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Yearly Archives: 2013

Best sledding hills in Southern Maine

Best sledding hills in Southern Maine
December 29, 2013

Great sledding spots are a little bit like great fishing spots — no one wants to share their favorites for fear they’ll be overrun. Luckily, there are enough well-known and visible hills across the state that most folks can get their sledding fix somewhere. Here’s a list of free hills open to the public to get you started. If you are looking for more hills to conquer with your flying saucer sled, try contacting a city or town’s parks and recreation folks.

Learn to XC ski (or snowshoe or other stuff) at LL Bean Discovery School

Learn to XC ski (or snowshoe or other stuff) at LL Bean Discovery School
December 27, 2013

For folks who’ve never cross-country skied before, it’s painful to dish out a load of cash for equipment only to find out two days later you hate the sport, so you curse fate and chuck the skis into the basement where they’ll rot for three years until you sell them at a garage sale for $10, which is barely enough money to buy a decent turkey sandwich.

Bring on 2014: New Year’s Eve events in Maine

Bring on 2014: New Year’s Eve events in Maine
December 25, 2013

There’s a lot of pressure on December 31. While December 30 has the luxury of being an average day and January 1 is often downright lazy, the expectations for New Years Eve are always lofty. We want the night to be special, memorable, and absolutely awesome. It’s enough to make any other day feel overwhelmed, but this isn’t December 31st’s first trip to the New Years Eve rodeo, so it’s ready. From galas and dancing to hikes, bonfires and polar dips, this New Years Eve has something just for you.

Get lucky in 2014: New Years traditions to lure in good luck

Get lucky in 2014: New Years traditions to lure in good luck
December 25, 2013

New Year’s Eve is an ideal time to reverse fortunes, shake seven-year sentences of doom, and shoo those evil spirits who’ve taken to loitering on the couch and eating up all your food. Bust out the red undies, smash some dishes, and chat up some farm animals to make your 2013 the luckiest ever.

Send us your snowman photos

Send us your snowman photos
December 24, 2013

It’s a fine day for building with snow — and there’s certainly plenty of it. Take a photo of your snow person, animal, fort, whatever and share it with the world … or at least MaineToday.com

Toys of Christmases past: 40 toys you never forgot (or maybe you did)

Toys of Christmases past: 40 toys you never forgot (or maybe you did)
December 23, 2013

Maybe it was a tub of Tinkertoys. Maybe it was G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, or a pair of sunglasses that doubled as a squirt gun. Many of us remember that one toy we couldn’t live without – that one Christmas gift we sought out under the tree with the same frantic enthusiasm we now save for those rare and special occasions when we remember we left a half-eaten quart of ice cream in the freezer.