Lincolnville Town News
By Diane O'Brien
All meetings are held 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, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.
The Planning Board meets Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., meeting televised.
The Town Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving.
Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, 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 7th- & 8th-grade Honors Festival. There were 520 students who 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, and the school of fish hanging are the work of seventh-graders.
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 ones, 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 towards the mowing of two cemeteries in town. For information call Nancy Heald, 763-4280.
Christmas By the Sea – already!
Dec. 1 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 to 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, Nov. 28.
Make sandwiches and decorate the L.I.A. building Saturday, Dec 1, from 10:30 a.m.-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 cleanup crew; you’ll be out and on your way home by 6:30 or so.
Contact Cindy Dunham, 789-5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for any of the above.
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 the Rev. Susan Stonestreet with improvisational piano accompaniment by Clayton Clemetson. Donations accepted. All welcome.
We’re coming to the end of "Dreams From 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.
The Waldo County Humane Society is sponsoring a free rabies clinic Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lincolnville Center Fire Station from 9-11 a.m. Dr. Arble of Little River Veterinary hospital will be the attending veterinarian. The rabies shot is free to residents of Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome for a small fee. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. Call 852-5033 for more information.