Summertime in the Belgrades
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Where water, woods and close communities are the fabric of the region; where outdoor recreation, appreciation of nature and a relaxed pace are the lifestyle of the summer; where independence, survival and self sufficiency drive local lifestyles, the 4th of July, the traditions of the day and the rewards of the long holiday weekend are the high point and the best part of the season.
The Atlantic Music Festival will launch its eighth season on Saturday, July 2, with a performance by the AMF Orchestra. This concert kicks off a series of around two dozen free classic music performances over the next three weeks at Colby College.
Three accomplished women artists, who took very different paths to make the lakeside town of Mount Vernon their home, have created an art collaborative producing some of the most high-spirited monotype prints in the region. Their styles, like their backgrounds, are very different. What they all share is the love of monotype printmaking — where the artist puts paint or ink on a glass or metal plate and then applies it to paper on an etching press, creating a one-of-a-kind textured print.
Once there was a quaint, little library right in the middle of Belgrade Lakes village. Sadly, it no longer exists. This is the true story of its demise.
It was another great week in paradise! I got to spend time fishing, hiking, and canoeing. Dick Greenan and I put his canoe into the Kennebec River in Waterville and fished for shad and stripers, which are both in the river right now. The shad are trying to spawn and the stripers are trying to catch the shad, American eels, and alewives, all of which are also headed up the river right now.