Labor Day weekend is over. How is that possible? The older you get, the faster a year goes. Of course that’s not true. A minute is still a minute, an hour is still an hour, a day is still a day, and a year is still a year. But still.
School’s in! It’s officially the start of a new academic year in our community, and we’re already seeing the regular bustle of after-school visitors here at the library.
Metal man: Of the 18 sculptures on the new Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail, only two are made of metal, and they are both made by Warren metal artist Jay Sawyer. Sawyer’s abstract steel sculpture “Ain’t My First Rodeo” stands tall in front of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and “Violent Surrender,” an appropriately twisted and “torn” piece made of rusted metal on a granite base, graces the garden area in front of Bath Savings Institution.
I went to the recent open house at The Lincoln County News. It was well-attended and I enjoyed our trip through the steps of printing our paper. I have been writing historical articles since 1998 and it occurred to me that I had never written on what was one of our largest industries in the town. I feel it is time I changed that.
OK, this is the last time I’m going to mention lobster this summer. I know I’ve said that before, but this time I mean it. I’m sick of talking about it. Unfortunately, for you, I’m not sick of eating it.
Greetings, dear readers. Here I am, your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist writing in the third week of August trying to get news about my life at Crawford Commons Assisted Living.
Women on the walls: Elaine Pew and Jorge Pena, the co-curators of the “Three Women on Board” exhibit at Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, were kind enough to give me a sneak peek of the show last Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, before it opened officially that evening.
There is a phrase that the Lyme community uses that has upset the rest of the medical world: “Lyme-literate doctor.” This phrase has been developed and used to specifically to highlight those who are highly educated and experienced in diagnosing and treating Lyme and tick-borne diseases. They are heavily networked with other Lyme-literate providers and consult with on difficult cases.
Zucchini is a popular summer veggie, prolific around this time of year in Maine, as it’s one of the easiest vegetables to grow. But it’s a little lacking in taste, unless you roast it with plenty of garlic, salt, and olive oil. Then it’s yummy. But what isn’t yummy with garlic, olive oil, and salt? And with some Parmesan cheese thrown on top to turn golden brown when roasted? Duh.
Guitar loops for lunch: I treated myself two weeks in a row, taking in both of Salt Bay Chamberfest’s free Thursdays @ Noon concerts at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Last week, I wrote about the fabulous hour-long solo performance on Aug. 9 by world-class classical guitarist Jason Vieaux. This week, I will tell you about the equally top-notch – but style-wise wildly different – noontime concert of electric guitarist Steven Mackey.
When you lose someone you love, your life changes. When I lost my best friend, Steve, I realized immediately how much my life would change.
Hey folks! So I rolled over about 4:30 in the a.m. this Saturday past, gave Ms. Sue a little peck, and jumped out of bed. After a quick shower and shave, and another little peck (I think she mumbled something like “Have a safe trip”), I was out the door.
Maine clams – from steamers, to fried, to clam chowder, to clam pie, to linguine with clam sauce – they’re the ultimate Maine seafood.
According to the Portland Press Herald in a June 27 article, the Maine Department of Transportation has issued a report that includes near-term plans for improvements to I-295, such as pull-off lanes, message boards, and longer approach ramps to relieve chokepoints and reduce the number of crashes.