The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: sport

Roller Derby Huddle

photo by Jim Dugan Rockland photographer Jim Dugan was covering the Rock Coast Rollers’ Coastal Chaos roller derby tournament in Rockport last week. He was returning to the building when he saw this scene: the Rock Coast team huddling before a game. “My favorite derby photo so far, with no skates, outside in natural light. […]

Tuesday 207: The Home Team

painting by Jessica Ives Root, root, root! April 14th is the first game of the season at Hadlock Field. +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of […]

Ice Fishing At Kid Only Ponds!

photograph and text by Steve Vose By March, many of the hardwaters of the state have begun slowly returning to their liquid state. This change comes with the longer days of sunlight and temperature that creep well up into the proximity of down right balmy. By March’s end, many favorite fishing spots will be unsafe […]

Tuesday 207: Wide & Groomed

painting and text by Jessica Ives Wide and groomed. This painting is for all the first-time snow boarders learning to turn on kind, corduroy bunny slopes. We all remember this honeymoon period. Heal side, toe side, heal side in long, forgiving swoops. Eventually we dare to take the chairlift up to steeper, narrower trails — and we return home with a […]

Next Goal Ties

photographs and text by Jonathan Ives Every winter The Carpenter’s Boat Shop sets up a hockey rink on a small pond in New Harbor. Built with 2x6s screwed into a 2×4 base, the height of the rink is just enough to keep the puck in and the snow out. Still, it’s a lot of work […]

The Journey

text by Jonathan Ives photograph by Jessica Ives Driving is the norm when you live in rural Maine and want to do anything. We measure distances with time references rather than miles. “How far is it to Lewiston?” “Oh, ‘bout an hour and a half.” I rode my bike five miles to the store last […]

Race Report, Part Two: Running And Running And Finishing

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson I got off the bike feeling like a million bucks, ready to burn my shoes and the bike itself, but still on top of the world. I took a longer time in transition than I intended, making sure everything was just-so and going to the bathroom a couple of times, and then […]

Gear Drop-off And A Total Freakout

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson I can’t believe how scared I am. Holy shit. My anxiety is off the charts, and it’s over something that is actually of no consequence whatsoever. That’s the part that makes me laugh and keeps me relatively sane. It’s all so freaking absurd, really it is. I mean, COME ON. Yes, yes, […]

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