TUES. MAY 4, 2021 at 6:30pm
KEOKA LAKE ASSOCIATION presents
KEOKA LAKE - A History of Life on Our Lake Celebrating 50 Years
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Keoka Lake Association, KLA members have been busily crowdsourcing a comprehensive collection of stories, photos, and historic insights about the people who live around Keoka and call Waterford home. Many generations have both lived and summered here. Over the past year and a half, what started as a small booklet has turned into a 350+ page labor of love. Various individuals shared their contributions to this exciting new addition to Waterford history.
APRIL 6, 2021
Kate Hotchkiss : On Harbor's Edge.
In addition to writing the On Harbor's Edge series, Kate Hotchkiss is a freelance writer, classic model, and photographer with contributions to online and print magazines, newspapers, books, and commercial advertisements. Kate is semi-retired from business, government and United Nations positions that included living in China for 12 years and travel throughout Asia. Kate has two sons who now live in Boston and Athens, and has three stepsons living in Maine and Missouri. She is empty nesting on a Maine island with husband Ellard.
MARCH 2, 2021
Bruce Robert Coffin and Judith Green discuss 'What makes a Good Mystery?'
Award-winning writer and retired police officer, Bruce Robert Coffin is the author of the bestselling Detective Byron mysteries. As a detective sergeant, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Bruce spent 4 years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning the Director's Award, the highest award a non-agent can receive. Coffin made his fiction debut in 2015 with the short story, “Foolproof.” It was included in Best American Mystery Stories 2016. Bruce has now penned numerous short stories and novels, including “Beyond the Truth”, Silver Falchion Award Winner for Best Procedural, Agatha Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Novel, and Maine Literary Award Nominee for Best Crime Fiction. His fourth and latest book is “Within Plain Sight.” He is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Murder Books blogs and resides in Maine with his wife.
Judith Green is a story-teller and mystery writer who has written 26 high-interest / low-level novels and stories for adult new readers. For many years she was Adult Education Director for eleven rural towns in western Maine. Her mysteries have been in 15 issues of the New England Crime “Level Best” anthologies. “A Good, Safe Place,” published in 2010 in Thin Ice, was nominated for an Edgar®. Her modern epistolary story, “Dear Manuel,” chronicles her ongoing character, Margery Easton. "Breaking In” was published in this year's Level Best anthology and, set in a small town that would look awfully familiar to folks around here. She is currently seeking a publisher for her first book, "Don't Bet the Farm," and has started working on another. Green lives in a home she & husband built, next to an ancestral family home in No. Waterford, Maine.
FEBRUARY 2, 2021
Deb Gould - "Eastern 1-The Early Years" (2015) and "Eastern 2-Later On" (2018)
Deborah Gould grew up in Portland and Brunswick, Maine. After college in New Hampshire, she moved to Boston and worked for a major publishing firm, but soon came to her senses—left the city and moved back to Maine. Her fiction arises from her fascination with social history and the ordinary experiences and truths we share with those who have lived before us. Her work is in an anthology of women writers, Words on Wednesday Night. A new edition of Household (2011) is also available from Maine Authors Publishing. She was a Maine Literary Award short fiction finalist in 2013, then won in 2014. The Eastern was a 2016 Maine Literary Award finalist. She lives in Brunswick; and summers on Flying Pond in Mount Vernon.
JANUARY 12, 2021
Stowe Maine's Rowland Creitz
"To Touch the Earth Again"
Only weeks out of medical school, Dr. Philip Springer sees disaster coming…but the wrong kind. He is forced to substitute for the only doctor in Possum Run, TN, a tiny isolated coal town in the rugged Appalachian mountains. To the doctor’s surprise, Possum Run defies many mining stereotypes. It is peaceful and harmonious and—despite the Depression—offers full employment. But trouble is brewing in paradise. A politically-connected miner is endangering the mine, and the huge slag dam high above the town is leaking badly. Even under the guidance of his faithful nurse, Philip learns to be a doctor and part of the town. Then one day, he and Possum Run face a danger far beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.
Born in New Jersey, Creitz was a primary school teacher in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine and an educational consultant before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Stow, Maine. This is his first novel.
2019 Climate Conversations
Wilkins House First Tuesdays 6:30pm
Dec. 3: Session 3:Stories from Frontlines
A panel of farmers, environmentalists, fishermen who see the impact, identify things we can do to address climate change
Tues. Nov. 12: Session 2: Spiritual & Ethical Perspectives - Rev. Doretta Colburn, Explore what traditions, values, and faith tell us about our role as humans in care of Earth.
Tues, Oct. Session 1: A World View Wilkins House Virginia Tech environment professor Dr. Tom Hammett discusses effects of climate change on world population.
Waterford Historical Society
Thurs. Sept. 12th 7pm - Wilkins House -
Waterford Apple Orchards - Peter Morse.
Thurs. Oct. 10 6pm Wilkins House
Waterford Musicians - learn about our many talented local musicians.
Thurs. Nov. 14 -Waterford Library
How We got Here/ Family Genealogy.
Share stories about how your family first came to Waterford. Discover what we have in common, why we call this town Home.
Sun. Oct. 13 - Waterford Common
20th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage
5K Road Race / 1 Mile Fun Run
Benefits Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund
Waterford/Harrison PTO Chili Cook-off
Sat. Sept. 7 - 9am Backyard YOGA with Erin
WORLD IN YOUR LIBRARY Special Series
with Paris and West Paris Libraries
Tues. Aug.13 -11am-Waterford Candace Kanes-Anti-Slavery,Woman's Rights,& Race
Tues. Sept. 17 - 10:30am - West Paris
Anne Gass - America's First Cross-country Automobile Trip for a Cause.
Tues. Oct. 8 - 10am-Paris Elizabeth deWolfe- Factory Girls:Maine's 1st Labor Strike
Funded by Maine Humanities Council / Margaret Chase Smith Foundation.
April 17 2019- 6:30 pm
CELEBRATE THE VALUE OF BUYING LOCAL - Meet some local Farmers:
Beech Hill Farm & Bison * Baker Hill Bees
Thunder Hill Farm * High View Farm * Penny Bryn Farm. Food /samples provided.
WED. JUNE 12 6:30 pm Community Program
All About Waterford World's Fair
Aug. 14th - 6:30pm - Community Program -
The Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race
BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #4 -
Sat. June 23, 2018 Noon -2pm
Join ZiZi Vlaun of Window Dressers program to teach how to produce insulated windows inserts for neighbors windowdressers.org
BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #3 -
Sat. May 5, Noon-2pm
Fred Garbo and Shawn Kane of Garbo-Kane Solar- workshop about solar- plus best ways to save money, be more energy efficient, and have less environmental impact.
BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #2 -
Sat. April 14, 2018 Noon -2pm
All about Harrison Food Bank, Sweden Food Pantry, our Library Community Garden.
April 17 2019- 6:30 pm
CELEBRATE THE VALUE OF BUYING LOCAL - Meet local Farmers: Beech Hill Farm & Bison * Baker Hill Bees*Thunder Hill Farm * High View Farm * Penny Bryn Farm.
Short video with food samples provided.
ALL ABOUT BOOKS
a series where guest Maine authors discuss their books and individual creative processes