GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Hope Rowan really knows Maine’s north woods. And I have to thank her for writing a hiking guide to the Katahdin region for kids. The book, Ten Days in the North Woods, published by Islandport Press, includes stunning photos that will, for sure, send you… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Learn about bugs in Caribou. 2) Get out on the water in Fort Fairfield. 3) Help count loons in all corners of The County. Plus lots more! googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    STIRRING THE POT
    The first national election in which I voted was 1972, the year that Margaret Chase Smith lost her U.S. Senate seat to Bill Hathaway.  I am sure I must have voted for Hathaway, largely because of Senator Smith’s dogged support for American policies in Vietnam. My… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Goose River Press Anthology 2018, edited by Deb Benner, published my pilgrim’s essay. It’s an honor to have an essay included with the many talented writers and poets who contributed to the anthology. “Bringing Lourdes Home” describes events that happened during a 2001, journey my husband… Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    I want to apologize for the lack of stories and reports , I have been on a 7 day a week guiding run for 7 weeks straight. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Here’s to third parties. In the past week, we’ve had two major losses and an important change in partisan affiliation. H. Ross Perot and Lee Iacoccoa each passed away. Meanwhile, U.S. Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    What’s in your healthy grocery cart? A huge component to achieving great results is eating healthy, whole, nutritious foods. This month, Matt showed us his groceries and shared some of his favorite meals and snacks. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    If you want to go blueberry picking in Maine this summer, you're in luck. Check out the 2019 Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine. It would be a fun thing to do with your kids or grandkids! Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    Photo of Blink-182 courtesy Blink-182 Facebook. In Bangor, on Friday night, take your pick from Maine indie rock with Wait, Mannequin Republic, Cadaverette and Flooding Panama at the Bangor Arts Exchange, rockers Stone Free at Paddy Murphy’s, or vinyl night at Nocturnem… Read More
    PULSE MARKETING INSIGHTS
    It’s no secret that Facebook holds great opportunities to market your business’s products and services. However, only including organic Facebook posts on your page could lead your business to miss out on valuable advertising opportunities Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    When I saw the title of Janet Messineo’s book, Casting Into The Light, subtitled Tales Of A Fishing Life, I assumed it was all fishing stories. But it’s much more than that. Messineo suffered a very difficult childhood which carried… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Running a home-based business has a lot of advantages. In addition to having less overhead, there’s the convenience of having your office right in your home. But having a home office has tax advantages, too. There are a number of deductions you can take to lower… Read More
    THE GLOCAL
    The nature of this blog is to build awareness about the interconnectivity and interdependence that has emerged, in this era of globalization, between local economies and the global market system.  I am a strong believer that local economies like Maine’s will increasingly become more intertwined with the global… Read More
    SUMMER IN MAINE: KIDS, CAMPS, COMMUNITY
    Teens throughout Maine are spending their summer in a variety of ways – including work and relaxation. But dozens of teens currently enrolled at Maine youth camps are investing hours of study and practice in their quest to achieve certification as Junior Maine Guides (JMGs). The… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Convicted of desertion, Pvt. William H. Johnson (right) of the 1st New York Cavalry Regiment sits on his coffin as the firing squad takes aim around 3:40 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 1862. Soldiers from the 5th Maine Infantry witnessed the execution, which took place… Read More