July 29 – August 4, 2016Vol. 18, No. 8

A July sunset over Lorimer Chapel at Colby College in Waterville.


Cover Story

In Search of the Perfect Cone

It's summer and it's acceptable to splurge on ice cream. Better than that, it's downright expected. Why else would there be so many ice cream stands so crowded with such happy adults, children and dogs openly enjoying bigger, better, more towering, more exciting cone and dish fulls. And why else would ice cream be so easy to find? More . . .

Conservation
Too

Local Dairy Farm Conserves Grassland Bird Habitat

In a first-time partnership effort, Gold Top Dairy Farm of Knox Ridge collaborated with the Somerset and Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation Districts this summer to conserve more than 40 acres of active hayland as grassland bird habitat. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

The "Big Day" on Great Pond

Every now and then something happens that we witness or hear about that really is a Big Deal. The true story I am about to tell you falls into that category. It starts on a warm August day in 1960, the youth of Great Pond were doing what they did best waterskiing. More . . .

Take It
Outside

Great To Be Back in Maine

I was out of town most of last week in Dayton, Ohio. While there, I took a four-mile hike in a local county park with some of my in-laws. It was fun to get out into some terrain that is very different than ours, but it felt great to get back to Maine. More . . .

Business

One Million Safe Hours and Still Counting . . .

Between May 2012 and November 2015, the employees of Hammond Lumber Company's Belgrade store worked more than one million consecutive hours without a job-related injury or illness that resulted in lost time. The National Safety Council has recognized that accomplishment with its Million Work Hours Award. More . . .