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What happened when 4000 people are caught in the garden blackout

              Shorter days require bright nights Last December, I coaxed my husband into witnessing the eye-popping, fun-filled weekend of the “Festival of Lights” in Boothbay Harbor. This included an art show opening reception at Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s “Art in the Square” annual holiday exhibit, in which I was […]

How to help after a hurricane

                Fearing the unknown My late father’s home in Lehigh Acres, Florida sustained a direct hit by hurricane Irma last month.Even though, I was in continuous contact with neighbors before during and hours after the eye passed through the little town, my family was worried about possible destruction. […]

How to avoid getting wet in a rainstorm

                Great American paint out 2017 I should not complain. I am not in the eye of hurricane Irma like thousands of Florida folks. Nor do I have to evacuate to a shelter or get help from the Red Cross due to flooding. Thank God I live in Maine! I […]

How to embarrass yourself without really trying

Don Cookson of WZON radio station interviews Teddi-Jann Covell this week in Bangor, photo by Deb Neuman Being president means embarassing moments Little did I know, that when I was elected president of the Bangor Art Society I would end up in front of a camera, in front of a local radio station microphone and in front of […]

What to do now if you looked at the eclipse

                              I, like many other folks around the country, watched the solar eclipse this week with excited anticipation. My husband and I were with about 100 other people at Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine. We did […]

Behind the scenes at art festivals

              What people don’t see as they walk through the booths As my alarm jolted me at 5:30 AM  Saturday, I felt like I had just laid down to sleep. That’s because I had, I crawled into bed only 3 1/2 hours before! Yes, last minute matting and wrapping prints had […]

Who Needs Food When Your Eyes Can Feast On Art

                        People Can Focus on Paintings to Whet Appetite The Bangor Art Society is privileged to be showing eighteen members’ paintings under the dome at the Maine State Capitol building in Augusta all summer! If you are riled up about politics or trying to lose […]

What to Do When You Lose A Loved One

Sadness and Summer Time Blues                           How many people think their dad is like superman, invincible, and will never leave? I don’t care how old you are, I thought my dad would never die, and neither did he! So when it happened, despite […]

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

“When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” -Walt Whitman Is the title of an elegy poem by Walt Whitman written in 1865 after President Lincoln was assassinated. It’s also the line my husband recited to me on our first date. (He’s and English teacher at Orono High School and he knows his poetry and how […]

How To Survive Mud Season in Maine

Welcome to Maine’s “Mud Season“: the time of year between wintah and summah! As I was dashing into Lord Hall at the University of Maine last evening, trying to avoid the rain, the heel of my shoe caught in the soft soil and stuck in the mud. Luckily, my bare foot avoided the same fate […]