Well, Mom, here it is, a final writing just for you, my greatest fan of my LCN column. I hope I can live up to your expectations for you were a woman who worked very hard for everything she had in this life; you certainly knew how to enjoy and have fun along the way.
This Thursday, May 31, there will be a Round Pond Village Improvement meeting at the firehouse at 7 p.m. We have much to discuss with the vandalism problems at the lock boxes at the tennis courts and the town landing. We are not sure what the answer is, but perhaps with a little brainstorming we can all come up with a solution.
Hi again, dear readers. Here I am, your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist with more news of my sweetheart and my lives at Crawford Commons Assisted Living in Union.
Thumbs-up weekend: So, it’s fair to say that I had an excellent weekend. It began Saturday morning, May 19, when I got myself out of bed very early to head down to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater from my home in Whitefield to watch the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the big screen at 7 a.m. (I am an unabashed Anglophile, with a particular fascination for the goings-on of the royal family. Don’t ask me why; that’s just the way it is.)
On Memorial Day, we often seem to focus on the wars of long ago.
“You’ve been treated, so any residual symptoms will fade in time.”
“You’ve been listening to that quack group too much. You need to stay away from them.”
These are just a few things that people have been told recently by medical providers here in Maine. As an advocate who’s been sharing updated research with medical providers, hosting events, and sharing educational information with the public for over four years, it’s frustrating to hear the things that their primary care doctors are telling them.
As the Celtics head to Cleveland with a 2-0 lead over LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, we would like to reflect on a prediction in this space on Oct. 19, 2017.
Attention Edgecomb residents!
You have an opportunity to participate in democracy!
A.J. Clark in the house: Every now and then, there’s the proverbial gem hidden right before one’s eyes. Or in the case of Amber Clark – aka A.J. Clark, her self-described “art persona” name – in plain sight in the office next to mine here at The Lincoln County News. Clark is the LCN’s web and graphic designer. She is also the brains and talent behind a new art-focused stream on live-streaming video platform Twitch.
May is National Pet Month, which means several things. The primary goals of National Pet Month are to promote the benefits of pet ownership and to support pet adoption. Other, no less important, aims of this month are to make people aware of the mutual benefits of owning a pet, to help others understand the role of service animals, and to enlighten the general public to all of the available services professionally available in regard to pets (including pet sitters!).
A message to my readers from Sharon Christian Aderman
This is going to be a busy summer for me. In July, I will be putting our house up for sale and moving to a senior campus here in the heart of Topeka. Since my new home is now in the stage of being built, I will not be moving in until August. Before that time, I have to plan all the details of my leaving and moving. I will be taking a hiatus from writing my weekly column and begin again when life settles down. Because writing strengthens my memory, helps lower stress, and offers emotional release, I hope to continue doing what I love at a later date.
Whether it is a desire to grow your own herbs, cucumbers, and tomatoes, or beautiful flowers, container gardening is a fun and easy way to do it. Anyone can grow their own food in a container on a deck, porch, or patio, or along a walkway, as long as the spot has plenty of direct sunlight.
I don’t know about you, but this time of year tends to bring out my green thumb. (Disclaimer: that may be a bit of an exaggeration, my thumb is more of a celadon color, at best.)
How many times have you driven past Moose Crossing Garden Center in Waldoboro and wished you could grow plants as pretty as the ones sold there — and keep them alive and thriving?