(This article originally appeared in the Lincoln Journal on June 29, 2012.) By Alice Waugh Despite a few no-shows due to early-morning rain, 182 kids finished Lincoln’s ninth annual “Splash, Mash and Dash” kids’ triathlon last Saturday, with Lincoln residents finishing near the top in almost every age group. Participants came from all over eastern…
(This article was originally published in the Lincoln Journal on June 14, 2012.)
By Alice Waugh
Lots of people drink milk every day, but most of them don’t see how it gets from cow to cup. Drumlin Farm staff rectified that situation for hundreds of visitors on Dairy Day last Saturday, which was both educational and udderly delicious.
The third annual Dairy Day in June (National Dairy Month) is one of Drumlin Farm’s periodic “theme days,” which include Woolapalooza earlier this spring. Visitors could watch a cow being milked, taste some freshly made yogurt cheese, and even make butter in a bottle. “We wanted to give people a chance to learn more about where milk comes from and the different ways you can use it to make other dairy products,” said visitor education coordinator Renata Pomponi.
By Alice Waugh
A tackle box with some rusty fishing lures inside. A wooden spice rack. Ski boots. An unopened package of cassette tapes. Bamboo window shades. A child’s bicycle. Toys galore. These were just a few of the things that could be found recently at the Lincoln transfer station’s swap table, where the town’s dedication to recycling can be seen in spades
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Lincoln residents bring their garbage and recyclable materials to the transfer station (some still call it the dump for short, although trash is no longer buried in the adjacent landfill). There are metal trailers to hold trash, paper and cardboard, glass and plastic, and metal, as well as containers for donated clothing and old TVs.