Greetings, dear readers! I am your “Marilyn Beane’s World” columnist, back on another week’s journey. I’m not sure where it will take us. But join me and I will share my news from my home at Windward Gardens, in Camden.
Anyone who has been reading this column over the past few weeks has probably noticed a theme. Apples, apples, apples!
We must never forget the dedication of American veterans who fought in several wars and conflicts, dating back to the Revolutionary War, from 1775-1783. What followed was World War I (1914-1918); World War II (1939-1945); the Korean War (1950-1953); the Vietnam War (1955-1975); the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991); the War in Afghanistan (2001-2021); and more.
“It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves” – John Proctor, “The Crucible.”
Fitting in is something Jim Hazell, the enthusiastic, affable Bristol Parks and Recreation employee and maple syrup maker, has done so well in the area that people assume he’s always been in Lincoln County. In a spiritual sense, Hazell may have, but physically, the former Marblehead, Mass. police officer and award-winning Realtor has only been in Bristol since 2015.
The ghouls and goblins have fled until the next year, leaving us bereft of their elusive whimsy of shape and excitement as fall fades in November. October has lingered with colors slowly fading, but after a couple of days of Indian summer, chill has come here to stay and we turn to the warmth of indoors.
The changing of another season has started. Halloween has past but the joy of fresh picked apples and the wonderful taste of fresh apple cider pressed on nearby apple orchards cannot be beat for its freshness and flavor.
While there will be a number of questions facing voters statewide on Tuesday, Nov. 7, residents of the towns that make up RSU 40 will face another pressing, difficult decision.
Whether Gary Stone is on his daily run along the roads of Newcastle and Damariscotta, at a community fundraiser or event, or walking into downtown Damariscotta on his lunch break, he’s a man about town who is all about community.
I started gardening with my mother when I was about 3 years old. There has always been a bit of a magical allure to putting a tiny little seed snugly in the dirt, giving it a little bit of water occasionally and watching a beautiful, green leafy plant unfurl from that seed.
Here are the quiet months. Ice cream shops are closed. First Fridays and Final Thursdays are over.
There is something truly inspirational about singing in harmony with a group of people, which may explain why it has lengthy historical and broad cultural roots as well. Some of my favorite high school memories come from singing in the chorus. I’ve got friends who’ve had similar experiences singing at church.
Having followed the long-running conflict between Jeff Spinney and the town of Alna over Spinney’s boat ramp, it was interesting to see the conflict come to some sort of resolution last week when the parties agreed to a settlement following a public hearing on the issue.
The forces of nature around Lincoln County include snowstorms, Damariscotta’s Pumpkinfest and Regatta, and at one point, glaciers. That list wouldn’t be complete, however, without the addition of Holly Zeller, a medaling extreme sports enthusiast, creator of an informal fashion contest, and Linaca Music Festival Host, with a fearless knack for making friends.