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Busch Wins, Racing Preview, and on Memory Lane

Episode 200 February 26, 2017 200 Episodes Already! I find it difficult to believe this is Episode #200. I want to thank all the folks who read, subscribe, and share the weekly UpNorth Motorsports stories. I am humbled to think that you would join with me on this journey about …

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
11:27 pm Sunday, February 26, 2017


Big Screen Movies and Blue Slush: Those Other Milestones

Hello from North Haven! Our February break just ended and my daughter Penrose and I spent four nights of it off island. We spent the first part with my parents and then migrated to Boothbay Harbor and met up with my husband for a few nights with some dear friends. …

Courtney Naliboff

The Frozen Chosen
9:23 pm Sunday, February 26, 2017


Tourney 2017: Unsung Heroes, Heroines Lead Title Runs

The day after.  It’s a day that has become an annual tradition for me.  It’s a time to digest the feast that was forty-two games of the Northern Maine Class B, C, and D basketball tournament at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center.  One doesn’t have to think long when reflecting upon …

Bob Beatham

The Press Box
8:16 pm Sunday, February 26, 2017


My not so perfect weight loss advice

I once had a member so angry at me for making her blow her diet, that she sent a letter to the owner of the franchise. It was handwritten in heavy, black pencil – all caps. It read: Yup, I gave not-so-perfect advice to a member who was miserably unhappy …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
10:10 am Sunday, February 26, 2017


Transgender Student Rights: Status Quo Here in Maine

Last May, the Obama Department of Education and Department of Justice issued guidance to schools about supporting transgender students in schools under Title IX. Schools receive guidance via a “Dear Colleague Letter” that helps provide answers and helps guide educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders better understand an issue. Fast …

Phillip Potenziano

Running Thoughts
7:31 am Sunday, February 26, 2017


Trip to Israel: On the northern border with Syria and Lebanon

We talk about Syria like it’s still a nation state. Talking with military intelligence experts along the northern Israeli border with Lebanon and Syria, it becomes clear that’s not the case. Rebel fighters, the Islamic State, Kurds and Turkey – along with the Assad regime and its affiliated groups, which …

David Farmer

David Farmer
7:06 am Sunday, February 26, 2017


Experience the great Maine outdoors: February photos

Words are amazingly powerful but then it is all about actions. Creating photographs provides me with the chance to capture and freeze actions. I hope that they inspire you and encourage you to get outside and live your adventure life on your terms. This month has been snowy and fun. Though …

Jlynn Frazier

Wild for Adventure
7:00 am Sunday, February 26, 2017


How Trumpy is your town?

Vote figures give us a chance to peer over the fence at the neighbors and see which towns voted like others, at least in terms of support for Trump.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
6:00 am Sunday, February 26, 2017


Grow a healthier and tastier garden this year organically

Say you’re going to have an organic garden this year.  Are there ‘organic’ seeds and should you buy them? There are organic seeds and buying organic seedlings guarantees your seeds will not be treated with neonicotinoid pesticides. You might have heard of these chemical pesticides that are sucked in by …

Bill Baker

Speaking Organically
7:46 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017


When The Inevitable Becomes Reality

When the inevitable becomes reality Although for years, deep in my gut I knew this day would come, I hoped, fought and prayed differently. Although I prepared myself for this time and this process, it still feels sureal. I knew we would lose her, for years I knew this. But …

Jana Grant

Swim, Bike & Motivate
2:12 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017


It is sap season, why not make birch syrup, too?

Making birch syrup has been on my to-do list for years. I am fond of birch-flavored beverages and am out there tapping maple trees each year as winter turns to spring. Birch sap runs right after maple sap is finishing. It just seemed like a natural fit. I really wanted …

Karen O. Zimmermann

Maine Morsels
9:48 am Saturday, February 25, 2017


A Bite Sized Guide To Maine Restaurant Week 2017

I can almost remember it like it was yesterday. When I first heard about Maine Restaurant Week, I couldn’t believe it. Here was a whole week, dedicated to the restaurant scene in Maine. I first started this blog when I was a senior in college at USM, when I was …

Sarah Gelber

The (207) Foodie
9:18 am Saturday, February 25, 2017


These Oscar predictions are guaranteed to be 100-percent correct

And the award for “Most Tedious Program” goes to…

John Branning

Facts Optional
8:10 am Saturday, February 25, 2017