Christmas in Lincoln!
PVH staff purchase gifts for nursing home residents
Penobscot Valley Hospital medical technologist Nicole Piché prepares to deliver gifts purchased by staff, family and friends of PVH to area nursing home residents this week. Earlier this month, Nicole contacted employees at Care Ridge Estates, Colonial Acres, Cummings Health Care, and Lakeview Terrace who compiled nearly 40 “wish lists” for their residents.
“My mom used to volunteer at nursing homes and played piano for the residents. Now this is my way of carrying on her spirit and giving back to a deserving group of people who might not otherwise receive gifts,” states Piché. “Many of the area residents are without family and friends, and these may be the only gifts they receive over the holidays. It’ll brighten my day on Christmas morning to think of the joy on these residents’ faces as they open their gifts.”
Other PVH laboratory staff like Helen McReavy have helped Piché organize the lists and gifts. The lab department has also donated two additional boxes of everyday necessities that the residents will enjoy.
Staff of Penobscot Valley Hospital have been purchasing gifts for nursing home residents since 2005, and in that time, have purchased gifts for nearly 300 residents.
Live Nativity in Lee
December 12 - It was reported to us that there's a live nativity scene in Lee, on the Winn Road just after Ridge Road on the right. The family is singing and telling the story of Jesus, on a road that has hardly any traffic. What dedication! UPDATE - The live nativity is scheduled for December 15,16 and 17, and December 19th through Christmas Eve from 6-7 pm, weather permitting. The performances are held at Hal Welch's house, by the Smith/Welch kids.
2015 senior citizens' Christmas party
December 10 - Lincoln area senior citizens enjoyed a fine meal, gifts, fellowship and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus today at the K of C Hall. Students from Mattanawcook Junior High (shown above with Santa and Mrs. Claus) helped out with serving the meal. For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE.
Lincoln Historical Society Christmas party
December 8 - Members of the Lincoln Historical Society enjoyed a Christmas party at the museum on West Broadway, complete with refreshments, games and beautiful holiday decorations.
Santa visits McDonald's
December 8 - Santa arrived at McDonald's this afternoon, with 123 kids enjoying his visit!
Will there be a white Christmas this year?
Breakfast with Santa!
December 5 - The Mattanawcook Academy cafetorium was alive with music, dance and a big crowd of kids of all ages who were excited to meet Santa Claus this morning. The jolly old man was led into the room by the M.A.D.E. dancers, who also performed to entertain the crowd. The place was packed! For those unable to be there, we have a photo slideshow for you (CLICK HERE). Santa will be downtown tonight in the annual Festival of Lights parade, which forms at Hannaford on West Broadway at 4, and should arrive downtown about 5 pm. See you there!
Festival of Lights parade and Christmas tree lighting
December 5 - Lincoln's annual Festival of Lights parade was held downtown tonight, with a flash mob prior to the parade adding to the festivities. Following the parade, the town's Christmas tree, donated by Carly and Billy Cropley, was lit. The weather was very nice, with no precipitation and temperature about 35 degrees. It was the largest crowd for this event in recent memory, with people of all ages gathering to kick off the Christmas season in fine style! CLICK HERE for a photo slideshow, with video to follow sometime on Sunday.
PVH Tree Lighting
The Penobscot Valley Hospital Auxiliary hosted their Tree of Life lighting ceremony on December 3 to honor loved ones through their annual fund raiser. The "Tree of Life" has become a special tribute to family and friends at such an important time of year. At the ceremony, students from Mattanawcook Academy and MJHS were directed by Nancy Kinkade to sing carols to the crowd and patients. PVH dietary staff prepared delicious refreshments for all as they viewed the memorials on a monitor in the hospital’s cafeteria. To date, the event has raised over $1,000 to help fund scholarships for area students, activity packs for children in the hospital, and other projects to benefit the patients and visitors of PVH. There is still time to be part of this memorial event. Applications to recognize a loved one can be completed at the registration desks at PVH, or you may download the application from the PVH website www.pvhme.org under the “What’s New” section.
Window contest winners announced
BEST CHRISTMAS WINDOW CONTEST RESULTS: Announced by the Chamber this week High Performance Hair & Tanning on Main Street and CareJoy Flower Cottage on West Broadway.
Christmas in a small New England town