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Seniors

A mounted pheasant and the entanglements of grief

It hangs on the wall of a garage belonging to dear friends Ann and John. The beautiful cock pheasant is forever poised in flight as if it were banking toward the woods, a testament to a fun day and the fulfillment of one of my husband’s wishes. My husband Jim, …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
12:54 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Food

Wanderlunch, new food truck, now open in parking lot of Bangor Kmart

Motorists around the Bangor Mall area last week may have noticed a new addition to Hogan Road — a new food truck has set up shop in the parking lot of the soon-to-be-closed Kmart. Wanderlunch, owned and operated by Old Town resident Tim Taylor, began serving up lobster rolls, hand …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
11:43 am Monday, March 27, 2017

State

How do I delicately tell my wife that she is fat?

Man wants to know how to tell his wife that she is fat, Dear Liz issues blunt response.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
11:22 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Food

“S”-sential Maple Syrup Salad Dressing

March is prime maple-syrup making time. This past Sunday was the annual 2017 Maine Maple Syrup Sunday observed with open-sugarhouses, samples, demonstrations of making maple syrup, and sugar-bush tours. And even though Vermont’s middle name is Maple Syrup, still Maine produces quite a lot of syrup and maple sugar products …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
11:16 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

These 10 rule changes could improve high school basketball in Maine

After watching another year of high school basketball, I believe the following rule changes would be beneficial for players, coaches, officials, fans and the game. Having been a high school player, coach, official and fan, I am always looking for ways to give back to the game which gave me …

Bob Cimbollek

Off the Rim
10:57 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Outdoors

Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where I …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
10:55 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Politics

LePage: Republicans who bucked Trump on health care should ‘go home’

Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is lining up with President Donald Trump and against many congressional Republicans after intra-party squabbling made leaders pull a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Friday. The Republican governor was against the bill at its rollout early this …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:53 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Aroostook

6 Ways to Find $3000+ in your Current Budget

Anyone who knows me well, knows that there are many things that drive me crazy.  However, one of my top ten pet peeves is the comment, “It’s only a dollar.”  That statement devalues your money.  It makes it easier to spend more and save less. I want to show you …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
8:47 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Politics

Maine deserves to know why LePage suddenly likes land conservation

What could have caused LePage to have such a drastic change of heart regarding the Land for Maine’s Future program we thought he scorned?

Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson
7:56 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Great hikes for kids: Blagden Preserve

In this latest installment of Great Hikes for Kids, we visit the Blagden Preserve on Mount Desert Island for woods and shore in one two-mile walk.

Cherie Galyean

The Scraped-Up Kid
7:15 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Opinion

A moment to cheer, not a time to gloat

Donald Trump’s two major initiatives to date have failed spectacularly, and Democrats have yet to cast a vote. Instead, the courts put his travel bans on hold and the Republicans defeated their own health-care plan. When the bully loses a fight or two, it can be liberating for everyone else …

James G. Blaine

Perspectives
6:49 am Monday, March 27, 2017

maine-matters is meandering, dare i?

Just a few thoughts on Spring..any time now? How much longer before we are able to head out to our secret spots and start picking these delectables? March hasn’t been co-operating however April is but a few days off and things can change quickly this time of year .. (Just …

bayman

Maine Matters
6:24 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

Try the I love to eat diet

I love eating. It’s my favorite thing to do. Eating is good. People who love to eat are normal. I don’t get along very well with people who don’t like eating. I don’t think they’re trustworthy! There is no need to apologize for loving to eat. There’s no need to …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:12 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

The Flying Frenchman Last Lap

The Flying Frenchman has run his race here on earth.

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
10:08 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017

Homestead

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

This last Christmas I gave myself a beautiful gift: the gift of confidence, strength and acceptance. Where did I buy this gift, you wonder? I bought myself a work-out DVD set, called  ‘All in 18.’ I read about it in a magazine, Women’s Health, and there were a few exercises …

Edith Schriever

Double Dutch plus Three
11:11 am Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sports

How to lose weight and save money

Weight loss is an expensive proposition. You have to buy expensive food that nobody else in the household can eat. Dieting can make your food bill more than double. Then there is the expense of a gym membership or buying expensive home gym equipment. “Too expensive” is often a reason why somebody …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
8:21 am Sunday, March 26, 2017

Homestead

Gardening au naturel?

I never thought about gardening au naturel – in the buff, in the nude – why would you want to?  I guess the soil might feel good on bare feet, but if it does, then why not just take off your shoes? We had a friend who gardened in the …

Bill Baker

Speaking Organically
6:50 am Sunday, March 26, 2017

Downeast

Why does everyone, all-of-a-sudden, have a service dog?

A Maine woman was booted from an airline this week allegedly because the airline suspected that she might be not really have a legitimate service animal.  In this case, the passenger happened to be blind and had a seeing eye dog. This  story hit home with me.  No, I’m not …

Maria Lamb

Wicked Awesome Maine!
5:26 am Sunday, March 26, 2017

Downeast

Why does everyone suddenly have a service dog?

A Maine woman was booted from an airline this week allegedly because the airline suspected that she might be not really have a legitimate service animal.  In this case, the passenger happened to be blind and had a seeing eye dog. This  story hit home with me.  No, I’m not …

Maria Lamb

Wicked Awesome Maine!
5:26 am Sunday, March 26, 2017

Living

Family Tree Maker change!

According to Diane Haddad of the Family Tree Magazine staff, Software MacKiev, who bought Family Tree Maker early in 2016, will be releasing the 2017 version on March 31st. In previous versions TreeSync was used to sync your trees on Ancestry.com; now they’re using something different, called FamilySync. If you …

Emily Schroeder

Emily's Genealogy Blog
6:14 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017

Outdoors

For Women’s History Month, stories of women of Acadia National Park

If you know a little of the history of Acadia National Park, you know who the “father of Acadia” is. But less well-known are the women who were also critical in the early days, by donating land and money or otherwise helping to shape the park. In celebration of Women’s …

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
3:32 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017

Homestead

Two things that have changed my life this winter

It might be an understatement to say I’m not like other people.  Just the other day, a relative remarked to me during a Facebook chat that I “really do have a lot of interesting idiosyncrasies.” So it will come as no surprise to anyone when I tell you there are …

Kathy Bernier

The Practical Prepsteader
12:36 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017

Living

Golden Gate Bridge…in Bangor?

We all have days when we think we’re not going to make it where we need to go. I know I have! And, I’m sure you’ve had times at the airport when you weren’t sure you were going to make it to your next flight. You know those days…you land …

Allison Markey

Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited
10:19 am Saturday, March 25, 2017