Lincolnville Town News

By Sarah Reynolds | Oct 08, 2012

By Diane O'Brien


Municipal meetings

All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Also, Thursday, the Board of Appeals meets at 7.

The Conservation Commission meets Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at the L’ville Improvement Association building.

Town Office

An open house and tour of the Town Office is being held on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. giving everyone in town an opportunity to come by and see for themselves the need for more space. A mailing to every townsperson this week will explain the plan for renovating the Town Office; the issue will be on the ballot in November. Please stop by and take the tour. As someone who makes frequent visits to the office on a variety of errands, I’m convinced.

Anita Reynolds Day

Staff and students at L’ville Central School honored Anita Reynolds last Friday, declaring Oct. 5 as Anita Reynolds Day. Anita is retiring after 38 years as school cook at LCS and Hope (as well as many years cooking at Camp Tanglewood) The staff presented her with a laptop computer so she can keep in touch with doings at the school, a card signed by all the children, and a resolution from the Selectmen designating the day in her honor. Anita, devoted to LCS students, has been a constant in the lives of so many Lincolnville children; we all owe her our gratitude and good wishes.


Congratulations to the following September Students of the Month: Kindergarten; Trey Freeman, First Grade; Grace Moody and Owen Hotchkin, Second Grade; Zoe O’Brien, Third Grade; Emmit Dayhoof and Lili Clement, Fourth Grade; Rose O’Brien and Paige Chester, Fifth Grade; Kasey Wood and Hayden Thibeault, Sixth Grade; Ayla Curit; Seventh Grade; Emma Hallundbaek and Eighth Grade; Clara McGurren.

Meet the candidate

Randy Mailloux, candidate for judge of probate in Waldo County, will be at Steve Peterson’s, 500 Beach Rd., on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2-5 p.m. Stop by and meet him.

October Pie Buy

The L’ville pie bakers are taking orders for pies to be picked up Oct. 20 at the Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon. We’ll be making blueberry-peach (a limited number), regular blueberry, apple and quiche. The fruit pies are $12 each and the quiche $15 -- specify quiche with or without meat (ham or bacon, we haven’t decided which). All proceeds go to the Move It! fund.

This is the fifth Pie Buy we’ve had since last spring. About 10 pie bakers gather on Thursday, Oct. 18, to mix up dough and roll out crusts, and then another 10 or so on Friday, Oct. 19, to assemble the pies. Let me know if you’d like to help one or both of those days; no experience necessary.

The pies are delivered to Rose Thomas by noon, where she bakes them 30 at a time in her huge wood oven. She needs to get them baked before the pizza orders start coming in at 4. (If you haven’t tried Rose and Peter’s wood oven pizza yet, give her a call any Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 446-7280 and order one!)

Moving Day coming up

With insurance issues settled, the L'ville Historical Society is proceeding with plans to move the old Center Schoolhouse from the L'ville Boat Club to the lot across the road. Our target date to actually get it across is Oct. 27, and we'll be doing it with people power! More on how you can be part of that later.

The phone company is going to raise the cable wires onto a new 50-foot pole. This will put those heavy cable wires up above the building, though there will be a pole just to the right of the building. All things considered, I think we'll be happier with the wires above the building than going right across the facade at the 17'-foot level they're at now.

Thanks to Bob Bateman of Thurlow Road and Chris Dean of Gardiner, several trees that were interfering with raising the wires have been removed, saving us potentially $1,000. The two did this as a donation to the project.

The moving crew -- Jim Dunham, Paul Cartwright, and Tom May -- have braced the building inside and separated it from the shed in the back. With building jacks borrowed from folks around town they've raised it some 4 inches off the foundation. The next step will be rolling it onto timber tracks using pipes as rollers.

Viking Lumber has donated a great deal of lumber for the tracks it will roll on. And Rankin's has donated three squares of shingles to be used in restoring the front of the LBC's shed.

Moving large buildings used to be a pretty common thing around here, but you don't see it much anymore. If any of you "sidewalk superintendents" want to get a look at the process, you'll know it's a work day for the crew when the big door is open. Please don't step inside the building, but of course you're welcome to watch. And if you see yellow tape around the site, please stay outside of it. It's for everyone's safety.

We've raised about $13,000 this past spring and summer through pie sales, the picnic supper and auction in July, and the radio play in August. Many, many of you have supported these events -- bought our pies. bid at the auction, and come to the play, as well as made cash donations -- truly a Lincolnville project.

Thanks to everyone who's helping, and watch for more information about the big day: Saturday, Oct. 27!

Hospice auction

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County holds its third annual auction on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. A silent auction will be held 5-7 p.m. with the live auction  at 7:30, Rosey Gerry, auctioneer. If you have items to donate call 930-2677.


Bayshore Baptist Church is having a Singspiration on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. A Singspiration is a good old-fashioned hymn fest with all of the old hymns. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

Maplewood meeting

The annual meeting of the Maplewood Cemetery Corporation will be Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at the LIA building. All are welcome.

Save the date

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 & 27, 6-9:30 p.m., Belfast High School class of 2016 will host their second haunted walk at the high school on Waldo Avenue. Cost is $5 per person; they recommend children under 13 be accompanied by an adult as they “plan to be very frightening”! Contact Anne at 342-2170 or “We look forward to scaring you,” says Anne.

Craft shows

Two fall craft shows are coming up. The first is Saturday, October 27 at the LIA building. The other is November 24 at the Community Building. Contact Nancy Heald about reserving tables at either of them; you can reach her at 763-4280 or

Watch out for moose

Just a reminder: The moose are out and about these days, looking for a mate. And they’re very hard to see at night. Moose eyes either don’t reflect headlights or they’re too tall to be caught in a car’s lights. And their fur is very, very dark. In other words, moose are practically invisible. It’s a good practice when driving at night to always imagine a moose (or deer) might come out into the road, and be prepared to react.

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