PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    Today in Maine’s Franco History is a look back at important dates in the history of Maine’s Franco-American communities. It will run throughout 2020, the bicentennial year of Maine’s statehood. Your suggestions for additional events, people, and institutions to celebrate are most welcome. January 10, 1951: The… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Vietnam- Chu Lai, Mekong, Saigon, Cu Chi and Subic Bay, Philippines:  My husband Richard is a Franco-American Navy Vietnam War veteran. He served in Chu Lai with the Seabees, Mobile Construction Battalion 71 (MCB 71) and again aboard the USS Intrepid, in the Gulf of Tonkin. Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    The Hellgrammite. It looks nasty and I wouldn’t touch it. Most of you have seen this bug but have no clue what it is. If you’re flipping rocks at just about any river in Maine you will find the larva form of this, which all fish love to… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    Now that Democrats are in charge in Augusta, everything is hunky-dory. Right? After all, that is the gist of a recent headline appearing in the Bangor Daily News. The gist of that reporting, by Maine Public, suggests former Gov. Paul LePage was a… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
                 A trip to Quebec one summer showed what tourism can offer an economy when done right, and also provided an opportunity to step back in time with the Cree Indians. I was a guest on a fishing trip with Harry Vanderweide and Andy Collar of… Read More
    FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. (Bryon Houlgrave /The Des Moines Register via AP) Today, in the age of social media, it matters a lot how well a… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The 129th Legislature convenes. 650 bills to handle before the statutory adjournment date of April 15. Read More
    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    Today in Maine’s Franco History is a look back at important dates in the history of Maine’s Franco-American communities. It will run throughout 2020, the bicentennial year of Maine’s statehood. Your suggestions for additional events, people, and institutions to celebrate are most welcome. January 8, 1883: Opening… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    Welcome, friends, to the new year. Welcome, too, to the new decade. That’s right, we are now in the roaring 20s. Again. 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
    Maine has one of the highest percentages of veterans in the nation. Many who are over 65 are living alone or with aging spouses and feel isolated from the community. Vet to Vet Maine matches volunteers who are themselves veterans with veterans who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. It makes a huge difference. Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    A Harper’s Weekly combat artist sketched the May 27, 1863 Union infantry assault upon Confederate defenses at Port Hudson, La. The 26th Maine Infantry participated in this attack. (Harper’s Weekly) What happens when warriors fresh off… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I can’t wait to read Chris Lockwood’s new children’s book to my young granddaughters. Titled The Tennis Ball Trees, and published by Maine Authors Publishing, Chris’s book features a Labrador retriever that loves tennis balls. Whenever there was an adult nearby, the lab, named Fannie, would… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The Maine Legislature cranks back into gear when it convenes the second session of the biennium on Wednesday. Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Presidential tweets. That was a President Reagan quote while talking into a hot mic. Reagan was joking but Trump probably wouldn’t be joking if he said the same thing. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    A very important bill this legislative session would finally provide some new funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program. I hope you will contact your legislators and urge them to support LMF. I am proud to say I helped start the Land for Maine’s Future… Read More
    UP NORTH MOTORSPORTS
    Snowmobile endurance racing season opens and Presque Isle, Maine man will be inducted in Eastern Snowmobile Hall of Fame this May 2020. Want to race karts in 2020? Look for information how you can do that in this episode. Read More