For those who read and enjoy this column: I will be offering a two-hour course on bird-friendly backyards through Central Lincoln County Adult Education on Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m. Offered remotely, creating bird habitat will be the focus of the course. To register, visit clc.maineadulted.org or call 563-2811.
There was a moose on the loose in the area over the weekend, with many being fortunate to see him and watch his swim from Southern Point to Northern Point. Jan John, who lives on Southern Point, was working in her gardens when their dog, Ella, started barking. When Jan turned around, a huge male moose was standing in the grass not 20 feet from her.
The West Woods Trails are part of the Wiscasset Community Trails system. West Woods Trails start in the 83-acre Sortwell Memorial Forest, which is owned by the New England Forestry Foundation. The property was donated to the foundation in 1955 by Daniel R. Sortwell and serves as a working example of sustainable forest management.
The frost is not yet close enough to the pumpkin, but we are noticeably approaching the fall equinox, with shorter and cooler days. Spending some time in the kitchen and baking suddenly becomes more appealing. One of the quickest, easiest, and most delightful home-baked items are scones.
Knickerbocker Lake Public Access, owned by the town of Boothbay, is a carry-in site to 105-acre freshwater Knickerbocker Pond. The carry to the lake is less than 100 yards long and is a wide, gravel path with portions covered in wood chips. There is a nice, shallow beach area and floating dock on-site for easy access by a canoe or kayak.
This week I wanted to give an update on things that are new or changed here at the station.
It was at the time a very ordinary Tuesday morning (July 14). My bride and I had spent a ho-hum morning tending to the many groundskeeping duties that we have saddled ourselves with over the preceding 22 years of retirement.
Before retiring and moving to Maine, I never gave much thought to four-wheelers and side-by-sides.
James Henry Dray was born in Ireland, county Kilkenny, a son of Andrew and Bridget O’Hara Dray. James was a cabinetmaker by trade. The family came to this area and was active in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He and his wife settled in the little house across the main street from the firehouse. James married Mary Mahoney. They had two children, Andrew and Helena.
Waldoboro is justly famous for its giant vessels — from the 1,689-ton “Governor Ames,” built in 1888 by Levitt Storer, to the six palmer schooners built between 1900 and 1904 by George Welt. While these vessels are well-known, others that are less renowned are the hundreds of smaller craft — schooners, brigs, barks, and barkentines — that were also constructed in the 16 shipyards of our village.
I know, I know, been a while. For all you local scribble readers, I have a story for you. And no, it’s not where I have been for the last two or three months, although there is a story to that too, but I’ll leave it for another day! In life, we have all heard that all good things come to an end. Well, I want to share with you all the close of a special time in mine.
While tomatoes may be considered the ultimate crop of August, eggplants and blueberries also signify the bold success of nature in producing a uniquely tasty and intriguing fruit that is both healthy and colorful. Cookbooks consider eggplant a vegetable, but it really is a fruit that belongs to the botanical berry family.
Greetings dear readers! Here is your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist with more July news about my life at Windward Gardens in Camden.
Sunday, July 26, I woke up in the morning to news on my TV, then I watched “In Touch” with Pastor Charles Stanley and another Christian program on the Inspiration Channel.
Young families looking for a picnic spot with a playground have two choices in Lincoln County: the Wiscasset Community Playground and the Harold B. Clifford Playground in Boothbay. State guidelines advise using hand sanitizer before and after playground use, and users should maintain physical distancing.