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...

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...
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...

Cure what ales you with Maine Beer Week

Celebrate Maine craft brewing at Maine Beer Week, Nov. 10-17. The week-long brew-ha-ha features beer dinners, pairings, tastings, tours, meet-the-brewer nights, and more, all...
Frank W. Benson, George and Betty in a Dory (Study for Calm Morning), 1904, Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 ¾ inches, Anonymous loan

Maine artists showcased in exhibitions in Portland, Rockland, and Waterville

Maine artists are being showcased in exhibitions at both the Portland Museum of Art;  the Farnsworth Museum, in Rockland; and the Colby Museum of...

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...

The Theater at Monmouth

If you're in the vicinity of Fast Eddie's (see previous post), don't miss The Theater at Monmouth, a.k.a. the Shakespearean theater of Maine. It's...

10 reasons to visit Maine in late spring

Why visit Maine in late spring? For starters, you'll have the state practically to yourself. The summerfolk have yet to arrive in droves. And,...
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...

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...

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....

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...

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...
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...

Free ice cream tomorrow (really!)

Family-owned Gifford's Ice Cream kicks off its 30th-anniversary season, tomorrow, Friday, March 19, by offering free, small ice cream cones from 6-8 p.m. at...