On a warm day in November my friend and I traveled to the Schoodic Peninsula to explore Raven’s Nest in Acadia National Park. We hiked along the coast for a half hour, scouting for potential sunset locations, even though I … Continue reading

Between the Clouds

He may be the tallest pilot in Maine. Roger Robertson of Warren stands at 6 feet, 6 inches, or as he likes to tell kids, “5 feet, 18 inches.” But height isn’t really a benefit in the airplane, he admits. … Continue reading

Tapping for Gold

By late March, it’s not unusual to hear even the most winter-loving Mainer bemoan the relentless snow, ice, and cold weather. While days may be warm and sunny, most nights the temperatures drop back below freezing, and winter boots are … Continue reading

48 Hours in Freeport + Yarmouth

Friday Evening A cozy night in Tonight I’m traveling solo, without my kids and husband. Downtown Freeport looks magical, with the holiday lights and snow-covered ground. When I see the Harraseeket Inn I pinch myself; it looks like a quintessential … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bangor

Friday Evening Paul Bunyan and restaurant hopping My first stop in Bangor is with Michelle Chase and Karen Tucker of Anchor Design Company, a kitchen design firm with a showroom on Stillwater Avenue. We talk business, Bangor, and what I … Continue reading


Drone photography in the winter is a battle between getting the shot and flirting with frostbite. This photograph was taken early one morning at Presumpscot Falls Park in Falmouth during a prolonged cold snap. A fresh blanket of snow hugged … Continue reading

A Matter of Ounces

He recalls it as the turning point, “the pivotal moment.” Nine years ago, Mike St. Pierre, then cooking at restaurants in New York, ventured out for a multipeak trek through the Adirondacks. His gear that day was largely pieces he’d … Continue reading

A City on the Cutting Edge

In an unassuming single-story building next to the Union River in Ellsworth, Christine Soto squints into a microscope. A research scientist working on isolating antibodies called monoclonals for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, Soto was looking for an affordable, … Continue reading