WALDOBORO REC OFFERS DISCOUNT FUNTOWN / SPLASHTOWN TICKETS
The Waldoboro Recreation Department has received its summer supply of discount passes to Funtown/Splashtown USA in Saco, ME.
Funtown/Splashtown "Big Combo" day passes for those 48" inches and taller are available for $30.00 each, a savings of $9.00!
We will only be selling funtown/splashtown tickets this year.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Tickets may be purchased via check or cash at the Waldoboro Town Office located at 1600 Atlantic Highway in Waldoboro. Discount tickets for the 2018 season are available through Labor Day weekend. Call the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information.
In the 9/10 Girls Division local champion Kytana Williamson finished in second place overall!
In the 9/10 Boys Division local hitting champion Josh Blake finished in second place overall, with local running champion Aidyn Herring finishing in 3rd!
In the 11/12 Boys division local champion Gabe Lash finished in first place overall! His score will be compared with others in the New England region and if it is a top 3 score he will advance to the next round that will be held at Fenway Park!
Konner Scofield and Rachel Barbour qualified for the sectional competition but did not attend.
*Photo courtesy of Matt Lash
Beginning on Monday, June 4th night paving of Route 1 from Route 32 to Manktown Road will begin 6pm-6am.
The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Waldoboro Youth Summer Recreation Program. The program provides five weeks of structured activities and field trips for Waldoboro children entering first through seventh grade.
The program is scheduled to begin Monday, July 9th and run 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday until August 10th, 2018, at the Miller Elementary School gymnasium. Registrations for non-resident children will be accepted on a space available basis. Program attendance is flexible, so families can go on vacations and still attend the remaining events when they return.
Parents, legal guardians or designated representatives must sign children in and out each day. There are a maximum of 40 spots available each week. There are many activities and field trips planned for this year. Weekly swimming and hiking trips are planned in addition to other activities around the Midcoast community.
Program cost is $40/week per child. (Non-residents $60). A limited number of scholarships are available for Waldoboro citizens only. Contact the Recreation Department at 832-5369 for more information. Registration forms can be found at the Waldoboro Town Office or at www.waldoboromaine.org
On Sunday May 20th 2018, thirteen athletes gathered at Begley Field at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex to compete in the annual Pitch Hit and Run Event. This years event had kids across 3 separate divisions, the 9/10 girls division, 9/10 boys division and the 11/12 boys division. In each division there is a possibility of 4 different champions, the Overall Champion with the highest combined score, and the individual event champions with the highest score in each event (Pitching, Hitting, Running)
The 9/10 girls division had 4 competitors which included, Kytana Williamson, Kendall Simmons, Arianna Kennard and Rachel Barbour. Results as follows:
Overall Champion: Kytana Williamson
Pitching Champion: Rachel Barbour & Kytana Williamson
Hitting Champion: Kytana Williamson
Running Champion: Kytana Williamson
The 9/10 boys division also had 4 competitors which included, Konner Scofield, Aidyn Herring, Josh Blake and Nathan Staples. Results as follows:
Overall Champion: Konner Scofield & Aidyn Herring
Pitching Champion: Konner Scofield
Hitting Champion: Josh Blake
Running Champion: Aidyn Herring
The 11/12 Boys division had 5 competitors which included, Gabe Lash, Kristian Schumann, Sam Moody, Sebastian Smith, and Kolby Staples. Results as follows:
Overall Champion: Gabe Lash
Pitching Champion: Gabe Lash
Hitting Champion: Gabe Lash
Running Champion: Gabe Lash
All of the Champions from the Waldoboro event have qualified to compete at the sectional competition in Bangor on June 3rd. Overall Champions of the Sectional event in Bangor will have there scores compared to others in the region to see if they qualify to compete in the next round at Fenway Park!!!! Good luck to all the Waldoboro Champions and a special thanks to all the volunteers that help make this event happen.
**I have attached the excel spreadsheet of the overall results from the competition with the scores included for each competitor**
**Pictured from Left to Right: Josh Blake, Konner Scofield, Gabe Lash, Aidyn Herring, Kytana Williamson and Rachel Barbour**
Waldoboro is #1 in Clams! Once again, the Town of Waldoboro is proud to have the best diggers in the state, producing the best product on the market today! Thank you to all our hard working clammers who keep the Medomak River and Waldoboro the #1 landing in the great State of Maine! Many do not realize that the clamming industry is the largest employer in Waldoboro and one of the most important economic drivers that we have.
|2017* Top 10 Soft Clam Ports by Pounds|
|2017||Deer Isle||clam soft||475,967||$837,999|
|2017||St. George||clam soft||277,476||$474,905|
Waldoboro was the number one harvest river in 2016 of shellfish. (more than 2nd and 3rd combined)
In 2016 Waldoboro harvested 917,749 lbs of shellfish.
