July 2015


The buzz starts right at 5 p.m. Young families show up as the doors open, eager to enjoy an early dinner and still get the kids to bed on time. An hour later, couples and a few small groups gather … Continue reading

Boothbay, Wiscasset, and Damariscotta

Friday 1:00 p.m. Red’s Eats It’s pretty hard to drive through one of the cutest downtowns in New England and not stop for
 an ice cream cone at Red’s Eats, so I decide to pull over. Wiscasset’s downtown is perched … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes

A vacation from a vacation. Our time in Belgrade Lakes is a welcome weekend of relaxation after a ten-day whirlwind tour of Spain. Friday 2:45 p.m. on the road My husband Byron has to work until the end of the … Continue reading

Peter E. Chalke | President and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare

Peter E. Chalke is the president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, the parent organization that oversees Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, Central Maine Medical Group, and Maine College of Health Professions. Chalke explains that people are attracted to Maine life because of its rural communities and expansive geography, … Continue reading

Graham Shimmield | Executive Director of Bigelow Laboratory

Graham Shimmield has conducted research in oceans all over the world—atolls in the Pacific impacted by El Nino, polar regions to study the consequences of melting sea ice, and offshore oil installations to monitor their impact on local environment. He came to Maine to lead the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean … Continue reading

Scott Nash | Artist

Scott Nash, author, illustrator, and instigator, illustrated the Flat Stanley books written by Jeff Brown, and designed the logos for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., and Comedy Central. He wrote and illustrated The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate as well as Tuff Fluff: The Case … Continue reading

Rob Tod | Founder of Allagash Brewing Company

“From the first day I set foot in a brewery 22 years ago, I knew I wanted to spend my life as a brewer,” says Allagash Brewing Company founder Rob Tod. “I loved everything about it—the hard work, creativity, and collaboration.” Tod … Continue reading