In case you may not have noticed, we have a new scale for weighing brush and construction debris. In order to protect the scale from damage, users must follow some rules. You must enter and exit the scale very slowly. Also, do not stop or start abruptly. Following these rules will increase the longevity of the scale.
The minute I sat down at Ye Olde Compoot to get this column out, the power went away for 45 minutes. A lot has been happening in Edgecomb, I’m sure more than I know about, but here’s what I’ve got:
The words of Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore have inspired me for decades. Recently, I was reminded of his famous poem that begins:
“God gave all men all earth to love, but since our hearts are small, ordained for each one spot should prove beloved over all.”
That was it? We have been looking forward to the rain for a week or more and I am disappointed. I have nearly run the church battery bank to the limit because of the lack of sunshine and the need to pump much water to the greenhouse and garden.
My hummingbirds have finally left for the winter. I will miss seeing them come to my feeder and I look forward to their return in the spring.
Here’s to the students of Kevin Crafts’ and Jason Bigonia’s classes, who contributed their time and energy to a seashore cleanup on Friday, Sept. 23 at the town of Bristol’s Pemaquid Beach Park. The week of Sept. 17-24 was designated as Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, when volunteers all over our beautiful planet dedicate a bit of time to picking up trash along the shores of the world’s oceans. The trash is collected, identified, counted, and reported back to Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. According to a report released last May at the United Nations Environment Assembly, in the 2015 Coastal Cleanup nearly 800,000 volunteers worldwide collected an estimated 18 million pounds of trash — the equivalent of 100 Boeing 737s!
Hey folks, we got through another week, I think, with nothin’ to get too excited about up in Augusta, but on the national scene, well, man, let’s just say there is a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’ going on between these two whatevers that are running for the Big House! Now I don’t know about you, folks, but I haven’t even had a television all summer and I haven’t missed all those stupid political ads at all, so my condolences to those of you who have had to suffer through even the evenin’ news with that idiotic stuff coming on every two minutes.
Medomak Valley Senior Citizens met on Monday, Sept. 19 at the VFW Hall on Mill Street in Waldoboro. We had 24 members present.
Jewelweed — or touch-me-not, Impatiens pallid — with its orange or yellow blossoms, is found in wet spring or in swamp-like places.
Just converting from burning fuels to solar electricity will cut energy needs by up to a third. So, why do some still argue against solar power?
Online shopping has become a way of life for many of us in Midcoast Maine (as well as the rest of Planet Earth). A side benefit for me is that I have gotten to know and befriend the drivers for the various delivery services including FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Each is a remarkable individual.
The town of Somerville gained a boost in its firefighting capabilities with the recent addition of a hydrant at Turner Pond on the South Colby Road on Monday, Sept. 19.
Hello, friends and neighbors! Mary Ellen did not have to twist my arm too much to take on writing the Westport Island newspaper column. But it will only be successful or informative if readers help out! Those who have an event to publicize or a business to advertise or good news to share with the community should please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 231-4049 to include it in next week’s paper. I have lived on Westport Island full-time almost nine years, after a career of educating and counseling high school students in New England and a childhood of dairy farming in Minnesota. I am so lucky to be living in this beautiful place surrounded by nice folks from all walks of life. I hope to meet more of you over time through this column. Don’t be shy.