News and Events in Wiscasset

News and Events

Lincoln County Historical Association misses summer visitors, but looks to the future

Just as many stores, restaurants, and other businesses have fallen victim to the dictates of the Corona virus, museums and historic sites including three that are maintained by Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) remain closed to summer visitors.

In a normal year, volunteer docents would share stories of these buildings to show how history intertwines with the heritage of this part of Maine. LCHA’s Chapman-Hall House, Pownalborough Court House, and the 1811 Old Jail span 200 years of Lincoln County history. The individuals who lived and worked in these historic buildings were observers and sometimes influential participants in the growth of Lincoln County from a district of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to one of the 16 counties in the State of Maine.

Although the buildings themselves remain quiet for now, LCHA looks to the future. Education director Louise Miller is adjusting her programs to meet the needs of a school year that promises to be unlike any other, with the exception perhaps of 1918. The cancellation of summer children’s programs and fundraisers has limited the organization’s ability to network and share with the community, but.a successful grant proposal will help fund a major electricity renovation in the Old Jail, and members have have shown their appreciation for the mission of the Association with their memberships and donations to support ongoing projects.. For this generosity the Board of LCHA is very grateful.

In the coming year, as restrictions ease and protocols are put in place to keep visitors and docents safe, the LCHA historic sites will once again be open to share insights into the rich heritage of Lincoln County. Meanwhile, the public is invited to view LCHA’s new website launched in the spring at Hiking trails at the Pownalborough Court House are also open to all.

The Lincoln County Historical Association is a nonprofit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset, and the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden.  For more information about the Lincoln County Historical Association, visit and the Facebook pages, Lincoln County Historical Association Maineand Pownalborough Court House Museum.

Caption:  This display of 17th and 18th century navigational tools was featured at an LCHA event at the Chapman-Hall House in 2017.

Chamber Chat with Chip-June 10

Hosted by LCTV, chamber chats with chip will be broadcast Wednesdays at 7:30pm, every two weeks.

Available for viewing on : Spectrum Cable TV Channel 1301

Tidewater Cable Channel 7

and on

Next Up- July 8 with Sheepscot Bay Physical Therapy

Next Up- July 22 with First Congregational Church Wiscasset

Next Up- August 5 with Red’s Eats

PiYO with Lorna‘ (Outdoor fitness class) will be moved into the gymnasium tonight if the weather becomes an issue.
If weather conditions become an issue for our outdoor fitness classes we will move them inside the gymnasium (when space is available due to rentals). If you have any questions please call 882-8230 (leave message) or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Reservations have been on the rise for the pool, fitness room and the gymnasium. Please make sure to call (882-8230) or email, to reserve your time in these areas of our facility.

All WCC Memberships have been updated and extended!
If you have any questions about your membership please contact Duane Goud.

Please remember when entering the building we ask that you wear a mask in the lobby and any time you cannot social distance within the building(6′).
When you are within the pool area you are not required to wear a mask.
When you are within the fitness room you are not required to wear a mask while you are working out, but we do ask that you respect one another and please social distance 14′ while working out. We have signage posted throughout the building to help everyone with spacing and sanitation.

Thank you for your continued support of the Wiscasset Community Center as we try to keep everyone updated and informed as times, schedules, guidelines, etc. change.


