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Harvested trees and equipment can be seen in Patten in this September 2016 file photo.
Homestead

Money does grow from trees for some Maine municipalities

There was a time in the early years of Maine statehood that trees were the coin of the realm.
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

One bad day: Preparing to process chickens for the first time

I’ve tried three times in my life to be a vegetarian. The longest I ever made it without eating meat was about 9 months. One …
Terry Kelly turns a chair spindle on his lathe.
Homestead

Presque Isle chair-maker turning out one handmade piece at a time

Terry Kelly is a one-of-a-kind craftsman in a mass-production world. He has shipped his creations all over the country, including Texas and California and has pieces on display at Casco Bay Artisans in Portland.
Michelle Byrman cuts bars of soap she just took from the mold at SoulShine Soap Co. in Winterport. Byrman makes all the soap in her kitchen.
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Maine woman helps people clean up their act with handmade soaps

“People are getting the hang of the local food movement now,” soap-maker Michelle Byram said. “But they don’t realize that your skin is our biggest organ.”
Artist Charlie Hewitt, his wife Kate Carey and daughter Ruby play with their pups in their new sleek, art-filled home, formerly Goff's Hardware in downtown Yarmouth.
Homestead

How an old hardware store became a creative home for Yarmouth couple

“It took me 40 years in New York to find the perfect loft in Maine,” said Hewitt, a Lewiston native.
A former horse barn on the land in Passadumkeag near the Penobscot River that Tim Shay, president of the Wabanaki Cultural Preservation Commission, has been trying to help purchase in order to establish a center for culture and healing can be seen Thursday.
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Maine tribes looking to purchase traditional lands for healing center

Members of Maine’s Wabanaki tribes are hoping a planned purchase of land along the Penobscot River is the first step in establishing a center for culture and healing in the state.
African migrants celebrate the groundbreaking at a farm in Lewiston.
Homestead

African farmers find refuge from civil war in Lewiston hayfield

“We are from a country that has a civil war. We don’t want to get into a fight. For us coming here, we feel like it’s safe and home,” Hussein Muktar said.