The List: Whistler’s Top 10 Must-Do Activities

Planning a trip to this western Canadian Alpine resort? Check out these activities. Only three require you to be on skis or a snowboard,...

Dinner and a Downhill

Whatcha doin' for dinner Friday night? Sam Hayward, James Beard award-winning chef at Portland's Fore Street, is taking a road trip to Carrabassett Valley,...

Zippity do dah coming to Sugarloaf

Angsting to zip down Sugarloaf in summer as fast, if not faster, than in winter? The Carrabasset Valley, Maine, peak is installing a zipline...

Will State Theater’s curtain rise again?

According to a story in today's Portland Press Herald, the lights are ready to shine again at the historical State Theater. Just like a...
One of the highlights of Wyeth Day at the Farnsworth Museum is Jamie Wyeth signing exhibiton catalogs.

Arts news and notes from around Maine

Add a little art and culture to your Maine summer vacation with one of these exhibits or special programs: The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress,...
The ruins of Acadia Natonal Park co-founder George Dorr's home are hidden in the Compass HArbor section of Acadia National Park. Hilary Nangle photo

Escape Bar Harbor’s crowds in the Compass Harbor section of Acadia National Park

Shhhh, now don't tell too many people about Compass Harbor, a lovely little, relatively unmarked section of Acadia National Park that's an easy one...

10 ways to escape the heat in Maine

We're looking at a few days of scorching heat, at least by Maine standards. Keep that in mind: It IS worse elsewhere. And many...

Sundance dreams

Almost everyone's heard of Robert Redford's Sundance film festival, but mention the ski resort of the same name, and the response is often a...
On Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 1:00 to 5:30 PM, the Second Ripley Brass Band Festival will take place in Bethel, Maine.

Old-time brass band performs with antique instruments in Bethel, Maine

If you love the sounds of a brass band, get yourself to Bethel on Saturday, July 30, for the Second Ripley Brass Band Festival....

Camden International Film Festival, Sultans of Swing, choral music, open gardens, and free museum...

I’m back from 10 days without Internet access, and my inbox has filled with all kinds of Maine fun. Let’s start with what's happening...

Maine Starlight Festival to debut this fall

Star light, star bright: The Island Astronomy Institute, in Bernard, on Mount Desert Island, plans to launch the  Maine Starlight Festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 2,...

Sugarloaf is fabulous

No, really! It's open summit to base, east side to west side. Not every trail of course, but I did see folks shusshing down...

Free Maine Fiber Arts Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? More than 100 fiber-arts related businesses statewide are open for free tours and demonstrations for Fiber Arts...
Cyclists pedal 24k as part of the Maine State Triathlon, in Bethel

Take part or watch the Maine State Triathlon, in Bethel—with divisions for adults and...

You don't have to be an iron man or woman to compete in the Maine State Triathlon, Sunday, Aug. 14, in Bethel, Maine. The...
Make it point to visit the eclectic L.C. Bates Museum, on Route 201, in Hinckley, just east of Skowhegan. It's a classic cabinet of curiosities filled with all kinds of unexpected treasures. courtesy photo.

Maine’s L. C. Bates Museum is an authentic cabinet of curiosities

Offbeat doesn't begin to describe the L.C. Bates Museum, in Hinckley, Maine. Displayed inside the Romanesque Revival, National Historic Register building are eccentric and...