their neighbors of their position. A petition circulated late last year to call for this charter amendment gathered the required 20 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election. The charter amendment will be voted by paper ballot on Tuesday, June 11.
Nomination papers are now available at the town office for the following elected positions:
One 3-year term for selectman, four budget committee members, two school committee members, and two CSD members. Papers must be returned by 5 p.m. April 29.
The Recreation Committee is looking for input on future capital improvements to Breezemere Park and the school fields. They have posted a short survey on the town website: town.lincolnville.me.us and would like townspeople to fill it out.
The middle school play, "Olympiaganza," attempts to cover "the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, peers as actors and general theatrical insanity."
Performances will be Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11. The show starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students and children.
LCS eighth-grade band members had the opportunity to play with eighth-graders from the five towns and the high school band at their spring concert this past Tuesday. Imagine hearing the big sound of the combined bands — always a thrill for musicians who’ve only played in the smaller bands of LCS, Hope and Appleton. What a great way to introduce our eighth-graders to the possibilities that wait them at CHRHS.
Congratulations to March Students of the Month: kindergarten, Kingston Kibler and Reid Chester; first-grade Jaden Johnson and Jerzey Woodman; second-grade, Althea Dayhoof; third-grade, John Pessara and Tyler Lanphier; fourth-grade, Ruby Day; fifth-grade, Kasey Wood and Hayden Thibeault; sixth-grade, Noah Lang; seventh-grade, Isabella Kobak; and eighth-grade, Kieran Lydon.
Partners for Enrichment
April is National Poetry Month and Partners for Enrichment is celebrating! On Monday, April 22, Richard Blanco, 2013 Inaugural Poet, will be coming to Camden Hills for a reading for Appleton, Hope and Lincolnville middle school students; C-R Middle School and CHRHS students have been invited as well. At 7 p.m. that evening, Mr. Blanco will do a reading for the community. Tickets ($10 for adults; $5 for students) are available at Lincolnville Community Library, the Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library in Appleton, Hope General Store, HELLO HELLO Books and Reading Corner in Rockland, Owl & Turtle Books and HAV II in Camden, Camden Public Library, Rockport Public Library and Left Bank Books in Belfast.
This Saturday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. King David’s Lodge is putting on a benefit supper for Andy O’Brien, the 3-year-old son of Tracee and Ed O’Brien. Andy is currently undergoing chemo at Maine Medical Center following successful surgery for a brain tumor. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $20 for a family. Lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert is the menu, with chicken nuggets and fries available for children who want that. CHRHS students will supervise kids in the gym where a Bounce House, batting cage and face painting will keep them busy. Donations of desserts are welcome.
Tess Gerritsen at the Lincolnville Library
Wednesday the 17th Tess Gerritsen will be the speaker at the library’s monthly presentation and concert. Following her talk, All that Jazz will play. Tickets are $10 each and must be reserved in advance as the seating is limited. Call Rosey Gerry at 975-5432 to reserve yours.
The Band, which was founded in 1870, resumes rehearsals every Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., at Tranquility Grange. New members are eagerly welcomed to join them. For more information on the Band and its activities, call Don Heald at 763-3254.
Lincolnville Center Flea Market
The United Christian Church will sponsor a monthly Flea Market at the Community Building from 8 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month starting, May 18. Table rental is $15 and reservations are necessary. The church is accepting items to be sold at their tables. The market is being organized by Roberta Heald and Mary Schulien. More details will follow.
A Good Start
The Lincolnville Historical Society is excited to report that $50,000 in grants has been awarded to the L’ville Community Library Project. This is a great boost toward fundraising for the multi-part project started last fall when we Moved It! There are three elements to be completed: restoration of the old schoolhouse into a functioning library, construction of eight viewing sheds to form the Open Air Museum, and landscaping of the property that was once known as the Dean & Eugley lot. Watch for activity there as we move into spring!
Chickens are having a rough time this spring as we hear reports of predators around town. Eighteen big, healthy hens were killed last week at Mary Anderson’s, near Dead Man’s Curve. Apparently these birds were killed by a dog.
Meanwhile, on my side of town, the Tanglewood-Frohock Brook neighborhood is being plagued with a fox. A scruffy-looking fox has grabbed chickens at a couple of places on Ducktrap Road, as well as off Tanglewood Road. On the other side of Frohock we lost a rooster in broad daylight, often a fox’s favorite hunting time (“The Fox Went on a Chilly Night” notwithstanding).
Richard Glock reports robins and a surprising appearance of a woodcock or snipe.
Thanks But No Tank
Finally the seemingly endless Tank story has come to an end. There will be no enormous tank of liquefied natural gas behind Anglers’ Restaurant in Searsport, no tank trucks and ships loaded with the stuff traveling up and down the Bay and on our roads. The real thanks go to the dedicated band of folks from the towns around Penobscot Bay who untiringly brought us the real story of what this would mean for our fragile ecosystem, our beautiful coast. I want to say a special thank you to Arlene Leighton for bringing the message to Lincolnville, to our selectmen, meeting after meeting, speaking at the Citizen’s Forum for the TV camera, sending out emails, keeping us all informed. It was her persistence, and that of those working in other towns, that I believe, brought this misguided project to its fitting end.