Forest and Sea

Taking advantage of southern Maine’s popular beaches and hiking spots before the tourist season is in full swing makes for a relaxing and memorable getaway, without the crowds, long lines and sky-high prices. The region of southern Maine that includes the Yorks, Ogunquit and Wells is among New England’s most popular summer vacation destinations, and… Read More

NoteWorthy – 5/19/19

Featured photo: Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust’s Mark Romanowsky, president, and Jane Calvin, executive director, pose for a photo with their Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant with Joyce Cummings and Joel Swets, executive director of the Cummings Foundation. AROUND THE VALLEY Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust Awarded $200,000 Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust is one of the… Read More

Of Hives and Honey

Beekeepers Keep the MV Buzzing Twenty years ago, Tom Rando kept a handful of apple trees on his Andover property. The trees weren’t producing much fruit, so Rando thought it might help to have pollinators nearby. He built a hive in his backyard, provided almost no care and collected over 200 pounds of honey that… Read More

Long and Winding Road

Despite our collective vow that we would be going straight home after dinner, I detoured the car unexpectedly into the darkish parking lot of an all-but-abandoned strip mall — a depressing scene where only two businesses remained. The tired chicken wings sports bar groaned in the corner its being “Open,” but we headed instead to… Read More

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