Articles by Nancy Rimm Staples

Searsport District High School Robotics - Viking Landers FRC Team 5506
- Front (l-r) - Cyrus Staples, Makala Coyne, Eran Raines, Meagan McKeon; Middle - Austin Bradley, David Estes, Tori Staples, Sydney Young;  Back - Daniel McKeon, Wayne Sanborn, Fiona Ordelt, Mary Brenna Catus, Logan Staples, Alex Grant.  Not pictured are Clinton Dakin, MacKenzie Philbrick and Cameron Watt.

Searsport/Stockton Students to Build Robot, Seek Engineering & Financial Support

By Nancy Rimm Staples on Oct. 31, 2014, at 8:15 p.m.
Viking Landers FRC® Team 5506 is one of Maine’s newest robotics teams. Viking Landers is a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) team based at Searsport District High School, a school with a strong focus in the direction of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Ultimately, the team will build a robot …
Front row, 7 new NHS inductees (l-r):  Connor Fraser, Meagan McKeon, Logan Staples, Gabe Libby, Ari Jihan, Briana Grant, Brittany Ward
Back row, current NHS members (l-r): Emily Evans, Arianna Tang, Alyssa Burkard, Alivia Cross, Jay Burkard, Alicen Brooks, Allison Walker
(Photo by Nancy Rimm Staples)

7 Inducted Into the National Honor Society at SDHS

By Nancy Rimm Staples on Feb. 06, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
SEARSPORT, Maine – Seven new members were inducted into the National Honor Society on February 4, 2014 at Searsport District High School. Students are selected for the prestigious organization based on their demonstration of excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. AMICA, Searsport District High School’s NHS Chapter, celebrated its …
Delicious organic wild Maine blueberries from Staples Homestead.  Photo taken Saturday August 17, 2013.

Fresh, Delicious, Organic Wild Maine Blueberries Still Available…but not for long!

By Nancy Rimm Staples on Aug. 17, 2013, at 12:20 p.m.
Staples Homestead in Stockton Springs produces organic wild Maine blueberries (low bush). Now in its 26th year of operation, it is a pick- or rake-your-own facility run by 6th, 7th and 8th generation family members. Opened to the public for the season since August 3, they opened the last section …

Waldo-Hancock Bridge celebrates its final birthday before demolition

By Nancy Rimm Staples on Nov. 16, 2012, at 9:09 a.m.
Friday was the Waldo-Hancock Bridge’s final birthday. The bridge was opened 81 years ago, spanning between the quiet shores of Prospect and Verona Island, Maine. The catwalks are being removed and demolition is close. But the mighty bridge still stands over the Penobscot River estuary, the waters forever rising and …
Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, the tallest public bridge observatory in the world, is quite stunning in its nighttime luminosity.

Moonlight Madness at Penobscot Narrows Observatory

By Nancy Rimm Staples on Sept. 04, 2012, at 5:03 p.m.
Saturday, September 1st provided a beautiful moonrise for those who arrived at Penobscot Narrows early in the evening. Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect was open from 8-10pm for it‘s once-a-year Moonlight Madness event. The moon began it’s ascent over the Verona Island horizon at 7:28pm as a spectacular orange ball. …
Sam Chapman executing his flying move, a 3-point jump kick to his opponent's head during a Taekwondo Tournament.  Safety gear is required and competitors must spar with respect.  Excessive force is forbidden and cause for disqualification.

Chapman wins Triple Crown Maine State Championship, competes in Class “AAA” Tournament

By Nancy Rimm Staples on July 31, 2012, at 9:35 a.m.
For a kid his age, eight-year old Sam Chapman of Stonington has a lot of competitions under his belt – his Taekwondo belt, that is. Sam, son of Chris and Khristy Chapman, has competed several times in tournaments across the country, traveling as far away as Nevada. He is a …