On a hot late summer day in 2008, I stood in the parking lot of my son, Will’s, preschool while he refused to get in the car. Defiantly, with his little arms crossed, he planted his feet and expressed how he wasn’t ready to leave… Read More
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Zucchini season is upon us. Even one zucchini plant can produce too much if you aren’t paying attention, and two zucchini plants can get a small household in trouble. A couple summers ago, I asked what some of you liked to do with zukes,… Read More
    March is prime maple-syrup making time. This past Sunday was the annual 2017 Maine Maple Syrup Sunday observed with open-sugarhouses, samples, demonstrations of making maple syrup, and sugar-bush tours. And even though Vermont’s middle name is Maple Syrup, still Maine produces quite a lot… Read More

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    WATERVILLE — Dances, food, music and fashion show will be on display at Thomas College’s International Club’s Harvest festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Thomas College, Summit Room. Students from the International Club at Thomas College will be hosting their annual International Harvest Festival.The event’s goal is to… Read More
ORONO — The Eastern Maine Orchid Society will hold an orchid repotting workshop at its next meeting 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the University of Maine’s Clapp Greenhouse in Orono. Bring your orchids that need repotting and get help from EMOS members. Potting medium will be… Read More
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