Municipal meetings

All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

The selectmen meet Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.; meeting televised on Channel 99.

The selectmen also meet Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 6 p.m.

The land use committee meets Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. followed by the planning board meeting at 7 p.m.

Town office

Note that Presidents Day is early this year, Monday, Feb. 15. The office will be closed that day as will the school, which starts winter break that day.

Book fair

The school library’s annual book fair will be held next week, Feb. 8 to 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with a special parents (and grandparents) night on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to the library.

Five town adult education

Some 90 classes will start after winter vacation or the third week in February. Among classes that will start then are two knitting classes, “Stress Management,” “Geology and the National Parks,” “Salsa and Swing Dance,” several cooking classes, “Everything You Need to Know About Cars,” “Solar Photovoltaics,” six gardening classes, a class in chi gung, one in Japanese calligraphy — and much more. You can see the complete list and even enroll online at fivetowns.maineadulted.org or call 236-7800, ext. 5.

Pancake breakfast

The first annual CHILLS (Camden Hills Regional High School — CHRHS) Basketball Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the school’s Wave Cafe. The menu includes plain, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and beverages for $5; tickets will be available at the door. Come for a good meal, have breakfast with the players and support the team!

Republican caucus

The Republican Town Committee (and if you’re a registered Republican you’re a town committee member) will hold its caucus Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Lincolnville Improvement Association building at 33 Beach Road. The caucus will involve electing delegates for the party’s May 7-8 convention in Portland. Call Janet Plausse at 789-5811 for more information.

Animal tracking workshop

Sunday, Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., an animal tracking workshop will be held at the Newman Preserve on Beech Hill Road in Northport. Wildlife tracker Laura Sebastianelli will lead the group, the sixth year she’s done this for Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Advanced reservations are needed; call 236-7091.

Thank you

The family of Judith York would like to thank everyone for all their support and kindness during the past couple of weeks. Mike said it’s meant a lot to him and the kids.

Lincolnville Bulletin Board or what to do in the middle of winter

A new online e-mail group was started this past week, the Lincolnville Bulletin Board. The LBB is meant to be a community listing service for all of us living in Lincolnville with computer access. Go to groups.google.com/group/lincolnville to join. Post news of an upcoming event, a public meeting, if you have something for sale, or some news to pass along. E-mail me if you have any questions about how it works. Other towns have found such e-mail groups very useful for keeping people connected. If you sign up, you never have to post anything and can determine how you want to receive the group’s e-mails — a daily digest of all the traffic, or each individual e-mail, or merely a list of them. Anyone, signed up or not, can read the posts at the above Web site.

In the next weeks I’ll be sending out invitations to people to join, basically folks whose e-mail addresses I have. This includes all who attended last November’s visioning meeting.

Animals

Gizmo, a well-loved cat, has been missing from his Robbins Road (that’s just off High Street) home since November. He’s a solid gray, neutered male and “wicked lovable,” according to Bonnie Robinson who would love to have her cat come home. Call her at 763-3032 if you have any information about Gizmo.

A goose on the loose on Belfast Road, in the vicinity of the grange to about Dead Man’s Curve, is often spotted by Mary and Pete Anderson when they’re out in the middle of the night delivering the Bangor Daily News. Efforts to catch it, a Toulouse-type domestic goose, have failed. According to Pete there was originally what appeared to be a small flock of these geese, but one by one they’ve disappeared. If you should come upon this lone survivor and it lets you near, just quickly grab it by the neck and hold on. It can’t bite you if you’ve got its neck. Then scoop up the rest of him, enfolding his wings to his body so he can’t flap. Stuff him in a sack, and if you don’t have a way to care for him, give me a call. I’ll send Wally.

Rug frame wanted

Here’s a perfect item for the new e-mail bulletin board (if we had a larger number of members) — Phyllis Grotton, 763-3945, is looking for a rug hooking frame to buy.