Outgoing Bowdoin College president stars in holiday video

It’s been a festive month for outgoing Bowdoin College President Barry Mills, highlighted by a one-minute video featuring Mills and his wife, former Small Business Administration director Karen Mills, wishing the campus community “Happy Holidays.” In the lighthearted, one-minute spot, the Mills add the finishing touches to a giant snowball that has rolled across the wintry […]

‘Healthy, wealthy and wise?’ When Mainers of each county go to bed and how long they sleep

Sunrise over Spencer Bay on Moosehead Lake in Maine.  (BDN file photo by Linda Coan O'Kresik)

Jawbone, a producer of wearable gadgets like headsets and watch-type fitness trackers, recently released an interactive map showing the average bedtimes of people in every county in America. Take this information for what it’s worth. Jawbone derived these numbers using the times logged by people using their UP sleep tracker devices, so while it’s probably a decent sample […]

This Maine community is one of ‘the most amazing Christmas towns in America’

The Dock Square Christmas tree in Kennebunkport. (York County Coast Star file photo)

Impulcity.com, a three-year-old website which bills itself as something of a lifestyle publication, is very much in the listicle business. And their latest offering is timely: “The 17 Most Amazing Christmas Towns in America.” As you could probably imagine, a town in Maine — where Christmas trees grow naturally and we routinely get fresh coverings of […]