Getting outside!

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 7:15am

With Wiscasset Community Center closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Graffam hasn’t been getting his workout in. He did Saturday. The Federal Street resident said he saw people unable to take the sidewalk due to the snow from the Thursday-Friday storm. So he spent much of the day clearing the sidewalk, square spadeful by square spadeful, from the Old Jail Museum to the Ancient Cemetery.

He said one of these days, he’d like to get up to Head Tide Dam in Alna.

The parking area at the dam had several paddlers Saturday afternoon. It was a good trip but was cold when the wind would come up, said Brunswick’s Mike Woodruff, smiling. Daughter Maeve, 14, was helmeted and smiling in a kayak. Her mother, Mike’s wife Lucretia, was home on the family farm planting seeds in the greenhouse.

With the snow cover, there was little work for him to do, so it was a good day for a paddle, he said.

Last Wednesday, Ed Kavanagh and wife of 53 years Cheri got in some spring yard work at home on Federal Street. Asked how they were doing with the stay at home order, Ed said that is pretty much what they do anyway. He was weeding next to the house.

The storm that followed had plow drivers out and, for days and nights, Central Maine Power crews along Lincoln and Sagadahoc County roads and elsewhere restoring power.

To share what you’ve been doing outside, email a photo to Wiscasset’s Julie Petrie shared photos and said the family has been active outside. “Lots of hiking, bike rides, family walks and scooters rides.”