June 2009




How Sears Island Was Saved

In January the governor signed an agreement, balancing conservation with commerce, into law. By: Jeff Clark

Always Sunny

Unlike other camps for sick kids, a year-round retreat in Casco aims to address the impact on the entire family. By: Cynthia Anderson

What the Indians Ate

How did aboriginal Native Americans — the Wabanakis — feed themselves?

Rent a Dream

A Maine family built the vacation hone they’d always wanted — then put it to work. By: Meadow Rue Merrill

I Grew Up in a Jailhouse

Mary Knox Wells spent her childhood living among the prisoners of Waldo County. By: Victoria Doudera

Buried Treasures

The rush to find precious gems is back on in Maine. By: Virginia Wright


Where in Maine?

Ever been to this Midcoast island that’s seen its fair share of drama Photography by: Dean Abramson

Editor’s Note:

Editor in Chief Paul Doiron on Sears Island and the annual Down East Environmental Award. By: Paul Doiron

North By East

Why is country and western Mainers’ favorite music?

A Down East Beach Draws National Attention

A lovely Maine beach draws some surprising national attention.

Community- Supported Flounder

Now Maine fishermen are getting into the eat-local biz.

Nintendo Nation

Every June, indoor gamers descend on South Portland.

Predator vs. Predator

Want to pick a fight with hunters? Mention coyotes. By: Roberta Scruggs

Casa Novéllo, Westbrook

Westbrook’s Casa Novéllo offers a respite for world-weary diners looking for filling food. By: Michaela Cavallaro. Photography by: Hannah Welling

What Scares Stephen King?

An unauthorized new biography fails to explain what makes the master of horror tick. By: Elizabeth Hand

Posh Playhouses

Maine-made wooden playhouses offer a new summer home — for tots.

Dad’s Old Town

The process took longer than planned, but restoring my father’s prized canoe was a final act of love. By: Rosemary Herbert

Artistic Apology

A Biddeford Pool party was an opportunity to clown around in 1917. By: Joshua F. Moore

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