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
Our Paint Care Program is now available to our customers. This program gives you a place to drop off many of your unwanted paint products. There are still some products we cannot take. Some examples would be paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, spray paint, and auto and marine paint. Please check with us and we will guide you through the process.
The Columbia – a 90-foot regal rust-bucket — was abandoned in Pemaquid Harbor since January 2014 until Doug Wood of Bremen showed ownership of the vessel and moved her to Greenland Cove in Bremen. Alas, the poor old ship was banned from there as well and now floats on her new mooring on the back side of Loud’s Island. I can’t help but think that this would make a great floating restaurant and bar. How about the new Dimillo’s of Loud’s?
Most people do not have an opportunity to commune with frogs and their allies, but leave it to children to find frogs and play with them.
Question: What are you making for supper Wednesday evening, Aug. 17? Answer: Reservations — for the community supper at Wiscasset Senior Center! The meal will feature baked ham with mac-and-cheese, as well as soup, salad bar, biscuits, beverage, and dessert — a bargain at $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Please call 882-8230 at least two days in advance for meal reservations. Chicken is always available as an alternative entree but must be specified with the meal reservation. All are welcome!
Those opposed to solar power in Maine routinely claim that roofs with PV panels are in effect subsidized by ratepayers who do not have solar systems. According to new Boston University research, the exact opposite is true.
Number 4 Congo Church Summer Supper is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 20. According to Bob Hardina, this supper will benefit the new Bargain Barn at the H.O.M.E. co-op in Orland. The Edgecomb Community Church has been working with H.O.M.E. since 2001, and on several occasions has held work camps, building homes for low-income families and upgrading the physical facilities on the H.O.M.E. campus. The current project is a cooperative venture by area volunteers to provide the electrical service, light, and power for the new thrift store. The Bargain Barn not only provides high-quality clothing, furniture, and appliances for residents of Hancock County, but it also provides an income stream to fund the many programs at H.O.M.E.
July 28 found a small band of Grangers at the hall for our regular program. The potluck supper was macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti with a meat sauce, followed by German chocolate birthday cake for Errol, Joanne, and Deborah. Ice cream had been brought as a coincidence, also chocolate chip cookies. The legislative chair says the Libertarian party did not do a good job of providing their presidential publicity and there is no viable third party alternative for president, so choose the lesser of two evils. The agriculture chair states irrigated fields are being productive, so visit one of your local farm stands. Someone piped up that Bangor Fair is happening. The community service chair is thankful for the donated paper but would appreciate help putting a report together before August 15 for state judging. The card party for July 29 was discussed, if it should be cancelled, but it was decided to go ahead; thanks for offering to host Joanne.
I really do try to find positive things to write about, but once in a while something comes along that is so negative it’s impossible to pass it up.
Hi again, dear readers. Here is your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist with more news of my sweetheart Elden and my life at Crawford Commons Assisted Living, 132 Middle Rd., Union, ME 04862-0628.
Several years ago, while vacationing in Prince Edward Island, we came across a terrific rainbow kite made by Premier Kites. Ever since that trip, the Power Sled 14 has been the official kite of the Coastal Economist. It is easy to fly and handles quite a range of wind speeds.
My love of old tools — what they were used for and the time period they were used in — has provided me with a great pastime of so many fun-filled days and evenings. I have truly enjoyed reading so many books and going to so many museums around the New England area.
There is a new look at Hodgdon Green – an attractive and convenient front walkway and steps. Rego Stoneworks, of Alna, provided the craftsmen, and their work is contributing to the safety of residents and visitors alike as they enter this gracious home.