“I like to have the first corn around and the last corn around,” said Andrew “Andy” Williamson IV, longtime owner of County Fair Farm in Jefferson.
Lincoln County Fair, Damariscotta Fair, or simply “the fairgrounds” correctly identifies the venue for the amazing feat pictured in last week’s mystery photo.
If you’ve driven thorough downtown Damariscotta between approximately 7:45 and 8:30 a.m., then you have likely seen Ross Flood.
It seems like it has been forever, but I finally feel that I can begin writing more “Tales from Hunter’s Landing,” albeit every other week this time around.
We started off New Year’s Day with bright, sunny weather, which brightened the outlook for us Maine people for a fresh new start in 2021. Then, around 8 a.m., as I went out on the porch and got a quart of cracked corn for the turkeys, I was greeted with the wonderful sound of “gobble, gobble” from the three large male turkeys wishing me a happy new year and thanking me for their fine breakfast of cracked corn.
Seven years, nine months, and 29 days. That’s how long Amber Young has been a streak runner — meaning she runs every day, without fail.
“I liked to draw the minute I was born,” said 86-year-old artist and illustrator Sally Hough. “I did it and did it well. When everyone compliments you on a skill, it enhances the value of the skill and your worth.”
Much of the recent cold and snow can be blamed on excess moisture in the atmosphere and an expanding polar vortex — a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles. It always exists but strengthens in winter. “Vortex” refers to the counterclockwise flow of air that helps keep the colder air near the poles. In the Northern Hemisphere, the polar vortex expands many times during winter, sending cold air southward with the jet stream.
The year 2020 was a year I will always remember. First there was the loss of my wife of 59 years, Marjorie, in April. Funeral arrangements were altered by COVID-19. Sunday church services were called off in our area. Doctor’s appointments were canceled and rescheduled and canceled again.
It’s a lovely, snowy day here in Whitefield as I write this introductory column. While sitting by a fire and watching a light, fluffy snow piling up, the birds fly from feeder to feeder enjoying the much-needed nourishment.
Bristol resident Darin Carlucci is many things — a woodworker, a firefighter, a school committee member, a husband and a father, a dancer, a guitar player, a birder, and a builder.
The winter holidays seem to bring out our nostalgia for the warmth of home, family, and friends. Whether the celebration is in the light of one small candle during a war, the seven lamps of Hanukkah, or the glory of a candlelit Christmas tree, we all yearn for peace and connections to loved ones past and present. This year has made it more difficult for everyone, but we still strive with those feelings in our socially distanced lives.
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On Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Waldoboro municipal building, Derek Booker was sworn in as deputy director of Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services. His parents were on hand. Residents of Waldoboro, gathered for that evening’s selectmen’s meeting, witnessed the ceremony. His mentor, Waldoboro EMS Director Richard Lash, introduced him to the community he swore to serve. It was the proudest moment of his life.
In examining a package to be discarded, have you ever felt confused about whether or not it can be recycled? Current recycling protocols place the responsibility for making such decisions on consumers. But merely affixing the chasing arrows symbol or printing the words “please recycle” on a package offers little guidance on how to do so. In some cases, claims of recyclability can be downright inaccurate.