These days you don't have to own a farm to get a taste of farm life. You just need to find a Maine farm B&B that will let you be part of the family for a while. Image subjects: Kendall and Flossie Howard with cow Location: Blue Hill
- Photography by: Benjamin Magro
I'd never really looked at these little heralds of springtime until my daughter turned me on tho them. Image subjects: close-up of a purple violet
- Photography by: Sara Gray
Deb Soule's fascination with plants that have medicinal values has grown into an herbal business that reaches across the country. Image subjects: Deb Soule in Anena garden herb garden Location: West Rockport
Like the historic preservation movement he helped launch in the Pine Tree State, Earle Shettleworth is beginning to turn his eye to structures of more recent vintage. Image subjects: Earle Shettleworth Old Port from above downtown - main street street - historic homes green Location: Portland and Old
- Photography by: Benjamin Magro
A sizable crew based in Phippsburg is determined to launch a replica of the first ocean-going boat that was built here 400 years ago. Image subjects: The Virgina of Sagadahoc at sea Location: Phippsburg
- Photography by: Bev Bevilacqua
In a letter to his granddaughter, a former newsboy recalls the Queen City at the close of the nineteenth century. Location: Bangor
Maine would be a very different place today if ten key decisions of the past thirty years had gone the other way. Location: Eastport
I was all in favor of getting rid of Edwards Dam, but I didn't really know what sort of fish or fishing I'd find in the newly liberated, seventeen mile stretch of the Kennebec. Image subjects: fishing from boat on river author with a striped bass Kennebec River in downtown Location: Waterville
The state park in the woods of Weld may be a bit unusual - but it's more popular than ever. Image subjects: Webb Lake town of Weld house with views and flowers canoeing camping, tents on shore of lake distant views of lakes and hills Location: Weld
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The Old Sow whirlpool near Eastport is considered on of the world's five most significant tidal eddies. Location: Eastport
Students at the Landing School in Kennebunkport will launch five boats in June. The ceremonies are up to the perspective owners. Location: Kennebunkport
You can get there from here - in minutes.
Increasingly the kids are from away - way away.
photo of sign in field of flowers. Image subjects: photo of sigh in field of wild flowers
- Photography by: Michele Stapleton
The City of Ships slips its moorings. Location: Bath
Maine's home-health care agencies are facing bankruptcy; thanks to a huge federal snafu.
Distance between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is more like 325 miles. Location: Las Vegas
Article 'Perkins Island Daffodils' misspelled the name Skolfield.
The long-awaited first biography of Louise Dickinson Rich both intrigues and disappoints.
In parking lots across Maine you'll find fresh produce straight from the farm. A list of farmer's markets and their hours follows. Image subjects: buying vegetables at a farmers market
- Photography by: Jennifer Smith-Mayo
Maine is filled with farms where visitors can pick their own berries depending on season. Here is a list of farms and the berries they offer.
Books reviewed include: "Sister: the Life of Legendary American Interior Decorator Mrs. Henry Parish II" by Apple Parish Bartlett and Susan Bartlett Crater; "Something in the Water" by Peter Scott; "Johnson's Kingdom: The Story of a Nineteenth-Century Industrial Kingdom in the Town of Wayne, Maine" by
Few sandwich shops can top Winslow's Big G's. Location: Winslow
Kennebec Journal: The anthem began - not on tape, but from the spectators.
The city lost $18,000, but gained $30,00 in economic development savings and kept Lewiston's fifth largest employer in the city. Location: Lewiston
It was inevitable that a company would come up with an 'extreme' form of white-water rafting.
Maine guides will meet again at the Maine Guide Rendezvous in The Forks and at the Northern Outdoor Center in Bingham. Location: Bingham
Bangor Daily News: Just closing down paper mills is not helping how Maine views the industry. IP should either keep the mills open or sell them.
Courier-Gazette: If sprawl is to be effectively battled, Maine policy and lawmakers need to create positive final incentives.
Something is lost when neighborhood schools close. Location: Sanford
From the Swiss timepiece I picked up in the navy, I learned time flies. Location: Five Islands
Some of the finest meals in western Maine are served at this Waterford inn. Image subjects: Michael Meyers and Doreen Sullivan in dining room of Lake House Location: Waterford
- Photography by: Randy Ury
Art exhibits, plant sales, and family events kick off the summer months in Maine.
Photo of Governor Ralph Owen Brewster in front of Bath's Harbor View Hotel in 1928 dedicating the new Carlton Bridge Location: Bath