VIDEO: The perfect hotdog stick and tattoo

Mariah Pisha Duffly of Portland sports a unique tattoo on the back of her right calf: a red hot dog on a double-pronged stick. It's a reminder of a camping trip on her first wedding anniversary. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Tattoos are commonplace in Portland. When the warm temperatures of summer reign and skin is revealed in abundance, you see them everywhere. Full sleeves of intricate imagery creep from shoulders to elbows. Skirts hover above decorated legs and sweetheart’s names blaze across many a sternum for the world to see. But one tattoo stood out […]

VIDEO: Trying to get to the Blueberry Festival

Join the Half Moon Jug Band at the South Freeport Congregational Church Summer Blueberry Festival Saturday night August 2 at 7 p.m.

Did you know blueberries contain just 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and they’re chock full of anti-oxidants, too? Were you aware laughter decreases stress hormones while increasing your immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies? Me neither, but I read that stuff on the web, so it must be true! In any case, join me and the Half Moon Jug Band for […]

Riding the St. John River: Day three

The Acadian flag could be seen painted on everything on both sides of the border, including this garage.

Wednesday June 11, 2014 / Madawaska to Fredericton Total kilometers: 350 I finished my omelette in the Gateway Motel’s diner as workmen put up a new, lighted exit sign. The whole joint was going through a serious renovation. My room was brand-spanking new. I rode up Madawaska’s main drag, looking for the McDonalds. I’d heard it […]