Cool temps, more smiles. And more to come this weekend with the 18th annual Westport Island Artisans Guild Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at the town hall. There will be great locally made gifts for special occasions like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings, graduations, holidays, and no-special-reason days! I love this chance to meet and talk with these talented folks, like Dexter Averill, Laurel Olson, Joyce Hill, Libby Fairfield, Judy Ward, Kathy Closson, Suzi Whittemore, Anne Cole-Fairfield, Jeanette Reed, Carol Blake, Sandy Besecker, and more. Give a call to Anne, if you have any questions, at 882-5078.
Ralph Hilton and Susan Sutter played hosts to the 50-year reunion of the class of 1966. They had a good turnout. One-third of the surviving class members were there. Neil Chubbuck, Wendy Verney, John Maclaren, Edith Peters, Patty Hains, Frank Bowdin, Basil Brown, Barbara Berry, Natalie Simmons, and Ralph and Sue all agreed they had a fun time remembering and taking pictures. Waiting and hoping more can attend in June, for the alumni banquet.
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, several businesses in the area have modified their hours. The Anchor is now closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week but open Thursdays through the weekend until Columbus Day on Oct. 10. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with brunch being served on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. as well as the lunch menu.
Good Shepherd Food Bank kicked off the seventh annual School Spirit Challenge on Friday, Sept. 9 at Erskine Academy in South China.
A big thank you to our friends the Horseshoe Crabs for providing us with entertainment on Saturday. Peter, Paul, and Brian made us smile while we were working or taking care of our trash and recycling. I hope you enjoyed the music as it found its way across the transfer station. Thanks again, Crabs.
Murphy’s Law succinctly states: “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” If you want a more scientific sounding version, there is Finagle’s Law: “The desirability of an outcome is inversely proportional to its likelihood of happening.”
Waltzing along the latter end of August and earliest September, I’ve missed several columns, but I’ve been enjoying my family, up variously from Connecticut and North Carolina. So here is a frenzied catch-up:
Due to the fading of the nectar-producing bee balm, petunias, columbine, and delphinium, hummingbird feeders are the last food resort here.
What people hear when listening to their favorite politician giving a speech is not what has been said. What people hear is what they want to hear.
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.