Lincolnville news

By Diane O'Brien | Feb 13, 2014

Municipal Meetings

All meetings are at the Town Office, 493 Hope Road, unless otherwise noted.

The Recreation Committee meets Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Town

The Town Office will be closed Monday the 17th for Presidents’ Day.

Have you licensed your dog yet? Here’s another service that can be done online; you can go through the town site at town.lincolnville.me.us/ or go directly to the state site maine.gov. Or, of course, just walk into the town office.

School

Congratulations to January’s Students of the Month: kindergarten, Alyssa Dodge and Maggie O’Brien; first-grade, Isaac Cummings; second-grade, Preston Rossiter and Gray Gautreau; third-grade, Layna Thompson and Althea Dayhoof; fourth-grade, Eliza Larson-Leavins; fifth-grade, Jerry Johnson and Ruby Day; sixth-grade, LuLu Lydon; seventh-grade, Justin Secotte; and eighth-grade, Brinley Harrison.

Winter vacation is next week; traditionally this has been high school basketball tournament week in Maine, and though I’m an indifferent sports fan, these high school games are exciting. As a girl of the 1950s who had little encouragement or opportunity to become athletic, I love watching the high school girls’ teams …

Milestones

They come every year like clockwork, those milestones that remind parents their children are growing up. The first, kindergarten pre-registration, targets all those kids turning 5 this year; if your child will be 5 on or before Oct. 15, contact Marie Pierce, the school secretary, at 763-3366. The other milestone is probably more bittersweet for parents – registration night for Camden Hills Regional High School courses. Eighth-graders and their parents gathered last week at Walsh Common to pick out their classes for next year. I’m sure many moms and dads wondered silently how childhood could have passed so quickly.

Senior College Valentine’s Day Dinner & Social

All are invited to a Valentine’ Day Dinner at Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes a choice of roast pork or veggie lasagna; the meal, music, entertainment and prizes are all for $15. Make a reservation by calling the Senior College, 338-8033 or Lyle and Marilyn Thorell, 322-2679. Snow date is Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Lincolnville Community Library

February’s special music-and-author program will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. The speaker will be me, talking about a book I’ve been working on. Mia Mantello & The Icebreakers – Phil Clement, Jeff Densmore, Jess Smith and Sam “Smoothie” Smith – will provide the music. Mia, known to many in Lincolnville as the other half of Sewall Orchard, is a singer-songwriter-guitarist whose latest CD, The Flower in Your Heart, was named WERU’s third most played record last February. Tickets are $10 each and must be reserved in advance by calling Rosey Gerry, 975-5432.

Regular hours for the Lincolnville Library are Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m. (9 p.m. on program nights), and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Community

Last Saturday’s potluck to help Bill Feener rebuild after his Christmas Eve fire was another time when townspeople came together to give a hand to a neighbor. We’re lucky to live in a town small enough to either actually know one another, or at least to know about most everyone living here. I like to think the rest of the world would be this way if most places weren’t so crowded.

How do these benefits happen? The usual way – two or three friends get together and plan it. Four women – Elaine Feener, Jude Gilbert, Karen Secotte and Amy Thompson were behind Saturday’s event; it involves scheduling, doing PR, soliciting food, a lot of cooking and organizing a crew to set up and then clean up. Sometimes an organization is the sponsor, but even then, a handful of folks actually organize. Most likely, it’s those very organizers who are pushing a broom and wiping down counters and tables after everyone else has left.

Jude said in a thank you message on the Bulletin Board, “if any one who could not be there would still like to still help out, you can make a greatly appreciated donation at Vikings Lumber at Lincolnville Beach or send it to Bill’s brother, Frank Feener, 104 Belfast Road, Northport, 04849."

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