If you're expecting a repeat of Maine's 2011-2012 winter of unseasonable warmth, the Farmer's Almanac says to cool your jets. According to mysterious forecaster Caleb Weatherbee, the North East is in store for a cold and snowy winter in 2013. Last year was the fourth warmest winter since records started being kept in 1895. The Almanac, which has been published out of Lewiston, Maine since 1955, says:
The Yankee Crafty B*tch tells you how to dress up your baby for an upcoming wedding.
It's the last weekend of August, and there's a ton going on in Maine. Here are seven things to do on the weekend before Labor Day.
American Folk Festival: August 24–26, Bangor Waterfront, $10, americanfolkfestival.com
Enjoy this three-day event in downtown Bangor with music and dance from many cultures that make up America today.
The Yankee Crafty B*tch has some advice on what to grill this summer season once you've exhausted your intake of hot dogs, burgers, and corn.
At these low prices, who wouldn't buy 3,800 pounds worth of lobster?
The Yankee Crafty B*tch teaches you how to put a new spin on a summertime staple.
I have never compiled a bucket list — a list of the things I want to do before I kick the bucket. But this Saturday I realized perhaps I have had an unofficial one in my mind. I accomplished something I had been promising myself I would do "someday" for the past twenty-five years: I walked the Knife Edge on Katahdin.
A retail version of Muddy Bean Boots, a specialty flavor of ice cream created by Giffords to honor L.L.Bean's 100th Anniversary, is being launched at the Scarborough Hannafords on Monday. The flavor consists of vanilla ice cream, caramel ripples, and small chunks of brownie. Governor LePage will be on hand for the event. Despite a name that evokes the feeling of stepping in mud, it actually sounds quite delicious. So check it out if it comes to your local grocery store.
Blogger and venture capitalist Renee DiResta recently moved from New York to San Francisco and started wondering how people across the United States viewed those from other states. To answer her question she plugged into Google the question "Why is [state] so" and let the search auto-complete. DiResta recorded the top four suggested ways to autocomplete the question and posted the results on her blog No Upside.
In 1999, artist Jamie Wyeth painted a portrait of a young Monhegan boy standing in front of a sign that said "Kyle's Dead Cat Museum." Wearing a cape and beckoning tourists to see mummified cats, Kyle Murdoch had an entrepreneurial spirit (albeit a slightly macabre one) from an early age. Now 23, Murdoch has left the dead cat market and the cape behind but kept his enthusiasm for interesting business ventures.