SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Land trusts have positively impacted my life for many years. Yet I’ve lacked a clear understanding of the important role they play in Maine and the breadth of benefits they provide. A recent accidental encounter has changed that. Last fall, while hiking on Pleasant Mountain… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    It was a weekend with “must sweep” expectations for University of Maine hockey fans as the Black Bears headed into a home series against a Vermont team that is winless in Hockey East. UMaine set the tone emphatically with a 6-1 thumping on Friday night, but could only… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton’s book, When They Took Dad Away, published by North Country Press, brought back many of my childhood memories, but not because they took my dad away. Barbara’s dad suffered from mental illness and spent a lot of time in the mental hospital in… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    On March 3, Maine will vote to decide whether to repeal a new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions from the requirement that schoolchildren must be vaccinated. Beyond its implications for public health and religious rights, the vote raises fundamental issues about the role of… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Répondez, s’il vous plaît:  An exhibit reception opening for the “Notre Pain Quotidien: Franco-American Entrepreneurs Sustaining Community”, is scheduled at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College hosted by the Franco-American Collection, on March 19, from 5-7 PM. Franco-American entrepreneur families will be recognized. This exhibit… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Given that I love food and Downeast Maine, when I saw the book title, A Culinary History of Downeast Maine, I quickly ordered a copy. And I’ve got to say author Sharon Joyce did a wonderful job with this book. Sharon starts us off hundreds of… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    I can’t believe I let such a momentous occasion pass without comment. Three weeks ago,  Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow. So an early spring is on its way. Days get longer. Weather gets warmer. And things come into bloom. Like Michael Bloomberg. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Great news! A legislative committee has voted unanimously for a resolve to void CMP’s public lands lease for their destructive corridor through western Maine. The resolve also notes that Maine’s constitution requires approval by two-thirds of the legislature for public lands to be substantially altered. CMP… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    The foam roller is one of the best recovery tools available these days. Our Foam Rolling Guide breaks it all down for you in an easy-to-understand way, complete with an exercise guide to get you started! Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    Am I too much?” – I’ve been asked a hundred variations of this question… Am I too assertive? Am I too loud? Do I take up too much space?… googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I want to thank Islandport Press for republishing John Cole’s wonderful book, In Maine – Essays on Life’s Lessons. John was an exceptional writer, and the guy in the 70s who inspired me to become a writer. In Maine was first published in 1974 and afterwards, John wrote… Read More