Beautiful music for lunch: I had the pleasure on Thursday, Aug. 9 of attending the noontime concert of classical guitarist Jason Vieaux at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, part of Salt Bay Chamberfest’s new Thursdays @ Noon series.
As I sit here staring at a blank screen, it occurs to me that I might need some help. I love animals; I could write about the antics of my doggo and kitty friends all day long, but that doesn’t mean you, as a reader, want to hear about them. So I’m asking for your help. I need some new ideas. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to hear about my cat and how cute she is for the 837th time. (To be fair, she is pretty darned cute; however, I may be biased.)
“Why does my pet need a physical exam every year?”
Detecting disease early is key to helping our pets live longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives. The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages, and changes often go unnoticed.
So last weekend was kind of an emotional roller-coaster ride. I’ll get to food in a bit, I promise, but as the column head states, this is about life too. And Manhattans, of course.
The Sheepscot River begins at the joining of the West Branch and the Turner Branch of the Sheepscot River in Whitefield. The West Branch of the Sheepscot River begins in the southern part of the town of Albion in a swampy area. It flows south through the towns of Palermo, China, and Windsor. Its passes through Branch Pond on the border of Kennebec and Waldo counties. It joins with the Turner Branch in Whitefield. On its 21-mile length, it falls 280 feet in altitude.
The basic direction of the world away from coal, oil, and natural gas is at last undeniable. On Wall Street, regardless of dominant political trends, the fossil fuel industry has morphed from the investor’s surest bet into an increasingly challenged enterprise.
Boy! What a read! Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Community Read an amazing experience, and a great fundraiser for Skidompha Library.
Low-key celeb in our midst: The list of musical artists that play an instrument designed by Nobleboro stringed-instrument designer extraordinaire Ned Steinberger is literally a who’s-who list of musical talents. Avant-garde legend Laurie Anderson, jazz musician Michal Urbaniak, bassist/cellist Tony Levin, South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo, and bassists Eric Mingus (son of Charles Mingus) and Jamaaladeen Tacuma are just several names on a fairly lengthy list (viewable at thinkns.com) of highly accomplished musicians who prefer Steinberger’s unique, finely crafted, headless electric instruments – violins, cellos, and basses, both bass guitars and uprights.
The family and friends of one of Jefferson’s own, Doris Clark, gathered on Sunday to enjoy a time of celebration in honor of her milestone birthday of 90 years.
Unless you’re allergic to some seafoods, I can’t imagine smelling fresh fried clams, or haddock, or scallops, or my old favorite – Maine shrimp – and not giving in to temptation.
This past week we had beautiful cool evenings, which was perfect sleeping weather for the second week of July. It also made ideal working weather to work in our flower and vegetable garden. Everything is in full bloom and growing very well.
Ice cream social
United Baptist Church members gathered for an ice cream social at the Jefferson Scoop last Saturday night. That evening, church folks enjoyed a multitude of flavors – served in all manner of delicious combinations – and the fellowship was extremely fine as well. This is the first of many such events, we hope, and will keep you posted of other gatherings at the Scoop!
Floorcloth revival: Walpole painter and herbalist Susan Connery had put some literature about painted floorcloths in a cabinet about 25 years ago, telling herself, “I want to do that.”
My birthday was July 22.
I did a lot of tossing and turning the night before, not in anticipation, but in disbelief at the number of birthdays I’ve had. Ugh. Not that I’m complaining. Well, I kind of am. And I’m not going to tell you how many that’s been. After a certain age, we reserve the right to keep our age a secret, or lie.
Hello, everyone. My name is Chunk, a fairly new resident of Bristol. I have lived here for three years. My family and I moved here from western Massachusetts.