JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By Sterling Pingree- Sports Chowdah The NBA is a reality show and I don’t mean that as a compliment. From my research, the National Basketball Association is in the midst of the Finals but from all reports on ESPN, social media and podcasts these are the lead storylines:… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is excited to announce the publication of Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide.  This 3.75 x 8” field guide covers… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Maine’s congressional delegation wants aid for lobstermen. The industry is coping with many problems alongside the trade fight. It’s facing a bait shortage and new fishing rules to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Linda and I have been avid birders for about 20 years and I wish we’d started way before that because birding adds a lot to all of your trips. And we have great bird habitat at our house. We’ve enjoyed seeing new birds from Texas to Italy, and… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    By Mark Paulette, This week’s MLB Draft saw Cody Lawyerson, from Moscow, ME, selected in the 14th Round by the Minnesota Twins. That got me thinking…what does the state’s all-time MLB squad look like? In total, there have been 76 players born in the state of… Read More
    PULSE MARKETING INSIGHTS
    Email is a great way to communicate with your past, current, and prospective customers, keeping them engaged and informed about your business’s offerings. However, as your email list grows, it can be difficult to keep track of a large number of contacts, as well as the kinds of information these contacts are interested in. Luckily, with the help of an inbound marketing platform, email marketing automation can be implemented to help your business manage your emails and contacts. Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Float the Aroostook River in Caribou. 2) Go skydiving in Presque Isle. 3) Paddle the boundary waters in Grand Isle. Plus lots more! googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Hungry? I can offer you a round, red, big apple, or a big, round, red apple. Do you have a preference? If you say those two phrases out loud, you will probably find the first one hits your ear wrong. It is… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Legislation to allow deer baiting drew strong opposition from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Maine Professional Guides Association, and Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, pretty much guaranteeing it will be defeated, although Rep. Paul Stearns made a good case for it. I’m going to… Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    Hilary Gocze’s work will be displayed at West Market Square Coffeehouse in Bangor during the Downtown Bangor Art Walk. On Friday, there’s the June Downtown Bangor Art Walk, set for 5 to 8 p.m. in locations all over downtown; later that evening, Celtic… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    This is what General Dwight D. Eisenhower said to his troops before the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy, France: “Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely…..I have full confidence in your… Read More
    ACADIA ON MY MIND
    Visitors to Acadia National Park this spring and summer are finding it can be hard to get there from here. Two major places for buying a park pass are currently closed, with the Hulls Cove Visitor Center not reopening until the end of June as a $1.2 million renovation is taking longer than planned, and the Cadillac Mountain Gift Shop still getting cleaned up from winter damage. Heading into the park, visitors will face a long detour during Route 3 construction and a new paid parking system in Bar Harbor. Here's a survival guide for where to buy a park pass, how to navigate the construction and parking and otherwise successfully get there from here. Read More