Month: June 2017

Field To Family

Field to Family – by Karen Landry 1. Bell Farms, Inc. 1552 Riverside Drive, Auburn (207) 784-1455 or see them on Facebook. Bell Farms is a local staple, and if you’re looking for corn and potatoes, this is the place. Check out their variety of goods at their indoor farm stand, which is open seven days a week. Reviews of Bell Farms boast: “Best potatoes,” and, “Great service.” 2. Blackie’s Farm Fresh Produce 966 Minot Avenue, Auburn (207) 786-0005 or see them on Facebook. A fixture in Lewiston/Auburn for decades now, Blackie’s is the go-to place for many seeking...

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The Healing Power of Hope

The 3rd Annual Summer Block Party hopes to grant 7 Wishes By David Muise | Photography by Lauryn Hottinger On August 12, 2017, the Summer Block Party to benefit the Make-A-Wish Maine will kick off outside at Mac’s Grill in Auburn. The third annual event will feature lots of family entertainment, but according to Make-A-Wish Maine’s Executive Director, Alex Gaeth, the most important thing happening will be… exercising? “Wish granting is about exercising the muscle of possibility,” says Gaeth. “Each donor, each volunteer, each child who has a wish granted, really the entire village of people it takes to...

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Rick Speer – Lewiston Public Library

LA’s most mild-mannered radical activist wields the power of information By Toby Haber-Giasson When Rick Speer sits behind his desk in his top-floor office at the Lewiston Public Library (LPL), he looks upon a series of photos of Mount Katahdin and its rare yet native plants. These vistas have served as a sweet diversion during the busy days that have comprised Rick’s 33 years as LPL’s Director. As Speer unravels himself from his layered civic involvement in the city’s very fabric, he sets his sights on Maine’s natural landscape, which drew him here many years ago.   Ringing tributes...

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Iconic Ice Cream Shops in LA (or is that i-CONE-ic?)

By Dan Marois | Photography by Lauryn Hottinger Seasons in LA are not judged by the date on the calendar but with the opening and closing days at the area’s two iconic ice cream shops. “We claim to be the oldest,” said Lisa Keene, who describes herself as co-owner and general manager of Dairy Joy with a location in both Lewiston and Auburn.  “Our Lewiston location has been here since day one, in 1940, though we’ve had different locations in Auburn.” Tabers isn’t too far behind. “Tabers opened in 1941 as a vegetable stand,” said current owners, Dan and...

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