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Murder on the trail, mooned by a leprechaun, gems on the beach and other tales down east (with lots of pictures)

Beth and I started renting Seawall Cottage at Cobscook Bay Cottages (http://www.cobscookbaycottages.com/) ten years ago. We love staying there because it’s so easy to travel to all the places in Washington County we enjoy. Even after our fourth stay there, … Continue reading

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Beavers Beware

Bob Noonan lacks neither opinions nor expertise and he’s fun to converse with. Born in southern Maine, he grew up in Scarborough and Windham. After graduating from Chevrus High School, he went to St. Michaels College in Vermont, earning a … Continue reading

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On the Death of an Old Friend

John Clark bringing back something I wrote more than a dozen years ago, in the days when black flies, apple blossoms and alder leaves the size of a mouse’s ear all signified that it was time to go troutin’. When … Continue reading

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Something YA This Way Comes

John Clark reflecting on some recent reads. One of the beauties of good fiction is its power to go beyond simply entertaining the reader. Some books have the power to stick and get readers to do some fairly serious thinking. … Continue reading

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One Tough Tinkerer

Harold Emerson is immediately likable, as is his companion Mary. They also have that signature toughness so admirable in rural Mainers. Years ago, Mary survived an attack by a deranged neighbor that left her unable to work for several years, … Continue reading

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Scratch That…Or Your trash, My Treasure

If you have read many of my MCW posts, you know I like to create the modern equivalent of alchemy, things like ditch mining for returnables and donating the proceeds to the Hartland Children’s Christmas Fund (turned in $10.60 worth … Continue reading

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The Brutality of Reality

John Clark writing about a recent program we presented at the Hartland Public Library. Our new Friends of the Library group has been offering programs on a monthly basis to expand awareness in Hartland and surrounding towns. Last Thursday, we … Continue reading

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