Midcoast lens: Cooling off ... period

Jul 03, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Madison Woodcock, 5, of Union adds some extra water for Blake Emery, 6, of Camden to cool off at Chickawaukie Pond July 3. Temperatures were in the 70s and humidity made it almost unbearable until afternoon showers cooled things off a bit.

Malachi Drew, 3, of Camden pretends to be part of the bucket brigade during his break from the water at Chickawaukie Pond July 3. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Jack Merriman, 2, of Maryland enjoys a splash at Chickawaukie Pond July 3. Temperatures reached the mid-70s and the humidity drew he and his family from their beach house to the pond. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Mikayla Robbins, 7, of Warren and Josie Raye, 3, of Rockland show the most efficient way to cool off at Chickawaukie Pond July 3. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Owen Higginbotham, 3, of Kentucky demonstrates the use of swimmy arms while his sister and friends enjoy cooling off at Chickawaukie Pond July 3. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Samuel Everett, 2, of Rockland poses with his mom Jessy and sister Elizabeth, 8, at Chickawaukie Pond July 3. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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