MAINE AT WAR
    Smoke erupts from rifled muskets as a Federal firing squad (center, right) shoots five deserters from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in summer 1863. The deserters were seated atop their coffins. Even after the 2nd Maine Infantry mustered out in May 1863, the muster rolls… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    What the Wind Can Tell You by Sarah Marie A. Jette is both distressing and inspiring. You may, as I did, shed a few tears along the way. Published by Islandport Press, Sarah’s novel was written for teenagers as well as adults, and there are some important life’s… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The preserve features 3 miles of intersecting hiking trails that travel over small hills and a few short, steep slopes. As is the case with most forest trails in Maine, exposed tree roots and rocks can make footing tricky in some areas. Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The preserve features 3 miles of intersecting hiking trails that travel over small hills and a few short, steep slopes. As is the case with most forest trails in Maine, exposed tree roots and rocks can make footing tricky in some areas. Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    The corn crop here is winding down, maybe another dozen ears or so for us to eat, and some more to cut off the cob to freeze for later. We had help in the garden and in eating corn on the cob this past… Read More
    GOING COASTAL
    Here are some random photos I took Sunday at the 2018 Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine, where it was sunny but cool temperature-wise compared to recent years I can remember offhand. I was there for fun, not for work, and so only have the images I took… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    This is very bad news. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found just 100 miles from Maine, in Quebec. Our Fish and Wildlife Department is taking this very seriously, and working with New Hampshire and Vermont to figure out the best ways to protect our… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    More than four centuries ago, Damariscove Island was a busy place. Before Jamestown and Plymouth Colonies were founded, the island was settled in 1604 as a commercial fishing enterprise. Abenaki Indians were even earlier intermittent residents, sporadically visiting what they called Aquahega in primitive canoes during the summer… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    You know those memes that talk about a dad’s protectiveness of his daughter? How he’ll hunt you down and kill you if you hurt his little girl? Let’s have more of that, please. Don’t get me wrong – the women in my life don’t… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Tiger Woods won his first tournament in 5 years Sunday at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta. There are two camps forming in wake of Tiger’s 80th career victory: those that think this is the greatest career comeback an athlete has ever made… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Melissa Kim has been writing wonderful children’s books in a partnership with Maine Audubon, where 10 percent of the money goes to Audubon’s outreach programs for underserved preschools. Melissa’s new book, A Little Brown Bat Story, in the Audubon series, was inspired by true stories of… Read More