School’s in! It’s officially the start of a new academic year in our community, and we’re already seeing the regular bustle of after-school visitors here at the library.
Metal man: Of the 18 sculptures on the new Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail, only two are made of metal, and they are both made by Warren metal artist Jay Sawyer. Sawyer’s abstract steel sculpture “Ain’t My First Rodeo” stands tall in front of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and “Violent Surrender,” an appropriately twisted and “torn” piece made of rusted metal on a granite base, graces the garden area in front of Bath Savings Institution.
I went to the recent open house at The Lincoln County News. It was well-attended and I enjoyed our trip through the steps of printing our paper. I have been writing historical articles since 1998 and it occurred to me that I had never written on what was one of our largest industries in the town. I feel it is time I changed that.
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.
OK, this is the last time I’m going to mention lobster this summer. I know I’ve said that before, but this time I mean it. I’m sick of talking about it. Unfortunately, for you, I’m not sick of eating it.
Greetings, dear readers. Here I am, your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist writing in the third week of August trying to get news about my life at Crawford Commons Assisted Living.
You have probably noticed that, as the election grows closer, our editorial page has become increasingly dominated by endorsement letters.
We would be remiss if we did not note the passing of Ted Clapp at the age of 99.
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.
Women on the walls: Elaine Pew and Jorge Pena, the co-curators of the “Three Women on Board” exhibit at Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, were kind enough to give me a sneak peek of the show last Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, before it opened officially that evening.
I recently bought a box of freshly harvested wild blueberries.
There is a phrase that the Lyme community uses that has upset the rest of the medical world: “Lyme-literate doctor.” This phrase has been developed and used to specifically to highlight those who are highly educated and experienced in diagnosing and treating Lyme and tick-borne diseases. They are heavily networked with other Lyme-literate providers and consult with on difficult cases.
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.
Zucchini is a popular summer veggie, prolific around this time of year in Maine, as it’s one of the easiest vegetables to grow. But it’s a little lacking in taste, unless you roast it with plenty of garlic, salt, and olive oil. Then it’s yummy. But what isn’t yummy with garlic, olive oil, and salt? And with some Parmesan cheese thrown on top to turn golden brown when roasted? Duh.