Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fastish-food, take-out and grab-and-go joints. When I’m...

Kudos to Maine’s 2016 James Beard Award semi-finalists

The James Beard Awards have released the semi-finalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards, and once again, Maine is well represented. Here's where...

Dog-friendly accommodations in Maine

I frequently travel with my furry sidekick, Bernie, a 97-pound Leonberger. Both of us can vouch for these Maine accommodations that extend a welcoming...

Maine in May: A sampling of events

Here's a round up of Maine-related events that's recently crossed my desk: Stories on the Staircase, Victoria Mansion, Portland You might want to sign up in...

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....
Visit Owls Head Light and the ALF Interpretive Center. Tom Nangle photo

Take the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge this weekend

Visit and climb the towers of seven Mid-coast lighthouses during the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, June 29-30, 2013. You can register for the challenge, sponsored...

Ink these events on your calendar for this weekend and coming week

Route 27 Arts debuts with Celtic Concert Series Route 27 Arts, a new organization dedicated to bringing live music to Stratton and the Carrabassett Valley,...

What’s on view at Maine’s art museums in summer 2013

Maine is a magnet for artists, so it should come as no surprise that is has excellent art museums that pull out the stops...

Upcoming guest chef and specialty dinners in Maine

Make reservations ASAP if you want to attend one of these specialty dinners highlighting Maine chefs and/or Maine foods. Salt Water Farm Café & Market...

80+ reasons to dine out: 2013 Maine Beard nominees & Maine Restaurant Week

February is waning, March is on the horizon, which means it's time to think about food. Farmers are anticipating planting, seasonal ice cream shops...

Nibbles and Bites from around Maine

Here's some tasty news from around the state. Craving fried clams? Lusting for waffles? Both Bob's Clam Hut and Mountain Waffles are coming to Sugarloaf...

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Your excuse to play

This weekend, Sept. 28-30, 2012,  is the second Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, with more than 70 outdoor activities scheduled statewide. Even better, most are...
Tool geeks have a happy place at Liberty Tool, in Liberty, Maine. hilary Nangle photo

Tool geeks, fixer-uppers, and artisans, meet your happy place: Liberty Tool

If it weren’t for Skip Brack, it’s likely the rural town of Liberty, Maine, a dip off Route 3 just inland from coastal Belfast,...
Celebrate Moxie at the Moxie Festival in Maine.

Got Moxie? Find out with a good read, then celebrate at the Maine’s Moxie...

Are you familiar with Moxie, official soft drink of Maine? Jim Baumer and Frank Anicetti want to make sure you know about a beverage...
Windjammer Days celebrates 50 years in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This 2012 poster designed by Pat Berger.

Windjammer Days celebrates 50 years in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this week

Windjammer Days, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, celebrates its 50th anniversary June 24-27, 2012. A dozen members of the famed Maine windjammer fleet are expected...