GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    At our wonderful Mount Vernon library, when I spotted the book Stones and Stories, I thought I might enjoy it. And then I saw the author’s name, Frank Connors, and I knew this was going to be a very good book. And it is. Frank has… Read More
    FISHING POLES AND ADVENTURES
    Every guide has a moment each season that means more than other trips.  For me that moment came on a trip in early October with a couple of repeat clients that I had taken out the year before.  The year before we had targeted trout and salmon moving… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Starting a new business is a huge endeavor. It can be anxiety-inducing, stressful, and plain hard work. However, if you want your business to succeed, there are a variety of everyday fears you simply must overcome. Here are some of the most common concerns of today’s active entrepreneurs… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Commencing the sport in 2002, sea kayaking is a relatively new activity for me. When you’re in your seventies, anything less than twenty years seems like last week. Already eligible for AARP membership when I began, I lacked the risk taking mentality of younger paddlers. Late fall and… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    OK, millennials, here’s the deal. I’m writing this on the chance that you have come home from away for Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe, while having a cup of coffee at your parents’ home, you look down at the counter. By chance, you see a page — web… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    It’s easy to get aggravated these days, from Donald Trump to CMP. CMP has already launched TV ads to convince us that their disastrous project ripping through western Maine is a good thing. I was astonished by their first TV ad which was full of lies. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    It’s one of the classic sitcom episodes of all time. The clueless radio team of WKRP in Cincinnati try a Thanksgiving Day promotion that involves giving people free turkeys. But they do it by dropping the live birds from a helicopter over a crowded shopping plaza during a… Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    This week, people across Maine and across the country will come together and celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be turkey, there will be gravy, there will be stuffing, and there will be endless debates about which side dish or dessert really belongs on the table. There will… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    Franco-American culture with humor! “Can You Find Your Identity Through A Heritage-Language?” is an entertaining Ted Talk, by Susan Poulin, now available on-line. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    As Confederate troops near their position on the Leetown section of the Pea Ridge battlefield in Arkansas on March 7, 1862, Union gunners desperately work their guns as other cannons are limbered up to be withdrawn. (National Park Service)… Read More