Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:04

Turning 10

By Mike Fern


BANGOR – There's only a few times in life where you have a chance to make a difference. It doesn't matter whether it's in your community, your family, a church or an employer where what you do has a direct impact on the lives of others.


Published in Cover Story

Allen Adams to replace Katy England as assignment editor

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:04

The long kiss goodnight

I can't tell if I talk about them too much. My kids, I mean. Really, I can't - your eyes could be glazed like a donut and I would probably yammer on about them. You might have to fall into a coma, or maybe shake me sternly to get me to realize it's time to stop. Which makes this a rather awkward column, because it's my last one at least, my last one here.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:23

Gregory, Gregory Hates his Food'

Great pictures, mixed message

Published in Style
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:18

'Got Here as Soon as I Could'

Charming look at Maine through fresh eyes

Published in Style
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:44

Conflict resolution (03-23-2016)

I used to know what my opinions about things were. And some days I still have a decent handle on it. But on others, I'm a mess of conflicting emotions about stuff. Today is a snow day. I feel really weird about it. On the one hand, it's annoying, because instead of a half day in which I can do work, I have to try to cram it into a smaller window of time. On the other hand, I'm weirdly happy that they have some nice fresh snow to play with. This is beyond bizarre; I stopped enjoying snow around the same time I started having to drive in it.

Then my son came down with a sudden and gross stomach bug. I was somewhat relived he had it on a snow day, because otherwise it would have happened while he was in school and I would have had to bring him home. And who knows how much work I would have gotten done at that point. See, when I have less time, sometimes I can actually get more done.

Published in Edge Staff Mom
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:40

Criminal Mischief - (03-23-2016)

Police investigate death in The Forks

THE FORKS Maine State Police continue to investigate the death of a young woman along Route 201 in The Forks early Sunday morning.

Detectives are looking into whether she may have jumped from a moving pickup truck driven by her boyfriend.

Published in Criminal Mischief
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:44

Time Waster (03-16-2016)


Matching games are still quite the rage - who doesn't love 'Bejeweled' or 'Candy Crush' saga? - but you wouldn't think that you could make a real strategy game out of them. Well, you can, apparently. 'Colonization' takes the basic premise of a match three and makes you really work for some payoff.

Published in Time Waster Weekly
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:37

Sweet signs of spring

Maine Maple Sunday on the way

MAINE The groundhog not only got this one right, he got it right in the best possible way. After a relatively mild winter, Maine is shifting gears from snow to spring, and one of the sweetest signs of the season is Maple Syrup Sunday. This year it falls on March 27, which is also Easter another holiday that invites us to enjoy the sweeter things in life.

'Maine Maple Sunday is a great family event that allows producers to connect with customers and people interested in maple syrup and learning about it,' said Samantha Howard, the agriculture promotions coordinator for the Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry. 'A lot of producers, each year, do something different and special. Some are holding Easter egg hunts or a pancake breakfast. There are samples and goodies that people can buy.'

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:53

Edge Mom: Practice makes better

You don't start out wanting to quit something. I mean, if that were the case, we would all still be crawling it's safer and easier than the balance and coordination needed for bipedal locomotion (er walking. I could just say walking). None of us would talk, use the bathroom correctly or tie our shoes all skills that are learned through painstaking practice. And you learn by falling down all the time.

A few short years ago, our kids couldn't use cups that didn't have covers on them. They couldn't dress themselves. I remember a time, not too long ago, when they couldn't communicate things they wanted in anything other than screams. And even as early as last year, tantrums were the go-to emotion they defaulted to when things weren't going their way.

Published in Edge Staff Mom
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