Tag Archives: Maine

Cue the duckboats … Portland’s connection to a boat ride on the Charles

For 86 years they always managed to find a way to lose and now for the third time in a decade, the Boston Red Sox are sitting on top of the baseball world. Who would have believed it? As a teacher who saw many of these players grow and develop at Hadlock Field, I knew […]

Sometimes history is just a train ride away

For 86 years they couldn’t win the big one. Now, for the third time in the last 10 years the Red Sox are knocking on the door. For those of us who grew up in the greater Boston area and transplanted ourselves to Maine, this time of year we often feel a strong pull from […]

Community group unites against bullying

SACO – Many school children in Maine know all too well that the hallways and classrooms they occupy each day are filled with taunts, insults and bullies. Deb Landry, a Saco resident, published author, and the Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center is working to change that reality. “It’s the number one problem in our […]

A wedding party plus one (2)

It was cold, quiet, and the summer sun peeked over the horizon about 20 minutes ago. Frank left the house early, especially for a Saturday; Judy was gently snoring and as he kissed her cheek and said goodbye, she murmured “good luck.” “Keys, wallet, phone, jacket,” he said out loud as he made his way […]

Tours show that coast continues to change

By Summer Dorr Contributing Writer (Mainely Media LLC) SACO – Maine Sea Grant held its second “Resilient Coast Tour” meeting in Saco, traveling to properties in Wells, Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach for an event that lasted from 9 a.m. to nearly 5 p.m. The main intent of the day’s gathering Saturday, June 29, was […]

Kids Cook: Smoothie Day at The Central School

“Today, everybody is going to be a cook!” Cheers and smiles burst forth from a room of four and five year olds as Chef Kathy Gunst introduced the day’s culinary adventure to a class at The Central School in Berwick, Maine. In an effort to educate kids and their families on the importance of healthy […]

Someone left the overhead lights on

BAR HARBOR – This weekend, as Mainers get ready for bed, their eyes should drift toward the sky – they just might see the northern lights. The national weather service has indicated that for those living in the northeast, there just might be an amazing display of the aurora borealis this weekend. Now here’s the […]

‘Cats’ will take center stage at Thornton Academy

SACO – For the third year in a row, the Thornton Academy Players are performing one of the most popular Broadway musicals. The curtain at the Harry P. Garland II auditorium will rise on Wednesday, April 24, when students at the Saco school will perform in one of the longest-running shows, “Cats.” According to set […]