Plagues have been part of myth and history since biblical times. Presumably they existed even with dinosaurs, though nobody has recorded such, except in the writings of Michael Crichton, as in “Jurassic Park.”
The house in question is a “pretty tight” house. Last winter, it had condensation and mold in the kitchen. Could it be that it is too tight? What could the owner do?
Equipped with a magnifying glass, I ran down the Portland Press Herald’s entire list of runners in the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and found three from Edgecomb! Congratulations, John Carter, Patrice Carter, and Ellen Fairfield! Just because I had a magnifier doesn’t mean I found everyone. Readers, please let me know if you also entered the race.
In this article, we start off with the name Capt. Thomas J. Woodward, of Damariscotta. Thomas J. Woodward was born on Dec. 16, 1831 in Damariscotta. Thomas J. and his older brother, Henry Woodward, were seamen and both rose to the rank of sea captain.
I am sitting here in front of the windows watching the feeders and can’t help observing that the great birches and my large crab apple are turning brown. My lawn is long gone, as is the house water. There is no water at the kitchen sink.
On Thursday, Aug. 18, the ongoing restoration of the Washington Schoolhouse continues with the installation of its original 19th century weathervane atop the belfry. Michael Alderson, of Round Pond, will be atop the crane as he places the weathervane lovingly restored by Edgecomb blacksmith Peter Brown. Have your cameras and smartphones ready for the 8:30 a.m. event. The rain date is Friday, Aug. 19.
We had an invasive aquatic plant scare here at Turner Pond. Several years ago we noticed an aquatic plant creeping in at the edges of our favorite swimming hole. We thought at the time it may have been invasive milfoil brought in by boat trailers, but an online image search calmed our fears … temporarily.
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our Paint Care Program is now available to our customers. This program gives you a place to drop off many of your unwanted paint products. There are still some products we cannot take. Some examples would be paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, spray paint, and auto and marine paint. Please check with us and we will guide you through the process.
The Columbia – a 90-foot regal rust-bucket — was abandoned in Pemaquid Harbor since January 2014 until Doug Wood of Bremen showed ownership of the vessel and moved her to Greenland Cove in Bremen. Alas, the poor old ship was banned from there as well and now floats on her new mooring on the back side of Loud’s Island. I can’t help but think that this would make a great floating restaurant and bar. How about the new Dimillo’s of Loud’s?
Most people do not have an opportunity to commune with frogs and their allies, but leave it to children to find frogs and play with them.
Question: What are you making for supper Wednesday evening, Aug. 17? Answer: Reservations — for the community supper at Wiscasset Senior Center! The meal will feature baked ham with mac-and-cheese, as well as soup, salad bar, biscuits, beverage, and dessert — a bargain at $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Please call 882-8230 at least two days in advance for meal reservations. Chicken is always available as an alternative entree but must be specified with the meal reservation. All are welcome!
Those opposed to solar power in Maine routinely claim that roofs with PV panels are in effect subsidized by ratepayers who do not have solar systems. According to new Boston University research, the exact opposite is true.
Number 4 Congo Church Summer Supper is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 20. According to Bob Hardina, this supper will benefit the new Bargain Barn at the H.O.M.E. co-op in Orland. The Edgecomb Community Church has been working with H.O.M.E. since 2001, and on several occasions has held work camps, building homes for low-income families and upgrading the physical facilities on the H.O.M.E. campus. The current project is a cooperative venture by area volunteers to provide the electrical service, light, and power for the new thrift store. The Bargain Barn not only provides high-quality clothing, furniture, and appliances for residents of Hancock County, but it also provides an income stream to fund the many programs at H.O.M.E.