Jarrod and Cheryl Pinkham stand in the kitchen of their Jefferson home on Friday, Feb. 2. The couple, who has been together for nearly 30 years, is active in the Lincoln County community. Jarrod Pinkham, has been involved in local sports as a coach and worked as a code enforcement officer for Edgecomb, South Bristol, Chelsea, and Jefferson, while Cheryl Pinkham has worked at the Damariscotta town office for over 20 years, working as a deputy clerk, town clerk, and, for the last 10 years, as the town treasurer. (Johnathan Riley photo)

Characters of the County: Jarrod ’90 and Cheryl ’91 Pinkham’s Decades of Laughter

by Johnathan Riley for The Lincoln County News

In romance movies, love can look like running through an airport, kissing in the rain, or candlelit dinners in a quiet restaurant. While those events can still happen in real life, love’s maintenance and kindling happens in smaller moments: affirming texts, holding hands in the kitchen, or remembering the little things.

For Jarrod Pinkham, a local electrician and former Great Salt Bay Community School girls soccer coach, and his wife Cheryl, a 20-year employee of the Damariscotta town office, it’s those little things – and a lot of laughter – that’s helped them build their loving relationship over the last 30 years.

The Jefferson couple has known each other since high school, just one year apart at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, where Cheryl Pinkham says they didn’t interact too much.

“We didn’t hang in the same circles, I thought he was cute in high school, but I was invisible to him,” Cheryl Pinkham said.

“I knew who she was,” Jarrod Pinkham said, laughing.

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Originally published February 12, 2024 in The Lincoln County News. Click on the link above to read the full article.