April 2003



The Forgotten Shrine

A marble-walled, sun lit chamber where Poland Spring water actually bubbles up from the ground Location: Poland Spring

  • By: Winnie White
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Where In Maine?

Photo of the retro bathhouse at Reid State Park Location: GeorgetownReid State Park

  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Ultimate Maine Golf

A Chris Van Dusen cartoon depicting a mythical golf course of Maine icons

  • Photography by: Chris Van Dusen

Oh, What They Did To Me!

The full regimen of treatments available at a brand new spa. Location: OgunquitBald Head Cliff

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Randy Ury


Location: Biddeford Pool

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

50 Adventures in Maine

.A large assortment of activities for all ages.

  • By: Powell Boyer
  • Photography by: Jerry Monkman
  • and Marcy Monkman

Beginning to Understand Jonesport

The coastal community of Jonesport where beauty is as honest and unselfconscious as you are likely to find anywhere in Maine. Location: JonesportBeals IslandGreat Wass Island

  • By: Wayne Curtis
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Franklin and Eleanor in Maine

Recounting a number of the former first family’s visits to Maine and their home at Campobello. Includes several vintage photos. Location: Campobello,YorkRockland, EastportSouthwest Harbor

  • By: Jonas Klein

Picnicking With the Kiln Gods

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts has established itself as one of the premiere residency programs for professional ceramic artists in the U.S. Location: Newcastle

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Britta-Lena Lasko

Taking the Long View

A North Woods victorian turned Inn with panoramic views, chamber music and a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America Location: Greenville

  • By: Wayne Curtis
  • Photography by: Greg Morley

Best Bargain on Casco Bay

A no-frills cruise from Portland harbor that stops at several islands while delivering mail. Location: PortlandCasco Bay

  • By: Meadow Rue Merrill
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton


Chop and Roll

two types of waves that mariners may face.

  • By: Ken Textor

Hunter Sloops

Cruising the Maine coast with a flotilla of what has been called the Chevy of modern sailboats. Location: GeorgetownLong IslandCasco Bay

  • By: Ken Textor

Morris’ New Powerboats

Morris Yacht’s of Bass Harbor has given in to the public’s seemingly insatiable desire for expensive powerboats. Location: Bass Harbor

  • By: Ken Textor

City of Lights

Portland joins the fad for placing numerous fiberglas “city mascots” on display . Photo of Portland Head light in Cape Elizabeth Location: Portland

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

One Mainer to Another

Humorous quote about the cat population of Maine in 1939

  • By: Edwin Valentine Mitchell

Quiet Patriotism

Only Maine and Massachusetts celebrate the holiday of Patiot’s Day.

Bikers Aid

Touring Maine on two wheels has become easier due to a new map plus a booklet with cyclist info.

  • Photography by: Randy Ury

Cussedly Contrary

While many northern states are experiencing out moves, Maine is seeing just the opposite.

Rolling Village

A newsy website has been created that chronicles the folks who ride the rails between Portland and Boston Location: PortlandBoston

Where Do You Get Off?

Chart showing exit by exit traffic numbers for two months in 2002

The Difference Between Day and Night

Humorous comparison of day and night activites in Portland’s Old Port waterfront district Location: Portland

Going to the Dogs

Slugger, the Sea Dog mascot has a new uniform. Includes a list of Sea Dog home games.

Service Stations

The disappearing full-service gasoline station.

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Upgrading the Turnpike

The future of motoring in Maine may well include more toll roads rather than fewer.

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Natural Remedy

A reader comments on Maine’s coyote population problem.

  • By: Michael R. Davidson

Not Even Close

A correction to the Feb ’03 article concerning the number of hospital beds at EMMC. Location: Bangor

  • By: Jill McDonald

laptop Experience

A Teacher’s comments about the value of Maine’s laptop computer program for 7th graders. Location: Oakland

  • By: Michael J. Denis

Perfect Pitch

Two new collections of short stories capture the voices of today’s Maine with searing accuracy. Location: Point Allison

  • By: Paul Doiron

Getting Outdoors

A guide to state parks, city parks, public lands, and island walks for the summer of 2003.

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Billboard law

Portland Press Herald article about a proposal to ban certain types of highway signs.

A Giant Stumbles

Bangor Daily News article about the closing of two paper mills in Northern Maine. Location: MillinocketEast Millinocket

  • Photography by: Steve Meyers

Canada or Bust

What you need to cross the border between Maine and Canada.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

The Other Maine

Humorous take on the radically different sets of demographics across Maine

  • By: Al Diamon
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Happy Trails

New developments in the work towards creating a walking and biking trail up the East Coast.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Still No Dice

Kennebec Journal article about the push by special interest groups to bring casino gambling to Maine

The Souvenir

Author’s reminiscence about a summer at camp and a frenzy of old furniture buying. Location: Camp SearsmontLawry Pond

  • By: Murray Osborn


A southern Maine landmark which is routinely named one of the best restaurants in America Location: Ogunquit

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

Summer Highlights

A Preview of events for the 2003 vacation season.

Wheeling in L-A

vintage photo of the Lewiston Auburn Wheel Club, including a few high wheelers. Location: Lewiston-Auburn

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward

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