This Week in Lincolnville by Diane O’Brien: Just happy to be here. Denial is the first stage

(From the LBG: Our hearts got out to Diane an the entire O’Brien family. Wally was a wonderful man who will be sorely missed.) So I’m kneeling on the bathroom floor trying to remember how to scrub a toilet. I haven’t done this for decades. It was an agreement we’d come to the way so many of our disputes ended: I out-talked him. “There are four of you, one of me,” I pointed out, “and I sit to pee.” Little boys and even grown men don’t always bother much with aim. He had no answer for that. And that’s how he got toilet-cleaning duty. Denial is the first stage of grief; I thought that meant you pretended it didn’t happen. But apparently it can mean numbness. I can’t see my husband’s face, can’t hear his voice. Numb. (A friend, whose kitchen window looks out over...

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Welcome to Lincolnville

It’s Just Beautiful! That’s the reaction that most people have when they visit Lincolnville for the first time. The Heart of the Maine Coast Lincolnville, Maine is a well-kept secret – one of those “off the beaten path” places hiding in plain sight on the Midcoast of Maine.  Within its boundaries are beaches, lakes, mountains, salmon streams, great places to stay, fabulous food, and countless things to see and do. Voted one of the “top 20 Towns in the U.S.” by Outside Magazine Lincolnville was first settled in 1774 as a farming and fishing community.  Over time it has become home to an eclectic mix of people that includes artists, writers, craftsmen, world-class sailors, boat builders, winemakers, lobstermen, farmers, and just about any other profession you can name. Lincolnville is probably best known for ‘the Beach’ – a nice sandy beach people traveling Route 1...

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