Planning ahead: Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Light up your life on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with a visit to one of 25 ocean, river, and island lighthouses open for the...

Top 10: What to see and do in Boothbay, Maine

When I mention Boothbay, Maine, folks often cringe. They picture a small town overrun with tourists; cheek-by-jowl shops overstocked with Made-in-Japan lobster charms, lighthouse...
Celebrate Moxie at the Moxie Festival in Maine.

Got Moxie? Find out with a good read, then celebrate at the Maine’s Moxie...

Are you familiar with Moxie, official soft drink of Maine? Jim Baumer and Frank Anicetti want to make sure you know about a beverage...
Power and sail boats will be offering discounts for cruises in Penobscot Bay on Saturday, June. 2. Hilary Nangle photo.

DEAL! Spend the day on Maine’s Penobscot Bay, Sat. June 2: Cruise from Camden,...

There's no better way to explore and understand coastal Maine than aboard a boat, and Spend the Day on Penobscot Bay provides a rare...
Birders flock to Deer Isle, Maine, for the annual birding and art festival in May.

Birders flocking to Deer Isle, Maine, for Wings, Waves, and Woods birding and art...

Bob Duchesne, birding guide and founder of the Maine Birding Trail, will lead several walks and offer his Birding by Ear program during the...

Perfect day at the ‘loaf

Just off the slopes at Sugarloaf. Planned to ski for a couple of hours and be home by lunch. Hah! Never try that on a...
A winning entry in the cooking contest. Image coutesy of the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival.

Machias is wild about blueberries

One of my favorite Maine festivals is happening this weekend, the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. This one is more than a simple festival, it's...

Seguinland artists exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, summer 2011

Oh dear! With the opening of Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900–1940 at the Portland Museum of Art on June 4, I fear the...

Fall foliage without the crowds: Head to Bath and Brunswick in midcoast Maine

I've always thought one of the prettiest and most easily accessible fall foliage drives is Route 1, between Brunswick and Bath. There's something about...

Foliage escapes without the crowds: Tour Maine’s Katahdin/Moosehead region

Considering a fall foliage leaf-peeping trip in Maine? Here's the first in a series of places where you can escape the crowds. I'll start...

Climb every mountain, swim every fjord: COA prez to hike Acadia National Park’s 28...

Call me impressed: On Monday, June 25, 2012,  College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins plans to climb every mountain in Acadia National Park...

Celebrate Maine’s Indian arts at annual MIBA gathering in Orono

One of my favorite holiday events is the annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration. On Dec. 11, 2010, from 9 a.m. - 3...
"Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" will be on view at The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, in summer 2012.

“Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven” to open in Maine’s Farnsworth Museum

The Farnsworth  Museum, in Rockland, Maine, will open a major exhibition,  Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven, on Sun. June 17, 2012. The...

Roosevelt-Campobello International Park: A free, off-the-beaten-path treasure accessible from Down East Maine

When I cross the bridge spanning the Lubec Narrows and arrive on Campobello Island, I can feel the last kinks of any remaining stress...

Super Saturday at Saddleback

Who needs spring when you've got winter ski conditions in the mountains? Snow may be melting or gone south of northwestern Maine, but up...