Some medical people in the know claim that if one keeps one’s mind active in older age, and keeps on learning, this should decrease the chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
“Most of us have a place apart that is very special to us, a place where we go literally, or virtually in our imaginations, whenever life begins to close in on us and we feel the need for physical and spiritual renewal. For some, that may be a mountain vista somewhere; for others, a lake or seashore, and for some, perhaps, just a favorite room in your house.” — Neil Weatherhogg
Together and alone. That pretty much sums up the week. Like the Perseid meteor shower, all those bits drifting through space together to drop and blaze off in separate directions.
Attention, all lobster lovers! Mark your calendars for our annual lobster feed on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. This annual community supper is sure to help stretch the summer season as we ease into fall.
On Thursday, Aug. 18, the ongoing restoration of the Washington Schoolhouse will continue with the installation of its original 19th century weathervane atop the belfry. Michael Alderson, of Round Pond, will be atop the crane as he places the weathervane lovingly restored by Edgecomb blacksmith Peter Brown. The rain date is Aug. 19.
I would wager one of the premier finds of a summer season, by either a birder or a naturalist, is a ruby-throated hummingbird nest.
Plagues have been part of myth and history since biblical times. Presumably they existed even with dinosaurs, though nobody has recorded such, except in the writings of Michael Crichton, as in “Jurassic Park.”
The house in question is a “pretty tight” house. Last winter, it had condensation and mold in the kitchen. Could it be that it is too tight? What could the owner do?
Equipped with a magnifying glass, I ran down the Portland Press Herald’s entire list of runners in the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and found three from Edgecomb! Congratulations, John Carter, Patrice Carter, and Ellen Fairfield! Just because I had a magnifier doesn’t mean I found everyone. Readers, please let me know if you also entered the race.
In this article, we start off with the name Capt. Thomas J. Woodward, of Damariscotta. Thomas J. Woodward was born on Dec. 16, 1831 in Damariscotta. Thomas J. and his older brother, Henry Woodward, were seamen and both rose to the rank of sea captain.
I am sitting here in front of the windows watching the feeders and can’t help observing that the great birches and my large crab apple are turning brown. My lawn is long gone, as is the house water. There is no water at the kitchen sink.
On Thursday, Aug. 18, the ongoing restoration of the Washington Schoolhouse continues with the installation of its original 19th century weathervane atop the belfry. Michael Alderson, of Round Pond, will be atop the crane as he places the weathervane lovingly restored by Edgecomb blacksmith Peter Brown. Have your cameras and smartphones ready for the 8:30 a.m. event. The rain date is Friday, Aug. 19.
We had an invasive aquatic plant scare here at Turner Pond. Several years ago we noticed an aquatic plant creeping in at the edges of our favorite swimming hole. We thought at the time it may have been invasive milfoil brought in by boat trailers, but an online image search calmed our fears … temporarily.
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson