One of the most amazing thing about Downeast Maine, and Mainers in general is their generosity. In the 35 years that I have lived in Maine, I have been constantly amazed at their generosity, and the consistent willingness to help other Mainers in need. Here's another opportunity!

First National Bank is conducting a "Sugar and Spice" drive at all of their branches now through November 13th. They are particularly looking for

  • Cake and Cookie Mix
  • Brownie and Muffin Mix
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Taco Seasoning

All the items collected will be given to local food pantries.

Maine Towns That Are Either Surprisingly Easy, Or Pointlessly Hard To Pronounce

Maine towns that look like they should be hard to say, but aren't. Or, towns that are impossible to say unless you grew up there.