History in watercolors: There is a charming art exhibit up on the walls of the community room at Sheepscot General in Whitefield by Whitefield historian and watercolorist Lucy Martin. As she told me recently, the show is largely based on “old-time black-and-white or sepia postcards,” and features watercolors of historical locations in Whitefield, framed in local-pine frames made by her husband, Herb Hartman.
Oftentimes, Inn Along the Way is described as a collaborative community supporting caregivers and older adults. In its simplest form, caregiving obviously means giving care. How does it actually work in the reality that is our society?
A concert of food: I had a wonderful two-week vacation recently, during which I had the extremely fortunate opportunity of having dinner on the evening of June 20 at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom with my son, Benjamin, who was visiting from Germany.
The Sheepscot Falls Lumber & Grist Mill Co. was started by brothers Job and Israel Averill. Job Averill was one of the early residents of Sheepscot. He was followed to the area by his brother Israel and family from Ipswich, Mass. Job bought a 1,000-acre tract from the Kennebec Proprietors.
Recently, a friend asked me about whether or not I thought he should let his cat go outside. I gave him answers that sounded a lot like what is here below, but I thought I’d share them with everyone, in case you’re thinking about it, too.
Have you ever heard of anyone searching for non-profits for which they could raise money? I was blessed to meet two such people this past weekend. On Saturday, the 15th, Inn Along the Way celebrated spring with an Open Mic fundraiser. It was full of sunshine, music, food, a potter, and some of the most giving, caring people I’ve ever run into.
Mural unveiling in Damariscotta: Well-known Edgecomb artist and educator Brady Nickerson popped in to the LCN recently to tell me about the new mural to be installed on the side of S. Fernald’s Country Store in downtown Damariscotta. It is the work of up-and-coming 23-year-old Bremen painter Katie Riley and is a wonderfully colorful and cartoony depiction of sandwich ingredients – bread, cheese, bacon, tomatoes – and all the other yumminess that Fernald’s sells, such as ice cream and candy.
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.