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Breaking Barriers

At Thomas College, Laurie Lachance combines her experience as a first-generation college student and her decades as an economist to help students succeed


Home to Colby College and Thomas College, and with a history of textile and paper production, Waterville is a city of juxtapositions where Mainers, tourists, and college students “from away” share the same space.

“It Is All About the Kids.”

How the Alfond Youth Center became a model for the country and helped transform central Maine’s future


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.

Bowling Alleys

Choose a ball, step up to the line, gaze at the pins down the lane, and send the ball rolling. What you hear next—either the crashing of numerous pins against the wood floor or perhaps the clunk from a ball … Continue reading

Cross-Country Skiing + Snowshoe Trails

  Throughout the state, trails wind through forests, uphill to views, downhill to base; they extend over bridges and snake alongside streams. As temperatures dip and snow spills over the state, trails serve a new purpose: cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes, Waterville, + Mount Vernon

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff   It’s a girls’ weekend in Belgrade Lakes and we are ready with bathing suits, bottles of wine, and a trunk that’s roomy enough to cart back a good antique find. My friend … Continue reading