Letter from Aroostook: Homebuyers set their sights on The County

Fifteen years ago, with the kids all grown and on their own, we moved from the Portland area to Aroostook County. We’ve never looked...

Into the Wild: The language of birds

I waltzed into a French 101 class during my sophomore year in college and expected to be fluent by the end of the semester....

Move your body

Dancing feels good.  That assertion is based on anecdotal evidence: Couples energetically kicking up their heels on a wedding reception dance floor or the blissed-out...

Art Seen: From Greenhut to Cove Street

If the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland ever wanted to open a Portland branch, it already exists in Cove Street Arts. At...

Leftovers: Teacher graduates to new career in face of pandemic

Good educators have a passion for planning. Elementary school teacher Jennifer Ferguson, 26, formerly of School Administrative District 6 in Buxton, is no exception....

Like feeling low: It’s not a silver lining, it’s just different

Things are unquestionably bad for “the music industry.” The people who make their livings providing music to the people who want to experience it...

Leftovers: ‘Clarity from chaos’

One of my favorite digital newsletters is called On Politics, by Lisa Lerer of The New York Times. With a concise and accessible style,...

Yoga with the alpacas: Head to Westport Island for a class in the grass...

In the realm of nature’s most-relaxing sounds, most people wouldn’t put “small herd of alpacas masticating grass a few feet from your head” very...

On Stage: 2 productions for a pandemic time

If you’re raring to go off-screen and find some theater in the flesh – and safely in the great outdoors – there are two...

Leftovers: There is life behind the mask

Face masks and physical distancing have wreaked havoc on our innate desire and fundamental need to connect with other humans. Unless someone is a...