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About Our Writers James Bell is a graduate of Lisa Moore of Harrison has New England Culinary Insti- been a professional teacher, tute in Montpelier, Vermont. writer and editor for over 35 His newfound passions years. She is also an ac- include baking, gardening complished poet who leads and landscaping. He resides the Mountain Poets Society every month, and has self- in New Gloucester with his published six collections of family, including his spunky daughter, Isana. her own poetry. She recently left a corporate job in educational assessment, and this article in West Paul and Hope Chamberlain Coast Maine represents her return to the creativity grew up in the foothills of and flexibility of the freelancing life. Active in many Connecticut, and moved to community efforts in the Oxford Hills, including Fare Western Maine in 1989. They Share Coop and the Alan Day Community Garden, are proud parents of their Lisa shares life with two sons, two dogs, two cats, grown daughter, Kelsey. Their and her husband, Lee, now famous as the proprietor love and ever-growing knowl- of Pennesseewassee Brewing Company. edge of the outdoors has been a driving force to help eliminate their “empty nest” syndrome. On any given Brendan Schauffler is a grad- day off they can be found out there ... somewhere, uate student at the Muskie enjoying the beauty that Maine affords us all. School of Public Service in Portland where he is nurtur- Registered Maine mas- ing idealism and learning ter guide, outdoor writer, about community planning. A and nature photographer, resident of Norway, he enjoys swimming in Western Maine’s William Clunie has spent beautiful and plentiful lakes and ponds. He knows a lifetime in the outdoors. far too much about cryptozoology and giant squid. He is presently living life to the fullest, hunting and fishing from his home in the rugged mountains Scott Vlaun is a writer and photographer who lives in of Western Maine. He can be reached at:william. Otisfield. His work appears clunie@gmail.com regularly in books and maga- Adelyn Connolly is an origi- zines related to gardening and seed saving. Scott is also a nal West Coast Maine con- certified permaculturalist and tributor and native Mainer, market gardener. His spare residing in New Gloucester. time finds him skiing, biking, climbing, or fishing She is an alumnus of God- with his son Jasper. dard College in Vermont and concentrated her BA studies in neuroplasticity, psychoneuroimmunology, and Copyright © 2014 West Coast Maine healing through creativity. Her family, ballet, music and continuing wellness research joyfully On the cover: Showtime at the county fair. Photo by Freeman Photography. consume her. Cover Inset Photos by, left to right: Paul Chamberlain, Judith Hayes worked over Freeman Photography, Tamara Rueda. twenty years in broadcast journalism and spent sixteen West Coast Maine Magazine is created and published by years as a book and maga- West Coast Maine. Circulation is 25,000 copies, distributed free in Western Maine and eastern New Hampshire. zine editor. Photography has All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be always been a part of her reproduced in any manner, either in print or electronically, writing, and she currently without the written consent of the publisher. writes travel articles for magazines, as well as for online travel and photography blogs. She grew up Editor & publisher – E. Bruce Little in Maine and finds it to be a never-ending source of Print/web design & layout – Sam Little inspiration for her writing. Proofing – Adrienne Little 4 Arts, Entertainment, Adventure and More in Western Maine
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