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At Maine Digital Press we produce programs about niche Maine topics. We deliver these programs as Podcasts. Check them out: Freezingprocess, The Split Screen, and Melting Point.
The Bangor YMCA is not just a fitness club, it is a community that values youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Changing Lives…..That’s Our Y!
Jami Badershall works for the Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council and Maine Dairy Promotion Board, and also owns her own small farm. On "The Dairy Dish", she ventures to Maine farms, highlights events around the state, and gives you recipe ideas using local dairy products.
Ann explores hunting laws, dog ownership and breeding restrictions.
Sarah Gelber is a senior at the University of Southern Maine and lover of food who enjoys reviewing restaurants in the Portland area, giving her a reason to explore the amazing foodie scene!
Natalie is exploring Maine one weekend, one meal and one mishap at a time. She’ll search for the “Maine experience” through food, fashion and the great outdoors.
Tod is a writer and photographer living in Blue Hill. He considers the Maine woods a treasure and wants to share them with you through his words and photographs.
He’s covered sports full-time and as a freelancer for daily and weekly newspapers from Miami to Bar Harbor, but these days Tom Minervino is an at-home dad raising two young boys in Portland. Join him as he gives you a play-by-play of his days.
On My Maine View, Johnny writes about local, state, and national affairs, family life, and anything else worth commenting on.
Katy Kelleher is a writer and editor who lives in Portland. She's an art enthusiast and is excited to share everything art related in Maine. During the day, she serves as the managing editor of Dispatch Magazine, where she writes about everything from craft brews to handmade guitars.
Education. Jobs. Health. Poverty. Crime. Immigration. Environment. Campaigns. Rights. What does research show? Avoiding jargon, Maine’s Scholars Strategy Network explores pressing issues and democratic life.
Jeffrey N. Young and Carol Garvan are attorneys for the workers’ rights law firm, McTeague Higbee in Topsham, Maine.Together they help all Maine workers - from hourly employees to executives - fight for their rights. They hope with this blog they can educate all of the workers of Maine about their rights on a number of different issues.
Rebekah Metzler is a political writer with U.S. News and World Report, who hails from the state of Maine where she covered state politics for the Lewiston Sun Journal and MaineToday Media. From DC, Rebakah lends her perspective to current happenings in Maine politics.
Kevin McKay guides on the Maine Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers and is also a Master Maine Guide. Join him on his next fishing adventure!
The Bangor Humane Society's, house cat Austin, gives a behind the scenes look at what really goes on in our local animal shelter.
Johnny is a lover of all things, television, books, movies and music. As he makes his way through what's current along with trips into the past, he writes about his takes on them.
The women of Central Maine Derby can be found promoting our Skate Don't Hate anti-bullying message in Maine schools, volunteering around our community in a myriad of ways, and tearing it up on the track.
Kathreen Harrison's thoughts on how to make schools serve students and society better.
Kathy Mazzuchelli, Superintendant of the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department, provides snowmobilers around New England and beyond with updated conditions, trail information and activities that go on around The County during the winter.
J. Scott Moody is CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center. He has more than 13 years of experience as a public policy economist, including six years as chief economist for MHPC and stints at The Heritage Foundation and the Tax Foundation.
Catching Health is a health and wellness blog about any and all things related to health—mind, body, and spirit. It explores how we define health, how we get healthy and how we stay healthy (or not).
Laurel lives in downeast Maine with her husband and their two toddlers keep them on their toes, and share many classic moments. Join her as she journeys with her family to use everything they have to get to where they are going.
Putting Farm and Garden Back on the Table
Features about Maine places, people and relatable recipes . The field is often even narrower, a person or place here in my backyard, Otter Creek, Maine, capitol of the world and center of the universe.
A Journey into Honest Living
Analysis, Anecdotes and Asides from Maine's Business Landscape
Contemporary perspectives on education
M. W. Stone is a conservative political writer who got his start working on Peter Mills' and Eliot Cutler's respective gubernatorial bids in 2010 and later pitched in on the effort to secure the freedom to marry for Maine's gay and lesbian couples at the 2012 ballot box.
