Summer is the ideal time for entertaining. It is a pleasure and necessity to feed visiting friends and relatives “from away,” but sometimes it is just nice to spend a leisurely afternoon al fresco, entertaining local friends for lunch.
To all of you who made it out to our food security forum last Wednesday, July 11, a very hearty thank you. We were blown away by the support on this topic, and felt privileged to host our panel of experts from a variety of local and state organizations.
This past week of the Fourth of July, we came through a week of real hot weather in the low 90s, with high humidity. Many people come to Maine for the cool dry weather but found themselves in the same type of weather as they left back home.
Boats!: It is definitely the time of year for boats. On the water, on boat trailers on the way to water – and at “The Boat Show” at Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta.
I’ve had my share of lobster so far this summer. Almost.
The lowly sandwich is way underrated. When you go out for dinner, or even lunch, a sandwich might be at the bottom of your list of coveted items on the menu, especially during the summer along the coast of Maine. There are so many more exciting things to order: lobsters, fried clams, oysters, scallops, steamers, mussels, fish chowder, fish and chips, burgers and fries … you know.
Voigt in the spotlight: I got to spend time recently with Whitefield actress Elise K. Voigt, the delightful person who plays the role of Maria in the upcoming Bath Shakespeare Festival and Camden Shakespeare Festival productions of the well-loved Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night,” directed by Stephen Legawiec. This is Voigt’s second season with the festivals, having debuted last summer in their productions of “Much Ado About Nothing.”
I know it’s summer, it is hot, sometimes humid, but could we all try to stay cool at the transfer station? We have had an unusual amount of unpleasant behavior recently at the station.
Hey folks, this past week was a time for givin’ thanks for this ole truckah, as my one-year anniversary of a triple-bypass heart operation came and went. You know, sometimes, in fact too many times, we take life for granted, may it be a rut or routine we’re in, or maybe just not stoppin’ along the way and sayin’ a little thank you to those who cross your path every day.
July Fourth is a day for celebration all over the U.S., and it’s no exception at my 100-year-old family cottage in Cushing.
A fun new little art gallery: “You’re going to love it!” Those were the words of local artist Elaine Eskesen, speaking exuberantly on the phone after telling me about the new art gallery inside Pine Tree Yarns, her little shop in downtown Damariscotta.
My life has been filled with coincidences. Now I wish I had kept a list of them over the years. Perhaps while I type this column, it may trigger more, so I shall ponder as I write.
Hi again, dear reader, this is your Marilyn Beane’s World just getting started at the end of another week. I have had a difficult time to get at it. I’ve had a lot of interruptions what with my sweetheart being so sick and all.
The Washington Schoolhouse will be hosting the Katahdin Valley Boys on Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. The Katahdin Valley Boys are a high-energy bluegrass band, with Round Pond’s very own Steve Bixby on bass.