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Just for Fun: “Sweet … or Sweat”

Hey folks—how about a good story? This one originally appeared in a 2006 Gazette, and it’s a great summertime tale. Is it cautionary? You be the judge! * * * * * Sweet — or Sweat?  Why I Decided Not To Be a Farmer by Holly Hurd … and Earle […]

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Juneteenth and North Yarmouth

Greetings to all on Juneteenth—which we celebrate tomorrow. Juneteenth is short for “June Nineteenth.” It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Note that this was a full two […]

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That’s the Spirit!

So, imagine: You’re in the middle of a project that has so many moving parts you’re in constant challenge mode. Lots of decisions to make, unexpected complications, almost daily updates. In motion, all the time. And then … something happens that gives you the chance to stop … look around […]

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The Past Revealed

If you’ve driven by Old Town House in the past couple of days, you’ve seen yet another change in the building. The clapboards, painted over the years with lead-based paint—as identified by Resurgence Engineering—have been carefully removed. Strange to see workers in yellow hazmat suits at work on the building! […]

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Can Do / Can’t Do

There has been confusion over North Yarmouth Historical’s ability to “save” older structures. This post is to let folks know just what NYHS can and cannot do, and to give some history around this issue. Back in the 1980s, founding members of NYHS had several goals: protecting our town’s historical […]

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Historically Helpful!

Opportunities Abound! In our growing town of North Yarmouth we know there are many residents with expertise and energy. And NYHS would like to harness that potential—for the opportunity to make our community the best it can be. We believe that history is the glue that holds us all together […]

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When it’s OK to be > LESS THAN.

Who wants to be  >  Less Than? WE DO. At the end of 2021, North Yarmouth Historical sent out a challenge to the community: to match a $50,000 pledge to the Old Town House Capital Campaign. Could we? Did we?? We’ve done the math: We did it! We now have […]

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Project … Progress!

The New Year has begun! We’ve crossed over from 2021 to 2022, and the Old Town House project continues. We’re constantly pinching ourselves as we look back to see what we planned and hoped for—actually happening. There sits Old Town House on the Village Green, just as we had dreamed. […]

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Looking for Winners!

Oh, that thrilling moment when you come up with the right answer, the right amount, at the right time! It’s everybody’s dream. And, To Tell the Truth, North Yarmouth Historical has a contest going at the moment. Want to join in? Let’s Make a Deal! It’s our version of that […]

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What a Day!

This morning, starting bright and early, EJ Construction, Copp Movers, and lots of expectant NYHS members, friends, and supporters were ready to go. Rob Jeffrey of EJ was waiting at the Village Green; Copp had prepared Old Town House and was ready to go as soon as the Cumberland County […]

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