The fellowship goes to a Maine artist who lives in Washington or Hancock county. Whitten works from his Marlinespike Chandlery shop and studio gallery at 58 West Main Street in Stonington. He’s had his doors closed to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic came to Maine, but steps outside to talk to customers. Those include Gov. Janet Mills, who this summer bought an antique dory horn, he said in a phone interview.
The path to marlinespike
Whitten was born in Connecticut to parents who came from Maine. Growing up, he spent summers in Washington County camping in primitive tents. He came to view Downeast as a magical and inspirational place, he said.
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SCOTT'S SPORTS SPOT - Basketball returns
Brown sinks 1,000th point
Not your ordinary classroom experience
Skippers Program teaches fishing safety
New name, new home for Island Childcare
Kassandra Shepard to run Snappers Childcare Center
Pandemic can't thwart DISHS thespians
Theater class holds performance outdoors
Clam beds in jeopardy?
40 to 50 jobs could be at stake
A stamp of approval for Marlinespike
Belvedere Craft fellowhip goes to Tim Whitten
Volunteer shortages, spotty radio signals plague fire departments
SEDGWICK—Recruiting, training and retaining volunteers to provide fire services to local communities has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chickadee Compost to start at Stonington transfer station
Gets cold shoulder from Brooklin residents
‘Tis the season for yachtspotting
Fancy billionaire yachts entertain islanders
School sports still on hold
CSD decides to wait for word from Augusta
LAWYERS CLASH OVER $1B HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR
Attorneys for conservation organizations and an electric utility clashed this week before a federal appeals court over the adequacy of environmental reviews of a key portion of a power transmission project in western Maine.
Notes for new breeders
Experienced breeders will tell you that there are a number of things they wish someone had told them before they had their first litter. This article will share a few of those items with you in the hope that it will encourage you to read more and ask more questions.
MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SPEED: SNOWMOBILES ENJOY BOOM
The thrill of hurtling along a remote trail, coupled with Americans’ ongoing desire to get outside during the pandemic, is creating the biggest boom in more than two decades for the snowmobiling industry.
How I Helped My Dad Die
His body wrecked by ALS, my father insisted that his death, like his life, was his to control
SMALL BOAT CRUISE: Moosehead Lake, Maine
There’s adventure in leaving a place you know for a place you don’t know.
SPRING HUNTING IN MAINE
In 1982 Maine closed its spring season, but you can still spring hunt with an outfitter on some tribal lands.
Bear Dogs - East vs West
The term “bear dog” means something different to every houndsman.
ASK OLD HOUSE JOURNAL
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Lobster tales and lobster facts featured in two new local books
Andrew Gove’s memoir and the Roops’ new ABC
LIVING THE DREAM
After the author arrives in Maine’s fabled North Woods with a moose tag in his pocket, an adventure he’s been wanting to take his entire hunting life, reality sets in, and he learns a valuable lesson: Be careful what you wish for