Speed Bumps and Roadblocks:

By Josh Deakin The trucking industry has met a wide variety of challenges during the past year with great thought and careful planning, ensuring the safety and health of both drivers and recipients of goods. Throughout the pandemic, the industry has continued to find creative solutions to keep the country’s supply chain moving. One year […]

Nurses Care

Hospice Nurse Receives High Honor

By Anne Gabbianelli “I still can’t believe I was chosen, and I am very humbled and honored,” says Laura Osborne, a registered nurse with Beacon Hospice of Bangor. “This really was a nice ending to 2020.”  Osborne was honored with the 2020 Nurse of the Year — Spirit of Excellence Award from Amedisys, Inc. for […]

New Nurses in Maine: Hope During a Pandemic

By Crystal Sands The COVID pandemic has done much to emphasize to Americans just how important our frontline workers are to our society. Our grocery store workers have made it possible for us to get food, even during times of crisis. Our delivery drivers and mail carriers have ensured we received important goods and medicines […]

Katahdin Woods & Waters

Dark Skies and Beautiful Stars

By Crystal Sands In May of 2020, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine was designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. As one of only about a dozen such places in the world, this designation is a valuable one for our state, as it honors the importance of dark skies and […]

The Golden Road

By Josh Deakin If you’re from the Pine Tree State, chances are you’ve heard of the infamous logging road known as The Golden Road – a 96-mile stretch of road leading from St. Zacharie Border Crossing and ending in Millinocket, Maine. The road was constructed by Great Northern Paper Company in the late 1960s and […]

Paddling the East Branch of the Penobscot

By Wanda Curtis One very popular hobby for outdoor enthusiasts today is paddling. Whether canoeing or kayaking, paddling is a fun way to explore the landscape and waterways in any geographic area. It also provides a great opportunity to get away from it all for a day or two. The East Branch of the Penobscot […]

Spring Outdoors & Adventure

A Tradition Like No Other: Maine Sporting Camps

By Erinne Magee Many Mainers know “camp” as a summer sanctuary of sorts. A place where you can kick up your feet and go for a dip, should the sun be just right and the black flies few. Going “Upta camp” is a tradition largely attributed to the deep roots of sporting camps in Maine. […]

Old Fisher Folk

By Genie Jennings While it is not true that our activities ‘keep us young,’ it is true that they keep us from being old. I am a fly fisherman. For as long as possible, I will continue to pursue that heart-jolting tug on the line. The health benefits of fly fishing are many. It’s a […]

Business Survival Skills

By Crystal Sands Maine is a state known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation, but when Covid-19 led to a shutdown of most indoor activities, Mainers and Maine visitors turned to outdoor activities more than ever. Thanks to quick pivots to adjust to new safety guidelines, many Maine companies and organizations that focus on […]

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Discover: Katahdin Region

A Creative Boost for the Katahdin Region

By Josh Deakin Ktaadn Arts has grown significantly since their early beginnings in 2019. The organization had to regroup quickly after realizing that their initial plans would require too great a deal of time, money and manpower to open their doors. The group bounced back, finding a space in the basement of DesignLab in downtown […]

6 Things To Do in the Katahdin Region

By Josh Deakin The Katahdin Region is known for its nature-fueled economy. Attractions blanket the area for outdoorsmen. The sights alone on the roads leading to the area can be breathtaking, especially when a view of the snow-capped Katahdin pokes through the trees. The majestic structure of the mountain is enough to take your breath […]

The Future of the Katahdin Region’s Economy

By Katie Smith From mill closures to the pandemic, economic stressors have forced the Katahdin region to get creative in its efforts to rebuild and redefine itself, coming up with new ways to keep and attract people and businesses to the area. However, it’s a slow burn that doesn’t happen overnight. “Industrial redevelopment takes time, […]

Celebrations & Observances

Happy Tails and Pawsitive News from BHS

By Erinne Magee It’s not uncommon to search or share funny and adorable animal videos for an instant pick-me-up. Knowing how much joy these cats and pups bring, may be the reason why 2020 was still filled with heartwarming pet-adoption stories, despite the pandemic. “Covid has caused some animals to be with us for a […]

