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Friday, July 18, 2008


Kayaking heaven: the coastal islands of Maine

We set out early on July 4 from Carlisle for Orr’s Island, Maine, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge in Harpswell, just south of Brunswick. The trip takes about two-and-a-half hours, not including a stop for superb strawberries at the farmers market in Brunswick. We put our kayaks into the water not far from the Cribstone Bridge between Orr’s ...more

Fragrant summer herbs are ready for the kitchen

A lot of you out there are great gardeners, and right now, your patches of heaven are probably redolent with the heady fragrances of fresh herbs of all colors and textures. I admire all of you who have gardens. I am a terrible gardener limited to boxes of herbs and pots of flowers on my deck and one big box of tomato plants that is really my husband’s. Although ...more

One mom, two kids, five wheels

So far, this is shaping up to be The Summer of the Bike. ...more

BIODIVERSITY CORNER: Milkweed visitors

Milkweed blooms in late June and July. The big drooping clusters of heavy, scented pink flowers attract a variety of butterflies and other insects – so if you have a sprained ankle, or it’s too hot to go for a walk, just pull up a chair beside your milkweed, sit there, and see what comes. If you don’t have milkweed in your garden, sit in the Towle Field ...more

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