MaineLife in Waldoboro

Waldoboro was in the spotlight on the “Friendsgiving” episode of the “MaineLife” television show. Host Erin Ovalle visited the Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, spoke with historian Jean Lawrence, and focused some on One Pie’s production in town.

Ovalle and Vanessa Santarelli, Your Maine Concierge, headed to the little Hannaford in Waldoboro to shop for One Pie to use in preparing their dishes for the feast. Peter Ebanks from J & J Jamaican Grocery & Gift Shop cooked jerk turkey, or “jurky,” for the meal. The store is relocating from Damariscotta to the former location of Townline, then Townies, at the Warren and Waldoboro border on Route One. So far, the new location is offering a takeout menu on weekends and receiving rave reviews for jerk chicken, jerk pork, ribs, and curried chicken. The “Friendsgiving” episode is available to watch on Maine Life’s YouTube channel.

Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library pie sale

The Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library sold over 30 pies in their most successful pie sale ever. The sale started at 10 a.m. and was sold out by 11:30 a.m. It was the first time the sale has been held since before the pandemic.

Thanksgiving donations

Thanksgiving boxes were donated and prepared by the Ecumenical Food Pantry to distribute to families in need. The Waldoboro Public Works department gets the delivery to the town office, where fire and EMS help unload and distribute the boxes. Tanya Blodgett coordinates the list of people requesting help, and this year that included 137 families in Waldoboro. New this year is that families could request Thanksgiving help and were automatically put on the list to get a box at Christmas as well.

Wreath and cemetery basket sale

Wreaths and cemetery baskets are being sold each weekend at the Old Mill Mall by the Waldoboro Legion Auxiliary. The costs are $25 for wreaths and larger cemetery boxes, and $15 for smaller cemetery boxes which have been decorated by auxiliary members. Purchases benefit the group’s effort to support veterans.

Upcoming events:

After taking Thanksgiving week off, the Free Clothing Closet will be open again on Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The community is grateful to the volunteers who keep this shop running smoothly, and to those who donate clothing and personal care items.

As a reminder, Sunday, Dec. 4, is the Christmas open house at The Waldoborough Historical Society noon to 3 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring an ornament for the tree, and rumor is that Santa Clause is planning to visit. The event is free, the museum will be open, and there will be some refreshments inside.

A free showing of “Home Alone” will be at The Waldo Theatre at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4. A night of family-friendly Christmas shorts is being presented at the Waldo Theatre on Dec. 9 starting at 6 p.m. The evening includes “Merry Madagascar” and “Shrek the Halls,” each running 30 minutes. Then enjoy the Heat Miser and Snow Miser on the big screen in the hour-long “Year Without a Santa Claus.” Tickets can be purchased from the theatre’s website.

Second Chance Clothing at the First Baptist Church will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on 12/10. It is open the second Saturday of each month. Donations are accepted in a weather-resistant box outside the shop. They ask that any donations be winter clothing, no rips or stains, and not from smoking households.