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Seniors

How to handle your hunger

There are different types of hunger. Learn how to recognize and manage them.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
8:25 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Homestead

It’s raspberry season: Make raspberry baby heart pies

So I invented raspberry baby heart pies, though I have to give name credit to my little boy, and they have been a huge success in our house. They’re so simple, yummy, and homemade that I just had to share.

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
7:51 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Outdoors

Gee Golly!

The guys that I fish with like to have a good time on the water and we are always playing pranks on each other. When I say we have a good time on the water everyone that fishes with me understand that is always sans alcohol. No one needs that …

Jon Peterson

Fishing Poles And Adventures
6:31 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Outdoors

It’s summer, time to battle the bees … or wasps … or whatever

It’s finally summer, and recently I had the chance to brush up my skills in what has to be one of Maine’s most unappreciated semi-annual rituals. I got to wage war with a nest full of bees … or wasps … or hornets … or whatever. All I knew for …

John Holyoke

Out There
6:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics

The best birthday present? Re-imaging the safety net.

We are due for a rethinking of our social safety net.

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:26 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Botanical Gardens are spectacular this time of year

  Get yourself down to Boothbay Harbor now, to enjoy the spectacular flowers in the Botanical Gardens.         Linda and I attended a great Maine authors event recently at the Boothbay Harbor rail museum, then spent the afternoon at the Botanical Gardens, including a wonderful lunch at …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Botanical Gardens are spectacular this time of year

  Get yourself down to Boothbay Harbor now, to enjoy the spectacular flowers in the Botanical Gardens.         Linda and I attended a great Maine authors event recently the the Boothbay Harbor rail museum, then spent the afternoon at the Botanical Gardens, including a wonderful lunch at …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Sports

Adventures at the 50th Spudland Open

By Sterling Pingree About a year ago, I was playing golf at Bar Harbor Golf Club with my friend Dave McLaughlin when he brought up the idea of playing in a multi-day golf tournament up in Presque Isle. It was too late to sign up at the time of this …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:03 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Opinion

Senator Collins is no meh

And health care doesn’t belong in the marketplace.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
1:38 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Business

Motivating your kids to learn

One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is finding ways to challenge your children and help them grow through learning. Many children are taught in school with methods that are extrinsically motivating despite research that shows children who are intrinsically motivated learn more and remain motivated longer. …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
10:39 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

50 Years Ago: The Impossible Dream

    “This is really a love story, an affair betwixt a town and a team. A town that waited and waited for what seemed like an Impossible Dream.” These words, the opening words of an album produced by the now defunct WHDH-AM and uttered by long time Red Sox …

Christopher Chavis

Lone Pine Sports
9:00 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Portland

How to tell if your turtle is a boy or a girl

Plus, the city of Portland is poised to pick the payment processing firm WEX to develop a high-profile waterfront lot.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:21 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Christopher Price discusses the start of Patriots camp, BostonSportsJournal.com and his new Patriots book

One of our favorite guests, Christopher Price of the new BostonSportsJournal.com joined Sterling Pingree and Mark Paulette to discuss the start of Patriots training camp, predicting the 53-man roster and his upcoming book The Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 New England Patriots. (Drive for Five is …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:29 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Welcome to Lone Pine Sports

The BDN welcomes Lone Pine Sports to the BDN blog community!

Sarah Cottrell

Lone Pine Sports
3:55 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 28-30: Step right up!

1. Friday night in Bangor, River City Cinema’s summer movie series continues with a screening of “Escape From New York” at sundown in Pickering Square. There’s also night one of two nights of the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ fest on the Bangor Waterfront; Friday’s lineup features Texas Flood, the …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
2:42 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bangor

Are you ready to get freaked out? The official trailer for the “IT” movie is here

Happy Thursday, Derry — I mean, Bangor. There’s a terrifying clown waiting in the sewer for you. The official trailer for the “IT” movie just dropped today, and yes, it’s as scary as you expect it to be, expanding upon the things seen in the teaser trailer released in March, and …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:42 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

State

Why you should post to your blog once a week or more

You can’t just slap together a blog post once in a blue moon and expect people to read it. Here are a few reasons why posting to your blog once a week or more is a smart idea.

Sarah Cottrell

Maine on the Blogs
9:38 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Politics

What do Mainers think of Trump now? Probably what they did on Election Day

A new Gallup poll puts Maine at the middle of the pack among states when it comes to supporting President Donald Trump, which shouldn’t surprise many in our centrist state and doesn’t give us many clues about how our 2018 midterm election will go. The Republican is historically unpopular at just …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:59 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Opinion

Politicians need to care more about the country and less about themselves

Earlier this week, Lance Duston wrote on his BDN blog about the need for better-qualified public officials. He argued that voters need to get rid of their fixation on candidates’ regular-guy appeal and instead support those who have government experience and relevant education. I agree with Lance on his first point, but …

Phoenix McLaughlin

Maine Meets World
8:45 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Downeast

Need something? Drive the roads Downeast, you’ll find it.

Feeling a little hungry? Perhaps you need a little kindling for that campfire, or maybe you are looking to add some interesting perennial plants to the front yard? No worries! Just scan the roadside for all of these fixings, and when you find them, know you are Downeast. One thing …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
8:29 am Thursday, July 27, 2017