FREEPORT — Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, known for its legendary customer service and high-quality gear and apparel that further people’s enjoyment of the outdoors, announced year-end approval of its charitable program, contributing $4 million in grants, products and sponsorships in 2018 through its newly named L.L.Bean Outdoor Access… Read More
    Trekkers, a local outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, has announced that Hannah Walsh has been promoted to the Trekkers program director. Walsh has been serving as a program manager since September 2014, but her ongoing commitment to the community goes back even further. Walsh spent 2012-2014 as… Read More
PORTLAND — MEREDA is holding its annual Forecast Conference and Member Showcase from 9 a.m.m to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street. Each January, over 900 of the state’s leading real estate experts attend MEREDA’s  TD Bank Sponsored Signature… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library, Island Connections, the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA will have a recipe swap and coffee hour at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the YWCA MDI, 36 Mt. Desert Street. Bring copies of a recipe and… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    While three riders lash the mules dragging a pontoon boat on its wagon, a long line of infantrymen (center) stretching into the far woods pulls on ropes to help move the wagon through the glutinous mud that defeated Ambrose Burnside in his second attempt to… Read More
    JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE
    Quantum physics pays a visit to the ski slopes of northern New Mexico, and a fine recipe for genuine New Mexican green chile stew. (Note that it's chile, not chili.) Read More
    MY SECRET MAINE
    PORTLAND – The days in December and January are short, and the temperatures are traditionally hovering near the freezing mark, and yet for a few hardy runners (translated: a foolish few), it couldn’t be a better time to take to the streets of Portland. January… Read More
    MY SECRET MAINE
    SACO – I might be a little late to the party, but for the past year or so, I’ve been wondering why we still had two nondescript black boxes in our house connecting the televisions to the somewhat-dated world of cable television. Each time I visited one of… Read More
    MY SECRET MAINE
    SACO – This time of year, people of all walks of life look at the calendar and often decide to make a change to some of their habits. Sometimes, they decide to eat a little less, sometimes, they decide to exercise a bit more. Whatever change… Read More
    CANNABIS TODAY
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    MY SECRET MAINE
    On Thursday, December 20, I was given the chance to speak to the entire school about one of the pillars that we use to describe our core values. There are four pillars, respect, responsibility, compassion, and investment, and when I was first asked to speak,… Read More
    CANNABIS TODAY
    By Liz Gold Significant amendments to Maine’s Medical Marijuana Law have gone into effect as of December 13, 2018. As a patient, here’s what you need to know. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
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    Recipe for a terrific real-Southwest tamale pie with a soft cheesy "crust" to feed four. The kitchen smells soooo good when this is baking! Read More
    CANNABIS TODAY
    Written By Liz Gold As Maine’s largest medical cannabis organization, the Wellness Connection fields many questions from individuals interested in cannabis. And it makes sense – though recreational use was approved by voters in 2016, legislation is still unclear on the way forward. As a result, we… Read More
    JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE
    A fabulous Sicilian fish stew that takes some prep and a lot of focus - keep other people out of the kitchen! Don't talk on the phone or text anyone or watch TV. Just cook. Read More
    CANNABIS TODAY
    Written By Liz Gold   As Maine’s largest medical cannabis organization, the Wellness Connection fields many questions from individuals interested in cannabis. And it makes sense – though recreational use was approved by voters in 2016, legislation is still unclear on the way forward. As a… Read More
    JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE
    The horizons we can see... and those we can only imagine. Read More