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