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From Port Clyde and Monhegan Island northeast through Bucksport, including Rockland, Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands, Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, and Searsport.

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Over the past few months, I’ve nibbled and sipped from Kittery to Fort Kent, Calais to Fryeburg, while researching the upcoming 2017 edition of...

Top 10: The best of Rockland, Maine

Rockland rocks. Named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the small Maine coastal city edging Penobscot Bay retains the heart...

Cheap Sleeps: Penobscot Bay, budget friendly lodging near Camden, Rockland, & Searsport

The stretch of coastline around Penobscot Bay, including Rockland, Rockport, Camden, and Belfast, is Maine's Gold Coast, but you can find budget-friendly lodging and...
Watch lobster boats unload their catches from The inn at the Wharf, in Lubec, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

You asked: Rooms with a view over working lobster wharves on the Maine coast

A reader asked: "I want to visit Maine and stay at a motel/hotel cottage/guest house where I can have a view of the harbour...

A baker’s dozen Maine learning vacations: Combine vacation with learning a new skill

Want to add some value to your Maine vacation dollar? Instead of simply lazing away a summer holiday, plan a learning vacation. Conquer nature-deficit...

Glendarragh Farm Lavender’s new Camden store is heaven scent

I'm a huge lavender fan, not just for the scent, but also the taste. Lavender Earl Grey tea, lavender shortbread, lavender chocolate, lavender chicken......
The menu for the White Barn Inn Bistro, open through March 31, 2013

Nibbles & Bites: Bistro menu at the White Barn Inn, Dinner at the Palace,...

Hungry? Here's some delicious news from around Maine. And don't forget that Maine Restaurant Week, March 1-10, 2013, is just around the corner. A...

Maine lodging news with a few dining morsels

So much happening in Maine, and I’ve been too sick with the flu to tell you about it all. Accept my apologies along with...

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...
An exhibit of historical postcards drawn from the Penobscot MArine Museum's collection will be at the Cherryfield library through March 2013.

New and notes: Happenings in Maine

Here's a sampling of events and opportunities that have recently cross my desk. • Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye, an exhibit of 33 historic Washington...

Wood versus metal: Maine’s lobster trap Christmas trees

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of Jonesport Beals' big kahoona lobster trap tree, but I do have photos of this year's traditional wooden...
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...

Craving fried fish? Check out these Maine fish shacks

Maine is renowned for its lobster shacks, but its fried fish joints are equally tasty finds. At these 10 coastal gems—a mix of sit-down...
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...