MAINE COURSE
“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
    MAINE COURSE
    Maybe it was the periwinkles villages my cousins and I would build on the sandbars every summer in Connecticut that made my childhood so special. We’d dig away the warm, brown top layer of sand, revealing the blue-grey, cool layers beneath. And we’d dig it away,… Read More
TASTE BUDS
For best results, make sure there is plenty of sugar on the cut face of the peach before baking. This recipe yields a dish that tastes like it takes more effort than it actually requires, that somehow the peach flavor is deeper than… Read More

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TASTE BUDS
Quite a few of us have friends among our summer communities here in Maine, and as summer whizzes by chances to spend time with them are getting scanter and scanter. So quickly, before they have to return to their year-round homes, invite one over,… Read More
CLIFTON — The Clifton Community Food bank is open every first Monday at 10 a.m. and every third Monday at 5 p.m. The free community luncheon  is held at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. Both are held at the Clifton United Baptist Church… Read More
    BREWER — The Brewer Garden & Bird Club is celebrating 85 years!  Come see us at Brewer Days Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling cookies, brownies and bars on the Riverwalk.  You do know that gardeners are the best cooks, right? Look for our… Read More