Connecting with history by way of an old boat

“Working with wood helps me make sense of the world,” says Erik Squire, who loves wood and surrounds himself with it every single day. The Connecticut-born woodworker has been hard at work since 1997, fashioning useful and beautiful wood moldings, windows, doors, and just about anything else found on a building. Squire lives in Cutler […]

Finding island sheep and seeing the past

Downeast is known for its unspoiled and rugged coastline, but, in my mind, the islands that dot its waters bring an added luster to this place. They are like magical jewels hidden on a piece of bundled fabric. When unraveled, they spill out one by one, and finding them is like finding buried treasure. Anyone […]

Looking for some living history? Head to Machias and the Wild Blueberry Festival

There will be something new and different at this year’s 43rd annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17, 18 and 19, and it has nothing to do with blueberries. Reminiscent of Paul Revere’s ride and his famous warning, “the British are Coming,” these same words will be shouted from one […]

Remembering and finding those special places yesterday and today

All of us have a special place we like to visit and spend some time. On a recent trip back to Allentown, Pa., the place I was born and raised, I had the opportunity to visit such a place. — A place I have not been back to in a very long time. Growing up […]