LEWISTON — Boston magazine gave a nod to a Lewiston favorite this month in its food feature, “How to Eat Like a New Englander.”

If you want to road trip for a regional classic, the magazine encourages, head to Labadie’s Bakery for a whoopie pie.

“While its origins remain unclear — was it invented in the Pine Tree State, Pennsylvania, or elsewhere? — Mainers have officially claimed this dessert as their own,” Jenna Pelletier wrote in the dining guide feature. “This family-owned bakery has been whipping up the pillowy chocolate-cake-and-vanilla-cream sandwiches since 1925.”

Labadie’s is one of dozens of New England classics touted in the magazine’s August issue. Also mentioned: Wild blueberries in Kennebunk, The Clam Shack in Kennebunk and — though without mention of Lisbon — Moxie.

— Lindsay Tice

On the road again


In 2011, Paul Lauzier walked to Florida and back, a journey of some 3,031 miles.

He did it to raise awareness and money for mental illness after his 44-year-old daughter, Tina, took her life by jumping off the Casco Bay Bridge.

Lauzier, who is now in his 70s, will be tying on another pair of sneakers on Aug. 23 for a 200-mile walk in Lewiston — to raise awareness for ALS and money for his daughter, Lisa, who was diagnosed with the disease three years ago.

He plans to start at the corner of Sabattus and Orange streets — near St. Mary’s hospital — walk to East Avenue, to Lisbon Street, to Main Street and back to Sabattus. It’s a 3.75-mile loop that he’ll walk nearly 55 times to reach 200 miles.

He does not plan to sleep, but will walk six hours at a stretch, stopping for a half-hour, walking six, stopping for a half-hour, and six again, and on and on. He’ll eat along the way and he’s purchased a second pair of New Balance sneakers so he can occasionally change footwear.

He’ll also be using the walking stick he used on his Florida trip, which took 49 days to reach and 57 days to walk home. His effort raised about $15,000, which he donated for mental illness awareness and also for Alzheimer’s disease, which took his mother Ella, and for cancer research to combat a disease that took his first wife, Jeannine.


Lauzier anticipates the 200-mile walk will take about him about three and a half days, starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 23 and finishing up midday on Aug. 26.

Lisa’s birthday is Aug. 27 and he’d like to be able to give her the money he has raised to help buy a handicap van and perhaps make some mortgage payments.

Lauzier said he’s asking pledges of 25 cents per mile, but will take any donation to help his daughter. To pledge, call him at 207-513-0129.

— Judith Meyer

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