2021 Maine International Film Festival a hybrid celebration July 9-18

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay This year's Maine International Film Festival will be a mix of in-person, drive-in, and online events from Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 18. Festival passes and packages are now on sale. The passes range from $95 to $150, with the higher-priced pass allowing access to all in-person, drive-in, … Continue reading 2021 Maine International Film Festival a hybrid celebration July 9-18

Tickets on sale for the 2021 Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts

A giant cream puff, one of fair-goers' favorite treats at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts (photo credit: Eastern States Exposition) The Eastern States Exposition, better known as The Big E, has tickets for sale for 17 days of fun in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. This year's dates for the fair are … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the 2021 Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts

Maine Maple Sunday returns March 27-28

Collecting sap from a maple tree in Maine (photo credit: Maine Maple Producers Association) After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Maple Sunday is returning Saturday-Sunday, March 27-28. This year, more than 100 maple sugar houses will participate. Maple sugar hours are adjusting their hours and purchase options this year, which include … Continue reading Maine Maple Sunday returns March 27-28

Somerset SnowFest celebrates all things winter in Maine and online

An ice fishing derby, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a downhill kayak race, and a box sled race for kids are among the activities scheduled for the Somerset SnowFest. Activities take place Lake George Regional Park in Canaan, Maine, Coburn Park in Skowhegan, and the town of Madison Sunday, February 21, through Sunday, February 28. Other activities … Continue reading Somerset SnowFest celebrates all things winter in Maine and online

Yarmouth Clam Festival cancels for the second year in a row

The COVID pandemic continues to wreak havoc on festival schedules. Now some summer festivals that cancelled in 2020 are doing it again because of safety concerns and state restrictions on large gatherings. The Yarmouth Clam Festival in Yarmouth, Maine is among these casualties. But this year, organizers are looking at other ways to celebrate outside … Continue reading Yarmouth Clam Festival cancels for the second year in a row

Armchair photo tours: A colorful sunrise near Biddeford, Maine

Photos by Cheryl Landes Often when I travel to New England, I get up early and drive to the coast to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. In today's armchair photo tour, I'm sharing some views from one of my favorite Atlantic sunrises at a beach near Biddeford, Maine. Biddeford is 96 miles … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A colorful sunrise near Biddeford, Maine

Haunted car wash a frightfully fun experience in Augusta

A clown greets a customer at Fast Eddie's haunted car wash in Augusta, Maine (photo credit: WABI Channel 8) If you're in Augusta, Maine, for Halloween, you can celebrate Halloween by getting your car sparkling clean in a haunted car wash. It's happening on Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, at Fast Eddie’s Express … Continue reading Haunted car wash a frightfully fun experience in Augusta

Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series Tuesday nights through November 17

Puffin (photo by Cheryl Landes) Updated November 14, 2020 The entire lecture series is now available to stream athogisland.audubon.org/programs/lecture-series. ------------------------------------- If you're new to birding or an avid birder, the Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series has something for you. These free lectures start tonight and continue every Tuesday, except Election Day, through November 17. … Continue reading Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series Tuesday nights through November 17

Find the peak color in New England on this live fall foliage map

Fall colors at Umbagog Lake in Cambridge, New Hampshire (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're looking for the best spots for leaf peeping in the New England, check out this peak fall foilage map from Yankee Publishing. Select a date on the calendar to see which areas are before peak color, at peak, or past … Continue reading Find the peak color in New England on this live fall foliage map