Yes, it’s a lot of work. yes, it’s absolutely insane to see 10,000 people showing up in a town with a population of 4,000. Planning takes months, and sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind in the process, but on that day, man is it so worth it.
The changes happening here are beneficial, long-term. I believe we are working SMARTER in this county. We are working together. We are thinking about the future. From Dover-Foxcroft to Guilford, to Moosehead Lake to Milo, here are just a few of the amazing things that took place in 2015: (LOTS OF PHOTOS!)
One thing I know for sure. I will not stop. I will pursue them, speak life over them, give them every opportunity I have within my power to give them. I will not rest until I see the change. What choice do we have? These kids are our future. Without them, we have nothing.
One thing I love about hardware stores in rural communities is that they carry a myriad of items you would never expect to find.
When Belle first crossed to center stage in her golden gown, all eyes were on her, and it was an emotional moment. I literally heard and felt awe sweep over the audience and actually saw several folks wiping away tears. It was just… well, what’s the word? Oh yes, m a g i c a l.
Yes, her talent is undeniable. But there is something deeper. There is a light inside this young lady, a dignity and an awareness of the preciousness of life which far exceeds her years, and an innate desire to do something meaningful with her gifts.
Isn’t is absolutely amazing that you can drive past a place for weeks and not realize its there? Have you ever done it for months, or dare I say, years?
The coffee house is comfortable and inviting, with an eclectic feel. It has introduced a new flavor to Main Street, a fresh energy, attracting customers of every age. It is a great place to meet a friend for a locally baked treat and a chai latte (my personal fav!) or have an out-of-office business meeting, with a double-espresso to keep you focused.
Driving up to the building, my first thought was “cha-ching, cha-ching, this is going to be expensive.” It was just beautiful, very professional, and “high-end” looking. I suppose that is a common misconception. When you walk into Lowes you are fairly certain you are going to “get a deal”. But when you walk into a place like this, you can’t help but think you will pay top dollar for the project. After learning about their product, their process and their pricing, I realized how wrong I was.
There were items I was expecting to see, such as hand-made treasures and jewelry, decorative items, and other knick-knacks, but there were also some surprises.