Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Into the Wild: Saying something nice about Maine’s most-hated animals

We live in polarized times. I read a stat online that said Americans are more divided than ever, and I believe it even if...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: What I can’t control and can’t ignore

Despite my quest for simplicity, I bought an air fryer. Not just a puny egg-shaped air fryer, but a beast of a countertop appliance...
"Homecoming: An Odyssey" artwork

On Stage: A ‘Homecoming’ of epic proportions at Mad Horse Theatre Company

What is home? How do we define it? What does it mean to be away from home, to return home, to live there? This week,...
Aroots

Go north, music lovers: Head to New Sweden for the best little festival in...

As you may have heard, Ghost of Paul Revere, one of Maine's true music success stories, has decided to call it quits. Their Ghostland...
Briana Volk

Off Menu: Just being nominated makes a difference

After more than two years of restaurants struggling to stay afloat, and keep their staff safe and their doors open, do awards in the...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: ‘What are you waiting for?’

You’ve seen it here before, but leaving Maine almost anytime other than the dead of winter is a waste of much-anticipated weather. On the...
Sixby Hanover photo by Keith Luke

Game On: Maine syndicate harnesses love of racing

Every time Sixby Hanover trots the Cumberland Raceway the 4-year-old horse has a strong following. Owned by the 20-member Ivory Pine Syndicate, Sixby Hanover’s harness...
Shannon Bryan on Monhegan

Ferry, hiking, beer: Monhegan Island day trip checks all the boxes

You don’t have to take a 50-minute ferry ride to Monhegan Island to enjoy a day of spectacular hiking along tall cliffs and rocky...
Natalie Ladd's garden while the flag was still flying.

Leftovers: An uncomfortable month

With the help of my soul sister, I have an extraordinary little patch of a flower garden. She designed it so there would be...
Midsommar in New Sweden

Letter from Aroostook: Welcome to Midsommar

Winters in The County are long and rugged, and summer is a time of festivals and fairs. Few events can top the annual Midsommar...