Lincolnville Town News
By Diane O'Brien
All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The selectmen meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m.; the meeting is televised on Channel 22.
The Lakes & Ponds Committee meets Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
The Planning Board meets Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., televised.
The town is hiring an administrative assistant. Information about the position is available on the town website, www.town.lincolnville.me.us, or at the Town Office. Closing date for applications is Feb. 27 at close of business.
Results of the New England Common Assessment Program, a series of standardized tests administered yearly to students in grades 3-8, show LCS students again scored above the state average in nearly all categories. Good job, LCS students and staff!
Clara McGurren’s win in the LCS spelling bee was her second in a row. Runner-up was Gabby Englander, with Sophia Buckley-Clement in third place. With no other Waldo County participants, Clara will represent LCS and the county at the state bee on Mar. 30.
BoxTops for Education is an easy way everyone can help the school. For every box top of a participating product sent in, LCS earns 10 cents; that can add up fast, and LCS collects them year-round. For a list of products go to www.boxtops4education.com. Call the school office, 763-3366, if you need more information.
I remember when we collected Campbell's Soup labels for the school; for many years I always had a pile of them on the sink windowsill. Joan Carol Baker of Hope, who lived in the Center at that time, used to gather them all, then trim and bundle them for collection, probably thousands of them!
This has been a sad few weeks for several local families, especially sad for the relatively young age of their loved ones: Elwin "Skip" Lord, Noelani Crawford, and Ashley Dare-Pendleton. The whole community mourns with their families. And with the familes of Bill Chalmers and Priscilla Pattison. Bill was a lifelong resident of Fernalds Neck, and, I believe, knew it better than anyone. Priscilla came to Lincolnville summers as a child, and retired here many years ago. The sculpture that stands next to the Town Office is her work.
More than 20 bags of yarn went home with knitters last Saturday at the Farmers’ Market. The donated mohair and other pretty yarns is already coming back as handmade scarves which we’ll begin to sell at the Market. All money raised will go directly into the fund to restore the Center Schoolhouse, build the Open Air Museum and landscape the parcel of land still known to most in town as Dean & Eugley’s.
(And by the way, let’s think of a name for this site. If you’ve got an idea, email or call me. We’ll get a list of suggestions and then present the ideas to townspeople to decide.) If you’d like to help make scarves, contact me or come to the Market this Saturday, Feb. 23. We’ll have yarn, patterns, and knitting help available.
Eggs, Jersey milk, yogurt, farmer's cheese, maple syrup, baked goods, homemade soup, coffee, and lots of good company – all at the L’ville Farmers Market, 6 Heal Rd., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
Herbalist to speak at Lincolnville Community Library
Katheryn Langelier, the founder of Herbal Revolution, an organic herbal company based in Lincolnville, will speak on herbal preparations at 7 pm.. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Lincolnville Community Library. She will discuss what makes herbs nourishing, which ones grow in Maine and how to use them. Kathi grows many organic herbs in her own gardens, as well as traveling throughout Maine to gather wild plants in coastal areas, fields and forests in a sustainable, ethical way. Readers of the Lincolnville Bulletin Board may recall her posts looking for stands of specific wild plants she could harvest this past summer and fall.
She uses these herbs to create a variety of products, including teas, elixirs and body butters. The talk will be followed by plenty of time for discussion and the sampling of some of Kathi’s nourishing herbal tea blends.
This is the first in a series of free health and wellness programs at the Lincolnville Community Library. The library is located at the corner of Main Street and Heal Road in Lincolnville Center. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dwight Mahoney reported seeing several robins, both at his house and on Belfast Road after the big storm last week. They certainly won’t find any worms with two-plus feet of snow!