Tuesday, July 26, 2022

plein air artist space

Announcing new plein air artist space available! 

It is with great pleasure that we have added another to our family of camps on Olive Street. 

Resting very beautifully on Hayden Brook beside the Brook House, and across from the Perkins House, we have aquired number 16.

Though the camp itself will not be available for guests* until next season, arrangements for artists to visit this lovely garden are open! Please contact us for more information and to reserve a time to enjoy this spot.

*It is my desire that this be a community education building, where classes on the flowers, gardening, uses of botanicals, and perhaps painting workshops can take place; making the most use of it's location. We will be searching for a resident that has gardening knowledge/experiance, and applications will be available later this winter. If you are interested in more information about the position, please see here

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Dirty Rotten Scoundrals

What a great time was had at Lakewood Theater during the performances of the Drowsy Chaperone! The next musical at Lakewood Theater, running August 18th - 27th, will be Dirty Rotten Scoundrals.

"The play based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards."

Olive Street's Jakob Sutton can be seen popping up now and again, with more than half a dozen charectors

Tickets are available online https://lakewoodmaine.csstix.com/ or at the box office office 207-474-7176 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

bathtub tomato

To my surprise, this morning I found there is a tiny green tomato growing an an orphan plant in the bathtub at the Sugar Tree cottage.

Happy to see blossoms on the tomato plants in the containers on the deck, baby cucumbers on the vines. 

However, I also did have to take note that the snails may be the only ones to enjoy the cabbage, and the pepper plants have not grown any taller. The berry bush that I have allowed to push it's way into the light by squeezing itself up between the deck boards will bear no fruit. 

And the morning glories are in the middle of a rather aggressive takeover of the tiger lillies.

My green thumb skills are lacking to say the least. Later this month I take over one of the most beautiful flower gardens on Olive Street and I'm not feeling ready! 


Sunday, July 3, 2022

The Drowsy Chaperone

A musical is up next at Lakewood Theater: The Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another 

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.    

Starring: Jacob Junkins, Gabi Pizzo, Taylor Kruse, Beth Lambert, Art Meneses, Tucker Atwood, Will Stecher, Lyn Govoni, Gary Dorman, Jacob Coombs, Juan Lavalle-Rivera, Chelsea Martel, Kate Kenworthy, Kaelie Merrill, Ben McIntire, Emily West, Miles McIntire, Evelyn LaCroix, Charlie Staples, Jason Iannone, Bianca Stoutamyer, Jakob Sutton

Performances on July 7th - 9th at 8pm, July 10th at 4pm, July 13th at 2pm & 7pm, and July 14th - 16th at 8pm

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, at the box office during open hours, or by calling 474- 7176