We set out to explore the radical breadth of styles and flavors that makes Maine’s cider boomlet so much fun. Our search was fruitful.
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.
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.
Violinists are honoring Portland master luthier Jonathan Cooper with a tribute album.
In addition to 2015 Magazine of the Year, the Down East Magazine team brought home top honors for Magazine Writer of the Year, Magazine Photographer of the year, Overall Art Direction, and several other awards.
I just took these last week in Bristol Mills, Maine. Color was phenomenal. — Connie Cooper
My mother’s recipe — however, I added the chocolate chips!
Benjamin Benoit, a photographer who grew up in Bath, and who is now based out of Manhattan Beach, California, sent us several photos from…
Harvest technology has advanced over the last 75 years. Adolescent styles have certainly changed. But the autumn objective for many kids across Aroostook County is the same in 2015 as for these boys in October 1940.
The October issue is now on newsstands and in our store. The ultimate Maine fall foliage tour, Mill Town Millennials, Maine’s cold case squad, Portland’s Marshmallow Cart, Northwoods Gourmet Girl, and more.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from August’s, Cobbosseecontee Lake picture.