Maine Antique Digest feature

The cover of the Maine Antique Digest 2023 Antiques Trade Directory features a hooked chair seat pad that was created by Waldoboro resident Laverne Dickson and is on display at the Waldoborough Historical Society Museum. This is especially fitting and a wonderful honor as Waldoboro heads into its 250th anniversary year.

250th Anniversary celebration

The Waldoboro 250th Anniversary Committee continues to make plans and obtain sponsorship for the celebration that is scheduled for June 17 and 18. Sponsorship levels are bronze for $125, silver for $250, gold for $500, and platinum for $750. The Waldoboro Business Park is the most recent platinum sponsor, joining Dow Furniture at that level. Other sponsors include Atlantic Storage Company, Maine Antique Digest, Octoberfest Waldoboro Committee, Shelley’s Flowers and Gifts, Waldoboro Fireman’s Association and the Waldoboro Women’s Club. More information can be found on the committee’s Facebook page, which is also linked to the town website.

Merry & Bright contest winner

Chris Blackmon, who lives on Medomak Terrace, was the 2022 winner of the Merry & Bright Waldoboro contest held by the recreation department. Participation seemed a bit low this year, but all the contestants had fabulous displays. There was a lot of interest in seeing the displays, so hopefully that will entice more people to enter in 2023.

Recreation department offers Snowbowl trips

Ski and snowboard club trips to the Camden Snowbowl are being offered by the recreation department on Friday afternoons from 3:30-7p.m., weather permitting, beginning on Jan. 6. Registration forms are available on the website or can be completed in person at the town office. The cost of the lift ticket is $16 and an additional $16 if renting equipment. Payments need to be made by Tuesday to participate on Friday, but the forms only need to be filled out for the first registration.

Holiday food baskets

Every town department participates in putting together holiday distributions for local families. This year they put together food baskets providing breakfast and dinner for 132 families, made up of 502 individuals. Given Waldoboro’s population, that is almost one in 10 residents who received help with their Christmas meals. Additional support to make these baskets extra special came from the Waldoboro Lions Club, the Broad Bay Congregational Church and many residents who made donations.

Flipper’s fundraiser

The wonderful community found in Waldoboro is also seen at Flipper’s Mini Market where they had various fundraising events to support Logan and Hailey Simmons. Hailey was diagnosed with lymphoma while pregnant with a baby boy. Flipper’s has raised $1,075 for the family to help with expenses around hospital stays and treatment. They raised $680 via pizza sales, $320 on Christmas balls, and $75 on centerpieces. While the folks at Flipper’s are expressing gratitude to the community for their support, its staff deserve thanks for making this happen. Additionally, there is a GoFundMe that has raised $4,620.

Bowling and games

Great news for those who enjoy bowling and games at Sammi’s Family Entertainment Center as it will now be open again at 11 a.m. on Sundays. In addition to expanding hours, food delivery from a special menu will be offered from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Coming events:

The Waldoboro Clothing Closet opens again on Jan. 6 and 7 for its usual 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. schedule on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Waldo Theatre has added several new events to its schedule including “Big Night” as part one of its Foodie Series, 7 p.m. on Jan. 6. On Jan. 8 “Abominable” is the free family film at 2 p.m.

The Waldo After Dark returns Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. with “Donnie Darko,” and same time on Jan. 21 with “Tammy and the T-rex”

Second Chance Clothing will be at the First Baptist Church on Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.