CAPE ELIZABETH – Most Saturdays in the summer I take my bicycle for a ride – sometimes I head inland and play among the hills near ...
KENNEBUNK – Let’s just say my surfing adventure begins with the wetsuit. “What size t-shirt do you wear?” the young, attractive, blond-haired girl behind the ...
AUGUSTA – President Barack Obama recently asked Congress for close to $4 billion to help with the problem of illegal immigrants coming into the United States from Mexico. Now he’s asking Mainers to do their part as well. The Portland Press Herald, reported that Gov. Paul LePage recently learned that eight children who apparently immigrated to the […]
LISBON – All around me are the booths, merchants, and crowds found at many summer festivals in Maine. But unlike any other event, we’ve all come to this small mill town, on a sunny Saturday in July, to watch a parade and celebrate a strange tasting soda, Moxie. According to the Moxie Congress (yes, there […]
SACO – The four front bays of the Central Fire Station on Thornton Street in Saco have been empty since April 2011, but by Aug. 1 they once again will be filled with heavy equipment, noise, and maybe even a little sweat. Ricky Sirois and his wife, Jen Sirois, signed a lease with Housing Initiatives […]
SCARBOROUGH – On Wednesday, July 3, as thousands of tourists were crossing the border between Maine and New Hampshire for the holiday weekend, a 48′ car-hauler, wrapped in white vinyl graphics depicting soldiers and sailors was escorted by state police vehicles and approximately 50 members of the Patriot Riders motorcycle club. The trailer contained a replica […]
Yes, these posts are supposed to document my summer of cycling, but yesterday was one of the ‘big’ days for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the World Cup, and I spent most of my day looking forward to the game. I was not disappointed. As I said today, if, two weeks ago, someone told me the team […]
OK, I am the first one to admit I have a somewhat fanatical relationship with my bicycle. I’m happy when the last of the snow and ice leaves the roads and I can ride to school each morning. Sometimes, on junkets to Florida during the shortest days of the winter, I’ve been known to pack […]
It would be easy just to spend the holiday working around the house, walking on the beach, or cooking on the grill. My hope is that no matter what we do on this day, we spend at least a little time thinking about those who selflessly put themselves at risk on behalf of their families and […]
SACO – Cities and cycling enthusiasts across the nation have named May as the “Bike to Work” month, and Friday, May 16, the city of Portland and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine decided to join the fun. As someone who admittedly already has a close relationship with his bike, I decided to join them. As a […]