It has been three years since Great Salt Bay Community School has held its traditional welcome back dinner and open house for students, families, teachers, and staff. On Sept. 15 the doors were flung open once again and people poured into the school!
Whether full of campers or community members, our campuses in Jefferson, Nobleboro, and Bremen are always buzzing no matter the time of year. Starting the very day after summer camp comes to a close in mid-August, Kieve Wavus Education begins welcoming a diverse set of mission-aligned programs for first-generation college students to veterans, LGBTQ+ youth, and so much more.
Central Lincoln County YMCA Director of Facilities Ron Finlay is a fan of adventure.
It gets confusing sometimes. Like changing scenes in a play. Everything goes dark for a little while. But you can see and hear the frenzied activity in the shadows and behind the curtains. As you change from one scene to the next.
Aug. 28: My journey started when I woke up. At 6:15 a.m. the sweet overnight nurse gave me my meds and nebulizer treatments. During breakfast I watched my uplifting Christian programs and I spent more time with the loving Lord, reading His word. The kind, caring male nurse gave me anther neb treatment.
Borealis Breads’ owner Jim Amaral may be better known as a businessman at the forefront of Maine’s thriving local food movement, but he credits his travels abroad for helping him arrive where he is today.
September and the Labor Day weekend has me thinking about the end of summer and I’m hard pressed not to mutter with A.A. Milne’s lovable character Winnie the Pooh. “Goodbye? Oh no please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?”
Whole societies once used slaves as their energy source. As recently as 1858, South Carolina Sen. James Henry Hammond championed the need for “a class to do the menial duties, to perform the drudgery of life. That is, a class requiring but a low order of intellect and but little skill.” Afraid of educated slaves, 19th century white Southerners made it a crime to teach slaves to read and write; and until the 1960s, southern Blacks and whites had to attend separate and unequal schools.
Last week, I found myself in a conversation that was out of my element, but I participated with enthusiasm none-the-less. I was standing in the barn at Goranson Farm, talking with the owner Jan and a few farmers, about a vegetable called celeriac.
Paul Yates says he was born with a love of “old stuff” and he has worked to preserve history and the town of Bristol throughout his life.
Sylvia Keene considers herself an “endangered species” who was born and raised in the same house in Union and never had any desire to live anywhere else but Maine.
Nothing gets our team at Healthy Lincoln County more excited than when a farmer reaches out and says “hey, we got what we needed from our field harvest, please feel free to organize some gleaners to take the rest!”
If the past few years have brought anything home, it’s the importance of taking care of our health. Living in Midcoast Maine, we are lucky to have one of the most effective health boosters literally in our backyards: Outdoor natural spaces! Spending time outdoors, even just 15 minutes a day, is incredibly good for your physical and mental health.
Royal Robertson Hall came from Massachusetts to Damariscotta as a young man to operate and run Royal Hall’s livery stable and carriage rentals, which was a huge, two and a half story wooden building located where the Elm Street Plaza is now.