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Lakes and mountains of northwestern Maine, including Farmington, Sugarloaf, Stratton, Eustis, Rangeley Lakes, Bethel, Sunday River, Oxford Hills, Fryeburg, Cornish, Sebago Lake, Long Lake, Bridgton, Naples, Lewiston, Auburn

Perfect day at the ‘loaf

Just off the slopes at Sugarloaf. Planned to ski for a couple of hours and be home by lunch. Hah! Never try that on a...

Maine’s best doughnuts? I nominate Beep’s Bakery

Never heard of Beep's Bakery? Not a surprise, it's well off the usual thoroughfares in western Maine's mountains, but trust me, it's  also well...
Cyclists pedal 24k as part of the Maine State Triathlon, in Bethel

Take part or watch the Maine State Triathlon, in Bethel—with divisions for adults and...

You don't have to be an iron man or woman to compete in the Maine State Triathlon, Sunday, Aug. 14, in Bethel, Maine. The...
Free Cannon camera and video workshops and classes in Acadia National Park.

This and that: Upcoming events around Maine

A roundup of interesting events this coming week and beyond throughout Maine. Film & Dinner: On Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Eagle Hill Institute, in...

Sugarloaf and the Porter House

Just off the slopes at Sugarloaf, where the snow is living up to the mountain's name: just like sugar. Good turns out there, but...

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,...

Flemish foods, Belgian beers: A real Maine brewhaha in Lovell

Ebenezer's Pub, in Lovell, Maine, kicks off its annual Belgian Beer Festival on Thursday, Aug. 19, with a six-hour, 12-course Flemish dinner with Belgian...
Noel Paul Stukey will join the Bangor Symphony Orchestra at the 2012 Kingfield Pops concert in Kingfield, Maine.

Want to hear world-renowned musicians? Come to Maine

Maine’s long been a summer refuge for musicians who come to relax and rehearse, study and gain inspiration. As a result, concert series and...

Wicked good Maine lift ticket deals

Yes! It's finally snowing in western Maine's mountains: No PR hype here, I'm looking out my window near Sugarloaf and it's white, white, white,...

Folk arts, bluegrass, and antiques in the garden: a festival-filled weekend in Maine

My all-time favorite, must-go festival in Maine is the annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival, held under tents on a grassy ballfield in...

And then there was one

Lift, that is. I thought it was lonely at Sugarloaf yesterday; today there were perhaps two dozen skiers. Only the SuperQuad is running—you can't...

Sugarloaf welcomes Wescott home Saturday

Olympic double-gold medalist Seth Wescott will return to a hero's welcome at his home area, Sugarloaf, Maine, on Saturday, March 6. Wescott's Homecoming Celebration...

You know it’s Reggae Weekend when…

• the Sheriff and the Staties have staked out their positions on Route 27 (and planning on balancing the state's budget). • there are bouncers...

Moon guidebook updates

Sorry to report on a couple of closures. In Presque Isle, Heidi's Tea Room has shut its doors, a real loss. The combination restaurant/gourmet shop/antiquarian...

Psst, the skiing is fabulous, sunshine for Sat.

I know that down on the coast and points south its full-blown spring, robins and daffodils, tennis and golf, but here at Sugarloaf and...