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The thing Mainers say they hate most (is what some of you will be doing tonight)

Plus, news about a Portland bakery and the development of Saco Island.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
4:57 pm Friday, July 21, 2017


Tips on staying safe when you’re hiking in Maine

If this is the summer you want to do some hiking in Maine, be sure to plan ahead and follow these simple but important safety tips from some hiking experts.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
4:17 pm Friday, July 21, 2017


Ever Visited Olive Tree Genealogy?

Hi, all! Another glorious summer day, and probably the last thing you want to do is sit in front of a computer! Some evening, try Olive Tree Genealogy. It’s very wide-ranging, I must say…the host/author is Lorine McGinnis Schulze, and she is well-organized, to say the least. She offers sites …

Emily Schroeder

Emily's Genealogy Blog
3:41 pm Friday, July 21, 2017


Former Sen. William Cohen’s wife’s play, “Anne & Emmett,” to receive new round of performances

Janet Langhart Cohen, wife of William Cohen, a Bangor native, Maine’s U.S. Senator from 1979 to 1997 and former U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001, wrote a play in 2009 called “Anne & Emmett.” In it, she imagines a conversation in the afterlife between Holocaust victim Anne Frank …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:54 pm Friday, July 21, 2017


Calderwood Hall: A truly welcoming space

Dining out with a toddler can be hard. Let me rephrase that: dining out with a toddler is like dining with an alarm clock, set to an unknown hour, with a centrifuge that activates to fling food in a maximal radius when it goes off.

Courtney Naliboff

The Frozen Chosen
10:07 am Friday, July 21, 2017


Aroostook Outdoor News: 7.21.17 edition

In this edition: 1) Running, mountain biking, and music at the Nordic Trail Festival in Presque Isle. 2) A rescheduled mile run in Caribou. 3) Run to support literacy in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! Have a happy and safe Independence Day! Events:   Friday, July 21-Saturday, July 22 PRESQUE …

Mark Shea

9:41 am Friday, July 21, 2017


The Reign of the Locusts

Some things you just can’t get out of your head. In yesterday’s Writer’s Almanac, Garrison Keillor discussed the “largest recorded swarm of locusts” in American history, which took place on July 20, 1875. Locusts have been a plague at least since the time of Moses whose god set them on …

James G. Blaine

9:38 am Friday, July 21, 2017


How to make your own air conditioner for under twenty bucks

No matter how hot it gets, you’ll be able to stay cool with this quick DIY project.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
9:12 am Friday, July 21, 2017


It’s Maine. It’s summer. We have no camp.

Maine is definitely the way life should be—if you have a camp in the summer.

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
8:53 am Friday, July 21, 2017


What the Maine Legislature has left to do in a dysfunctional session

Good morning from Augusta, where the Maine Legislature was back on Thursday for what we thought was possibly their last day, but leaders quickly decided that the session that led to the first state government shutdown since 1991 will keep on giving into August. That protracted budget fight set the …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:43 am Friday, July 21, 2017


State increases number of any-deer permits by 20,295; lottery now open

If you’re hoping to increase your odds this deer season and are hoping that you’ll receive a coveted “any-deer” permit that will allow you to target does, should you choose, there’s some good news this morning. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has announced that for 2017, a …

John Holyoke

Out There
8:40 am Friday, July 21, 2017


Remember saying, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough to…”

Remember the childhood refrain, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough to [fill in the blank]?”A lot of my early aspirations had to do with achieving such milestones as: Wearing a bra—It wasn’t so much about having breasts, but being able to sit in class wearing a white blouse so …

Roxanne Jones

Boomer Haiku
8:37 am Friday, July 21, 2017


Forget campaign 2018, let’s just watch TV

To quote Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight: “And here. We. Go.”

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:30 am Friday, July 21, 2017

Maine guides win grant for great new marketing project

The Maine Professional Guides Association won a $10,000 grant from the Maine Office of Tourism to create a member directory to distribute out of state. “It is noteworthy because we are taking the lead to promote member businesses and tourism recognizes that they are not.” Don Kleiner, MPGA lobbyist and …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, July 21, 2017


Book Review: Francona by Terry Francona with Dan Shaughnessy

By Sterling Pingree I like to think that I read a lot. My annual reading output is about 50 books per year, with my goal always being to read a book per week. I am a very seasonal reader, meaning in this case, that I like to read books that …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Friday, July 21, 2017


Kermit the Frog is a ‘bitter, angry, depressed victim’

Plus, now you can really name Portland’s new hockey team.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:29 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017


Missed Connections: Scooter Riding Vigilante (Garment District)

  I’m in New York for work and last night at West 34th and 6th I see a man and woman exit a cab. To help you keep track of who’s who, I’ll call them The Lady and Angry Guy. They’re in their late 20s or maybe early 30s. I think …

Alex Steed

4:47 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017


RIP Chester Bennington

Linkin’ Park front man Chester Bennington completed suicide yesterday. He died alone by hanging. To those familiar with his life and music, this news is tragic but not altogether surprising. Chester had been open about the impact of abuse in his childhood and the problems created in his life by …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
4:35 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017


Junior Maine Guide Rendezvous: Preparation for Next Week’s Test Camp

Next week, 70 youngsters attending camp in Maine will travel to the Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve in Oquossoc, near Rangeley, for a five-day experience that could mark an accomplishment for a lifetime. Their destination? Junior Maine Guide Test Camp, where they will take more than 20 practical and written tests. …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
2:58 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017


A letter to Summer, on a hot muggy day…

Dear Summer, You suck SO bad! You can’t be happy with just heat…NO! You have to toss in humidity too! What little breeze there is just stirs the hot air around. The breeze isn’t even enough to keep the bugs away. If a person were to dare go sit in …

Doug Alley

Ah The Things I've Done!
2:45 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017


5 ways to gain new customers for your business

Being in business today is an increasingly tough reality since the competition is quite intense. Most businesses are in constant need and search for new customers. We have witnessed this race between some big brands as they rush to exploit some potential prospects, especially in technology. The following five techniques …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
2:24 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017