Kudos to Lincoln County News reporter Jessica Clifford for her tribute to Ken Chaney’s 100th birthday.
Community enrichment through the arts: “I’m pleased to display a few of my pieces at the CLC Y because the Y is a major focal point of our community’s resilience,” wrote Bristol artist Winslow Myers in a recent press release for his 10-painting exhibit currently on the walls of the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta.
There’s nothing like a deadline to get my butt into high gear. Once, upon entering my sparkling clean home, a friend said, “You must be on a serious deadline, your house looks amazing.” She was right. My thesis was due the next day. A few weeks ago, with a draft of a novella a week overdue to my editor, and an academic article due the following day, it seemed like a great time to reach out to the editor of The Lincoln County News, J.W. Oliver, about writing a column.
Granite Hall is kicking off the holiday season with a 20%-off sale starting this Friday, Nov. 29. Granite Hall is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays.
The glossy November issue of one of my favorite magazines is ripped and clipped. Words of wisdom on how to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving Day dinner. I ooh and ahh over the pages. I marvel at the pretentious layouts, the slick pages of the perfect gamily gathering in the kitchen with the hostess wearing a sequined apron and holding a sterling silver spoon.
One of the great things about this time of year is looking forward to Thanksgiving. The turkey, the family moments, and reminding Massachusetts what Mainers have done for them.
We welcome a new columnist this week, Kate Kastelein, who will contribute humorous “Dispatches From Damariscotta” once a month.
Cats are weird. I’m just going to put that out there right now, in case anyone thought that because I’m an animal lover (and a “crazy cat lady”) I have some sort of rose-colored glasses on that make me not able to see the true nature of cats.
“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse
Why the arts?: Regularly, I talk with people that have definite opinions on the importance of the arts – visual, musical, theater, culinary, and so on. Many seem to delight in and thrive on taking part in an artistic pursuit, such as playing a musical instrument, painting, or acting in community theater, whether they are professionals or amateurs. Many others seem to feel similarly fulfilled and excited about being part of the audience for such creative, expressive endeavors.
It always amazes us when people going through adversity most of us can only imagine turn their thoughts to others. See Evan Houk’s front-page article about Wiscasset’s Richard Kubler.
Representing the beauty of Maine: Lovely Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay, has been honored for its breathtaking beauty by being chosen by the U.S. Postal Service as one of the 10 garden venues nationwide to be featured in its 2020 American Gardens series of first-class Forever stamps.
Although Sheepscot was settled as early as 1630 and became a part of the town of Newcastle in 1753, interior Maine was much slower in settling. Trouble with the Indians and the French discouraged new settlers, and the shipbuilders on the rivers and shore and the men who took those ships to all corners of the globe kept people oriented to the sea.
Our reporters spread out across the county this week to cover a series of Veterans Day ceremonies at schools, Legion halls, flagpoles, and veterans monuments.
Follow her anywhere: Whitefield’s Sheepscot General on any given Friday evening is a busy, fun place, in large part due to the fact that Fridays from 5-8 p.m. are Pizza Night, the one night each week when one can partake in the sourdough-crusted gloriousness topped with fresh (and often delightfully interesting) ingredients that is Sheepscot General’s regionally famous pizza.