Wellness

Special Surfers

We can feel the buzz of excitement before we see the surf. Despite the light drizzle, dozens of cars line Beach Avenue in Kennebunk. Volunteers in bright shirts mill about on the sidewalk, directing people to the pop-up tents and registration tables nearby. Down in the  gently … Continue reading

Stone Mountain Arts Center

We are gathered in a forest, within the wooden walls of a converted barn. Rough-hewn beams span the space above us. Soft murmurs of anticipation ripple through the hushed crowd. Strands of tiny white lights twinkle across the birch trees … Continue reading

University of New England College of Dental Medicine

Several years ago, a young woman came into my family medicine practice complaining that she could not lose weight. A mother of two, she was busy with a full-time job, but still found time to exercise regularly. She told me … Continue reading

Royal River Natural Foods

Continuing a two-decade tradition of organic foods and products

Eric Hopkins

The flight from Knox County Regional Airport to North Haven takes only eight minutes, but it follows a path that offers centuries of perspective, both geographic and historic. Crossing Owls Head in the six-passenger Cessna operated by Penobscot Island Air … Continue reading

Maine Magazine | Trail to Ale 10k | Maine Running

Race Day

Most road races start early in the morning, and the Trail to Ale 10K is no exception. The sky is gray and a light mist clings to the crowd gathering on Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Several runners sprint over from the … Continue reading

Maine Magazine | Maine Coast Taijiquan |Ken Ryan

Master Class

The tidy, shingled barn tucked back off Main Street in South Freeport is newer than most of its neighbors, but easily blends into the classic New England village. With skylights and a tall, windowed cupola, its second floor looks from … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain ski/skate

Open Slopes

Like many Maine children, I learned to ski at an early age. My sisters and I spent many January evenings bundled in oversized 80s-style parkas, snowplowing our way down the slopes of Lost Valley in Auburn on rental skis, in the company … Continue reading

Enjoying the Royal

Communities collaborate to create access to nature and nourishment for the soul.