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LINCOLN — The “Become a Magician” video course is now available to all Lincoln Library patrons. This successful, free, self-guided course teaches students ages 8-80 enough magic to do a 30-minute performance and includes, along with teaching the magic tricks, acting and storytelling skills so the performance is entertaining and fun. Most of the props needed are items that can be found in your home or for a few dollars at the drugstore. The course was tested in ten Vermont communities this summer and was well received by both libraries and students. Teachers, Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks...

JANET FREDERICKS AND Tom Verner perform in an orphanage in South India. Since the pandemic hit, the duo’s travel plans have all been canceled. While at home in Lincoln, they have created a 13 session video series on “Becoming a Magician.” This virtual course is available through local libraries and the Town Hall Theater.
Have you ever watched the audience at a magic show? Everyone’s eyes are glued to the performers, their eyebrows are slightly furrowed, mouths agape and their bodies motionless as they try desperately to spot the “trick.” Then — poof! How did she do that? The audience sits back, laughs and relaxes into what we can only assume is magic. Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks of Lincoln bring this kind of happiness all over the world. They are the founders of Magicians Without Borders and have traveled to over 45 countries bringing love, laughter, magic and hope to hundreds of thousands of refugee and...
LINCOLN — A big thank you to all who stopped by the firehouse for the 5-Town Fill the Firehouse Food Drive with your food and monetary donations. Thanks to your kindness and generosity, Lincoln’s total was 905 pounds of food and $878 in monetary donations collected. The overall 5-town total was 5,924 pounds of food collected and $3,177 in monetary donations to benefit the Have-A-Heart Food Shelf in Bristol. Thank you all for making a difference in our community. We appreciate you! The Five Town Resource Partnership will be sponsoring “Share the Warmth — A Winter Outerwear Giveaway,” on...
LINCOLN — The MAUSD Food Cooperative has announced that all students attending school can enjoy free breakfast and lunch every day for the 2020-2021 school year. These free meals are for hybrid learners, remote learners and other children 18 years old and younger. There are three pickup options available. The 2-day weekend meal pack contains two breakfasts and two heat and eat entree meals for each child. The 3-day hybrid meal pack includes three breakfasts and three heat and eat entrees for each child. The 5-day meal pack includes five breakfasts, three heat and eat entrees and two cold deli...
What’s going on and why is it taking so long to get what you need? It’s because of the pandemic. Many new challenges have occurred, and each one adds demands on our work as town officials. I am writing to explain my situation as your elected town clerk, but I assure you that other town officials are experiencing similar struggles. In March, schools and businesses were shut down and a core group of “essential” Lincoln officials continued to work during that time to keep the town running. Since then everyone is back on the job, but some continue to work from home. When the Governor released...
LINCOLN — Back in the day — this would have been the early 1900s — there was a kid in Lincoln named Roger Sargent who had his own special cup hanging on a nail in the Lincoln Creamery down the road, so that whenever he came to visit he could have a drink of buttermilk. The cup was a gift from the fellow who ran the creamery, John Chapman. Many decades later, long after the creamery had closed, kids growing up in Lincoln enjoyed different delights, like bumping into retiree Val Webber, who used to go around town with a pocketful of nickels, handing them out to every child he met. These and...
LINCOLN — The Fill the Firehouse Food Drive will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Lincoln Firehouse. The fire departments in our five-town area will once again open their station doors from 9 a.m. to noon to accept non-perishable food and toiletry donations. All items collected benefit the Have-A-Heart Food Shelf, which serves the communities of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro. Cash and check donations will also be accepted. Suggested donation items include: pasta sauce, pasta, soup, canned beans (black & kidney), baked beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit,...
LINCOLN — There will be a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Fundraiser at the Lincoln Library on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2:30-5 p.m. If you have your own favorite tools, you are welcome to bring them. Pumpkin carving tables will be set up outside. A donation for pumpkin carving is suggested.  Delicious soup and yummy baked goods will also be available for purchase. See Wendy at the library if you’d like to donate baked goods for the fundraiser. Costumes are welcome!  FROM THE TOWN CLERK Lincoln’s Board of Civil Authority has voted to change our polling place to Burnham Hall, for the Nov. 3, 2020,...

GLEN BARTOLOMEO BAKES and sells dozens of loaves of bread each week from his home kitchen in Lincoln. After decades of working in commercial kitchens, he decided to do something on his own. Eight years ago he got a home baking license and started Glen’s Pride Breads, which have been popular at the Lincoln General Store and in neighboring towns. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
LINCOLN — When Glen Bartolomeo moved to Lincoln eight years ago, acquired a home baking license and launched Glen’s Pride Breads as a semi-retirement project, he figured he’d bake a few loaves for a year or two and that would be it. But his neighbors had other ideas. “It’s taken on a life of its own, thanks to the community,” Bartolomeo told the Independent. It all began with a fellow Lincoln resident who learned about Bartolomeo’s baking through word of mouth and started buying loaves from him. Then she suggested that he sell his bread at the Lincoln General Store. Not artisan bread, the...
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Community School has hosted a vibrant Mentor Program since 2014. Members from the Lincoln community are matched with LCS students. The commitment is one hour a week or two hours every two weeks, meeting in school or out of school, or a combination of the two. It’s a win-win situation! And though we are in the time of a pandemic, the Lincoln Mentor Program is going strong (with the necessary safety precautions in place). If interested, or for more information, please email Lincoln Mentor Coordinator Beth Nelson at beth.nelson@mausd.org. THANK YOU FROM LCS Cheering-on...

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