If you listened to the weather reports, this part of the state is supposed to see a new blanket of snow by the end of the day. Some of the forecasts say we’ll see a mixture of rain and snow, others say mostly rain, and there are a brave few who say we’ll see mostly snow.
In any case, it seemed like a good excuse to go for a walk with the dog. If you are at all like me, just being outside will start to make you think. So here are my top five reasons why you should join me and take a step outside today.
BIDDEFORD — For the past year, Derek Volk, president of Volk Packaging Corp., has spent nights, weekends and even days away from his manufacturing business to focus on what has become one of the most important parts of his life: discussing the book he wrote about his 24-year-old son Dylan and his experiences raising a […]
SACO – Don’t tell anybody, but the amount of daylight we get to see in southern Maine is increasing, and as the days get longer, I can’t help but think about the warmer days to come. One sure sign of spring for those who live in the Biddeford/Saco area will occur this year on March […]
I am not a life coach, fitness guru, or even an academic all-star. I’m just a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, student, writer, cyclist, runner, and sometimes a grumpy older man who’s lived more than half a century. Given that it’s almost the beginning of a new year, I thought I ‘d write about a few […]
SACO – Five days. It all starts again next week and I’m excited about the prospects for the new school year. Now, the hallways are quiet, the custodial staff is busy finishing last-minute projects and my colleagues are working to make sure their teaching spaces are ready for students. Yes, it happens every year, but […]
SACO, Maine – James Foley, the journalist from Rye, New Hampshire was 40 years old when his ISIS captors executed him in August. At the time, ISIS claimed the killing was in retribution for the air strikes conducted by the United State military and coalition forces against their positions in Northern Iraq. After Foley was […]
LISBON – All around me are the booths, merchants, and crowds found at many summer festivals in Maine. But unlike any other event, we’ve all come to this small mill town, on a sunny Saturday in July, to watch a parade and celebrate a strange tasting soda, Moxie. According to the Moxie Congress (yes, there […]
OK, I am the first one to admit I have a somewhat fanatical relationship with my bicycle. I’m happy when the last of the snow and ice leaves the roads and I can ride to school each morning. Sometimes, on junkets to Florida during the shortest days of the winter, I’ve been known to pack […]
For as long as I have been writing this blog, I have struggled to find a theme or central idea for most of the stories. Sure, I could write about news events, or the interesting people I meet, but I want to try to focus on those things I’m most passionate about. I want to […]
A ll it took was a simple message: a runner from Virginia, the mother of three, was killed on Monday, January 13, while she was on an early morning training run. Meg Menzies, the 34-year-old wife of an Ashland, VA police officer was struck and killed at about 8 a.m. and allegedly, the driver of […]