There are two kinds of skiers. There are those who want to be at the lifts as soon as they open, already having eaten a banana and gulped down a cup of coffee in the parking lot. They ski hard, … Continue reading
Located on the Kennebec River, this central Maine city boasts two higher education institutions, Colby College and Thomas College, and a historic downtown filled with a variety of restaurants, shops, and services.
Located between Portland and Sebago Lake, these Cumberland County communities each offer a unique experience, from artisans working in a repurposed Westbrook mill to newcomer MK Kitchen anchoring Gorham’s downtown to Windham’s natural beauty.
Every weekend that we can, my girlfriend Christine and I try to escape to the mountains or up the coast of Maine from our home in Portland. As professional photographers, this affords us not only the sense of exploration we love … Continue reading
Maine is home to an abundance of creative people, so it comes as no surprise that our personal tastes vary as much as our personalities. Local jewelry makers craft designs for every aesthetic, from ornate gold rings to brass utilitarian … Continue reading
In late October, University of Maine President Susan Hunter was loading her car for the trip back to Orono after an overnight stay in Portland. A young woman and her father approached her, having spotted the UMaine hockey jacket Hunter … Continue reading
Sitting at the bar just before happy hour, Sonny’s new bar manager, Adam Sousa, is trying to explain the science behind milk punch to me. What sounds like an after-school snack for third graders is actually a potent and tasty … Continue reading
A small, private school in western Maine is nurturing some big ideas. A robot that can take underwater photographs and a student-run cafe are both products of Gould Academy’s Marlon Family IDEAS Center, a two-year-old innovation facility where students employ a concept called … Continue reading
NOTE: Rudy’s has been renamed Bird Dog Roadhouse. Every town should have a restaurant like Rudy’s of the Cape, a place that’s well designed and welcoming, comfortable and comforting with a menu full of whatever you’re in the mood for. … Continue reading
It’s like a boat hitting a wake. The two-seat snowmobile strikes something on the ice of Big Wood Pond and catches air. We’ve been zooming along, nearly flying, in a straight shot across frozen water in the Moose River Valley in … Continue reading