Municipal meetings

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

The selectmen meet Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m., meeting televised.

Also Monday, the land use committee meets at 7 p.m.

The planning board meets Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

The cemetery trustees meet Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Strawberry Festival

This Saturday the 17th Annual Strawberry Festival and parade will be held in the Center at United Christian Church/Community Building grounds. After the 10 a.m. parade (watch it along Main Street) follow it up to the festival. The Lincolnville Band will play at 10:30 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by the Breezemere Bottom Boys. Again this year there’ll be lots of free activities for children including crafts, games with prizes for all, miniature horses, a roving clown, and the Balloon Man. And don’t forget the food — strawberry shortcake and pie, hot dogs, and a food table. This year there’ll be no parking on the church grounds to keep all the little ones safe. If you need handicapped parking, park behind the telephone company garage. A walker or wheelchair can be provided if you need it. Let’s all hope for a beautiful day, but rain or shine the Strawberry Festival is always a lot of fun for everyone. See you there!

Lincolnville Little League

A new concession stand with a second floor announcer’s booth is in the works for our Lincolnville Central School ball fields. The plan for a 14-foot by 20 foot building will accommodate three to four announcers upstairs and four to five parent volunteers downstairs cooking and selling food. Several local carpenters have volunteered to build it; all’s that needed are the materials — $9,000 in materials to be exact. If you can donate something to the cause, send checks payable to Town of Lincolnville (Concession Stand in the memo line) to 493 Hope Road, Lincolnville 04849. Contact one of the volunteers to pick up your donation or for more information on the project — Jason Peasley, 763-4499 or 446-8620; Brandon Allen, 763-4103 or 975-6675; Mike Kremin, 763-3206 or 691-0492. Next time you’re taking a ride around town to cool off, or just taking a break, check out the complex of ball fields behind the school. According to Maureen Kremin, coordinator of this project and president of the PTO, these fields are the reason Lincolnville was picked to host this summer’s State Little League tournament for 11 year olds. They were built at practically no cost to the town over the past 15(?), 20(?)years with volunteer labor and donated material, a project of the town’s Recreation Committee. Meanwhile, the coordinator of the tournament, Elaine Huber-Neville, is busy finding volunteers to help out with the many tasks associated with running a statewide, five day tournament involving three baseball games a day for five or six days! Give her a call at 763-3796 if you can help out.

Schoolhouse Museum

More than 50 people stopped by the Schoolhouse Museum the other night for an open house. It was a busy hour and a half with lots of conversation and questions about all sorts of things historical. The museum is now open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. until Columbus Day weekend in October. Stop by when you get a chance.

When I’m Eighty-four

An 84-year-old friend mentioned the other day that she had a beautiful bunch of pansies on her bedside table, and that she grew them from seed. She’s just waiting for her delphiniums to bloom, the ones she started last year. Now if that isn’t a goal to strive for — to be planting perennial seeds in your 84th year (or 90th — why stop ever?)…