Coastal Trans dispatch receiving record numbers of calls

DAMARISCOTTA — Coastal Trans Inc.’s new dispatch office in Damariscotta is receiving about 275 calls a day. Those that are trying to set up a ride and receive the recorded message should continue to try back and Coastal Trans will help as soon as an operator is available.

To set up a ride, 48 business hours in advance, call Coastal Trans at 800-289-6605 or 563-5555.

Monday to Friday, Coastal Trans provides medical and social service transportation for seniors, children, handicapped, mentally disabled and low-income individuals in Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell.

Through Coastal Trans’ Friends & Family program, MaineCare recipients can get reimbursed for driving themselves to and from medical appointments. To qualify, all appointments must be scheduled with Coastal Trans prior to the date of appointment.

For more information call 800-289-6605.

Subs on Sunday

CUSHING — Broad Cove Church in Cushing is taking orders for ham or turkey subs on white or wheat rolls for pick up on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. The subs will be available for pick up at the church from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $6. To place an order, call 354-2279 or 354-2212. The deadline for ordering is Feb. 4. Proceeds will benefit the church’s general fund.

Bee school teaches business of managing hives

Registration is now open for the ninth annual Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers Bee School, which will start Thursday, March 4.

The course is designed for first- and second-year beekeepers and continues for seven consecutive Thursday evenings with an outdoor hands-on workshop in late April. The curriculum includes a variety of interesting lectures, hands-on experiences and outdoor workshops. Learn from the experiences of KLCB beekeepers and Maine’s state bee inspector. Topics include getting started, hive management, equipment and many others that are important to local beekeeping.

To register, call the SAD 40 Adult Education Program at 832-5205. For more information visit or call Dick Vose at 563-7564.

Saving energy with Midcoast Green Collaborative

DAMARISCOTTA — The Midcoast Green Collaborative of Damariscotta will offer a presentation on sustainable living by Guy Marsden, a Midcoast artist, designer and inventor, on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Skidompha Library.

Marsden will discuss ideas ranging from simple no-cost energy reduction tips to the big solar projects he has installed in his own home and workshop. In between are modest home improvement ideas with short-term paybacks such as building energy retrofits to reduce heat losses.

The program is free. For more information visit