Down East Americana

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/28 7:43A Benjamin Williamson [photos] et
Photo essay depicting some of the unusual buildings and roadside peculiarities of Hancock and Washington County, including Wild Blueberry Land in Columbia Falls, the Square Deal Garage in Stonington, and "Big Jim," a.k.a. the Stinson Man, of...

Maine Homes: House Tour: Sweet Spot

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/28 7:28A Sarah Stebbins
A photographic house tour of the home of George and Donna Scontsas in Cape Porpoise. The home is a 1940s cottage on Sampson Cove.

Maine Homes: Fantasyland

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/28 7:23A Virginia M. Wright
Donna Roggenthein discusses the garden she has cultivated around her woodside cottage in Friendship, and how she has incorporated her found-object art in her landscaping.

Maine Homes: You and She Could Write an Ag Romance

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/28 7:08A S. S.
A brief interview with Sue Lanpher, Maine Farmland Trust's FarmLink coordinator - the person who connects people trying to sell farmland with people looking to buy. Lanpher discusses the purpose of her position, how the coronavirus pandemic has...

An Effort to Save Working Waterfront in Yarmouth

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/28 5:46A Laurie Schreiber
An article relating the story of the boatbuilding yard at 123 Even Keel Road in Yarmouth and the efforts invested in keeping it part of a working waterfront. Details how Chad Strater and Rebecca Rundquist formed Sea Meadow Marine Foundation in...

Stirring the Pot

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/28 5:09A Renee Cordes
An accounting of Portland's restaurant scene in the (almost-)post-COVID era. The stories of newer eateries Leeward, Twelve, and Bar Futo illustrate how the city's celebrated culinary culture persists and thrives despite the pandemic and other...

On the Record: Michael Bourque

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/27 6:01A Renee Cordes
An interview with Michael Bourque, president and CEO of MEMIC Group, a Portland-based workers' compensation insurance company. Among other topics, Bourque discusses his interest in attracting more small-business clients outside of Maine,...

One of Maine's Most Recognized Faces in the Pandemic Leaves for DC

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/27 5:47A Peter Van Allen et al.
A brief article relating the departure of Maine CDC director Nirav Shah for Washington D. C. to become principal deputy director of the United States CDC. Includes praise from Governor Janet Mills and others for Shah's leadership and...

Thinking of Buying a House or Car?

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/27 5:07A Betsy Mayberry
Overview of two workshops for new Mainers from May 20, 2018 sponsored by Ladder to the Moon Network: "How to Buy a House" was led by Evan Lelansky, broker-realtor from Keller Williams and Board of Directors member of hoMEworks ; "How to Buy a...

South Sudanese Community Association's Community Champions League

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/27 5:01A John Ochira
Brief article about the Community Champions League, a summer soccer program for young people from Greater Portland piloted by the South Sudanese Community Association. Describes the events of the 2017 season, notes the importance of making...

Cape Verde Independence

Portland Public Library Digital Commons 3/27 4:51A Amjambo Africa! staff writers
Snippet and photos noting the celebration of Cape Verdean independence held at the Maine Historical Society July 6, 2018.
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