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Innovation Education | Gould Academy | Maine Magazine

Innovation Education

A small, private school in western Maine is nurturing some big ideas. A robot that can take underwater photographs and a student-run cafe are both products of Gould Academy’s Marlon Family IDEAS Center, a two-year-old innovation facility where students employ a concept called … Continue reading

Sled Ready | Jackman | Border Riders Sportsman Club | Maine Magazine

Sled Ready

It’s like a boat hitting a wake. The two-seat snowmobile strikes something on the ice of Big Wood Pond and catches air. We’ve been zooming along, nearly flying, in a straight shot across frozen water in the Moose River Valley in … Continue reading

Lewiston + Auburn | 48HRS Maine | Maine Magazine

Lewiston + Auburn

The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn straddle the Androscoggin River, which for decades powered mills along the shore. Some of the mills have now been redeveloped, with restaurants and other businesses occupying the expansive industrial space, while a walking path connects … Continue reading

Falmouth + Yarmouth | 48HRS Maine | Maine Magazine

Falmouth + Yarmouth

These southern Maine towns are more than bedroom communities to Portland, offering coastal escapes and burgeoning local food options. Friday 3:45 p.m. @ Town Landing Market My first stop is Falmouth Foreside’s well-known convenience store. It’s been around since the late … Continue reading

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Seafood for Thought

The Gulf of Maine, a diverse watershed stretching from Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, has historically been one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Its famously plentiful codfish sustained early settlers—the Pilgrims survived one winter … 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

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf

Before my trip in August, I never paired Sugarloaf with the word summer. Then I found out about the itinerary details: zip lining, live music by the Tricky Britches, a scenic chairlift ride, and local dining. (They had me at … Continue reading