Municipal meetings

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

The budget committee meets Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m.

Town Meeting will be held Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. in Walsh Common.

The conservation commission meets Monday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.

The comprehensive plan review committee meets Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The lakes and ponds committee meets Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Town meeting

All of Lincolnville is invited to Saturday’s annual town meeting, held in Walsh Common at the school. Pick up a copy of the town report either at the town office or one of the local stores, or get it at the meeting. It’s generally over by noon; if you’ve got kids, they can play out on the playground while you keep an eye on them out the window. “Back in the day” town meeting was an all day affair, starting at 9 a.m. or so in the morning and going until business was done, sometime in the afternoon. Of course, a potluck dinner was served at noon, and undoubtedly the little ones were all over the place. When we first moved to Lincolnville, it was held in the Grange on a Monday evening, the second Monday in March, and had been for many years. Since it was a night meeting few children came. Often that meant Mama stayed home with them while Dad did the business of the town. I remember a conversation with Carl Carlson years ago, an old bachelor who lived at the Beach. “Worst thing that ever happened to this town was when women got the vote.” Hmmmmm.

School

Yesterday was the last day of school. Be sure to stop by the school garden and see how it’s progressing. Volunteers are always appreciated to help with weeding and tending. Contact Cindy Dunham, 789-5233, if you can help out.

Summer Solstice

Coastal Mountains Land Trust will celebrate the Summer Solstice on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. with an evening hike on its Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. The outing is open to the public and free of charge. No advance registration is necessary, and please leave dogs at home.

Long-time Beech Hill volunteer Sonia Spalding and other volunteer docents will lead a moderate 3/4-mile walk up Beech Hill. Participants can meet at the Beech Hill Road trailhead or just head up to the top on their own.

Sister-Brother Act

Pianist Sybil Wentworth and guitarist Phil Clement will be performing a concert of “Mom and Dad’s Favorite Hymns, vol. 2” at United Christian Church in the Center on Sunday, June 26 at 4 p.m. The program will include popular music and a sing-a-long as well as those hymns. Admission is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.

Lincolnville Improvement Association

This month’s LIA meeting has been changed to Wednesday, June 29.

Historical Society news

The due date for ordering the LHS’ Community Calendar is coming soon. Contact Jackie Watts, 763-4504, history7@midcoast.com or send in the order form that came with the recent LHS newsletter. There’s still one ad space left for a local business; business ads cost $58 and are a great way to reach Lincolnville folks. Also, if you have any events or meetings you’d like listed for Sept. 2011 to Aug. 2012, Jackie can add those as well.

The LHS is holding an open house for the community at the Schoolhouse Museum on June 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free mugs, balloons for the kids and refreshments. Watch for more details next week.

Football Camp

The 2011 Jammer Football camp for players entering grades 2 through 8 will be held at the Snow Bowl July 13-15. To register or for more information: 236-8147 or fivetownfootball.com.

Coastal evacuation

Have you seen the new blue road signs marking the evacuation routes away from the coast in case of an emergency? I haven’t seen any in Lincolnville, but they’re beginning to appear around the coast. Apparently, we’re not as immune as we may think from natural disasters such as storm surges and even tsunamis. A grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is paying for the signs, which are round and blue and feature the words “Emergency Evacuation Route” and a directional arrow. A similar design is used by all other states on the Eastern Seaboard.

Turtles on the move

Keep an eye out for mama turtles crossing the road, intent on finding the perfect nest spot for the eggs they’ll lay. A large one was hit on Beach Road over the weekend. If you see one and are able to pull over, try to nudge her off the road in the direction she was headed. Don’t get toes or fingers in the way of her head though. A stick or some such implement is safer to use.