• Summer Session with George Kinghorn

    Fill The Steins’ “Summer Session” keeps on keepin’ on through the dog days of summer – here, we sit down with George Kinghorn, Director and Curator of the UMaine Museum of Art.

  • The original UMaine grocery store; Orono Thriftway

    Perhaps it is the peeling maroon paint or the sun-bleached yellow letters on the exterior. Maybe it is the broken tile floors or the aisles that are barely wide enough for a single cart to pass. Sitting prominently on Park Street for decades it is the quintessential college grocery store also like it came from a deleted scene in Animal House. Yes, there is only one food market that has been servicing stein fillers for decades, the one and only Orono Thirftway.

  • The Lo-Down: UMaine’s D’Lo Brown travels down the Road to WrestleMania

    In this edition of “The Lo-Down”, Fill The Steins rides along with UMaine alum D’Lo Brown on his very first Road to WrestleMania!

  • Do you remember the original Bear’s Den at UMaine?

    Some parts of college are pretty fuzzy for me. After more than a decade away plus some weekend choices that, in retrospect, might have been less-than-good for my brain cells, there are things that just aren’t going to stick. But I do remember one thing: the original Bear’s Den.

  • FTS Al Fresco: Ebenezer’s

    FTS Al Fresco takes a trip north and west of Portland to Lovell, where, near the border with New Hampshire, a beer-lover’s paradise awaits. What better place to Fill Your Stein?

Summer Session with George Kinghorn

Fill The Steins’ “Summer Session” keeps on keepin’ on through the dog days of summer – here, we sit down with George Kinghorn, Director and Curator of the UMaine Museum of Art.

The original UMaine grocery store; Orono Thriftway

Perhaps it is the peeling maroon paint or the sun-bleached yellow letters on the exterior. Maybe it is the broken tile floors or the aisles that are barely wide enough for a single cart to pass. Sitting prominently on Park Street for decades it is the quintessential college grocery store also like it came from a deleted scene in Animal House. Yes, there is only one food market that has been servicing stein fillers for decades, the one and only Orono Thirftway.

The Lo-Down: UMaine’s D’Lo Brown travels down the Road to WrestleMania

In this edition of “The Lo-Down”, Fill The Steins rides along with UMaine alum D’Lo Brown on his very first Road to WrestleMania!

Do you remember the original Bear’s Den at UMaine?

Some parts of college are pretty fuzzy for me. After more than a decade away plus some weekend choices that, in retrospect, might have been less-than-good for my brain cells, there are things that just aren’t going to stick. But I do remember one thing: the original Bear’s Den.

FTS Al Fresco: Ebenezer’s

FTS Al Fresco takes a trip north and west of Portland to Lovell, where, near the border with New Hampshire, a beer-lover’s paradise awaits. What better place to Fill Your Stein?

Come out of the closet; it’s ok to like the World Cup

In 2002 I explained away the huge bags under my eyes from those late night matches as allergies. In 2006 I used the excuse of regular afternoon physical therapy appointments to sneak home to watch the games. In 2010 I tactfully assembled a subgroup of coworkers and used the term “off-site meetings” to cover-up my true intentions. For 2014 I couldn’t take it anymore, I couldn’t keep my passion a secret, I came out of the closet and realized it’s ok to like the World Cup.

The Lo-Down: UMaine’s D’Lo Brown makes his Royal Rumble debut in 1998

Fill The Steins continues our look back at University of Maine alumnus D’Lo Brown’s greatest WWE matches. On tap today: the 1998 Royal Rumble!!!

After all these years, Pat’s Pizza still brings the goodness to Black Bear Nation

Fill The Steins continues our Classic UMaine Restaurants series with our profile of the classic-est of ‘em all, Pat’s Pizza in Orono!

We Remember UMaine’s Theater Director Dr. Sandra Hardy

Dr. Sandra Hardy, beloved director of the UMaine Theater Department, passed away on Thursday. We look back at her legacy and talk about the new scholarship established in her honor.

Do you remember the Pizza Dome in Old Town?

If you were lucky enough to have attended the University of Maine from the late 1970′s through the early 2000′s you may have had the chance to visit a truly unique dining experience known as the Pizza Dome.

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