Monday, September 9, 2013


So here we are, full speed ahead into the school year.  It's dark now by 7:30, the mornings have been chilly, and the traffic has all but disappeared to make room for the school buses.  We have said goodbye to the summer tourists, the Maine State Music Theater  fans, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival musicians. 

In their place we welcome back our Bowdoin College families, many of whom we know well after so many visits.  In fact, we welcomed former Bowdoin parents just last week: their son graduated last year but they still love to come, and we were so happy to see them.  We grabbed a great meal at The Dolphin out in Harpswell and I was genuinely surprised that they had never been there.  It reminds me that it takes years to discover the many wonderful spots in this part of Maine.

The Dolphin Restaurant
There is excitement in the air as a new school year begins, with all the hope that is wrapped up in a fresh start.  We look forward to all the new Bowdoin families that will come through, the professors and performers we will get to meet, the victories and defeats we will watch on the playing fields.  The vibrancy of a college town makes the transition from summer to fall a bit easier, I have discovered.  I will miss those long, easy summer days but love the thought of another Brunswick fall.  Before you come, be sure to check the Bowdoin calendar for lectures, performances and games!