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VIDEO | POLL QUESTION

Deer Isle hostel offers visitors a taste of life off the grid

DEER ISLE — At the end of a long, quiet paved road, there is a long, even quieter dirt road. And at the end of …
Amish women make doughnuts and other glazed sweets on Wednesday at the Community Market in Unity.
Homestead

‘Part of the community': Amish finding welcome acceptance in Unity

Fresh-faced young women wearing pristine white caps, long plain cotton dresses and flip-flops bustled around the kitchen Wednesday morning, the insistent, delicious …
The barn that houses GrandyOats is seen on June 29 in Brownfield. The barn once held cows and chickens.
HOMESTEAD

Maine barn built for animals houses growing granola empire

BROWNFIELD | Looming large in the woods on the western edge of Maine, the elongated 1908 barn with a gambrel roof has been used …
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FAMILY TIES

Woolwich’s newest book of vital records to help genealogists

It was the old vital records books of Gloucester, Massachusetts, that gave me dozens of Bennett, Wharff, Lane, Millett and Riggs ancestors to help fill …
The last of Glendarragh Farm's 2014 crop hangs in an old restored barn on the property of owners Lorie and Patrick Costigan.
CONVERSATIONS WITH MAINE

Maine’s only lavender farm carries scents of history

The scent of lavender permeates the lives of the Costigan family. Whether at their Appleton farm called Glendarragh or browsing their retail store in Camden, …
Burt Shavitz, the face of Burt's Bees, talks about his life as a  photographer living in New York City during an interview in November 2014. Burt died at the age of 80, according to a public post from Burt's Bees.
VIDEO

Burt’s Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at age 80

Burt Shavitz, the man who co-founded and gave his name to the “Burt’s Bees” cosmetic empire after leaving a career as a New York City …
ROOTED IN ME

Selling a homestead, clinging to the memories made

To sell a homestead is to part with the physical things that keep all the intangible memories in one place. It’s being OK with saying …
The oft under-appreciated radish is a versatile little vegetable.
Homestead

Top 10 reasons new gardeners fail

If you’ve been gardening for years and years, you’ve probably made many mistakes — and hopefully learned from them. Wouldn’t it be nice if newer …
Rocky Coastlines opens a community blacksmith shop in Whitefield. The tiny space is available for your mobile tool-making needs.
Homestead

Whitefield blacksmith shop to revive American agrarian pillar

A new startup in Whitefield aims to revive a pillar of America’s agrarian past. The mobile community blacksmith shop called Mason’s Forge …
Enock Mukadi, 21, in his plot at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden at Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick.
Homestead

Congolese gardener puts down roots in Brunswick

Enock Mukadi spent the first 20 years of his life in a town called Mwene Ditu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. …
Sally &quotPrincess" Page (left) and her mother, Karen Walker, of Veazie pick strawberries at Adams Strawberry Acres in Corinth on June 26.
Homestead

A near-perfect start to strawberry season buoys family farm through tragedy

CORINTH — The mantra for the Adams family goes something like this: “We get what the good Lord gives us.” This year, that’s a near-perfect …

THINGS TO DO

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Camp Mummichug Summer Program

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STEED

Stupid things I've done that I’m shocked didn’t result in death

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BRILLIANTLY CHIC

My Waist Training Experience

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FAITH NOTES

Faith Notes summer blog tour

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Remembering Robert "Wolfman" Belfour and Joe Wilson

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#MAINE

Workplace injuries, low wages and high cost of living plague Maine in financial ranking

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URBAN EYE

Oysters on demand on the streets of Portland

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CONFESSIONS OF A MIDCOAST MILLENNIAL

4th of July in Midcoast Maine in Pictures

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ROOTED IN ME

Selling a homestead, clinging to the memories made

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FROM THE STACKS

Looking into the eyes of freedom

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MANCHILD

My kid is that kid at the pool

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CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 3-5: July the Fourth be with you

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MORE BANG(OR) FOR YOUR BUCK

To my forever child on the eve of her 18th birthday.

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LIFE ACADIA

Cause & Effect

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MAINE MORSELS

Downwind of deer off

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I CAN'T WIPE OFF THIS STUPID GRIN

Best Friends Forever. Thanks Facebook.

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