Local gem: I had the opportunity to meet Damariscotta singer-songwriter Kathi Nordone recently when she stopped by The Lincoln County News to chat with me
Marjorie and Calvin Dodge
In the 19th century, the two nations of Great Britain and the United States of America were having their shipyards build vessels with faster speeds. Each nation was challenging each other in the China tea trade. The London Daily News ran an article urging Great Britain to make good her claim of maritime supremacy by accepting a challenge between Great Britain and the United States.
Driving Route 32 in the cold air this morning, I saw the dark cloud bank of the storm that is expected later today. The sun skimmed the steel gray cloud in front of me to the south. As the sun rose over the line of demarcation between the nearing front, the sky behind it turned pink, then orange, then brilliant gold.
Watershed connections: As readers may have heard, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, at 19 Brick Hill Road in Newcastle, was recently awarded a $35,000 Art Works: Creativity Connects grant to support a series of public programs in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. I recently asked Claire Brassil, Watershed’s program and marketing coordinator, to elaborate on what the grant means for the center in 2017.
Welcome to a brand-new year and a brand-new column, Lincoln County Artsbeat. In this weekly column, I intend to report on arts happenings of all sorts, from visual-art exhibitions to live music and theater to noteworthy films, readings, and more.
The holiday season is upon us and we find ourselves with closets and boxes filled with discarded toys. What can be done with these unused toys before new ones arrive for the holidays? Toys, in good condition, can be given away. The problem occurs when the toys are unusable. Many of those toys end up in the landfill or an incinerator.
One of the presidential candidates was criticized because he didn’t know what Aleppo was. People were quick to make remarks like, “He’s so ignorant he didn’t even know what Aleppo was.”
Hi, my name is Hindley Wang. My first name is pronounced with a short “i” and a somewhat silent “d.” I am a 19-year-old student at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. I am originally from Shanghai, China, and my original name is Wenjia Wang. I have lived in Newcastle for three years. I live in a dorm room with little natural light but a lot of string lights and a gigantic palm-leaf tapestry on the wall. I like to call myself an artsy individual, because I paint, decorate, play and listen to jazz, and write, but I am still trying to live up to the standard of a “real artist,” whatever that means.
If a dog tires easily, limps, is slow to rise, or is reluctant to climb stairs, run, or jump, canine osteoarthritis may be the cause. Osteoarthritis involves an inflammatory response, cartilage degeneration, and loss of collagen and nutrients in the joints.
My school days at Muscongus’ one-room school began with walking a mile on Bremen’s heavily forested Shore Road hoping not to meet a moose on the way. In preparation for such an event, I had practiced scaling several climbable trees at strategic locations.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
I have to admit I don’t believe that people will forget what we said or what we did. I do hope they remember how we made them feel.
As we move toward the Christmas holiday, please be aware of our signs regarding our hours of operation. You also can get that information on the Nobleboro town office website. You will also find this article on that site. We continue to get many questions regarding hazardous waste such as gas, antifreeze, turpentine, solvents, acids, […]
My wife and I felt the need to have a break from the national election contention by taking short-term asylum in Montreal. I was interested as I went window-shopping today that one of my favorite shirts is now made in Canada.
Rising waters are usually followed by an eroding sand beach. This is the case at the eastern Maryland and Virginia coasts. More specifically, Wallops Island and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, and the Assateague Island National Seashore, off the coast of Maryland, are the present cases with sand beaches.
This year I am having to watch my attitude as we approach the national holiday. We have had a string of things happen that have made me discouraged. First I discovered that three of my large, framed pastel paintings have vanished from the church.