Bangor's Fiddlehead Restaurant Always in Season

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Bangor
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Warning: this column may make you hungry. You may feel a sudden urge to jump in your vehicle and drive to Bangor. This could result in severe depression – if you arrive when The Fiddlehead Restaurant is closed or packed.

The antidote: take two whoopie pies and call for a reservation.

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Maine Deer Hunters Urged Not To Use Urine-based Scents

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Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shares the concern of some Maine legislators about the use of urine-based scents.

Concern over Chronic Wasting Disease led Rep. Deborah Sanderson to sponsor legislation authorizing a study of the use of scents in hunting deer and renderings used in deer feed.

Rep. Sanderson’s resolve was enacted, requiring DIF&W to perform the study and the “implications that the sale and use of these products have for the spread of chronic wasting disease.”

DIF&W must report its findings, including any suggested legislation, to the committee no later than December 7, 2011, and the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee is authorized by the resolve to create its own legislation on this subject in 2012

Failure of Maine Outdoor Federation Was Predictable

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Bill Green’s recent report on the failure of the Maine Outdoor Federation reminded me that I wanted to write more about this – specifically, why this failure was so predictable.

In Bill’s WCSH TV6 report, Don Kleiner accepted the blame for the Federation’s failure. But it was most assuredly not Don’s fault. Indeed, there is no blame to be assigned here.


The simple explanation is that sportsmen’s groups only come together when facing a significant threat to their favorite outdoor activities – the 2004 bear referendum being the last example.

Dining at DiVinci's is Definitely Delicious

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Lewiston
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We’ve been eating at and enjoying Lewiston’s Davinci’s Eatery for many years – usually before or after another great performance at the city’s Public Theatre.

Usually we were there for lunch, so a special October visit for dinner proved to be very special.

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Bethel's 22 Broad Street An Instant Favorite

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Bethel
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It was a big surprise. Headed to Bethel to stay at the Bethel Inn and Resort and write a preview of the town’s fall Harvest Fest, we wanted to try at least one new restaurant.

We’d read an interesting Down East magazine review of John and Amy Amann’s restaurant, 22 Broad Street, at their Gideon Hastings House inn. Down East’s Ginny Wright described the food as “down-to-earth Italian.”

Fools for all things Italian, we asked Wende Gray, a marketing consultant who was putting our Bethel trip together, to schedule us for dinner at 22 Broad Street.

Wow! We were absolutely stunned by the high quality of our meal and experience, one of our best this year. And we’ve eaten in a lot of restaurants!

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Nonresident Task Force Tackles Thorny Issues

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Recognizing that Maine has a problem attracting nonresident hunters, the legislature enacted a bill proposed by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine authorizing a “Task Force to Examine the Decline in the Number of Nonresident Hunters.”

Of course, legislators could have started by looking in the mirror. Once again they rejected a SAM bill that would have remedied the most common complaint from nonresident hunters – that they can’t hunt on the first day of the firearms season on deer. The legislature also increased the moose hunting fee for nonresidents and applied the moose lottery reforms only to residents, not nonresidents.

Fishing for Maine Seafood at Harvest on the Harbor

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Portland
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Mix a room full of Italian wines, savory seafood dishes, fabulous chefs, commercial fishermen and members of Maine’s growing aquaculture industry, lots of media, a good band, and the paying public, and you get a seafood stew worthy of Maine’s food and foodie capitol: Portland.

 

Down East is a “presenting sponsor” of Harvest on the Harbor, a major food and wine experience spread over three days, October 20 – 22, at Ocean Gateway in Portland.

 

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