Attention lighthouse fans: Beacons open to public on Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Maine's Maine Open Lighthouse Day will open 52 Maine lighthouses to the public on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event,...
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...

Air show to return in 2011

According to an AP story earlier this week by David Sharp, the famed Blue Angels will again soar above Brunswick: The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority...

All agog about Maine’s Gardens Aglow

Wow, just wow! Don't miss Gardens Aglow, the annual holiday light extravaganza at the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. I went last night,...

Foodie tidbits

A round-up of news from restaurants that participated in Restaurant Week Maine, courtesy of gBritt PR. CAMDEN: Natalie's Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn will be...

Damariscotta River Grille’s Chef Rick Hisch named Chef of the Year

The Maine Restaurant Association has named Rick Hirsch, chef of the the Damariscotta River Grill, in Damariscotta, and The Anchor Inn, in Round Pond,...

Maine travel news and deal alerts for two classic Maine inns: Grey Havens and...

Two of my favorite Maine oceanfront inns—Grey Havens and the Blue Hill Inn—have big news for the 2011 season. Grey Havens, Georgetown, Maine After...
Vegan and vegetarian entrees share the menu with more mainstream choices at Franie & Johnny's, in Cape Neddick, Maine.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free fare fills the plate at these Maine restaurants

Health food stores and natural foods groceries, along with Asian, Indian, and Mexican restaurants, are the usual go-tos for on-the-road vegetarians and vegans. While...

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...

This and that: Maine deals and news for skiers, diners, and lodgers

As I sit here at 4:40 on a Saturday afternoon, I'm still amazed at the sunshine; thank you Daylight Savings Time. What a difference...

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,...

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...

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...

Cheap airfare, free skiing, enticing dinners, and other news and notes from around Maine

Everybody loves a deal, and I've got quite a few for you. Book today: TOO LATE, YOU MISSED IT, SORRY. $49 airfare from New York,...

Do you believe in fairies? A Maine garden opens doors to their homes

Yes, I know this weekend is the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, but if you're seeking a quieter escape, one that might awaken that...