Damariscotta bone artist is UK-bound: Up-and-coming local sculptor Keith Plummer, who appeared in this column back on April 11, announced on May 18 that he was accepted as one of 25 finalists for the Visual Art Open contest, an annual international art competition based in Chester, England whose primary goal is “to reveal and promote unknown artists who are yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world,” as the contest’s website, visualartopen.com, puts it.
Save the date for the next community supper on Wednesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. The menu will feature veggie lasagna, meatballs, chicken tortellini soup, salad, a beverage, and cake for dessert. Reservations for this meal must be made by noon on Monday, June 5 by calling 882-8230. All are welcome!
Robert E. Regut
I’ve never been interrupted by a commercial while reading a book. There’s no volume control that has to be adjusted for being too loud or too soft. I can interrupt, stop, or restart the program any time I want. I just open or close the book.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, as hard as it is to believe. It seems like yesterday that we were shoveling snow and now we are swatting at black flies, trying in vain to protect ourselves and pets from ticks and complaining about how the traffic has gotten bad already.
June is Adopt-A-Cat Month and Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Cats can make wonderful companions. Many studies have proven that companion animals have therapeutic benefits. In particular, a cat’s purr helps lower stress and blood pressure. Since taking care of a cat is an important responsibility, read on to help a cat live a long and happy life.
At one time we had enough nuclear weapons to destroy the human population of the world three times. Decreasing our amount of nuclear weapons was thought to be something, so we were told, that would place us in enormous danger.
Damariscotta artist Marnie Sinclair, whose art gallery and studio is one of the four Bristol Road Galleries, is known for her bronze sculptures, her pastel drawings, and, increasingly, her environmentally focused artwork. Since April 21, Sinclair’s work has been on display at the home of her friend Deb Poor, who turned the lower floor of her beautiful two-story house in Newcastle into an art gallery for Sinclair’s show, which is titled “Balance & Imbalance.”
Damariscotta during the 1950s – who can still remember the women and men who operated all these stores, shops, and businesses here? Also where they were located and who owned them and some of the people who worked in the stores?
I’m back from five days of beautiful weather and watching my “little girl” walk across the stage to accept her degree. Juris Doctorate of Law has a nice ring to it. She is the first person in my family to ever go this far in education, and I’m sure great things await her.
New blood at River Arts: “I’m new to River Arts,” said Pemaquid painter Alice de Mauriac when I caught up with her recently in the West Gallery of Damariscotta’s River Arts.
Shirley was born and lived on a small farm in the area called Moose Meadows near Feyler’s Corner, Waldoboro. She attended a one-room school; there were 31 of them at one time in town. One teacher taught all eight grades. Most children walked to school. Shirley remembers raking blueberries in the summer to pay for her school clothes.
In keeping with the rejuvenating season of spring, several of the residents and staff traveled up Route 1 to Moose Crossing recently. Staffers Angela Eastman and Connie Libby and residents Flora Hewitt and Lila Blechman selected a variety of plants for the home. However, on the way back, a stop was made at only-in-Maine Moody’s in Waldoboro for socializing and supper. A great excursion! The flowers were later put into pots on the porch for all to enjoy. Resident Shirley Haley helped with the finishing touches.
She’s back: It’s that time again – time for guest columnist Caitlin Cass, the school reporter at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, to offer readers her interesting, well-informed take on the lively arts scene at her school.
It’s been a quiet week here in the valley. The big rain did make the river roar through. It has also caused problems with my driveway. Our driveway is very long and half of it is on a steep hill, so when there is a lot of water coming down the hill, it naturally ends up running down the wheel ruts.
In this article, we refer back to the year 1961 and recall the joy, companionship, and wonderful hours and weekends we spent with many of our friends about our age looking for old medicine, apothecary, and old drug-store bottles that related to pharmacies and drug stores in Damariscotta as well as Lincoln County.