Monday, January 24, 2022
Santa and Mrs. Claus

Letter from Aroostook: Come for Christmas in The County

We got our first snow this week, about 4 inches that settled down to 3, and it is later than usual, but we are...
Tuongthach Gatkek

Game On: Portland to Florida via Texas

Is Tuongthach Gatkek Maine basketball's best-kept secret? "Oh yeah, most definitely," the University of Florida sophomore said. As a self-proclaimed expert in all things Maine hoops, I'm...
Pawtuckaway State Park

Boulders, fire tower, remnants of a volcano

Over the border and through the woods, to Pawtuckaway State Park we go. If you’ve been to Pawtuckaway in Nottingham, New Hampshire, about an hour...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: You can’t be strong for others if you’re not strong yourself

Someone I know well and love deeply is in need. This person has been experiencing physical health problems that are manifesting in several ways and...
Rich Topol in "Searching for Mr. Moon"

On Stage: Art leads the way in ‘Searching for Mr. Moon’ at Portland Stage

'Searching for Mr. Moon” opens with a surge of tangled violins and cellos. Colorful squiggles and arrows careen across the stage, projected over fragmented...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: Curiosity killed the Nat

By societal standards, I’m a nosy busybody. Any conversation within earshot becomes fair eavesdropping game. Whispers exchanged between two bored guys at "Swan Lake" offer...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: A boy and his dog on the path back from addiction

Earlier this month, Jennifer Kirk, 52, of South Portland, posted a Facebook message asking if anyone could rehome her son Will’s 1-year-old pit bull,...
Norman Patry at Cranksgiving

Cycle for Thanksgiving stuffing in Portland

All eyes are on the Thanksgiving dinner prize (The turkey! The potatoes! The many slices of many pies!). I most love the cranberry sauce...
Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland returns home with ‘You Don’t Have to Know’

Eleanor Buckland’s musical upbringing is about as Maine as it gets. A frequent attendee of Maine Fiddle Camp playing duo gigs with father Andy...
Jay Mack and Brynn Lewallen

On Stage: Buoyant, witty ‘Lady Susan’ at Good Theater in Portland

The reputation of Lady Susan has preceded her. Though recently widowed, Susan’s latest indiscretions in London have earned her the distinction of “most accomplished...