Features

Stranded, Diane Cowan, Down East Magazine

Stranded

A brutal winter tests an icebound scientist’s survival skills — and her capacity for solitude.

Sea Smoke, Owls Head Harbor, Maine

Smoke on the Water

Cold air flowing over a warmer sea gives rise to Maine’s rarest — and most beautiful — type of fog. By Kim Ridley ’ve…

The Toymakers, Down East Magazine

The Toymakers

You think Santa’s busy? Meet Jim and Teresa England, who coax trains, trucks, and airplanes out of blocks of wood.

Christmas Trees, Magazine of Maine, Down East Magazine,

Family Trees

We asked readers and friends to share their traditions and stories about going out each winter in search of that perfect tree. Here are a few of our favorite responses, from across the generations.

Maine, Thanksgiving, Wine

The Best Thanksgiving Wines

Choosing Thanksgiving wines that will complement the food and please everyone can be tricky, says Back Bay Grill general manager Adrian Stratton. A good rule of thumb is to look for wines that balance acidity with big fruit flavor. Here are some of his favorites.

Down East Magazine

November 2015

The November issue of Down East is now available. See 10 Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving Recipes, plus the ancient art of gleaning, a Rockport restaurant tell-all, Maine made must-haves, and more!