Ray Bowden enjoys the autumn sunshine on board the Bagheera.

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On board for autumn colors

Fall foliage and boats don't seem to go in hand in hand, but in Portland, the best way to see the season's colors is to cruise around Casco Bay's islands. SEE SLIDESHOW The Portland Schooner Company, based on the Maine State Pier, offers four daily two-hour sails throughout spring, summer… SEE MORE
Ashley Bryan holds a copy of Beautiful Blackbird

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Ashley Bryan reminds us: ‘Beautiful are the souls of my people’

The award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan from Islesford (Little Cranberry Island) often concludes his storytelling performances with a remarkable recitation of Langston Hughes’s poem “My People,” asking his audience to repeat the lines after him. Everyone goes away with the last line echoing in their heads: “Beautiful,… SEE MORE