Little house on remote island is Day 3 of the 12 Days of Gotts. Way back in the day we were the only year round residents and Christmas was always super special. Think Laura Ingalls Wilder. First it got dark early and light was so important. I always made a gingerbread house with stained glass sugar windows. The house sat on a box with a hole cut for a flashlight. It was so magical in our house with a few boat lights and kerosene lamps.
Christmas trees, wreaths, and gifts from local artists are now available for sale. This year's Pass-Me-Down Gift Shop includes gifts and glass-blowing experiences from Jacobson Glass Studio and jewelry from Etienne Perret.
The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, located on the corner of Main and Green Sts. in Thomaston, will host Christmas eve services, December 24th at 5:30 pm and 11 pm. Also on Christmas day, December 25, there will be a service at 11 am.
The 5:30 pm service on Christmas eve is a service of lessons and carols. The midnight mass and the Christmas day service are services of Holy Eucharist.
At The Study Hall in Rockport we have been preparing students to take the SATs for over 15 years. Our certified SAT tutors have helped hundreds of local students achieve the scores they desire to be competitive in the college application process and to help maximize financial aid awards. Below are important dates that Juniors should be aware of for the upcoming SAT season.
December and January – Free PSAT Analysis at The Study Hall
We welcome the public to join us, Monday, December 10, from 3:00-4:00pm.Tom and Lee Szelog's unique and inspiring talk will take you on an extraordinary journey on the wild side. Through this multi-media presentation, you will explore the Maine woods and coast, from a typical backyard, to Maine’s great north woods through the Szelog’s stories and photographs. Tom and Lee are
Today is my swearing in at the Capitol, the day when I officially take on my new duties as State Representative for Camden, Islesboro and Rockport. I’m excited,honored and humbled, and realize I am joining a wonderful group of local citizens who have held this position in years past, friends and neighbors like Joan Welsh, Owen Casas, Susan Dorr, Artie Sprowl, Steve Bowen, and many more.
The University of Maine at Augusta has invited 53 high school seniors for recognition at an Early College Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta. Selected students have completed nine or more Early College credits with UMA and maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher. UMA President Rebecca M. Wyke will address those in attendance and Associate Vice President for Admission Brandy Finck will present the awards.
Over this past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to be reminded what the Christmas spirt is all about. Now hopefully everyone who reads this blog will take it from me and not have to experience it the way I had to! Here is my weekend story.
Free Estate Planning Workshops held in Camden This Fall/Winter
Learn what it takes to plan and protect your estate. Penbay Estate Planning Center is proud to present their calendar of events for the upcoming Fall and Winter FREE workshops which will be held at 66 Elm Street in downtown Camden Maine.
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption’s Center’s ninth annual “Auction for the Animals” takes place at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, beginning at 5:30 pm. This year’s event is generously presented by both Maine Chevy Dealers and Fuller Chevrolet, and will feature hearty appetizers, carving stations, delicious desserts, a cash bar, live music, with and over 200 auction items to fit every budget.
Ashwood's Parent-Child program is a gentle and nurturing class for children ages 18 months to three years and their accompanying caregiver. Classes are taught by Waldorf early childhood teacher Audrey McGlashan and are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45 - 10:45 a.m., beginning October 16.
True confession- I do not go out much but when I do I want to have a good time and usually a margarita. I was at one of my favorite bars when I realized I forgot to say -NO STRAW. It’s my lack of practice. After a few sips I said to the bartender- you should ask folks if they want a straw. He told me all their straws and event cups and to go containers are corn based and compostable and have been that way for years. Which was good news- but I didn’t know. Out of my 4 downtown bars, two
Many years ago, when my family was the only year round family on remote Gotts Island I actually did "Black Friday." Black Friday is literally going to a mall after Thanksgiving and buying stuff. I’ve grown a lot since then and our latest blog has ideas and activities for both opting outside or buying nothing.
I belong to a women’s travel site and this time of year everyone post- What’s the best European holiday market? Most of us can’t travel to Salzburg, Vienna or Strasbourg but we can take a trip to Boston and the SoWa Winter Festival. The festival is on Harrison Street and has a Marketplace with unique gifts, cocktails, workshops, munchies and music. There are shops and galleries, open art studios, a vintage market and a “winter
Presidential Prayer Watch Video with Pastor David White
David White is the senior pastor of The Gathering Church located in Moravian Falls North Carolina. David has established the preseidentialprayerwatch.com for those who wish to mobilize to pray for our president. In the following 13-minute video, David talks about the “Red” wave of Christ blood and shares a prophetic word from Sadhu Sundar.
The holiday season is a time where many of us decide to buy items that we need or want. It’s a chance to treat ourselves and a chance to purchase thoughtfully. Many independent businesses and makers depend on this season to survive. It’s no fun to worry about rent, food and heat while trying to make your business successful. If you are lucky enough to have a fulfilling and decent paying job please consider purchasing from independent makers and artist.
On Wednesday, November 14, from 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School will offer community members an opportunity to see Waldorf classes up-close and in-session. This behind-the-scenes look at Waldorf education is for all those who are curious about what goes on in a Waldorf classroom.
Have you noticed how holidays start earlier and earlier? As a child the Christmas season didn't start until after Thanksgiving. Now Halloween stuff starts appearing in stores in Aug and the holiday season begins sometime in Sept.
The holiday season is fast approaching and everyone should try to celebrate sustainability. The idea behind celebrating sustainability is not creating a mountain of waste. The first thing to do is to shop small, local, indie and farms. Another way to celebrate sustainability is to give events. Events are simply activities instead of things. Mark your calendar for Nov 17-18 and head up to Bangor for the Maine Harvest Fest. Take the family, invite a friend and enjoy a day of Maine.
Some words are so powerful they have both concrete and abstract meanings, and “home” is one of them.
Home can be synonymous with “house,” a structure in which we live, seek shelter, raise our families; but it is also an amorphous concept linked to feelings of belonging. I have a little sign in my living room that sums it up in one nostalgic sentence: Home… a place your feet may leave, but your heart will always stay.
I’m super excited to announce I’ll be on the news! I was interviewed yesterday by Hannah, a reporter with WLBZ2 News Center about my Zero Waste/Plastic Free Journey. I had to do a big kitchen clean only to realize it still looked untidy. I also realized how imperfect I am and that’s OK. Hannah asked about tips to get started and I said “Pick up trash”. Pick it up today, tomorrow and everyday you can get outside. It’s good for you and good for the environment.
On Saturday November 10th, Don Hanson from The Green Acres Kennel Shop and The Woof Meow Show will present a seminar entitled Understanding Dog Behavior, How Dogs Learn, and the Best Ways to Train Them at PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden, ME.