I have always known I was an animal lover. As a child, nothing elicited more excitement than knowing it was time for the newest issue of Cat Fancy magazine to arrive. Looking at the pictures of all the beautiful cats and kittens, I believed that as an adult I would own 100 Egyptian Maus.
Once a year, sometime in January, my aunt Ida emails to ask if I’d like to place an order for scallops. I mentioned no-brainers twice in last week’s column about chocolate cake with bourbon in it. This is another one.
Healing art: Many locals know Newcastle musician and empathic healer Emily Sabino for the free Sonic Uplift healing events she offers and for her membership in the musical duo The Flying Seeds, along with her husband, Lenin Sabino.
It’s no secret that I love chocolate cake. I also love whiskey, as evidenced by my love of Manhattans.
Celebrating the human form: The third annual “What’s Nude in Boothbay Harbor?” art show will open on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor.
Skidompha Library is committed to preserving our local history for the benefit of future generations. Our most recent endeavor is to provide online access to historical archives of The Lincoln County News. We have raised over $40,000 and are working hard to raise the remaining $10,000 to complete the project.
While returning home along Route 1B from my morning coffee break at the Waltz lunch bar, I have noticed all the tree cutting and clearing of land at the entrance to the Lincoln County Rifle Club. The activity started us both thinking how fast time goes by.
Last week I interviewed the owners of O-Cha, soon to be Racha Noodle Bar, in Damariscotta. I talked to Job; his wife, Em; and his sister, Jib, about their new restaurant, and Em mentioned a dish she had developed that will be served at Racha: spaghetti curry with a green curry sauce.
Meeting Ruth Knowles: “There is a wonderful 90-year-old lady named Ruth Knowles who lives at The Lincoln Home and has written a children’s story about a family of snow shovels … intended for 3- to 4-year-olds,” wrote Damariscotta wildlife artist Julie Babb to me in a recent email.
How about this January weather we’ve been having? One day you see snow, the next day it’s gone. One day it’s wind chill of negative 5 degrees, the next day it’s 50 degrees. At least our days are getting longer.
I love custard pie. I think it’s my favorite dessert. At least today.
I’ve always loved plain old custard, too. Baked in little glass custard cups with a healthy dose of nutmeg sprinkled over the top, it’s a simple, somewhat decadent dessert.
Maine Arts Iditarod: “The Maine Arts Commission staff are braving the elements again this winter to present their 2019 Arts Iditarod to Portland, Bangor, Damariscotta, and Fort Kent in January and February,” read the intro to the event description on Facebook of the Maine Arts Iditarod I attended on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at River Arts in Damariscotta.
As I sit here in my office on this cloudy Monday morning, I can hear snow plows clunking by, snow blowers running, and a tractor up the road doing some snow removal.
Animal therapy — bringing people together with animals — has many positive effects on people, including placing a person in the moment.
Decades ago, George Winston recorded a beautiful piano solo, “January Stars.” A few oft-repeated minor notes and its flowing chords seemed to bring forth a true vision of a star-pierced sky.