July 15 – 21, 2016 Vol. 18, No. 6

Summertime in the Belgrades

July 15 – 21


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Everything in the Song is True, the first feature-length documentary by Winslow director, is one of the Maine films being shown during the closing weekend of this year's Maine International Film Festival. More . . .

Cover Story

Dining Near Water: What Could Be Better?

Beautiful lakes, big rivers, scenic drives, good food! Add vacationers, visitors, and residents in the summer celebration mode, and the mix is awesome. More . . .


Mad About Movies! There's Still Lots to See in MIFF's Closing Days

On Friday, July19, the Maine International Film Festival will present its Mid-Life Achievement Award to Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, 66. Other highlights of the festival's final weekend include the Maine Student Film and Video Awards, screenings of four Maine-connected films (two of the world premieres introduced by the filmmakers, and the Closing Night Film, Little Men. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

Learnin' To Sail

Remember when you were a kid going to the sea shore or perhaps a friend's camp on the lake? Remember the great fun jumping off the dock, seeing people water skiing, fishing, and perhaps seeing a sailboat in the cove or out on the horizon? At that age, we paid little or no attention to the strange craft with the white cloth hung all over the rigging, but as the years passed into adulthood, we also began to realize that some of life's mysteries, such as how can a sailboat move forward into the wind, still needed solving. More . . .

Take It

Flies Hatch as Summer Flies By

The week began with sunny, windy weather. I hiked several local trails, including BRCA's Mountain Trail off Mountain Drive in Rome. This was also the week the hex mayfly began hatching at dusk on the lake. More . . .

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