Whitefield Elementary School teacher Karen McCormick’s classroom was abuzz with activity on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 19, when members of the Whitefield National Junior Honor Society and volunteer seamstresses from the community gathered after school to make fabric hearts for delivery to the neonatal intensive care unit at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The event was part of the honor society’s Preemie Project, which is in its third year.
Catching up with Lincoln Theater: I was having lunch the other day at King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta with a couple of my LCN co-workers and had the pleasure of running into Lincoln Theater Executive Director Andrew Fenniman there as I was leaving. We started chatting about what’s going on at the theater, a conversation that needed more time than I had (since I had to get back to the workplace), so I asked him to please lay it out for me in an email.
Repurposing with style: I recently checked out Union printmaker Kathy Felch’s “Upcycled and Repurposed” show in the Hall Gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus, 35 Miles St., Damariscotta.
A public meet-and-greet event with the three stars of the DIY Network show “Maine Cabin Masters” will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 in the bar upstairs at Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St., Damariscotta. The event will feature light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Glidden Point Oyster Farms in Edgecomb is the focus of an upcoming episode of the popular DIY Network show “Maine Cabin Masters,” now in its second season. “Oyster Farm Shack,” which was filmed in Lincoln County over the course of several months in spring of last year, will first air Monday, Jan. 22 at 10 p.m.
For 40-plus years, Newcastle painter Helen Warner largely devoted herself to a nursing career. Retirement afforded her the time to focus on her watercolor and oil painting. Her nature-focused oils and watercolors were the subject of a summer 2016 exhibit at the Pemaquid Watershed Association office-gallery in Damariscotta.
Joy Vaughan and the art of journaling: South Bristol artist Joy Vaughan currently has an intriguing show up in The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta consisting of 53 pages from her daily art journal. A number of them, as one might guess, have writing on them.
Nature is art outside my window: My office window here at The Lincoln County News in Newcastle looks out onto the trailhead of the Great Salt Bay Preserve Heritage Trail. Every now and then, after an extended period of looking at a computer screen, I like to walk across Mills Road and down the trail a little way, through trees that are currently standing in fairly deep snow.
The music on Lena Rich’s engaging new full-length CD falls somewhere between indie rock and indie folk, as the 19-year-old Edgecomb singer-songwriter pointed out in a recent interview – hence the album’s title, “Something in Between.” “Something in Between” is also the name of the CD’s title track, a catchy, insistent rocker about an unsettled love relationship.
Whitefield Elementary School parents expressed concern about the school’s leadership and response to incidents of bullying and a Whitefield representative to the Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit Board of Directors floated the idea of withdrawal from the district during a board meeting at Chelsea Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 14.
Hercule Poirot hits Lincoln County theaters: After being invited a number of times by Jason Sheckley, who manages Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor, to attend technical screenings of films opening at the theater, I finally took him up on his invitation the morning of Thursday, Dec. 14. On tap was the brand-new film “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.
Aficionados of the dapper, shiny-black-mustachioed David Suchet version of Hercule Poirot in the long-running British TV series “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” will find a somewhat different take on the Belgian superdetective in the brand-new film “Murder on the Orient Express.”
Whitefield Elementary School Principal Joshua McNaughton recently announced that he will resign from his position in June 2018, at the end of the current school year. This is his seventh year as principal of the school.
By a vote of 49-20, a 180-day moratorium on recreational-marijuana businesses in the town of Whitefield was approved during a special town meeting at Whitefield Elementary School on Wednesday, Dec. 6.