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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 […]

Oyster Lady finds peace and her place on the Maine coast

BIDDEFORD – People are often given labels and titles throughout their lives, and for Biddeford resident, Abigail Carroll, she never thought one of them would include “accidental oyster farmer.” Carroll, the owner and operator of Nonesuch Oyster Farms, said the route to owning a running a successful oyster farm has certainly been a unique one. […]

Maine’s other connection to the first commander in chief

THOMASTON – Once called “the most beautiful house in Maine; perhaps the most beautiful house in all of New England,” the 22-room Montpelier estate was built in 1793 by General Henry Knox, Revolutionary War artillery commander and first U.S. secretary of war. Knox was the hero who dragged 59 cannon nearly 300 miles from Fort […]

Maybe we are all connected to one another …

ETHIOPIA –  Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Paul Salopek doesn’t believe humans were meant to sit still. In fact, he’s going to spend the next seven years of his life tracing, on foot, the path our ancestors took as they left east Africa and explored the globe. The journey begins in Ethiopia and will end at the tip […]

Presidents’ Day – Maine’s connection to the first commander in chief

Even as the day slips past, Mainers are reminded the history of their state reaches back to colonial days and the founding fathers. George Washington died in December 1799 and as the country mourned the passing of a great leader, 18-year-old Elizabeth (Eliza) Wadsworth, from Portland, wrote to her father hoping he would send her […]

The oldest continuously operating Catholic church in New England

NEWCASTLE – Given the latest news from the Vatican, we thought it only appropriate to tell you a story about the oldest continuously operating Catholic church in New England. It’s right here in Maine. The oldest surviving Catholic Church in New England is not in Boston, but here in Newcastle, Maine, where the St. Patrick […]

Still lighting the way

CAPE NEDDICK –  One of the most beautiful and picturesque lighthouses in the northeast is just some 20 minutes north of Portsmouth, in York, Maine. Nubble Light, or Cape Neddick Station, has been lighting the way for mariners since it was built in 1879 for $15,000. The lighthouse is located at Sohier Park and at […]