It’s potato harvest time in Maine. Warm days and cool nights make for perfect harvesting weather. The daily temperature swings help produce a good crop. Farmers have been getting equipment and storage areas ready,… Read More
    Join the BDN & Good Shepherd Food Bank for NewsFEED, a unique event at Good Shepherd’s new Hampden Distribution Center (old BDN printing plant!). Featuring tastings stations from Maine restaurants, farms & businesses, a cooking competition with local chefs and… Read More
    For those who use the Keurig on a regular basis, we have purchased a reusable coffee filter and liners for use with regular coffee. Thank you… Read More
    Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day. A day to honor the incredible women in our lives that we call Mom. Mother’s Day was originated by two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Marie Jarvis. Howe sponsored Mother’s Day each year in Boston around 1870, which lasted about 10… Read More
    Since the 1920s, February vacation week in Maine has featured high school basketball tournaments. Tourney Week 2015 has begun with Eastern Maine Class A teams playing at the Augusta Civic Center and B, C and D teams playing… Read More
    In the days before modern refrigeration, there was ice harvesting. Ice harvesting was started on the Kennebec River in 1860 by New York retailer James L. Cheeseman. In its heyday, between 1870 and 1890, more than 25,000 men converged on the Kennebec River to cut and… Read More