Checking out Czech Republic: As some of you know, I was out of the country recently for nine days visiting my son, Benjamin, and his family in Germany. I returned to work this past Monday – somewhat jet-lagged, but happier for the opportunity to have gone on my trip.
This is the second year Skidompha Library and The Lincoln County News have collaborated on the Junior Journalists program for fifth- and sixth-grade students, and once again, the program was an absolute delight.
Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor is closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 27-29, for repairs to its projector. A sudden failure of a circuit board on Wednesday, Feb. 26 caused the closing.
A brand-new musical is coming to Midcoast Maine this summer. As part of Thomaston’s contribution to the Maine bicentennial celebration, The Watts Hall Community Players have chosen “Count Me In,” a musical about Gen. Henry Knox, an American patriot, as their summer production. The show will be performed in historic Watts Hall, Thomaston, June 26, 27, and 28, and July 2 and 3.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, hosted by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, is coming to Damariscotta at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at Lincoln Theater with a curated selection of nine short films.
Feeling the winter blues and in need of some summer lovin’? Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater has the solution: “Grease” is the word!
Perhaps no Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan, featuring co-founder, lead vocalist, and renown fiddle player Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, bouzouki player Ciaran Curran, guitarist Daíthí Sproule, and accordionist Martin Tourish.
Music’s power to heal: In mid-December, I turned this column over to guest columnist Paul Kando, a local lover of the arts and the writer of the weekly “Energy Matters” column in this paper. Readers will remember Kando’s eloquent words about his inspiring arts education growing up in his native Hungary.
Starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award nominee John Lithgow, and Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie, “Bombshell” is based on a real scandal.
A selection of new paintings by local artist Susan Bartlett Rice will be on display at the Bristol Area Library, located at 619 Old County Road in Pemaquid, throughout the month of February.
Lincoln County represents: Good old Facebook! That’s how I found out about the brand-new issue of the ArtMaine 2020 Annual Guide featuring Damariscotta painter and gallery owner Will Kefauver as one of 88 of Maine’s outstanding artists.
Clamshell Quilters will meet on Monday, Feb. 10 at Faith Baptist Church, 144 Mills Road, Newcastle. This will be an all-day charity “sew-in,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soup, dessert, coffee, and tea will be provided.
Open mic lowdown: I had the pleasure last Thursday, Jan. 23, of spending time hanging out at Fernald’s in Damariscotta with a handful of local musicians (well, four actually), one of whom recently started working at the LCN as a press assistant and newspaper delivery person.
The Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro has been awarded $5,000, the largest amount possible, from the Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. This grant will help defray the cost of extensive technology upgrades and improvements needed at the theater to both enhance audience experience and reduce energy consumption.