Follow her anywhere: Whitefield’s Sheepscot General on any given Friday evening is a busy, fun place, in large part due to the fact that Fridays from 5-8 p.m. are Pizza Night, the one night each week when one can partake in the sourdough-crusted gloriousness topped with fresh (and often delightfully interesting) ingredients that is Sheepscot General’s regionally famous pizza.
We’re pleased to announce a collaboration between Skidompha’s Secondhand Book Shop and the Damariscotta Police Department.
“The less there is to look at, the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully. This is critical to abstract art. Small differences make all the difference.” – Kirk Varnedoe, “Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock”
It seems the month of October brings out our need for special celebrations across the world. The fall signals that the pleasures of summer are at an end and we must face the rigors of winter to come. Hence we have devised activities since ancient times to postpone contemplation of the approaching change.
Masterful work: Open since July, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts’ new building in Edgecomb, the Joan Pearson Watkins House, houses an art gallery. Currently, the gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Masters and Apprentices,” featuring the work of master basket, wood, blockprint, assemblage, and jewelry artists and their apprentices.
This past week, we’ve heard the coyotes calling nearly every night. It’s eerie to hear them. Their howling breaks into the night silence, disrupting our slumber. They sound like they are just beyond the window.
Wanting to see less plastic: I like hanging out with Damariscotta artist Marnie Sinclair. Every so often, the enthusiastic Sinclair just pops up on my arts radar and we chit-chat about her latest project – always, it seems, focused on the environment.
Good health is essential for a happy, comfortable, long life. Early detection of disease through wellness visits to your veterinarian help prevent disease. If symptoms of disease are already present, your veterinarian can help improve the quality and length of your pet’s life.
There are animals who come into our lives and remind us how lucky we are. Either they touch our hearts because they are so kind and are exactly what we didn’t know we needed in a companion, or they have an indomitable spirit that makes us want to be better humans because we see that no matter what happens to them, they never lose their enthusiasm for life.
Our first ever Author’s Corner, with Fred Lipp, a local award-winning author, was held on Saturday, Sept. 28. A longtime Whitefield resident, Fred shared his current book, “80-plus: Learning To Live Again,” a story about his 80th birthday, two Nigerian dwarf goats gifted by his daughter, and how they have impacted his life. Thank you, Fred and Kitty Lipp, for sharing your life stories and words of wisdom with us!
The house was habitable, the furniture was in place, and the car and truck were registered in Maine. We were now full-fledged citizens of South Bristol.
Have you seen any very large pumpkins? It’s that time of year. I hope you’ll have some fun with all the activities this week. At the station, our experience with pumpkins is usually after they’re rotten and smelly.
Appreciating subtlety: Mathias Fine Art, in the Boothbay village of Trevett, had been on my radar for some time before my recent visit there, due to the intriguing nature of its shows and its intriguing location as a village I had not yet visited in the Boothbay region.
Reveling in ragtime: OK, if the likability and enthusiasm of Alna composer and ragtime pianist Aaron Robinson, whom I met for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Alna General Store, is any indication of the likability and top-notch quality of the upcoming Glenn Jenks Ragtime Revue in Camden on Saturday, Oct. 5 (and I believe it is), I say, “Go see it!!!” (That is with three exclamation marks, to be clear.)
Reveling in island time at Kefauver: Last week, I reviewed Damariscotta painter Will Kefauver’s fine little solo show at Rising Tide Co-op in this newspaper. In my review, I mentioned that Kefauver has a multi-artist show called “Monhegan and the Islands” up at his gallery in Damariscotta, Kefauver Studio & Gallery.