July 2016

Belgrade Lakes

When I heard I would be spending a weekend in the Belgrade Lakes I reached out to my old friend, river guide Taylor Steeves. Taylor has always had a passion for the Maine outdoors and a great sense of adventure, … Continue reading


Friday 7:48 p.m. @ M.C. Perkins Cove  My traveling companion, Lisa, and I arrive later than anticipated for our dinner at M.C. Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. However, our work- week stress quickly subsides as we enter this waterfront oasis by … Continue reading

Linekin Bay Resort

Linekin Bay Resort is a beloved tradition for families who have been vacationing there for generations. They come from all over the country to enjoy the spectacular setting, the shade of pine trees, water activities and the welcoming, homey atmosphere. … Continue reading

Summer off the coast of Maine

A Boat, Two Dogs, Three Kids, and Endless Islands

Exploring the Coast of Maine with the St. Cyr Family, who spend their summer vacations on (and in) the water, carving out pieces of their own private vacationland.

Mache Bistro

This past winter, Kyle Yarborough was feeling stifled and stuck. The chef and owner of Mache Bistro was tired of cooking the same food every summer. True, the food was excellent, inspired by a varied cooking background that included elements … Continue reading

Lindsay (Gifford) Skilling

Lindsay (Gifford) Skilling, part of a fifth generation of ice cream makers, has led the family company as general manager since 2011 and now as CEO, as of this year. Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream recently completed the most significant expansion … Continue reading

Rodney McCrum

In the late 1990s Rodney McCrum, a fourth-generation potato farmer, teamed up with a group of other farmers to open a potato processing plant in Mars Hill. Now, 20 years later, the company employs 200 people and has added more … Continue reading

ZamZam Mohamud

ZamZam Mohamud, the first Somali immigrant to be on the Lewiston School Committee, has served a prodigious role in her adopted hometown since arriving in 2001. She’s a certified nursing assistant at Central Maine Medical Center, where she also works … Continue reading

Cook’s Lobster and Ale House

In the tight-knit community of Bailey Island, Cook’s has been a mainstay for 60 years. When Jennifer and Nick Charboneau purchased the waterfront restaurant last year, the neighborhood held their collective breath, wondering what would happen to this beloved institution. … Continue reading