Archive for September, 2017

Wild Blueberries In Maine, Nothing Else Compares.

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Growing up on a Maine potato farm, my three older brothers and I did not eat a lot of rice. Not so many helpings of fresh Maine blueberries either. Local fruit like raspberries, strawberries, apples, pears were the mainstay for something sweet. To end, to round out the family table offerings at meal time. A […]

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The Local Rural Grapevine For News, Tailor Made For Small Maine Towns.

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The majority of the space in the country is rural. Yet city beat news reporters don’t venture into rural areas very often. You had some tongue in cheek rural programming shows back in the black and white era of television. Andy of Mayberry, Petticoat Junction, The Waltons, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies. The small town […]

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The Slow Shift From Maine Summer To Fall Harvest Colors.

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The leaf color in Maine, dry conditions affect the scenery ahead. The start of following the Maine fall foliage reports begin this week. Northern Maine is at or near the peak of fall color by the end of September. Hiking Maine in the fall is more breathtaking with the explosion of color. Tourism from leaf […]

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The Transition From City To Small Town Maine Rural Living.

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When you put the city life in the rear view mirror, the transition to small town Maine presents many twists and turns. The lower cost of living is one of the primary perks. And easy adjustment like no crime, no traffic and being able to see the stars at night because no light pollution. There […]

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