We’re back! And for all my loyal scribble readers, I got a story for you. As some of you might remember, Ms. Sue and I have been “road trippin’”. Even did a little honeymoonin’ at the same time, only truckah style. Let me start by tellin’ all how we got started last Wednesday.
Renaissance man (and fiddle-playing leprechaun): Damon Leibert has been the technical director at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta since September 2017. As such, he is the go-to man for making sure the nuts and bolts of the building – lights, windows, toilets, and so on – are in order. He is also responsible for such things as creating the beautiful stained glass projections used in LCCT’s recent production of “Sister Act” at the theater.
The time has come for us to welcome our new executive director, Matthew Graff, to Skidompha Library.
A lot goes into recycling. There is sorting, packing, and placing the items into a vehicle and taking them to the transfer station — easy enough.
Hangin’ with the Hulk’s mom: Last Friday, May 24, my colleague here at the LCN, Kathy Lizotte, tipped me off to the buzz going around Facebook, namely that abstract painter Marie Rose Ruffalo has an art exhibit on the walls of Red Cup Coffee House in Boothbay Harbor.
Last week, I wrote about working closely with Sen. Susan Collins’ staff and her strong interest in taking up the fight against Lyme and tick-borne disease that her people of Maine were facing. I eluded to the fact that she was prepared to do something about it and here it is.
Memorial Day 2019 is here, we all must step back in time and truly give thanks to all the men and women who served in our armed services so we all could be free and safe in our own home and state.
A few weeks ago I decided to trade in my laptop for paintbrushes.
Art abounds in Lincoln County: As gallery season is about to really hit, it’s good to be reminded that in addition to the fabulous big visual-art venues in the area – for example, the four Bristol Road Galleries, Stable Gallery, and River Arts in Damariscotta, and Saltwater Artists Gallery and Pemaquid Art Gallery down the Bristol-Pemaquid peninsula – there are smaller, more unexpected places to view excellent art. The Bristol Area Library, located at 619 Old County Road in Pemaquid, is one such spot.
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.