I was sitting behind the merchandise table following a show at The Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor a few summers back when I noticed a man striding across the lobby in my direction. He was over six feet tall, wearing blue jeans and a checked hunting shirt and sporting a thick, black lumberjack’s beard.
When people envision a five-course, candlelit meal prepared by world-class chefs, they don’t typically picture eating it in on the farm. But on Sunday, Oct. 12, visitors will fill a hoophouse at Dandelion Spring and Straw Farms in Newcastle for an organic Harvest Dinner co-hosted by the farms, Fore Street Restaurant, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.
The change in the weather hasn’t changed the busy calendar of fun events taking place the next few weeks in Damariscotta, Newcastle and on the Boothbay peninsula. It’s also a great time of the year for area residents and visitors to take it easy and leave the driving to the free trolley, which will be running Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 5.
The current show at Gold/Smith Gallery is about as visually stimulating as one can be: There is the stunning photography of David Wolk of New York City (and Southport), and the imaginative two-dimensional assemblage pieces by local physician and artist Andre Benoit. Their creativity demonstrated through these works are a feast for the eyes ... and the mind.
Wolk's photographs, hung on the walls of the first floor, are more than might first meet the eye. Each one is an experience.
What kid hasn't dreamed of having a treehouse?
Although a treehouse is usually thought of as a haven for children, mention “treehouse” to adults, and watch their eyes light up with wistfulness.
Ronnie Campbell builds big houses for grownups, and lately, little ones for, well, kids and grownups.
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the Seahawks’ home meet on Sept. 17 at Boothbay Region High School; and once again, both boys and girls teams turned in super performances.
Cross country fans spread out across the playing fields in small groups, as the runners looped around the fields, around a field hockey game, in and out of the woods at Penny Lake Preserve and the elementary school, and ended up streaming into the finish line across the football field.
The people spoke and the committee listened.
The Comprehensive Planning Committee complied with a request by Murray Hill residents on Sept. 15 not to zone the entire East Boothbay village as mixed use.
Instead, the residents asked to zone the area from the Murray Hill Road to the intersection with Route 96 as coastal residential.
Boothbay Harbor Sewer District trustees moved through a lengthy agenda at their meeting on Sept. 17.
The first topic to be discussed was a review of the bids that had been submitted for the Commercial Street relining project. Vic Krea, project manager for Wright-Pierce Engineering, attended the meeting and participated in the review.
Scott MacDonald, Head of School welcomes Caroline Bond of Jefferson as the new kindergarten teacher at the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Bond has over 20 years’ teaching experience in addition to instructing the kindergartners on Fridays at CTL for the past three years.
Rocktide Inn Executive Chef Dwayne Whitelocke was still flying high on Sept. 19 after taking home two awards at the annual Claw Down Chef of the Year event on previous Thursday evening.
Whitelock, who was voted the Judges’ Choice Award winner, and placed third in the People’s Choice Award category for his lobster bite, using Rocktide's signature popover with lobster, a blueberry cognac jam, mousseline sauce, and three cheese crumble, said he was “extremely happy.”
Set aside Saturday, Oct. 18. That is the date for the next Lincoln County Triad’s Senior Appreciation Day. The location will be the Boothbay Regional Elementary School in Boothbay Harbor and the time will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lincoln County Triad’s Senior Appreciation Day started as a way of thanking seniors for their many contributions to the community over their lifetimes. This year our keynote speaker will be Chief Ron Young of the Damariscotta Police Department.
The Edgecomb Planning Board unanimously approved an application on Sept. 18 for a new oyster house in the town.
The board’s decision paves the way for Bremen businesswoman Tonie Simmons to purchase an Old Ring Point Road property to relocate her oyster harvesting operation. The sale is contingent upon receiving planning board approval, according to attorney Peter Drum who represented the applicant.