Where in Maine?
Recognize this official-looking edifice in all its spring glory? Image subjects: Raymond H. Folger Library Location: Orono
Most everyone who knows the midcoast village say it’s beautiful, but few can say exactly where it is. Image subjects: view of Damariscotta River house and fields with horses Old Walpole Meeting House stone wall and house view of Damariscotta River Location: WalpoleSouth Bristol
The Painter’s Eye
A recent discouvery reveals artist Eric Hudson was also a skilled photographer. Location: Monehgan
What is it about these yellow blossoms that make little kids so happy. Image subjects: young girl holding a buttercup close up of yellow buttercup
Are Porcupines Friendly?
Not if you bark, growl, or nip at them. But they’re brighter than they look. Image subjects: porcupine on ground porcupine in tree
Amid the Pointed Firs
In a town immortalized by Sarah Orne Jewett, a bright new cottage helps preserve a landmark farmstead. Image subjects: view of exterior of house kitchen view living room porch dining table in enclosed porch sitting on window seat with three dogs bedroom Location: Martinsville
Stepping Out In Boothbay
In a time when the Grand March has all but disappeared everywhere else, the graduating class of Boothbay Regional High School keeps the elegant tradition alive. Image subjects: Grand March at graduation dancing at graduation dancing at graduation Grand March at graduation Grand March at graduation Location:
A Whale of a Treat
Savvy shoppers have learned that Maine’s museum shops have become a whale of a treat. Image subjects: shop of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath museum shop of the Portland Museum of Art shop at Maine Coast Artists Ann Clark in Center for Maine History Museum shop
Tree with multiple blue heron nests. Image subjects: tree filled with nesting blue herons Location: Edinburg
Red Tide Expert
John Hurst, director of Biotoxin Monitoring for the state, is sometimes known as the “Grandfather of Red Tide
Camden Boat Auction
The Camden Area YMCA will raise funds again this year with a boat auction. Location: Camden
Learning the Marine Trade
Susan Swanton, now the executive director of the Maine Marine Trade Association, began learning the business working at a boat yard.
The lobster boat races held annually are supposed to abide by a “twenty’s plenty” speed rule. Location: Boothbay Harbor
In search of the perfect whoopie pie. Image subjects: animals and whoopie pies
Chris Dunn and his wife have opened Canine Country Club in Northport. Image subjects: dogs heaven – animals relaxing Location: Northport
Angus the Snowman
People come to Bethel just to see the huge pile of snow resulting from a publicity project. Location: Bethel
North Woods Irony
Despite warnings about mercury-laden trout, anglers are pouring into Maine sporting camps. Image subjects: Larry and Shannon LeRoy inside camp building Location: Second Roach Pond
A reader adds some luminaries to the list of “L-A’s Claim to Fame Location: Lewiston – Auburn
No Dipping Here
Readers take offense at recommendation that people “skinny dip in Eagle Lake”, the Bar Harbor water supply. Location: Bar Harbor
Identifies map in article about becomming a Registered Maine Guide as his guidebook.
Here is a list of major woods roads. Image subjects: Golden Road
Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro may well be the most famous diner in the state, but it isn’t the only one. Image subjects: A-1 diner at night
Old Forts and Picnics
Any of these old forts make a great place for a picnic. Image subjects: Fort Edgecomb
The coast of Maine is but one of the settings evoked by a dying woman in this new nove.
Books Reviewed here include: “Desire Lines” by Christina Baker Kline, and “Nude in Tub: Stories of Quillifarkeag, Maine” by G.K. Wuori.
Some years ago the state decided to label several beautiful roadways “designated scenic highways
Finding Your Way
Here is a list of one essential guide to Maine and several helpful ones.
A great way to get around – try one of these public or private ferry services. Image subjects: Elixabeth Ann” service to Monhegan
Railways to Heaven
There are more than half a dozen tourist train operations in the state.
Bridges of Maine
There were once more than 100 covered bridges in Maine, however only a handful remain.
Vintage-car buffs can find a little bit of heaven Down East.
Scenic Alternate Routes
In Maine, getting there can be half the fun. From scenic detours to roadside attractions, motorists and bicyclists alike will find pleanty of entertainments Down East to enliven their travels.
Some monuments have a secret or two that you won’t find in most guidebooks.
Fabulous Fried Clams
It may be in an old gas station, but this restaurant offers up some fine fried seafood. Location: Portland
Kaja Vielleux has offered free antique appraials for over sixteen years. Location: NewcastleThomaston
Kennebec Journal: Some in Augusta propose setting aside money to fund future purchase of land for preservaton purposes.
Maine Med Expands
Portland Press Herald: Maine Medical Center plans to build a Center for Molecular Medicine in Scarborough. Location: PortlandScarborough
Journal Tribune: Location: SanfordSpringvale
I was only four at the time and I don’t recall what I was thinking, but I was guilty as charged. Location: Flagstaff Lake
The Thistle Inn
A former pub in Boothbay Harbor has blossomed into a very pleasant restaurant. Image subjects: Owners Daviedd Welch and Wendy Hayford in dining room of Thistle Inn Location: Boothbay Harbor
Art shows, canoe races, and festivals dot the early summer calendar.
Circa 1905 photograph of women having a picnic meal aboard the yawl “Olwyn”.