Close to 50 walkers and racers participated in the 10th annual Westport Island Shore Run — “Maine’s Best Little 10k Road Race” — on Sunday, Aug. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Participants were greeted with bright sunny skies and mid-70s temperatures.
Anna Sleeper, left, of Wiscasset, and daughter Nadalie Sleeper, who said she will be 8 on Sept. 7, enjoy breakfast out, at Hunter’s Breakfast in Wiscasset on Aug. 26. Then the two were headed for Wiscasset Christian Academy. Tuesday was Nadalie’s first day of third grade. When asked how she felt about her summer vacation coming to an end, she said, “I’m kind of sad that it’s over, but I’m happy to be starting another year in school.”
The east-facing porch shelters many potted plants.
But look! Among them, I found a few without greenery but full of soil.
At the same time, I had some seeds left from spring sowing. Could I try growing them for late crops?
Part of me said, “No! Sunlight is growing weaker as autumn comes nearer and sunshiny hours shorten each day.” But a little impish voice whispered, “Why not? Go for it!”
Alna residents’ Aug. 25 vote telling selectmen which snowplowing contractor to hire may not fly. A lawyer for the Maine Municipal Association has told the town that one of the changes made during the special town meeting was too much of a change, making the final vote void.
Mini-golf pros are set to hit the greens, overcome obstacles, and raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children at the 21st annual Maine Dolphin Tournament Sept. 6-7. All players are welcome to participate in the tournament for a chance to win cash prizes and gift certificates.
It didn't take long for Newcastle to follow suit with a moratorium.
Less than a week after its neighbor approved a measure to put a moratorium in place for adult-themed businesses, Newcastle voted Monday, Aug. 25 to do the same.
In case the majority of the members of the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen are not aware of it, the word "Redskin" is very offensive to many people, especially First Nation People. Although it would be difficult for these town leaders not to be aware of this fact because recently the town high school was requested to change the name of their mascot. This was accomplished by a vote of our former RSU 12 board.
Summer doesn't seem quite summer until the phlox ignites. A wonderful blast of color that seems to wait until just the right moment, then it’s everywhere.
During a recent visit to the Rittall Farm (home of the Community Garden) I was drawn to an old barn sided with natural shakes. The east side of the barn, up to almost window-height on one end, overflowed with phlox. The plants held a remarkable aroma and contrasted perfectly with the graying shingles.
“The Hundred Foot Journey” plays Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 28, followed by Woody Allen's “Magic In the Moonlight” and “Chef” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
“The Hundred Foot Journey,” rated PG and produced by Steven Speilberg and Ophra Winfrey, opened Friday, Aug. 22.
A selectman’s concern about a recent school purchase has delayed the transaction’s completion.
Edgecomb Selectman Stuart Smith questioned the recent purchase of a new tractor for the Eddy School. Prior to the Aug. 25 meeting, he was unaware Alternative Organizational Structure (AOS) 98 purchased a new tractor.
The changes to the wood shop that caught fire in June at Two Bridges Regional Jail are not a total rebuild, just replacement of portions too charred or damaged by smoke or water to keep. But as work nears completion, with new trusses for the roof on site and about to be installed with harnesses, the building looks different in one big way. The side that had three bays is now down to one.