Monday, August 30, 2010

Annabessacook Farm In The Boston Sunday Globe

THIS article, entitled With a map and a mission: 500 miles, 10 days, 1 bike, appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe today. It features Annabessacook Farm. It promotes Annabessacook Farm. At least I think it does. And it's very well-written. Yes. I remember the biker/writer. She really did enjoy her breakfast. Took some trail mix with her for the road. Simply fabulous that she would write about her experience here so.

The part about us goes like this:

The lakes region is within a day’s ride of Portland. Had I not gotten lost it would have been a gentle start. I spent my first night in Winthrop, a faded resort town that straddles Annabessacook and Maranacook lakes, a good jumping-off point for the area. Serious bike tourers camp out, but I was glad to sink into a mattress every night and start the day with a feast. Friendly Annabessacook Farm Bed and Breakfast served a particularly fresh spread: homemade goats’ milk yogurt, granola, and just-laid eggs. Another way that cycling beats driving: You can eat all you want.

We do like to fill up our guests with lots of hearty, wholesome, homemade food.

Don't you want some?

Come and get it.

Cross-posted to Annabessacook Farm

Friday, August 27, 2010

Maine State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989 Endorses Craig Hickman


My jaw is still on the floor by this endorsement. I'm thrilled, I tell you, just thrilled.

Cross-posted to Hickman in the House

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I OPEN the Community Advertiser this past Saturday around dinner time and find this:

Craig Hickman a Class Act At Readfield

First place in the 2010 Readfield's Got Talent show was won by [Winthrop] organic farmer, Craig Hickman, a poet performing his original work.

After accepting the prize of $75, Hickman took the mike and asked if the Readfield Fire Department, where the contest took place, accepted donations. When they answered that they did indeed accept donations, he gave his prize to a firefighter standing nearby.

"That was a real class act, both the poetry and the donation," said Karen Dube, organizer for Readfield Heritage Days. "Only in a small town like this could a poet beat out singers and dancers for first place in a talent contest."

I was humbled by the win, more by the mention in the local paper. Karen Dube didn't have to say what she said. She's the class act. As are all the firefighters who volunteer their precious time to keep the people in our communities safe.

Cross-posted to Hickman in the House

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rotary Club Welcome

District governor Claude Martel; new members Craig Hickman & Kathy Thorenson; President Ryan Frost

Winthrop — The Rotary Club of the Winthrop Area received a visit from its district governor at a special meeting held Aug. 17 at Pepper's Restaurant in Winthrop.

Claude Martel, a member of the Rotary Club of Val Belaire in Quebec City, along with Larry Marcoux, assistant district governor and a member of the Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club, met with the club's board of directors to discuss club plans and challenges.

Following the board meeting, Martel met with the entire club and their spouses over dinner. He had the opportunity to welcome, congratulate and encourage new members

Craig Hickman and Kathy Thorenson, both of Winthrop, as well as new club officers: Ryan Frost, president; Kathy Thorenson, vice president; Priscilla Jenkins, secretary and past president; and Phil McSweeney, treasurer.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Readfield Heritage Days

August 13, 14, 15, 2010

Readfield Historical Society Art: Beverley Norton Newton

Friday, August 13 at the Readfield Town Beach

4:30 to 7:30 - Barbeque featuring hamburgs, hotdogs, chips, drinks, popcorn and cotton

6:30 to 7:30 - Rick Charette Concert (FREE)

9:00 (or when dark) - Fireworks (rain date, Sunday, August 15)

We will also be selling raffle tickets for a homemade quilt, donated by Gail Turner; DVD player, donated by Dave's Appliance; and a $75 gift certificate donated by Kent's Hill Lumber; as well as our Readfield Heritage Days T-Shirts that were designed by Karissa Lucas, a fourth grader at Readfield Elementary. Karissa is the first winner of our Heritage Days T-Shirt design contest. Congrats Karissa!

Saturday, August 14

10 AM - Parade (Line up will be at 9:00 at the Readfield Town Office)

9 AM to 1 PM - Library Book Sale at Readfield Fire Station

10 AM to 2 PM - Games and activities at the Readfield Town Beach, bounce house, face painting, and much more.

10 AM to 2 PM - Readfield Historical Society will be open.

10 AM to 2 PM - St. Andrew's Church Fair, Church Road

11 AM to 1 PM - St. Andrews Church Luncheon, featuring Lobster Rolls, hamburgs, hotdogs, chips, soda, water and dessert.

11 AM to 1 PM - Barbeque, featuring chicken, salads, and drinks at the Readfield Beach.

1 PM to 2 PM - Readfield Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary Ice Cream Social at the Readfield Beach (free)

4:30 PM to 6 PM - Readfield Fire Department's Famous Bean-Hole Supper, featuring bean-hole beans, ham, hotdogs, coleslaw, fresh fruit cups, drinks and ice cream

6 PM - Raffle drawings at the Fire Station

7 PM to 9 PM - Readfield's Got Talent, Talent Show, Fire Station, Route 17. To sign up call Karen Dube at 685-5318 or 631-1852.

I've signed up to perform original poetry at the event.

Sunday, August 15

7:30 PM - Dave Mallett will be performing at the Union Meeting House on Church Road in Readfield. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $18 at Apple Valley Books in Winthrop, Marie's Whole Foods in Readfield, or The Lighthouse Market in Manchester, or you can purchase them at the door the night of the show for $20. For more information, call Flo Drake at 685-4662

Information on any event is available by calling Karen Dube at 685-5318 or 631-1852

(Source: Community Advertiser)



Don't forget the Readfield Farmer's Market on Sunday, August 15, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Corner Stone Cafe. Annabessacook Farm will be there with fresh organic sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, beans, collards, spinach, okra, peppers, blackeye peas, dill, basil, sweet potato pie, goat cheese, yogurt, whole-grain and gluten-free bread, granola, and other heavenly surprises.







Cross-posted to Hickman in the House