CULTURE SHOCK
If you like to eat, this is the weekend for you. Get ready for ribs in Bangor and poutine in Lewiston. Looking to work up an appetite first -- or burn your indulgence off post-feast? There's a weinferfest (to celebrate the dogs, not the food), a car show, MMA fights, a pirate festival, music and more. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Kristin Krause put me right in that small boat drifting across the Pacific Ocean for 43 days with very little to eat and drink and almost no hope of surviving. Krause’s book, Last Voyage Of The Hornet, tells an amazing and troubling story about the clipper… Read More
MAINE AT WAR
Smoke erupts from rifled muskets as a Federal firing squad (center, right) shoots five deserters from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in summer 1863. The deserters were seated atop their coffins. Even after the 2nd Maine Infantry mustered out in May 1863, the muster rolls… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    The corn crop here is winding down, maybe another dozen ears or so for us to eat, and some more to cut off the cob to freeze for later. We had help in the garden and in eating corn on the cob this past… Read More
BIDDEFORD — Eighty-six Maine women and young ladies vied for their respective titles to compete nationally for more than $300,000 in prizes and scholarships during the 10th annual Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant and Green Carpet fundraiser event held Aug. 19, at Biddeford Performing Arts Center. During their… Read More