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My 2013 top ten kitchen list

We propel ourselves into the future, I notice, by counting down the last few seconds of the year and cheering at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31. We relegate the past year of our lives with lists of our favorite, best or worst, top ten events, people or things. Making lists is fun, perhaps

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Small cars plus fast race equals big fun

ISLESBORO ā€” Eight years ago when Gilbert Rivera moved from Southern California to Islesboro, he left behind slot car racing and a winning reputation in the sport. But not for long. Now he races on Islesboro, and is mentor to 11-year-old Aiden Randlett, who recently picked up honors in Mount Holly, New Jersey at the

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A rant about ‘foodie’ words

The chef in her kitchen is busy drizzling olive oil on healthy kale to pair with sausage that she locally sourced. Yuk. Not the kale or the olive oil or the sausage. It’s the vocabulary that stinks. I know our language is a living thing, that it expands and changes, assigns new meanings to words,

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Sustainable

“Stop living sustainably, and come eat your breakfast,” said Toby, who was making us some waffles one morning recently and was ready to serve them. Living sustainably in this particular instance meant that I was refilling the wood box. And those waffles Toby were made from scratch, and he very often puts some homemade granola

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Deer Reduction Plan Faces Final Vote

Without a special hunt following the regular expanded archery season in early December, it is unlikely that Islesboro and nearby Seven Hundred Acre Island will be able to reduce the deer herd to 10 deer per square mile, a level considered necessary for Lyme and other tick-borne disease prevention. In late August 2011, Islesboro, faced

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