Articles by Robin Clifford Wood

 
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Donna and George sit with their dog, Captain, in their "rolling home," a fifth wheel RV that hitches to the bed of their pickup truck.

Retired couple explores RV life on the road

By Robin Clifford Wood on Jan. 31, 2013, at 2:03 p.m.
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The Gateway Arch represents the role that the city of St. Louis played as the threshold of westward expansion for the United States during the 19th century. Its shape and symbolism, however, inspire dreams that move beyond our history — into a future of progressive discovery, growth, and progress.

Visit to inner city school illuminates ongoing challenges of racial inequity

By Robin Clifford Wood on Jan. 24, 2013, at 3:31 p.m.
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Gail Page, holding a cup of tea, stands in front of a large canvas she painted with one of her favorite "positive energy colors."

In caring for elderly mom, woman discovers buried treasure

By Robin Clifford Wood on Jan. 17, 2013, at 12:09 p.m.
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Stu Silverstein — filmmaker, artist, bread baker, wood-fired stove builder, family man — at home in Waterville.

Waterville man advocates change in art and life

By Robin Clifford Wood on Jan. 10, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
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Zach Meehan and Morgan McCluskey, two die-hard Disney fans, are preparing to run their first half marathon next week in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

Disney dreams inspire couple to train for half-marathon

By Robin Clifford Wood on Jan. 03, 2013, at 2:01 p.m.
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Carl Little, author of many Maine art books, stands in the Ellsworth Library's downstairs gallery.

Maine’s artistic allure provides endless material for art writer

By Robin Clifford Wood on Dec. 27, 2012, at 10:25 a.m.
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Last year's Christmas party at Highland Pre-School in Hampden. The 30th year of Highland Pre-School Christmas parties will take place next week.

Tradition, community and the funny things kids say keep pre-k teacher going after 30 years

By Robin Clifford Wood on Dec. 14, 2012, at 11:16 a.m.
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Kate Fogg (left) and Lana Sabbagh post with English bulldog Zuzu, who plays Sandy with Fogg and Sabbagh's Annie, in Penobscot Theatre's production of "Annie."

Penobscot Theatre’s ‘Annie’ a holiday theatrical delight

By Robin Clifford Wood on Dec. 10, 2012, at 10:39 a.m.
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Bailey Pagels, who was born prematurely on Oct. 28, is warmed by a hat knit by Phyllis Nodine. Holding her is her mother, Marcie Pagels, who travels from Cutler to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor be with Bailey as often as possible.

Stories of EMMC preemie and 75-year-old woman are knit together

By Robin Clifford Wood on Dec. 06, 2012, at 1:55 p.m.
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Current students and alumni of all ages rehearsed together the morning of Saturday, Nov. 24, before their evening band performance in Hampden Academy's new Performing Arts Center.

Gala concert celebrates 70 years of grads, 200 years of history

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 29, 2012, at 2:23 p.m.
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After 20 years as a refugee in the Ukraine, Afghani native Marzia Din Mohammad (far right) now has a home in Brewer, Maine.  In the photo she is joined by her friend and interpreter, Anna Baglay-Bouchard (center), and her daughter, Hila (left).

Harrowing refugee story ends with hope

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 23, 2012, at 6:15 a.m.
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The members of the Boyd Place Art Committee pose in front of a few works of art that they recently hung on the walls for their current exhibition. They are Jane Burger, left, Nina Jerome, LeeAnne Mallonee, Sarah Clark and Fran Clukey.

Honoring their art

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 15, 2012, at 5:40 p.m.
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On the coast of Greenland, Ian "Greasy" Stewart (from left), Tessa Wood and Sara Carter, the crew of the Wanderbird, display their newly shorn heads after having taken part last summer in the traditional ceremony for sailors who cross the Arctic Circle for the first time.

Arctic adventure forges bonds for the Wanderbird crew

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 08, 2012, at 1:45 p.m.
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Pakistani teenager Aqsa Munir, exchange student for the 2012-13 school year, enjoyed Columbus Day weekend on the Maine coast.

At home with a Pakistani teenager

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 01, 2012, at 2:55 p.m.
Stacey Scotte, Brad LaBree and Ron Lisnet in Penobscot Theatre Company's production of "Becky's New Car."

‘Becky’s New Car’ offers talent, fun and food for thought

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 25, 2012, at 3:55 p.m.
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During the sixth annual Bangor Book Festival, a roomful of Maine-based and Maine-connected writers gathered at the Bangor Public Library to sign books last Saturday.

Maine writers explore life, celebrate books in Bangor

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 25, 2012, at 1:34 p.m.
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Jean Camuso, five peaks shy of completing all 67 of New England's 4,000-footers, stands at the almost-summit of Saddleback Mountain in a surprise October blizzard last week.

October blizzard with a peak-bagging friend

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 18, 2012, at 1:11 p.m.
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Geologist Harold Borns in his office at the University of Maine. In front of him on his desk sits one of his proudest accomplishments: Maine's Ice Age Trail, Downeast ecotourism trail map.

84-year-old professor still deep in ice and glaciers

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 11, 2012, at 1:08 p.m.
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Children on school vacation enjoy the beach in Toubab Diallo, a town about an hour south of the capital city of Dakar.

Senegal offers amazing journey, new name

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 04, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.
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Science teacher Steve Ressel holding a blue-tongued skink in College of the Atlantic's zoology lab.

One summer of lizards that changed a life

By Robin Clifford Wood on Sept. 20, 2012, at 2:34 p.m.