I came across a recipe for chicken francese (aka francaise, aka chicken French) on the New York Times Cooking page the other day. I was like, “OMG, I’d forgotten all about this!” Comes with age. At 28, I find I’m forgetting a lot of things :-).
Stuart’s stories: Twenty-seven seconds into Charles Stuart’s beautiful new short film “Sheepscot River Stories” we see two preteens jump from the side of a low rural bridge into the Sheepscot River on a sunny day, a just-audible squeal of delight coming from one of them before the camera pans up to take in a wide shot of the grandeur of the river and the deep-green woods on the horizon.
Recently mailings were sent to voters in state Senate District 13 attacking my opponent, Dana Dow. Although my campaign did not produce or authorize these materials, I want to publicly denounce the flyers.
We want to give credit where credit is due and point out Senate District 13 candidate Laura Fortman’s letter to the editor.
Cream puffs, also called profiteroles, are totally ridiculous and, well, creamy, puffy bundles of heaven. When was the last time you had the pleasure of biting into one? And I’m not talking about the ones you find in the frozen section at the grocery store. I’m talking about a freshly made cream puff.
Wally’s art: There’s an art exhibit currently on the walls of Pemaquid Watershed Association’s office-gallery in Damariscotta titled “Remembering Wally.” It is a retrospective of the artwork, in various mediums, of the late artist Wally Margaret Huber Schweighauser, who would have turned 105 on Sept. 3. She passed away in 2016 at the age of 103.
The negative mailers are here!
Every year, both political parties flood our mailboxes with attack mailers to undermine the other party’s candidates with distortion and innuendo.
Three weeks ago, I placed five signs at the intersection of Route 130 and Huddle Road in New Harbor. Four days ago, they were all stolen. Speculating as to who is behind this vandalism serves no purpose. The point is that it’s a crime, not a prank or a protest.
Our community has lost a number of our movers and shakers this year. Many of our retirees brought their skills and willingness to help all of the nonprofits that make this part of Midcoast Maine one of the best places to live in these turbulent times.
I get a daily email from New York Times Cooking. Not because New York Times is in awe of my column, but because I signed up for it.
Multitasking artmaker: South Bristol painter and silkscreen artist Joy Vaughan is getting ready to host a public sewing event on Saturday, Oct. 6 in front of the kNOw S.U.P. office in downtown Damariscotta, right next door to Midcoast Kayak. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., she and 25 volunteers will be taking turns manning four sewing machines on which they will sew dozens of canvas bags to give away to anyone who wants one.
Last Thursday, Sept. 13, we got a call from the Lincoln County sheriff, updating us on the decision of the grand jury to indict the man who killed our mother and mother-in-law, Carolyn Blouin, and his impending arrest.
Enjoy the festivals this weekend and next.
The Pemaquid Oyster Festival is Sunday. Have an adult beverage (or a regular beverage) and slurp down an oyster or a dozen for a good cause.
I made clam chowder for the first time last week. I don’t know why I never made it before. I’ve made haddock chowder a million times. Corn too. Even haddock and corn. But never clam.
We both would like to take this opportunity to inform everyone that the Damariscotta Historical Society is hard at work on its cemetery projects. We had a silent auction at Skidompha Library and did very well. We now have printed a 2019 calendar showing Main Street, with many old photos of buildings along Main Street from the bridge to the Baptist church at the intersection of Main Street and Route 130.