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Over $22,000 Raised at PVH Golf Tourney

Players from Barresi Benefits Group took home first net prize at the 9th Annual Penobscot Valley Hospital Golf Tournament. Over $15,000 raised at the event will go toward new life-saving equipment at the hospital.

Nearly 60 golfers from across New England participated in the 9th Annual Penobscot Valley Hospital Golf Tournament on August 21 at JaTo Highlands in Lincoln. The event brought in over $22,000 from sponsors and players, and after expenses, a net value of $15,000 will go toward the purchase of new, life-saving equipment in the emergency department, rural health clinic and rehab center.
Major sponsors included Alliance Imaging, Nurse Anesthesia of Maine and Quorum Health Resources as their $1500 Platinum Level; Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, EmCare and Navix as $1000 Gold Sponsors; and Dead River and Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman supporting the event at the $750 Silver Sponsorship level.

Winning teams of the four person scramble were:

· 1st Net (63)– Barresi Benefits Group: Marcus Barresi, Scott Boucher, Gary McFalls and Scott Violette

· 1st Gross (58) – Computer Rehab: Jamie Leavitt, Chris McDonald, Terry McDonald and Tom McDonald

· 2nd Gross (61)– Select Designs: Wyatt Foster, Aaron Hanson, Mike Norris and Andy Vanadestine

· 3rd Gross (62)– Comprehensive Pharmacy Services: AJ Harris, Dustin Hanscom, Scott Richards and Brent Watson

While there were no hole-in-one winners for the 2015 Chrysler 200 from Thornton Brothers or the 2016 Outlander ATV from Lincoln Power Sports, players were awarded prizes for:

· Closest to the Pin – Barry Zimmerman of Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman with a distance of 6’4”

· Longest Drive – Jamie Leavitt of Computer Rehab

· Straightest Drive – Aaron Hanson of Select Designs

· Putting Contest – Andy Vanadestine of Select Designs (sponsored by Barresi Benefits Group, Berry Dunn, Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates, Eastern Maine Healthcare Services, Evident and Health Access Network)

During the awards dinner and barbeque, over twenty raffle prizes were handed out to the winners by the Auxiliary. Andy Vanadestine was the lucky winner of the Bar Harbor golf package.

The hospital would like to thank all sponsors and players who made this year’s tournament a success.

“The hospital would also like to thank the 21 volunteers who made this event possible including staff from PVH, the Auxiliary volunteers and Melissa Caron from Dead River Company,” added marketing & development director Kristie Libby.

Full results and scores are available at If you would like to make a contribution to this or other causes at Penobscot Valley Hospital, visit the website  


8/7 - Summit Project Honor Case comes to Lincoln

August 7 - The Summit Project asked those with military background, military family or anyone who appreciates our military to join them for a hike/parade through Lincoln welcoming the stones of fallen Maine soldiers today starting on Main Street and ending at Machias Savings Bank (Penobscot Valley Avenue) where the stones were placed into the mobile case for all to see through September. Their mission is to not only show appreciation for our military and military families, but also ensure Maine Heroes Are Not Forgotten. CLICK HERE for a photo slideshow.

The Summit Project (TSP), a nationally recognized, Maine based, non-profit service organization founded by active duty USMC Major David J. Cote in 2013, is a living memorial that has changed the way an entire state pays tribute to their post 9/11 fallen service members while also inspiring service, strengthening communities and changing lives.

“We carry their stone for a hike; We carry their story for a lifetime.” The mission of TSP is to honor our state’s newest war casualties and the faithful spirit of all Mainers. Unlike any project in America, TSP allows Maine communities to honor our fallen heroes through action. Surviving families unearth and donate stones that uniquely represent their loved ones. Volunteers discover the lives of our heroes and then carry these stone and their stories on treks throughout Maine and across the world. We literally share the burden shouldered by our fallen heroes and their families. Each trekker must (1) learn about the fallen hero they choose to honor; (2) carry his/her tribute stone through a physical challenge; and (3) compose a post-event reflection letter addressed to his/her surviving family. Already, TSP stones and stories have been shared on Katahdin, Cadillac, Kilimanjaro, Everest, Denali and been carried through parades, marathons and marches all across Maine. Our heroes’ memories remain alive. TSP builds and bolsters our communities by intersecting the lives of the fallen, their families and the faithful. TSP has also revealed the character of Maine and America -- A character of service, integrity and loyalty. As Americans, we look after one another, we remember one another, we make sacrifices for one another, we are faithful to each other and we carry each other to higher places, both literally and figuratively. Through TSP we are able to carry on the unfinished work of our fallen heroes toward creating a safer, sounder more just America. 

West Broadway widening affects announced

August 6 - Landowners along West Broadway from the cemetery to the Penobscot Valley Avenue/River Road/West Broadway intersection attended a meeting this morning at the Lincoln Town Council chambers to find out how the widening project approved by voters last fall will affect their businesses. A representative from Joseph W. Sewall Company was on hand to explain the details, as well as Town Manager Ron Weatherbee and Tax Assessor Ruth Birtz.

Some business owners will need to move signs or fences, and some will have parking spaces affected. Town officials assured business owners that the town would work with businesses to be sure that there is as little interruption as possible during construction of the new turning lane.

Lost kitty!

This cat got out on the Lee road between Half Township Road and Curtis Farm Road on Wednesday night - Thursday morning (July 29-30). She is 3 years old and an indoor kitty. Her name is Lucy. A $100 reward is offered. Contact Melissa Quintela.


July 19 - Homecoming may be over for this year, but you can see our coverage all year long! CLICK HERE to visit our Homecming 2015 page.

New transfer station hours announced

Please note the Transfer Station's new hours start today (July 1). The Transfer Station will now be closed every Wednesday, Thursday and for holidays.

Enhanced rabies surveillance in the Lincoln area

This year, the Maine Wildlife Services will be conducting enhanced surveillance for rabies, and the town of Lincoln is in their surveillance area. If anyone sees raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes or bobcats acting strange or as roadkill, please call Ian Sypek at 207-629-5178 to report it to their office or call him directly at his work cell phone at 207-592-3071. All they need is a description of where the animal is located, and Wildlife Services staff will collect the sample as soon as possible. If there are any questions, please contact Ian or their office.