It's Monday January 23, 2017
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The work started midweek. By FrIday afternoon the Midyette House, aka in recent decades as Chuck and Jan Hinman's, was down.
Donald. Meryl. Together(ish) on one stage. It's the Old Theater today. Inauguration live on the big screen, doors open at 10:30a. Then tonight at 7:30p Meryl in Mamma Mia, showtime 7:30p. Dress appropriately.
The Midyette – more recently, the Hinman – house, dating to the late 1800s, is coming down this morning. The home, at the corner of South & Wall Streets, is among the oldest in town. In recent years (recent hurricanes didn’t help) it had become more decrepit. In better days the home was host to an annual art class.
Oriental will be host to a nationwide exclusive Friday. Donald Trump. Meryl Streep. Both on the same stage @ The Old Theater.
On a clear day, you can see Whittaker Point from South and Vandemere. Not this morning. As late as mid morning, a light fog lingered over Oriental's waterfront. (Click on image for more.)
Lou Mac Park just before sunrise this morning. The fog may have shut down the ferry and hung thick over the area, but the sun still rose - and broke through.
The OYC building on the edge of Oriental's harbor is often photographed - from the outside. This is the view from inside. (Click on image for a vintage OYC shot.)
Fine weather for gulls. Temps in the teens overnight and in the morning formed a layer of ice on Oriental's harbor. It was thick enough to support a flock of gulls.
Is it a rabbit or a hare? We may have only got 1/10 of an inch of snow, that that didn't slow artist Laura Turgeon's inspiration. Traveling the dusted streets of Oriental, it's Snowshoe Rabbit, Snowshoe Hair.
Sunday's "Instead of Football Regatta" drew boats of various sizes. Kayaker Larry Summers overtakes a sailboat in the wind-starved event. "More photos here.":news/scenes-from-new-years-2017-regatta
A scene from the 2017 edition Oriental's New Year's Day tradition, the Instead of Football Regatta. The minimal winds did not help the sailing. (Photo: Sherri Hommé)
Oriental's two dragons met in front of The Bean at the 8p Dragon Run. For viewing the scene, some of the best seats were on shoulders.
Mast climbing by star light? A visiting cruiser at the town dock this morning doing some early morning mast work.