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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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Lincolnville Fine Art – Art lives at the beach!

When the door opens you are greeted by familiar names; Kathleen Mack, Jill Hoy and David Henning Larson. Look a little further and you’ll see the work of Bill Hallett, Diana Young Richard Kapral and Renete Caraballo. Where are you you ask? The Farnsworth? CMCA? No…You are at Lincolnville Fine Art. The home of some of the works of these fine artists as well as many other seasoned artists from Maine and beyond. Opened out of his house in 1997 Dwight Wass, in May of 2013 opened his gallery right on Atlantic Highway just steps from Lincolnville Beach.   That morning there was a schooner moored in the harbor. “It’s an amazing location” said Wass. It’s pretty amazing inside the gallery. As you walk past the sculptures by Mack and the lovely Maine water scenes by Hoy, my attention was captivated by the dark but...

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