Rain was falling when my kids got on the bus today. It was sleeting when I ran to my son’s school this morning to drop off his forgotten lunch. By the time I went for a morning coffee at Giacomo’s in Downtown Bangor, it was… Read More
    “Some people might call ’em spoiled, but I think that these almost ruined ones sometimes make the sweetest jam,” Pearl Smooter says to her daughter, Melanie Carmichael, in the 2002 romantic comedy film “Sweet Home Alabama.” She’s making peach jam, and providing motherly advice to her… 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… Read More

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