FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Maine’s Franco-Americans are more than 25 percent of the state’s population.  Recognition for the Franco-American contributions to Maine’s history, language and culture were held on March 19, in Augusta, at the Blaine House Governor’s Mansion. Moreover, the ceremonies will re-convene, on May 16th, at the Augusta State House. Read More
    FISHING POLES AND ADVENTURES
    Anyone that has been ice fishing knows that sometimes there is a hot hole or bait or technique at any given outing.  Its great when things are working well for you, but could turn into a long day if your traps get no attention.  It could be something… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Avocados are so good for you. Did you know that? Find out why and also get some tips on choosing and opening an avocado. Oh, and did I mention recipes, too? Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    On Friday night in Bangor, there’s good stuff like improv comedy ensemble The Focus Group at the Bangor Arts Exchange; Will Bradford and Ian Riley of Seepeoples at Black Bear Brewing, vinyl night with Queen City Sound System at Nocturnem Drafthaus, and Fleetwood Mac tribute… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    At 2 pm today, DIF&W Commissioner Judy Camuso will present her new budget to  the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. Yesterday, Judy briefed the IFW Committee on the budget, focused on changes and increases. She covered everything from purchases of snowmobiles and ATVs to lots of improvements in… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    This week, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout signed a new contract that is worth $430 million over the next 12 years, giving him the largest contract in North American professional sports history. Trout smashed the previous record of 13 years and $330 million set… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    While some Union soldiers stretch and yawn, one man (left) shakes his fist at the five drummer boys rattling reveille in a camp. A similar wake-up call probably sounded across the 19th Maine Infantry camp at Monocacy Junction, Maryland, early on Monday, June 29, 1863. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    There are a lot of things I don’t “get” in sports. For instance, why otherwise normal and seemingly well adjusted adults buy and wear team jerseys with another persons name on the back? I own lots of Pats and Sox stuff. But none with a name on the… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    With two fully scheduled days ahead, Thursday afternoon was my last opportunity to hunt deer in 2012. It had been a fabulous hunting season for me: a moose hunt with my friends the Pineau clan, another great week of hunting… Read More