Conversations with Maine

 
CONVERSATIONS WITH MAINE
Solitude on the Maine coast in the summer.

Loving our Maine summer, despite the rats in the pantry

By Robin Clifford Wood on Aug. 26, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
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Rebeckah Perry sings the national anthem for a Portland Sea Dogs game in 2010.

Star-Spangled Banner opens ballparks for Presque Isle woman

By Robin Clifford Wood on July 01, 2014, at 7:45 a.m.
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The Birch Tree Theater at Windover Art Center in June in Newburgh.

A family’s ties from National Geographic to art in a barn

By Robin Clifford Wood on June 19, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
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Philomena Keller Baker (left) and Kathryn Olmstead (right) worked together on the book about Philomena's remarkable memoir of living through World War II and beyond.  They got together last week to talk about their shared project and the inspirations behind the work that they did together.

Maine woman who survived World War II as a child honors her mother

By Robin Clifford Wood on June 04, 2014, at 7:04 a.m.
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Participants in the Wood family's ice cream blind taste test fill out their assessment forms at a recent event.

California ice cream gets blind taste test in Maine

By Robin Clifford Wood on May 19, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
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Jane Sumner, daughter of Maine artist Arthur Thompson, looks at one of her father's artworks hanging at the Boyd Place Gallery in Bangor.

Maine artist’s daughter adds back story to canvas

By Robin Clifford Wood on May 06, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
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Readers respond to ‘My mother’s choice to die’

By Robin Clifford Wood on April 28, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
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Connie Carter, founder of Operation Breaking Stereotypes, at an event in Orono in this file photo.

Maine native forges ties by breaking stereotypes

By Robin Clifford Wood on April 08, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
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Mary Lawrence Clifford, mother of columnist Robin Clifford Wood, died at her home on March 15, 2014.

My mother’s choice to die

By Robin Clifford Wood on March 25, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
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Jeanette Beaton, 94, of Bangor, has traveled to 105 different places around the world.  She attended the Iditarod in Alaska for the eighth time in 2011.

94-year-old globetrotter recalls 105 journeys

By Robin Clifford Wood on Feb. 25, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
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Mark Hathaway, survivor of "locked-in syndrome," sits in his Litchfield home in this February 2014 photo.

Maine native hopes to inspire, educate after surviving coma, ‘locked-in syndrome’

By Robin Clifford Wood on Feb. 11, 2014, at 5:27 a.m.
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Travis Baker, playwright of award winning "One Blue Tarp," at his home in Orono.

Playwright’s award-winning Maine play comes to Penobscot Theatre

By Robin Clifford Wood on Jan. 28, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
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Rhyming in the New Year

By Robin Clifford Wood on Dec. 31, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.
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Vivian Murray, now living in  Bangor, spent her first 87 years living in Lubec. Her best friend for more than 75 years crocheted the afghan in this photo, and used to own the rocker that is now in Vivian's room at Phillips-Strickland House.

After 80 years in Lubec, Vivian gladly shares her wealth of stories

By Robin Clifford Wood on Dec. 17, 2013, at 5:05 p.m.
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Obie Clifford, 81, after starting voice lessons in his 70s, now volunteers to sing concerts in retirement homes.  He performed in Falmouth earlier this fall.

Never too old: spending time with seniors

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 19, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.
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Sunrise in Maine

A year of sunrise binds writer to Maine

By Robin Clifford Wood on Nov. 05, 2013, at 4:05 p.m.
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Several members of the Island Falls team that has worked on reviving the town's economy stands on the back deck of the new River Cafe. From left are Libby Moulton, Skip Lewin, Pete Connelly, Cheryl Connelly and Tabby York.

Island Falls, reimagined

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 22, 2013, at 4:35 p.m.
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One of only 142 identified Revere bells still in existence in the United States hangs in the tower of Hampden's historic Harmony Hall.

Hampden Garden Club mixes history, hard work and flowers

By Robin Clifford Wood on Oct. 08, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.
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Love of Maine, love of medicine both shine in new book

By Robin Clifford Wood on Sept. 10, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.
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Tessa Wood with her Dad (who is about to tackle a crab dish called "Godzilla") at "Jacques-Imo's" Restaurant in New Orleans.

Road trip to the Deep South

By Robin Clifford Wood on Aug. 27, 2013, at 1:42 p.m.