Mysteries of Maine
Ball lightning! Sea serpents! Ghosts! Buried treasure! Viking visitors! A vanished plane! An alien abduction! All that, and the world’s most famous dead dog. By: Rob Sneddon. Illustrations by: Dean MacAdam
Each of the four communities that make up the Boothbay peninsula is its own unique village. Yet one element unites them all. By: Joshua F. Moore
A new book by Nancy Griffin explores Mainers’ favorite indulgence.
Maine by the Numbers
If you’re thinking about relocating in Maine you should know that each of Maine’s sixteen counties has an identity of its own.
The former Pine Tree State Arboretum in Augusta has long been one of Maine’s best-kept secret sanctuaries — but that’s all about to change. By: Virginia Wright. Photography by: Alan Lavallee
Over ten years, Andres A. Verzosa, owner of Aucocisco Galleries, has created a thriving business while working to radically transform Portland’s arts scene. Photography by: Jeff Scher
Gorham at a Crossroads
Farm town? College town? Commuter town? One of Maine’s fastest growing communities faces a future filled with questions. By: Virginia Wright. Photography by: Dean Abramson
Why They Moved to Maine
Maine’s small cultural, environmental, and artistic institutions play an important role in attracting the best and the brightest to the Pine Tree State. Just ask these six “Mainers by choice.” By: Edgar Allen Beem. Photography by: Mark Fleming
The Axeman Cometh
Literary logger John S. Springer was, in many ways, the opposite of his contemporary, Henry David Thoreau. It’s a shame the two authors never met. By: Wayne Curtis
Where in Maine?
Have you ever cruised this coastal river? Photography by: Alan Lavallee
Proof Is in the Pizza (Box)
Take 2 Dough Productions (79 Emery St., Suite B, Sanford, 207-490-6502, www.take2dough.com) makes a delicious organic frozen dough ball that comes in white, whole wheat, and multigrain. As the dough thaws and the yeast proofs, the container expands until a notch indicates that the dough is fully proofed. Find the 14”-16” dough balls at Whole Foods and select other stores in Maine.
Letters to the Editor
Read what our readers have to say about Maine. Photography by: Sue Anne Hodges
A Mainer pays tribute to lilacs’ enduring resilience. By: Ken Textor
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Maine Turnpike Authority moves in mysterious ways. By: Colin Woodard
The Home Plate
Brian’s Bistro in Rumford features great food and familiar faces. By: Monica Wood. Photography by: Hannah Welling
The Poacher’s Son. By: Paul Doiron
There’s a new toy in town — and it’s not just for the kids. Alphabetown (www.alphabetown.com), created by two freelance graphic designers from Camden, consists of images of individual letters found on signs from Boothbay to Belfast. The set ($24.99 for twenty-seven 4”x 6” cards) comes in a muslin bag, and is perfect for a letter-learning toddler. Buy the whole set, individual letters, or a full alphabet poster via the online store or at more than a dozen retailers across Maine.
North by East
Shirtless in southern Maine, from Monticello to Mickey Mouse, and more.
Timing was critical for air patrols of Acadia during World War II. By: Joshua F. Moore
The Maine Viewpoint
Editorial opinions from across the state.