JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Steve McKay- SportsChowdah.com. “I need a hero….I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night…” Do these lyrics ring a bell? Step into the time machine with me; we’ll set the dial back 35 years, and step into 1984 together. Ghostbusters, the Karate Kid,… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’ve had my share of fish hooks stuck in my hands and head, as have most of my friends. Here are a few of my stories. Many years ago, I was fishing the brook behind my house and tying on… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    With celebrations underway marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the NASA administrator is warning that a full-year stopgap spending bill, like one recently floated by the Trump administration, would be “devastating” to U.S. efforts to get back to the moon. –News Item… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Is the autumn of our life the time slow down and dedicate ourselves to leisure? Perhaps it is the time to sow seeds of greatness for the future instead. Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    In Bangor this weekend, it’s the next-to-last weekend of “Woody Guthrie: American Song” at the Penobscot Theatre, and on Friday night, Hippie Soup plays at Nocturnem, the Tyler Healy Band plays at the Sea Dog, and up in Orono, there’s a hip hop show at… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    I will admit that I have not been a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live for a long, long time. In my opinion, it has been about 15 years since it was consistently funny and featured cast members that I actually like. But I do still keep track… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    After reading an old Bill Caldwell column about fishing for Atlantic salmon in Maine’s Penobscot River, I am very sad that we will never be able to do that again. We have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine’s rivers,… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    In this embarrassing era where everyone gets a trophy, there are no losers, and concocted voting systems allow a candidate without the most votes to actually be elected, we have reached yet a new low in our cultural embracement of mediocrity. The internet is ablaze with… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Let's face it. As we age, a lot of things don't work quite as well as they used to. Balance, for instance, can be an issue. But guess what? There are ways to assess and lower your risk of losing your balance and falling. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Attacks on crucial oil sites in Saudi Arabia Saturday threatened to renew tensions in the Gulf amid hopes for diplomatic progress between the United States and Iran.  — News Item… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    How do you make healthy choices when temptation is all around? Here are some tips and tricks Matt used to stick to healthy living during the tempting summer months. Maybe some of them can work for you, too! Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    When you were young did you have a special tree? I did. Maybe you still do, and together, you and the tree continue making stories. Living here in Maine, it is easy to love the landscape. The rocky shoreline runs for some 3,000 miles through nooks and crannies… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Curt Schilling belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Yes, I wrote that back in early July. But every good movie, and debate, deserves a sequel. So, here’s part two of my Schill to the HOF argument. Through some metrics I won’t attempt to explain or pretend to… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    This salad has everything you want- it's a little sweet, a little savory, a little crunchy. Plus- it's SUPER healthy and you can make it quickly and easily. Make a big batch and you have lunch ready for the whole week! Read More