I made clam chowder for the first time last week. I don’t know why I never made it before. I’ve made haddock chowder a million times. Corn too. Even haddock and corn. But never clam.
Maine’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use already appears to have had a negative impact on marijuana use and attitudes about marijuana among local youth.
The artistic life of Joe Lugosch: Last Thursday afternoon, I entered the cozy studio space of jewelry designer, jewelry maker, and actor Joe Lugosch at Peapod Jewelry in Edgecomb to find him at work on a carved-wax prototype of a maple leaf pendant.
You know what BLT stands for. CEC stands for chocolate egg cream. Together they make ATAM: a totally awesome meal.
Sweet wood art: Travelers along Route 126 between Jefferson and Whitefield may have noticed the large totem poles at the end of one Whitefield driveway. I have admired them on passing and wondered just who was responsible for such striking work, which reminds me of totem poles I have seen in British Columbia, Canada.
Waldoboro Town Manager Julie Keizer makes a good point in the article “Waldoboro selectmen OK funds for paving at Pine Street Landing” on page 4.
Last week a letter titled “Lack of guidance” was printed in response to an article about a local Girl Scout troop discussing rental fees with the Edgecomb selectmen. Contrary to what was stated, Girl Scouts are, in fact, taught to work for what they want and problem-solve, which led them to presenting to the town council, teaching them a valuable lesson in local government due process.
I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather as much as I am. I know it’s a sign of weather to come that we may not like, but let’s enjoy the fall season.
With media awareness on the rise, with the admission of faulty tests, and the FDA fast-tracking a Lyme vaccine, it makes you wonder, “Why are medical providers still so defensive when it comes to Lyme and tick-borne disease?”
In the spring of 2001 I was asked to direct “Our Town” for Lincoln Theater. It’s been one of my very favorite plays since I first saw it at age 12, so I was delighted. But for this play you need a large, predominantly male cast to represent an entire small town.
Labor Day weekend is over. How is that possible? The older you get, the faster a year goes. Of course that’s not true. A minute is still a minute, an hour is still an hour, a day is still a day, and a year is still a year. But still.
As the November election approaches, one of our top priorities is to give our readers the information they need to decide who to vote for on Election Day.
School’s in! It’s officially the start of a new academic year in our community, and we’re already seeing the regular bustle of after-school visitors here at the library.
Metal man: Of the 18 sculptures on the new Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail, only two are made of metal, and they are both made by Warren metal artist Jay Sawyer. Sawyer’s abstract steel sculpture “Ain’t My First Rodeo” stands tall in front of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and “Violent Surrender,” an appropriately twisted and “torn” piece made of rusted metal on a granite base, graces the garden area in front of Bath Savings Institution.
I went to the recent open house at The Lincoln County News. It was well-attended and I enjoyed our trip through the steps of printing our paper. I have been writing historical articles since 1998 and it occurred to me that I had never written on what was one of our largest industries in the town. I feel it is time I changed that.