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Pumpkin Vine Family Farm a family affair

by Mary Grow Kelly Payson-Roopchand has found her place in life. She and her husband Anil live on Pumpkin Vine Family Farm on Hewett Road, in Somerville, with their two children, numerous goats and ducks, two pigs, two Jersey cows, two cats, a boisterous young dog, and assorted wildlife, from the barn swallows nesting in […]

Fishing derby scheduled in Belgrade

On Sunday July 17, in the Belgrade Lakes Region, bait your hook, cast your line and you might reel in not only fish, but Cash Awards as well! In this fishing derby, each class of species offers cash prizes ranging from $75-$250 per category for a total of $2500. Derby organizers are also offering $500.00 […]

Poison ivy: the itches of summer

by Roland D. Hallee For some reason, this summer, I am getting more and more questions about poison ivy. Where is it? What does it look like? What do you do about it and how do you treat it? All very legitimate questions. As we all know, poison ivy and other members of its family […]

I’m Just Curious – Conversations

by Debbie Walker I swear the strangest conversations take place in this house! I wrote what I thought was going to be a column but …I wanted to make sure what I was writing was correct information. Well, I have some friends I refer to as my experts and I sent this one off to […]

REVIEW POTPOURRI – Week of June 30, 2016

by  Peter Cates Hazel Scott – Scarlatti Sonata in C Minor; Paradisi Toccata; Hazel Scott Idyll; Signature 15026, ten-inch 78, recorded 1945. Hazel Scott (1920-1981) was a superb classical and jazz pianist who was born in Trinidad but was brought to study at Juilliard as a child prodigy. Coming of age as an African-American woman […]

Wacky winter threatens our lakes

by Ursula Burke Other than ice fishermen, most lake lovers in mid-coast Maine cheered at the short, relatively mild winter of 2016.  On Sheepscot Pond in Palermo, the ice was on the lake from mid-January to mid-March, the shortest time since records started being kept by local people in the late 1800’s.  So why the […]

IF WALLS COULD TALK – Week of June 30, 2016

by Katie Ouilette WALLS, we’ve shared a lot this week, haven’t we?  O.K.  I won’t tell the sad stories, but will talk about the goodness that has come our way.  Oh, my, yes…..we’ve had the first day of summer announced by the Strawberry Moon (heard about it, but clouds kept it out of sight) but […]

SOLON & BEYOND, Week of June 30, 2016

  by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy 643-5805 grams29@tds.net 390 South Solon Rd., Solon, Maine 04979   Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy! The East Madison Historical Association  will be having a yard sale on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Happyknits, LLC, will be celebrating its second birthday on Friday, […]