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YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
How we learn changes as we age. But should we let that stop us from accomplishing a goal? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Is it a mountain or a hill? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there is no official difference between a mountain and a hill. The Camden Hills contain Mount Megunticook and Ragged Mountain. The highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, Black Eagle Peak,… Read More
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    SACO — Age Friendly Saco is launching their Handyman Program throughout Saco in an effort to help residents ages 55 and older better adapt to aging in their community. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (SBSI) recently donated $4,000 to help fund this new program. A recent survey… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Christmas is approaching and like many other people I am focused on getting my shopping done. Finding gifts for my nieces, nephews (I have no children) and friends is easy. But finding a gift for my husband, or for him to find a gift for me, is more… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Snow came early to Maine this year leaving a frosty layer of white stuff on most of the nearby prominent peaks. Pleasant Mountain near Denmark was no exception with an accumulation of several inches at higher elevations. The closest substantial mountain to my home in Topsham,… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    How do you know you’re paddling Ducktrap River? The weather is lousy. Inclement weather seems to be an inherent part of the Ducktrap experience and it’s not a coincidence. Water levels rise and fall rapidly on the tiny Lincolnville body of water that is mystifyingly called a “river.”… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    In my opinion, Tumbledown Mountain in western Maine is the most spectacular moderate mountain hike in New England. That was the primary reason for its inclusion in my mountain guidebook, Mountains for Mortals – New England. The goal of Mountains for Mortals was to provide detailed guidance on… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    We are faced with a plethora of decisions as we plan for and transition to retirement. Each decision initiates a course of action that establishes momentum and moves us in a direction that either serves us or works against us. But are we aware of the choices we are making? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the source of many superlatives. At an elevation of 1,532 feet, it is the tallest mountain along the eastern seaboard of the United States. According to Wikipedia, the commanding prominence is the highest point within 25 miles of the shoreline of… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    The Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park are the best bike trail rides in Maine. At least that’s my opinion and a sentiment shared by many of my outdoor friends. Built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the early part of the 20th century, the… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Thinking about doing something you've never done before when you are retired? Just breathe. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    My favorite part of the Eastern Bike Trail has always been the sector that traverses Scarborough Marsh. The Sokokis Indians of the Abenaki nation who hunted and fished the wetland called it Owascoag, meaning “a place of much grass.” For years, I’ve ridden the trail enjoying the beauty… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    More than four centuries ago, Damariscove Island was a busy place. Before Jamestown and Plymouth Colonies were founded, the island was settled in 1604 as a commercial fishing enterprise. Abenaki Indians were even earlier intermittent residents, sporadically visiting what they called Aquahega in primitive canoes during the summer… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Most of us have things we would like to accomplish or habits we would like to change in retirement. Just when we begin go see progress why do we stop? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    My introduction to Maine coastal islands came when I was a young Revenue Officer with the Internal Revenue Service in 1973. Revenue Officer responsibilities did not make me particularly popular with independent island fishermen. The mission was to collect seriously delinquent taxes, often using harsh enforcement measures, and… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    At an age when many couples are contemplating retirement, this dynamic husband and wife team is just getting started. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    A character in Kenneth Roberts’ historical novel Arundel remarked of the Dead River, “(It’s) no more dead than a bobcat after a rabbit.” Joining the Kennebec River in West Forks after sixteen miles of almost continuous Class I through IV whitewater, the Dead is in actuality the west… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Having grown up along the Kennebec River in Randolph and Gardiner, I have many special memories of that significant waterway and its history. Two youthful misadventures remain distinct. About sixty years ago three friends and I “borrowed” a rowboat and paddled upriver from the mouth of Togus Stream… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    It takes courage to create the life you really want in retirement. But the rewards far exceed the risks. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    In addition to an ever growing assortment of aches and pains, aging comes with at least a few benefits. For me, one has been the time to experiment with writing professionally. After retiring from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), I began exploring writing opportunities in earnest. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    What do you when there is a necessary life change you don't want? Do it anyway. Read More