• Fill The Steins stands and drinks a toast to John Winkin

    In the wake of John Winkin’s passing, Fill The Steins’ Brian MacLeod remembers the legendary coach and his last great UMaine baseball team.

  • Ryan Lomberg’s exit is best for both the player and UMaine

    Fill The Steins explores why Ryan Lomberg’s departure from the University of Maine is the best possible outcome for all parties.

  • Getting to know UMaine’s New President, Dr. Susan Hunter

    While she is new to the position, Dr. Susan Hunter is anything but new to the UMaine System. Starting off as an assistant professor almost 30 years ago, she has worked in about every corner of the Orono campus on her way to the President’s House. In addition, she has spent the last year working as Vice Chancellor for the UMaine system making the transition into leading the state’s flagship university a bit easier. Fill The Steins is happy to sit down with Dr. Hunter and learn about her plans for leading the school, or favorite parts of working in Orono, and how she likes to fill her stein while not on the clock.

  • FTS Al Fresco: The Thirsty Pig

    Fill The Steins continues its Al Fresco series back in Portland at The Thirsty Pig, where sausages and Maine beers make a tucked-away deck even better.

  • 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.

Fill The Steins stands and drinks a toast to John Winkin

In the wake of John Winkin’s passing, Fill The Steins’ Brian MacLeod remembers the legendary coach and his last great UMaine baseball team.

Ryan Lomberg’s exit is best for both the player and UMaine

Fill The Steins explores why Ryan Lomberg’s departure from the University of Maine is the best possible outcome for all parties.

Getting to know UMaine’s New President, Dr. Susan Hunter

While she is new to the position, Dr. Susan Hunter is anything but new to the UMaine System. Starting off as an assistant professor almost 30 years ago, she has worked in about every corner of the Orono campus on her way to the President’s House. In addition, she has spent the last year working as Vice Chancellor for the UMaine system making the transition into leading the state’s flagship university a bit easier. Fill The Steins is happy to sit down with Dr. Hunter and learn about her plans for leading the school, or favorite parts of working in Orono, and how she likes to fill her stein while not on the clock.

FTS Al Fresco: The Thirsty Pig

Fill The Steins continues its Al Fresco series back in Portland at The Thirsty Pig, where sausages and Maine beers make a tucked-away deck even better.

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.

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