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Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012
With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen
DEIRDRE FULTON, JEFF INGLIS, AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER
| January 06, 2012
Health 'n' hops
Thomas Jefferson once asserted that beer, when drank in moderation, "promotes health." Trappist monks in Belgium and the Netherlands referred to it as "liquid bread."
Is beer good for you?
| April 01, 2011
Layers of buying local
When we drink a glass of organic milk, or eat organic pork sausage with our organic scrambled eggs, it’s easy to forget what goes into securing that “organic” label.
| June 11, 2010
House of Chang
For more than 30 years, this location housed Lucky Garden, one of the first neighborhood Mandarin-Szechuan restaurants in Greater Boston, and one of the best in stretches.
A welcome change in the neighborhood
| January 29, 2010
Bad times for the good earth
You could say that the plight of the Massachusetts farmer began during the Great Ice Age, when the Laurentide Ice Sheet scraped over New England leaving poor soil and, as one farmer put it, "rocks, rocks, rocks."
How are we going to keep them down on the farm?
| August 14, 2009
Since Squanto taught the Pilgrims to plant maize, no food has been more emblematic of the evolution of American eating habits than corn. That's been true from the sepia-tinged golden age of the Midwestern breadbasket to the present day, where those yello
Why the cheap, mass-produced food we eat is killing our environment, our economy — and us
| June 26, 2009
Ode to fiddleheads
Do you have pteridomania?
| May 15, 2009
20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go
The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 17, 2008
Bringing up Baby
Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
| October 01, 2008
Pick what you eat
In just a few hours, go beyond the agri-tourism of picking berries or apples, and actually learn something about the land.
Fans of organic food: Stop talking, start weeding
| August 20, 2008
Why drink organic booze? There might be a practical reason: fewer, or less-aggressive, hangovers.
| June 11, 2008
Corporate Shopping Alternative
There are still some shares available at regional community-supported agriculture operations, for the lucky ones (myself included) to snatch up over the next month or so.
| March 19, 2008
Mastering the motion
“Masters of Motion” is the kind of catch-all title for a dance bill that encompasses everything and puts you in mind of nothing.
‘Masters of Motion’ in Providence
| February 12, 2008
Hungry at the Holiday
Most of the food banks and soup kitchens across the United States emerged during the so-called Reagan recession of the early 1980s.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank battles a worsening hunger problem
| December 12, 2007
This summer, I got two kittens of my very own, and I am completely obsessed with them.
| November 07, 2007
Libby describes Leahy’s spot on the committee as “good for new England — because without that voice we’d be invisible.”
The federal Farm Bill leaves Mainers in the dust
| August 15, 2007
Man bites dog
I like dogs better than bureaucrats.
Politics and other mistakes
| June 20, 2007
Build it and they will come
The drive out Route 6 past the Orleans rotary gets ever more twee as the landscape changes to the scrubby pine and sandy margins of outer Cape Cod.
WHAT opens its new Julie Harris Stage
| June 11, 2007
It was a grand vision. Maybe even a noble one. “TECHNOPOLIS.”
A development dream that didn’t come true
MARTY D. WOLFAND
| December 06, 2006
The big cheese
Is cheese the new breakthrough trend?
Any way you slice it, cheese is growing in popularity at restaurants all over town
| October 30, 2006
Hot and bothered
I believe President George Bush V when he says we don’t really need the polar ice sheets anyway.
How could another century of global warming change Portland? Here’s a hint — sell your skis
| May 31, 2006
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