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‘Life’s too short to carry a brown and black purse.’

By Micky Bedell on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:39 a.m.
Livestock such as these cattle can be seen at the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg in this October 2014 file photo.

This club will teach Maine children how to raise, market livestock

By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
With the new club educating children and families on what exactly goes into raising a variety of different animals, Judy Smith said they will be more informed about what exactly goes into raising the food they consume.
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Farmer Michael Hayden of Folklore Farm in Cherryfield helps students pick vegetables to take home on Thursday at his pop-up farm stand at Milbridge Elementary School in Milbridge.

How a Washington County farmer is working to fight hunger in Maine

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
“Food insecurity is such a big issue in Washington County,” Wendy Harrington, the director of service programs at the mission’s Down East campus in Cherryfield, said.
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Resolving disagreement, the art history way

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
In a post-truth world, art doesn’t lie.

Holy Grounds Coffee House Presents BROKEN 51

By Janice Dubois on Jan. 17, 2017, at 8:42 p.m.
Giacomo's, which abruptly closed on Dec. 23, 2016, can be seen on Dec. 26 in downtown Bangor.

Blaze owner buys Giacomo’s in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:40 p.m.
“We’re rebranding a little bit. We’re slightly revamping. It’s going to be a gourmet market alongside a coffee shop and cafe.”
Circa 1770 Newport, RI  Townsend & Goddard  block and shell mahogany chest, one of many fine pieces of American furniture to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on February 11 & 12

Outstanding Americana Collection Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Winter 2017 Auction

By Carol Achterhof on Jan. 17, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
Sarah Smiley

Life-size stormtrooper balloon was creepy and endearing

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Unfortunately, Jason is no longer with us.

Chef helps rank frozen chicken nuggets

By Joseph Hernandez, Chicago Tribune on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
What processed snacks do you secretly (or openly) love? We’ve started asking that question of some of our favorite chefs, and the answers are all pretty amazing.

Contradance Jan. 21 at Dexter church

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

Sicilian swordfish stew – abondanza!

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
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.
MAINE COURSE

The Food Magazine I Still Miss, and a Versatile Recipe for Brussels Sprouts

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
THE SCRAPED-UP KID

I took my kids skating, but learned a parenting lesson instead

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
Ice skating success still eludes my kids, after years of trying. Perhaps I’ve got my approach all wrong.
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Is love really too much to ask?

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
Two innocent babies belittled on a racist website. It’s the ugly underbelly of the internet.

Winter Wigout Dance Party

By Lance and Amy Blackstone on Jan. 16, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.

Burlington Coat Factory Donate Over One Hundred Gently Worn & New Coats to UCP of Maine

By Andrew Lohman on Jan. 16, 2017, at 3 p.m.
TASTE BUDS

Big, Powerful Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Cookies

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.

FUSION:Bangor Newcomer’s Night on Jan. 19

By Danielle Dorrie on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Michelle and Duke Popovich of Charlotte, North Carolina, enjoy their chimichangas at Vazquez Mexican Takeout in Milbridge in this 2015 file photo.

Who knew? Six unexpected food finds in eastern Maine

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
There’s something magical in finding a delicious dish in a most unexpected place.
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Harvard linguist not averse to flaunting word skills

By Emmet Meara on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
There is no such word as irregardless. The word is regardless, dummy.