Women’s Auxiliary fundraising

In the spirit of giving over the holidays, the Women’s Auxiliary of the Charles C. Lilly American Legion Post 0149 have raised funds and given to several area causes. The donations include $500 to the Waldoboro Food Pantry, $500 to the town’s toys and coats program, $500 to Boothbay Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter, $500 toward suicide prevention programs for veterans, and $1,000 to the Travis Mills Foundation.

The auxiliary raises funds throughout the year with bottle drives, bake sales, poppy sales, and most recently by making wreaths. The group extends gratitude to Dow Furniture, Hillside Collision, Moody’s Diner, and Tucker Chevrolet for supporting their wreath program, and to everyone who helps throughout the year by purchasing from their sales.

Merry and Bright Christmas

The Merry and Bright Christmas light decorating contest has returned to Waldoboro. The last day to register is Dec. 16 and can be done at the town office or by emailing rec@waldoboromaine.org. There are residential and commercial categories, and addresses of contestants will be listed so that people can drive around town and check out the lights. Judging will take place Dec. 19-23, and trophies will be awarded to category winners.

Before the decoration contest addresses are released, there is plenty to see at many of the local businesses, a beautiful tree in front of the Waldo Theatre, and several homes. One local favorite is on West Main Street across from Lincoln Medical Partners. The best way to view this display from the Trahan family is to pull in after hours at the doctors’ office, put the car windows down so the sound can be heard, and watch for a few minutes. Choose a night when it isn’t raining hard.

Brewery reopens

Odd Alewives Farm Brewery has reopened after a month of renovations, which includes expanding the tasting room. Online ordering is up and running, but they warn that during peak hours of lunch and dinner it may take a bit longer to prepare than the online estimate. The brewery is located at 99 Old Route One in Waldoboro, and online at oddalewives.com. The current hours are Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m. and Sunday 12-7 p.m.

Dismore obtains advanced EMT licence

Waldoboro Emergency Management Services colleagues proudly celebrated Supervisor Jerrad Dinsmore obtaining his Advanced EMT license.

Waldoboro Food Pantry news

The Waldoboro Food Pantry served 141 households this month, including three new households from Waldoboro. Five of the households served were from Bremen and five from Nobleboro. In addition to providing much-needed food, the volunteers were also able to hand out knit hats, donated by Connie Hammermeister, as well as books, coloring books and crayons. There was also an amenities table. Janet Lee, operations manager, and all the wonderful, dedicated volunteers keep everything running smoothly, even with so many households and some of the extra items handed out this month.

Adult acting classes

New acting classes for adults have been announced by the Waldo Theatre. The Acting Essentials classes begin on Jan. 7 with “Tackling the Monologue.” On Feb. 4 is “Captivating Scenes” and March 4 is “Developing Original Work.” The workshops will be taught by Teralyn Reiter, a director, actor and playwright. Those who are new to theater, and those who are seasoned but would like to learn more and have some fun, are all welcome to sign up for one or more of the monthly sessions. More information is available at thewaldotheatre.org/educational-programs.