Guest on Franco American Pathways Podcast

Born as a pandemic project from the staff at the Franco-American Collection based at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College, the Franco American Pathways Podcast explores the history of Canadians who relocated to Maine and established families who have remained in place for generations. Hosts Julia Rhinelander, Anna Faherty, and Maureen Perry invited me … Continue reading Guest on Franco American Pathways Podcast

Bootsie About Biddeford

It may come as no surprise that I am passionate about my hometown. Coming of age in a desolate Biddeford juxtaposed with stories from the city's heyday makes it even more inspiring to see the downtown blossom in recent years. Just a decade ago, shopping local was nearly impossible. Now, there's a bevy of businesses … Continue reading Bootsie About Biddeford

Yoga Reaches Out

yoga reaches out harnesses the power of yoga around the world to make a difference in the lives of children as they go through the toughest tests of their young lives When the lovely yogini Jacqui Bonwell posted in early February about the 10th annual Yoga Reaches Out, I immediately signed up. It wasn't the draw … Continue reading Yoga Reaches Out

Never go hungry (or thirsty) in Biddeford!

As Biddeford continues its renaissance, the downtown has found its foodie niche. The city’s oldest establishment — Reilly’s Bakery — serves up donuts, pastries and cakes to generations of loyal customers, while continually building a new fan base. Same goes for the Italians from George’s Sandwich Shop and the personal-sized pies from Pizza by Alex. Among the … Continue reading Never go hungry (or thirsty) in Biddeford!

Now Available!

Order your copy of A Brief History of Biddeford via The History Press or Amazon today! Want to buy local? Copies are available at Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biscuits & Company, Trillium, as well as Nonesuch Books and Books-A-Million. McArthur Public Library  also has copies available on loan! If you would like to buy a copy directly from me, I have … Continue reading Now Available!

Release date…

Here's a first glimpse at the proposed book cover for A Brief History of Biddeford! Seeing the cover laid out was momentous and exciting. The whole process has been very real, but seeing this image along with the page proofs of the book made it tangible. Endless thanks goes out to McArthur Public Library for use … Continue reading Release date…