Community briefs

Jan 14, 2013

Meet Center General Store owners

LINCOLNVILLE — The Lincolnville Community Alliance invites the public to meet Jeremy and Marcie Howard, the new owners of Lincolnville’s Center General Store on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Community Library (Grampa Hall’s, 6 Heal Road)

The Howards will share their vision and welcome thoughts from the public during a question and answer gathering about the future of the general store. They are currently renovating this landmark building and plan to re-open the store in the spring.

Coffee and tea will be available and baked treats and food from local vendors will be on sale at the Saturday farmers market.


Dine out for The Rig

CAMDEN — Friends and neighbors are invited to eat out to support MidCoast Changemakers, a collaboration of MidCoast Interact and The Rig.

This group of 19 high school students is traveling to Safe Passage in Guatemala City March 15 to 25 to work on a service project.

Safe Passage works to bring hope, education and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the city's garbage dump.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Graffam family will donate 50 percent of all sales at Graffam Bros. Harborside Restaurant to support the trip. The restaurant is located on the harbor, just off the public landing area.


Lobster trap tree winner announced

ROCKLAND — Jim Tripp of Spruce Head had the winning raffle ticket. The $50 contribution Tripp 100 of the traps used to build the lobster trap tree.

The value of the traps is $6,800. Tripp said he was very happy to support Rockland Main Street, Inc. and has purchased a raffle ticket for the last three years.

Thanks to Donnaleen at Camden National Bank in Rockland for selling the winning ticket.


Parade participants wanted in Waldoboro

WALDOBORO — Parade participants are wanted to take part in the Waldoboro Fire Department's 175th anniversary celebration parade, which is being held Aug. 10 at 2 p.m.

The parade will be starting at the “Old Sylvania Plant” location on Friendship Road (across from ALLPLAY Bowling) and it will end at the intersection of Mills Street and Jefferson Street. Parade participants will have a choice of being able to disperse at the VFW Hall on Mills Street or continue on to the fire station.

Awards will be handed out to the following categories:

Furthest Traveled Fire Department – 1st place only

Best Fire Service Float – 1st and 2nd place

Best Band – 1st and 2nd place

Best Color Guard – 1st and 2nd place

Best Civic / Community Float – 1st and 2nd place

Best Non-Motorized Antique Fire Apparatus – 1st and 2nd place

Best Motorized Antique Fire Apparatus (1960 or older) – 1st and 2nd place

Best Antique Car (1980 or older) – 1st and 2nd place

Best Maine Theme – 1st and 2nd place

Judges Choice – 1st place only

To be eligible for awards a parade entry form needs to be filled out and returned by June 17. For more information contact Assistant Fire Chief Bill Maxwell at 832-2161 or 832-5369


Gift of new books

SOUTH THOMASTON — The South Thomaston Library has recently received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers.

These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books, and encouraging parents and children to read together. All are welcome to come to the library at the 'Keag to explore and enjoy the new collection.


Martin Luther King Jr. food drive

THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library is once again participating in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. food drive for local food pantries. Drop off unopened, non-perishable food items with current use-by dates at the Thomaston library or the Cushing library through Thursday, Feb. 28. The food drive’s sponsors are St. John’s Church, Thomaston Baptist Church, the Monday Morning Meeting, and Thomaston and Cushing public libraries. Let’s keep King's spirit of service alive by filling the neighborhood food pantries in this time of ever-growing need.


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