Posts Tagged ‘Maine’

 

Frozen ascent: Maine ice climbers tell tales of success and disaster

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 11, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
When an ice climber approaches a wall, he enters a conversation. It starts with a swing of his axe. The ice replies with a “thunk” or “shunk” or “crunch.” And the climber responds by either putting his weight on the ax; taking another swing; or walking away from the wall …

Surf’s up north: Maine wave riders build their own boards

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 04, 2013, at 10:02 a.m.
Josh Moody’s workshop, tucked in the woods of Monroe, appears commonplace, obscured by birch trees and piles of firewood. But step inside the bow-roof shed, and you may be surprised at what you find.   Surfboards — and tools to make them.   “I’m definitely the easternmost [surfboard] shaper in …
The view from John Holyoke's camp.

Getting ready for camp season is half the fun. Really.

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2013, at 9:46 a.m.
We Mainers love our camps. Love ‘em. Couldn’t live without ‘em.   (Note to non-Mainers, flatlanders or people from away:  By “camp,” we Mainers are referring to the small lakeside cabins that people in your neck of the urban woods might call “cottages.” Since we’re Mainers, we don’t use the …

Itching to fish? Check out these Maine waters

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
Fishermen guard their favorite fishing spots tenaciously. Fanatically, even.   Some tell tales of taking buddies with them to productive fishing holes … but only after blindfolding that pal, or swearing them to secrecy, or threatening them with bodily harm should they ever spill the beans.   But there’s plenty …
Summer fun is just around the corner. What's your camp tradition? BDN file photo by Kate Collins.

BDN seeking stories about camp traditions

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2012, at 3:25 p.m.
In other places, folks might call their summer abodes “cabins” or “cottages.” Here in Maine, many of us simply call ‘em “camps.” Big or small, rustic or more refined, they’re just camps. If you’ve been around these parts for more than a summer or two, you know that Mainers love …

Water levels can change Marsh Stream in a flash

By Gabor Degre on May 16, 2012, at 10:16 a.m.
WINTERPORT | If I had to pick a favorite whitewater run in the Bangor region, without hesitation I would say the Marsh Stream. The main reason why I like it is, that it’s like paddling on a different stream with every 6 inches of change in the water level. …

Kayak trip on the Pemaquid River planned

on Sept. 27, 2011, at 2:12 p.m.
DAMARISCOTTA — Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center will hold a kayaking trip on the Pemiquid River on Sunday, giving participants the chance to spend a fun fall day on the water. Peter Lawrence, a board member of the Pemaquid Watershed Association, will lead the trip set to coincide with Spectrum …

Breton goal lifts Maine by Hartford

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2010, at 9:17 p.m.
ORONO — Hannah Breton’s first-half goal lifted the Maine Black Bears to a 1-0 women’s soccer victory over the Hartford Hawks Sunday. Breton controlled a rebounded shot off the goalie and drained the ball into an empty net as the Bears went on to improve to 7-6 overall and 3-3 …

Bears, Spartans skate to 4-4 tie

BDN staff reports on Oct. 15, 2010, at 12:02 a.m.
By JACK EBLING Special to the BDN EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Maine Black Bears were fit to be tied. Despite three scores in a span of 4:38 late in the first period and a two-goal lead late in the second, the nation’s No. 8 hockey team had …

Women’s hockey

BDN staff reports on Oct. 14, 2010, at 11:40 p.m.
MAINE vs. QUINNIPIAC Time, site: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 2-2, Quinnipiac 4-0 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 7-1-1, Maine 4-3 on 12/10/05 Key players: Maine — C Brittany Dougherty (3 goals, 5 assists), LW Jennie Gallo (4 & 2), RW Myriam Croussette (2 …

Bears see need for better intensity, penalty-killing

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 11, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team sent out mixed messages over the weekend. And the Black Bears also received a useful wake-up call. Maine followed an impressive 8-2 victory over UMass Lowell with a disappointing 3-3 tie against nonscholarship UConn. “We’ve got to come ready to play every night …

Bartus keeps Bears at bay as UConn earns tie

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 09, 2010, at 11:07 p.m.
ORONO — On paper, Saturday night’s 3-3 overtime tie between the University of Maine men’s hockey team and the University of Connecticut should have been a complete mismatch.The nationally ranked Black Bears, with the full allotment of 18 scholarships, entertained a UConn team that doesn’t have any scholarships and won …
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UMaine eyes upset at No. 2 Delaware

By Pete Warner on Oct. 08, 2010, at 2:58 p.m.
Winning is the best way to develop confidence within a football team. The University of Maine and Maine Maritime Academy of Castine both look to build on last weekend’s victories heading into important conference contests Saturday afternoon. Maine Black Bears (2-3) at Delaware Blue Hens (5-0), 1 p.m., Delaware Stadium, …
This photo of two children peeking at a moose on the shore of Round Pond in Allagash made Tracy Whitten of North Waterboro the overall winner of the Aroostook County Tourism summer photo contest. Other winners were Lisa Rubin of Portage in the scenic views category, Jennifer Clavette of South Berwick for outdoor recreation, Gene Cyr of Washburn for festivals and events and Ruth St. Peter of Cross Lake for cities and towns. All winning entries can be seen on the website at www.visitaroostook.com. For more information, contact Leslie Jackson, tourism coordinator, at 888-216-2463 or ljackson@nmdc.org.  (PHOTO BY TRACY WHITTEN COURTESY AROOSTOOK COUNTY TOURISM)

Award-winning tourism photo

on Sept. 21, 2010, at 11:11 a.m.
This photo of two children peeking at a moose on the shore of Round Pond in Allagash made Tracy Whitten of North Waterboro the overall winner of the Aroostook County Tourism summer photo contest. Other winners were Lisa Rubin of Portage in the scenic views category, Jennifer Clavette of South Berwick for outdoor recreation, Gene Cyr of Washburn for festivals and events and Ruth St. Peter of Cross Lake for cities and towns. All winning entries can be seen on the website at www.visitaroostook.com. For more information, contact Leslie Jackson, tourism coordinator, at 888-216-2463 or ljackson@nmdc.org. (PHOTO BY TRACY WHITTEN COURTESY AROOSTOOK COUNTY TOURISM)
A part of the former Hollywood Slots gaming facility, which was once Miller's Restaurant, is being demolished at the end of this week to make way for a new McDonald's on Main Street in Bangor. Photographed Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2010.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

Miller’s through the years

on March 26, 2010, at 9:35 a.m.
A part of the former Miller’s Restaurant is coming down on Main Street in Bangor. Take a look at some of the Bangor Daily News’ historic photographs of the Bangor institution.
 
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