Friday, November 10, 2023

a little warmth

There once was a little crooked stove pipe in a little crooked cottage...

And it is so nice to have a little woodfire going on chilly mornings! Looking forward to much coziness this winter.

Peach is certainly very happy too!

Thursday, November 2, 2023

ceramic molds

It saddens me to know that the kiln has not been fired up here on Olive Street in... well, too very long.

I'm a clay person, and not a mold-using artist, but have these and many more at the ready for others to use! Anybody interested in giving classes maybe in 2024?   

Sunday, October 22, 2023

artist community - Waterville

I am so very excited to share this! Much like what we on Olive Street offer to artists seasonally through the residency program, these wonderful people are organizing for folks year round! Please see the contact info below


Artist Community - creating a living and studio

Do you know a local artist in the Waterville area? Are there any artists in the Waterville and Kennebec County interested in creating a artist Housing collaborative?

We're working with a small group of folks in our network to create something of an artist community - if you or someone you know are interested in getting involved, send us an email and we'll make the connections -

A few of us have a building owner willing to rent two 2br/1ba apartments (each with a full kitchen, and living room) in their 3 unit building with the opportunity to host artist feature/opening events and showing our art for sale at their other vacation properties/buildings if we can bring together 3-5 fellow artists (any type is welcome: paint, drawing, spoken word, writers...)!!!
For now we're hoping for the following:
$575/room/person, but we could get it discounted if we rent for all 4 bedrooms.
The goal now would be to use one of the living rooms as a shared studio space for everyone.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Haunted House

Get excited... Olive Street is hosting its very first haunted house!

At the Lodge, #18

From 6pm - 9pm on October 26th, 27th, 28th & 31st

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Olive Street guest & artist

MJ Clifford has created more of her beautiful seasonal cross-stiched cards again this year. They are  5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches with matching envelopes. Sold as a baker's dozen for $10. Also available the adorable little magnets for $1 each. Shipping & handling on your entire order would be $5

Please contact MJ via email at

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Anatomies at Lakewood Theater

Based on a true story, this is simply an amazing production with incredible performances. 

Tickets for Anatomies may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 207.474.7176

Monday, August 28, 2023

Wifi arrives at the Lodge

Now that the Lodge (formerly known as the Brook House) is finally ready to be used for Lakewood Community Housing, we've also made a big leap and have installed wireless internet service there!  

With the ability to sleep eight folks at a time it is a community within itself, but which winter projects get completed will tell if it might just be home to the new LCH community kitchen space, or if that will be next door at the Gardener's cottage as currently planned.  An answer to this question will come in time for the 2024 auditions. For now, we still have two more shows, a prom and an awards banquet left to this season; so if you need a LCH place to stay, let us know!

All LCH stays on Olive Street at the Lodge, Cabbage, or Corner are by donation for the rest of the 2023 season  - reservations required.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Leading Ladies

If you have ever seen a play written by Ken Ludwig, you know this will have you laughing. Last seen on the Lakewood Theater stage in 2008, this season Leading Ladies will be performing August 17th - 19th at 8pm, 20th at 4pm, 23rd at 2pm & 7pm, 24th - 26th at 8pm. For tickets online click here or you may call the box office at 207.474.7176


Saturday, August 12, 2023

a futon for the Cabbage!

There are moments when things just suddenly work out. Our little Cabbage now has a futon! A bit of coziness and comfort donated by a friend, and two other Olive Street community members volunteered to carry it up that steep steep hill!  

The final piece of the puzzle, now once again the Cabbage is made available according to the 'old rules'... and if you don't know what this means, just ask!  All are welcome here!

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Catch Me

Catch Me if You Can, a musical based on the movie, which is based on the book!

Performances are August 3rd - 5th at 8pm, the 6th at 4pm, the 9th at 2pm & 7pm, 10th - 12th at 8pm at Lakewood Theater. Tickets available online at or by calling the box office at 207.474.7176