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.
I made a sandwich for dinner the other night. I never do that. OK, not never, obviously, but rarely. Like twice a year. And it wasn’t because I was feeling lazy. I love spending time cooking dinner almost as much as I love eating it. Plus I get to sip a Manhattan while cooking :-).
Congratulations, Lincoln Theater!: I traveled out to Monhegan Island last Friday, June 22 and took in a fair amount of art – the new shows up at The Island Inn and the Monhegan Museum of Art & History, and the pottery, sculptures, and jewelry at Edison Studio.
I’m feeling trepidatious. I was awake for a good part of the night worrying about you. Actually not so much about you personally, but about how you, the people of Lincoln County, will receive my column.
A different perspective: One of the several hats that I wear here at The Lincoln County News is that of copy editor. I edit the many press releases that the paper receives. Recently, one from Gold/Smith Gallery in Boothbay Harbor caught my attention.
I admit that I tend to overreact when I see that something has befallen an animal that I’m pet-sitting, anything from hairballs to heat stroke. There are a few reasons for this. No. 1: I love all animals and I don’t want to see any animal in any sort of pain. No. 2: it’s not my pet and someone is paying their hard-earned money for me to care for their pet. I don’t want to feel that they’re not getting their money’s worth. And No. 3: I have worked at several veterinary clinics and I have seen firsthand what can happen if what starts out as a manageable medical situation gets out of control.
Art and reverence: I get tips on a fairly regular basis about cool art that I should check out, tips that I take seriously and that I appreciate. Recently, I was told by two people whose artistic taste I have a great deal of respect for — Newcastle ceramicist Liz Proffetty, who heads up Neighborhood Clay in Damariscotta, and Bremen painter Michael Blaze Petan – to take a look at the current show, “Convergence,” up in the West Gallery at River Arts in Damariscotta. They both thought that I would like it.