Monthly Archives: March 2013

  1. Friday, 3/29/13

    Celebrate “Take a Walk in the Park Day” with ParkFinder

    Pack the picnic basket, lace up your sneakers and get ready to enjoy some fresh air – March 30 is officially “Take a Walk in the Park Day,” a time to enjoy spring’s beginnings in your local green space. What’s so great about a park? A recent study suggests you can ease brain fatigue and… More

  2. Thursday, 3/28/13

    Straight from the L.L.Bean Home Store: Meet the Artist Behind The Potter’s House

    Our L.L.Bean Home store in Freeport is filled with unique, Maine-made treasures from local craftsmen. In honor of National Craft Month, we spoke to Mary Kay Spencer, the artist behind The Potter’s House, a collection of handthrown and handpainted pottery available in our store. Mary Kay has always loved using clay. In college she minored… More

  3. Friday, 3/22/13

    The Sweetest Day of the Year

    It’s time for pancake lovers’ favorite day of the year; this Sunday marks the 30th annual celebration of Maine Maple Sunday. Around here, one of the first signs that spring is on the way is the appearance of sap buckets on maple trees. For backyard hobbyists, small family farms or major producers with tens of… More

  4. Friday, 3/15/13

    I Dream of Fishing

    Meet Mac M. To say that Mac loves fishing is an understatement. L.L.Bean’s public relations expert on all things “outdoors,” Mac is a seasoned professional and a longtime outdoor enthusiast – particularly when it comes to rod and reel. In fact, former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently recognized Mac’s passion and wealth of… More

  5. Thursday, 3/14/13

    Gems from the Trail: a Look at Nordic Skiing with Zach Stegeman

    Nordic skiing has been a part of the L.L.Bean story since the beginning, and with a century of Maine winters behind us, we have many reasons to embrace it. Some are practical (blizzard driving just isn’t an option), and some recreational: exploring the outdoors, escaping the day-to-day routine and enjoying great exercise to boot. That’s… More

  6. Thursday, 3/7/13

    Simon Beck and the Art of Snow

    We’ve always known that the sport of snowshoeing is one of the best ways to exercise in the winter, but what we didn’t know until recently is that snowshoeing is also one of the best ways to create art.     Snowshoe artist Simon Beck has turned a winter sport into an artistic endeavor – one that… More

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