BRUNSWICK — First Parish Church UCC is sponsoring its annual Halls of Holly Church Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pilgrim House on 9 Cleaveland St. in Brunswick. Tables will be filled with Christmas items, there will be a cookie walk, baked goods and candy table, greenery, American Girl doll items, used books, CDs, DVDs and more. A muffin bar and lunch will be available.
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL
It was the simplest of feasts. My family gathered around my mom’s table in Connecticut to celebrate Thanksgiving. Sitting at the head, Mom reached for her camera in the flickering candlelight and snapped our picture. Satisfied, she was. So pleased to be sharing this banquet of gratitude together, despite her being too weak to cook and having no appetite.
More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured this week.
ST. PAUL, Minn.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.
London’s Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a “cult of personality” around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for people to come forward.
My wife couldn’t resist popping my bubble. As I raved recently about the balmy, Indian summer weather that blessed early November, she just had to caution “climate change.” Her comment was a running joke between us, because she knows full-well that several weeks of weather do not make a long lasting trend.
Rotary’s fight to eradicate Polio worldwide is known by many. Optimism driven by focused vaccination and education programs have practically won the battle, with only eight new cases reported this year.
Neither an ornithologist nor a bird watcher, I might qualify as a lowly tenderfoot birdie peeper.
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was illegitimate, gay, left-handed, a vegetarian and, at times, a heretic?
Americans now mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. As meaningless as that war was, it served notice that the U.S. had become a world power, rivaling the British Empire.
A month ago, the town of Topsham held a special weekend event we called “Find, Meet, Plan Your Topsham.” We invited residents to come enjoy music, conversation, food and much more — even a pop-up artisan market. We especially invited all to share their hopes for the future of Topsham.
Today is Friday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2017. There are 44 days left in the year.
In 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.
In 1800, Congress held its first session in the partially completed U.S. Capitol building.
Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore’s campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring “let the battle begin.” Women’s advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive.
Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though.