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.
PORTLAND – Sometimes, it is the simplest things that bring a smile to your face, an unexpectedly warm spring day, a knowing wink or smile from your spouse or loved one that can mean only one thing, or in this case, a trip to the fish market. Let me explain. For as long as I […]
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 – High school students, especially boys, may be reticent about sharing their interests and passions. More than anything, they often want to remain as a part of the crowd of students that sometimes silently fill the hallways and classrooms of their school. When Vojtech (“Vojta”) Machtyka decided to leave his home in the Czech […]
SACO – Many of my colleagues write stories that contain lists about everything from the best beer in the state, to the top 10 places to buy a donut in and around Portland. Come to think of it, I probably read that last article more than once. Anyway, this year has been remarkable for me […]
SACO – Most coaches go out of their way to keep players from thinking about anything other than the game or match at hand. But for Eric Marston, coach of the Thornton Academy girls’ basketball team, this year is anything but ordinary: after seven league games, with the team wearing their hearts on their uniform […]
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 […]
PORTLAND – Sometimes I just need to take the afternoon off and go for a walk. Today was one of those days. The day started as many October days do in Maine, cold and dark. The overnight low temperatures hovered in the high 30s and it didn’t look like that would change anytime soon (translation – […]
It would be easy just to spend the holidays working around the house, walking on the beach, or cooking on the grill. My hope is that no matter what we do on this day, we spend at least a little time thinking about those who selflessly put themselves at risk on behalf of their families and […]
B y now, with any kind of luck, most of the snow is off the ground, the days are getting longer, the sun is becoming stronger with each passing minute, and as the warmth of the new year awakens us, winter is becoming more and more of a memory. Not this year. Not in Maine. […]