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Back to the Land

Simple ways you can turn your home into a mini homestead By Crystal Sands It wasn’t that long ago that urban gardening was the norm. People gardened in their front yards and on their balconies, and a little chicken coop could often be found in the backyard. While these practices fell out of fashion for…

Curious About Cannabis?

It’s high time to try edible cannabis products that could help with everything from sleep problems to chronic pain  By Sarah Cottrell In 2016, Maine voters decided it was high time to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Since then, a thriving cottage industry of edible marijuana products has bloomed.  For many fans of edibles, the health…


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The art of maple tapping

With Maple Sunday coming up this weekend, check out the basics to get started maple tapping as the sap starts running.

Classic Cocktails with a Twist

Local bars reimagine vintage happy hour classics By Joanna O’Leary Classic cocktails are a great way to add a little spring in your step this season. Or, better yet, how about a fresh take on your favorite tipple? The cocktail renaissance of the 1990s, which centered on fresh ingredients and interesting infusions, has evolved in recent…

10 Years of Blooming

Downtown Bangor Partnership’s Adopt-A-Garden project hits milestone By Marissa Donovan If you’re looking for a sign of spring, you’ll find it rooted in downtown Bangor. Downtown Bangor Partnership’s Beautification Committee started the Adopt-A-Garden project 10 years ago, shaping the landscape with 150 plots of flowers and greenery supported by local businesses and residents in Greater Bangor. …

Frescoes Find Heavenly Home

Vintage building in solon houses floor-to-ceiling frescoes for all to enjoy Story & Photos by Jodi Hersey Not everyone is proud of their past, but that cannot be said for the South Solon Meeting House. From the outside, this 1842 white-sided building, nestled among open fields and rural back roads in Somerset County, resembles that of…

How Maine became Vacationland

Maine’s past is brimming with oddball vacation stories featuring visitors “from away” on the loose in Vacationland, a nickname that first appeared on license plates in 1936.


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