Chad Lothian, Lives in Old Town Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and home brewer. Chad has travelled to Brewpubs, Breweries and Brewfests all over New England.
Chris Dixon, a libertarian-leaning Republican talks politics with sharp, straight-to-the-point commentary. Expect prickly, uncomfortable truths.
Christian Perspectives on Life, Entertainment, and Current Events
Karen and Jim, in their bi-monthly joint blog, offer two different perspectives on the relationships in our lives and the blessings and challenges that go along with living and loving more fully.
JD Redmond is a Writer, Product Reviewer, Technical Analyst & A+ Certified Technician. I enjoy taking complicated subjects and putting them in a way easy for everyone to understand.
Monica is the editor of Fiddlehead Focus, a fast-growing and popular web and print news source in northern Aroostook County. Read about her thoughts, experiences, trials, and errors on her journey to weight loss.
Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenage, run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. Read his thoughts on Portland and politics.
Carol's goal is to recognize people on the Hill leading unique lives, start-up businesses in the Portland area, and other subjects of interest to people on the Hill.
Chris Busby is editor and publisher of The Bollard, a monthly magazine about Portland. He writes a weekly blog for the BDN.
Wendy hopes to make fitness approachable and fun for everyone, whether you’re a gym rat from way back to someone who feels like they are being forced to go back to gym class.
Mike Tipping reports on and react to Maine politics and policy with a focus on analysis and explanation
Robin covers everything outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, cross country skiing, wild harvesting food, gardening, cooking the food I've wild harvested and grown, and local outdoor activities.
One woman's quest for nature around the world.
There’s a lot of outdoor news out there, and George is going to try and cover it all. From Hunting and fishing to outdoors conservation and state legislation.
A Maine girl's thoughts and stories about hunting and exploring Maine
Erin Rhoda is a writer and storyteller. As editorial page editor of the Bangor Daily News, she writes the newspaper’s opinion on matters from Kittery to Fort Kent.
Stephen Betts will offer his observation of happenings in the Rockland area.
Laurie Schreiber has been writing for award-winning newspapers and magazines on the coast of Maine for more than 20 years. She will feature people, ideas and activities in your community
Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman are former State Senators. They are political commentators
on WCSH/WLBZ TV and WGAN Radio.
Matt Stone provides items of interest to political watchers across the state and a place to offer perspective and analysis on news that originates in the Capitol.
President and Founder of Giving Strong, Inc. Christen is an experienced Social Responsibility professional, who loves making a difference, and has fun doing it. She's developed impactful, strategic giving and advocacy programs for organizations as diverse as public companies, family foundations and small start ups.
Willow Sherwood is the executive director of the Wellness Council of Maine. As a workplace health promotion specialist and public health advocate, it is her belief that the health of Maine’s workforce is directly tied to the health of the Maine economy.
Jim Andrews lives and works in Farmington, ME. He is, in no particular order, an attorney, Registered Maine Guide, husband, father, writer and outdoor enthusiast who is about to take a grand journey from Kittery to Fort Kent.
Be sure to check in weekly for a bit of inspiration for using seasonal foods and for a chance to get out of your ho-hum-a-day daily meal rut.
Linda will help you with supper so you can stop thinking about what you are going to make and start cooking.
Lucky Bistoury is a political junky and digital artist, Lucky aspires to further his experience and education in Multimedia Journalism and Political Communications.
Residents of the Midcoast area of Maine involved in divorce, custody and parental issues. Working to change a badly broken system through education and political action.
David Farmer is a political and media consultant. He was formerly deputy chief of staff and communications director for Gov. John E. Baldacci and a longtime journalist.
Eating Mainly Veggies in the great state of Maine
Dishing up events, experiences, and all things edible – from The Crown of Maine
A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than a decade, Bill Trotter keeps track of how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coast shape the lives, lifestyles and livelihoods of coastal Maine residents and visitors.
Washington County resident Nancy Oden enjoys coming up with solutions to everyday life aggravations, as well as ideas to solve larger world problems
Ernie Clark covers high school sports, youth baseball and American Legion baseball for the BDN and also writes a weekly blog.
Kids Gone Raw is a place for kids & their people to learn about healthy living. Live. Life. Uncooked.
