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    April 4, 2010

    Ask an Outdoorsman: Tips on getting started on rowing

    Q: How do I get started rowing?  A: If you have an issue with getting wet, try the rowing machine in the gym. It’s the same timing and sequence as you need rowing a shell (that’s what they call the boats) on the water. But then you’re missing out on a great experience with nature. […]

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    April 4, 2010

    Fleming: Early opening to fishing season caught most everyone by surprise

    All it takes is one guy with one question to change the world, or at least start a fishing season. That’s what sparked the early opening of the open-water season two weeks ago, when Gov. John Baldacci signed emergency legislation that declared it open March 25. A couple of forces led to the season opening […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2010

    The battle of the paddle

    Cold, wet and wild, canoe racing is also a sure sign it's springtime in Maine.

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    April 4, 2010

    Shout Out

    Planetarium offers classes fit for novices

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Shout Out

    Neigh to go: Horseback riding sessions

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Dispatches

    AUGUSTA Deadlines approaching for moose permit applications Paper applications for the 2010 moose permit lottery are due by 5 p.m. Thursday at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Augusta. The applications must be postmarked or delivered to IFW by the deadline, which provides adequate time for the department to process the paperwork […]

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Kish: Add Bristol to your must-hike list

    Wave after curling wave rushes inward from the deep green waters of Muscongus Bay, crashing into the fractured rocks of the shoreline and bursting ocean spray about like frothy fireworks. Safely perched above the scene on Leighton Head, we enjoy a front row seat for the awesome natural display on this magic mile of Maine […]

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    March 28, 2010

    Sky Chart: What’s Up in April

    Yes, it's a month with plenty to watch in the heavens

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    March 28, 2010

    Fleming: Fly-fishing industry has a filmmaker in Bethel native

    They call it fishing porn. And it’s proudly made in Maine. Moreover, some Mainers think these trendy new documentary-style films on fast fishing and happy fishermen will gain in popularity. These movies are about how to love fishing, not how to fish — and despite the nickname for these videos, they’re wholesome, educational and absolutely […]

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    You want fun? Done.

    Maine's state park system celebrates its 75th birthday with a series of parties – Family Fun Days – and you're invited.

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