Art with heart: Last month, I wrote in this column about spending time in the River Arts art studio with the artists from Mobius Inc.’s Creative Expressions program, watching them work and chatting with them about their then-upcoming exhibit at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus.
Even though we all know that growing old is not for sissies, in my younger years I looked forward to becoming a senior, which guaranteed certain privileges. I even thought I might become one of those eccentric full-fledged sassy old women who wear purple and speak before they think.
In my last column, I put out a call for readers to submit their suspected mountain lion encounters. I wasn’t disappointed. People reached out through email and social media to share their stories. A common thread among the sightings is geography. Several reports came from northern and central Lincoln County. Waldoboro alone generated three sightings.
Russ Lane’s 2016 film “Looking for a Hero” tells the story of his father’s rescue of five teenagers from a sinking sailboat in 1958. His new book, “Snow Angels on the Moon,” tells the story behind the story – and every bookworm knows the book is better than the movie.
Folks, it’s a historic time in our country, for sure. Hard to believe: Only three times in the history of our country have we impeached a president, yet it’s happened twice in the last 20 or so years. What’s different this time from back in the ’90s, with President Clinton? I would dare say much.
Impact in black and white: Petrea Noyes’ large, black-and-white mixed media piece called “String of Pearls” is one of the first pieces that greets visitors to the “Black and White” show currently on the walls of the main gallery at Damariscotta’s River Arts gallery.
With each New Year comes a chance for a fresh start and new resolutions. It seems that the majority of them are doomed to failure because we’re either not fully committed to them, or they’re too different from our normal routine to stick with them for more than a short time.
Do mountain lions roam the woods and back roads of Lincoln County? Officially, the answer is no. Eastern cougars, Puma concolor cougar, as mountain lions are formally known, were declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2018.
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of a small group of figures from recent U.S. history who seems to have the admiration of Americans of all beliefs.
Looking forward: It’s a new year, with new things just around the corner at local arts and entertainment venues.
“Hindsight is 20/20” is a saying coined from the mid-1900s, a phrase meaning the clarity that someone has about their past decisions and/or actions. It’s the act of looking back over something and understanding how it could have been said or done better.
Lincoln County Television is a vital ally in The Lincoln County News’ work to inform readers about local government.
The “12 Days of Christmas” certainly had their appeal in the Middle Ages, with an extended period of celebrations with food and revelry starting on Christmas Day. When Charles Dickens published his “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, he was concerned that this custom was fading from England and gave it a boost for years to come.
The art of decorating the White House for Christmas: Of the 8,000-plus people from 50 U.S. states who applied for the job of volunteer decorator at the White House this past Christmas season, only 225 people (from all 50 states) were chosen. Among them was Shirley McLaren, a retired nurse from Waldoboro, who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the period of Nov. 25-27 to help decorate dozens of Christmas trees with more than 2,500 strings of lights, among other things that she did.
Golf is an activity I was never able to warm up to.
I realize I’m in the minority, as so many people I know immerse themselves in the game completely.