Living Columnists

Emily Burnham

Rockin’ Out

Emily Burnham is a proud resident of the city of Bangor, where she lives with her husband, their cat named Stan and over 1,000 records and CDs. At various times over the past fifteen years she has played in bands, put on rock shows, read more

Reeser Manley

Maine Gardens and Gardening

Born in Laramie, Wyoming, Resser has traveled much of the U.S. in his 60 years, accumulating a B.S. in biology (Columbus College, Columbus, GA) , an M.S. in botany (Auburn University, Auburn, AL), a Ph.D. in horticulture read more

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds

Sandy Oliver has been active in food and food history for 37 years starting in 1971 at Mystic Seaport Museum, where she developed a fireplace cooking program in an 1830s house. After moving to Maine in 1988, Sandy wrote, read more

Wayne Reilly

Bangor History

Wayne E. Reilly taught high school English before going to work for the Bangor Daily News for 28 years as a reporter, an editorial writer and an assignment editor. After retiring, he began indulging his lifelong love of read more

Dana Wilde

Amateur Naturalist, Nature, Astronomy

Amateur Naturalist columnist Dana Wilde lives in Troy with his wife and two cats and whatever other creatures show up in the woods around the house. He has taught college in Maine and abroad, served three times as a read more

Ardeana Hamlin

By Hand

Ardeana Hamlin helps knit the community together.

Emmet Meara

Emmet’s Column

Emmet Meara lives in Camden in blissful retirement after working for the BDN in Rockland for 30 years. When he had some wind beneath his sails he would write features for Yankee, The Sunday Globe and read more

Janine Pineo

Maine Gardens and Gardening

Janine Pineo wrote her first gardening column for the Bangor Daily News in April 1994. The opening for The Occasional Gardener read something like this: I’m a gardener of sorts. despite my negligence, I remember. read more

Roxanne Saucier

Family Ties

Learn more about Roxanne soon.

Robin Wood

Conversations with Maine

Robin Clifford Wood is a writer, musician, and recent empty-nester. In addition to raising four children over the past 24 years, she has been a substitute teacher, op-ed columnist, piano accompanist, graduate student, religious education leader, songwriter, read more