July 7 – 13, 2017Vol. 19, No. 5

The Atlantic Music Festival returns to Colby College for a ninth season. More . . .

Cover Story

Buying the Dream: A Place On a Lake

There's movement on the lakes this summer — real estate movement — and although there is always a strong ebb and flow of lake property ownership, this season it is being described as busy, crazy, awesome and good news for everyone. More . . .


Stormwater Runoff: What To Do With It

Last week, I introduced to you a couple of landowners, Lush Lawn Lenny and Unruly Ursula. They have very different attitudes about how to care for their property. This week I'd like you to meet Soil Health Sherman. He works with landowners and property managers around the lakes to help them keep rain runoff and stormwater from eroding the soil and depositing erosion and phosphorus into the streams and ponds. More . . .


Music Festival Offers Free Classical Concerts in Waterville

Classic music lovers, rejoice! Starting this Saturday and continuing for the rest of July, the ninth annual Atlantic Music Festival will present a series of free concerts at Colby College on Mayflower Hill Drive in Waterville. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

Memories: More Local Characters of Days Gone By

After three summer seasons and 36 stories from The Luckiest Boy, I thought perhaps the fodder of story material was running thin. Just when the barrel seemed about empty, one of the old timers that were still hanging on around Belgrade Lakes in the middle of the last century comes to mind. This week, I'm going to tell you about Cass the Baitman, who lived on School Street in Belgrade Lakes Village with his wife Grace up through the 1960s. More . . .

Take It

Grandkids and Loon Chicks Back on the Lake

Last week began with a couple of days in Orono at the Maine Lakes Society's annual meeting. I also got to spend a little more time with my grandson, Nathan, who came to visit for a couple of days. Nathan is an avid fisherman. More . . .

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