Delivering Maine Holiday Spirit Across the Country

By Josh Deakin It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are here and decorations are out in abundance. Houses are strapped with lights and various blowup characters accent lawns. Freshly cut Christmas trees decorate many picture windows across the state, hung with handmade and finely crafted ornaments to provide an elegance as […]

Finding the Silver Lining of COVID

By Jodi Hersey The COVID-19 pandemic changed life and work as we know it in Maine and around the world. For some, the shutdown we experienced in order to flatten the curve, was just the catalyst they needed to take a long, hard look at where they were personally and professionally and make a change […]

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Home

Create a Backyard Oasis

By Sarah Cottrell As spring and summer inch closer during this pandemic, many Mainers are planning yet another set of warm months at home. But after a long winter, who wants to stay inside? The good news is that now is a great time to make some outdoor home improvements to help turn your backyard […]

Preventing Ice Build Up

By Josh Deakin Winter time in Maine can be a beautiful time of year. The snow hangs on surrounding trees with such grace it at times appears to defy gravity itself. Unfortunately, winter also brings a variety of potential problems for homeowners. One particularly pesky and persistent problem that comes with cold weather is snow […]

13 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

By Janelle Dianne Jundt It has never been more important to take care of our planet and find ways to save money. As we try to navigate new normals, a struggling economy, and an uncertain climate, reducing our  utility bills and carbon footprint can help bring a feeling of accomplishment and security in a difficult […]

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Outdoors

Let’s Ride!

By Josh Deakin Mainers love their big, outdoor toys. When the white stuff stops falling and the snowmobile trails start turning green, we know there’s still more fun to be had. That’s when outdoor adventure seekers get out their ATVs. ATVs utilize a lot of the same land as snowmobiling, with a few exceptions. Here […]

For a Spring Getaway, Head North

Courtesy of Aroostook County Tourism A great catch no matter the season. From lakes, streams, and everything in between – fishing in Aroostook County is where legends get their stories. The County’s long winters makes remote lakes and ponds more accessible as sportsmen can snowmobile to coveted fishing holes for late season ice fishing. The […]

Explore the Allagash

Courtesy of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation, Friends of the Allagash The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is the setting for one of America’s premier wilderness canoe trips, winding its way through the remote Maine North Woods, offering a 92-mile-long lake and river system to explore and enjoy.  The Allagash Wilderness Waterway was established by the Maine […]

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Business

How Maine Businesses Have Adapted to Keep Going

By Josh Deakin In the last year, businesses have adapted and readapted to stay up-to-date with ever-changing rules and precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Restaurants in particular have kept on their toes, many evolving from primarily dine-in business to order ahead/pick up outside and adding outdoor seating for all types of weather. The […]

Riding the Wave of the Pandemic

By Wanda Curtis As the New Year unfolds, many are wondering what the future holds for Maine’s business community. President/CEO of Eastern Maine Development Corporation Lee Umphrey said the general health of Maine’s businesses during the current pandemic is uncertain. The prognosis, he said, depends upon successfully curtailing the pandemic and ensuring the continuation of […]

Intro To Investing

By Katie Bingham-Smith Understanding money, and ways to make it grow, is essential if we want to take charge of our finances and have security down the road. If you are feeling overwhelmed when it comes to investing your money, you aren’t alone. Getting started can make you feel confused, especially if you have zero […]

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8 things not to miss in Belfast

By Sarah Cottrell This little coastal town of around 7,000 sits in the heart of Waldo county on the ocean and offers an impressive list of things to do, places to see and did we mention the incredible food? Check out these 8 spots around town that help give Belfast its unforgettable seaside charm.  United […]

A Long Tradition of Skiing in Hermon

By Josh Deakin Hermon Mountain has offered local skiing adventures to the greater Bangor community since the 1960s, when it was first opened by Barbara and Elbert Jackson and their son Bernie. It began as a family business and continues to be family-run today.  The mountain was once used for wood cutting and the Jackson […]

Kitchen Favorites Made Right in Hermon

By Sarah Cottrell Maine has a long history of plucky inventors. When times get tough, Mainers don’t give up, and out of that resolve has come many famous solutions. Take for instance, Bakewell Cream. During WWII there was a cream of tartar shortage so an industrious Bangor-based chemist, Byron H. Smith, figured out that if […]

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