The Maven is back: News from Northport, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Maine’s wilderness

Apologies for being MIA for so long. Between the book deadline of Oct. 30 (new edition of Moon Coastal Maine) and a trip to...

Celebrate Maine foods Friday, Sept. 7, in Belfast

Here's a delicious way to spend Friday: Maine Fare, a celebration of Maine Food and Farming, bought to you by the good folks at...
This stature was added to the waterfront of Eastport, MAine, during the a movie filming. Hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Eastport + Top 10 experiences in Down East, Maine

Watch enough TV, and you have an image embedded in your brain of a Maine seaside village. It's part Hawkeye Pierce's Crabapple Cove (M.A.S.H.),...

Lobster! Brooke Dojny’s new cookbook celebrates Maine’s famed crustacean

Cookbook author Brooke Dojny's done it again. Lobster! 55 Fresh & Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating (Storey, $14.95) is a summer must have for...

Scupture dedication and Summer Solstice Celebration today in Roque Bluffs, Maine

If you're in down east Maine, near Machias, here's a fine way to spend the afternoon. Warm Wind, a sculpture created by Kazumi Hoshino, of...
New England Outdoor Center offers moose-spotting tours in the region near Baxter State Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo

Out & about: new, noteworthy, deals, exhibits, and events in Maine

Sun's shining,  birds are singing, grass needs mowing, and Maine is open for the summer. Here's a round-up of news, upcoming events, and interesting...
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Exhibit at Maine’s Portland Museum of Art examines friendship in the Facebook era

Make it a point to wander all the way to the fourth floor of the Portland Museum of Art to see Tanja Alexia Hollander:...
Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan is on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, through December 30, 2012.

“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan” now on view in Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum

Here's an exhibition fans of Maine islands and art won't want to miss: Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan is on view at the...
The perfect gift for someone who loves Maine: Cartoons from Maine by Jeff Pert.

New book captures Maine in cartoons

I've been a fan of Jeff Pert's cartoons for years. The man knows Maine and Mainers, and he knows how to tickle our collective...
Craving tortierre or pot en pot or raisin pie? Check out Bouchard Family FArms new French-Acadian Cookbook.

Bouchard Family Farms preserves Maine’s French-Acadian traditional fare with new cookbook: Try these recipes,...

Ployes! Pot en Pot! Tortierre! Creton! Raisin Pie! If you've ever had the good fortune to travel in Maine's St. John Valley, you're likely...
Stand out from the gift-giving crowd by adopting a snowy egret from Maine Audubon. Maine Audubon photo

Adopt a whale or puffin for family or friends and stand out from the...

Seeking a gift for the person who has everything? Why not give a Maine gift that gives back and supports the state's natural beauty...
Lucy's Granola is delicios and not overly sweet. It's hand mixed in Blue HIll Maine by Lucy Benjamin and her family.

Tasting Maine: Favorite food finds from the Acadia region

I spent the better part of the past five months noodling the highways and byways of Maine's Acadia region researching a new edition of...
Brandied orange, mocha latte, and Maine potato chip are all chocolate bar flavors from Dean'sSweets, in Portland. Courtesy photo

Dean’sSweets & Fox Family Potato Chips: New chocolate bars marry two of Maine’s best

Chocolate-maker Dean Bingham, of Dean'sSweets, has found inspiration in the bar—the chocolate bar. The Portland, Maine, chocolatier has introduced three chocolate bars to his...
Artists and artisans along with farmers and bakers can be found in the towns bordering Maine's Eggemoggin Reach. Hilary Nangle photo

A ramble through Sedgwick, Brooksville, and Brooklin, Maine: The essence of coastal Maine, without...

Maine's Blue Hill Peninsula exudes the essence of what what many people picture when they dream about the Maine coast. It's off the beaten...
Bring home a taste of Maine with "Notes from a Maine Kitchen" a treasury of recipes highlighting seasonally available Maine foods.

Notes from a Maine Kitchen celebrates seasonally available Maine ingredients, anchoring recipes with a...

Talk about perfect timing: A review copy of Notes from a Maine Kitchen: Seasonally Inspired Recipes, by Kathy Gunst, arrived in the mail at...