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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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Make your own scrubby sponges

Using netting from a clementines box, I’ve made these to scrub my pots and pans gently after use — and they work well without scratching.

How to get started with home canning

Experts caution it’s important to understand that canning is a science, so recipes from reputable sources need to be followed exactly.


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