Somerville writer Mary Throckmorton has joined the roster of correspondents at The Lincoln County News.
Throckmorton plans to write about local happenings in the new column “Somewhere in Somerville.” She enjoys the outdoors and loves animals, and the column, which has run weekly since the Feb. 4 edition, reflects those interests as well.
Subjects of early columns include a hike in the Cecil and Virginia Brann Memorial Forest and ice skating on Turner Pond.
“My goal is to find things that would be of interest to the readers of The Lincoln County News,” Throckmorton said, and to write columns that are “interesting, maybe a little bit humorous, and applicable to the area.”
“I’ve always loved the paper,” she said. “You pick up The Lincoln County News and you see names you recognize. It’s not like other papers where all the news is generic. With The Lincoln County News, you have a more personal connection.”
A resident of Somerville for 18 years, Throckmorton was attracted to the town for affordable land. Now, she thinks of Somerville as “the hidden crown jewel of the county,” as she said in her first column.
Before moving to Somerville, Throckmorton lived in the Lincoln County area for another 17 years. She has roots in the county; her grandmother owned property on the River Road in Newcastle.
Throckmorton has been a blogger for more than 10 years. She has been thinking about writing a book, and welcomes the motivation of a weekly deadline.
In her working life, she has cooked at several restaurants in the Damariscotta area. She has also worked in agriculture – for a beekeeper in Albion, as a “cashmere comber” at a goat farm, and as a produce delivery driver for a Jefferson farm.
She has three children, ages 26, 18, and 14. Her 18-year-old son is a freshman at the University of Maine at Orono. Her 14-year-old daughter attends Erskine Academy in China.
Throckmorton welcomes comments, ideas, and tips at firstname.lastname@example.org.