June 24 – 30, 2022Vol. 24, No. 3

The golden glow of the evening sun as it passes behind a cloud — a perfect end to a summer’s day. Photo by Ethan Perne. More

On the Cover

Best Bets For Sunsets

Summer sunsets in Maine are legendary. Look west toward the end of a sunny summer’s day and the whole world might appear on fire or there might be a golden trail across a waterway leading the way to a beautiful day ahead or there might be an afterglow that goes well with a satisfying supper and an evening of campfires, starlight, moonbeams or fireworks. More

Community Update

The Lifestyle We Wish to Live

Anthony Wilson recently resigned as Belgrade’s town manager to join the 7 Lakes Alliance as its new director of communications and operations. In this column, he explains why. More

Call of the Loon

Loons Never Cease to Amaze Me!

Dick Greenan, chairman of the Belgrade Lakes Association’s Loon Preservation Project, shares photos of “loony” loon behavior. More

Dams Report

Higher Water Than Needed

Believe it or not, thanks to these persistent showers, all of our pond water levels are actually higher than need be with the gates partially open — I can’t believe I am writing this at this time of the summer! More

Barkley On Books

Winter Harbor by Bernice Richmond

This 1943 book is a breath of salty air. What a relief to have several summers breezily described as the author and her husband fall head over heals in love with their lighthouse. Work on the island was unending, but so too was the joy of sharing their ocean views with visitors. More

Take It Outside

School’s Out, So Are the Kids!

Last week was the first week of summer vacation for most schools in the area and families with kids are beginning to show up everywhere. It is beginning to look like a more “normal” summer after a couple of years with various COVID -19 restrictions. More

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