As we navigate the doldrums of the news year – the time around the holidays when government offices close and interview subjects go on vacation – it seems an appropriate time for a reminder on how to pitch a news article.
The 100th column: LCN web and graphic designer Amber Clark recently pointed out to me that this particular column is my 100th. I began writing “Lincoln County Artsbeat” two years ago, back in early 2017 – Jan. 5, to be exact.
I love cake.
Just the thought of eating cake makes me happy.
Happy 2019: The coming year promises to be a good one for this California transplant. I’ve been in Maine – in Lincoln County – almost three years and have scoped out a number things I like to do here on a regular basis. And there are still a lot of things I have yet to check out.
Every year at this time, we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and our plans for the next.
I do not know who the “layaway angel” at Renys is, but I must thank you!
Salads, as healthy and often delicious as they are, in the grand scheme of food, they can be near the bottom of the list of coveted dishes on a menu.
I write to send my thanks to all those who braved the treacherous conditions Dec. 11 to help me.
Arts-focused cafe opens in downtown Waldoboro: The mouthwatering smell of pumpkin scones being baked permeated the air as Charlotte Davenhill, the owner of Tidemark Gallery & Cafe in Waldoboro, chatted with me last Friday afternoon, Dec. 14.
The world is such a tender place that it can be hard to remember to take care of one another – yet to me, this is the imperative of being human. For me, Christmas underscores the call to care for one another. It’s a reminder that every person is worthy of love, and that we belong to each other as members of the human family.
Every year since at least 1988, The Lincoln County News has published a Christmas message from a local clergyperson on the front page of its Christmas edition.
Munson was considered elderly when I met him. His owners, who obviously loved him despite any faults he may have had, described him as “anxious.” Now, to be fair, they did give me “that” look when they said it, so I should have known that was them saying the kindest thing they could about their beloved canine, but it took me a day or two to catch on.
Samuel Waters came to Newcastle from England. He probably came first to Massachusetts, as he married Mary Kennedy of Bridgewater, Mass. He purchased 200 acres of land in Newcastle at the head of Dyer’s Neck, where it stretched in an uneven pattern from river to river, according to the Rev. David Quimby Cushman in his “History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle.” No date is given for his birth or when he came to Maine but his oldest children were born in the 1760s, when he was, undoubtedly, a young man so he probably was born around 1740.
Just before Thanksgiving I asked several co-workers at The Lincoln County News what their favorite holiday recipes were. I got a plethora of responses and some great ideas, both sweet and savory, for your holiday meals or parties.