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.”
Soon we will reopen the doors to the historic Lincoln Theater. While we have instituted several new processes and procedures for this time of COVID-19, this week we thought we would focus our column on our new ticketing process.
The Island sounds and sights foretell changes. Thinning ice layers. Dripping rain rolling off the roof lines. Less crunch more slop underfoot. The dog is always wet.
During these pandemic moments of joy here in the Villas, my new home, I would like to varnish them and keep them forever in my memories. The moments of gloom I want to paint with black paint to obliterate from my memory.
Sabrina Doray’s heart never left her hometown of Dresden. Even after moving when she was young and attending high school in Richmond, Doray moved back across the bridge to her hometown after graduation and promptly joined the Dresden Fire Department on her 18th birthday.
This is another one of those difficult subjects to write about in this column, because I’m not really sure how many readers it actually applies to. This happens on such a frequent basis though, I’m going to throw it out there anyways, just in case …
These words from an old column I wrote years ago about our B&B in Maine brought to mind the pandemic we are living in now. This is a time of growth, challenges, change, and connection. Each day we are facing new challenges, our schedules are changing, and we have a stronger connection with family and friends.
“Life is too short to read an uninteresting book,” Chloe Deblois said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life around the world, but in Sally Monroe’s prekindergarten classroom at Edgecomb Eddy School, it’s mostly business as usual.
“I cannot live without books,” said Thomas Jefferson to John Adams as they shipped out the last of Jefferson’s famously large personal library, which he had sold to Congress to replace the congressional library after the British burned the Capitol in 1814.
Maple trees will begin to be tapped over the next several weeks. March is traditionally maple sugaring season in Maine, but trees can be tapped in the latter part of February. If the weather cooperates, sap buckets will soon reappear in sugarbushes across Lincoln County. If not, look for rows of buckets to be hung in early March.
The opening day of sea duck season (Oct. 1, 1986) was getting close. After hosting a smattering of out-of-state hunters over the previous few years, I had concluded that it was not worth the problems and anxiety with folks traveling long distances by car and truck or arriving at all hours via airplane. The logistics involved and the concerns regarding wind and weather, which are the determining factors in whether a given hunt has a chance for success, were just not worth the trouble to deal with.
During the March on the Pentagon on Oct. 21, 1967, Alan McKinnon found himself in a difficult position. At the time, he was working for the U.S. Department of Defense while marching, along with about 50,000 other people, across Washington, D.C. to the Pentagon in an effort to end the Vietnam War.
Dr. Kenelm Winslow was the first physician in Newcastle, according to the Rev. David Quimby Cushman in his book, “The History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle.” Winslow practiced here in 1763. His house was on the Newcastle side of the Damariscotta River, at a run of water, next to a rock in the bay. It was southward of Christopher Hopkins’ place. Winslow’s farm, near the Hon. E. Wilder Farley’s place, was later purchased by Col. George Barstow. The late Mrs. Barstow resided here for many years.