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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.

David McCullough at the Farnsworth

Here's a chance to hear renowned author and historian David McCullough. He'll be presenting an illustrated lecture on The Influence of Paris on American...

VOTE now, vote often for Rockland! Named a “2010 Distinctive Destination,” make it THE...

Planning a Maine vacation? Want to have an authentic experience? Want lobster, a seaport, great museums and shops? Craving a real...

New take on the classic lobster roll

Let's be honest here, anything more than lobster kissed with either mayo or butter and presented in a hot dog roll isn't really a...

Love-it-or-leave-it Conte’s rises again

I don't think any other restaurant in Maine (okay, maybe J's Oyster, in Portland) inspires such love/hate as Conte's. Those in the love-it camp...

Shameless promotion

This blog began as an effort to keep readers of my three books—Maine, Coastal Maine, and Acadia National Park—updated as well as provide a...

Midweek steal at the Camden Harbour Inn

The way-cool Camden Harbour Inn, home to Natalie's, one of Maine's best tables, has a midweek, nonholiday off-season promo that's a steal. The Midweek Promo,...

Bourdain in Maine

Yup, it's true. The celebrity chef is coming to Maine in a few weeks to film a Maine show. He'll be visiting four Portland...

Jammin’

For years I've driven right by Colleen's Jams and Jellies, and for years I've been telling myself I really should stop. Finally did, and...

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...

More flower power

The Camden Garden Club's 62nd (yup, you read that right) annual House & Garden Tour is Thursday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance...

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...

Ferry fares…

...are going up. No surprise there, given the increase in fuel prices. Both the Maine State Ferry Service and Casco Bay Lines have announced...
After playing the Samoset's oceanfront course, hoof it out to the Rockland Breakwater or up the Camden Hills, then soak in the new outdoor pool. Courtesy photo.

New pool, spa, restaurant, and other renovations at Maine’s oceanfront Samoset Resort notch up...

If you haven't been to Maine's Samoset Resort in a while, you'll be amazed at the changes. I toured the oceanfront resort in Rockport,...
Traditional windjammers parade by the Rockland Breakwater during the Maine Windjammer Association's annual Parade of Sail. Tom Nangle photo

Maine calling: windjammer parade, new nature center, opera at the mansion, chef dinner along...

Maine Windjammer Association annual Parade of Sail Walk out the Rockland Breakwater, in Rockland, Maine, this Friday, July 13th, between 2 and 4 p.m., and...

New Farnsworth exhibit

"The State of Printmaking since 1940," the third in a series of exhibitions featuring prints from the museum's collection, opens Sat., Jan. 30, at...