Over the edge: Rappel down a waterfall with Northeast Mountaineering

When you stand at the top of Ripley Falls – at a safe distance from the edge, of course, because standing at the edge...

Letter from Aroostook: You say potato, he says lifestyle

Most produce departments in any grocery store or supermarket sell at least a half dozen varieties of potatoes from all over the country. California...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: Miss your paper menu? Get used to it

The first website was published 30 years ago this month. Without much to do, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee, who worked for a...

On Stage: Reclaiming hope in the ‘Age of Bees’

The setting of “Age of Bees” is a landscape of chain-link, wooden crates, a power box, wraith-like sheets of fabric, and a tortured gnarl...

Leftovers: Restaurants at a watershed moment

Dismally low front-of-house restaurant staffing continues to be a post-quarantine conundrum. I’m told places like the classic Back Bay Grill, tapas-favorite Sur Lie, and...

Workingman’s soul: Nigel Hall asks us to get ‘Spiritual’

It’s hard to imagine many musicians hustling like Nigel Hall. The former Maine keyboardist and vocalist has explored the musical world on tour and...

Into the Wild: Environmental wins in the Maine Legislature

The first session of the Maine Legislature concluded in early July and it went out on a high note. No one really knew how the...

Ride the railcycles: Take a 2-person pedal bike tour on a train track

Feel the wind on your face and listen to the rhythmic tunk-tunk of wheels on railroad tracks during an easy-going ride on a railcycle. These...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: The accidental tourist

Only in real life do we experience truly humbling moments.  We can read a moving vignette or watch films with empathy, but seeing and doing...

Touch of ‘Gold’: The Mallett Brothers Band use the pandemic to level up

Every band has a why-the-pandemic-sucked story. For the Mallett Brothers Band, it’s all about the tour that was supposed to start in March 2020...