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Perseverance

I have been taking photos of this old building for many years. Each year I wonder, will it make it through another Maine winter?…

Where in Maine, Biddeford Maine, Down East Magazine

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from September’s, Biddeford picture.

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Leon Gorman 1934–2015

Like many in Maine, we were saddened to read of the September passing of Leon Gorman, grandson of L.L.Bean founder Leon Leonwood Bean and either president or chairman of the company for 46 years. Outside of L.L.Bean, Gorman was known for his charitable pursuits. For this remembrance, we turned to Gorman’s friend Mark Swann, executive director of Portland’s Preble Street resource center for homelessness, hunger, and poverty.

Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving, Recipes, Down East Magazine

The Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving Feast

Every family has their own Thanksgiving dinner traditions, but some common elements, like turkey, sweet potatoes, and a whole lot of butter, unite us all in mouthwatering anticipation. Larry Matthews, chef/owner of the iconic Back Bay Grill in Portland, likes to keep things simple and delicious, with dishes that allow for easy adjustment to accommodate a potentially increased guest list.

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Winnegance Bay

Benjamin Benoit, a photographer who grew up in Bath, and who is now based out of Manhattan Beach, California, sent us several photos from…