I don't do a LOT of seasonal decorating, but one thing I really like to see is a wreath on the front door! It's just so much more, um, festive now that the wreaths are hung here On Olive Street!
Friday, November 26, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The olive tree graphic was nice enough, and in marketing it's called associative-something probably... but other than the symbolic olive tree my son has growing in a large pot (a housewarming gift when he first moved to Olive Street in 2019) there are no olive trees on Olive Street.
Olive Street, in case you missed that earlier post, is named after William Hayden's daughter, of course, Olive. Olive, in case you don't remember, was postmisstress of the Madison Centre Post Office for ten years. Sadly I have not been able to find photos of her as postmisstress or the Post Office here in Lakewood... so if you find any, please share! In trying to find something to honor Olive, and a connection to this little community in the late 1800s - early 1900s, a discovery was made that in some places (indeed, my fact checking about Maine fell a little short, but I'm willing to forge on anyway) the mail was delivered by penny-farthing.Though it may be very, very unlikely that Olive Hayden did much of delivering the mail this way, the idea of smartly dressed people riding their penny-farthings to and fro upon these paths through the neighborhood, gives the project an aire of fun and whimsy.
Back in the day, as the phrase goes, this was quite the place. Much of my youth around Lakewood Theater was spent hearing stories of the sta...
The mission statement goes like this: to bring art and creativity to Olive Street; to make it a desination alongside Lakewood Theater: to su...
T here is a new member to the family of cabins & cottages that make up the housing part of the On Olive Street project! She is and will...