Category Archives: Odds n’ Sods

Former Seventeen Magazine Editor Endorses Maine Teen’s Campaign for Real Girls

A former editor at Seventeen Magazine has announced her support for 14-year-old Waterville resident Julia Bluhm’s (pictured) campaign on asking the magazine to take steps to promote positive body image among girls. Bluhm’s petition on has garnered more than 60,000 signatures since its launch in April. Dede Lahman, a former editor at Seventeen […]

Winthop resident loses on “Jeopardy!”

Maine resident Ben Parks-Stamm was a contestant on Jeopardy on Tuesday, March 6 — but sadly, he lost. The Princeton University graduate was tripped up in Final Jeopardy, when he did not know that the question to the final answer was “Who was Jack Kerouac?” The beat generation writer, of French-Canadian heritage, was a native […]

Feelin’ kinda bloggy.

  I like to think of myself as an early adopter, when it comes to blogs. After all, I started my first blog — before they were ever even called blogs — when I was 16 years old, in 1998, when the Internet was still new and exciting, and the term “social media” didn’t even […]