Lincolnville Town News
By Diane O'Brien
All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The selectmen meet Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., meeting televised on Channel 99.
The Planning Board meets Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., televised.
The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Tank or No Tank
If you travel north of town, to Northport, Belfast and into Searsport you can’t miss them – the “Thanks but No Tank” signs sprouting on many lawns. They’re a reference to the huge liquefied propane gas tank being proposed by DCP, a Colorado-based corporation, for Searsport’s Mack Point. Opponents of the project are making the point that all of us living on Penobscot Bay and along Route 1 will be negatively affected by the tank. Both shipping on the Bay and trucks traveling Route 1 will greatly increase. If this concerns you, call Senator Susan Collins’ office (202-224-2523) and tell her so. Although we’re not residents of Searsport and can’t vote for or against, we’re right down the road and share the same bay.
At a joint School Union 69 meeting on Nov. 29, Denis Howard was nominated as interim superintendent of Union 69 (Appleton, Hope & Lincolnville) to serve Jan. 1 through June 30, 2013, at a salary of $450 per day for 72 days. Our current superintendent, Tom Marx, is retiring at the end of the year. Tom has been our top administrator for many years, and at different times, starting back in the '80s when he was SAD 28’s superintendent, and Union 69 contracted for administrative services from them. Good luck to him in his retirement!
After School Enrichment this week includes a healthy cooking class for grades 6-8, Jewelry Club for grades 3-5 and Crafty Kids. The Game Club is looking for donations of board and card games for grades K-5 to play during their monthly meeting.
Eighth-graders are holding a bottle drive on Jan. 5; save all those holiday bottles and cans for the kids who are raising money for their class trip to Quebec City in the spring. Returnables should be bagged and left by the “curb” by 9 a.m. for pickup. Thanks in advance from the class!
The girls' and boys' basketball teams play at Jefferson on Monday, Dec. 10; the boys play first, at 3:45. Friday, Dec. 14, the teams travel to Vinalhaven, leaving on the 10:30 a.m. ferry and returning at 4:30 p.m. For the full schedule of practices and games, check the school website, http://www.lcs.lincolnville.k12.me.us/.
If you have chidren in grades 5, 6 or 7 they’re eligible for a free pass to various winter activities throughout the state from downhill and cross-country skiing to ice skating and snow tubing, something for the whole family. Winterkids is a nonprofit aimed at exposing Maine children and their families to all the winter fun to be had here. Go to their website, http://winterkids.org , to learn more.
Stop by the Market in the Center this Saturday, Dec. 8, for good food (chowder, seafood pies, breads, pies, sweets, maple syrup) for crafts and gifts for Christmas giving, 9 a.m. to noon. Last week the place was humming with lots of good conversations. And like every Saturday, the library was open. Hope to see you there!
Crossroad Community Baptist Church
Alberto Melo, a Southern Baptist missionary with the International Mission Board, will be the guest speaker at Crossroads Community Baptist Church this Sunday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. Mr. Melo, born and raised in Brazil, is presently a missionary, along with his wife and children, in Slovakia in western Europe. All are welcome to stay after worship for a soup and sandwich lunch. CCBC meets Sundays at Lincolnville Central School. For more information, call Pastor Dave, 763-3551.
Advent at United Christian Church
HeartSong, an a cappella volunteer chorus from the Belfast Area led by Mariah Williams, will be performing songs of comfort and peace at the UCC’s 4 p.m. Advent service, Sunday Dec. 9. All welcome.
Library Christmas show
A Christmas show featuring stories, music and a singalong will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the L’ville Community Library’s temporary location (in the Farmers’ Market in the Center – Grampa Hall’s if you haven’t been paying attention!) This is a free show; bring your own chair if possible, and come prepared to laugh, sing and maybe cry. After all, Christmas memories are always emotional.
Boston Post cane
Saturday, Dec. 8, is Alice Carver’s 100th birthday. A longtime resident of L’ville Beach, Alice is the recipient of the town’s Boston Post cane, which always goes to the oldest citizen. Congratulations, Alice!
A garden looking for a gardener
A friend who can longer tend his garden wants to find a gardener in need of the land. He’s got the dirt and the sun; if you’re interested in planting it and sharing the produce from it, you may have a deal. Call me for the details.
Another Beach Christmas party and a benefit supper
Thank you to all who made last Saturday another wonderful community day. Beach bonfire – Andy Young and crew, carol singing – Richard Grant, party – Cindy Dunham and many helpers, Fire Department – Santa transport, and for a successful Hurricane Sandy fund-raising supper – the members of King David’s Lodge and their spouses and friends.