Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Apr 10, 2014

Municipal Meetings

All meetings are held at the town office, 493 Hope Road, unless otherwise noted.

The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The Conservation Commission meets Monday the 14th at 4 p.m.

Also on Monday the Selectmen meet at 6, meeting televised.

The Recreation Committee meets Wednesday the 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Town Office

There’s still time to get nomination papers for town positions – Selectmen, School Committee – both LCS and CSD and Budget Committee. Get at least 25 signatures and return to the Town Office by April 28.

Visit the town office site -- -- and find all sorts of information, including a calendar of meetings, policies, ordinances, etc.

The second half of 2013-14 property taxes were due yesterday; interest begins to accrue April 10.


Students in grades K through 5 recently enjoyed a presentation by Wind Over Wings, a nonprofit caring for raptors that are unable to survive in their natural environment. Sponsored by Partners for Enrichment, Wind Over Wings emphasizes respect for the environment and wildlife. Read about them at

Friday, April 18, will be an early release day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. after lunch.

For those who like to plan ahead, eighth-grade graduation this year will be June 19 at 5 p.m.

Dance Program

This Saturday the Lasansky Dance Theater Ensemble presents their spring program at Camden Opera House, 7 p.m. Advance sale tickets available at HAVII, adults $14, children 12 and under $8; at the door tickets are $16/$10. Support the local arts!

Lincolnville Women’s Club

The Women’s Club holds its first meeting of the spring with a potluck lunch and program on Tuesday the 15th, noon, at the L.I.A. building. Lindy Pendleton will give a talk on Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race. Lindy has raised and trained sled dogs for many years, and has been a familiar sight running his team around Lincolnville. Call 763-3371 for more information or if you need a ride Tuesday. All women welcome.

Make a Difference & Earn Money

Waldo County Transportation is currently looking for reliable volunteer drivers to provide valuable support services to our community by picking up and driving people to medical appointments and family visits using their own vehicles. Reimbursement is $.44 cents per mile, income tax free. If you are interested in becoming a driver please call Lucy at 338-6809, ext. 313.

Wednesday, April 16, there will be a presentation at the Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road next to United Christian Church, for all interested in more information

Art and Music at the Library

On Wednesday, April 16, Painter Sara Gagan of Hope will present her series of nine portraits of women, ranging from 12 to 92 years and representing various stages of life. Sara, who recently retired from a career in graphic design, has since been focusing her energy on painting as well as volunteering on the women’s carpentry crew last summer that built the Open Air Museum.

The second half of the program features The Postman Cometh, a group that includes Islesboro’s favorite postman, Mike McFarland, guitar and vocals, son Max McFarland, electric bass, and Bill Hahn on keyboard. Mike, who’s been playing with area bands since the days of the 10-4 Diner (remember?), says boredom is avoided by rarely, if ever, playing a tune the same way twice.

The program starts at 7 p.m. sharp; tickets are $10 each. Reserve yours by calling Rosey Gerry, 975-5432.

Easter Egg Hunt

Crossroads Community Baptist Church will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt at 2266 Belfast Road for toddlers through sixth-graders on Saturday April 19, starting at 11 a.m. A free hot dog lunch for kids and their parents and grandparents. All welcome! For more Information please call Pastor Dave or Marian at 763-3551.

United Christian Church

Easter Week services include Ash Wednesday services at noon and at 6 p.m. on Wednesday; March 5, Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17; Good Friday services at noon and at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 18; Easter services on Sunday April 20 -- Sunrise Service at Norton Pond, weather permitting (at the church if not) and worship service in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.

Bayshore Baptist Church

The annual Sunrise Service at the Beach at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, (or at the church if rainy), will be followed by 6:45 a.m. breakfast at the church, Sunday School at 9:30 and worship service at 11 a.m.

Library News

Lincolnville Community Library recently received a generous donation of new and nearly new large print books. The collection includes novels by Tess Gerritsen, Paul Doiron, Melanie Benjamin, Elizabeth Strout and several other popular authors. The books are ready for patrons to check out and enjoy. Remember, the library is open Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays 2 to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

Arts at the Center

Happily, here’s still another activity opening in the Center: Lincolnville ceramicist Randy Fein is opening a Ceramics Studio at 6 Heal Road (Grandpa Hall’s) and will soon be offering classes. As the site of the Farmers’ Market for the past couple of years, Randy wants to keep that going as well and is now looking for more food and flea market/yard sale vendors for a Saturday or Sunday market. Contact Randy at 763-3433.

Great Cloth Diaper Change

On Earth Day this year, Saturday April 26, Clean Bee Laundry and the Maine Cloth Diaper Company will be co-hosting at Clean Bee (Reny’s Plaza) an international event, in an attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 8,301 babies changed at one time. The time is 10:30 a.m. To register contact Clean Bee Laundry at 236-2530 or Maine Cloth Diaper Company at 586-6200. Hearing about this event makes me wish I still had a baby to change; cloth diapers had all but disappeared “back in the day”; there weren’t many of us still using them…

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