NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Most of the assets of the man reputed to be the wealthiest American president were in real estate, like those of one of his successors. Unlike that successor, he was moderate in speech and open to all views before deciding. He set… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    One of the biggest challenges that face people who want to start a fitness program is insecurity. And who could blame them based on some of the stereotypical thoughts when it comes to what goes on at a fitness facility. Fighting through our fears is one of the biggest challenges in life. But when you fight through your fears you are rewarded with some of the best things life has to offer. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Duck and Cover is a 1950s civil defense training film that advised students on what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion. The term still applies today with gun violence issues.      … Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) A FREE day of skiing for youth and a guided snowshoe hike in Presque Isle. 2) Cheer on local high school skiers in Fort Kent. 3) Winter Family Fun Day in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! Events:… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Preparing traditional baked beans with some modern changes. This familiar bean pot has not been used in my kitchen for at least a decade, until I recently decided to revive my family’s recipe. Among the first recipes my mother-in-law (belle-mère) and sisters-in-laws (belle… Read More
    PERSPECTIVES
    I am the father of four children and the grandfather, so far, of four grandchildren. They are the world to me, and each time I see the image of a parent’s anguished face outside a school – or anywhere else –… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The illustrations in kid’s books these day are amazing. And the illustration on the cover of Jean Flahive’s book, The Old Mainer and the Sea, published by Islandport Press, grabbed my attention immediately. It shows an old guy in a small boat, hauling in a big fish. Read More
    MY SECRET MAINE
    OK – the title of this story may be just a bit misleading, but essentially it’s true. Today is day three of an adventure my students and I are having as we try to write a story… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The Trump budget: Domestic spending cuts, military spending increases, ballooning deficits…. Read More
    SUMMER IN MAINE: KIDS, CAMPS, COMMUNITY
    When close to 80 Maine camp directors gathered Tuesday in Portland to discuss diversity and inclusion, they were challenged to consider the impact of differences and division, and to seek to “create balance in an unbalanced world.” The workshop was sponsored by Maine Summer Camps, a… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I don’t care what your politics are. I care about you, your children, our community, and our world.   I don’t care if you think guns should be banned Or whether there should be… Read More
    PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS
    It’s the season of baby chicks. Chicken people are planning their flocks for the coming year, and people who are considering chickens are seeing baby chicks showing up in the stores. I did my very best research before we became chicken owners. I had wanted chickens… Read More