Jones featured in WalletHub piece about best, worst places for Fourth of July celebrations
Nory Jones, a professor of management information systems at the University of Maine, was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of the WalletHub study “2019’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations.” “There are several unique and affordable July 4th celebrations in Maine. What makes each of these unique is the old-fashioned, small-town feel to them,” Jones said. She recommended the “very traditional and patriotic” parade in Bangor, followed by celebrations around town and fireworks over the Penobscot River in the evening. And Jones noted Eastport’s July Fourth celebration offers a great value since hotels, Airbnb’s and restaurants there are less expensive than in major cities. She said people can “make a nice vacation getaway of it” by visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park while they stay in Maine, and stopping in towns like Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Kennebunkport and others on their way home after the holiday.