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Catch Our Drift: Sand Dunes

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Even those of us who are landlocked can enjoy the silica splendor of America’s impressive and oddball inland dunes.

Portland, Maine: Portal Of Monsterology

Friday, February 5th, 2010

[Note: in 2016 the museum moved to expanded facilities at another location in Portland.] Loren Coleman’s International Cryptozoology Museum has opened in Portland, Maine, making that city a go-to destination for the global community of monster-lovers. “This is the only Cryptozoology museum in the world, I’m absolutely positive of that,” said Loren, the museum’s founder […]

God And Jerry Cardone: Art By Argument

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Jerry Cardone led an uneventful life.  Then he died, went through a tunnel of light, and met God — and that’s when the trouble started. Jerry Cardone is the yard artist who’s building the 7 Wonders of God Creatures along a roadside in Maine, only a couple of miles from the Canadian border.  “I started […]

Flamingo Flap

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The proud pink flamingo which adorned a steel fire escape above Baltimore’s Cafe Hon has triumphed in its bureaucratic battle with city officials. Back in early October — after the decorative bird had spent about seven years minding its own business — city inspectors made a big stink over the giant pink waterfowl. A governmental […]

Lobster Snaps

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

There’s no doubt that visiting a classic lobster shack is one of the true delights of summer. Tie on a plastic bib and let the melted butter run down your wrists; sit on a quaint, weathered, splintery picnic bench as you struggle with your miniature King Neptune fork, determined to get the last bit of meat out of a once-flailing creature. Or get a lobster roll, it’s easier.

Maine Topless Coffee Shop Torched

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Arson has destroyed the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine. It was the only half-naked coffee shop in America (not that others haven’t tried), and it had been open for less than four months. The Boston Globe reports that the fire was set mere hours after shop owner Donald Crabtree had appeared before […]

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