You agreed on 'I DO'. And not a single thing since.
Jim LaPierre LCSW CCS is a Recovery Ally, mental health therapist and addictions counselor. He specializes in assisting people in recovery
Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.
Brian Swartz's ancestry and chronological luck have influenced his life-long Civil War passion.
Mike Webber grew up in Waldo County within a strong fishing and hunting family tradition. He shares bits and pieces of his life as a Mainiac who is rediscovering the Maine outdoors
Don Corey will share experiences and information about tying flies and fly fishing. Learn tips, techniques, reviews of fly tying/fly fishing materials and equipment.
Jen Lynds. BDN reporter, Littleton native and 2000 graduate of the UMPI will be providing additional insights about local politics, art, education and more, as well as reporter’s notebook type features on county happenings.
The world through the eyes of Michael Campbell, a college student studying journalism at NESCOM
Emmet Meara is criminally idle and just cranks out a weekly column for the NEWS and feeds the wood stove to keep warm.
Ardeana Hamlin has been knitting, crocheting, embroidering and making stuff by hand most of her life.
Politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives.
Learn what it takes to grow healthy plants in healthy soil
Bob Higgins is a freelance writer and occasional loafer from Portland who has an oddball look at Maine politics and such.
Robby MacDonald is a former high school and college swim coach who is reporting on Maine's competitive swimming news
Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a newborn son and a quarter-life crisis. He is trying his best be Ward Cleaver, Bob Villa, Cesar Milan and Eddie Vedder
Kim is a thirty something mom of two home schooled kids. Part-time nurse, full time farm girl.
Matthew Gagnon, a Hampden native, is a Republican political strategist who blogs about political intrigue from the state of Maine
Bob Cimbollek is a retired high school basketball coach and former high school and college basketball official who will be covering all aspects of high school, prep, college and pro basketball
Ryan McLaughlin is a top-notch BodyPump instructor, who teaches at Union Street Athletics in Bangor. He is a fitness freak who is all about why group fitness is fun and produces results.
Penobscot Theatre Company – Where the drama's at!
Shopping can be fun and affordable.Elaine Dionne has had many request to help people get started in saving money with coupons.
Madeleine is a 15 year old unoffical cook and baker. She shares her adventure of cooking and baking mostly gluten-free recipes for her family.
Terry Pierson writes about creating healthy homes and businesses based upon her knowledge and experience of the indoor environment, building healthy homes and the toxic hazards we face. Let's clear the air.
Heather Bogolyubova has an un-pronouncable last name. The job: Stay-at- home mother and wife. Its hard. She's going to tell you all about it.
BDN arts and lifestyle writer keeps you up to date on arts, entertainment, food, pop culture and other cool stuff from the 207
Linda Riddle answers your frustrating, burning, what-the-heck questions about health insurance, health reform, and public health policy.
Germany from a Mainer's eyes. Danielle Clark writes about differences and similarities between her home state and Germany.
Finding adventures in the Maine wilderness
John Holyoke shares stories and observations from Maine's great outdoors
Between three round faces, three square meals and in between all the chaos, I still find time to create. Renée writes about a life worth living well, even when it’s not always easy.
Negotiating Mid-Life from Mid-Maine: A blog for women (& men) over 40, trying to figure it all out, when nothing turned out like we figured!
The go-to place for info on what to do with your pets in Maine by Deb Bell.
Pete Warner breaks down UMaine sports and the state's college sports scene
Dale Duff's thoughts on local, regional and national sports
Seth writes about the greater Portland region.
A downstate snapshot look at sports by veteran writer Dan Hickling.
We are a rock and roll duo from Bangor Maine and we want to bring you all the rock and roll info from eastern Maine and beyond!
What's in the Glass is a conversation about wine (and sometimes beer) based on the experiences of Shane McCarthy, what he has tasted at work, or have enjoyed most recently with dinner.
Gina is ready to help you tame your Maine mane, fix your face, and spice up your style.
Joel Talks Movies is a source for film fans to read reviews, check out the latest movie news and a forum to discuss film.
A weekly roundup of Maine art news, openings and shows.