snack Fox Family Potato Chips The Maine potato is such an icon, such an enduring and delicious epitome of starchy goodness, and the Fox family, of Aroostook County, has been growing potatoes for so long (since the 1800s), that you begin to wonder why they waited to get into the chip business. No matter.
Where in Maine? What a wonderful picture of the Bigelow mountains from the Sugarloaf Golf Club in your November issue. The hike along the Appalachian Trail from Avery Peak (named after Myron Avery, the central figure in the development of the Appalachian Trail in Maine) over to West Peak and on to the
cross-country ski shop Photo Credit: Jennifer Baum Carter’s X-C Ski Shop If seventy-five bucks for a lift ticket isn’t lifting your spirits much this winter, we still recommend hitting the trails . . . the flat ones. You know, cross-country trails, the ones requiring you to break a sweat
I just squeaked back to the island on Monday afternoon, on the last flight, sunset color in the sky by 4:00PM, and one hell of a mess threatening for the morning. There would be no flying the next day, and no boats either. The days after that were, according to the weathermen, questionable. A lot of people left the island Monday, to assure a Thursday Thanksgiving wherever they were headed. Many were hopeful that they might get a deer as well.
Eric was home from Bethel, and Emily from Exeter,
Deadline looms: According to a Nov. 29 posting by Thomas Cushing Munjoy, the mysterious masked marauder of the Maine media, the Seattle Times Co. has until Dec. 27 to complete a deal to sell the Blethen Maine Newspapers to Maine
Bad forecast: The Forecaster chain of weekly papers will be one edition smaller after this week.
The parent Lewiston Sun Journal has pulled the plug on the Forecaster’s Lewiston-Auburn edition, but the move probably
Vic Firth has built the largest drumstick empire on the planet.
Maine's two largest ski resorts, Sunday River and Sugarloaf, get makeovers.
This weekend I had the good fortune to spend four days in Deer Isle, Maine at Haystack Mountain School of Craft. While their summer program draws from a national and international clientele, the Open Door session held each Columbus Day weekend is for Maine residents only. Nearly 100 folks from around the state devote themselves to a long weekend of making glass, clay, fiber, paper, metal, wood or writing.
The participants come from around the state and it is always refreshing for me to get
Year-round life on this island isn't relaxing when the economy's like this, and perhaps the neighbors have a lot to say, but some of us like it here just the same.
I haven't written as often as perhaps I should have lately. I've been tearing around off-island being the parent of two high schoolers (one in Bethel, Maine, one in southern New Hampshire,) and an amateur blacksmith, a Common Ground Country Fair volunteer, an EMT with meetings and training to attend (though the biggest part of