Wassail, wassail, all over the town: Edgecomb Eddy grades 4-6 students went caroling and delivered pet foods, toys, other things they have been collecting to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, and foods to our local food pantry. Bravo! And the school thanks you, Michael and Cara Gaffney, for your donation of five pairs of new gloves for students.
Once again, the Damariscotta River Association’s annual holiday party drew a large crowd of supporters. Over 100 members attended the gala potluck held at the DRA headquarters on Belvedere Road. One guest commented: “This is the best party in town!”
All state offices will be closed on the following days:
Like hundreds of families, the McLaughlins visited the Boothbay Railway Village on Oct. 26 and rode the “Ghost Train.” Mary and Kevin McLaughlin, of Belgrade, brought their three children (Christopher, 8; Miranda, 10; and Kameron, 8) to enjoy the weekend’s spooky Halloween celebration.
Traveling around the state is nothing new for the family. The McLaughlins enjoy taking day trips to visit attractions like the Ghost Train, or loading up their camper for a weekend outing.
Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson is a community recreation and education center. A single staff member coordinates with a huge array of local volunteers – well over one hundred annually to keep the trails maintained, organize and implement programming, and keep the organization thriving. Community support and involvement is central to HVNC’s mission and success.
Entomologist Charlene Donahue of the Maine Forest Service doesn’t want the state to take the hit Massachusetts did from the winter moth. Thousands of acres of Massachusetts trees were lost to the insect that eats leaves while it’s a caterpillar.
The caterpillars favor oak trees and also have a taste for trees and bushes that grow two of Maine’s favorites — apples and blueberries.
Come join with us at one of our United Methodist Churches of the Boothbay area on Christmas Eve. Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24 at these times:
East Boothbay at 4 p.m. with Linda Murray
Southport at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Ami Sawtelle
Boothbay Harbor: One service at 7:30 p.m. with Linda Murray and a Communion Service at 10:30 p.m. with Pastor Ami Sawtelle
The Boothbay planning board wants to improve communication with the Maine Forest Service. The board is considering changing its standards for timber harvesting in shoreland areas to achieve that goal.
The board wants to explore the possible advantages for changing its designation in the Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas.
On Thursday, Dec. 11, St. Andrews Auxiliary members contributed their time and their great cooking skills to present a luncheon for all the employees of St. Andrews, both at the Village and at the St. Andrews Campus.
This annual event is the auxiliary’s expression of thanks and appreciation to the many people who work tirelessly to provide top-level health care to our community.
Lincoln Theater in downtown Damariscotta announces the return of Eric Lugosch, with Stephen Bennett, for its second annual Holiday Guitar night on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
National Fingerpicking Champion Eric Lugosch presents a truly original, inspirational show. No gimmicks or gadgets — just a genuinely gifted imagination and a fluency that comes from years of working on his craft.
All is still around the island this morning. Gray skies bode rain and perhaps snow this evening. Our woods show damage from the storms thus far this winter, many broken and downed trees. After tonight’s precipitation, an advanced forecast promises clear weather through Christmas Day.
Come join in the celebration this Christmas Eve at Faith Baptist Church of Newcastle at 7 p.m. This special service will be filled with the singing of time honored Christmas carols.
The Echoes of Faith is a Southern Gospel Trio featuring Bill and Cindy Campbell Frith (formally from The Campbell Family singers ) and Julie O’Donnell, as well as others, will be sharing the story of Jesus’ birth in song.
The twenty-six students of Southport Central School helped island residents get into the holiday spirit with music on Monday, Dec. 15.
Postponed from Dec. 9 due to a conflict and weather, the school’s annual Holiday Concert, under the direction of music teacher Scott Ogden, featured musicians and singers performing eight songs on the Southport Town Hall stage.
Even though Dec 21 marks the beginning of winter, the snow and ice storms that we have had recently suggest that winter has already come and I am afraid to think what the rest of the season will bring.
Being prepared for such storms is a must as the risk of falling is a reality.