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Finding Solitude in Southern Maine: Traveling Georgetown Island

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Solitude Southern Maine
“We’ve seen the trifecta,” the captain of the lighthouse cruise said as the ferry circumnavigated Georgetown Island. We had already seen the seven beacons set along the coast, helping ships like ours refrain from ruin. But the captain’s coveted three included the five camouflaged seals lazing upon the rock outcropping, the pair of juvenile bald eagles not yet capped with white, and the osprey springing from its nest, commencing the hunt. Read more

The Officer and the Vintner

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Jerry Riener has worked homicide. He has conducted undercover narcotics operations with the DEA to bring Sinaloa cartel members to justice. He’s done all of these things as a police officer in Washington, serving the state for two decades. He can also pour a flight of reds. Reds that he has produced himself.

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American Fighter Pilots Turned Winemakers

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Aluve WineryMost pilots who retire from the Air Force find a second career with the airlines. But when JJ and Kelly Menozzi left the military, this married couple who had each served more than two decades flying for their country wanted nothing to do with commercial flying.

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Wine Tasting in Seattle

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Wine Tasting in SeattleFor the last two decades, Washington wineries have emerged in force. At the start of the millennium, there were a few hundred scattered about the state. Today, there are nearly one thousand, a quarter of which have been crowding into Walla Walla in the eastern Washington, where many of the vineyards grow, and into Woodinville, just thirty minutes from Seattle. Both regions are bucolic and feel like they should have tasting rooms. Seattle, on the other hand, is grungy and feels like it should have needle exchanges on every corner. In short, wine tasting in Seattle would be antithetical to wine. And yet it is Washington state’s emerging wine region.

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Mississippi Avenue: The Finest Street in Portland

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Shopping Mississippi Avenue is Portland's Best Street With cross streets like Failing and Blandena, and a nearby park named Unthank, Portland’s Mississippi Avenue sounds like it would possess the charm of a depressed, mundane road flowing traffic back to downtown remorsefully. And after crossing the Willamette River and journeying through the grimier, more industrial East Portland, one might appropriately second guess their decision to leave the city center. Read more

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