Johnny’s Bistro & Bar

CLOSED I dined at Johnny's, formerly Finch's, the other night, and besides what Johnny referred to as a "hiccup," it was a good experience overall....

Andrew Wyeth has died

Andrew Wyeth, famed painter of such iconic works as Christina's World, has died, according to information provided by the Farnsworth Museum of American Art,...
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...

Kick off holiday shopping at Artful Gifts

Forgive me as I wipe the drool off my keyboard. For once, I'm not drooling over food, but rather over the magnificent artisan-made goods...

Harraseeket Inn offers Thomas Moser guest room

When renowned furniture maker Thomas Moser approached Chip Gray, innkeeper at Freeport’s Harraseeket Inn about having his designers decorate a room using his sleek,...

Kids stay free this summer at Maine Huts & Trails

Looking for a fun family getaway? Something that won't break the budget? Like to hike or mountain bike or paddle? I'm a huge fan...

Classic Maine: Pair lodging at the Colony House with a Lakewood Theater show

If you're looking for a inexpensive, lakeside, retro-vintage escape in Maine,  let me tell you about Lakewood. Sited in Madison, 6 miles north of...
Barbara Prey: America's Artist, Forthy Years of Painting is on view at the Blue Water Fine Arts gallery, in Port Clylde Maine, July 20-Aug 31, 2012.

Bits and pieces: Current and upcoming Maine events worth noting

Here's a round-up of events and activities that have crossed my desk. A few are happening now, some a bit later this month, and...

Champagne and chocolate, free

Portland's Dean'sSweets is celebrating its one-year anniversary by giving visitors to its Middle Street store between now and Dec. 12  a free champagne truffle....

Foodie News: Lily Bistro and Suzuki’s

Chefs from both Suzuki's and Lily Bistro have been invited to create a seafood dinner at the renowned James Beard House, on Feb 25,...

Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings & support a great cause

I love this Maine Innkeepers Association program, which gives travelers a great deal on Maine lodging—B&Bs, inns, hotels, even resorts—in some very desirable locations....

I don’t like spiders or snakes

but the naturalists at the College of the Atlantic sure do, and they'll be using them in Nature of Halloween, a a program celebrating...

Having it my way, at Cafe This Way, in Bar Harbor

Thursday night, we went to Café This Way, tucked behind the Alternative Market (follow the painted footsteps), just off Mt. Desert Street, across from...

Grazing through Portland: Asmara

Asmara has been on my must-dine list for a long time, and I finally stopped by for dinner the other day. Now I didn't...
People line up to purchase bread from Barak Olins' Zu Bakery. hilary Nangle photo.

Barak Olins’ Zu Bread gives meaning to life

Barak Olins is passionate about bread. Every Friday, he handcrafts 200 loaves, using traditional French bread-making methods and certified organic ingredients, including whole grains...