ACADIA ON MY MIND
    Have you ever hiked the 26 peaks of Acadia? Or maybe you've been thinking about it? Now there's a way to earn a gold medal for bagging the peaks, or even for virtually "climbing" them, by signing up for the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race, which runs through Dec. 8, 2018. The virtual race helps raise funds for Acadia and Katahdin-area charities. We're proud to co-sponsor the race with Mount Desert Island Marathon & Half and Millinocket Marathon & Half as the virtual edition of the Sea to Summit Series. Between now and Dec. 8, racers are virtually heading over the 26 peaks of Acadia, along the real-life MDI and Millinocket Marathon & Half routes, passing by the offices of the 3 charities benefiting from this virtual race, skirting by at least 6 sites associated with Stephen King, and finishing on Katahdin. Everyone's a winner whether they complete the race route by Dec. 8 or not, because every participant gets a medal, helps charity and enters a giveaway of Acadia, Millinocket and Stephen King-themed gifts. You can log your hiking, running or walking miles anywhere in the world. Read More
    JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE
    Longitudinal musings - from the Maritimes to the American West, where, author Bill Bryson states, "people like to shoot things." Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    My Worst Hunting Mistake Ever For years I had a favorite spot in woods near the far corner of a small local pond. I could sit inside a rock formation and the deer had only a narrow pathway to go past me along the shore. Read More
    LAURA'S HOUSE JOURNEY
    Only missing little miss Mia There is little progress to report on the home front. It has been a busy summer, so the house has taken a back seat. After spending so much time the past two years, it has been nice to… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I have a love/hate relationship with the medical drama, Code Black. I love it for its unflinching and realistic view of people overcoming various forms of emotional trauma. I hate it because nearly every episode leaves me in tears. The writers have a knack… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
      The Native Fish Coalition, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are seeking volunteers to help post informational signs on Maine’s State Heritage Fish lakes and ponds. The goal of this project is… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    A new study published Wednesday found that 40 percent of 65 sunscreen products with the highest customer reviews did not meet dermatologists’ requirements. –News Item… Read More
    PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS
    I think it’s pretty much common knowledge that a lot of people like chickens. In fact, I would argue that we’re right smack dab in the middle of a veritable chicken renaissance these days. Well, it turns out that rich people really like chickens too. And,… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    This week may have turned into my favorite week of the year. I have the opportunity to document all the goings on during the 2018 Lobster Bowl Training Camps at Foxcroft Academy. 100 just graduated Maine high school seniors have the opportunity to put on the… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Get geared up for all the outdoor activities at the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield. 2) Feeling loony? The annual Audubon Loon Count is coming up – and you can help! 3) Going batty? Learn about bats in Caribou. Plus lots… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    AUGUSTA, Me- Franco-Americans have enjoyed the support and friendship of Valéry Freland, a diplomat who has served for three years as the Consul General of France in Boston.  At a July 17, reception, the representatives from Maine’s Franco-American communities and state leaders gathered at a reception hosted by… Read More