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February 2, 2021
“Love is in the Air” ... and so is a "Raging Nor’easter Snowstorm”

Head Harbour Lighthouse across Passamaquoddy Bay on Canada’s Campobello Island. Note: This historic Lighthouse is famous for its Red Cross, extra help so fishermen find their way home. (photo by Don Dunbar)

Dear Friend of The Commons,

It’s February 2/2/21, and our plan for today’s news was to honor Love as expressed in February's love-filled holiday - Valentine’s Day. We launched a new Online Featured Collection titled “Love is in the Air” and selected words about Love from a delightful range of sources. We invite you to enjoy our new Collection by visiting our Online website at where you’ll see beautiful creations featuring hearts, pearls, silver, rare stones, and playful beads — all handcrafted perfect gifts for a loved one.

Yet, there is More News that is dominating Eastport today with the Headline "Raging Nor’easter* Snowstorm”. So, we are also sharing some Views by Eastport’s great photographer, Don Dunbar, who’s work we feature throughout our website. These photos were taken on other days, yet they look like only moments ago. Enjoy Don's photos below along with
 collected Words About Love to add to the Valentine’s Day spirit: 

"Love loves to love love." - James Joyce 

“Some people are worth melting for.” - Snowman Olaf from the movie Frozen 

“Love is a friendship set to music.” - Joseph Campbell 

“Love is a song that never ends.” - Bambi. 

Above: A local deer in Eastport enjoying the winter storm (photo by Don Dunbar)

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt in the heart.” - Helen Keller 

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” - Nat King Cole 

"Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you, you know. Maybe you need just one person.” - The Muppets 

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” - Audrey Hepburn 

Above: Local wildlife sharing the storm with us - bird likely planning for Valentine’s Day! (photo by Don Dunbar)

"There is no remedy for love but love.” - Thoreau 

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” - Elbert Hubbard 

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss 

Above: Eastport’s historic downtown —Our 32 historic structures and working waterfront quieted by the storm. (photo by Don Dunbar)

Looking back on this day in 1976

 2/2/1976 — Groundhog Day Gale in Eastport. That storm raged, with wind and flood waters damaging many downtown structures. Entirely destroyed was the wharf and building housing Wadsworth and Sons Hardware Store, one of those wonderful Downeast places that has everything, and says “If we don’t have “It”, you don’t need “It.” In an act of resiliency that Eastport is known for, the Wadsworth family reopened across the street from their destroyed business. In 2020 we celebrated their 200th Anniversary as “The Oldest Ship’s Chandlery in America” — run by Christopher Wadsworth, grandson of the Wadsworth’s who’s business was destroy by that 1976 Gale — yet they were not defeated. And, the people of Eastport and all around Love Wadsworth’s!
So Valentine’s Day, our "Love is in the Air Collection”, Don’s love of photography, Chris’s love of place. True Love!

- The Women of the Commons, Linda, Meg and Nancy

View The NEW "Love Is In The Air" Featured Collection
*Nor'easter \ nȯr-​ˈē-​stər, \ : a storm with northeast winds. Gale - a strong current of wind, a wind from 32 to 63 miles per hour (about 51 to 102 kilometers per hour).
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