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July/August 2013 Issue Archive

Beach Access Controversy | Who Owns the Beach?

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Editor’s Note: On February 4, 2014, The Maine Supreme Judicial Court overturned a ruling that granted the public... Read More »

Belgrade Lakes, Maine | Great Family-Nesting Lakes

Belgrade Lakes, Maine | Great Family-Nesting Lakes

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

The Belgrade Lakes are a cluster of seven bodies of water north of Augusta. There’s no Belgrade Lake... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Judy Squires met with other members of the Patriotic Exercises committee outside the Colt School at 6:45 a.m.... Read More »

Chocolate Plum Cake

5 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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Circus Smirkus | The Big Question with Founder Rob Mermin

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Rob Mermin fulfilled a common dream: he ran away and joined the circus. He toured Europe and Canada,... Read More »

Commercial Herb Garden | ‘In the Garden of Eva’

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

On a perfect blue-sky summer day, two dozen members of the New England Unit of the Herb Society... Read More »

Damariscotta Lake, Maine | Great Coastal Lake

Damariscotta Lake, Maine | Great Coastal Lake

5 votes, 3.80 avg. rating (76% score)

Damariscotta Lake is the glacier’s gift to those of us who love to look at the ocean or... Read More »

DIY Grocery Bags | Paper or Plastic?

DIY Grocery Bags | Paper or Plastic?

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

I think every kitchen in America has a huge, rustling pile of used plastic grocery bags waiting to... Read More »

Farm in Northumberland, New Hampshire | House for Sale

Farm in Northumberland, New Hampshire | House for Sale

8 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

Lost Nation? You’ve never heard of it? Well, it’s a real place, consisting of the northern New Hampshire... Read More »

Fourth of July Menu | Salmon & Peas (with a whopper of a twist)

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Come and celebrate the Fourth of July with us,” Don Seamans said. “We’re cooking salmon in the dishwasher.”... Read More »

Greatest New England Lakes

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

A day by a lake brings the ultimate in summer pleasure … water at your door, a boat... Read More »

Greenheads | Learn about Greenhead Flies, the Beasts of the Northern Wild

22 votes, 4.45 avg. rating (88% score)

The wild serenity of the salt marsh stretches from Maine to Florida. It is a world caught between... Read More »

Homemade Ice Cream | Tips from Ice Cream Guru Gus Rancatore

Homemade Ice Cream | Tips from Ice Cream Guru Gus Rancatore

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

For more than 30 years Gus Rancatore has served up ice cream flavors, from bourbon black pepper to... Read More »

How to Grow a Meadow | Gardening Advice

How to Grow a Meadow | Gardening Advice

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

If you’re having a new house built, you’ll probably have the land around the house graded, tilled, and... Read More »

In the Shadow of Mount Washington | A Photographic Journey

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

  The artists came to Mount Washington and its valley first, in the middle of the 19th century,... Read More »

Lake Willoughby, Vermont | Great Views Lake

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Stunningly beautiful Willoughby is wedged between Mounts Pisgah and Hor, each more than 2,500 feet high. A century... Read More »

Lobster Chowder | Recipe from Best Cook in Town Dick Bridges

Lobster Chowder | Recipe from Best Cook in Town Dick Bridges

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Dick Bridges, who has been pulling lobsters from the waters down around Stonington and Isle au Haut, Maine,... Read More »

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

There are three things visitors notice upon entering the bedroom of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as “Mark... Read More »

Mary’s Farm | The Turning Wheel of the Garden

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

I’ve gardened from a very young age, starting when I was probably 6 or 7, following my father... Read More »

Moosehead Lake, Maine | Great Big Lake

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In places, Moosehead is as wide as most lakes are long, but our family is drawn to the... Read More »

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Have you ever wanted to know more about the New England landmarks that pepper the six-state region? Our... Read More »

Newfound Lake, New Hampshire | Great Daytrip Lake

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

On the first morning when the thermometer on the shady north side of our house inches up into... Read More »

Nubble Lighthouse | Facts and Trivia

Nubble Lighthouse | Facts and Trivia

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

DON’T MISS: Photos of New England’s Most Famous Lighthouses.   The Cape Neddick Light Station, a.k.a. Nubble Light,... Read More »

Stone Fruit Recipes | Into the Summer Orchard

Stone Fruit Recipes | Into the Summer Orchard

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

My father introduced me to the art of cherry picking. Every year, anticipating peak ripeness, he watched the... Read More »

Summer Haying | Lessons from the Hayfield

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

About six years ago, my wife, Penny, and I, along with our sons, Finlay and Rye, began haying... Read More »

The Best Places to Watch Wildlife in New England

The Best Places to Watch Wildlife in New England

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Few experiences are more awe-inspiring than watching a whale launch its massive body this close to your boat,... Read More »

The Upcycled Garden | Salvaged Materials in the Garden

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

  An enormous “O” hangs in Jeff Soderbergh’s backyard, dangling from a cherry tree like a giant earring.... Read More »



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