Soul-nourishing

When I start to miss the craziness of a larger news market, I reflect on the beauty of small-town life. There’s something inherently special about being a part of a close-knit community where familiar faces greet you at every turn and genuine connections are forged effortlessly. The bonds we share with our neighbours extend far beyond mere acquaintance; they are rooted in shared experiences, mutual support, and a deep-seated sense of belonging. Nowhere is this sense of camaraderie more evident than at a community event.

Now I know that I am not that only one who gets teary-eyed and nostalgic during the Orono Figure Skating Club’s Annual Skating Carnival. This year marks the 76th iteration of this beloved event, a testament to the enduring spirit and sense of community that thrives in our humble village. For me, the carnival encapsulates everything that is wonderful about growing up, living, and working in a small town—it nourishes the soul in ways that are truly unparalleled.

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