I have always loved to hunt. It started way back when I was about 7 years old, when my dad allowed me to tag along with him and his longtime friend and hunting buddy, Joe. They both worked for the same printing company in the building that I described helping to clean out in a former tale after it was sold and moved.
It seems like everyone knows and likes Kyle LeBeau. During a March 25 interview in the parking lot of the Damariscotta Hannaford where he works, it seemed like every few minutes he was smiling and waving at another person.
The first dock is up and running. The floats and ramps are in. Things are looking pretty good at the town landing with all of the work completed on the launching ramps. Bring on the season!
All of a sudden, it’s really spring, and I have not put in my plug for native plants. That’s bad, because the deadline for ordering from Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District plant sale at knox-lincoln.org/spring-plant-sale is April 12! A brightly colored plant catalog is so fine in temperamental April weather. Go!
The rush of energy and awe that returns each spring as the light of day extends and the world awakens is one of my favorite shared experiences. That almost imperceptible nod we in New England give each other as winter shifts toward spring. No matter the season, I unwind by making time to walk each day. Heading down the road, away from my house, I can feel the concerns of the day fall away a bit as I pass the water, notice the dirt my feet kick up, and take in the trees that line my path.
Millard Hassan had his 15 minutes of fame. But his life hasn’t changed. He still works seven days a week bending steel into tines for the worm hoes and clam hoes that first brought him to the attention of the world outside Lincoln County.
Opening day of Maine’s fishing season is traditionally April 1, April Fools’ Day. But if you’re a serious angler, opening day is no joke.
May Davidson decided at a very young age that she’d never live anywhere but Maine.
The vernal equinox has arrived, so we may officially welcome spring! The snowbank in the lee of our house is finally shrinking and the clump of snowdrops in front is bobbing its blossoms in the sunshine. It may be a bit early to think of bringing out the grill. However, it is not too early to think of an updated version of old favorites, some with a new twist in ingredients.
It has certainly been a strange time to be a student, a scientist, and an American. Some things still seem almost normal: I brush my teeth every morning, winter has no mercy, and research continues.
We could all learn a lot from “Snoopy” and “Lucy,” the married couple behind recent anonymous donations to local businesses.
In the 16 years Erin King has managed Country Corners Grocery, the one-stop shop in the Whitefield village of Coopers Mills, she has never faced such a challenge as being an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
History may not be everyone’s favorite topic, but because there’s so much of it, everyone remembers something. For instance, if the topic of tragedies at sea is mentioned, the names of the same famous ships almost always come to mind.
Lincoln County residents who do their part to recycle can’t have helped but notice that a significant amount of non-recyclable household trash these days comes from single-use packaging.
There were only two rules Tyler Richards had to follow growing up on his father’s farm in Edgecomb: “Don’t get hurt, and be back by dinner.”