Tag Archives: Damariscotta

Weekend Update: October 29-30, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, Monday’s post will be our annual Halloween Special. Then there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Maureen Milliken (Wednesday), Barb Ross(Thursday), and Dick Cass (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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The Glamorous Life of an Antiques Dealer

Lea Wait, here. (You couldn’t guess by the title above?) I’ve been an antique print dealer since 1977. Before that, in the 1950s and 60s, as a child, I helped my grandmother (or at least tried to help her) with … Continue reading

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A Time for Scarecrows

Happy Couple Damariscotta Resident Lea Wait, here, reporting on a growing trend … According to some sources, farmers on every continent have been trying to scare birds away from their crops for over 3,000 years. Some cultures hung dead crows … Continue reading

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Some of our favorite places to eat in Maine

Lea Wait: Favorite Maine restaurant? Hard choice! But I’m going to go with the Damariscotta River Grill. Bob and I love it not only because the food is consistently excellent and varied — seafood, meat and the only place in Maine … Continue reading

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Interview with Maine Artist Brenda Erickson

Hi. Barb here. Lots of people have complimented the new banner on my website. It’s by Maine culinary artist, Brenda Erickson. To see it in its glory on my website, click here. How did this come about? Serendipitously, as so … Continue reading

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Pumpkinfest in Damariscotta

Lea Wait, here, happily sharing that last weekend I was finally able to attend my first Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. It was the 6th Annual Pumpkinfest — but book festivals, antique shows, weddings, and various other Columbus Day commitments had conspired to keep me from attending the festivities … Continue reading

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Re-energized at The Stable Gallery

  Lea Wait here. I’ve just gotten home from one of the major Signs of Summer in my family: the first official opening at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, where my husband, Bob Thomas, shows his work. A household containing … Continue reading

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You Pronounce it HOW?

I’ve posted here before about fictional names for Maine towns, talking first about Storybrooke and Cabot Cove http://www.mainecrimewriters.com/kaitlyns-posts/collinsport-to-storybrooke and later about where Moosetookalook, Maine came from http://www.mainecrimewriters.com/kaitlyns-posts/where-in-maine-is-moosetookalook. But real Maine towns are interesting, too. And occasionally confusing. Maine towns are … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Seasons

Lea reporting. And, as Sarah might have mentioned yesterday — it’s Spring in Maine! But not exactly a normal Spring. This is the first April I remember that the trees on my road haven’t been posted with bright orange signs warning that no … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? We Ask Some Maine Libraries. . .

Kate Flora here, celebrating National Library Week by looking at some of the interesting names that our libraries have, and the stories behind those names. I suppose my fascination with this is two-fold: first, because like the other writers here, … Continue reading

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