Friday, June 21, 2019

Big Fish

Big Fish: The Musical  now playing at Lakewood Theater through June 29th. 

I simply loved the book, and thought the movie was grand. Ever since I heard it was to be a Broadway Musical I have been waiting to see what it would be; so it's very exciting to see it performed on our own Lakewood Theater stage!

Also am quite looking forward to seeing my son Jakob as the "giant" Karl. 

Tickets to all Lakewood Theater productions are available at the box office, by calling 474-7176  or online by clicking here  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Jedidiah Hayden

A tiny historic blurb about Olive Hayden's grandfather:

"In the spring of 1799, Jedidiah Hayden made a small clearing in the eastern part of the town of Madison, upon the shore of a beautiful pond which is known as Hayden Lake. The next summer Hayden moved his family to the town.

In 1812, Jedidiah Hayden purchased one thousand acres of land, extending across Merrill's Flats. There were seven brothers by the name of Hayden, who settled in the town of Madison, about the beginning of the century. "The History of Madison " by Emma Folsom Clark

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sweet Maggie

When you visit the Sugar Tree cottage, and enter the cottage through the porch, it is this photo of  Sweet Maggie that will greet you.

My endearing nickname means no disrespect, it is simply how I like to think of her, young and sweet, enjoying her summer at the Lakewood Theater camps, the whole world of experiences yet to be. 

The re-printed photo, as you see it framed, was part of the 1920's set dressing for  Mount View High School's production of I. M. Grey's   "A Mad Breakfast", directed by Jakob Sutton, for the 2019 Maine Drama Festival One Act Play competition.

Permissions for use of this image of Margaret Chase was granted by the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan.  


Photo information:

Title: Summer outing at Lakewood [ Lakewood Theater]
Subject Date: 1914
Town: Madison
County: Somerset
State: ME
Media: Photographic print

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

artist search

Here on Olive Street - or more particularly the Sugar Tree Cottage - we are officially looking for artists for small events! From solo exhibits to musical performances, host an open house for your work or talent at our place alongside Hayden Brook! Tea would be provided of course, but if you wanted wine and cheese et cetera you would have to bring that in. The Sugar Tree Cottage would do it's own social media advertising and any other would be on you. No rental fee, no commission, we are not a business venue... but you may sell your works or busk your talent! 

If you have an art or talent to teach, we have space for that as well!

Please contact us with anyquestions or suggestions, or to request a date!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

limited edition print

One of the first things to hang at the Sugar Tree cottage was this limited edition print of a painting of Lakewood Theater by Robin A. Davis.

Robin's family has been a part of the Lakewood family for generations.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

visiting Olive

Took a moment to stop and visit Olive Hayden (and the many Hayden family resting there) at the Blackwell Cemetary, which is just up the road from Olive Street. A strange feeling to be standing there among history.