Tag Archives: Old Orchard Beach

Just when you thought patriotism might be an idea lost to history

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Each evening, from Memorial Day until Veterans Day, a small group of citizens from Old Orchard Beach, a town known more for its honky-tonk reputation and the hordes of tourists who stream south each summer to spend a week or two by the shore, hold a quiet flag raising ceremony to […]

Mary’s Walk dedicated to longtime volunteer – Ken Janson

SACO – Spring is just around the corner. At least that’s what we tell ourselves during the middle of the winter (especially this week). For many people in and around the Saco-Biddeford area, spring is also the time for Mary’s Walk and the Kerrymen 5K. Both events take place the first Sunday after St. Patrick’s […]

After four years of work, a novel comes to life

SACO – Thinking about it now, it’s hard for me to believe that I started working on my novel four years ago, and this past week, I sent the final edits to the publisher for review. With any kind of luck, I’ll see a printed, proof copy of the book within a few weeks. One […]

Eastern Washington and the Coeur D’Alene Nation

Sometimes the story I’m writing takes a little detour or two as the story unfolds. One of the main characters in the novel comes from an area of southern California that is only 50 miles or so from the Mexican border, but this character’s mother (Anna Martinez) was born and raised on the border between […]

Twas the night before …

View image | gettyimages.com   Another day of writing, rewriting, and editing. The simple goal is to ‘finalize’ 650 words every day. If I can do that for the next few months, the majority of the work will be completed and it will be on to the next writing project. Yes, I already have the […]

Moving south along the California coast

Another day spent in front of the computer. I don’t want to say it too loud, but I’m finding a rhythm and it seems to help. Today the storyline moved down the California coast and settled into the area near Lake Wohlford (just east of Escondido). I should be here for a few days and […]

From the Berkshires to Bremerton

Today was another successful day of editing, writing and rewriting. I think I managed to make it through another 50 pages in my book, Homecoming. Today the story went from the foothills of the Berkshires to the Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. Perhaps this is my favorite sentence of the day. “He had money in his […]

An important promise

Almost two years ago, I promised my friend Russ Warriner that I would somehow find the time to tell his story. Russ was a crew chief aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that was attached to the 1st Cavalry and served in Vietnam more than 40 years ago. He paid a dear price for his service. After […]

Saco says goodbye to RSU 23 … What’s next?

SACO – OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The election is over and by a margin of 3-1 the citizens in Saco voted to leave RSU 23 and form their own administrative school unit. Here are some of the facts from the election and few interesting observations. Today, there are almost 20,000 people living in the city […]

Ballpark dedicates POW/MIA empty seat

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – With the sound of hundreds of motorcycles riding through the streets and a Vietnam War era helicopter flying overhead, the second annual POW/MIA Recognition Weekend began on  Friday, Sept. 20 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Organized by the Maine Heroes Fund and Old Orchard Beach resident Russell Warriner, the […]