By Everett Potter For decades, I’ve spent at least a part of my summers on a lake in Western Maine. It’s an environment that I’ve come to love and cherish, from the early morning cries of a loon to the warm swimming waters and the smell of pine trees. So

Story & photos by Paul Clemence At the recent opening of the new exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum, “Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown” , both Lise Motherwell, the painter’s stepdaughther, and Elizabeth Smith, director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, spoke of the painter’s abstract way of invoking the

By Gerrie Summers  Part two of a visit to the region of Valencia in Spain. After a day and night in Valencia City, my visit to three provinces in the region of Valencia, (Castellón in the north, the province of Valencia in the middle and the province of Alicante in

By Julie Snyder The first time I went to a live taping of Live Wire, Portland’s quirky, home-grown radio variety show, the draw was Ruth Reichl, former (and final) editor of the now-defunct Gourmet Magazine. The unexpected and abrupt folding of the publication in 2009 had driven her to the

  By Melissa Coleman When visiting New York City, I’ve found it helpful to narrow the multitude of lodging options into two types, 1) the contemporary, large, and hip, and 2) the historic, small, and romantic. On some recent stays near Times Square, option one was perfect for a high

By Bart Beeson There are probably not many places where you can hike through a spectacular gorge, drive laps around a professional racetrack, and go to a wine tasting at a local vineyard, all within a couple of miles of each other, but that’s exactly how I spent my first

By Everett Potter There’s a new ski resort coming to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Or maybe, just maybe, Deer Valley is about to get a lot bigger. It’s too soon to tell but what is known is that The Mayflower Mountain Resort has been announced, a 5,600-acre resort with

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