BOSTON, Massachusetts - Over the last two decades, the U.S. has seen a fourfold increase in accidental deaths caused by opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Law enforcement officials are also reporting an alarming spike in heroin use as addicts shift away from prescription opioids to illegal substances, which are often cheaper...read more / comment
Maine Author Paul Doiron
OQUOSSOC, MAINE - On Saturday, September 27, author Paul Doiron will be at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc doing a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Doiron's appearance is in conjunction with the special exhibit currently at the museum about the Maine Warden Service since Doiron's main character is a game warden...read more / comment
KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine's western mountains will serve as the backdrop for guided hikes, yoga, painting and personal development classes at Maine Huts & Trails Fall Women's Weekend, Oct. 17-19 at the popular Stratton Brook Hut.Women's Weekend participants can expect great fall hiking and mountain biking at the Stratton Brook Hut.
"Fall marks a time of...read more / comment
BAR HARBOR, Maine - An impressive group of speakers is lined up for the 6th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival presented by Celestron happening in Bar Harbor Sept. 25-29.
The festival is geared toward families and astronomers alike. It's a way for residents and visitors to celebrate and promote the protection of the night skies while enjoying nationally recognized...read more / comment
KINGFIELD, Maine - New late summer and fall activities at Maine Huts & Trails (MH&T) will provide visitors with an alternative paddling experience on Flagstaff Lake, a guided three-day adventure along the Dead River, and nearly three miles of mountain biking on a professionally designed singletrack trail.A guest tries stand up paddling at the Maine... read more / comment
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - Demand for healthier foods grown close to home has created a growing wholesale demand for locally-sourced grains according to Amber Lambke, president of the Somerset Grist Mill, LLC and its Maine Grains label.... read more / comment
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - More than 65 volunteers are expected to take part in the second annual TrailFest 2014 Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24.TrailFest volunteers gather at Stratton Brook Hut.
The event, organized by the Carrabassett Region New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and Maine Huts & Trails, is part of a larger effort...read more / comment
BAR HARBOR, Maine - Wine Spectator magazine has honored The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn with the Award of Excellence. This annual award recognized The Looking Glass for its detailed and extensive selection of wines. Each vintage featured on their wine list has been carefully selected to complement the fresh, complex flavors of Chef Arturo Montes' menu....read more / comment
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - Amber Lambke, executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance, is firing up the oven for fresh local pizza at the Skowhegan State Fair through Aug. 16. The artisan pizzas featured at the Maine Grain Alliance wood-fired pizza...read more / comment
BAR HARBOR, Maine - With days spent enjoying the natural beauty and outdoor recreation available in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, what better way to unwind and relax than with an evening outdoor movie for the whole family?
This week, Bar Harbor's Summer Family Film Series kicked off and will take place every Wednesday...read more / comment
WATERVILLE and UNITY, Maine - Thomas College and Unity College have entered into a partnership that will put an MBA within reach of more Maine students and strengthen the marketable job skills of graduates from both colleges through a series of new online courses. The partnership, with...read more / comment
BOSTON, Massachusetts - Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is offering free online training to doctors and other prescription drug prescribers to help them balance the benefits and risks of prescribing opioid pain relievers.
The training is part of BUSM's SCOPE (Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education) of Pain program, which supports a national effort...read more / comment
KINGFIELD, Maine - Chef Jordan Rolleston and staff welcome visitors to the second annual Harvest at the Hut event on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Stratton Brook Hut of Maine Huts & Trails. The five-course meal will include hors d'oeuvres, soup, salad, pasta, entrée and dessert.The table... read more / comment
KINGFIELD, Maine - Lani Cochrane was recently hired as recreation program manager at Maine Huts & Trails (MHT) in Kingfield.Maine Huts & Trails Lani Cochrane
Cochrane will be responsible for initiating, implementing and organizing all guided and non-guided recreation activities offered by MHT, from canoeing and kayaking to hiking, biking, star gazing...read more / comment
AUGUSTA, Maine - Nancy Marshall, CEO of Nancy Marshall Communications (NMC), announced that Account Executive Kevin Gove has been promoted to chief content officer for the agency.NMC's Chief Content Officer Kevin Gove
"Kevin has proven he knows how to generate content that engages the targeted audiences of our clients. He puts together strategies that...read more / comment
KINGFIELD, Maine - Sarah Carter, daughter of Mike and Martha Carter of Buxton, Maine, and a graduate of Bonny Eagle High School class of 2007, is working at Maine Huts & Trails as hutmaster at the Grand Falls hut. In her position, she works to ensure guests have a fun, enlightening, and comfortable experience once they reach the hut. One of the most important...read more / comment
NORTHEAST HARBOR, Maine - The Nature Conservancy's Chief Conservation Officer, Mainer Bill Ginn, will share his thoughts on the Conservancy's work in the Southern Andes region of South America, August 11, at the Northeast Harbor Library.Bill Ginn. Photo by Mark Godfrey/TNC.
WHEN: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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WATERVILLE, Maine - A new three-year pilot program to be launched this fall at Thomas College will allow students to earn an undergraduate business degree in three years instead of the traditional four. The program is made possible through a $135,731 grant awarded to the college by...read more / comment
KINGFIELD, Maine - Residents of Franklin and Somerset counties can enjoy half-priced Locals Day rates for overnight accommodations every Tuesday night from July 8 until the end of summer at the Poplar, Stratton Brook and Grand Falls off-the-grid huts of Maine Huts & Trails (MH&T).Mountain biking with a view at Maine Huts & Trails
"We want local...read more / comment
WATERVILLE, Maine - Thomas College and Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) have forged a new partnership to help more Maine students attain college degrees and land quality jobs after graduation.
Thomas President Laurie Lachance and Craig...read more / comment