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Upta Camp

There comes a time in every angler’s season that persistent failure to catch fish brings the realization that trout season, at least the first half, is over. The first half begins at ice-out and ends sometime around Bastille Day, when the water is too warm for trout comfort and the …

Nick Mills

The Virtual Angler
12:43 pm Monday, July 24, 2017


Game of Thrones is the worst show

Confession: I hate Game of Thrones and I honestly cannot fathom why anyone watches it. After listening to people drone on and on about this violent series, I finally got around to renting it on Netflix. Here’s a quick question, on what planet is rape, forced marriage, and child murder …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
12:13 pm Monday, July 24, 2017


Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where I …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
12:00 pm Monday, July 24, 2017


12 Most viral parenting memes

You’ve probably seen some of these floating around Facebook and Twitter.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
9:31 am Monday, July 24, 2017


Democrats might have found the Mainer they want to challenge Poliquin

The 2018 race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District got more interesting last week, when Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, said he’s thinking of running against U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2018. Democrats made a recruiting push for the seat last month. Golden’s name showed up Thursday in …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:57 am Monday, July 24, 2017


For state government, it’s time to end ‘citizen surgery’

The notion that the average Joe would be better at governing than a long-serving elected official has become gospel. But it’s wrong.

Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson
8:53 am Monday, July 24, 2017


Ditch your diet because today is National Drive Thru Day

Fast food is right up there with fat, sugar, and soft drinks as leading causes of obesity in the US today. Well, why wouldn’t it be? Fast food is famous for serving fat, sugar and soft drinks in massive quantities. What if you happen to love fast food? What if it’s …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
7:06 am Monday, July 24, 2017


An ‘enemy alien’ from the Middle East created these iconic Maine statues

The sculptures can be seen in Portland, Harpswell and Washington, D.C.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
6:08 am Monday, July 24, 2017


Let’s bake and break some bread together

Bakers and bread lovers — affectionally known as grainiacs — will be descending upon Skowhegan, Maine to celebrate … what else?

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017

You’ll love this 1901 article about Maine guides

Enjoying a notebook of historical stories at Attean Lake Lodge in Jackman, I came across this wonderful article about Maine guides. Wanting to share it with you, I asked Andrea Holden to copy it for me. I am sure you will find it as interesting and enjoyable as I did. …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017


7 Ways to Improve Employee Efficiency

A company that fails to value its employees and never undertakes proven methods of increasing happiness and efficiency in the workplace is destined to be forever playing playground cop. Business has always been and always will be a bloodsport. Owners need every edge they can find but too many fail …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
1:41 am Monday, July 24, 2017


Travis Pastrana Wins Two In A Row

Despite roadside boulders, Travis Pastrana survives to win the New England Forest Rally at Newry, Maine. Team-mate David Higgins makes to finish line despite severe damage that could not be fully repaired. A tribute to a couple fine drivers and Vermont Sports Cars who built the cars.

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
1:24 am Monday, July 24, 2017


100 Ways to not die

I’m really struggling with the suicide of Chester Bennington. In retrospect, “Heavy” was a cry for help and I feel like we all missed it because we were busy relating to it. The struggle to let go, overcome, and become is often overwhelming. It’s the hardest thing a human being …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
12:08 pm Sunday, July 23, 2017


Becoming a Fly Fisherman. When a moose muddies up the pool.

We spent the past few days fishing with a seven-year-old and her father at Chandler Lake Camps in the North Maine Woods. A couple of weeks ago her dad had guided us down the Mooseliuk Stream, catching lots of good size native brook trout. Now, Tim Winslow was taking a …

Genie Jennings

10:15 am Sunday, July 23, 2017


These 10 foods should be on your shopping list

The key components to staying full and eating for health include these 10 food items. Make them a part of your daily diet.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
6:00 am Sunday, July 23, 2017


How does your beach make out in this newest report?

Every two years, the Maine state geologists issue a report on the state of Maine beaches. Their latest report was published this month and shows how those Maine beaches participating in this program have added sand, lost sand or remained stable. Two beaches, Ogunquit Beach and Goose Rocks Beach scored …

Bill Baker

Speaking Organically
8:29 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017


Mercury, Moon, and Jupiter – a celestial dance!

This week the Moon dances with the planets Mercury and Jupiter. At the end of the week you have a chance to see a few Delta Aquarid meteors. Make sure you take some time to look up.  Here is your guide to the sky for July 24 – 30 , …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
6:48 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017


Five peregrine falcon chicks fly at Acadia, but one nest fails

Five peregrine falcon checks have fledged at nests at two sites in Acadia National Park this year, but for unknown reasons a nest failed at a third site that has yielded chicks in recent years, a biologist at the park said Friday. Bruce Connery, wildlife biologist at Acadia, said there …

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
8:30 am Saturday, July 22, 2017


Fledgling barbeque joint needs some work but shows promise

Barbeque is starting to develop a bit of a presence in Portland and Noble Barbeque on outer Forest Ave. is one of the new guys in the genre. With a bunch of fresh restaurants in the area, I picked them over the others on a Friday night when I had …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
7:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hating exercise could kill you

Do you hate to exercise? Okay, if you do, you may already know that avoiding exercise might cause you to die prematurely. Now would you like some more bad news? You might die too soon just because you hate to exercise. No, I’m not repeating myself. Read that paragraph again. …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:41 am Saturday, July 22, 2017


Media in crossfire: fact checking vs. fake news

The U.S. is deeply divided about public policy and society’s values.  The media, the supposedly neutral chronicler of events, is caught in the crossfire and losing public support. In a rapidly changing news world, many people believe that newspapers and electronic media are biased.  They have doubts if there is …

Gordon L. Weil

Notes from a Corner of the Country
6:30 am Saturday, July 22, 2017

Don Helstrom is a legendary Maine guide

Wiggie Robinson was a legendary guide, for sure. I was privileged to know Wiggie, and to fish with some of his famous flies. And I was very pleased when the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Maine Professional Guides Association teamed up to create the Wiggie Robinson Legendary …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2017