Featuring popular songs from the 1940s, such as “Sentimental Journey,” and “Till We Meet Again,” the duo also sang the third most popular song among Vietnam veterans, John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” (The top song was reportedly The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place.”)
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Trinity Episcopal Church Leader Settles Down On Maine Coast
CASTINE—Life has taken Trinity Episcopal Church priest Donna Downs around the world, from Connecticut to Tokyo, Japan, England and more, but one small town on the coast of Maine always remained a constant.
Wilson Museum Begins Search For Executive Director
Hutchins to step down in 2021
Tis The Season—For The Bees
Tis the season, so here is an idea for a handmade gift for the gardener in your life.
Facing Budget Crisis, George Stevens Academy Requests Tuition Hike
BLUE HILL—An announcement sent to parents of George Stevens Academy students November 21 alerted them to what amounts to a financial crisis for the independent high school, which is requesting a tuition hike to $14,200 per student.
Union 93 Meeting A Lead Up To 20-21 Budget, Contract Vote
PENOBSCOT—The Union 93 board met November 20 at Penobscot Community School, where members reviewed a proposed 2020-21 budget, re-elected Jerry Markley (Penobscot) as chairman and Kathy MacArthur (Castine) as secretary and played an online Kahoot quiz that covered technology, curriculum and special services reports.
Castine Gallery Owners Go “Green-er” This Thanksgiving
Art for conservation
Christmas Cactus, And An Early Start To Holiday Decorating
I’ve been asked how you can tell whether you have a Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving cactus.
Veterans Day Program Brings Stories To Life Through Song
CASTINE—At what price freedom? The songs and stories of Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz drew a poignant picture of the men and women behind World War II abroad and the war effort at home Veterans Day, November 11, to Witherle Memorial Library.
Mariner Teams Cruise To Conference Championships
CASTINE—It was a busy weekend of North Atlantic Conference championships, with men’s and women’s soccer championships, as well as volleyball, all being played on the Maine Maritime Academy campus.
New Penobscot Pastor Felt ‘Call' To Small Town Maine
PENOBSCOT—After a year of interim pastors, parishioners of South Penobscot Baptist Church received a permanent placement with pastor Jake Clement’s official installation in September.
MIND GAMES: The Psychology of Board Games
What is the mind? For the ancient Greeks, the idea of the mind was synonymous with the concept of “soul.” Plato believed the psyche was immortal and became wiser and more perceptive after death. More recently, Freud and Jung refined the idea of seele (soul) as a subset of the overall psyche, that which governs thought and behavior — in short, personality. As a game designer and armchair psychologist, I am fascinated by what makes games tick. But even more, I love to discover what makes players tick. Games are products of the human mind, and the mind is the arena on which the contest is played. All the aspects of cognition — perception, thinking, judgment, language, memory, and more — play into the game experience.
It wasn’t in my power to mend a broken heart, but I sent needle and thread, with chocolates for good measure
This Marine veteran was tormented by memories of the Vietnam War. Learn how music was his salvation
At the intersection of traditional Japanese tattooing and your favorite childhood cartoons, you’ll find artist Manh Hunyn. Born and raised in Vietnam, Hunyn developed a passion for continuing the legacy of Japanese tattooing but with his own unique flair. By incorporating beloved cartoon characters into traditional motifs, Hunyn has taken the centuries-old art into a new frontier. In Hunyn’s universe, Tom of “Tom and Jerry” has ditched the self-destructive cycle of humiliation at the hands of a mischievous mouse for an irezumi bodysuit and a life spent shooting hoops. Through the combination of his fertile imagination and impeccable skill, anything is possible in Hunyn’s world.
MADE IN AMERICA
Bringing manufacturing back from overseas sounds great, but it's not easy
Walking in Wenatchee
What? Her walk? Yes, and the sights and people she sees are soul-enriching
Veterans Needs for the motorcycle community
“22 Veterans a day are committing suicide and one of the key indicating factors is the lack of connectivity”
I stepped back from the wall to admire my new shadow box. I’d just had it framed.
RONIN TACTICS IS ON A MISSION
TU LAM SHARES HIS INNER WARRIOR WITH HIS STUDENTS.
‘Squeezed Between Two Giants'
Vietnam once looked like one of the few winners in the U.S.-China trade war. Now it’s bracing for trouble