July 16, 2010Vol. 12, No. 6

Located at the corner of West Road and the Manchester Road (Route 135) in Belgrade, the Old South Church, which dates to 1828, was duly incorporated for 100 years on May 27, 2010. At its annual meeting on July 6, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented the Old South Church Corporation with a 100 Year Certificate. Dunlap said he awards 100 Year Certificates three or four times a month.


Cover Story

On Golden Pond Author Presents Water Quality Message

"I'm lucky. I have a voice, I have a pulpit," says Ernest Thompson, author of On Golden Pond and more than 50 other plays and movies. It is Thompson's 61st consecutive summer on Great Pond and he is the guest speaker at a dinner for the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance to raise funds to improve water quality. More . . .

Expressions

Second Annual Atlantic Music Festival is Held at Colby

This July and August, area residents will be treated to a series of twelve, free performances by rising stars in the world of classical music. The second annual Atlantic Music Festival will be held at Colby College from July 12 to August 6. More . . .

Conservation Too

It's Composting Time

For some folks, the summer and fall is the time when they either do their composting or think about doing their composting. If you are still just thinking about it, IT IS TIME TO START! It is estimated that composting your household waste can cut your annual waste by nearly 80%. More . . .

Garden
Guide

The Way It Was . . .

Grab a hoe, weed a row, don't trip on those long skirts, keep the rest of the household going, worry about growing enough provisions for winter, and cultivating everything herbal and medicinal. . . . Gardening was pretty basic and extremely essential in the 1800's. That tradition survives today at Old Fort Western in Augusta. More . . .

Fishing

Sunburned Fishermen And Vanishing Hula Poppers

Heat waves are definitely not a fisherman's best friend, but they sure make for terrific 4th of July party weather! Central Mainers struggled through record breaking heat last week that created some difficult fishing conditions, but offered pleasure boaters, tubers and water skiers absolutely dreamy conditions. More . . .