Mirrors With a Memory
That’s what early photographs were called, and a remarkable show of Maine faces and places from 150 years ago explains why. Location: Portland
Oakhurst Dairy has prospered by wrapping itself in the state flag – and insisting on a level of quality many Mainers say they can actually taste. Image subjects: bottling machinery Stan Bennett, Althea Allen and Bill Bennett Oakhurst dairy products Location: Portland
Where in Maine?
This is one coastal town know for it’s big houses. Image subjects: view of Thomaston from across the harbor Location: Thomaston
Maine’s Top Headhunter
Nobody auctions off more hunting trophies than Jerry Giguere, of Windham. He’s even sold a stuffed giraffe. Image subjects: Jerry Giguere auctioning off two deer head trophies a stuffed bear trohpy a stuffed beaver assistant holding up two knives view of various animal trophies to be sold Location: Windham
Ever Been to Dover-Foxcroft?
If you haven’t been to Dover-Foxcroft, it’s a shame because it is one of the prettiest towns in Maine. Image subjects: stately homes downtown home with leaves on ground old mill on Piscataquis River tree displaying fall colors Location: Dover-Foxcroft
The intrepid band of volunteers who fight fires in this town hasn’t forgotten either the Great Fire of ’47 or the American LaFrance pumper of ’73 – which they built with their own hands. Image subjects: firemen fighting house fire the LaFrance pumper truck fireman Ed Wood at fire Duane Romano at coffee
Meet the Maine Leaf Lady
Every fall Susan Benson becomes one of the busiest people in Maine. She’s the cheerful soul who tells the rest of the world how Maine’s color show is progressing. Image subjects: Susan Benson – Maine leaf lady
Joel White’s Legacy
Bob Stephens, a long time deciple of Joel White, carries on with the design work at the Brooklin Boat Yard.
A six month sailing trip to the Caribbean the Nutt family plan to sail around the world.
History of the vessel “Record” that was built in Norway and later bought by Jim Sharp to use to transport coal to off shore islands in the Penobscot. She now belongs to Rockland’s Atlantic Challenge Foundation.
The schooner “Avontuur” from Tortola and loaded with lumber from Surinam stops in Rockport. Location: Rockport
Heather Blease didn’t want to leave Maine so she started her own computer service company.
Harmony’s Lost Bridge
Nobody know the bridge had been sold until it was seen going down the road on a truck. Image subjects: moose and other animals unable to cross the river Location: Harmony
Busing Around Acadia
Mount Desert’s free bus service is a great success. Location: Mount Desert
New fees to enter the North Woods have sparked a controversy over who is allowed in. Image subjects: dirt road in woods showing fall foliage Location: The North Woods
August ‘Where in Maine?’
August ‘Where in Maine?’ identified as the Desert of Maine in Freeport. Authors add interesting information about the place. Location: Freeport
Maine’s best-known swordfish captain never imagined she’d become famous just doing her job.
25 Autumn Delights
Here are more than two dozen reasons to get out and about this fall. Lists include where to find Maine’s biggest trees, scenic highways and biways, and mountain tops for viewing the colors.
Books reviewed include: “Marine Life of the North Atlantic: Canada to New England” by Andrew J. Martinez, “Mollie Pier or The Underground Adventures of the Moosepath League” by Van Reid, “Moose: Giante of the Northern Forest” by Bill Silliker, Jr. and “Invisible Stranger: The Patten, Maine, Photographs
Road to Change
Times Record: The organization,Parents Against Tired Truckers formed by two women from Lisbon Falls, has massed an amazing record of successes.
Portland Press Herald: Freeport has taken a step toward controlling sprawl, but until it enacts regulatory action, it means little. Location: Freeport
Defining the Allagash
Bangor Daily News: Saving the Allagash Waterway will have to start by first defining exactly what it is.
Hiking through the Saco Heath bog just got easier with the addition of a mile-long boardwalk.
In addition to the food stands and restaurants, the Portland Public Market hosts a number of special events. Location: Portland
God’s Waiting Room
The unique configuration of pews in the Jackson church hardly gave anyone pause. Location: Jackson Corners
Some of Portland’s finest food is being served in an unlikely but easy-to-fine location. Image subjects: Jim Ledue at Bella Cucina restaurant Location: Portland
Art shows, plays, and festivals welcome autumn to Maine – and New York.
1877 photo of the launching of the ship “Baring Brothers” in Thomaston. Location: Thomaston