MAINE COURSE
On a recent evening, just before the sky began transforming into shades of reds, oranges, purples and pinks, my kids and I stopped at Broadway Park so they could play. It was the end of a busy week, and the end of a night spent enjoying… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
    As I walked my daughter to the bus stop this morning, the road was covered with packed down snow. The neighborhood kids were donned in their warm snow pants, coats, gloves and hats. And snow stubbornly clung to the trees. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
TASTE BUDS
With another week of Christmas and New Year gatherings still to enjoy, here is a handy, flexible recipe for an appetizer I collected from my friend Kathy Kerr who picked it up from her sister. Called cheese balls, they aren’t the spread-on-a-cracker kind,… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Mincemeat has been around for centuries, a way to preserve meat during butchering season, taking all the small tough bits, cooking them well, then chopping them finely and mixing them with apples, raisins, suet, cider or brandy, spices, sometimes candied fruit peels, and… Read More

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PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
The band played patriotic tunes as a cannon roared a salute. Local dignitaries including the mayor and a former governor had turned out to meet the train, at the head of a large crowd. The scene had many of the trappings of a state visit. The guest was… Read More
    MACHIAS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free nutrition education program to adults with children living at home 5-7 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St. Classes meet each Wednesday through Oct. 23. Topics include nutritional information, how to… Read More