Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Nov 22, 2012

Municipal Meetings

All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

The Selectmen meet Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m., meeting televised.

The Lakes & Ponds Committee meets Tuesday the 27th at 7.

The Planning Board meets Wednesday the 28th at 7, meeting televised.


The town office will be closed Thursday and Friday, the 22nd and 23rd, for Thanksgiving.


Parent-teacher conferences will take place Thursday the 29th following early release of students at 11:30 a.m.

Congratulations to Emma Hallundbaek, Sophia Buckley-Clement, Gabe Salo and Tora Decker-Griffith, all chosen to participate in the District III seventh- and eighth-grade Honors Festival. 520 students auditioned for 240 slots, so this is quite an honor.

Friday, Nov. 30, is picture re-take day.

Next time you’re in the school take a look at the interesting work on display outside the art room; middle school students are learning printmaking techniques; the school of fish hanging are the work of seventh-graders.

Craft Show

This Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the 14th annual Lermond Craft Show at the Center Community Building will feature some familiar faces and some new with all sorts of handcrafted gifts and goodies. Lunch and a food table will be provided by TOPS of Camden. Here’s a chance to find locally made and reasonably priced things for winter needs and gift giving. Proceeds from the rental of tables go toward the mowing of two cemeteries in town. For information call Nancy Heald, 763-4280.

Christmas By the Sea – already!

December 1st is only a little over a week away, and that means it’s almost time to light the Beach Christmas tree and welcome Santa Claus to Lincolnville. This year the bonfire lighting will start at 3:30 p.m., carols and tree lighting at 4, and Santa arrives at 4:30. Everyone is then invited up the L’ville Improvement Association building for hearty refreshments and a chance to visit with Santa.

Here are the ways you can get involved:

Help students make decorations at the school at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday the 28th.

Make sandwiches and decorate the L.I.A. building Saturday, Dec 1, from 10:30 a.m. to noon (all ages can help).

Bake cookies, etc. and bring them to the L.I.A. between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Bake gingerbread figures for children to decorate.

Help with the party: teens especially can help children decorating gingerbread figures.

Join the clean up crew; you’ll be out and on your way home by 6:30 p.m. or so.

Contact Cindy Dunham, 789-5233 or to volunteer for any of the above.

Advent Season

Once again, United Christian Church is presenting Music and Reflection for the Advent Season, a four-week series held Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. The first one, Dec. 2, is entitled “The Hope of Healing” led by Pastor Susan Stonestreet with improvisational piano accompaniment by Clayton Clemetson. Donations accepted. All welcome.


We’re coming to the end of "Dreams of My Father," Barack Obama’s memoir of his journey to find his origins, our current morning reading. In so many ways, this story mimics our own search to restore our original families; Wally and I like to say that when we married our family tree consisted of a single twig. Throughout our marriage we’ve regularly found and added new relatives, blood relatives we’d never known. We thought we’d found them all, and probably, we have. But we never figured how our family could grow in other ways. We expect to sit down with 25-plus of them this Thanksgiving (and still don’t come close to the Young clan, who celebrate the day at the Grange, the only place big enough to hold them all!). We wish you all a peaceful day of Thanksgiving with whomever you celebrate – with family big or small, with friends, with neighbors or in whatever way is meaningful to you.

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