Breaking Barries | Thomas College | Laurie Lachance | Maine magazine

Breaking Barriers

When Laurie Lachance was growing up in Dover-Foxcroft, her mother, Mattie Gagnon, used to do their family budgeting at a desk in the corner of the dining room. She would take out a small red box with nine smaller boxes … Continue reading

The Jewel of the North

Every year, skiers of all ages and capabilities enjoy one of the longest cross-country ski seasons in the country on the Nordic Heritage Center’s 18 miles of groomed terrain in Presque Isle. “We have some of the best ski trails … Continue reading

On the Forefront of Consent

Speak About It was founded at Bowdoin College as a theater production to educate students about consent and boundaries. Now, eight years later, it has grown into a national nonprofit that travels to hundreds of high schools and colleges around Maine … Continue reading

Animating the Future

Anyone who’s views ever sat around playing video games, wishing it could be their job is in luck, according to Adam Fisher. The animation artist, who’s originally from Prospect Harbor, started teaching at the Maine College of Art (MECA) the fall … Continue reading

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