Ames True Value– Open 7-5:30 Monday-Saturday. (207) 882-7710 and Check out their FB
Big Barn Coffee– at the Wiscasset Waterfront Farmer’s Market- Thursdays 3-6 pm Deliveries Wednesday & Saturday, contact Claudia at   
Banking Services:
Camden National Bank, First Federal Savings, First National Bank, & Midcoast FCU-Online, ATM, and Drive Up and inside service available.
Check their FB and website for more info
First National Bank-Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am – Noon If you need assistance please call us at 800-564-3195.
Midcoast FCU-Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 pm, Saturday 9:00-12:00 pm. For mobile check deposit-
Birch Home Furnishings and Gifts– Open. Until further notice, our store hours will be Wednesday thru Saturday 11am – 4pm Closed Sunday through Tuesday
We are offering “shopping by appointment ” Wednesday thru Saturday from
10am to 11am & 4pm to 5pm. To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please call or e-mail us 207-522-4045
Chewonki Foundation-our online resource page for families stuck at home during the covid-19 lockdown: We add new videos and projects daily.
Creamed Baking Co.-See them at the Farmer’s markets, check Facebook @
Cubbyhole Sports Pub-Is Open! checkout their FB Call to order-(207) 687-2079
Dollar General-(207) 520-6522 8:00-9:00 am for senior customers, 8:00-9:00 pm everyday
Goranson’s Farm-Our farmstand is open 7 days a week from 9 to 6.
Grab and go bags and boxes, plus a la carte veggie bags or roots and
greens. Bring a check or bills for totals. 250 River Road, Dresden
Bath Farmer’s Market, Saturday mornings in the Bath Waterfront Park.
In The Clover– currently closed due to the pandemic but displaying new items for sale through Instagram and Facebook
We can also be reached at Jay & Kasey McNamara
Little Village Bistro – 207-687-8232 will be serving a limited menu for curbside pickup on Friday and Saturday evenings. We will be accepting orders ahead of time by email credit card payments only. Check their website for menu options: 
Mammy’s Bakery– open to the public. 3 customers max allowed at a time. Note instructions for shopping, no touching and wear masks! Please come and help support our small business and help us survive during this difficult time, but remember your mask! Check out their Facebook page for updates:
Maxwell’s Market & Deli– open 8:00-7:00 pm, check out their FB for specials
Montsweag Farm Restaurant – Is Open, serving in and out and all around Must reserve, following CDC recommendations 207-443-6563 Still doing Take out Check out their Facebook page for daily menu options
Moulinette-While the shop remains closed, online ordering and curbside delivery is now available. I will be posting items for sale on Instagram, Facebook and the website,
North of the Border-We are open to the public for the season. We are operating in complete compliance with the State Gov and CDC guidelines for safe business practices. check out their FB page:
Old and Everlasting-Opened Thursday through Saturday, 11-4 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm.    Visit us on Facebook and Instagram.
Pat’s Barbershop-Open for business, 9:00-5:00 pm,On demand 1 at a time, get a number, and wait to be called. check out FB or call for info 207-882-6578
Red’s Eats-Red’s Eats-We care about our employees, our customers and everyone…
Red’s Eats will be Health Screening staff before they enter Red’s (Temperature taken, signing a form stating that they are not experiencing any symptoms, etc.). All employees will be wearing masks, gloves and following CDC guidelines. We will have social distancing practices in place.
Everyone stay Safe and stay Well! Check out their Facebook page for more info:
Sarahs Café – 207-882-7504 TAKE OUT AT SARAH’S, Friday and Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Sunday, 11-2 p.m. & 4-6:30 p.m. Check out Facebook for the menu! info:
Sea Basket Restaurant – 207-882-6581 open for take out from 11-7 on Wednesday ,Thursday and Sunday 11-8 on Friday and Saturday
Shaw’s Supermarket-7:00-9:00 am, Tuesday & Thursday, reserved hours for our senior citizen and at-risk community members, Hours of operation Sunday-Saturday, 7:00-8:0
Sheepscot Bay Physical Therapy– We are OPEN and ready to increase patient visit scheduling. Call: (207) 832-5544.  A Great Place to Work, Wonderful Patients, and a Welcome Community
Sheepscot Links Golf Course– Open call 207-312-4565. Must have a tee time! Check their FB page or
The Cracked Egg-Wednesday thru Sunday 6AM till 2 pm with limited inside dining and pick up Please call us at 207 882-4777 to place your order. See our specials and menu at:
Treats– Open Thursday to Saturday, 7:30 am until sold out! Check out for the options!
Water Lily Flowers & Gifts– is open for business! Taking phone/on line orders for delivery 207-882-9333/ hours are 9am-4pm  Online at:
Water Street Kitchen and Bar-All spread out and ready to go. 9 feet between all tables, open for Dine In starting today! 207-687-8076 to make a reservation. Can’t wait to see you!
Wiscasset Community Center–  Check out Facebook for further info:
Wiscasset QuickStop–(207) 882-7324 Open till 10 pm
Wiscasset Public Library– check out their FB page
Wiscasset Transfer Station– normal five-day schedule: 8 to 4 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10 to 6 Wednesday.
Businesses may be changing their operations, check out their Facebook or website.
Help Yourself Shelf at St. Philip’s Church – Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 set up as grab ‘n go: Attendees will come to the hall door, check in, and we will put a box of food outside for them to take away, trying to minimize physical contact. If people cannot make the open time, they can call the church at 882-7184, leaving their name, number, number of people in the household, and someone from the group will call back and arrange a pick up for them.
First Congregational Church- Church office open Tuesday-thursday 9-12. Services continue to be virtual. Please check their Facebook page for updated info:
Maine Dep of ED website re: meals
If you would like to be posted to this list, please contact the chamber office 207-882-9600 or email Thanks
National Digital Equity Center
Classes in WordPress – a website creation platform – and QuickBooks – a small business bookkeeping program – may be useful if you are looking to start a business or bring your business online. Check out our many online classes to see what is right for you.
Check out the website for all classes being offered at:
National Digital Equity Center | 207.259.5010 | |
Maine’s Community College System
We have identified several training programs to be conducted online, including for jobs as medical assistants, phlebotomists and technicians who could help make supplies like swabs and disinfectants. MQC is coordinating its efforts with the Department of Labor and other workforce agencies for the recruitment and screening of participants in the new online programs.
SCORE just launched a brand new opportunity to deliver Real Time Mentoring services to business owners.
  • It’s free and all small business owners are welcome.
Open Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm ET – 5:00pm ET
Today, Governor Mills released Executive Order #2 (FY 20/21) which increases enforcement of face covering requirements as was announced last week. As further information or guidance is posted, we will pass that along.
From the Executive Order:
Retail stores with over 50,000 square feet of shopping space (as defined in Executive Order 28-A-2 FY 19/20), eating establishments, bars, tasting rooms, and lodging operations and accommodations (as defined in Executive Order 57 FY 19/20) located in the Counties of Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and York, or in the Municipalities of Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brewer, and Lewiston shall implement measures requiring customers to wear face coverings. Such measures may, for example, include denial of entry or service. The establishment’s responsibility under this section is in addition to compliance with all applicable Executive Orders, State of Maine guidance and the Restarting Maine’s Economy COVID-19 Prevention Checklists, including the use of signage stating that face coverings are required.
The Order may be enforced by any governmental department or official that regulates licenses, permits or otherwise authorizes the operation or occupancy of eating establishments, bars or tasting rooms, lodging operations and accommodations, businesses, buildings, parks and campgrounds. A violation may be construed to be a violation of any such license, permit and other authorization to which pertinent penalties, such as a revocation of said licenses or permits, may be assessed. The Administration has established a reporting form for alleged violations of the State’s health and safety protocols.


