The other day, we looked out the living room window toward Monhegan Island and saw a large pleasure craft. It was headed in the direction of Boothbay Harbor, but we have no idea where they were going.
Part of the joy of being a business owner is that we get to follow our own hearts and create a business philosophy that works for us. We knew when we started The Animal House that we would never sell live animals. We felt that there were so many good rescues and reputable breeders out there that there wasn’t a need to sell animals. Instead, we focused on hosting rescue groups and partnered with area shelters to help adopt dogs and cats looking for forever homes.
Anyone that knows Sheala Jackovich recognizes her driving around in her little 25-year-old Ford wagon. After all of these years, Sheala’s car finally gave up the good fight. Sheala would like to thank Anne Bourne, Jennie Cleaves, and Sarah Herndon for all of their help in her quest for some new wheels. Sheala finally found a cute little navy blue Subaru but did not feel comfortable driving home from Bath in a car that she wasn’t used to. Jenny and Sarah came to the rescue, picking her up and driving her new ride home. Sheala stresses how lucky she is to have such wonderful neighbors and friends. May this car last as long as your old one!
A couple of readers have asked me to explain the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Today we lay some groundwork for that.
We have set a date for the replacement of our scale. We are hoping that most of the work will be completed by Monday, Sept. 26; however, we will have the scale closed on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Please plan accordingly. As always, we can estimate small loads of demolition debris.
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.