Road safety has been on many of our minds this summer. Fatal traffic accidents always have a way of reminding us to pay attention. Since we all need to share the road – school buses, cars, trucks, and motorcycles, as well as bicycles and walkers – here are some reminders and some new laws to consider when you leave your house.
I first became a customer of Camden National Bank around 2002, when I worked across the parking lot at Movie Gallery.
Catch it while you can: On Wednesday, Sept. 4, I caught the very last day of Jefferson artist Carol Wiley’s exhibit titled “Figures and Shapes” in the West Gallery at River Arts, located at 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta.
In the early 1940s, World War II battles in the Pacific would often leave U.S. soldiers stranded at sea for days, and lacking drinking water posed a serious threat to their survival.
I’m sure if someone had seen me, they would have called the police. As it was, I had already walked around their house talking to myself, and now I was tookus over teakettle, hanging out of their garage window, my legs flailing like an air dancer trying to sell you the latest cellphone.
A Sept. 4 article on the Washington, D.C. political website The Hill is creating some buzz here in Lincoln County.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, I was invited by Sen. Susan Collins to give witness and testify at the United States Senate Aging Committee hearing on the TICK Act: An Urgent Public Health Response to Tick-Borne Diseases.
Rural beauty in Waldoboro show: There is a nice little art exhibit up at the Waldoboro Public Library through the end of September, featuring the pastel, oil, and acrylic work of Waldoboro artist George Hayes. Hayes is a former technical illustrator and graphic designer who studied painting and drawing at New York’s Wallkill River School of Art.
Within the last six weeks, we have welcomed three new columns to The Lincoln County News.
At a time when most of the news we see is of tragedies or otherwise a torrent of negatives, it is important to acknowledge the “random acts of kindness.” I experienced just such a few days ago.
Please use caution on the roads this week as local students return to school.
I was mucking around in my marsh one fall and found bright turquoise seeds floating down the stream. Beautiful! But what plant?
The revived art of the painted photograph: In early August, as readers know, I visited Monhegan to take in the wealth of art offerings on that lovely little island. I happily focused much of my time on the current exhibit at the Monhegan Museum of Art & History, “A Life Made in Art: Maud Briggs Knowlton,” which I reviewed for the LCN.
We noticed an article in last week’s The Lincoln County News, “Time marches on for Damariscotta’s historic town clock.”
Elderkin the great: Last week I had the distinct pleasure of spending a morning in Boothbay Harbor with Southport artist June Elderkin. We met at the art gallery (upstairs) at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, where Elderkin currently has a wonderful show of her paintings.