The Man Who Killed Superman
Who would imagine that the guy who knocked off the Man of Steel would be living quietly on the coast of Maine in a town called Friendship? Location: FriendshipMonheganWarren
The Forest Is Her Beat
When Deborah Palman earned her badge in the Maine Warden Service in 1978 she was a pioneer. Now she’s been named Maine Warden of the Year. Image subjects: Deborah Palman in truck with her K-9 dog Palman working in field with hunter Maine Warden Service forensic lab
Every year come November, a small army of Mainers heads for the woods in search of balsam to use in making wreaths. Image subjects: Red Hesseltine cutting balsam in the woods Red hesseltine with balsam balsam waiting to be made into wreaths finished wreaths ready for shipping Location: MilfordBangorMilbridge
Central Maine Power celebrates its centennial this month with the publication of a showy new company history.
The Fryeburg Academy Story
Tucked into a tiny town in the foothills of the White Mountains is one of the most unusual – and successful – private schools in America. Location: Fryeburg
Portland’s Remarkable Camera Obscura
It’s not just kids who are mesmerized by the amazing gizmo at the Children’s Museum of Maine. Image subjects: children at Children’s Museum looking at image from camera obscura Location: Portland
Although a launching at Bath Iron Works invariably goes off well without a hitch, it is an occaision as much for nail-biting as flag waving for those in the know, as an absorbing new book reveals. Image subjects: USS Donald Cook at Launching workers driving wedges under USS Donald Cook before launching
It was ironic that a lone steel vessel in this traditional wooden-boat race should tangle with the pride and joy of the man who championed the wooden-boat revival.
Big Day for Launches
Two launchings on the same day attest to Maine’s leading role in the construction of fine wooden boats.
One Leg Up
Tom Brown of Northeast Harbor lost a leg to cancer, but that isn’t what’s slowing his Olympic quest. Competing for a slot on the Olympic sailing team takes sponsors.
Students sweep hallways, wash dishes and help coaches to make up for the funding deficit at Dirigo High School. Location: Dixfield
University of Maine engineering students will again enter the Tour de Sol race for solar powered vehicles.
Down Under Down East
Visitors to Sunday River Ski Area may notice a definate Down Under accent among the staff. Image subjects: animal diners and kangaroo staff.
Expanding Halls of Ivy
From Bowdoin to Fort Kent, Maine’s college and university campuses are growing at record rates.
How many people know how to scull today? Image subjects: skiffs tied up to dingy dock.
Books reviewed here include: “Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds” by Bernd Heinrich; “You Auto See Maine: When Old Cars Were Young and For Sale in Maine” by Will Anderson; “Greatest Mountain: Katahdin’s Wilderness” with photos by Connie Baxter Marlow and Elisabeth Ogilvie’s
A Night to Remember
The facts surrounding the November night the “Portland” went down fill a chilling new book.
- By: David Guterson
- and Peter Spectre
For downhill and corss-country skiers, Maine offers a wide variety of facilities.
Lewiston’s Mill Success
Lewiston Sun Journal: Peoples Heritage Bank is expanding its developement of the Bates Mill.
Art Books Galore
This Searsport book store specializes on used books about art. Location: Searsport
Roam around Rangeley
The Rangeley region offers scenic drives even after the leaves fall from the trees. Location: RangeleyOquossoc
Ellsworth American: The Trenton Fitness East Health and Racquet Club has closed its doors. Location: Trenton
Kennebec Journal: A group calling itself “Seeds of Resistance” is claiming credit for destroying genetically engineered corn at the Univ. of Maine-owned Rogers Farm. Location: Old Town
Maine Sunday Telegram: Maine Science & Technology Foundation is helping insure a bright future by insuring the grant money it gives out is well spent.
Bangor Daily News: Governor King proposed cutting hay on federal lands in Maine and sending it south to states hit by the draught.
The Christmas following the summer I spent sorting those little wooden utensils was one of my merriest.
A fresh, young, culinary talent is determined to make a name for his new restaurant in Freeport. Image subjects: Karl Ronhave in dining room of 15 Independence restaurant Location: Freeport
New art shows vie with concerts and plays for late-fall audiences.
Open For Business
Coy and Edith Day stand in their newly opened grocery store in Springvale in 1937. Location: Springvale