MAINE COURSE
I was maybe 10 years old the first time I experienced a blizzard. My mom and I were flying back from our annual mother-daughter skiing trip in Aspen, Colorado, when our flight was unexpectedly grounded in Cleveland. Outside, the snow was coming down at a… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    A few months ago, my car was in the shop for a few minor repairs. While working on the car, one of the mechanics noticed the football that I keep in my trunk. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
TASTE BUDS
With another week of Christmas and New Year gatherings still to enjoy, here is a handy, flexible recipe for an appetizer I collected from my friend Kathy Kerr who picked it up from her sister. Called cheese balls, they aren’t the spread-on-a-cracker kind,… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Mincemeat has been around for centuries, a way to preserve meat during butchering season, taking all the small tough bits, cooking them well, then chopping them finely and mixing them with apples, raisins, suet, cider or brandy, spices, sometimes candied fruit peels, and… Read More

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PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
The band played patriotic tunes as a cannon roared a salute. Local dignitaries including the mayor and a former governor had turned out to meet the train, at the head of a large crowd. The scene had many of the trappings of a state visit. The guest was… Read More
    MACHIAS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free nutrition education program to adults with children living at home 5-7 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St. Classes meet each Wednesday through Oct. 23. Topics include nutritional information, how to… Read More