Municipal Meetings

All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

The budget committee, school committee and selectmen meet together Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Taxes Due

Mark your calendar – the balance of 2012-2013 property taxes are due Thursday, April 11.

School

From the school newsletter, The Lynx: “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza will be performed by a talented cast of middle school students on April 10th and 11th. Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, peers as actors and general theatrical insanity. From the Titans to demi-gods to monsters, the show culminates in a bizarre, musical dance-influenced version of 'The Iliad.' This play is wild, silly, and a complete blast for audiences of all ages. Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students and children.”

That sounds like one not to miss!

Little League

There have been some changes in the structure of Little League this year. HAL (Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville) will create two new teams made up of returning players from each town. All new kids who wish to try out from all five towns (HAL plus Camden and Rockport) will then be drafted in the tryouts by all six teams in the new Camden/Rockport Little League system. Games and practices will be played at Marge Jones Field, Hope and the LCS fields by all of the teams in the system.

For Major League Softball, once registration has ended, the number of teams for this year will be determined. Minor and Tee Ball registration continues until March 30; teams will be announced by April 10. Tryouts are for Major League Teams only, and those tryouts will be March 30 at the Camden-Rockport Middle School gym with baseball at 10:30 a.m. and softball at 2 p.m.

Easter in Lincolnville

At United Christian Church Easter week starts Thursday at 6 p.m. with a Maundy Thursday service and light supper. On Good Friday, March 29, at two services, one at noon and one at 6 p.m., the story of the Passion will be read. The Parish Hall will be open from 7 p.m. Friday through 6:30 a.m. Sunday for an Easter Vigil. Community members are welcome to come in and sit at any time during that time, throughout the days and nights. Easter Sunrise service will be in the Parish Hall at 6:30 a.m., with regular worship at 9:30 a.m.

Crossroads Community Baptist Church invites children of all ages, and their parents, to an Easter Egg hunt and hot dog lunch at Pastor Dave’s home (2266 Belfast Road) on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and where the Easter resurrection story will be told. In case of rain or snow, the event will be canceled. Call 763-3551 for more information.

King David’s Lodge will hold its annual free Easter breakfast for the community, 7 to 9 a.m. at the lodge on Howe Point Road, Ducktrap.

Bayshore Baptist Church holds an Easter Sunrise service at the Beach at 6 a.m., weather permitting; if it’s raining (or snowing!) it will be held at the church, and will be followed by Bayshore’s traditional free Easter breakfast for the community. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 11 will be held as always.

Condolences

Sympathy to the family and friends of Verna Dyer who passed away last week.

Helping One Another

Last Saturday we headed over to the fire station for a barbecued chicken dinner, but more importantly, to add our bit to a fund to help Justin Hills with the bills connected to his battle with cancer. We got there too late for chicken (all 300 dinners were gone in a flash!), but we got to put in a contribution anyway, along with that given us by a guy we met while walking the half-mile or so from where we’d parked. Not only did the chicken sell out, but the auction was a rousing success.

Another fundraising meal is coming up, this one for our little grandson, Andy O’Brien. He too is facing cancer treatments, while his family faces both loss of income as his mom stays with him, travel expenses and more. The Masons of King David’s Lodge are putting on a lasagna supper, Saturday, April 13, 5 to 7 p.m. at the school.

Library

An article in the Bangor Daily News’ weekend supplement describes the “Little Free Libraries” movement growing around the country. It feels much like what’s happening in Lincolnville with our town library, stocked completely with donated books. Come by on a Wednesday afternoon, 2 to 5 p.m. or a Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to noon, and browse the shelves. You’re bound to find something interesting to read.

“Triad…

…is a partnership of seniors, law enforcement and local organizations dedicated to improving the safety of people 50 and older … in Waldo County.” Our police department is one of the members. If you qualify (and all you have to do is live half a century!) you can get a number of items and services from Triad, including reflective vests for safer walking, only $2; AARP Driver Safety Courses, offered on April 22 and on May 29 (call Paul at 338-0350 to register); reflective house number signs to put out near the road, $15 each (Call Chief Ron Young, 763-3555); free Triad 911 cell phones (1-800-660-3398); free File of Life to post your medical information on your refrigerator (1-866-426-7555). Get the Triad newsletter, issued quarterly, free by sending a name and mailing address to Waldo County Triad, P.O. Box 125, Belfast, ME 04915.