Our community has lost a number of our movers and shakers this year. Many of our retirees brought their skills and willingness to help all of the nonprofits that make this part of Midcoast Maine one of the best places to live in these turbulent times.
Last Thursday, Sept. 13, we got a call from the Lincoln County sheriff, updating us on the decision of the grand jury to indict the man who killed our mother and mother-in-law, Carolyn Blouin, and his impending arrest.
Girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character
Last week a letter titled “Lack of guidance” was printed in response to an article about a local Girl Scout troop discussing rental fees with the Edgecomb selectmen. Contrary to what was stated, Girl Scouts are, in fact, taught to work for what they want and problem-solve, which led them to presenting to the town council, teaching them a valuable lesson in local government due process.
A Small, Anecdotal Testimony to My Friend, Ted Clapp
In the spring of 2001 I was asked to direct “Our Town” for Lincoln Theater. It’s been one of my very favorite plays since I first saw it at age 12, so I was delighted. But for this play you need a large, predominantly male cast to represent an entire small town.
Thanks to GSB and the Community
Our family moved here a little over a month ago, and my two children just had their first week at Great Salt Bay Community School. I felt moved to thank everyone who has participated in creating a fabulous public school.
Paper or Plastic?
As Damariscotta voters consider banning plastic bags, it might be good to remember why plastic bags came into such universal usage in the first place. Not many cashiers ask “paper or plastic?” at the grocery store these days, but as stores and consumers transitioned to plastic over the last few decades, it used to be a common question.
Happy Labor Day
I recently bought a box of freshly harvested wild blueberries.
Pemaquid Triathlon – a Winner!
Kudos and sincere gratitude go out to each and every volunteer who made the first Pemaquid Triathlon such a fabulous event! What a great example of local leadership from the Bristol Parks and Rec crew.
Pats and Sox Decals Stolen
For over 20 years I have been happily retired in this beautiful Midcoast area. This past week, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, I had an unsettling and troubling event happen.
Save the Bristol Mills Swimming Hole
The Bristol Mills Dam was built in 1914, largely for industrial purposes. No longer needed for that purpose, it has become a Bristol icon because of the unique opportunity it affords thousands of families and children as a premier swimming hole every summer.
No on 1, Yes on 2
After serving on the Bristol Dam Advisory Committee for 15 months, I was surprised to discover I had not formed an opinion on the two options arrived at by that study. These are the two options up for a public vote next Tuesday, July 24.
Let’s Have a Parade!
We hope you’ve heard by now that the Olde Bristol Days parade is happening. We’re currently looking for your involvement. Do you have a business that you’d love to promote? Are you a family or neighborhood who’d love to create memories for your kids that they’ll remember for years to come? Are you one of our “summah” people who want to join in on the fun?
Lesson Learned the Hard Way
One of the hardest lessons to learn in life’s journey is that age-old statement that you really don’t know what you have or how it so strongly impacts your life until it is taken away from you. This has a much more powerful impact when it has a truly spiritual connection. And this is further compounded when you abuse that spirituality and it results in a loss where you can never right the wrong you did. Actually, as in my case, part of you dies, as well, with that loss.
Financial Accountability at Lincoln Academy
In a May 24 LCN article (“Lincoln Academy expects dip in boarding enrollment,” page 1), Lincoln Academy claimed that the school’s boarding program is highly profitable, and that any financial difficulties have been caused by unpredictable changes in the boarding market. Neither is true.
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