People

Moose Man

Matt Tincker spends his workdays looking for animals. He paddles in canoes and walks trails through the woods, always watching out for wildlife. “I’ll be out with people on the lake, the water is like glass, an eagle flies overhead, … Continue reading

Home Away from Home

When Justine Steele traveled through Europe six years ago, he took the adventurous route and stayed in hostels rather than hotels. He loved the laid-back style of shared lodging, and he and his wife, Melanie, dreamed of opening a hostel … Continue reading

Slope Shooter

Jamie Walter is skiing alone, camera bag secured to his back, then dismounts partway down the mountain and walks along the tree line. There’s no one else around; the air has the stillness that comes after a fresh snowfall. He … Continue reading

Homecoming King

Troy Murphy is surrounded by a swarm of bobbing helmets. It’s his first trip back to his home mountain after competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and young skiers are pointing with mittened hands to show where … Continue reading

Adventures on the Androscoggin

When owners Jeff and Pattie Parsons opened Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground 23 years ago, they rented out only six canoes. Now, on warm days, dozens of their tubes, paddleboards, and brightly colored kayaks dot the Androscoggin River as campers, … Continue reading

Engineered to Last

When Toby Winkler and Jake Bracy first cut apart skis to see how they were made, they didn’t expect the experiment to turn into a career. The cousins wanted to build their own skis and were curious about how it … Continue reading

Collaborative Approach

In an area known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, a community is coming together to support the arts. A group of artists and community members created Bethel Area Arts and Music (BAAM) last year to provide regional programming and to … Continue reading

The Virtually Invisible

When Daniel Quintanilla tells a story, his audience isn’t on the outside looking in. They are fully immersed. For the filmmaker’s latest project, At the Periphery, the sense of being in someone else’s shoes is especially important. This virtual reality … Continue reading

Organically Grown Career

When Sarah Alexander learned about factory farming, industrialized agriculture, and the chemicals used in growing crops, she became “fired up.” As a college student, she started researching organic farming and realized it was a way to change the food industry … Continue reading

Tom Moser

Before Tom Moser pursued wood-working full time, he was teaching speech and communications at Bates College. He and his wife, Mary, had been refinishing and selling antique furniture from their home workshop when he took a year-long sabbatical to see … Continue reading