Thursday, June 30, 2022
Andrew Elihah Edwards

On Stage: A timeless, bewitching ‘Caravan’ arrives in Maine’s ‘desert’

Figures in bright, flowing fabrics approach the middle of nowhere over a desert’s sand dunes, singing and drumming, accompanied by a huge green creature....
theWorst

TheWorst of us: Regrets, Brooke Binion has had a few

Without meaning to diminish anyone’s experience, the “serious youth mental health crisis in this country” that President Joe Biden declared on June 2 in...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: Ghosts aren’t (usually) real

Readers never fail to delight me with emails, texts, voice mail, and rare snail mail. From reaching out for my Bubbie’s latke recipe to...
Desert of Maine sign, camel

Sand through the hourglass: Camp and explore at the Desert of Maine

A glacier started it. A flock of sheep played an integral role. But the Desert of Maine, as we know it today, is largely...
Casey Turner "Grounded"

On Stage: ‘Grounded’ is a different kind of war story

The Pilot is a warrior. Gutsy, smart, and tough, she’s flown planes high into the blue over Middle Eastern deserts to drop bombs on...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: Open a window of kindness

Summer is unofficially here and the weather that reminds us why we live in Maine is within grasp. Between now and the Fourth of...
Northern long-eared bat

Into the Wild: The Maine animals disappearing faster than any other

In a world where wildlife populations are disappearing quickly, some Maine animals have been hit the hardest. The statistics stand out in a field full...
Zach Hurd/Bay Ledges

Spring fling: New music to help you get ready for summer in Maine

Everyone knows summer is playlist season. Whether for backyard barbecues, graduation parties, sitting out on the dock, or floating on the water, there’s always...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: When throwing shade burns

Intentionally or not, even the loveliest of people say and do mean things. The offending statements or snide comments come via hurtful words, body...
Briana Volk

Off Menu: Dining out in Portland should include outdoor dining

Outdoor dining literally saved my business. Without it, we would have been forced to make impossibly difficult choices between opening service indoors before our...