The ceiling, walls, choir loft, and entry of Maine's South Solon Meeting House are a riot of color and art. Hilary Nangle photo.

Maine’s South Solon Meeting House is a surprising visual treat, thanks to artists from...

Open the door to Maine's South Solon Meeting House and Wow! Neither the classically influenced colonial, white-clapboard architecture nor the serene location on a...

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....

Rainy days and Mondays

Brighten up this dismal weather with a stop or two or seven along the The Maine Art Museum Trail. Why: More than 53,000 works of...

Two-for-one ice cream at Gifford’s this weekend

I scream, you scream, everyone screams for Gifford's Ice Cream during the annual two-for-one closing weekend special. This weekend, Oct. 16-17, 2010, Gifford's closes...

Maine Huts & Trails opens Grand Falls Hut

Maine Huts & Trails, the hut-to-hut multi-use trail in Maine's western mountains, got a big boost this weekend with the opening of its third...

Colby inks Waterville on Maine’s must-see art map with new Lunder collection

Colby College Museum of Art's new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a game changer for Waterville. With the addition of this new wing, set to...
Some of the cabins at Castle Island Camps on Long Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, are built right over the water. Hilary Nangle photo.

Chasing memories on Golden Pond: Long before the movie, Maine’s Belgrade Lakes were drawing...

On Golden Pond, that dreamy sunset-of-life film starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda, may have been filmed in New Hampshire, but playwright...

Preserving Maine’s inland wilderness

Two recent acquisitions have protected some of Maine's prized wilderness. The Appalachian Mountain Club has acquired and protected the Roach Ponds tract in the...

Staycations: Control costs for your Maine vacation

Are you trying to control costs this summer yet yearning for a vacation? Consider a staycation--the trendy term for vacationing at home and doing...

Celebrate Gifford’s 30th anniversary

Today, Wednesday, June 22, save 30% on ice cream and other menu items at Gifford's Ice Cream stands in Skowhegan, Farmington, Bangor, Waterville, and...

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...
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...

Fast Eddie is cruising again

Happy Days are here again, at Fast Eddie's, at least. The Winthrop, Maine, drive-in restaurant is back in biz thanks to Russ Angell and...
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...
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...