The Bristol Parks and Recreation Commission temporarily prohibited visitors to Pemaquid Beach Park from entering the water after a shark sighting Monday, July 31. The beach reopened to swimming the following morning, Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Growth and change are part of life, and Lincoln Academy students have a quality selection of teachers and faculty to aid them in that journey. While every student isn’t noticeably impacted by their teachers, there are a handful of Lincoln Academy faculty members who stand out time and time again when alumni and current students discuss their favorite former educators.
Bernie DeLisle’s life has taken him from the near shores of Rhode Island to the far frontlines in Vietnam, from running an upscale French restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard to starting an art gallery in Damariscotta for veterans. Wherever he may be, the longtime business owner and chef knows, better than most, that life is best enjoyed with its fabled pairing: variety.
After decades of baking and being in the local community, Dot’s Bakery in Round Pond closed its doors on Friday, July 14. Owners Dorothy “Dot” and her husband Edgar Ouellette cited health issues and a lack of help as the reasons for the sudden closure.
Round Pond Coffee is building on its morning success with evening fare. From 4-8:30 p.m., Friday through Monday, Round Pond Coffee becomes The Common House, a beer and wine bar serving a variety of locally inspired charcuterie boards.
Community is not a passive activity, and for Wayne Farrin, a South Bristol native and Jefferson resident, getting involved has been a natural part of living in the Midcoast.
In a departure from the rain of June, Fourth of July festivities in Round Pond village saw intermittent sunshine and warmth while attendees from near and far lined the streets in anticipation of the noon parade. Attendance for the parade was larger than expected, but the number of participants in the parade itself is still regaining its stride after COVID-19.
It’s not possible to remember everything — that’s what sticky notes and old friends are for — but on memory’s crowded bulletin board, those early memories can get covered up.
When Laurie Mahan, the founder of Harbor Day Care in Bristol, started the business in January of 1988, it was to fill a need she indentified while working at Bristol Consolidated School as an educational technician. Since then, Mahan has enjoyed becoming an integral part of the community and helping rear generations of Bristol peninsula residents.
This big life is made up of little things, and no one knows that better than Steve Masters, a Round Pond native and president of precision component supplier Masters Machine Co. on Lower Round Pond Road.
The Midcoast has drawn tradesmen and industry because of its natural resources, but, for artists, there is an intangible quality to what exactly makes this coast so alluring.
Rain held off as students, teachers, and community members gathered on the Bristol Consolidated School playground on Tuesday, June 13, to watch as the Bristol School Committee hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for building renovations and structural additions.
When passing through the Twin Villages there are a few certainties: the rise and fall of the Damariscotta River, tourists calling the town “Duh-mar-iscotta,” and then, running into Matt Peters.
South Bristol School’s Great Maine Book Tournament team, composed of eight students ranging from sixth to eighth grade, became state champions on Wednesday, May 24 after competing virtually with teams from across Maine.