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Dorset to host Boardwalk Art Festival on Saturday

Bobby Tufts endorses little brother James in his bid for Dorset mayor, the race to be determined at the Aug. 2 Taste of Dorset .

Former mayor endorsing little brother 

By Jean Ruzicka

The “Dorset Corridor” will be the site of a Boardwalk Art Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Authors, artists, a farmers market and food via restaurant - La Pasta and Dorset Café - and truck - Compañeros serving some of their notable menu items along with Dorset House turtle sundaes – will line the boulevard.

The event will entertain all ages with music, games for kids and face painting.

Artists in a variety of media will exhibit their works. They include woodcarvers, basket weavers, rock art, lawn ornaments, textured photography infused on metal, jewelry, refurbished furniture and those whose brush brings a canvas alive with color.

Authors Jill Johnson, who penned “Little Minnesota;” Robert Kutter, “Littlest Moon, and Linda Henry and illustrator Dawn Rossbach, creators of “Cookie Garden,” will make appearances.

Former Dorset mayor Bobby Tufts and La Pasta chef Kathy Schmidt have co-authored a book of culinary advice for kids, “Cooking with Bobby, Adventures in the Kitchen,” to be officially released Saturday.

Bobby Tufts will be arriving to endorse his little brother James in the buck-buys-a-vote mayoral race this summer.

“Vote for my little bother” (yes, bother) is Bobby’s slogan of support. The campaign will officially kick off at 1 p.m. on Lundrigans porch.

James is a firm backer of all flavors ice cream, pizza and Willie Dogs. The chef-in-training has mastered catching and cooking fish -and turkeys. He aspires to grow up to be “guitar man.”

“Do I have to have spikes to run for mayor?” he asked his mom, referring to the political “run”.

If James’s name is pulled from the hat during the Aug. 2 Taste of Dorset event, he will be the youngest mayor (by two days) in the race’s quarter-century history.