CATCHING HEALTH
    George Smith, the consummate outdoorsman, now spends most of his time inside. Because of COVID-19, yes, but also because he has ALS. I'm sure George has his moments, but he manages to meet them with grace and humor. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Albeit relocated since 1859, John Brown’s Fort is the main attraction for people visiting Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park in West Virginia. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) If not for John Brown, not many Americans would ever hear about Harper’s Ferry in West… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    We couldn’t have been fully prepared for Covid-19. But the virus might have been less deadly, no matter how little medical science knew about it, if government had been better prepared for a major crisis. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Very interesting and informative maps of each state are available now, showing game animals and harvesting data. Annabelle Carter Short, who writes for Minute Man Review, a site dedicated to protecting our second amendment rights, alerted me to this new information, in this message: googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    To be successful with anything long-term, whether it’s nutrition, weight loss, fitness, business, performance – literally anything – you have to learn to fall in love with the process. What choice do you continuously find yourself making in your daily life that you’d like to commit to changing to bring you closer to your goal? Read More
    ACADIA ON MY MIND
    Acadia National Park opens the Park Loop Road to traffic today, Jordan Pond House offers takeout, and rangers wear face masks while helping visitors in open-air tents. But park passes must be purchased online and printed out ahead of time, as they won't be on sale on-site until June 8. Carriage roads won't open until June 5, but only for pedestrians. Acadia amid COVID-19: First in a series Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    DIFW Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe recently reported on an illegal introduction of invasive Bluegills. Here’s some info from his report: Bluegill don’t belong in Maine waters, and despite their small size and unintimidating features, they are highly invasive. The next summer, biologists returned to the Sheepscot… Read More
    UP NORTH MOTORSPORTS
    Junk it or fix it! That was the question I had to deal with, a story many of you probably have come face-to-face with in your auto ownership. I hope I made the right choice. Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    There is no constitutional right to go shopping. There is a constitutional right to freedom from extended “lock down” by executive order. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    This is a story about finding humor in a complicated, confusing, anxiety-provoking situation. Determined to go by the book when she re-opened her acupuncture practice, Meret Bainbridge was blindsided by something unexpected that happened. She invites us all to laugh with her. Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    I found Thoreau the same way many people did — his name on a high school reading syllabus, with the book title Walden, next to it. And as with many 17- year-olds, the syllabus quickly found its way to the backseat of my car. There it mingled with… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    In my opinion, the talented Franco-American writer Susan Poulin represents the virtual image of the proverb about making lemonade out of lemons. Her talent has been recognized by the fans who follow her performances and entertaining blogs. In recognition of her writing and popular monologues, Portland Magazine named… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    While I have seen bears all over Maine, my most amazing and entertaining encounters were at camp so those are the stories I’m going to tell today. Walking the perimeter road in Baxter Park, I often encountered bears. One time a bear walked out of the… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Space X ambitions of launching tourists into space in addition to government astronauts. Read More