Face Time

Face Time: Farmington garden expert Emily O'Donnell

Those colorful and healthy-looking gardens one sees on the traffic islands and town property in Farmington don't start out that way.  After the snow melts,...

Face Time: Sheriff Gallant, Vietnam vet

When Wayne Gallant is not busy being sheriff of Oxford County, he can often be found volunteering at veteran events. Gallant, who served in...

Face Time: Bookshop owner Erica Jed

NORWAY — For the last 12 years, Erica Jed has owned and operated Books N Things, a small bookstore located on Main Street in...

Face Time: Suzanne Fournier — after 7 kids, adventure called

At age 40, after having seven children, Suzanne Fournier took a civilian job in the Army. At 60, she volunteered to go to Iraq. In between,...

Krista Aronson, finder of diverse picture books

Krista AronsonTen years ago, Bates College professor Krista Aronson wanted to find a picture book to help her daughter's young classmates understand diversity.  She struggled...

Face Time: Kerry Irish, oncology social worker

Kerry Irish was in graduate school, planning to become a school guidance counselor, when her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. Her family's oncology social...

Chris Mc Dowell, theater prof, collector, shoe aficionado

As an associate professor of theater, costume and scenic design at Bates College, Chris Mc Dowell knows what looks fabulous on stage. As a collector...

Face Time: Elliot and Giana Storey — Getting carried away

Elliot and Giana Storey entered their first wife-carrying competition in 2012. This past July, they made it to Worlds. The couple came in fourth in...

Face Time: Josh Kennison — track coach, champion, congenital amputee

When Joshua Kennison was born, his mom instantly knew he was a little different, but she was determined to raise him just like any...

Face Time: Nettie Gentempo, ringleader of a dancing circus

NORWAY – A dance instructor. A mother and teacher to her home-schooled children. And co-creator of a dance circus? Still a year away from 30,...

Face Time: Casey Rogers — Busy UMaine senior helping others

Casey Rogers is one of five Maine Department of Education interns this summer. A senior at the University of Maine this fall, she's logging...

Face Time: Matty B, radio guy, sports guy, Yankees fan

For three years, Matt Boutwell — Matty B to his friends — has been the voice of The Breakfast Club on Maine's Big Z....

Face Time: Frankie Del Duca — from local track star to...

Since his early days in elementary school and even before that, Frankie Del Duca showed amazing athletic abilities. At Telstar Regional High School in...

Face Time: Lisa Moore, a playwright and a poet

HARRISON – Lisa Moore spends a lot of her time freelance writing for companies and organizations, but occasionally she sets aside some time to...

Face Time: Scott DeSimon, native Maine food connoisseur, future lobster roll...

Scott DeSimon is a writer and editor who grew up in Cumberland Center with an appreciation for cooking and eating. An editor at Bon Appetit...

Face Time: Mike St. Germain and Jen Jean — gamers who...

When gamers Mike St. Germain and Jen Jean found themselves with so many video games they needed a storage unit just to house them,...

Lis Janes — finding joy, promoting justice in Lewiston-Auburn

The way Lis Janes sees it, the community she loves hasn't matured to the degree of gender tolerance found in bigger cities. Lis hopes...

Face Time: Tabaitha Steward — mom on a mission

Tabaitha Steward is a mother first before anything else, and right now she’s waging a battle that every mother fears: cancer. Her daughter, Hailey,...

Face Time: Deb Webster and the ‘home school away from home’

NEWRY — Six years ago, Deb Webster decided to take the plunge into private education. After spending her early years as an educator teaching a...

Face Time: Lewiston’s Lauren Lessard and her Paralympic coaching dreams

Lauren Lessard wants to work with paraplegic athletes, maybe even someday at the U.S. Paralympic Games.  On Saturday, the Lewiston native graduated from the University of Southern Maine with...

Face Time: Mary Plummer — helping feed Bridgton and Naples

Mary Plummer in front of her Bridgton business, Thriftocracy.Mary Plummer knows what hunger is like. For almost five years, she received help from the Supplemental...

Face Time: Mr. Drew Desjardins (and his animals, too)

A friend of mine has a pet lizard that suddenly took ill. She didn't have to think about it: She called Drew Desjardins. My editors...

Face Time: Globe trotting with Hannah Rheaume

Popular travel blogger appreciates her Lewiston roots. Hannah Rheaume gets around. In fact, the Lewiston woman has traveled so far and so frequently, you might...

Face Time: Diane Ford — Sticking it to the man (and...

Diane Ford taught fifth and sixth grades in Lewiston for 25 years, then embarked — cautiously — on her second career, in acupuncture. "I don't...

Mystery Photo for November 19

Mystery Photo for November 12, 2017. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at bmail@sunjournal.com or call 207-689-2896 and leave a voice mail with your answer, your name, town and phone number. Correct entries will be eligible for...