Ployes, creton, and chicken stew

Whenever I asked a local where to get the best taste of  the St. John Valley (or St. Jean, if you're French)—that strip of...
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...

Two reasons to visit The County this weekend

A double-header for outdoor sports enthusiasts this weekend in Aroostook County, Maine. The  2010 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Race, a qualifier for both...

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream

A recent Chowhound discussion on Maine's best ice cream got me thinking about when I worked for a trade publication called Gourmet News. I...

Solar system expands

Kevin McCartney, professor of geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, is the mastermind behind the Maine Solar System Model, a three-dimensional,...
Don't miss Lower Allagash Falls, one of the highlights of paddling Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway.Matthew LaRoche photo.

Canoeing Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway: Tips for time constrained

Thinking about paddling Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway? AWW Superintendent Matthew LaRoche provides options for those with the desire, but without the time to spend...

Parks and passes

With temps expected to push well into the 80s later this week and a holiday weekend on the horizon, it's time to start thinking...

Grammy’s Country Kitchen, Linneus, Maine: Just like Grandma’s, only better

Since I'm dishing on dining in Aroostook County, Maine, figured I'd share another favorite local restaurant, Grammy's in Linneus, just southwest of Houlton. Now...

This and that: News, notes, & events from around Maine

Choo choo! Model railroads and free admission Train fans take note: The Maine State Museum, in Augusta,  is celebrating model railroads Dec. 7 and 8....
Just looking at the ocean crashing on Monhegan's cliffs is cooling on a hot day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Visit and photograph Maine’s 14 National Natural Landmarks

Ready to point and shoot? Maine has 14 sites designated as National Natural Landmarks, and the National Park Service is looking for photos. Winning...

One potato, two potato: Seek out Maine’s Fox Family Potato Chips

Honest, I've never been one who covets potato chips. Sure, if they're served with a sandwich, I'll usually chow a few, but I never...
Take a free guided hike in one of Maine's state parks on New Year's Day

Start 2012 on the right foot with a First Day Hike in a Maine...

Maine's State Parks are offering four, free, First Day Hikes, each led by park staff, on Sunday, Jan. 1: Aroostook, Cobscook Bay, Wolfe's Neck...

Moon guidebook updates

Sorry to report on a couple of closures. In Presque Isle, Heidi's Tea Room has shut its doors, a real loss. The combination restaurant/gourmet shop/antiquarian...

207 Maine: Local Choices

If you watch 207 on WCSH tonight, you'll see me chatting about new editions of two of my Moon series guidebooks Coastal Maine and...

The Nordic world is coming to Maine this winter

Yesterday's blizzard arrived just in time. The world's best Nordic skiers in Maine for not one, not two, but three events this winter: The...