Municipal meetings

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

The Lincolnville Sewer District trustees meet Thursday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at the Lincolnville Improvement Association building.

Also on Thursday, the cemetery trustees meet at 6:30 p.m.

The Maplewood Cemetery Association meets Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at the L.I.A. building.

The conservation commission meets Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the L.I.A. builidng.

The comprehensive plan review committee meets Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Town

A special town meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 to vote on the school budget. This vote is held separately from the annual town meeting, which is June 18 this year.

The CSD or high school budget meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 8 p.m. at Strom Auditorium at the high school. At that meeting, much as at a town meeting, amounts can be changed, and then a vote is taken on the whole budget. On June 14, as part of the municipal election, voters will be asked to validate that May 31 vote.

School

Congratulations to the following April Students of the Month: Kindergarten; Layna Thompson, First Grade; Joon Clement and John Pessara, Second Grade; Willa Rainy and Rowan Hurlburt, Third Grade; Hope Osgood, Fourth Grade; Skylah LaGue, Fifth Grade; Andy Pitcairn, Sixth Grade; Grace Underhill, Seventh Grade; Emma Silverton and Eighth Grade; Brooke Veyette.

Did you know that LCS has a Drama Team? Well, we do and it competed in the very first Maine Middle School Drama Competition. LCS entered with Anna Christie in Solo Comedy, Elizabeth Cummons in Solo Musical, and Carolin Helmholz and Elizabeth C. in Duo Musical. With six teams competing the team placed third overall. Good job!

With the Destination Imagination team traveling to Tennessee to compete in the Global competition, LCS is a vibrant place!

Eighth-graders will be participating in a Field Day at Camden Hills State Park with other future (rising) ninth-graders heading for Camden Hills Regional High School. This is a follow-up on their Camp Kieve goals of last September.

If you’ve driven by the school in the past week or so you’ll see the front lawn has been plowed up. Mike Moody has been volunteering his time turning over the sod in preparation for the school garden. The area will be planted with a cover crop. Meanwhile, the school recently acquired enough rough sawn hemlock to build eight more raised beds. Keep on eye on this exciting project.

Lincolnville author, Elizabeth Hand was one of the writers, along with Kelly Paul Briggs and Amy MacDonald at the May 3 Author’s Day for all HAL students, sponsored by Partners for Enrichment. This year’s theme was Poetry.

Spring Fling

This Saturday, May 14 Tranquility Grange members and friends put on their annual Spring Fling at the Grange Hall. Start off with the Lincolnville Band concert at 4 p.m. followed by a public supper at 5 p.m. featuring baked beans, casseroles, salads and desserts — all homemade. At 6 p.m. settle back and enjoy the Variety Show. Cost is $8 for supper or $10 for supper and show, ages 5-12 $4 while under-4s and over-90s get in free. Help in the kitchen or bringing a dish is always welcome; call Rosemary Winslow to let her know what you can do or bring — 763-3343. All proceeds go to the upkeep/restoration of this wonderful old building which is on the Historic Register.

Maplewood Cemetery

Any and all lot owners are welcome to attend the annual Maplewood Cemtery Association meeting this Sunday, May 15, 4 p.m. at the L.I.A. building.

Spring Tonic

Check out the daffodil show at Tracy Colby’s, Moody Mountain Road, one mile up from Route 235. Tracy says they started popping open on Easter Sunday and should continue for a couple of weeks. And they’re best on cloudy days…

Spring Oldtimers Lunch

If you’re a Lincolnville Oldtimer (you get to decide — if you’ve been here two years or 50 years, it doesn’t matter!) come on down to the spring Oldtimers’ luncheon at the Lobster Pound, Monday May 23 at 11:30 a.m. I wonder how many other communities the size of Lincolnville gather 100-plus folks for a semi-annual lunch. If you received a notice in the mail return the postcard, and if you didn’t give Ruth Felton, 763-3585, or Peg Miller, 763-3381, a call so they can keep count of how many are coming.

Community Birthday Calendar

If you’ve been on the Lincolnville Historical Society’s Community Calendar in the past you can order this year just by calling or emailing Jackie Watts, 763-4504 or JackieJ7@midcoast.com and telling her “same as last year” or “with these changes”. If you’re new to the calendar, watch for the LHS’ newsletter with an order form in the mail. Deadline for ordering is mid-June.

Let Me Count the Ways….

….that I know it’s spring.

1. Today, May 9, is the first morning we haven’t lit a fire since last fall.

2. Yesterday I saw a shadblow tree in bloom on Youngtown Road. I Googled “shadblow images” and came up with a dozen photos of a plant right out of a nursery catalog, growing neatly on some suburban front lawn. They bore no resemblance to the wonderful wild, shadblows growing all over Lincolnville, some tall and straight, others scrawny little things tucked amongst the roadside puckerbrush. You can pick them out of any tangle by the fleeting sense of red (their new leaves) and delicate white blossoms. They say “spring’s here” to me.

3. The black flies are fierce this year. Enough about that.

4. We’re having trout for lunch again.

5. The hummingbirds and red-wing blackbirds are back, Leta Calderwood reports, along with a pair of swamp ducks, quite distinctively marked she said, and the cardinals they’ve had all year.

So make a batch of nectar (1:4 sugar to water) and scrub out the hummingbird feeders, replenish the bug spray and settle in to enjoy Spring!