It was a rainy windy night in January 1949 when the T. E. Gay and Son grocery store on Main Street, above the bridge, was broken into. Thomas Gay writes of it in his memoirs.
The art of speaking, listening, imagining: “You may choose to listen as opposed to watch.” Those were the words of Griff Braley, Heartwood Regional Theater Company’s artistic director, when he introduced the dramatic staged reading of “Medea” about to begin on the afternoon of Saturday, May 11 in the Parker B. Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy.
Welcome to the Whitefield Library News! I’m pretty confident some of you have already heard about us and have even been to our library over the past two summers it has been open. But I’m here to tell you that things are moving forward, and we’re all very excited!
Looks like we’re finally going to have a week with more sun than clouds. I hope you have your bug spray ready, because the black flies are here.
Mother’s Day music: When I reached British singer-songwriter Callaghan by phone on Friday, May 3, she was on the road, fresh off of a gig the previous night at the Museum of Commerce in Pensacola, Fla. and soon to be performing at the Standard Deluxe in Waverly, Ala., on May 5.
Hey Waldoboro, what is your definition of an authentic hero? Mine is someone very capable in their field of endeavor while maintaining honorable, truthful, quietly humble, and loyal behavior – a great teammate and family person.
Fun, intimate community theater: I love going to River Company plays in Skidompha Library’s Porter Meeting Hall. I like to sit in the front row of the cozy, intimate space, basking in the feeling of being immersed in the story being played out mere feet away from me.
Art in the country: There’s an art show on the walls of the community room at Sheepscot General – that oasis of goodness smack-dab in the middle of the beautiful rolling farmland of Whitefield – that is really worth spending some time checking out. It’s an exhibit of work – lots of it – by the employees at the rural cafe, store, and farm, and it gives one insight into what makes those nice folks tick.
GSB advanced chorus sails on: I had another great arts tip fall into my lap this past week when Anne Plummer, who teaches fourth grade at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, wrote me an email about an impressive project recently completed by the advanced chorus at GSB.
In deep preparation for our upcoming, fifth annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education conference, I’m resharing some very important information that you need to know as we enter into a more active tick season.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Chunk here, sporting the costume of the season.
Here and there and everywhere
That pile’s got a clump of hair.
Here is some with lots of grass
Any more details would just be crass.
Get up, get moving: One of my readers, Carol Teel, who serves as artistic director for local senior song-and-dance troupe Hearts Ever Young, among other things, suggested I check out the Conductorcise event on Saturday morning, April 6 at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta.
It’s April 8 and it’s snowing. Hard. Hello?
This week, we are celebrating National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”