Thank you for your participation in Wednesday’s update with Commissioner Heather Johnson of the Maine DECD (7/8/2020).

As we move through Stage 3 of Restarting Maine’s Economy and towards recovery, Commissioner Johnson will now hold monthly updates occurring on the first Wednesday of each month. The next update will be held Wednesday, August 5 at 3:30pm.

As a follow-up to today’s call, or if you weren’t able to join, here are a few helpful links that may help you navigate through any new announcements:

Helpful Links:

Still have questions? Contact the DECD Business Answers at (800) 872-3838 OR email

Please note that we can’t provide help with unemployment claims. For questions on unemployment, please visit  

The Lincoln County Food Initiative (LCFI) has partners across the restaurant, education, charity, government, and public health sectors. Leave a voicemail with your information, and one of our navigators will call back and discuss resources available in your town. The hotline will connect with local resources to provide the best form of assistance.

Meals on Wheels available through Spectrum Generations

Under new guidelines, more people now qualify for the home-delivered meal program

With the emergence of COVID-19 some of the federal and state rules regarding who qualifies for Meals on Wheels have been temporarily changed, and now, anyone over the age of 60 who is practicing social distancing can receive meals throughout Spectrum Generations’ service territory. Disabled adults living with someone receiving meals are also eligible temporarily.

Meals typically would go to older adults who struggle physically to obtain and prepare their own food, people who have chronic conditions, those recovering from medical procedures, and some who don’t have their own transportation. Prior to COVID-19, Spectrum Generations was serving 800 people on the program, including those receiving food through two subcontractors. Prior to the pandemic, the organization had seen such a high need that there was also a wait list nearing 300 people.

Through the generous increased funding from federal and state governments, as well as support from individual donors, grants from Harvard Pilgrim, United Way of Kennebec Valley, Maine Community Foundation, and Central Maine Power, the waitlist has been cleared and Spectrum Generations can now serve even more people. Persons over the age of 60, living in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties, or the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell, who wish to receive Meals on Wheels, should call 1-800-639-1553, weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to speak with a staff member.

The Spectrum Generations’ Meals on Wheels program is deemed an essential service, and staff who usually have duties in other departments now closed have been redeployed to help support the nutrition program.

Volunteers are essential as well – with a current roster of about 100 people, that need will also increase as demand for Meals on Wheels increases and delivery routes are added. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jessica Bucklin at 207-620-1684. All volunteers will be screened and begin a background check process, but will be provided with appropriate PPE for their role, whether it be preparing, packing, or delivering Meals on Wheels.