The Excitement Indoors
All year long, Maine’s lively cultural scene offers concerts, shows, classes, and programs of every kind. Image subjects: audience at symphony
Looking for authentic old doorknobs or a proper antique sink? Look no further than Decorum, a one-of-a-kind emporium in Portland. Image subjects: Decorum’s Nick Harding sinks and tub at Decorum knobs and drawer pulls at Decorum lighting fixtures at Decorum knobs at Decorum Location: Portland
The House on Howe Hill
With care and style, a Maine couple has turned a local landmark into a model of what a classic old farmhouse can become. Image subjects: exterior of the Howe Farm kitchen and dining area of the Howe Farm bathroom in the Howe Farm Location: Camden
When he isn’t helping clients rediscover the original bearty of their vintage homes, Les Fossel, of Restoration Resources in Alna is on the lookout for fine old Maine houses in need of new owners. Image subjects: Les Fossel standing infront of the Old Lincoln Tavern building fossel outside house in winter
Maine has some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the East.
The Porcupine House
That’s what everyone in town was calling the dilapidated, hedgehog-infested farmstead that Priscilla and Dick Larouse discovered in western maine. Today, the restored 1830’s cape is a source of local pride. Image subjects: Dick and Priscilla Larose at their dining room table exterior view of the restored
Roses for a Maine Garden
The antique-looking blooms that fill Ben Kirkland’s garden in Edgecomb are actually modern shrub roses that blossom all summer long and can dependably make it through a Maine winter. Image subjects: Ben Kirkland in his rose garden roses David Austin roses Location: Edgecomb
From Carriage House to Cottage
Converting a historically significant horse barn into a summer house posed a unique challenge. Image subjects: exterior of converted barn living room of converted barn kitchen of converted barn dining room of converted barn Location: Bass Harbor
For Maine residents of every age, the state’s parks and preserves provide world-class recreation year-round. Image subjects: shoreline in Acadia National Park
Spring Boat Shows
Two boat shows will be held in Portland during the same weekend in March. Location: Portland
Testing the Waters
Young America, Maine based challenge for the America’s Cup, is testing the waters off Aukland, New Zealand.
In Name Only
A fight over the moniker “midcoast” ends with it back under the control of the Rockland Chamber of Commerce.
Saving the Salmon
State organizations plan to sue the federal government for failing to place the Atlantic salmon under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
Wizard of Milbridge
The Milbridge movie house is one of the few theaters in this part of the world that still has the old projection equipment needed to show old movies. Location: Milbridge
For a state that claims to want to attract more retirees, Maine’s tax bill is a mite high.
Humorous note that one article in the November issue suggested that only folks from away would search for “the best” of anything while another article in the same issue was titled “Maine’s Best Pizza.
Helen Jewett’s murder riveted the nation in 1836, but appalled her Maine hometown.
New Learning Opportunities
Retiring in Maine can provide a chance to master all sorts of new skills and subjects. Image subjects: Colby College campus retirees at a garden center
The Truth About Maine Weather
Except in certain pockets, it’s a lot more moderate than the national weather forecasters make out. Image subjects: retired couple on a hike during autumn
Quality Medical Care
Maine’s hospitals by and large still offer the kind of personalized care that has vanished at many huge medical facilities elsewhere.
Kennebec Journal: The Bell Atlantic phone directory for Waterville pictures skiing scenes on the cover suggesting that company officials have not traveled north of Portland.
Many Mainers still see no reason to lock their doors.
Bangor Daily: Maine in 1997 had the lowest infant mortality rate in the nation.
Most motoring in Maine is over lightly traveled two-lane highways – not a confusing maze of Interstates.
One of the handiest ways of getting to know a Maine community is through the local newsspaper. Listed here are the papers of Maine, their rates, and how to contact them.
For More Information
An enormous amount of handy info is free for the clicking on the internet.
Happily Off the Beaten Path
The Maine towns that retirees are settling in aren’t just the famous coastal resorts. Image subjects: Bob and Jan Marville at table Elvira Bass at table Libby Darlington at table Location: Blue HillFarmingtonPenobscot
Casco Bay Weekly: Why is it that neighboring towns don’t think they have a homeless problem? Location: Portland
Jet Ski Bans
TImes Record: New laws regulating jet skis in Maine took effect in July 1998. Folks are already asking for an expansion of the laws.
Talking in the Library
Portland Pubilc Library begins a series of book discussions featuring authors like Lois Lowry. Location: Portland
Rockland is indeed a global village. At the Penobscot School you may folks speaking French, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese. Location: Rockland
Retirement Communities of Maine
Looking to live on your own but without the hassles of cooking, cloeaning, or shoveling snow? Congregate retirement communities are multiplying across the state.
Maine at a Glance
From average temps to head counts to crime rates – a brief, by-the-numbers look at the counties and communities of Maine.
For the tastiest ribs north of the Piscataqua, find this eatery on Munjoy Hill. Image subjects: Schyla St. Laurent at table of her Uncle Billy’s restaurant Location: Portland
Plays, concerts, a bonspiel, and a flower show keep the month lively. Image subjects: pig on ice
York Tea Party
1899 photo of a York garden party hosted by Mary Sowles Perkins. Location: York