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Penske-ized Snowmobile Racer at Caribou Snow Drags

Episode 196 January 22, 2017 What Does It Take To Prepare For Snowmobile Drag Races? I was curious what it requires to change a modern grass drag race sled for snow-covered drag races. I spent an afternoon with John Holmquist picking his brain about preparation, set up, testing, and what …

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
11:49 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Food

Gluten Free Cosmetics, Toiletries and Beauty Brands

Gluten is in more than just food and drink.  Unfortunately, gluten is also used in a lot of toiletries and cosmetics products.  This is not something to get alarmed about, because unless you get skin reactions to gluten, there is not a lot of evidence that suggest celiac and gluten …

Chloe Dyer

Gluten Free ME
10:19 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

State

A snowy, icy nor’easter bears down on Maine

For the third time in the past few weeks, Maine is in the cross hairs of a mixed precipitation event. Accumulating snow, sleet, ice, rain and wind will be thrown at the state beginning Monday night and won’t completely leave the state until Wednesday morning. My previous update set the …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
8:23 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Opinion

From Internationalism to Realism, at what Cost?

President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech was concrete and to the point, and in the case of Foreign Policy it delineated a shift away from Internationalism and toward a nationalist Realist approach. By declaring that, “from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land,” he was telling the American …

Stefano Tijerina

The Glocal
2:06 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sports

Offense Wins Games, Defense Wins Championships: Really?

This past Wednesday evening I went to Corinth to witness a key Class B boys basketball showdown as the Hermon Hawks came to town to take on the Central Red Devils.  Hermon parlayed a dominant defensive effort into a decisive second half run for the 47-31 victory in the battle …

Bob Beatham

The Press Box
2:00 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Portland

Peaceful protest in Portland

Yesterday my husband, daughter, and I joined approximately ten-thousand men and women from across Maine as they peacefully protested in Portland in solidarity with people around the globe in their advocacy for the rights of women, LGBTQIA, immigrants, the disabled, and other minority groups.  My nine-month-old daughter doesn’t know it …

Hailee Morin

Maine Mommy Musings
1:57 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Homestead

Something must be wrong…I had a GOOD day of fishing!

I’ve said it before…”If I claimed to be a lousy fisherman, I would be bragging!” and I PROMISE! It is the truth! With a rod and reel, I would be lucky to get so much as a nibble from the proverbial fish in a barrel if they hadn’t eaten in …

Doug Alley

Ah The Things I've Done!
1:15 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Food

Lift and Separate: A Novel, by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Lift and Separate: A Novel, by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, published by Lake Union Publishing, 2016. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but when that cover is a lively display of different colored bras, a reader’s interest is naturally piqued. In Lift and Separate, the reader is …

Shannon Bowring

Twice Sold Tales
1:08 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sports

DeVito’s Playoff Notebook: AFC/NFC Championship edition

By Mike DeVito Packers @ Falcons   The NFC championship brings us an exciting matchup between two of the best QB’s in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers has his team on an 8-game winning streak which includes two playoff wins against the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Over the …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
10:46 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sports

The most dangerous diets

We are aware that some diets are extremely dangerous. Some diets have been proven to put our health in danger. It’s not just fad diets and crash diets that have been linked with health risks. Over the years there’s been both over-the-counter and medically prescribed weight loss pills that have …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
8:07 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

Outdoors

Skate Maine’s Ice Rinks and Ponds

Everyone knows someone who has a pair of ice skates they haven’t used in years and would be happy to let you borrow.  Hit them up and then hit the ice for some good, old fashioned ice skating fun!  Don’t want to drive very far?  You probably won’t have to! …

Angela Quintal-Snowman

Adventures of an Untamed Mainer
5:23 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

State

A calm, mild Sunday before a messy storm sweeps through Monday night

  High pressure takes over Maine for Sunday. A backdoor cold front brings cold air back to the region Sunday night into Monday.  A storm system responsible for severe weather in the south organizes off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday, and brings snow, sleet, and ice into the area Monday …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
8:51 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sports

Nailbiting win over rival could provide big boost for Fort Kent girls

Usually, in rivalry games, you can throw out the records. But on Friday night in the St. John Valley, there was no need to do so. Fort Kent and Madawaska, which are separated by the final 20 miles of U.S. Route 1, met in a Class C North girls basketball …

Ryan McLaughlin

Fast Breaks
3:28 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017