MAINE COURSE
      On the day I quit ballet, leaving the ballet company I’d been so excited to join and giving up my chance at performing all over the country with them, I sobbed uncontrollably. It was impulsive. My mother and grandmother had come to my class —… 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, rather… 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 making… Read More

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PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
Maine’s public health officials scrambled to respond to the threat of an epidemic. They were contending with a misinformation over the effectiveness of vaccinations, and xenophobic sentiment which blamed immigrants for the threat. The year was 1885, and the threat was coming from Canada. In the… Read More
GUILFORD — A public supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School St. Menu will include hot chicken and gravy sandwich, mashed potato, stuffing, carrots, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, and ice cream sundaes and brownies for dessert. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    BELFAST — Belfast Farmers’ Market will move to its outdoor location 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, April 12,  in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street. The market will be held there every Friday rain or shine through October. The Market participates in the Maine… Read More