OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Maj. Kenneth W. Henderson, 66, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, was peacefully promoted to Glory on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, while at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
For 39 years he has been the beloved husband of Jeanmarie (Lanagan) Henderson and a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
BRUNSWICK — Pauline F. (Pratt) Higgins passed away peacefully at her home in Brunswick on October, 16th, 2017 after a long illness surrounded by her loving children and special dog, "Suzie." She is now in the comfort and love of the Lord's arms.
FREEPORT — Wendell L. Moody Jr., age 64, died Wednesday, December 13th at his residence. He was born on September 10, 1953 in Jonesport, Maine, the son of Wendell Sr. and Constance Ward Moody.
He attended Topsham schools and was a self-employed clam digger in Maquoit Bay and in Freeport. Later he worked for Bill Moore Painting until his retirement in 2016.
BRUNSWICK — Christine G. Mitchell, age 77, of Hillside Road, Brunswick, died Friday, December 8 at her home. She was born February 5, 1940 the daughter of Paul P. and Elinor (Jackson) Johnson. She attended Stoughton, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Stoughton High School in the class of 1957.
BRUNSWICK — On Christmas Eve the Brunswick Mall will be the place for a short Christmas Carol sing. The public is invited to gather at the Gazebo and sing traditional Christmas Carols at 7:30 p.m.. Participants are asked to bring their own flashlights; lyrics to carols will be provided. All Saints Parish will donate $1 to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention for each person who comes to sing.
BATH — The Neighborhood United Church of Christ in Bath will present the “Harvesting the Gifts of the Ancestors” Winter Solstice event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21. The experiential activity led by Kat Beaudoin based on the work of Joanna Macy, an activist, Buddhist scholar and author of “Active Hope” and other works.
EDGECOMB — There will be two opportunities to celebrate Christmas at Edgecomb Community Church.
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
The perfect gift. For those who love Christmas, isn’t that what we hope to give? Something that communicates the depth of our love to the one who will receive it. A physical, tangible way of expressing the value of those we cherish.
In 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by Virginia.
In 1864, the two-day Battle of Nashville began during the Civil War as Union forces commanded by Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas attacked Confederate troops led by Gen. John Bell Hood; the result was a resounding Northern victory.
[img_assist|nid=1191538|title=|desc= TAKING PART IN THE PURPLE PINKY PROJECT to help fund polio immunizations in other countries are, left to right back row: Hannah Card, Bobby Madden, Penelope Shields, Emily Minott Front Row: Laurel Swanson, Sarah Berkowitz, Charity Schultz, as seen Dec. 1 at Morse High School in Bath.
American Legion Post 20, Brunswick has assisted the United States Marine Corp Toy for Tots program. We have filled four boxes and will be presenting them the U.S. Marines on Monday Morning at 9 a.m. I would like to thank you for your help in putting a smile on a lot of Kids.
Love Thy neighbor
Perhaps the best kept whitewater secret in coastal Maine is a three mile stretch of the Cathance River in my hometown of Topsham. Located in the northeastern, rural part of town, it is a Class II through V creek run that consists of four rapids followed by four runnable waterfalls. Most of the action occurs in about a one mile section in the middle.
The eyes of the nation -- and Maine -- are on you, Senator Collins, as members of Congress try to reconcile the House and Senate tax reform bills. I understand that you’re in a tough position. Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders want you to support the bill. Period.
The Senate election victory in Alabama of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore has led to much analysis of what it meant and who the real winners and losers were.
One winner that may not get much attention was the U.S. Constitution. It needed a win.