Based on the last 7 year average, Waldoboro is the largest shellfish harvesting river in the State of Maine, exceeding 2nd place by an average of 150k pounds per year.
Many exciting things are happening with the Medomak Project this summer. Gabrielle Hillyer a graduate student from University of Maine is deploying drifters in order to map tidal currents in the Medomak. These drifters will measure temperature, salinity, light intensity, pH and Dissolved Organic Carbon. This research will help better explain the currents of the Medomak and hopefully help us understand how any potential bacteria travels. This has a direct impact on not only the health of the river but those men and women who make their living off of the Medomak, and those who live and play on the Medomak. In order to track the currents and collect data Gabrielle will be releasing drifters, which float with tidal currents. These floaters can be monitored remotely, and map out how long it takes for them to leave an area. The drifters are pictures below, if you come across them please do not touch them (click image to enlarge).
IF YOU CALL 911… WILL WE FIND YOU QUICKLY WHEN SECONDS COUNT?
Unmarked or poorly marked addresses are causing response delays by Emergency Responders. Follow these tips to HELP US, HELP YOU when seconds count...
Homes and Businesses
- Address numbers should be large enough to be clearly seen from the road and set on a background of contrasting color. (Preferably illuminated or reflective at night).
- If your address numbers can’t be seen from the road, attach numbers to an additional sign of contrasting color and place close to your driveway entrance so they are easily seen by approaching rescue vehicles. Located them so they are not obstructed by snow in the winter or leaves in the summer.
- Mobile homes and apartments should also be identified with a number.
- If you live on a corner, make sure the house number faces the street named in your address.
- Reflective signs are the best and are available through the Waldoboro Fireman’s Association.
- Do not use your mailbox as the only means of identification for your home or business. Mailbox numbers can be confusing, especially if they are grouped together and there are multiple houses in close proximity.
- Put an additional address sign near your driveway to aid rescuers.
- Mark your mailbox on both sides. Make sure the numbers are in good repair and are of contrasting color that can be easily seen by approaching rescue vehicles.
- Keep clear of snow and ice in the winter.
Reflective Address Markers are available through the Waldoboro Fireman’s Association. Signs are double sided, measure 18” x 6” and have 3” white reflective numbers set on a blue reflective background. Cost is only $20.00 per sign.
The Town Office is carrying recycle bins for your convenience. Just like our compost bins, we will be passing these onto you at COST, if you choose to purchase them. You do not have to be a resident to purchase these.
We are stocking these recycle bins in response to many comments from residents who are looking for an easy way to sort their recyclables at home. Remember… recycling is required at the Transfer Station whether you bring your trash there or have someone else do it for you.
These bins are space saving, stackable (with or without the cover on), and have an easy access front flap which can stay open if desired. Each bin is 24” x 18” x 17”.
Set of 3 bins is $42.00 ‘cash and carry’ while in stock. These bins are in stock for your viewing. Stop into the Town Office or call us (832.5369) for more details.
The Town of Waldoboro, per the 2010 census, has a population of 5,075. There is a total land area of 73 square miles, making it one of the largest towns in the area. The total water area is around 7 square miles.
There are 103.18 miles of roads:
- 12.55 miles of State highways (maintained year round by the State),
- 29.97 miles of State aid roads (plowed by the Town and maintained by the State),
- 47.87 miles of paved Town roads (maintained year round by the Town),
- 9.79 miles of gravel roads (maintained year round by the Town), and
- 3.00 miles for the transfer station and parks (maintained year round by the Town).
The fiscal year 2016 total valuation is $493,214,500 representing 3,044 parcels at a tax rate of $15.30 per $1,000 valuation. The total appropriation is $7,410,141.90.
Clamming is Waldoboro's largest employer:
- Waldoboro sells more commercial clam licenses than any other Town in the State.
- In 2015, Waldoboro was the State's number one clam producing Town.
- In 2015, Waldoboro harvested 846,460 lbs of clams.
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