Liberty Town News

By Cindy Canavan | May 20, 2012

How has this happened? It’s the unofficial beginning of summer already! The weather was great last weekend. I took an amazing ride out to West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec, the easternmost point in the continental U.S. Well worth the trip — gorgeous scenery, Grand Mannan Island is amazing and so is Campobello. Unfortunately, I could only gaze from afar as I currently have no passport or card to get over to Canada, or, worse yet, get back into the States. Maybe this summer I’ll try that again.

Here in Liberty, the world keeps on turning. The Memorial Day Parade is this Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. Line-up is at the Walker Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. Prizes for floats are: 1st Prize-$50, 2nd Prize-$35 and 3rd Prize-$15. The annual dinner put on by the Eastern Star follows at noon at the Masonic Hall on West Main Street. Donations are gladly accepted.

On Friday, May 25, all are welcome to gather at the Palermo Community Center on Turner Ridge Road at Veterans Way for the monthly potluck dinner-and-a-movie event to kick off the summer season. The potluck begins at 6 p.m. and if the weather cooperates, the deck will also have seating. If it’s not outright raining, they can even fire up the barbecue and you can bring something to grill. Come early to take a look at how the community garden is thriving, with extensive permaculture plantings under way.

As always, there is no charge for the dinner-and-a-movie events, though donations are greatly appreciated to keep this program going. The Living Communities Foundation is a registered charitable foundation under IRS code 501(c)(3), and is funded entirely by business and private donations and contributions. The goal is to help our communities thrive through sustainable agriculture, localized businesses and enhanced consciousness. For further information or directions, call Connie at 993-2294.

Liberty Days: Past and Present on July 21 and 22 is going to be great fun, with music, food, tours, arts and crafts, demonstrations, historical walks, etc! If anyone out there is a food vendor or knows of someone who would like to serve up some delicious lunch food for Saturday and/or Sunday, give me a call. Posters will be going up shortly.

Waterfall Arts is having an exhibit from June 1 through Aug. 24 titled "David McLaughlin and the Art of Salvage." The opening is Friday night, June 1, in the Clifford Gallery at the Waterfall Arts building in Belfast. For those of us who knew David, I think it will be a really nice tribute to the man and his life. I have looked out over the Cannery for the past five years now every day and have begun to appreciate the collection of metal I see out the kitchen window. I now see some order where there once was none, at least in my mind.

It’s all about perspective…

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”

Steven Wright

“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”

Isaac Asimov, I, Robot


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