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Outdoors

The weather’s warm, so shake off your cabin fever at Brewer outdoor show

If you’re in town for some tournament basketball action or are just looking to get out of the house for a bit, you might want to head to Brewer this weekend for what has become a very popular event. The Penobscot Fly Fishers will be staging their annual Cabin Fever …

John Holyoke

Out There
1:00 pm Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 24-26: And the winner is…

1. Friday night in Bangor there’s a plethora of great events to choose from. First off, there’s another edition of Bangor Pecha Kucha, set for 6 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library. Later on, there’s the February edition of Wax On at 58 Main, featuring the dearly departed musical heroes …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
9:58 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seniors

Retirement readiness and body balance

Preparing your body for retirement may sound like a strange idea. But those who do reap tremendous benefits and find both emotional and physical balance.

Kathryn Avery

Your Countdown to Retirement
9:13 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Politics

What Trump’s reversal on federal transgender safeguards means for Maine

Republican President Donald Trump sent ripples of concern through the nation’s LGBT community on Wednesday when his administration revoked federal guidelines that provided anti-discrimination protections for transgender students. The move reverses a previous decree by Democratic President Barack Obama which protected transgender students’ right to use the restroom of their …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:14 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Health

Using medical marijuana in a recipe for Lobster Primavera with Spring Peas and Marscapone

Some people who use medical marijuana would prefer to eat it rather that smoke it. Wellness Connection of Maine has a recipe for Lobster Primavera and some tips.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sports

I say no to a tax on sugary drinks

If somebody wants to lose weight, or doesn’t want to lose weight, whose business is it? It’s not mine and it’s not yours and it’s certainly not the government’s. I think it’s up to an individual to decide if they want to pay to lose weight rather than have a …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
5:16 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reduction in warden positions alarms legislators

“We need to reduce the department’s size.” That was DIF&W Commissioner Chandler Woodcock’s response to a question asking why he was proposing cuts to the Maine Warden Service’s budget, including a decrease in positions and mileage. Chandler presented his proposed budget recently to members of the legislature’s IFW Committee, and …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sports

NBA Trade Deadline: Why you shouldn’t expect any big moves from Boston

By Matthew Cunha   The NBA trade deadline (Today at 3PM) is fast approaching. Celtics fans everywhere are hoping that by 3, they will have landed a franchise player to help them get over the hump.  Rumors have connected the Celtics to superstars for years the last several years with …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:23 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bangor

Art Of Tourney Time!

What is it about this time of year when entire towns come out of the ice fishing shacks, off the snowmobile trails, and head for the “Mecca”? We love to cheer on our teams during the Eastern Maine Basketball Tournaments! But there’s an art to this cold winter ritual that …

Teddi Covell

Color ME
12:26 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aroostook

6 Simple Ways to Save Money

I do a lot of different things in order to save money.  Some of those ways take more effort than others, but these are my easy “go to” rules.  They aren’t making me rich, but they are making me richer. 1. Use credit cards, but don’t pay interest. I love …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
6:57 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Portland

Council says there’s a plan to roll out some body cameras early

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Let’s get to it. What we’re talking about City Council says $25,000 available for body camera pilot — On Wednesday, City Council members presented the vague sketch of a plan they said has been in the works for more than …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
6:50 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Politics

Anger, blame, and the myth of evil

I used to have this recurring nightmare, like a monster nightmare, except the “monster” was really a gigantic King Kong sized human baby, hungry, in need of a diaper change, romping through city streets causing havoc. Think of how loud a three month-old baby’s wailing can be, and then imagine …

James Tatum Gale

The Unrealized Republic
6:18 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Portland

Ireland – like Maine, a land of stoic, resilient, and hardworking people

GALWAY, Ireland – Maybe it’s knowing that I plan to write about our travels every day, but everywhere we go in this beautiful country, the people and places here remind me of home. The weather forecast for today called for a cloudy and drizzly morning, so we decided it might be a …

David Arenstam

My Secret Maine
5:27 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sports

“Smelling the Barn”: The Pursuit of an Unsupported Speed Record on the Appalachian Trail

“You know those moments when you feel something big is about to happen? Like when you are cresting the top of a rollercoaster or when you are finishing packing the car to move somewhere new? There is this eerie excitement in the air. Your heart beats and you can’t help …

Finn Melanson

Runner's High
4:33 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sports

How to make calorie counting work for you.

Calorie counting apps are easy to find for pretty much any device.  MyFitnessPal has a web-based program, an iOS app, and an Android app.  There’s also Lose It!, FatSecret, and many others.  These kinds of websites make the process of losing or maintaining weight seem simple.  Just set your goals, …

Catherine Hall

Food and Fitness for the Rest of Us
3:44 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Food

Sea-swaying steamer sends seasick sailors to the rail

  With recruiting seriously lagging in late summer 1862, the War Department authorized Maine and other loyal states to raise nine-month regiments. Rather than sign up three years or until the war’s end, as had the men recently enlisted in the 16th through 20th infantry regiments, men joining the nine-month …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
2:56 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Living

The Oscars after-party menu will, obviously, feature Maine lobster

What’s a celebrity-laden, ritzy dinner party without a bit of Maine lobster?

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
1:17 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Outdoors

Seven Planets around a Dwarf Star – Earth sized worlds with water

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius. The planets were detected as they passed in front of the ultra-cool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. The middle three of the planets …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
1:06 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Homestead

Durable, practical Maine art for your muddy boots

Winterport floorcloth maker Addie Peet takes raw canvas and turns it into art for your feet. Muddy boots welcome — and wet dogs, too.

Micky Bedell

Made in Maine
12:23 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Food

Final blog post – saying goodbye to begin a new chapter

Well, readers, by now you’ve probably begun to wonder if I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. I have not been posting or updating the blog’s Facebook page in several weeks now. Have no fear, it’s all been for a good reason. Let me tell you a story. A …

Shannon Bowring

Twice Sold Tales
11:21 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Politics

US could learn lesson in compassion along Israel’s Syrian border

If the Israelis, under constant threat and living just miles from an alphabet soup of other militant groups who hate them, can show the compassion to care for people in need, can we not do more?

David Farmer

David Farmer
9:32 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Portland

Popular midcoast chef lands in Portland

After 25 years in business, Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda in Rockland is now expanding into the Portland market.

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
9:31 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Politics

Democrats emerge from budget hearings firing back at LePage

Good morning from Augusta, where things continue to be slow this week with the Maine Legislature mostly out of town on a February break. But after the Appropriations Committee began four days of hearings on the wide-ranging Maine Department of Health and Human Services portion of Gov. Paul LePage’s two-year budget proposal on Tuesday, …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
9:15 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sports

Why you need to stop obsessing over your body fat

Lady Gaga got both rave reviews and nasty comments for her Super Bowl 2017 performance. The nasty comments were from trolls calling her “fat” and body shaming her because the soon to be 31-year-old entertainer doesn’t have a hard, plastic body like a Barbie doll. According to some fat phobics …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:12 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017