When Maine Cloth Diaper Company co-owner Betsy Lundy walks around her new retail space at 35 Main St. in downtown Bangor, her eyes sparkle. She excitedly points out her plans for every foot of space, which is about three times larger than the current store. The first-floor storefront… Read More
    Just a little more than six months after Bangor City Council voted to change the process for issuing outdoor seating licenses, downtown Bangor is bustling with alfresco diners. And while city officials say the process has gone smoothly, more changes are expected as they work out kinks and… Read More
    The new exhibits at the University of Maine Museum of Art are a feast for the eyes. Multidimensional pieces displayed on pedestals beg to be explored from different angles. Several brightly colored sculptures look almost edible. But no touching, please. The museum… Read More
    NEWBURGH, Maine — Stu and Jen Hatch, owners of Mainely Cookouts on Carmel Road North, know meat. They believe slow cooking is the best way to prepare anything, especially whole pigs. More than that, a pig roasted to a golden-pink crisp has the power to change… Read More
    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Sun glinted off Echo Lake as five paddleboarders taking a class with Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding made their way to a quiet cove. Their experiences with paddleboarding and yoga varied, but once out on the water, that mattered little. Read More
    Chris Greenman of Holden frequently travels to Jamaica. In fact, he has been at least 10 times, in recent memory. So it’s significant that when he visited the newly opened Jamaican Vybz restaurant in Bangor, he knew he would be back. “This is not something you’re… Read More
    Straw bales. Pallets. Raised beds. When it comes to creating an alternative garden — ones grown above ground — options abound. Some save money while others allow gardeners to accommodate different mobility needs or improve the health of the soil. Regardless, more people are… Read More
    ORLAND — As log trucks and cars carrying tourists headed for the coast barrel by, a blue shingled barn with a reddish-brown roof stands sturdy, transformed from the days when its walls sagged and its windows were broken or missing. Covered in tin signs and painted… Read More
    Prepare to salivate, Bangor. The Family Dog in Orono, known for it’s family-friendly atmosphere and one-of-a-kind “street food” menu has unveiled two new food trucks that will make their debut in coming weeks. The Stray Dog and Grammy’s Grilled Cheeses and Melts will offer specialities such… Read More
    Sustainability. GMO vs. non-GMO. Antibiotic-free. Phrases and words about agriculture and healthy living abound, but what do they really mean and how are they applicable in everyday life? That’s the question a Bangor-area group promoting sustainability and access to healthy food is hoping to answer through… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — With flawless posture and unspoken grace, young dancers Zach Williams and Velstara Vardamis glide across the floor. Glancing occasionally in the mirror, they dance otherwise in perfect unison, he lifting her high above his head before they flit away from each other. Williams… Read More
    MILO, Maine — When Milo resident Kara Taheny walks around her home-to-be, she doesn’t see what other people see. Instead of sandbags wrapped in thick black plastic, she sees walls sturdy enough to withstand several Maine winters, hurricanes, floods and droughts. She sees potential, sustainability and a dream… Read More