November 2017

Looking Down the Path

Before Carolann Ouellette moved to Maine to build a career in tourism and the outdoors, she did a short stint as a PanAm flight attendant. It’s hard to imagine the executive director of Maine Huts and Trails, whose resume includes … Continue reading

The Sugarloaf Way

A crowd has gathered on the Narrow Gauge trail below the finish line of the 2017 U.S. Alpine Championships Super G. Red and blue gates snake down the course, which begins near the Spillway Crosscut and features a vertical drop … Continue reading

Rose Foods

My Jewish grandmother was not much of a cook. In fact, I don’t ever recall the oven even being turned on. I’m not sure what she ate when we weren’t there, but when my family visited her in New York, … Continue reading

The Roma

Imagine the Roma Cafe in the 1960s with crystal chandeliers, white tablecloths, and happy patrons sipping hefty martinis. The dressed-up crowd nibbles on olives from the relish tray, while waiting on their veal parmesan dinner. It could be an anniversary … Continue reading

Cheevitdee

Four flavor profiles make up the foundation of Thai food: sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. But there’s one element that is rarely mentioned, and is important to the Thai cuisine experience: hospitality. At Cheevitdee on Fore Street in Portland, there’s … Continue reading

Ogunquit Beach Lobster House

On an unseasonably warm day on October, the streets are filled with visitors from near and far celebrating OgunquitFest. Paddle boarders float by dressed in costume, an antique car show is taking place nearby as well as a dog beach … Continue reading

Leading from the Outside

To outdoors enthusiasts, Chris Hayward may have the best job in the world. The director of experiential learning at Gould Academy in Bethel, Hayward leads students on wilderness camping expeditions, rock climbing adventures, and trips to far-away places like China and Tanzania—activities designed to … Continue reading

Skiers for Life

On a brilliantly sunny Saturday in February 2017, the first weekend of winter break, photographer Nicole Wolf and I are navigating our way through a sea of skiers outside Sunday River’s South Ridge Lodge. We hop out of the way … Continue reading

Bethel: Summer

Friday Afternoon: My husband, Trent, and I check into our spacious room at Jordan Hotel and spend a few minutes admiring the breathtaking view from our balcony. On our way out, we stop by the front desk for some area recommendations … Continue reading

Sunday River Nightlife

Matterhorn Ski Bar | Newry Open after Thanksgiving, Matterhorn Ski Bar features live music all winter long. The Sunday River standby also serves food—think quick, comfort fare like pizza and garlic knots that pair well with filled-to-the-brim beer steins and … Continue reading