Summering at Prouts Neck
If Winslow Homer were to return today, he’d certainly recognize his corner of Maine – and perhaps even a few of the people living there. Image subjects: granit cliffs on coast Winslow Homer’s studio House and old car shingle cottage at Prouts Neck beach at Prouts Neck picnic on the rocks granite rocks
A Thousand Points of Light
Fireflies add magic to a midsummer night in Maine, but do you have any ideay why they flash their beacons? Image subjects: fireflies over a lake at night
Why Is This Woman Smiling?
Marilyn Moss has seen her state-of-the-art display-making business grow at 50 percent a year and expand from the coast of Maine to the heart of Germany. Image subjects: Marilyn Moss Marilyn Moss employees at Moss working on displays Location: Belfast
The Land Called Whitefield
Astride the rolling plains between Waldoboro and Augusta is a farming community quite unlike any other. Image subjects: Tibbetts farm in Whitefield Dairy cows at the Tibbetts farm in Whitefield cows crossing road Barry Tibbitts and wife Elaine with their four kids tractor next to barn Natasha Mayers
Cascades of Color
In creating a showy garden that echoes the hues of a nearby meadow, a Brunswick gardener has mastered two challenges: bright colors and a steep hillside. Image subjects: hillside garden of flowers flower garden flower garden Location: Brunswick
The Case of the Vanishing Room
Recognize this historic Maine room? Thousands of visited last year while attending the MADA Antiques Show. Image subjects: Dealer’s booth at the MADA Antiques Show Dealer’s booth at the MADA Antiques Show Dealer’s booth at the MADA Antiques Show Dealer’s booth at the MADA Antiques Show
Going Whole Hog on Hog Island
At the famous nature camp, I thought I’d just find out about birds and wildflowers, but I ended up learning a thing or two about Maine and myself. Image subjects: camp from the water studying plant life in the woods arriving at the dock outdoor lecture at the camp attending a bird lecture canoeing on
Miss Dillon’s Dream
Although building a summer theater in the woods was the brainchild of a long-gone Lake Region cottager, it’s a notion that has been embraced by the surrounding towns. Image subjects: The Deertree Theater Inside the Deertree Theater Location: Harrison
In a simple house she dubbed “a small pleasure” in Northeast Harbor, one of the century’s most brilliant writers lived in almost complete obscurity for thirty-seven years. Image subjects: house of Marguerite Yourcenar Marguerite Yourcenar’s desk Marguerite Yourcenar’s kitchen Marguerite Yourcenar’s bedroom
Twig’s Bigger Boat
Nigel “Twig” Bower and his wife Bonnie will replace their sloop ‘Shantih II’ with a 52 foot Alden to be named ‘Elissa’.
Out of Arundel
Rich Woodman’s new boat will be from the same form as Herreshoff’s famous ‘Mobjack’.
A Vision of Maine
Gifted Maine author Gladys Hasty Carroll died at ninety-one.
How Dry We Aren’t
Hard pressed to name a town in Maine that is still dry.
When it comes to fishing, Maine’s loons would like to get the lead (sinkers) out.
A little radio station Down East both reflects its community and creats it. Location: Orland
It is no picnic living with Henry after your article.
May ‘Where in Maine?’
Identify the May ‘Where in Maine?’ photo as a view of the Livermore Falls across the Androscoggin River from Jay. Location: JayLivermore Falls
Mountains Made Easy
List of ten peaks that reward fairly easy climbs with fantastic vistas.
Nature Preserve Trails
Some top nature preserves in the state where you’ll find top spots for seeing birds.
Many snowmobile trails are suitable for mountain biking.
Here are some air services that offer the sightseeing public flights-seeing trips.
Public Reserve Lands
If Maine’s state parks get too crowded, try visiting one of these public lands.
Maine Island Trail
Some of Maine’s best wilderness trails are on the islands off the coast.
Maine’s high tides produce some interesting reversing falls.
Pick A Park
Maine’s state parks offer some outstanding scenery. Image subjects: Mount Blue State Park swimming area
Can You Canoe?
Following canoe trips offer some of the best paddling Maine has to offer.
Make Your Own Postcards
List of favorite Maine subjects for all visiting shutterbugs.
List of Maine waterfalls. Image subjects: Poplar Stream Falls
Call a local chamber of commerce to find a Maine Guide in a paticular region.
Maine’s white-water rafting business has grown into a multi-million dollar business.
A Wealth of Riches
A Maine classic and its two sequels by Louise Dickinson Rich are back in print.
Sand and Sun
All of Maine’s sandy beaches aren’t in Southern Maine. They can be found all along the coast if you know where to look.
Books reviewed include: “The National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England” by Peter Alden and Brian Cassie, “Maine Amphibians and Reptiles” by Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.; Aram J.K. Calhoun and Mark McCollough and “Roadside Geology of Maine” by D.W. Caldwell.
Where to go to improve your odds of seeing a moose in the wild. Image subjects: moose standing in shallow water
Light on Litigation
Times Record: Maine rates second from the bottom when it comes to it’s citizens filing civil law suits.
Kennebec Journal: There is no need to stop at restaurants. The dangers of smoking are well-known as is the fact that second-hand smoking is a significant public health hazard.
Journal Tribune: The Biddeford Downtown Development Commission proposes establishing an open air market on weekends. Location: Biddeford
Maine Sunday Telegram: Maine ahead of other states when it comes to interest in global climate change.
Merryspring Park is a horticultural delight that sits just off Route 1 in Camden. Location: Camden
Learning the Good Life
The Good Life Center carries on the tradition of hosting interesting speakers to talk with friends and neighbors during the summer at the Nearing farm. Location: Harborside
Whether impersonating FDR or skinny-dipping in the bay, my grandfather was a charmer. Location: Hendricks BayBlue Hill
In the height of summer some Mainers nip into Bar Harbor just to dine at this restaurant. Image subjects: Tom Karinke at bar of Porcupine Grill. Location: Bar Harbor
Art shows and garden tours make for a lively month in the Pine Tree State.
Early photograph of Mrs. Alvin F. Sortwell, her son Edward and a friend. Location: Wiscasset