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.
The countdown begins.
Only a week is left before the winning ticket in the Boothbay Region YMCA’s $10,000 lottery is drawn on Dec. 31 at noon in the Y lobby. You don’t have to be present to win.
Tickets at $100 each (with the winning amount based on the number of tickets sold) are available at the Y front desk or from any staff or board member. Buy a ticket individually or with family, friends, co-workers or neighbors. Only 200 tickets will be sold.
Lincoln County Commissioners, meeting Dec. 16 with Treasurer Rick Newell, opened three bids that were submitted for the county’s $6 million tax anticipation loan — and awarded the business to Bath Savings Institution.
Each year the county must borrow funds so that county government and services can continue to function before property tax payments are received. Other banks submitting bids for the loan were Camden National Bank and The First National Bank.
We were at a book signing at L.L. Bean in Freeport recently to shamelessly promote the purchase of our book, “Maine’s Favorite Birds” as the perfect holiday gift (yes, that is a not-so-subtle hint), when we met a wonderful couple from the Philadelphia area.
Senior co-captain Evan Hepburn banked home the game winner with two seconds left in overtime to give the Seahawks a very gritty 60-58 road win at Hall-Dale on Friday night. Hepburn had given the Seahawks a one-point lead with 1:13 left in overtime after tying the score in the last minute of regulation.
Freshman Page Brown scored 19 points and senior Morgan Crocker added 16 as the Boothbay Region Lady Seahawks outlasted the Hall-Dale Bulldogs, 58-45, in Western Maine Class C basketball action at BRHS Friday night. The win improved Boothbay’s record to 4-0.
Maine is full of good people doing great things to help others. An off-duty first responder who comes to the aid of a neighborhood. A classroom volunteer who makes a significant impact on the lives of young students. A cashier who administers first aid when an elderly customer was seriously injured in a fall.
The Coastal Humane Society Animal Shelter, 30 Range Road, Brunswick will host a Holly Jolly Holiday Spectacular in hopes of finding homes for puppies, dogs, cats, kittens and small animals before Christmas.
The rainy weather and a conflicting concert held locally led to a quiet Men's Night in Boothbay Harbor on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Many stores were open, but the number of shoppers was, in general, lower than expected.
“We never have extra food left over,” said State Rep. Stephanie Hawke, who was manning the grill at Janson's Clothing Store along with senior David Machon.
The grill provides free food for shoppers and all donations go to help project graduation.
Although the weather will soon favor skis, snowmobiles and sleds, the time to think about bikes has come for Newcastle and Damariscotta cyclists.
An online survey for a new bike and pedestrian plan has been made available for those who walk, bike or run in the Twin Villages.
The regularly scheduled meeting of the board of selectmen has been canceled because of the holidays.
However, the board will still be meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22 for a special executive session to discuss town personnel issues.
The next regular meeting of the selectmen will be held Monday, Jan. 12.