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  1. Sunday, 7/13/14

    L.L.Bean Employees Hike in the “Crown Jewel” of Costa Rica

    In a lot of ways, L.L.Bean is synonymous with the state of Maine – from our flagship store on the Maine coast to our famous boots designed for New England duck hunting, to our flannel shirts and rugged outerwear designed for Maine winters. But it might surprise you to know just how far from Maine… More



  2. Thursday, 7/10/14

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! 1,800 Racers Run in the L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K

    Everybody knows that the Fourth of July ends with fireworks, but how do you get the day started? Here in Freeport, we started with the annual L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K, where 1,800 people kicked off their weekend with fresh air and exercise while they supported a good cause! The race kicked off at 7:30… More



  3. Thursday, 6/19/14

    Going Over the Edge for Rippleffect

    Chances are if you were in Portland on May 16 or 17, you spotted one or more of the 85 spirited adventurers rappelling down the side of the city’s tallest building, One City Center. In case you can’t guess why so many sane people would lower themselves down thirteen stories, we’ll fill you in –… More



  4. Monday, 6/9/14

    Kikkan Randall Visits Her Boots’ Hometown

    When cross-country skier Kikkan Randall became a testing and design partner with L.L.Bean, we welcomed her with a pair of custom L.L.Bean Boots. Thanks to Kikkan, those boots have been able to see the world – from the snow-capped slopes of Switzerland to her home state of Alaska, to Sochi, Russia.     This month, those… More



  5. Wednesday, 5/28/14

    Have You Tried Letterboxing?

    Have you ever heard of the ancient pastime of letterboxing? L.L.Bean employee Kathleen Stevens has. She’s been a letterboxer for eight years. A few months ago, she hosted her first letterboxing event at our flagship store here in Freeport, Maine. We asked Kathleen to fill us in on what her favorite hobby is all about.… More



  6. Thursday, 5/22/14

    L.L.Bean Team Finishes Third in 48th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

    2014 marked the 48th annual running of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, and L.L.Bean employees Dave Beahm and Andy McClelland finished third in the corporate class with a time of 2:27:09 – moving up from a fourth place finish last year. This annual race, held on the third Saturday of April every year, is the largest… More



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