Courier-Gazette Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5

Sep 05, 2019

Half-marathon, total success

Big thanks to the local businesses who contributed to the success of the ninth annual Blueberry Cove benefit half-marathon, held Aug. 25 in St.George. These supporters include Harbor Builders of Tenants Harbor, Laura Cabot Catering of Waldoboro, Atlantic Baking Co. of Rockland, Borealis Breads of Waldoboro, The Sugar Tree in Tenants Harbor, the Thomaston Cafe in Thomaston, the East Wind Inn in Tenants Harbor, and apologies to anyone I left out.

From blueberry cake to lasagna, thank you. All race proceeds, which amounted to $22,000 plus, will help needy campers attend Blueberry Cove or Tanglewood 4H camps.

Steve Cartwright

Race Director

Tenants Harbor

Maine Authors says thanks

I would like to thank all who made Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative’s 10th Anniversary Book Festival a success Saturday, Aug. 24.

First and foremost, thank you Maine book lovers for visiting our festival, buying some good late summer reads, and supporting local authors as well as the nonprofit programs that were involved with our festival.

Thanks also to our 30 Maine authors for attending from all parts of the state; to poet Carolyn Locke for her literary and visual presentation “Poems and Images”; and to novelist Jeff Ryan, author of "Hermit," for his presentation, “Chasing the Story of the Mysterious Hermit: Jim Whyte.”

My personal thanks are extended to our Maine Authors Publishing staff and volunteers who made the festival a success. Thank you to Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum, for the use of its parking lot.

Thank you, Elise Huff of the Coastal Children’s Museum, for hosting a wonderful children’s tent and for agreeing to be a recipient of our raffle ticket sales. Gratitude goes to the Maine Humanities Council’s Center for the Book for its encouragement and accepting donations from some our book sales to support literacy in Maine.

Appreciation goes to the citizens for their support and to the town of Thomaston for closing off the street for us. A special thanks to Officer Elizabeth Hart and Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe, for making sure the High Street extension was properly blocked off and for providing the barricades.

We plan to hold our second annual Maine Authors Book Festival in August of 2020. Book lovers can look for information about the festival later in the season at mainebookfestival.com.

Jane Karker

President

Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative

Thomaston

Won't go back

The father of my country would just roll over and lay down and die to think someone wrested my body from me. He would rise up and say, little girl, it's yours. Don't throw your dreams into the Delaware. I am sure they will be prepared to change their minds in the presence of new evidence. J.P. Caponigro says art changes the way we see. Why can't we change the way people hear? Sigh. We don't have to persuade them. We just have to outnumber them. Pack your bags. We're going to Washington even if we have to Roe.

Wendy Rapaport

Rockland

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