MAINE AT WAR
    Outbound for Savannah, Union troops march out of Atlanta in mid-November 1864 as the city burns behind them. (Harper’s Weekly/January 7, 1865) After Union soldiers stole three mules from Burge plantation near Covington, Georgia on August… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne’s book, A Child’s Life 90 Years Ago, is a fascinating look back at the lives of her father Earle and his sister Florence, as they grew up in Scarborough, Maine, on a rural farm from 1923 – 1946. Earlene has a talent for… Read More
    OUT OF FOCUS
    Let me tell you about a moment that changed my life forever. It was October, 2007.  I was staying at my buddy’s camp in Caratunk, with Bruce, my mostly-Corgi.  We woke up at sunrise and, over coffee and Alpo, decided to take a hike to see… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail network is made up of over 2 miles of trails that travel over small hills and across several footbridges. How to get there: The preserve has two parking lots. The largest parking lot is on Route 1, about 100 yards… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail network is made up of over 2 miles of trails that travel over small hills and across several footbridges. How to get there: The preserve has two parking lots. The largest parking lot is on Route 1, about 100 yards… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    Burnout was something I believed myself immune to. It was for people who weren’t as tough as me, for people who couldn’t work as hard as me, and for people who were weaker than me. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The Maine Conservation Voters gave Governor Janet Mills an A rating for her environmental work during her first 100 days in office. The governor’s work on climate change and energy independence are among the initiatives that MCV cited. From opposing… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    The electric bike revolution is taking the world of transportation by storm. Electric bicycles are being adopted by a number of different riders from a number of different backgrounds, and if the present growth rate is any indication, the future will bring with it even more success for… Read More
    EDUCATION: FUTURE IMPERFECT
    For years I’ve received a modest refund from the IRS. Not this year. Thanks to Senator Collins’ decisive vote with her fellow right-wing Republicans, I must now pay rather than receive. But then anyone dumb enough to continue to believe that “Our Senator” is some kind of moderate… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    At approximately 2:27pm yesterday, the world shook. In most cases, saying that the earth shook from something that happened in sports would be considered radical hyperbole, but Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters is above all hyperbole. One of the greatest athletes of ours or any generation ascended… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Pam Mathews’ book about Fly Rod Crosby is a keeper, and the illustrations by Heidi Kendrick are awesome. If I didn’t love the book so much, I would have ripped out a few of Heidi’s illustrations, framed them, and put them up on our walls. A… Read More