History in watercolors: There is a charming art exhibit up on the walls of the community room at Sheepscot General in Whitefield by Whitefield historian and watercolorist Lucy Martin. As she told me recently, the show is largely based on “old-time black-and-white or sepia postcards,” and features watercolors of historical locations in Whitefield, framed in local-pine frames made by her husband, Herb Hartman.
Oftentimes, Inn Along the Way is described as a collaborative community supporting caregivers and older adults. In its simplest form, caregiving obviously means giving care. How does it actually work in the reality that is our society?
Sometimes a theme seems to develop in an edition of the newspaper, even though we rarely intend it.
While the growth of wages across Maine has plateaued recently, workers’ pay in Lincoln County is growing faster than in any other county in the state.
A concert of food: I had a wonderful two-week vacation recently, during which I had the extremely fortunate opportunity of having dinner on the evening of June 20 at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom with my son, Benjamin, who was visiting from Germany.
I am tremendously excited and honored to take on the leadership of Lincoln Academy as its 44th head of school.
This newspaper brings news of two more fatalities on Lincoln County roads, after two in June.
It is easy to forget what we celebrate on the Fourth of July – America’s independence from a tyrant king and from taxation without representation.
The Sheepscot Falls Lumber & Grist Mill Co. was started by brothers Job and Israel Averill. Job Averill was one of the early residents of Sheepscot. He was followed to the area by his brother Israel and family from Ipswich, Mass. Job bought a 1,000-acre tract from the Kennebec Proprietors.
Bristol kids are a little safer on the roads this summer thanks to the dedication of a small group of public officials and volunteers.
Recently, a friend asked me about whether or not I thought he should let his cat go outside. I gave him answers that sounded a lot like what is here below, but I thought I’d share them with everyone, in case you’re thinking about it, too.
Once a month, I leaf through a bound volume of The Lincoln County News from 1969 in search of interesting items for my column “50 Years Ago in Lincoln County,” which appears in Lincoln County Magazine.
Have you ever heard of anyone searching for non-profits for which they could raise money? I was blessed to meet two such people this past weekend. On Saturday, the 15th, Inn Along the Way celebrated spring with an Open Mic fundraiser. It was full of sunshine, music, food, a potter, and some of the most giving, caring people I’ve ever run into.
Mural unveiling in Damariscotta: Well-known Edgecomb artist and educator Brady Nickerson popped in to the LCN recently to tell me about the new mural to be installed on the side of S. Fernald’s Country Store in downtown Damariscotta. It is the work of up-and-coming 23-year-old Bremen painter Katie Riley and is a wonderfully colorful and cartoony depiction of sandwich ingredients – bread, cheese, bacon, tomatoes – and all the other yumminess that Fernald’s sells, such as ice cream and candy.
We have a letter this week in support of open primaries, which would allow independent voters to participate in one party’s primary election.