Municipal meetings

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

The selectmen meet Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

The selectmen also meet Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. followed by the budget committee at 6:30 p.m.

The planning board meets Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

Public hearing

The planning board will hold a public hearing at its Wednesday meeting at 6 p.m. on an application for a new building at the Cellardoor Winery. The building, to be built across Youngtown Road from the winery, will be the wine making facility. Public hearings tend to be ho hum affairs, with often only one or two people, if any, showing up to speak for or against an issue. This may prove to be the exception with folks on both sides, some against the expansion and others supporting the winery’s growth. Check the Lincolnville Bulletin Board, groups.google.com/group/lincolnville, to read some discussion on this.

Lincolnville Winter Carnival

The first Lincolnville Winter Carnival will be held this Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Bicentennial Bandstand at Breezemere Park. The festivities start at 10 a.m. and will include dog-sled rides, a bonfire, skating (if conditions permit), sledding, ice fishing demos and other winter activities. Everyone’s invited to enter the chili cook-off for Lincolnville’s best chili, judged by a panel of the town’s finest. Bring a crock pot of your finest chili, a serving spoon, and an extension cord to the bandstand between 10 and 10:45 a.m.; judging starts at 11 a.m. Chili that is left over after the judging will be sold for $1 a cup and $2 a bowl; the proceeds will help fund the carnival and help with next year’s. To register for the cook-off, call Ed at 789-5234. It sounds like a great day for everyone. Hope to see lots of folks there!

Lincolnville Bulletin Board

Through Google Groups, an e-mail list is being compiled of as many Lincolnville residents as possible. By joining this list we can keep in touch on issues that concern us all — town events, meetings, etc. We can let our neighbors know when we’ve got stuff for sale or to barter or if we need something. The LBB can be a forum for respectful discussion of issues as well. As a member you can choose to receive every e-mail sent to the group, or a daily digest of the e-mails. And of course, you can “unsubscribe” at any time. To join, go to groups.google.com/group/lincolnville. If you need help signing up or have any questions, contact either Bill O’Brien at obrien@williams.alumni.edu or me at ragrugs@midcoast.com. And if you’ve already signed up, could you please send an invitation (the “invite members” button on the Web site) to your own Lincolnville contacts? So far we’ve got 41 members; and by the way, if you’d rather not sign up, you can still read all the posts by going to the Web site.

Tanglewood

According to a recent post on the LBB, the trails are now being groomed for cross-country skiers. The Camden Hills Regional High School Nordic ski team has lent Tanglewood its extra groomer. Jim Dunham said, “We now have about three miles of new track to enjoy along the Tanglewood and Watertower roads and around the field.” Try them out!

Animals on the move

From the number of tracks we’re seeing around our place, deer are moving all around. We watched two very furry looking bucks the other afternoon, their winter coats reminding me of how our pony Cocoa used to seem much bulkier in the winter with his 2-inch-long coat.