Many people, even those who are not classical music buffs, are familiar with the lively, beautiful strains of Antonio Vivaldi’s four-part musical masterpiece called “The Four Seasons.” More often than not, it is performed by a full symphony orchestra. At 7 p.m., Saturday, June 25, however, “The Four Seasons” will be performed by a talented young chamber sextet at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro.
Very big, beautiful paintings of trees – that is what one will see at contemporary realist painter Jane Dahmen’s “Four Seasons” show, which will open at the Portland Art Gallery on Thursday, June 2. Dahmen’s paintings, it should be noted, are so large because she paints on doors.
Filmed on Monhegan in late 2013, part-time islander Robert Mrazek’s new movie “The Congressman” first opened in late April of this year in Washington, D.C. On May 6, it hit the big screen in nearby Portland. By Friday, May 20, when it opens at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, the Maine-made movie will have been viewed by audiences across the United States, including in Los Angeles and New York City.
William Emrich’s newly released book, “Wild Maine Adventure,” tells the story of how the retiree from Tampa, Fla. built a secluded off-grid cabin next to a pond in the Maine woods. If that sounds fairly uneventful, it wasn’t.
It was with a certain amount of pride that Arlene Cowan cut the white ribbon spanning the entrance to the recently completed Damariscotta River Suites at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle in the early evening of Wednesday, April 27. After all, Cowan is both a Lincoln Home resident and a founding member of the Twin Village Woman’s Club, which has been a supporter of The Lincoln Home since the club’s inception in 1946.
Sarah Payne Stuart is a dyed-in-the-wool New Englander, and the Nobleboro resident will be the first person to say it. In fact, it is Stuart’s incisive, witty writing about what it means to be a New Englander that recently earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Residents and passersby in the immediate area of the two-story, white wooden building at 202 Main St. in Damariscotta may have noticed a subdued hustle and bustle taking place recently in the parking lot behind it as Branches Home Care Inc. moved out of the ground-floor space it had shared with Acasa Hair Salon for the past year and into a new space farther away from downtown on Main Street.
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Peter Fogg has fond memories of hanging out with late Maine artist Mildred Burrage as a 12-year-old in 1969. “My grandmother worked with Mildred Burrage at the Lincoln County Historical Association in Wiscasset, and I would spend time with them at the Lincoln County (1811 Old) Jail museum on Federal Street,” Fogg said in a recent phone interview.