Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ask your loved ones to be safe on the ice this winter

With snow on the ground and a few frigid days behind us, we’re nearing the point of our late-pre-winter when Mainers start doing things that get themselves killed. It happens every year. Unfortunate. Tragic. But true. Lakes and ponds are “making ice,” as we say, and many of us are eager to get out there […]

Real ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’? Bangor author’s experience makes books shine

Not long ago, I was talking with a friend of mine. It turns out he knew Denis Dauphinee, an author I’d recently interviewed. “He’s great. He is the real, live ‘Most Interesting Man in the World,’” my friend told me. Can’t say that I disagree. Dauphinee, who goes by “D,” has worked as a farmer, […]

New Animal Planet show “Cold River Cash” focuses on Maine elver fishing

Move over “North Woods Law.” Animal Planet is launching another Maine-based reality TV show that looks like a winner. It’s called “Cold River Cash,” and it it focuses on three teams of Maine fishermen who spend 10 weeks  a year trying to earn thousands of dollars fishing for glass eels, or elvers. Animal Planet sent […]

Winter weather on the way, it’s time to think snow

According to the most recent reports, it looks like a pretty good snowstorm will hit much of the state early Sunday morning, turning Maine into a winter wonderland. Or, if you’re like some folks I work with, the storm will officially mark the date when you’re supposed to make like a bear and hibernate for […]

73-year-old Orland woman bags 240-pound deer

Jane Seekins says she doesn’t know how many more years she’ll deer hunt. Health concerns have begun to crop up more regularly, and the 73-year-old from Orland sometimes struggled to get into the woods this year. Chances are good that she’ll continue to find a way to hunt a bit … and when she does, […]

Ice angler alert: Allagash winter camping registration set for Saturday

Avid ice anglers hoping to score a coveted Allagash Wilderness Waterway winter camping pass will have to act fast on Saturday, Dec. 14, when registration opens. A total of 48 sites at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook are available, but Matthew LaRoche, superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, expects most sites will be rented out […]

Maine residents to get $29 lift tickets at Sugarloaf or Sunday River on Maine Ski Day

If you’re an avid skier and you’re looking for a bargain, you may want to head to either of the state’s biggest resorts on Sunday to celebrate Maine Ski Day. Thanks to sponsorship help from The Bank of Maine, both Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley and Sunday River in Newry will offer deeply reduced prices on […]