Reilly's Bakery

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Old bakery serves new Biddeford

By Sally Noble In a town brimming with youth, Reilly’s Bakery, a Biddeford Main Street institution for 100 years, thrives as an old-fashioned landmark.  Confections are packaged with genuine kindness and boxes are delicately tied with string. If the Hallmark Channel came to Biddeford, this is where they’d set up… SEE MORE
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When the chips are down, Lincoln County turns to CHIP

By Sally Noble From the more affluent coast to the very heart of Lincoln County, wealthy and far less wealthy towns have joined as an unusual community, woven together to give sweet meaning to the word “neighbor.” Here the volunteers of the Community Housing Improvement Project, or CHIP, an ecumenical… SEE MORE
The Palace Diner’s famous pancakes.

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Biddeford’s Palace Diner serves up chummy foodie experience

By Sally Noble For as long as anyone can remember, there’s been a 15-stool Palace Diner in Biddeford—in fact, it’s been there as long as its habitat, a 1927 Pollard train car, was first built. And until recently, the food was what one would expect at this little Disneyland curio,… SEE MORE
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Taking kelp from good idea to foodie favorite

By Sally Noble Seaweed was once that annoyingly crunchy dried stuff that Maine vacationers avoided on a summer beach. No longer. The hot new superfood is kelp, a large seaweed highly praised by national food writers at Vogue, The New York Times, Martha Stewart’s Civil Eats, Restaurant News and the Knorr Future 50 Report. And a… SEE MORE
Don Bostick

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‘Hello Sailor’ finds homeport in Newcastle

Hello Sailor T-shirt By Sally Noble//Photos by Michele Stapleton A happily married couple, they packed their memories of long, lazy summer vacations—like that of their first meeting, in 2003, at campcamp.com, a free-spirited gay camp in the Maine woods. Weary of their frenetic life in the Washington D.C. area, filled… SEE MORE