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Wife-carrying competition brings Finnish whimsy to Maine | Reuters

NEWRY Maine (Reuters) - Men with their wives slung over their shoulders bounded over log hurdles and charged through a muddy pit on a mountainside in Maine on Saturday, as hundreds of spectators cheered them on at the North American Wife Carrying Championship.<p>Shane Arnold and Brandy Bates clear the …

Get Lost in Maine

Few things are more iconic than a late summer trip to Maine. Miles of dramatic coast, postcard-perfect lighthouses, and corner lobster stands are just some of the reasons why millions of people throng there each year. Small wonder the state has earned the much-deserved moniker …

New England

Sustainably Delicious: Maine Lobster

Where I live on the coast of <b>Maine</b>, there are two rules: Never touch someone else’s lobster trap, and always support the neighborhood lobsterman.<p>In an overfished world—some 90 percent of bluefin tuna have been wiped out; ditto for many other seafood species—the Marine Stewardship Council has …

Sea bird’s struggle may be nature’s warning - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> we're back with a wake-up call on the environment, the lessons we might learn from what's going on with a small bird in maine , brought back from the brink but now facing a new challenge. the story from nbc's chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson .>> reporter: this is seth, a …

Birds

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

<i>Don't know much about geometry</i>. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation. What's more complicated is actually going somewhere. The task of leaving behind a desk piled high with pendaflexes and "TO DO" lists is more challenging than explaining a Pythagorean theorem.<p>If …