The biggest shows of the season at Rockland and Portland couldn’t be more different. Location: Portland Rockland
Where’s Cabot Cove?
You won’t find the hometown of TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher on any map of Maine except this one. A Down East guide to fictional landmarks. Image subjects: comic map of Maine showing Cabot Cove Location: Cabot Cove
Water Gardens of Wishing Well Farm
A lifelong fascination with water lilies is just on of the reasons a Smithfield man has built seven ponds in his backyard. Image subjects: waterlily pond with flowering water lilies Warren Balgooyen pond, wood bridge water lilies in pond Location: Smithfield
Taking care of emergencies in the wild is a whole different ball game from everyday first aid. Image subjects: wilderness first aid students and instructor Jon Tierney Jon Tierney in classroom setting
Cruising for Moose
If you ask my niece and nephew what they liked most about their first visit to Maine, I’m sure they’ll tell you about the evening we all went moosing.
Where in Maine?
One of the most unlikely roadside attractions in Maine is not far from Portland. Image subjects: Desert of Maine Location: Freeport
The Lost Village of Flagstaff
Fifty years after the creation of Flagstaff Lake, few remember the little North Woods town it flooded – or the mind-set that allowed it to happen. Image subjects: Flagstaff lake today town of Flagstaff before it was flooded by the power lake. mape of area around Flagstaff Lake clear cutting and excavation
Waves of Excitement
Rainy days can be the most memorable days of a Maine vacation if you only know where to go and what to do. Here are a slew of ideas for wet-weather fun. Image subjects: stormy sea Pretty Marsh with storm clouds storm surf
Exploring Somes Sound
Little wonder that yachtsmen are drawn here. From any vantage point, Maine’s only bona fide fjord is a spectacle. Image subjects: arial view of Somes Sound view of yacht in Somes Sound. shoreling, houses and sailboat yacht cruising on Sound arial view of summer house along Somes Sound Location: Somes
For the architect who designed this Rockport home, the artworks that would be arranged throughout the house were as important as the priceless water views the place would command. Image subjects: front hall and staircase of Rockport Harbor house Rockport Harbor house dining room Architect John Gillespie
South Solon’s Biggest Surprise
Nothing about the outside of the lowly, local meetinghouse even hints at what’s inside. Image subjects: South Solon Meetinghouse frescoes inside the South Solon Meetinghouse frescoes inside the South Solon Meetinghouse frescoes inside the South Solon Meetinghouse Location: South Solon
Around the World Again?
The Smith’s plan another sailing trip around the world.
Replica of the Continental Navy’s sloop ‘Providence’ to visit Castine.
Judith Bolduc’s business produces a full line of doggie duds or canine clothing. Image subjects: animals selecting cloths from closet
Klir Beck’s dioramas, once thought to be just part of the decor of the state house, are now recognized and appreciated as art.
The oldest social club in Maine may also be the oldest in the Country.
Dismantling Maine Yankee
As the nuclear power plant comes down, no one is gloating at its early demise. Image subjects: Containment structure at Maine Yankee nuclear power plant Location: Wiscasset
Summer isn’t complete without eating a lobster in the rough. There are doxens of lobster shacks along the coast. Here are a few. Image subjects: Trenton lobster pound
Ice Cream Deluxe
There is a rumor going around that Maine has the highest ice cream consumption per capita. If it isn’t true, it should be. Here is a list of ice cream parlors. Image subjects: Miss Plums ice cream parlor
Essential Maine Cookbooks
For those wanting to cook Maine-style, here is a list of Maine cook books.
Fresh From the Farm
Nothing’s better than getting fresh vegetables. Maine is full of farmers’ markets, but you need to know when and where.
Maine’s museums run the gamut. Here is a list of some of them.
The First Wyeth
The new biography of N.C. Wyeth is a great read even though Maine is largely missing.
Some good Eatin’
Lobster, fresh corn, and ice cream – these are the stuff of a Maine summer. Here are some tips on dining Down East.
By August, most of the garden tours have taken place, but there are still plenty of public gardens open for perusal.
One of the real pleasures of summertime, after being cooped up all winter, is to get out among the general public. Here is a list of ten of the best sport in Maine to observe the crowds.
Books reviewed here include: The reissue of “Oliver Wiswell” and “Captain Caution” by Kenneth Roberts; “E.B. White: The Emergence of an Essayist” by Robert L. Root, Jr. and “Lost Woods: The Discovery Writing of Rachel Carson” by Linda Lear.
Maine Art Trail
Seven art museums have banded together to create the Maine Art Trail.
Essential Maine Books
Here is a list of Maine books for your summertime reading.
North Woods Opportunity
Maine Sunday Telegram: More than 16 percent of the state has changed hands in only seven months. Location: Chesuncook Lake
Special five-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. Location: Barren MountainMonsonSlugundy Falls
Stink in Farmington
Sun Journal: As the cityscape spreads to the rural areas, non-farmers need to get used to the odor of manure. Location: Farmington
No Place Like Home
Journal Tribune: Moving away from Maine gives one a better appreciation of the slogan “the way life should be
Got a Light?
The Maine Maritime Museum offers a cruise that showcases fifteen lighthouses. Location: Bath
Climbing the Beehive
My wife and I thought conquering this little eminence at Acadia would be a walk in the Park. Location: Mount DesertAcadia National Park
Robinhood Free Meetinghouse
At this Georgetown church-turned-restaurant, people come to worship the flavors. Image subjects: Chef Michael Gagné in dining room of the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse Location: Georgetown
Fairs and festivals of all kinds provide the fun in Maine this month. Image subjects: Penobscot Theatre Company on stage.
Portland and the Prince
Photo of Prince Albert Edward in carriage during a visit to Portland in 1860. Location: Portland