June 2014 Publisher's Note

David S. Nealley, Publisher, Maine Seniors Magazine

"In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime.” What could be a greatercombination to kick off summer than music and ice cream!Remember how in the Music Man Harold Hill taught the school board to sing “Ice Cream/Sincere” as a barbershop quartet? “Ice… Cream!”

Read about one of the largest “microbrewers”of ice cream, Gifford’s of Maine. Thank you, Randall and Audrey Gifford andyour entire family, for your great summer treats!

Oh, and the music. Music is all over Maine in the summertime . . . and especially enjoyableare the outdoor Bangor Waterfront Concerts at Darling's Pavilion. The legend WillieNelson is “On the Road Again” and will be making music with his friends right here in Maine.

Amidst all the great fun that summertime brings, let us not forget Flag Day or Father’s Day.

Read how Judy Miller Butler has been celebrating Flag Day. This year will mark her 25thyear of creating events that show pride for “Old Glory”.

Special for Father’s Day, enjoy “Solo Paddling”, by John Christie and “Gardening—A Man’sView”, by Joe March.

I was lucky to have a loving father that not only gave me much support, but was also a rolemodel and an inspiration to me. Now as a father of three, I understand the many challengesof fatherhood. I also feel that being a father has been the most important and mostrewarding part of my life. Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s, and yes, grandfathers have much to offer in the family dynamic. Read how WaldoClark’s daughter, Joan, sees the value of the interaction with her children and her Dad, in theNEW column Bridging Generations.

Summertime in Maine does seem to go fast. So, consider Kitty Wheeler’s suggested trips inTouring Maine’s Gardens and “stop to smell the roses”.

Yes, Maine is a great place to be in the good old summertime and all of us at MAINESENIORS Magazine hope that you can all get out there and appreciate it . . . because the world needs its seniors to stay in the game.



—David S. Nealley, Publisher