Attention, lobster lovers: coming soon to the Wiscasset Senior Center is the annual community lobster bake. It will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21. Everyone should mark their calendars for this delicious event as we say goodbye to summer and usher in the fall season.
September is Senior Pet Wellness Month. Senior pets have much love to offer and make great companions. We encourage everyone to look into adopting a senior pet. Read on for information about senior pets.
There is only a mile on the old county road (Academy Hill Road) between the Catholic Church and me, but there is a lot of history there. In early days, it was the only road between Newcastle Village and the Mills. Then it declined and very nearly was discontinued. Now it has come back into being one of the most heavily populated areas in town.
If just converting from burning fuels to solar electricity will cut our energy needs by up to a third, then why are Maine’s governor and his coterie so much against solar power?
Hi, dear readers. Here I am, your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist in the new month of September in the first week, with more news of my sweetheart Elden’s and my life at Crawford Commons Assisted Living, 132 Middle Road, Union, ME 04862-0628.
This has been a very hard week here. Our deep well at the church can be pumped dry in a few minutes. I have had to disconnect the hose and have been carrying lots of jugs up to church, where I fill a few while I watch the gauges. I can only fill a few at a time.
What a busy summer we had at the Transfer Station. Seems like each summer is busier than the one before. We have been having a little fun watching license plates and have noticed plates from 28 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. I am sure we may have missed some, but Maine’s Vacationland designation seems correct.
Boy, are the flowers blooming down at the farm! Angie and Kyle are growing long, beautiful rows of all sorts of color this year, about three times their usual plantings.
Here in the northern tip of Lincoln County we are starving for rain. Several times during the month of August we heard thunder in the distance, but most of the storms dodged us. They soaked the neighboring towns of China and Washington, but didn’t give us a drop of rain.
By the time our youngest child, Abbey, appeared on the scene, my wife and I had been parents for 17 years. Abbey was number six. So I had already had nearly two decades of addressing the ubiquitous children’s question: “Why?”
We both find that as the years pass by we find ourselves remembering past events that took place in our childhood days here in the Damariscotta and Newcastle area. So many of the local farms had their own vegetable and fruit stands by the roadside in front of their farms.
Any nation that justly prides itself on having free speech is quick to learn that guaranteeing free speech also entails guaranteeing a considerable amount of uninformed, ignorant speech. Any election in any country will ensure that such speech is never in short supply.
We normally can observe five terns in Maine, ranging in size from the larger Forster’s tern to smaller least tern. The Forster’s tern can be identified by its distinctive comma-shaped black ear patch and is restricted to breeding and wintering along coastal marshes.
“Sibling relationships need much more support and celebration than they receive in our culture. Often, as adults, we find that our siblings are the people who have known us the longest, know the most about us, and share the most life events with us. Particularly in our mobile society, sibling relationships offer us a shelter that few other relationships can provide. If we are lucky, our siblings are our built-in lifelong friends.” — Mary Pipher