Winter survival kit: photography projects

click by Mia Di Domenico

Winter’s chill winds are upon us! What’s a mother to do?!! Maybe you are not the type of person who enjoys trudging through the snow on snowshoes, and skiing and snow boarding, ahh, no, not so much. So let’s add to our winter survival kit – tools to help us survive the darker days and […]

Fiesta’s and chocolate and a girls night out!


Coming up this weekend in Belfast and Camden Friday evening, December 5th, in Belfast at Aarhus Gallery An Evening of Chocolate Tasting, Art and Music Friday December 5th, 5-7 pm   Tom Luther’s unique hybrid blend of original music will be on hand at Aarhus Gallery to enhance your gallery browsing and chocolate tasting experience. […]

Fine art, fine craft, gourmet food at Point Lookout

Jewelry by Dan Bennett

Art and food in Midcoast Maine a the Artfull Gifts Show in Northport this weekend! A broad spectrum of exceptional Maine-made craft, art, and fine food gifts awaits shoppers at the festive ArtFull Gifts Show. Featuring the work of 50 select exhibitors, the show also includes free demonstrations, delicious Maine-made foods, and live music, all […]

Maine: a community of creatives

Long maxi dress - Maddock Stitches

Mainers are makers and doers. We are a community of creatives. This time of year there are literally hundreds of arts and crafts shows across the state attesting to the fact that we support each other in our making and doing. ln the Midcoast area alone we find makers of soap, sausage, cheese, pottery, woolens, […]

The corner store, redesigned

Farm fresh eggs - Coastal Collage

Terra Optima Farm Market, Rockland, Maine   It has been a little over a year since Cheryl Denz opened Terra Optima Farm Market. Cheryl has been a farmer all her life. This retail store directly connects farm to table.   Cheryl thoroughly enjoys feeding Rockland in a very literal sense. “Rockland is wonderful! I love […]

Need a fall project?

Leah and Eileen at Clementine, Rockland

Now is the time to collect together projects for the fall – dare I say – winter. You want to do something new, fresh, fabulous! Don’t you?! Well – there’s a new kid in town, ready to help you put it all together. Leah Ondra has a fantastic new store in Rockland, Clemetine! (Don’t you […]

WRFR radio interview: Alternative education

Mixer board at WRFR

There has been a small ad in the Free Press for many weeks now, it simply states….…well… that peaked my curiosity! I emailed Joe Steinberger to get the scoop and request an interview. His response was, “Why don’t we interview each other on the radio”?! My response, “Cool”!! I asked Devi Randolph to be […]

At the vineyard and in the orchard

Savage Oaks Wines

Our fall foliage series closes with scenes from Savage Oaks Winery and Schoolhouse Farm orchards. We stopped by Savage Oaks Winery in Union for a tasting. Holly Savage was a gracious hostess. So many wonderful varieties to choose from. Our favorites: Sterlingtown – a fresh, just picked off the vine flavor, strong grape taste that’s […]

Readers fall foliage photos

Owl's Head, Anna Chern

Thanks everyone for sending in your fabulous fall foliage pics! It sure has been an awesome fall, hasn’t it? Gary Philbrick’s ‘Belmont afternoon’. Just love the viewpoint, looking up through the trees to a clear blue sky. Here are some photos from Dana Ayers. She took photos along the suggested fall foliage route. Next are […]

Best fall foliage route in Midcoast Maine

Hope blueberry fields in fall - Coastal Collage

Here is a fall foliage route you will love! The route starts out in Thomaston, winds through Warren and Hope, ends in Rockland. Pick a day with clear blue skies and crisp air, hop in the car before you’ve had your second cup of coffee. Start out in Thomaston, Maine at Highland Cafe. Grab a […]