Except for three years in the Army, I’ve lived my entire life in Maine. One would surmise that after seven decades experiencing Maine winters, they wouldn’t come as a surprise. However, for some inexplicable reason the first significant winter storm always seems to catch me unprepared. Read More
    A couple weeks back, as we engaged in the popular Maine pastime of debating the existence of mountain lions in our state, wildlife biologist Walter Jakubas of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife checked in with some information I hadn’t really considered. A… Read More
    For most anglers, ice fishing preparations are still under way. Shacks are being readied; tip ups are being checked and ice augers are being uncovered from a mountain of gear stowed in the shed. Most of the state’s waters open to ice fishing are still thickening and anticipation runs high. If you are one of the legions of ice fishing fanatics that simply cannot wait for your local spot to harden over, fear not. Head west young fisherman; December ice fishing is underway in western Maine. Read More
    Winter has swept into the state of Maine with gusto this year, with temperatures dipping into the single digits before we even get to Christmas. With all this cold weather we’ve been having, it can be a bit of a challenge to enjoy the outdoors, but it’s not… Read More
    In this season of holiday gift giving, sometimes the greatest gifts come from unexpected sources. Read More
    The old song “Little Things Mean a Lot” can also be applied to basketball at any level from middle school to professional. Watching basketball being played this year, there are still little things that players and coaches don’t know or aren’t doing. Read More
    This is the season to write down the family’s Tourtière recipes and save them! In case you need some help, there are a collection of family recipes at this site. Included are a sampling of the many recipes sent to me by readers over the past… Read More
    There are times when civil disobedience may be a good thing. But storming offices because of a shift in corporate tax rates is not a rational way to handle disagreements. Read More
    Our goal at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is to keep everyone injury free and operating at their peak performance. Essentially, foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that gets rid of adhesions in your muscles and connective tissues. Foam rolling increases blood flow to your muscles, allowing them to perform more naturally while helping with recovery and improving performance. Read More
    BSP Ranger Dean Levasseur moving items out of Kidney Pond rangers’ cabin in October 2017. Photo By Teddi-Jann Covell Oil painting of “Katahdin from Abol Bridge”, by Teddi-Jann Covell. Permission of the artist.      … Read More
    In today’s world, the economy is global. Everyone deserves to work in the job of their dreams. But if you’re currently looking for yours, it might seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t need to be. If you use the right resources and techniques… Read More
    Whether it’s a gift certificate to a Mount Desert Island business or a selection of Millinocket-made herbal soap, there’s no shortage of special Katahdin and Acadia gift ideas for the holidays for park lovers on your shopping list. Just in time for the holidays, a… Read More
    What was Christmas like in Maine years ago when few had electricity?  Were Maine Christmas celebrations different back then? Robert Tristan Coffin, Maine Pulitzer Prize winning poet, looked back on his boyhood Christmases around 1900 when every aunt, uncle, cousin, his brothers and sisters celebrated… Read More