July 2015


The buzz starts right at 5 p.m. Young families show up as the doors open, eager to enjoy an early dinner and still get the kids to bed on time. An hour later, couples and a few small groups gather … Continue reading

Boothbay, Wiscasset, and Damariscotta

I’ve been looking forward to this trip up the coast—far enough to feel “away,” but?not a long drive. I’m hoping for a much- needed relaxing weekend to take in the sights and smells of the warmer seasons in Maine.   … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes

A vacation from a vacation. Our time in Belgrade Lakes is a welcome weekend of relaxation after a ten-day whirlwind tour of Spain.   Friday 2:45 p.m. on the road My husband Byron has to work until the end of the … Continue reading

Bill Green

A Maine native, Bill Green is an anchor and reporter for WLBZ 2 and WCSH 6. He has been in the television business for four decades. For the past 15 years, Green has had his own series called Bill Green’s … Continue reading

Capture: Summer Movie

Everyday moments in Maine documented by those who live in and love our state.   I grew up in a photo-obsessed family, who seemed to believe if a moment wasn’t documented, it probably never happened. Because of this life philosophy, … Continue reading

Tom & Shannon: Collaborating in the Zapoteca Kitchen and at Home

In the past four years, Shannon Bard has accomplished more than most people will attempt in a lifetime.   In collaboration with her husband, Tom, she opened two busy Mexican restaurants, published a cookbook, appeared in (and won!) the Food … Continue reading

Freshwater Fishing Spots

In Maine’s North Woods, the experienced angler can find remote locations that can only be accessed on foot. In the Lakes Region’s deep, calm bodies of water fishermen can reel in some of the best landlocked salmon.   Whatever your … Continue reading