November 3 – Knox County VillageSoup

Walk America arrives in Waldoboro

Walk America’s Isaiah Shields spent the 480th day of his journey walking through Waldoboro. It migrates from the westernmost point of the continental United States to the easternmost, leading it to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec. Many people in Waldoboro were happy to have their picture taken with him. He was fortunate to be offered a bed for the night instead of having to set up camp. He was treated to a home cooked meal and use of the family’s hot tub. In return, he thanked him warmly on Facebook and shared several pictures of his trip around the city.

Real estate revaluation and tax changes

Waldoboro had its first real estate reappraisal in over a decade, and many residents were surprised by the tax bills they just received. The mill rate actually went down from 18 to 14, so some people saw their taxes drop, especially those who own vacant land. Homes, on the other hand, have mostly increased in value based on current market prices. It may seem like a major change, but the previous appraisal is from 2008 and home values, building materials, and labor costs are now significantly higher.

Due to the late invoicing, the deadline for the first payment has been extended by two weeks to November 30th. Anyone wishing to split their payments into eight or nine monthly installments may register by calling the Municipal Tax Club Office at 832-5369 ext. 1.

Under the state’s new tax stabilization for the elderly, applications must be submitted by December 1 and apply to next year’s bill, not the one that just went out. The city has listed other programs on its website, waldoborome.org, that help with tax payments, how to appeal the revaluation, and also explains what the city taxes are used for.

Selling seafood to support the lobster industry

Both Delano’s Seafood Market and Midcoast Marine in Waldoboro sell merchandise to support Maine’s lobster industry. Delano’s expects to offer fresh seafood shipping soon and they offer gift items as well as their fresh seafood.

Upcoming Events

The Waldoboro Women’s Club is holding a November 8 bake sale at polling stations featuring cakes, cookies, breakfast cakes and assorted breads.

Victor Wooten with Steve Bailey and Derico Watson – Bass Extremes – is on November 10th at 8pm at the Waldo Theater in association with Midcoast Music Academy and Point Entertainment.

The Bill and Joan Alfond Gallery at the Waldo Theater presents This Neck of the Woods, featuring work by Sarah Bryant, Kirsten Lie-Nielsen and Susan Metzger, on view through November 13.

The Veterans Day ceremony will be held on November 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Waldoboro Historical Society Museum on Main St. Members of the Charles C. Lilly American Legion will present colors and the Revere Bell will be rung by local veterans.

Medomak Valley High School players will have “Hello, Dolly” in the school auditorium on November 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:00 p.m. and matinees on November 13 and 20 at 2:00 p.m , with ticket prices ranging from $10-$14.

The Fire Department will be hosting their annual Turkey Bingo on November 16 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion at 181 Jefferson St.

The Waldoboro Day 5k is already accepting registrations. The race will take place on June 17, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. before the rest of the 250th anniversary celebrations begin, and it could be the toughest 5k in the Waldoboros Hill state. Moody’s Diner will have whoopie pies to energize the runners midway and there will be three prizes for both the female and male finishers. Registration is $20 per runner and is online at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Waldoboro/WaldoboroDay5K.

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