Wednesday, November 30, 2011

'Wear and Tear Repaired at a Reasonable Cost' on York Street, New Haven

One of the most comforting things to read in a store is the phrase "Wear and tear repaired at a reasonable cost."  This tells you that the company is selling things that they know well and that they expect to be of service for a while.  This is the case at J. Press on New Haven, Connecticut's famous York Street.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Thanksgiving Tip

Heritage Breed Turkeys
If the turkeys' free-range foraging takes them onto public roads, don't herd them from behind (as a sheep dog does), but call them towards you with the promise of food.  This can save many Thanksgiving dinners in the community.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle, Maine

The North Side of the Bridge
"It is hard to find a prettier village in Maine than Damariscotta," said NECN.  Damariscotta ("a place of many alewives") and its twin village of Newcastle (named for the Duke of Newcastle) are as attractive as few other places are. 

This area has a deep history of shipbuilding, and was a hub in the 1800s.  And today, even though the year round population is shy of 4,000,  the two villages (separated by the Damariscotta River) have the bustling feel and vitality of a much larger community.