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    April 11, 2010

    Fleming: Lyme disease is on the rise and it’s nothing to take lightly

    Lyme disease is easy to avoid and when caught easy to treat, according to medical experts. That’s what Dr. Dora Mills at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says. However, Mainers who have had long-term problems as a result of having Lyme disease describe it as life-altering. They are outdoors people, folks who […]

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    April 11, 2010

    Get Out!

    That’s the message of Teens To Trails, which seeks to inspire youths to see for themselves what’s great about the outdoors.

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    April 11, 2010

    Kid Tracks: Bradbury offers ideal spring hike

    Bradbury Mountain State Park’s Summit Trail is a short, enjoyable hike for families to explore in spring. With less than a quarter-mile to the summit and a manageable elevation gain for little ones, the rocky trail makes for a not-so-muddy hike after a spring rainstorm. And the view from the top of the mountain shows […]

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    April 11, 2010

    Canoeing: Dresden Bog offers ideal early paddling

    This April promises to be one of the best paddling Aprils in many a year. Early ice out coupled with extremely high water levels have expanded the acreage of many lakes and ponds, providing access into shallow coves and marshes usually off-limits for easy exploration. Dresden Bog is a case in point.  Usually two beaver […]

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    April 11, 2010

    Fishing Report: Fishermen finding early-season success

    Fishermen across southern, central and eastern Maine are out on the water and catching fish. Even bass fishermen are bypassing the trout and salmon fishing that normally kicks off the spring season and going right for their favorite game fish. And as ice continues to go out everywhere around western Maine and southern Aroostook County, […]

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    April 11, 2010

    An Outdoorsman You Should Know: Shannon Leroy, happy helping campers

    Shannon LeRoy is an accomplished woodswoman who has spent most of her life living and working in the outdoors, from her youth in Wyoming to her years as the owner and operator of a traditional sporting camp near Greenville, Maine. Shannon is the programs manager for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Woods Property in the […]

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    April 11, 2010

    Shout Out: Got a science kid? Experiment with this

    BRUNSWICK — Cornerstones of Science will host “Science Sleuths: Bird Watching 101” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. The program is for 7- to 12-year-olds and caregivers. Admission is free. Suggested reading for this session includes “Bird Watching with Margaret Morse Nice,” by Michael Elsohn, or “How Do […]

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    April 11, 2010

    Allen Afield: Brook fishing promising to be strong, early or later

    By this time of year, high water can slow down fishing, even in an unseasonably warm year like this one. Time will tell if my forecast hits the mark. If fishing remains sluggish until later in the month as it does in many years, we need not despair. Every trout or salmon that comes to […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2010

    GOT GEAR?

    HAVING TROUBLE eating freeze-dried trail meals out of those deep foil pouches without getting messy fingers and leaving precious food at the bottom? THE SEA TO SUMMIT Alpha Light Spoon is the answer! This specialized spoon is 8.5 inches long and lets you dig down into your turkey tetrazzini dinner without getting it all over […]

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    April 4, 2010

    Skiing: A season with plenty of highlights, after a rocky start

    Winters in Maine can resemble a roller coaster ride. This ski season has been no exception, with as many ups and downs as a ski patrol on a chairlift. Here is my recap of the highs and lows in Maine skiing. The season started on a high note, with Sunday River opening first in the […]

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