Luc’s big night out

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 12:45pm

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  • Frank Barnako is a seasonal resident of Wiscasset at Clarks Point on the Sheepscot River.   His career in journalism included on air and news director positions with CBS and NBC Radio and TV stations.  He was a pioneer in the Internet, helping to create and co-found where he also developed a 200-station radio network and wrote daily columns focused on the stock market, business news, and technology. Barnako describes himself as “an aspiring photographer,” whose work can be seen at<>. He is a member of the town’s Investment Advisory Committee. Email him at

The fruits of August’s are now on the walls of the Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren Street. About two dozen painters from as near as Wiscasset to as far as New Hampshire, brought their easels and paints to this month’s event where they ‘painted the town’. Their art work is now for sale at the Gallery.

Among the participating artists was Tenant Harbor’s Kathleen Fox. Her whimsical painting of the Wiscasset Jail, “Water View”,  features an inmate gripping the bars of his cell.

As usual, at this Art Walk there was plenty to enjoy.  Besides the art galleries, food, wine and oyster tastings, several street musicians entertained.

The Art Walk’s founder, Lucia Droby, is already looking forward to greater attendance at next year’s Walks.  The $5 million Route 1 Downtown Improvement project will be complete and there will be fewer barrels and obstacles to promenading on Main Street.  Folks are also looking forward to the wider sidewalks with inviting chairs and tables.

Among the most popular “exhibits” at the Walk were friendly dogs, including our own Luc.  He is a four-month old Briard who joined our family from Massachusetts this summer.  Lots of people petted him.

It was a big night for Luc.  He was on his way to graduation from a beginners dog training class at Edgecomb’s Positively Best Friends.  Luc was doing fine until on the last exercise, where the dog runs to his mistress on the “Come” command. he was distracted by stuffed toys on the floor, tripped and veered off course.