You may have heard that there are over 2,000 bills being considered in the Legislature. This is the product of several things happening at various stages of the session, which goes from January into June this year and January into April the second year.
Art in the country: There’s an art show on the walls of the community room at Sheepscot General – that oasis of goodness smack-dab in the middle of the beautiful rolling farmland of Whitefield – that is really worth spending some time checking out. It’s an exhibit of work – lots of it – by the employees at the rural cafe, store, and farm, and it gives one insight into what makes those nice folks tick.
We were struck this week by a quote from Academy Hill native and Portland mayoral candidate Belinda Ray in Maia Zewert’s front-page article.
GSB advanced chorus sails on: I had another great arts tip fall into my lap this past week when Anne Plummer, who teaches fourth grade at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, wrote me an email about an impressive project recently completed by the advanced chorus at GSB.
In deep preparation for our upcoming, fifth annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education conference, I’m resharing some very important information that you need to know as we enter into a more active tick season.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Chunk here, sporting the costume of the season.
Here and there and everywhere
That pile’s got a clump of hair.
Here is some with lots of grass
Any more details would just be crass.
Get up, get moving: One of my readers, Carol Teel, who serves as artistic director for local senior song-and-dance troupe Hearts Ever Young, among other things, suggested I check out the Conductorcise event on Saturday morning, April 6 at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta.
In last week’s Lincoln County News, Frank Slason had a letter to the editor supporting President Trump’s plan to “shut down the ports.” Toward the end of the piece, Slason referenced “true Americans.” To me, the question of how we define who is a true American is at the core of so much of the current vitriol, divisive rhetoric, and nationalistic fervor.
It’s April 8 and it’s snowing. Hard. Hello?
Our seasonal neighbors will see many changes in the Twin Villages as they return this year.
This week, we are celebrating National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”
I met a couple last week who are growing mushrooms on Westport Island.
More fine student art: Andrea Cough, who is the art teacher at Bristol Consolidated School, emailed me to say that she had read my recent “Artsbeat” column about the Lincoln Academy IDEAL art show at Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta and to let me know that some of her pre-K through eighth-grade art students have a show up at the Bristol Area Library.