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THE OBSERVER (Two Strings Attached)

THE OBSERVER (Two Strings Attached)

By Phil Crossman A few years ago I went to Florida on vacation. I’d never seen a woman in a thong before. Of course I’d seen pictures of them but seeing them actually move around close enough to, well, study, is different. I’m glad I waited. At this stage, happily...

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Six Questions with WRFR DJ Dan Kelly

Six Questions with WRFR DJ Dan Kelly

By Ron Staschak 1) What do you do at WRFR? I host a show named Grey Owl (named after one of my favorite fiddle tunes) on Mondays at 10pm. The show was originally meant to be an ongoing deep-dive into bluegrass and old-time, but, since starting about a year ago, I have...

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Week 97 — COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

Week 97 — COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

By Phyllis Merriam Covid Time is something I’ve thought about these past two years, as we enter the third year and fifth wave of the pandemic. (I should say, this pandemic. It will not be the last one.) During covid, I’ve noticed time seems to lag, speed up, or result...

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Waving Wrong

Waving Wrong

By Phil Crossman Last week a perfect snow fell. It was perfect for cross country skiing which Elaine and some friends responded enthusiastically and it had just enough togetherness to respond perfectly to an effort by three youngsters to roll it into a big ball, a ball...

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My Painting toolbox

My Painting toolbox

By Susan Beebe Oil paints are expensive. My favorite color, cobalt violet, costs $37 for a small tube. I paint in the woods, on an island, from May to October. I see cobalt violet in the shadows under knobs of moss, and under flakes of spruce bark, and when the sun...

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How to Load a Toboggan

How to Load a Toboggan

Toboggans are a great part of Camden Maine Snowbowl. You can be part of our National Toboggan Races, or during other days when the weather is right, come over to the Snow Bowl with your toboggan or rent one of theirs. In any case, if you haven't run this toboggan ramp...

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What are Florida ounces?

What are Florida ounces?

I didn't think much of this when I lived in Florida. Many products were labeled in Florida ounces. But now that I live in another state I'm surprised to see products still labeled with Florida ounces. I looked up 'Florida ounces' but couldn't find much information...

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AN ISLAND IS AN ISLAND

AN ISLAND IS AN ISLAND

Do you find that, although you like the general ‘heft’ of New York City, Manhattan is not quite the island experience you’re looking for? Take heart! In many respects an island is just an island, whether circumscribed by the East, Harlem and Hudson Rivers there, or by East Penobscot Bay, The Reach and the Fox Islands Thorofare here. Vinalhaven, the largest island among this Archipelago, has enough in common with Manhattan that…

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Who Shall We Trust?

Who Shall We Trust?

When the truth seems so elusive, who and what can we trust? In our day to day lives we learn who “has our back,” who is upfront, capable and steadfast. We learn to dismiss those who belie reason, question those who peddle self-serving falsehoods, turn away from those...

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WEEK 95 – COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

WEEK 95 – COVID-19 RANDOM NOTES WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE

Both my husband and I contracted Covid-19 from an un-boostered participant at Christmas dinner. At first I panicked. My symptoms have been mild, with no breathing problems and good vital signs. My husband has been more debilitated and had a high fever one day that Tylenol brought down. He’s had no breathing problems. He had the Regeneron monoclonal antibodies infusion via the VA and in 24 hrs. felt better. My four most prominent symptoms: frequent vital signs monitoring, frequent laundering, frequent disinfecting and fatigue…

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Come Join Us at WRFR!

Come Join Us at WRFR!

WRFR, Community Radio in Rockland, is seeking volunteers for these off-air jobs. If interested or you'd like more info, email volunteer@wrfr.org. Technician/engineer: Learn to build and maintain the technology that keeps WRFR on the airwaves and live streaming....

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