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Rituals Have Reasons
This May seems to be living up to its name. It may be spring, but the recent snowstorms made that hard to believe.
In the Tradition of Porches and Deer Parks
There’s a tradition Maine island people have perfected. Porching.
Bluebirds Over Boothbay
When Queen Elizabeth addressed her nation, and by extension the rest of us, the other day, she summoned up the…
Plans for the next day. And the days after that.
The birds are coming back up the coast to their summer homes in Maine. There are red-wing blackbirds in the…
Maine will be waiting: safe, soothing and serene
In this, Maine’s bicentennial year, there is so much to learn from our history, to relish from our open spaces…
Preparing “A Thousand welcomes” during Maine’s Bicentennial Year
What’s your “Maine thing”? The Office of Maine Tourism has created a clever campaign aimed at reminding visitors that what…
Making Happy Campers, One Summer Day at a Time
Summer camp. One of the shimmering illusions of American childhood, if the magazine covers and travel page ads popping up…
Romance – Circling Back to the Source to be Renewed
The recent snow followed by a band of freezing rain left the branches glittering. The roadsides and paths were covered…
The Family Traditions of Where You Are
So many of us define who we are by what we are. Doctors, lobstermen, moms, sons, bankers, soldiers, artists, innkeepers…
January Thaw Means the Best is Yet to Come
A couple of days of unseasonably warm weather here in Maine have brought out all sorts of emotions. On the…
The True, the Trusted, the Authentic Traditions of Romance
The wedding coordinator here at Spruce Point Inn tells wedding bells are in the air – at least that’s the…