Whether you celebrate Easter as a religious holiday or a day to dye eggs and eat chocolate rabbits and marshmallow chickens, our community offers numerous ways to observe the occasion.
Spring programs are popping up like daffodils here at Skidompha Library.
On March 6, the Whitefield Select Board held a meeting which set aside an hour for an RSU 12 discussion, the first half-hour to discuss the RSU budget and the second half-hour to discuss the status of the Whitefield school, including the work of the School Improvement Project.
The vote on April 17 in Wiscasset is about setting a precedent for Maine. If the no vote goes through, the Maine Department of Transportation and the state will be able come in and disregard local laws in any town in the state and put through whatever they want. It is not just about Wiscasset. There is a bigger picture here.
My wife and I fell in love with Wiscasset and the people who call it home – enough to purchase a property on Main Street. Even though we live far away in the mountains of Colorado, we have become fervent supporters and promoters of the community and only want the best for the town into the future.
Luoma landscapes: I braved the latest round of snow to head over to the Hall Gallery at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta to see Alna artist Jon Luoma’s new exhibit “Landscape Watercolors of Maine, Newfoundland, the Galapagos, and Beyond.”
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Spectrum Generations annual Volunteer Appreciate event, March for Meals, an event that shows participants what Spectrum Generations volunteers do throughout the year by shadowing them as they carry out their duties.
Alna has been through a rough couple of months, with folks sharply divided on the issue of private school choice. But votes are good, because they settle things. One side prevails and one does not; and then we move on.
We encourage readers to go to Maine Maple Sunday on March 25.
River Arts rocks it: There is a fabulous new exhibit on the walls (and pedestals) of the River Arts gallery in Damariscotta. “Figures & Sculpture” features the work of more than 60 artists from all over Maine, including such names as Belfast’s David Estey and Rockland painter Ronald Frontin.
We all know there’s perhaps no job more important to land than that first part-time job as a teenager, whether that job be on a farm, in a local convenience store, or at a restaurant. For me, I began working closely with my father at a very young age, helping him assemble furniture for the family business, going out on deliveries, and completing countless other tasks as needed until I became a teacher at 23.
In just eight mid-February days, nearly a third of the sea ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast vanished. The loss of ice — a symptom of the changing climate as the planet warms — seriously affects the lives of people who live along the coast.
We are not going to venture a guess as to how the vote on school choice in Alna will go, or give anyone advice on how to vote.
Viva, Rhodes and Garren: “Viva Cuba” is the name of the fantastic photography exhibit currently on the walls of The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Featuring photographs from recent trips to Cuba by Katherine Garren, of Damariscotta, and Gisela H. Rhodes, of Newcastle, this show is must-see stuff. Rhodes (and her dog), incidentally, volunteer once a week at Skidompha.