Columns that Fiddlehead Focus sponsors
10 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - Kim Salerno, president and founder of, offers the following tips for pet owners interested in traveling with their four-legged companions:

fishing march 24 2014
2 April 2015

MAINE - "Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities are tremendously important in Maine – historically, culturally, and economically. The outdoors is an inseparable part of our heritage, and recreation serves as a valuable economic driver in the state. And with three Maine sportsmen’s shows during the month of March – in Augusta, Orono, and Presque Isle – there’s no better time to celebrate our connection to the great outdoors.

31 March 2015

ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAYA winter excursion to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) can be a truly rewarding experience. Ice fishermen and winter campers that visit the waterway will encounter sights and sounds that are unique to a wintertime trip.

25 March 2015

FORT KENT - As the editor over here at the Fiddlehead Focus, one of my many tasks is to format the website to archive stories in relevant categories, so I am choosing to put my little piece about last Friday's Mother/Son dance in the sports category.

18 March 2015

FORT KENT – My editor Melanie and I had an awesome idea for a Fiddlehead Focus story. Why not order a box of each type of Girl Scout cookies available, eat them all at her house, and report on which were our favorites?

Macho Chef
12 February 2015

Valentine's Day is here, and just like Mrs. Chef's birthday and our wedding anniversary, the holiday has filled me with dread as I tried to figure out what to give her. Experienced husbands know there are certain days that women have specifically designed to evoke a deer-in-the-headlights response from normally confident and competent men; and by confident and competent, I mean the men who can tie their own shoelaces, usually.

19 September 2014

America’s small banks and credit unions didn’t cause the recession of 2008, yet they’re being regulated as if they did. These misplaced regulations are slowing economic growth, and Congress needs to provide our small financial institutions with some relief.

Senator Susan Collins
17 September 2014

As Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, an issue I care deeply about is whether older Americans will have the financial resources they need to be secure in retirement. After four decades in the workforce, seniors should be confident they will have the money they need to pay their bills and enjoy their retirement, without fearing they will be overtaken by debt and fall into poverty.

12 September 2014

If our students are going to keep up in a rapidly changing world, we need to think about education in new and bold ways.

Senator Susan Collins
8 September 2014

Here in Maine, a popular saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” However, as we saw with the recent flash flooding that southern Maine experienced in August, we are all well aware that extreme weather can be dangerous. 

While most of Mother Nature’s powers can be anticipated, such as a hurricane or a snowstorm, we sometimes have little or no time to prepare for severe weather.

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