GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    When battles with wild critters move into the home, things can get ugly. And I’m not just talking about mice, although we’ve done battle with plenty of them. One winter I caught 38, an even dozen of them trapped in a kitchen drawer. And this doesn’t… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    What’s better than a heads up match between two storied rivals? A heads up match between two pairs of rivals; the best of the last 25 years at what they do. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning taking on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at the Medalist course in… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    On Covid-19, Americans have been misled, lied to and confused. In a crisis, people need clear, concise and authoritative messages from leadership. This crisis has lacked that. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Seniors Not Acting Their Age Three Generations on the Ossipee River I’m old but I have young whitewater friends. Some are very young. I’ve been paddling with the Galway family for over a decade. Ryan and Shweta are about the same age as my sons. Consequently,… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Our family has a tradition of sharing our catalpa trees. We have named them “Memere’s Catalpas”, because they have family roots. Their roots are real roots and generational. This is the time of year when we patiently wait to see our catalpa trees spring out of the long… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    DIFW is asking anglers to help them by keeping a diary of their fishing experiences. Here’s the request. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1259880504276459521 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    For some people, the grief that COVID-19 has wrought is painfully apparent. Serious illness, death, unemployment, isolation, severe anxiety, depression. But even people who seem to be doing ok are feeling grief. Dr. Katie Eastman, a psychotherapist, says right now everyone, including her, is grieving the loss of something or someone. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Right now it looks like we could have “real” Major League Baseball games early in July. The proposal is for a roughly 80 game schedule. Followed by the playoffs. There would be fewer divisions with teams from both the American and National Leagues intermingled into “regional” divisions. So… Read More
    THE GLOCAL
    The lockdown has changed people’s lives, and in my case, it has also impacted the way I think and see the world.  I came into this new modern human experience with blinders that I did not realize I had been wearing for quite a long time.  Marketing, public… Read More
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    You definitely want to try this chili! My 6-year-old cooked this entire recipe.. with only a little help. I am hoping that when he turns 7 he will be serving me breakfast in bed. What is the over/under on that? Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    On Tuesday, the Mills administration announced that gyms, fitness centers and (for some reason) nail salons would not be able to open up on June 1, as had been the plan, but would instead need to wait longer before they could reopen their indoor facilities… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Among the 104 Mainers buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery is W.H. Smith of Co. K, 7th Maine Infantry Regiment. He actually was William H. Smith from Edmunds Township in eastern Washington County. Wounded at Gettysburg on July 3. Smith died of his wounds on… Read More