Pour commencer, Bonne et Heureuse Année remplis de santé et de bonne nouvelles.
The Dec. 18 storm hit all of Maine hard. Roads and bridges washed out, hundreds of thousands lost electricity and heat, many were cut off from towns or services and several people died. The so-called “grinch storm” generated a lot of media coverage and the word on everyone’s lips was “resilient.”
Those who lived during the Victorian Era (when Queen Victoria reigned in England, 1837-1901) were unique individuals.
Mother Nature unleashes a barrage of challenges this time of year, including wind, snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain and cold temperatures.
Usually, people consider resolutions as the new year dawns and, sadly, much of the time we fail at them. Perhaps we just set too many or make them too difficult.
The City of Presque Isle is currently knee-deep in its preparation for the total solar eclipse which will take place on April 8, 2024. While solar eclipses take place roughly every 18 months, the likelihood of reappearing in the same place is another 375 years.
In the early days of our community, there were a few women who were unique entrepreneurs and, therefore, worth a mention as contributors to our history. These include Vera Estey, Alice Kimball and Mary Oak.
We are not talking about taking an ax to a tree; we are talking about actions taken without thought, care or knowledge of what we are doing. Town trees face more physical threats than those in forests to survive, with more air pollution, utility lines and confined growing spaces.
Dec. 16 marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. While the American Revolution didn’t heat up until the events at Lexington and Concord, it was the reaction to a tea tax that led to events which caused the British to punish Boston and eventually the American colonists to rebel.
The holiday season should be one of joyous celebration. However, there are countries today in the grip of war. War dramatically changes how the people in these countries view and observe the “normal” holiday traditions.